The best laptops for Photoshop

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The best laptops for Photoshop need to be able to power through the more power-hungry GPU-accelerate features in Adobe's software while providing colour-accurate displays that allow you to see your photos, designs or digital art as they really look. However, different users will have varying priorities in terms of portability, screen size and budget.

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Apple MacBook Air 15 test results
AttributesNotesRating
Design and buildIt's a MacBook, so it looks great.★★★★★
PerformanceThe M3 chip provided great processing and graphic performance for Photoshop in our tests★★★★★
DisplayClear and bright, we're big fans★★★★
PricingThere cheaper laptops for Photoshop, but this is well priced for a MacBook★★★★
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Asus ProArt Studiobook OLED test results
AttributesNotesRating
Design and buildPremium build with useful features.★★★★★
PerformanceFaultless performance even for things much more demanding than Photoshop.★★★★
DisplayGreat touchscreen with excellent colour coverage.★★★★★
PricingIt's very expensive.★★★
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Apple MacBook Pro 16 (M3 Pro) test results
AttributesNotesRating
Design and buildPremium Apple quality.★★★★★
PerformanceLots of power for demanding workflows beyond Photoshop.★★★★★
DisplayThe biggest and best screen on a MacBook.★★★★★
PricingMore expensive than necessary for Photoshop.★★★
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Asus Vivobook Pro 16 test results
AttributesNotesRating
Design and buildslim build with a premium feel.★★★★★
PerformanceExcellent performance for this price.★★★★
DisplayGood enough colour coverage for most users that have very specific needs.★★★★
PricingVery well priced for these specs.★★★★★
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Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED test results
AttributesNotesRating
Design and buildIncredibly light and compact.★★★★★
PerformanceSolid all-round performance but no dedicated GPU.★★★★
DisplayGreat colour coverage and accuracy.★★★★★
PricingMore expensive than the base MacBook Air 15.★★★