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Systems to run GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) on a budget.

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Release Date 1996-02-15
Pricing Model Open Source
Platforms Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
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GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks.

Genres

Photo Editor, Raster Graphics Editor

Tags

2D, Creative, Filters, Guides, Layers, Lettering, Moddable, Pressure-Sensitive Stylus Support, Stroke Brushes

Current Offers

Compatible Ready-Made Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)'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 52 items.
Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (N50-120-EB11)

Acer Nitro 50 Gaming PC (N50-120-EB11)

ranked #4 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000

If you're looking for a gaming rig but have limited funds to do so, this system is a compelling solution. It's a reasonably powerful PC for the price

Performance in selected Apps

GIMP100th percentile

Who it's For

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

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck79th percentile
Versatility41th percentile
Power66th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability17th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$999. You could save 10% right now.
Asus ExpertBook P1 15-inch professional laptop (P1510CJA-C51P-CA)

Asus ExpertBook P1 15-inch professional laptop (P1510CJA-C51P-CA)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

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

Under the hood, I have a few notes: a bit of RAM is

Performance in selected Apps

GIMP100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck30th percentile
Versatility17th percentile
Power43th percentile
Storage Space68th percentile
Portability52th percentile
Battery Autonomy35th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU

Intel Iris Plus Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Pricing

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

GIMP100th 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

GIMP100th 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

GIMP100th 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

GIMP100th 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