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Systems to run Adobe Illustrator CC on a budget.

Release Date 2018-03-12
Developer Adobe
Publisher Adobe
Pricing Model Subscription
Platforms Mac OS X, Windows
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Adobe Illustrator is the companion product of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is primarily geared toward digital photo manipulation and photorealistic styles of computer illustration, while Illustrator provides results in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design.

Genres

Vector Graphics Editor

Tags

2D, 3D Drawing Reference Tools, Colouring, Creative, Filters, Free Trial, Guides, Layers, Lettering, Moddable, Stroke Brushes, Toning

Pricing and Current Offers

Compatible Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Adobe Illustrator CC'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 1-6 of 37 items.
HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced under $425

This laptop is as modest as it gets, but if you need more versatility than a Chromebook can offer, this could be worth a look.

Luckily, this laptop

Performance in selected Apps

Illustrator CC36th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck23th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power14th percentile
Storage Space9th percentile
Portability85th percentile
Battery Autonomy50th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD 3020e

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$349. You could save 20% right now.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $425-950

This laptop makes a pretty good impression for a budget model. The monitor is relatively low-rez, making it better-suited for single-tasking and anyon

Performance in selected Apps

Illustrator CC50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck45th percentile
Versatility54th percentile
Power39th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability44th percentile
Battery Autonomy47th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast), Micro SD Storage Expansion

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699. You could save 28% right now.
HP All-in-One Desktop PC (22-df0119)

HP All-in-One Desktop PC (22-df0119)

ranked #7 among Stationary Computers priced under $1050

This space-saving computer is a compelling choice if you want to set a computer in a public space or want to cut down on clutter.

The maintenance p

Performance in selected Apps

Illustrator CC20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck40th percentile
Versatility51th percentile
Power27th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability10th percentile

Specs

Screen

22", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G6400T

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 610

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799. You could save 12% right now.
HP Slim Standard Desktop Computer (S01-AF0209)

HP Slim Standard Desktop Computer (S01-AF0209)

ranked #9 among Stationary Computers priced under $1050

This computer won't break any speed record, but it could help with simple homework and browsing the web for the right price.

Performance in selected Apps

Illustrator CC28th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck37th percentile
Versatility14th percentile
Power24th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability39th percentile

Specs

CPU

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$599. You could save 25% right now.
Acer Aspire XC Desktop PC (XC-866-EB11)

Acer Aspire XC Desktop PC (XC-866-EB11)

ranked #3 among Stationary Computers priced under $1050

This desktop PC is an excellent choice if you've been looking for a computer to handle homework, web search and more.

There are a few upgrade optio

Performance in selected Apps

Illustrator CC50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck62th percentile
Versatility68th percentile
Power44th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability38th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i3-9100

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$449.
Asus ZenBook 14-inch Laptop (UM431DA-BH51-CB)

Asus ZenBook 14-inch Laptop (UM431DA-BH51-CB)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced $425-950

This premium-looking laptop is a solid choice for productivity on the go and thanks to its small size and plentiful ports, it gives you plenty of opti

Performance in selected Apps

Illustrator CC50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck51th percentile
Versatility80th percentile
Power46th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability87th percentile
Battery Autonomy56th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 8 Mobile

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799.