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4 best laptops for web designers

A vast majority of business people today are shifting to mobile hardware. Most people prefer portability and this is why laptops are getting more powerful.

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Web development has certainly evolved throughout the years, along with the technology. Today, it consists of a variety of tasks, divided into front-end and back-end development. Back-end developers deal with the essential aspects of the web that you don’t see, such as databases and servers. Front-end developers work on tasks that are more visible, like web design. Their work is generally in Photoshop, but also includes coding knowledge in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

Every web developer’s main asset is a high-quality laptop. It has to be capable of the tasks that they are working on. Here are 4 of our favorite laptops for web and logo designers all alike.

HP 15-ay018nr

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The HP 15-ay018nr is a great and affordable laptop for web design. It has a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U processor and 8 GB DDR3L RAM. The hard drive is a 256 GB M.2 SSD. The display is a 15.6 IPS WLED 1920 x 1080 FHD. It includes an HD Graphics 520 card that has up to 4 GB of dedicated memory. It also has an SD card reader, as well as a DVD burner. There are two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, an RJ-45 port, and an HDMI port. Finally, the battery life lasts up to 6 hours.

This laptop is more suited for programming than design and as such is aimed towards back-end developers since it lacks a discrete graphics card making it unusable for gaming as well. Also, a small capacity SSD is nowhere near enough for storing a lot of PSD files.

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro Ux501VW

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If you are looking for a laptop that offers portability without diminishing the performance, then the  ASUS ZenBook Pro Ux501VW is the laptop for you. It has a great 4k 15.6-inch display, which makes web design easier with its level of detail. Inside the thin case, you will find a 2.6 GHz 6th Gen Core i7-6700HQ processor. The image is output by a NVIDIA GTX 960M GPU which makes this a very powerful laptop.

The only thing that might disappoint is the 512 GB SSD, while it is blazingly fast, it is nowhere enough for storing a lot of graphic files so you’ll need to revert to using external storage.

 

Apple MacBook Pro MlH42LL/A

Apple MacBook Pro MlH42LL/A

One of the best choices on the market is definitely the Apple MacBook Pro. According to the advice of a freelance web designer, this laptop will certainly satisfy your needs with its amazing display and powerful operating system. The screen is 15.4 inches, with a resolution of 2880 x 1800, and it’s LED-backlit with Retina Display. It’s a sharp screen with perfect contrast and bright colors. A great feature of this laptop is the

A great feature of this laptop is the Touch Bar, which is highly customizable and adaptive. It has a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, a 512 GB SSD hard drive, and 16 GB LPDDR3 memory. Along the edge are four Thunderbolt 3 ports. Finally, it’s a very light laptop, weighing in at only 4 pounds.

 

Microsoft Surface Book

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Despite having a somewhat small screen and a high price, the Microsoft Surface Book is a powerful laptop. While it’s 13.5” 3:2 screen might seem small at first, it has an astonishing resolution of 3000 by 2000 pixels and an amazing image quality.

The beating heart of the strongest Surface Book is a Core i7-6600U CPU. It also has 16 GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB SSD. The image is processed by the GTX 965M GPU. One of the selling points of this laptop is its battery, an updated 2016 version has a battery life of up to 19 hours, almost 50% more than the MacBook Pro.

A vast majority of business people today are shifting to mobile hardware. Most people prefer portability and this is why laptops are getting more and more powerful. Freelancers especially benefit from mobile hardware as they aren’t bound to a workplace and can carry their work with them easily.

Blake is a content marketing expert and a tech aficionado. He spends most of his day in front of a computer.

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