When it came to colour accuracy and typography, Macs are always at the forefront of the desktop publishing revolution, among its other PC rivals. As a graphic designer, You want a machine that has a pin-sharp screen and delightful-to-use mouse.
Why Apple products are more popular among graphic designers?
This is due to several factors: reliability; excellent niche apps only available for Mac (such as Sketch); and Macs looking a lot nicer than PCs. (Designers pay attention to style!)
Adobe Photoshop Was Born on the Mac
30 Years Ago (1988) John and Thomas Knoll built the first version of Photoshop on a Macintosh Computer, because it was essentially the only computer with a color display and the capacity to handle the program they were building. It was released exclusively for the Mac in 1990 (a Windows version followed over two years later). This kind of caused to a tradition and for those people for running graphic design programmes there were Macs at first.
Apple iMac Pro
Best computer for heavy lifting graphic design professionals
Display: 27-inch 5K Retina | Processor: 8-, 10- or 18-Core | Turbo Boost: up to 4.5GHz | Memory: 32GB | Storage: 1TB | Graphics: Vega GPU | Size: : (h) 51.6cm x (w) 65.0cm | Weight: 9.7 kg | Connections: 10Gb Ethernet, four Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports, four USB 3 ports, SDXC card slot
The display is 27-inch 5,120 x 2,880 resolution display. Apple says it can produce in excess of one billion colours. If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re really seeing your designs at their best, then this iMac’s screen is about as true as you’re going to get.
Combined with your choice of either 8GB or 16GB HMB2 AMD Vega graphics, the full beauty – and, of course, any errors or flaws – of your work will be seen in 5K quality.
MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Processor: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB memory | Screen: 15-inch 1920×1200 | Storage: 512GB SSD | Memory: 16GB RAM | Ports: 4 x Thunderbolt 3 | Dimensions: Starting at 349(w) x 240(d) x 15.5(h)mm | Weight: 1.95kg (4.3lbs)
It’s portable, fast, light, thin and with a fantastic screen. the machine is bolstered by the new Touch Bar – which enables you to perform quick tasks in apps with a flick of a finger. Specs are so good; with the latest i7 CPU and 16GB RAM. Most impressive of all is the build quality.
Apple 15″ MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A
Apple iMac with 4K Retina display
Best cheap Apple Mac for graphic design.
CPU: Intel Core i5- Core i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 640; Radeon Pro 555- Radeon Pro 560 | RAM: 8GB – 32GB | Storage: 1TB HDD – 3TB SSHD; 256GB – 1TB SSD | Display: 21.5-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – Retina 4K (4,096 x 2,304)
It’s display is 21.5-inch Retina. It features a wider range of colours than some competitors’ monitors thanks to its DCI P3 colour space. It means you get more accurate colouring and a greater vibrancy.
Best laptop for graphic design students
Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core m3 | Memory: 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 | Storage: 256GB SSD | Graphics: Intel HD 615
The MacBook perfectly balances power and portability. A 12-inch screen is at the heart of the MacBook, but you can of course plug it into an external display using an adaptor (via USB-C). And at 2304 x 1440 pixels there’s plenty of real estate. Light, powerful and utterly stylish, the MacBook is a fantastic option for design students.
iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
The Apple Pencil turns the iPad Pro into a top-notch drawing tablet
iPad Pro and excellent Apple Pencil are becoming an increasingly attractive combo for designers who can’t justify splashing out on a dedicated drawing tool. Not only is the sketching experience first-class, the iPad Pro handles plenty of other tasks too. With up to 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro graphics and up to 512GB of fast storage, the Mobile Studio Pro can handle even the most demanding 2D, 3D or CAD application.