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The best cheap graphic design laptops mainly belong to mid-size category and deliver decent performance in carrying out demanding tasks. The screen size in the topmost cheap graphic design laptops can range from 14 inch to 17 inch owning wide viewing angles and depicting rich-colored images and sharp texts.

To handle the intensive applications for graphic designing, laptops configured with Intel Core i3/Core i5/AMD processors exhibit good level of performance. These cheap laptops make use of discrete-level AMD graphic processors/ dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT cards to accelerate graphics performance while working with software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop etc.

Laptops with 4GB or more RAM could be opted for a responsive system. Graphic designers should choose laptops with at least 500GB HDD capacity to store all the important content including heavy design tools and software. We present here our recommendation list of the best cheap graphic design laptop which is based on the topmost notebook reviews across the internet.

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Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
Release Date
May 2015
Jul 2015
Processor Speed
1.2 GHz
1.83 GHz
Installed RAM
8192.0 MB
4096.0 MB
Display Size
12.5 in.
11.6 in.
Graphic Processor
Intel HD Graphics 5300, Intel HD Graphics 5300
Intel HD Graphics
12.5 inches, IPS LCD, 2560 x 1440
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
Hard Drive
128 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
8 GB, 8 GB
4 GB
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1
Google Chrome OS
1.2 GHz, Intel Core M-5Y71
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940

  • The pricey Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a very thin, elegant-looking detachable-hybrid tablet that makes some major concessions in the name of portability.

  • The $699 Transformer Book T300 Chi is the better version of Asus' two tablet-laptop hybrids, but its battery life is still a little underwhelming.

  • This good-looking fanless hybrid works as a slim Windows tablet or an ultra-portable laptop, but still suffers from the same awkward marriage of base and screen as many hybrids.

  • The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e is a tough midrange convertible-hybrid laptop built to withstand the rigors of the school day.

  • The education-aimed Yoga 11e Chromebook bends into several useful hybrid shapes, but it's also too thick and rugged for commuters who want lightweight hardware for their lightweight operating system.

  • The Yoga 11e feels like a love letter to touch typists, but it falls too far short in other areas.

Top 5 cheap graphic design laptop of 2016:

  1. Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
  2. Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook