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Systems to run Photoshop CC 2021 on a budget.

Release Date 1990-02-19
Developer Adobe
Publisher Adobe
Pricing Model Premium
Platforms Mac OS X, Windows
Official Site

Photoshop was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll. Since then, it has become the de facto industry standard in raster graphics editing, to the point that Photoshop has become a generic trademark leading to its use as a verb such as "to Photoshop an image," "photoshopping" and "photoshop contest", though Adobe discourages such use.

Genres

Photo Editor, Raster Graphics Editor, Vector Graphics Editor

Tags

Automation, Brushes, Colouring, Creative, Filters, Guides, Layers, Lettering, Moddable, Pressure-Sensitive Stylus Support, Stroke Brushes, Toning

Pricing History

Judging by recent records, you can expect to pay around C$15 for Photoshop CC 2021 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 Photoshop CC 2021'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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AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $500-1000

This large laptop is a compelling computer if you need a computer at home but do not have room to dedicate to a PC. As one of the larger laptops out t

Performance in selected Apps

Photoshop CC40th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck47th percentile
Versatility86th percentile
Power39th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability48th percentile
Battery Autonomy7th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

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

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

1.25 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699.
Asus ExpertBook P1 15-inch professional laptop (P1510CJA-C71P-CA)

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

ranked #9 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

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

Photoshop CC40th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck33th percentile
Versatility57th percentile
Power42th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability50th percentile
Battery Autonomy29th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

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.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513IC-BS71-CB)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

If you've been looking for a cost-effective gaming PC, this laptop has a bit more graphical horsepower which will go a long way to make more games pla

Performance in selected Apps

Photoshop CC100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck67th percentile
Versatility91th percentile
Power67th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability46th percentile
Battery Autonomy14th 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 7 4800H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,199.
Asus TUF Gaming F15 15-inch Laptop (FX506LH-SH51-CB)

Asus TUF Gaming F15 15-inch Laptop (FX506LH-SH51-CB)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

This laptop incorporates significantly more graphical horsepower than your run-of-the-mill PC without specializing all the way. As a result, you gain

Performance in selected Apps

Photoshop CC100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck41th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power58th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability47th percentile
Battery Autonomy28th 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 i5-10300H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,099.
Asus ExpertBook P2451 14-inch laptop (P2451FA-Q73P-CB)

Asus ExpertBook P2451 14-inch laptop (P2451FA-Q73P-CB)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

This laptop is all about productivity and security, and thanks to straightforward construction and detailed maintenance instructions, it can also be q

Performance in selected Apps

Photoshop CC50th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Photo Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck56th percentile
Versatility62th percentile
Power46th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability68th percentile
Battery Autonomy71th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-10510U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

16 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,138. You could save 3% right now.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

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

ranked #2 among Laptops priced $1000-1500

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

Photoshop CC100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck87th percentile
Versatility77th percentile
Power68th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability46th percentile
Battery Autonomy43th 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.