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Systems to run Clip Studio Paint on a budget.

Pricing Model Premium
Platforms Chrome OS, Mac OS X, Windows, iOS
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Clip Studio Paint (previously marketed as Manga Studio in North America and ComicStudio in Japan) is a family of software applications for macOS and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga, developed by Celsys, a Japanese graphics software company. The current version is sold as "Clip Studio Paint Pro", and "Clip Studio Paint EX", which adds support for multi-page documents and other features. Earlier versions were packaged as "Debut" and "EX" varieties.

Genres

Animation, Page Layout Editor, Raster Graphics Editor, Vector Graphics Editor

Tags

3D Drawing Reference Tools, Animation, Brushes, Colouring, Creative, Free Trial, Hand-Drawn, Lettering, Page Layout, Stroke Brushes, Toning, eBook Authoring

Pricing History

Judging by recent records, you can expect to pay around C$35 for Clip Studio Paint on a regular day, but here's how its price evolved during the last few months:

Current Offers

Compatible Ready-Made Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Clip Studio Paint'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 25-30 of 50 items.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12-inch Touchscreen Laptop (THH-00001)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12-inch Touchscreen Laptop (THH-00001)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

A Surface device designed to be (relatively) affordable, this laptop by Microsoft can handle everyday tasks in style.

Performance in selected Apps

Clip Studio Paint60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck18th percentile
Versatility7th percentile
Power41th percentile
Storage Space27th percentile
Portability95th percentile
Battery Autonomy75th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, S Edition

Screen

12", 1536×1024(1536 × 1024, 1.6MP), Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

128 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$759.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 ITL Laptop (20VE006UUS)

Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 ITL Laptop (20VE006UUS)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

Designed with a focus on productivity, this laptop is strong enough to get complex jobs done, even if you tend to handle several of those at once.

Performance in selected Apps

Clip Studio Paint100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Graphic Designer
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck55th percentile
Versatility57th percentile
Power62th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability66th percentile
Battery Autonomy39th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i7-1165G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,299.
Asus TUF Dash 15-inch Gaming Laptop (TUF516PR-BS71-CB)

Asus TUF Dash 15-inch Gaming Laptop (TUF516PR-BS71-CB)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

If you need a portable PC capable of handling games and other graphically intensive tasks, this laptop could well be worth a look. It's a bit lighter

Performance in selected Apps

Clip Studio Paint100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Road Warrior
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck58th percentile
Versatility75th percentile
Power76th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability57th percentile
Battery Autonomy72th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i7-11370H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,599.
Dell OptiPlex 5000 Series, Small Form Factor (5090-GDYYX)

Dell OptiPlex 5000 Series, Small Form Factor (5090-GDYYX)

ranked #10 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

This enterprise-grade PC comes with all the features you need to be productive while helping your IT department ensure it remains productive for years

Performance in selected Apps

Clip Studio Paint50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck39th percentile
Versatility9th percentile
Power46th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability35th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-10505

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

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

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

ranked #4 among Laptops priced over $1500

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

Clip Studio Paint100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck82th percentile
Versatility76th percentile
Power70th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability48th percentile
Battery Autonomy44th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

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.
Gigabyte A5 Gaming Laptop (A5 X1-CUS2130SB)

Gigabyte A5 Gaming Laptop (A5 X1-CUS2130SB)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $1500

If you need a computer capable of handling demanding graphical tasks away from home, this laptop might well do the trick.

Performance in selected Apps

Clip Studio Paint100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck89th percentile
Versatility68th percentile
Power90th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability39th percentile
Battery Autonomy9th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

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 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,599.