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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.

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HP ProBook 450 G8 15-inch FHD Notebook (28K93UT)

HP ProBook 450 G8 15-inch FHD Notebook (28K93UT)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced over $950

This professional-grade laptop features everything I look for in a productivity-focused system, including fast storage, a 1080p screen and encryption

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck58th percentile
Versatility38th percentile
Power63th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability75th percentile
Battery Autonomy75th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,454. You could save 7% right now.
Acer Nitro 50 Gaming Desktop Computer (N50-610-ES11)

Acer Nitro 50 Gaming Desktop Computer (N50-610-ES11)

ranked #12 among Stationary Computers priced over $1050

This Desktop PC pack a bit of extra graphical muscle, which could come in handy to handle creative projects and even quite a few games. Storage is a b

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Video Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck68th percentile
Versatility66th percentile
Power73th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability17th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

12 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,099.
MSI GF75 Thin 17-inch laptop (GF75 10UEK-003CA)

MSI GF75 Thin 17-inch laptop (GF75 10UEK-003CA)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced over $950

This powerful PC is a compelling option if you're looking to play games or handle graphical tasks away from your desk.

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck93th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power95th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability59th percentile
Battery Autonomy23th percentile

Specs

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Lenovo Legion Tower 5i Gaming PC (90NC00JAUS)

Lenovo Legion Tower 5i Gaming PC (90NC00JAUS)

ranked #2 among Stationary Computers priced over $1050

If you're looking for a long-lasting gaming rig, this ready-made PC has quite a bit of graphical horsepower than your run-of-the-mill computer, and th

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Long-Term Gamer
  • Serious Gamer
  • Video Editor
  • Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck92th percentile
Versatility42th percentile
Power82th percentile
Storage Space88th percentile
Portability9th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660, 6 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,199.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $950

If you're looking for a relatively affordable computer for visual work and even gaming away from your desk, this laptop could be of interest. The abse

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck97th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power91th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability61th percentile
Battery Autonomy55th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,499.
Asus Alienware m15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AWm15-7149WHT-PCA)

Asus Alienware m15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AWm15-7149WHT-PCA)

If you're looking for a laptop capable of handling the most demanding games out there right now, this one could well be worth looking into. If you lik

Performance in selected Apps

Affinity Designer100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck89th percentile
Versatility86th percentile
Power90th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability67th percentile
Battery Autonomy33th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,999. You could save 100% right now.