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Systems to run Photoshop CC 2018 on a budget.

Release Date 1990-02-19
Developer Adobe
Publisher Adobe
Pricing Model Premium
Platforms Mac OS X, Windows
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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 and Current Offers

Compatible Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Photoshop CC 2018'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 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced under $325

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

Photoshop CC20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck32th percentile
Versatility95th percentile
Power17th percentile
Storage Space13th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Battery Autonomy45th 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.
Dell 14-inch 2-in-1 Laptop - Silver (i5491-5022SLV-PCA)

Dell 14-inch 2-in-1 Laptop - Silver (i5491-5022SLV-PCA)

If you want a laptop and a tablet but can't afford both or don't want the hassle of splitting your files and activities between the two, this model co

Performance in selected Apps

Photoshop CC20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck80th percentile
Versatility90th percentile
Power59th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability45th percentile
Battery Autonomy44th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-10210U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$899. You could save 100% right now.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $325-825

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

Photoshop CC20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck43th percentile
Versatility25th percentile
Power47th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability43th percentile
Battery Autonomy43th 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.
Asus ZenBook 14-inch Laptop (UM431DA-BH51-CB)

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

ranked #2 among Laptops priced $325-825

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

Photoshop CC20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck68th percentile
Versatility86th percentile
Power54th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability82th percentile
Battery Autonomy51th 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$749.
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-55-55R6)

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-55-55R6)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced $325-825

This cost-effective laptop bundles quite a few attractive features such as a fast drive, a full HD screen and a processor capable of handling most pro

Performance in selected Apps

Photoshop CC20th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck63th percentile
Versatility82th percentile
Power58th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability72th percentile
Battery Autonomy54th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$649.
Acer Aspire C 27 All-in-One Desktop (C27-962-EB11)

Acer Aspire C 27 All-in-One Desktop (C27-962-EB11)

This space-saving PC is a tempting choice for small or public spaces and it could be just the ticket for homework, productivity and even more.

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Performance in selected Apps

Photoshop CC70th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck69th percentile
Versatility71th percentile
Power60th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability6th percentile

Specs

Screen

27", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,299. You could save 28% right now.