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Systems to run Affinity Designer on a budget.

Release Date 2018-03-01
Developer Serif
Publisher Serif
Pricing Model Premium
Platforms Mac OS X, Windows
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Affinity Designer has been described as an Adobe Illustrator alternative. It is compatible with common file formats, including Adobe Illustrator (AI), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) formats. The application can also import data from some Adobe FreeHand files (specifically versions 10 & MX).

Genres

Desktop Publishing, Page Layout Editor, Vector Graphics Editor

Tags

2D, Brushes, Colouring, Creative, Free Trial, Layers, Lettering, Line Smoothing, Page Layout, Precise Measurements, Prepress, Pressure-Sensitive Stylus Support, Stabilization, Stroke Brushes, Toning, Typography

Pricing and Current Offers

Compatible Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Affinity Designer's developers. So it should run, but you might experience slowdowns when working with larger, heavier files.

Matches are sorted by price, so if what you see doesn't match your expectations and you can afford to pay more, feel free to move on to the next page.

Showing 13-18 of 37 items.
Acer Aspire XC-895 (XC-895-ES11)

Acer Aspire XC-895 (XC-895-ES11)

ranked #4 among Stationary Computers priced under $1050

This laptop is a compelling choice for homework, web search and more.

There are definitely a few upgrade options available down the road. Still, wi

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck59th percentile
Versatility33th percentile
Power58th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability0th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i3-10100

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB total, DVD, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$499.
Asus ExpertBook P1 15-inch professional laptop (P1510CJA-C71P-CA)

Asus ExpertBook P1 15-inch professional laptop (P1510CJA-C71P-CA)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced over $950

This laptop is a pretty compelling solution for productivity and has a few enterprise-class features.

A few things are missing to make me happy: a

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck68th percentile
Versatility73th percentile
Power59th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability1th percentile
Battery Autonomy46th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-1065G7

GPU

Intel Iris Plus Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$999.
Acer Aspire XC Desktop PC (XC-875-EB11)

Acer Aspire XC Desktop PC (XC-875-EB11)

ranked #6 among Stationary Computers priced under $1050

This desktop PC is a compelling choice for homework, web search and more.

There are definitely a few upgrade options available down the road. Still

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck54th percentile
Versatility33th percentile
Power50th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability38th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i3-10100

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB total, DVD, 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$549.
HP 24-inch FHD touchscreen All-in-One PC (24-df0449)

HP 24-inch FHD touchscreen All-in-One PC (24-df0449)

ranked #2 among Stationary Computers priced under $1050

If you want a larger workstation than a laptop but want to keep clutter to a minimum, this All-in-One PC is capable of handling demanding tasks withou

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck66th percentile
Versatility51th percentile
Power53th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability7th percentile

Specs

Screen

24", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i5-10210U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, DVD, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,049.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (VDH-00001)

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (VDH-00001)

The Surface Pro is worth considering if you must have a fully-featured Windows tablet that's both easy to carry and packs a long-lasting battery.

T

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck35th percentile
Versatility29th percentile
Power38th percentile
Storage Space14th percentile
Portability95th percentile
Battery Autonomy91th percentile

Specs

Screen

12", 2736×1824(2736 × 1824, 5MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i3-1005G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

4 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

128 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$779.
HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced over $950

This versatile 2-in-1 laptop comes with a stylus for note-taking and even drawing (although I'm not sure how it would compare to a Cintiq).

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck93th percentile
Versatility81th percentile
Power73th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability89th percentile
Battery Autonomy85th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,049.