If you are a photographer or a designer, and you are looking for a budget PC, you should definitely check this list featuring the cheapest laptops for photoshop image editing.
It is fairly easy to choose a laptop if you work with image edition as these types of laptops tend not to require a lot of processing capacity, so, from one hand you have a very wide range of options in terms of hardware and performance, and on the other hand, you can find a get a machine that will fit your requirements even if you are on a really tight budget.
Requirements on Laptops for Photoshop
If you buy a laptop released in 2015 onwards odds are that it will have the minimum requirements to run Photoshop. Just please try to avoid Chromebooks or Cloudbooks, since they have very little storage capacity, and it will be quite problematic to run Adobe Photoshop on it and still stash all the files you will be working on with their limited storage capacity.
Ideally, buying a laptop running Windows 8 and up with at least 250GB of hard drive (or solid state drive, it doesn’t matter) will be enough to install and run Photoshop without a lot of worries. Even if you can run it with just 4GB of RAM, I would advise you to go for 6GB or more.
One of the most important points when you are buying a laptop to deal with photo edition is to have a decent screen. Considering this scenario, you should opt for at least a 15-inch screen laptop, but ideally, a 17-inch one would be excellent. It is important that it has a full HD (1080p) resolution at least, but most of the laptops releases since last year are already full HD.
Now, let’s check some laptop models that might fit to your needs, I will be listing 3 models which I consider suitable on Amazon.com and 3 on Amazon.co.uk, so you can chose them depending on your location.
Cheapest Laptops for Photoshop Image Editing On Amazon (US)
HP Pavilion 17z 17.3-inch AMD A6-6310 6GB
Processor: AMD A6-6310 Quad Core Processor (2GB Cache, 1.8MHz-2.4MHz) 15W
RAM: 6GB DDR3L 1600MHz | Hard Drive: 1TB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive
Optical Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW Dual Layer | Operating System: Windows 10 x64
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R4 Graphics | Display: 17.3-inch HD+ Display (1600 x 900)
Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7100 Laptop Notebook
AMD Quad-Core A8-6410 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon R5 graphics
17.3″ LED-backlit TFT high-definition widescreen display
6GB DDR3 Memory / 750GB HD / DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
HD Webcam & Microphone / 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Windows 8.1 64-bit / Jet black
Dell Inspiron 17.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Core 5th Generation i5-5200U, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Drive, Windows 8 Professional)
5th Generation Intel® CoreTM i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
17.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 900) Truelife LED-Backlit Non-touch Display
8GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (8GBx1), Intel® HD Graphics 5500
1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive, Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Windows 7 Professional English 64bit (includes Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit License and Media)
Cheapest Laptops for Photoshop Image Editing On Amazon.co.uk (UK and Europe)
Acer Aspire E5-772 17.3-Inch Laptop Notebook
Vivid interior colours and fine textile pattern are enjoyable to the eye and pleasant to touch while edge highlights emphasise the stylish design
Acer TrueHarmony delivers more lifelike and richer audio while Skype-certified components deliver crystal clear, instant communication and uninterrupted audio and video
Better, faster wireless networking, greatly improved touchpad usability, and increased data storage size and speed
Toshiba C70D-C-11V Satellite 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black) – (AMD A4-7210, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVD, Windows 10)
HP Laptop – 17-P100NA (N7K06EA) – 17.3″ Display
AMD Quad-Core A6-6310 APU with Radeon R4 Graphics (2.4 GHz, 2 MB cache)
Windows 10 Home 64
8 GB DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
43.9 cm (17.3″) diagonal HD+ BrightView WLED-backlit (1600 x 900)
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