What laptop is the best for designers?

almost 9 years ago from Michael Ninh, Designer @ Smoocer

  • Abhishek SureshAbhishek Suresh, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    I have a Windows 8.1 running Asus Laptop (I tend to play a lot of games and LAN parties) I have Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and Balsamiq for quick wireframing. I am comfortable with it as it gets the job done. It also has a touch screen which makes it better for demonstrations. (http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_ZENBOOK_Touch_UX31A/)

    However, My vote and my suggestion is a MacBook Pro. Reason being: The OS itself is more beautiful than Windows. The little details like hovers, shadows, blurs, animations, colors, etc. heighten your sense of designing. Its more of a passive effect which I believe counts a lot while designing.

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    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 9 years ago

      Ignoring the aesthetics I just find OSX to be more productive out of the box in regards to window management (haha), and available apps.

      Add BetterTouchTool and Moom and it blows Windows out of the water. Windows 8 does have that nice app pinning feature.

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      • Abhishek SureshAbhishek Suresh, almost 9 years ago

        True that, the window management in windows 8.1 is quite weird. However since I have familiarized myself more on Windows, as I help build enterprise applications on that. My productivity tends to be better on windows and I think thats only because I have familiarized myself well with it, created my own shortcuts and customized it using shell commands and stuff. If I continuously use a mac for a few months, I guess I wouldn't turn back (Except for the gaming part)

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        • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 9 years ago

          Gaming on my iMac is fantastic.

          I install more casual games like Civ 5 or RTS games on the OSX side, and play FPS and action games (or performance heavy games like Kerbal Space Program) on my bootcamped Windows side and it runs like butter.

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