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Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2023) review: small but very, very mighty

Our Verdict

Packing an incredible amount of power, at a brilliant price, the new Mac mini (M2, 2023) remains one of, if not the, best small form factor PCs money can buy.

  • Blisteringly-fast performance
  • Great value
  • Classic design
  • Still can’t use eGPUs

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When it comes to the Mac mini, one of the things I’ve always been most impressed by is just how much power lies inside its small form factor. But with Apple throwing its M2 and all-new M2 Pro chip into the mix, the 2023 model looks set to take performance to a whole new level.

Announced just last week, I’ve had a few days to put the new Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2023) through its paces, and early results are very, very impressive. There’s no doubt this will remain in our top spot of the best computers for graphic design, but let’s take a closer look at what I’ve found so far…

Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2023) with iPhone 14 beside for scale (Image credit: Future)

Mac mini (M2, 2023) review: Price

  • Apple Mac Mini M2 (2023) (256GB SSD) at Amazon for £579.99

Brace yourself. We’re about to say something you probably don’t hear much when it comes to Apple products. The Mac mini (M2, 2023) is actually cheaper than its predecessor, priced at just $599 / £649 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. So you get newer hardware for less. Yes, you read that right. This is a move we can’t help but be impressed with Apple by (particularly after the recent iPad price hikes).

The new mini follows in its predecessors footsteps, with a pre-configured model with 8GB of RAM and 512GB storage (and the same M2 chip) for $799 /£849, which is, again, less than the M1 version. However, unlike its older sibling which can have up to 16GB RAM, the M2 mini can be configured to 24GB of unified memory.

The all-new M2 Pro device starts at $1,299 / £1,399 for the 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD model. That’s the same price in the US and just £50 more in the UK than a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a smaller CPU and half the amount of RAM and storage.

Mac mini (M2, 2023) review: Design

The dimensions and overall look of the Mac mini remains unchanged with this new iteration, which I have to admit to being a little bit disappointed by. I know as PCs go it’s small. Really small. However, I would love for the design of the 2023 model to have embodied its name even further. That said, connectivity has been a big focus, certainly for the M2 Pro, and I can see how making it smaller would have presented issues from that point of view. 

I have to admit I was also really hoping Apple would continue with its more vibrant colour schemes of late with the M2 mini and offer something more eye-catching than the silver of the M1. I had visions of a beautiful matte black or shiny sky blue mini sitting on my desk, but, alas, it was not meant to be. Maybe I’m missing the point of the mini to neither be seen nor heard? 

Mac mini (M2, 2023) review: Performance

I am testing the Mac mini M2 Pro with a 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB Ram and 1TB SSD model. In terms of specs, this is one of the highest you can get, and to buy at this configuration would cost $1,799 / £1,899. 

So what does that price tag get you, I hear you cry? Having only just got my hands on it, I’ve yet to test the Mac mini to its full capacity. Boasting a CPU and GPU, it’s meant to be able to handle complex, labour-intensive tasks with ease. And I can confirm that it does just that. At one point I was editing 8K video footage in Premiere Pro, while simultaneously running Photoshop, Freeform and an obscene amount of browser tabs and it didn’t even flinch. No lag, delay, jitter or sound to speak of. 


Here’s how the Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2023) performed in our suite of benchmark tests:
Cinebench R23 CPU: Single-Core: 1,646; Multi-Core: 14,768
Geekbench 5: Single-Core: 1,958; Multi-Core: 15,198

Given the power under the hood of this particular M2 Pro model, I wasn’t expecting it to, however, the benchmark tests I ran threw up results that were even better than I imagined. For context, these numbers (right) showed the new Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2023) to be much more powerful than the M2 Macbook Air, and almost 10% faster than the M2 Max-powered MacBook Air. It is a cheaper alternative to Mac Studio, although not as fast as the Mac Studio M1 Ultra chip (23,300 Geekbench score), but faster than the Mac Studio with the M1 Max chip (12,500). 

But this model will be overkill for many, from both a price and performance perspective. The entry-level M2 mini features and 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, which Apple used as a demo model in a briefing last week. In it, the system ran multiple applications, including video gaming streaming with ease. It looked hugely impressive for a PC at such a low price, and we look forward to putting that particular model through its paces soon. 

As is stands, the entry-level M2 mini is less than half the price of a MacBook Pro, but has exactly the same chip, RAM and SSD. The mini obviously requires other accessories to use, plus it’s not portable in the same way as a laptop, but the mini now, unbelievably, offers an even more affordable way for creatives to get their hands on Pro-level performance.  

Put simply, the Mac mini (M2, 2023) is very, very fast, and fully viable as a professional creator’s main workstation. As I experienced, it will run several highly demanding apps, including Cinema 4D, After Effects, 3DS Max, Premiere Pro etc, simultaneously with ease, making it fully viable as a professional creator’s main workstation. 

Mac mini (M2, 2023) review: Connectivity

The Mac mini follows the same design as previous models with its range of ports (Ethernet LAN, two Thunderbolt ports, HDMI, two USB and an audio jack). The M2 Pro model, however, takes this up a notch, adding two extra Thunderbolt ports and support for up to three displays. This is also the first Mac to offer support for one 8K display. 

If you’re a digital content creator who requires a multiple, high-res display set-up, you can be confident the M2 Pro model will deliver. 

The new Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2023) comes with two additional Thunderbolt ports, and support for up to three displays (Image credit: Future)

Should you buy the Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2023)?

If you’re after a small PC that packs a punch, our early verdict is a resounding yes. The entry-level model offers an impressive amount of power and truly excellent value for money, and the same can be said for the M2 Pro version if you need that extra level of performance. Yes, it’s more expensive, but so far I’ve yet to find anything his seemingly unassuming little machine can’t handle. 

What model you go for will depend on just how hard you need it to work and what your desk space and system set-up looks like, but both the M2 and M2 Pro minis are, in my opinion, a really solid investment for digital content creators. 

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Packing an incredible amount of power, at a brilliant price, the new Mac mini (M2, 2023) remains one of, if not the, best small form factor PCs money can buy.

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iMac 2020 (27-inch) review | Creative Bloq

Our Verdict

The latest iMac 27-inch (2020) is an ideal all-in-one machine for creatives, combining cutting-edge performance, great new features for working from home, and that iconic design.

  • Powerful
  • Slimline
  • Improved webcam
  • Configurable
  • Design hasn’t changed

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CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i9-10910 (10-core, 20MB cache, up to 5.0GHz with Turbo Boost)
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT (16GB GDDR6 VRAM)
RAM: 32GB DDR4 (2,666MHz)
Screen: 27-inch 5K (5,120 x 2,880) Retina display (P3 wide color) with nano-texture glass
Storage: 1TB SSD
Ports: 4x USB 3 (Type-A), 2x Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C), SDXC card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, Gigabit Ethernet, Kensington lock slot
Size: 25.6 x 8 x 20.3 inches (65 x 20.3 x 51.6cm; W x D x H)
Weight: 19.7 pounds (8.92kg)

Last year’s new Apple iMac 2020 27-inch is the company’s latest all-in-one PC, and comes with some choice hardware upgrades that make this one of the best devices creative professionals can buy right now. So much so, in fact, it takes the top spot in our roundup of the best computers for graphic design.  

Keeping that iconic look that has made previous iMacs such a hit with creatives, the iMac 27-inch 2020 now includes cutting edge components from both Intel and AMD, as well as super-speedy solid state drives (SSDs) across the board and an increase in RAM, leading to performance that blows the competition – especially Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 – out of the water.

It does all this while also launching at the same price as 2019’s model – a commendable step by Apple that serves to make the Surface Studio 2 seem even more over-priced. 

In 2021, it looks like there might even be an update to the iMac in store. Rumours have pointed to a potential reduction in those mighty bezels, and a slimmer profile overall, plus the addition of the latest and greatest M1 chip. If these rumours do come to fruition, then that may be good news for the 2020 iMac, which is bound to get a price cut. 

Back to the 2020 iMac as it is now, though, while it’s not quite the powerhouse workstation that the iMac Pro is, nor does it have the newly released super-speedy M1 chips that have launched with the latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini (yet), with the ability to order a configuration with a 10-core processor (a first for the standard iMac), and a new AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory (which is the model we’re testing here), it’s not far off.

The Apple iMac 27-inch (2020), then, is a serious machine for creative professionals who are looking for a compact yet powerful all-in-one – with some great features that will appeal to people working from home as well.

(Image credit: Future)

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (2020) at Apple UK for £1,799

iMac 2020: Price

As with previous models, the 2020 model comes in a number of configurations, and you’re able to tweak these further to get a specification – and price – that suits your needs and budget.

The entry level model comes with a 3.1GHz six-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with a Turbo Boost of 4.5GHz, 8GB of 2666Hz DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD and a Radeon Pro 5300 GPU with 4GB of GDDR6 memory for £1,799.

Then, there’s a mid-range model with a 3.3GHz six-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor (with a Turbo Boost of 4.8GHz), 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage and a Radeon Pro 5300 with 4GB of GDDR6 memory for £1,999.

There’s also a high-end iMac that comes with a 3. 8GHz eight-core 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor that boosts to 5GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage and an AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT with 8GB of GDDR6 memory for £2,299.

While these are all expensive options, they are actually the same price as 2019’s models, which means Apple is offering upgraded internals for no extra money – a welcome decision these days.

It’s also worth pointing out that these models are still cheaper than the Microsoft Surface Studio 2, and come with more modern hardware.

For most creatives, the entry model will be plenty powerful, with that six-core processor and 8GB of RAM offering excellent multi-tasking performance – ideal for people who like to run numerous apps at once. It also has a discrete graphics card, which means it can handle photo and video editing, and 3D animation and rendering, well.

Of course, if you need more power, Apple has options for you, and you can further kit out the new iMac with a nano-texture screen (the same found in the Apple Pro Display XDR monitor) for £500 more, and you can further boost the processor, GPU, RAM and storage as well.

If you go for the maximum configuration, with a nano-texture screen, a 3.6HZ 10-core 10th generation Intel Core i9 processor (with 5GHz turbo boost), 128GB RAM, an AMD Radeon Pro 5700XT GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, 8TB of SSD storage and 10 gigabit Ethernet, you’ll be looking at a price tag of £8,799. It’s certainly expensive, but it comes with the kind of fire power most people won’t need. And, if you do buy it, you’d probably not need to get a new machine for another decade.

(Image credit: Future)

iMac 2020: Power and performance

We were lucky enough to get one of the most powerful iMac 2020 configurations in to test, with a nano-texture screen, a 3.6HZ 10-core 10th generation Intel Core i9 processor (with 5GHz turbo boost), 32GB RAM, an AMD Radeon Pro 5700XT GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 memory and 1TB of SSD storage, which would cost £4,499 if you bought it right now from Apple.

Straight away, we were impressed with how fast macOS Catalina boots, and no matter how many apps or windows we had open, the iMac 27-inch (2020) kept up. It allowed us to continue working while it transcoded a video file in the background, without any noticeable impact in performance.

While this is great for people who like to flick between apps and tasks, it can also prove to be invaluable to creative professionals, as it means they can get working on other projects while the iMac completes tasks in the background. This can have a big impact on how much work creatives can comfortably take on.

Of course, as we mentioned earlier, this is with one of the more powerful – and expensive – iMac 2020 configurations, but even the base model should do a great job of handling pretty much any creative task with ease.

Apple has kept the slimline design of the iMac – which it has been using since 2012 – and that’s a pretty impressive feat considering the powerful components housed in this machine. Throughout our time with the new iMac, it did not appear to overheat, nor did the fans kick up an almighty roar (as some PCs do), which is a testament to Apple’s thermal design prowess, which keeps the powerful hardware nice and cool, despite the thin design and lack of airflow.

As an all-in-one device, it means it’s easy to set up – you only need to plug in a power cable and wirelessly pair up the mouse and keyboard – and you’re away. It means the iMac 27-inch (2020) will look great in any office, studio or home as well.

However, for anyone who was hoping for a radical redesign after eight years, you’ll be disappointed. If you didn’t like the look of older iMacs, this new model isn’t going to change your mind.

(Image credit: Future)

iMac 2020: Display

Apple’s iMacs have long been lauded for their fantastic screens, and with the new iMac 2020, not much has changed – and for most people that’s a good thing.

The 27-inch screen is a Retina 5K display with a 5,120 x 2,880 resolution, along with a brightness of 500 nits and support for the wide colour P3 gamut. This makes it a particularly good device for video editors – especially when working with 4K footage, as it means you can view the footage without having to have it take up the full screen – as you would with a 4K monitor.

So, if you’ve been impressed by the bright and vivid image quality of previous iMac displays, you’ll be similarly impressed with the iMac 2020’s screen.

There have been two key upgrades, however. First, the screen now offers True Tone functionality. We’ve seen this in MacBooks – it adjusts the colour temperature of the screen depending on the light conditions you’re working in. The idea is that no matter what the ambient lighting is like, images on screen will be bright and vibrant.

It can work well, but whether or not you use it may be a personal thing (it’s quite easy to toggle on and off). However, if you’re a creative professional that requires accurate colours, you’re best off with this feature disabled.

The other big change to the screen is again optional. As we mentioned earlier, for an extra £500, you can get the screen with nano-texture glass. This material scatters light “at the nanometer level” to reduce reflections and glare, even when working in direct sunlight.

Our test iMac came with the nano-glass coating, and we have to say we were impressed. With a matte-like quality to the screen, we found that we were able to comfortably work on the new iMac even with bright sunlight coming in from the window – something we’ve struggled with when using monitors with more reflective screens.

It’s an impressive feature, which is why it’s a shame you have to pay extra for it – though we can understand. After all, this material was previously only found in Apple’s Pro Display XDR professional monitor, which cost a whopping £5,499 on its own.

Still, adding £500 onto the overall cost of the device may be asking a bit too much for people, and it’s worth remembering that the standard iMac display does a good job at minimising reflections and glare as well – though not quite as well.

(Image credit: Future)

iMac 2020: Features

The way many of us creative professionals has changed recently with the Covid-19 pandemic, and there are a lot of people who are now working from home for the first time, and with the iMac 27-inch (2020), Apple has included some new features that could really make a big difference to remote workers.

For a start, the iMac 2020 now has a new FaceTime HD camera, which now records in 1080p resolution. For anyone who has started taking part in more video calls recently, be it with co-workers, clients or friends and family, the new and improved webcam of the iMac will be a big selling point.

Not only does it have a higher resolution than 2019’s model, but the iMac 2020 also comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip, which works with the webcam to help improve video quality further, with an Image Signal Processor that controls tone mapping, exposure and face detection as well. During our time with the iMac 27-inch (2020), we took part in a number of video calls with people who commented on how good our video quality was.

The iMac also now includes a new studio-quality microphone array which means you can be comfortably heard without needing an external microphone. While you’d probably still want a dedicated microphone if you’re recording music, for example, as well as podcasts, for day-to-day tasks the microphone works well, with impressive noise cancelling thanks to the position of each microphone.

The speakers in the new iMac remain the same as 2019’s models, but the aforementioned T2 Security Chip handles variable EQ to improve sound quality, including deeper bass. They do a good job without needing external speakers, though again if you’re working in music production, you’ll still want a decent monitor. But these new features all means the iMac 2020 is an all-in-one device which can be used without needing to plug in any additional peripherals (there’s also the card reader for photographers) – making it a convenient device that keeps your desk free from clutter as well.

That T2 Security Chip also – as the name suggests – deals with the security of your data on the iMac as well, with on-the-fly data encryption, and ensures that any software loaded during the boot process hasn’t been tampered with.

This will bring peace of mind to people who have important and private data, such as customer information, stored on their device.

(Image credit: Future)

iMac 2020: Should you buy it?

The new iMac is an improvement over 2019’s model in almost every respect – except design, as that remains largely unchanged – and all for the same price. If you’re looking for a powerful and stylish all-in-one PC that can handle pretty much any creative task you throw at it, then we can heartily recommend the iMac 27-inch (2020).

Also, if you’re heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, then this iMac is a great purchase. It’s a great showcase for everything Apple does well, and as it runs macOS Catalina, it means the most popular creative apps are available.

As far as all-in-one PCs are concerned, it’s also well priced, but it is expensive. If you’re on a budget, then a regular PC may be a better bet. You can get just as powerful a machine for less, though you need a separate monitor.

Plus, if you’d like to be able to upgrade the internals over time, to prolong the life of the device, then go for a regular desktop PC. Apple’s devices are notoriously difficult to open up and tweak.

But, even if you’re more of a Windows user than a Mac fan, the iMac 27-inch (2020) does a brilliant job of showing off why Apple’s devices are so beloved by creatives. This is an excellent machine for working from home on, as long as you have the budget for it.

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Apple iMac 27-inch (2020)

The latest iMac 27-inch (2020) is an ideal all-in-one machine for creatives, combining cutting-edge performance, great new features for working from home, and that iconic design.

Matt has been a technology journalist for well over a decade, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He’s a senior editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq’s sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.

Computer for graphics and design – system requirements and description

Computer graphics can be divided into three-dimensional and two-dimensional. A 3D one consists of a wireframe and a texture, and sometimes also of given physical properties. Two-dimensional graphics are ordinary pictures. To process 3D scenes, you need a powerful computer. Normal 2D graphics don’t need much power. It is much more important to have the right monitor here, and two is better. The most capacious part of the scene creation process is rendering, it requires the most resources. To work with large projects, you will need a powerful computer with a large supply of RAM.

Rendering is rendering, which involves applying a texture to a wireframe and applying effects. After that, the computer “photographs” the created scene and gives you an image.

What kind of computer is needed to work with graphics

Powerful hardware is not required for ordinary drawing. The average computer handles photo processing with ease, but more often than not, 2D graphics go hand in hand with 3D. Read more about how to choose a computer for 3D graphics and modeling, read here. Before choosing a PC, let’s take a look at the system requirements for programs that allow you to work with 2D graphics.

System requirements

Average and maximum requirements are shown through dashes.

Processor RAM Video card Disk space
GIMP single core, from 700 MHz 512MB 64 MB memory and 3D support 100MB
Adobe Photoshop dual core, from 2.0 GHz 2–8GB from 512 MB of memory with support for OpenGL 2. 0 3.1GB
Adobe Illustrator dual core, from 2.0 GHz 2–8GB 1-2 GB memory with OpenGL 4.0 support 2GB
Autodesk SketchBook Pro dual core, 2.5-2.9 GHz 4GB from 256 MB with OpenGL 2.0 support 4GB
Corel Painter quad-core, from 2.0 GHz 2-8GB 1 GB memory with OpenGL 3.2 support 1GB
CorelDRAW 2-4 cores, from 2.0 GHz 2GB 1 GB memory with OpenGL 3.2 support 1GB

Which video card do you need?

If you are a beginner and choose a machine just for drawing, then any video card will do. Almost all of them support multiple monitors. The best option for drawing would be the brand new NVIDIA GeForce 1060. A more advanced solution is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or 2070. You can also play on them.

The new RTX series has additional CUDA cores in the architecture that increase processing power. They allow faster and more efficient rendering of images, videos, and 3D scenes. This technology allows you to turn a gaming video card into a professional one for image processing.

The NVIDIA Quadro series is designed for graphics professionals. These video cards are needed to work with heavy 3D scenes and are considered the most technologically advanced in the world. The table shows their brief technical characteristics. This is professional equipment designed for ultra-high loads.

With the release of the RTX series gaming cards, QUADRO RTX has also been added to the lineup. Their main difference from the regular P and GV series is that they have even more CUDA cores. NVIDIA went the same way as before. They have released a complete range of cards – from the simplest to the heaviest.

QUADRO P1000 QUADRO P2000 QUADRO P4000 QUADRO P5000 QUADRO GV100 RTX 4000 RTX 5000 RTX 6000 RTX 8000
Video memory (GB) 4 5 8 16 32 8 16 24 48
CUDA Core 640 1024 1792 2560 5120 2304 3072 4608 4608
FP32 Performance (TFLOPS) 1. 894 3.0 5.3 8.9 14.8 7.1 11.2 16.3 16.3
Power input (W) 47 75 105 180 250 160 265 295 295
Number of monitor ports 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4


  • Video memory is needed to unwrap textures in it during rendering. Rendering on video cards is much faster, but limited by the amount of memory. For this reason, rendering often falls on the shoulders of the processor, because it is easier and cheaper to expand the RAM.
  • The type of video memory determines the speed of loading and unloading data. The newer the technology, the higher the performance.
  • Number of CUDA cores. This technology allows you to perform calculations at a revolutionary speed. Thanks to it, you can render on a video card for several years, which saves a lot of time. The number of cores determines the power and speed of computing tasks. The technology has only now reached the gaming lineup and sparkled with new colors in professional cards.
  • FP32 Performance is a synthetic measure of information processed per second. The bigger, the better.
  • Power consumption is the number of watts that the video card uses during operation. The higher the number, the more powerful the power supply and cooling system are needed.

The main indicator here is the amount of memory. When doing 3D graphics, you must determine the tasks that you are going to perform. If you have to work with large scenes that use high resolution textures, then you need a graphics card with more memory. In this regard, the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 beats all records. You can upload a scene up to 48 GB into it.

An NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 is often used instead of NVIDIA Quadro. This is an alternative solution if the computer for graphics and design will be used for games. It is cheaper than the Quadro line, has a good amount of memory, but its rendering performance is lower. But 2070 is more versatile, in games it will show a greater increase in power.

How to choose a monitor

3D graphics stations cannot achieve their full potential without a good monitor. The most important indicator is color rendering. There are several types of matrices, but the best for drawing work with graphics is IPS. They are slightly more expensive than the rest, have more latency, but are ideal for image editing.

If you are a professional graphic designer, be sure to bring two or more monitors. So you can work in several programs at once, quickly switching between windows. All your work will be visible.

The monitor must be large and with maximum resolution. The minimum is Full HD, but ideally 4K or 2K. If two monitors with such a high resolution is a luxury for you, then you can take the main one with a high resolution and an additional one with a lower one.

Graphic Design Computers

Best Graphic Design Computer

Choose from these top graphic design computers for fast and easy work. If Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator are slow, it’s time to upgrade your computer. I will try to help you make the right choice and buy a good desktop computer for graphic design that can be compared to the best laptop for a workstation.

A logo designer needs lower qualifications than an animator. Therefore, it makes sense to evaluate it on a more personalized level. The easiest way to do this is to determine which software you will be using and check its recommended performance specifications.

If you want to save time and trust the biggest manufacturers to build your computer, then my list of the top 10 computers for graphic design will help you with this.

I selected these computers based on their price, CPU, memory (RAM), GPU, disk storage and monitor features.

1. Dell Alienware Aurora R7


  • Beautiful design
  • Housing can be opened without tools
  • Has Intel Optane brand 9 memory0286


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The Alienware Aurora R7 is a popular Dell tower desktop that promises fast performance, great graphics and plenty of memory.

Multi-function hardware with multiple connectivity options (DisplayPort, HDMI, DL-DVI, 16 x USB 2/3) makes it one of the best graphic design PCs for any photo retoucher or designer who wants to work professionally and produce high resolution images regularly .

2. Microsoft Surface Studio 1st generation



  • Studio mode support
  • Wide display with very high resolution
  • Surface Pen Tool


  • Not the most powerful GPU
  • Expensive

Surface Studio is a unique technology that can offer both functionality and performance in a well thought out design. You can easily activate studio mode thanks to the Zero Gravity Hinge.

The display is narrowed by 20 degrees from the vertical angle. It provides plenty of options for creating stunning designs by converting to a 28″ touch screen.

The display supports 3 color modes – DCI-P3, sRGB and Vivid. The latter improves color reproduction and brightness, providing stunning visuals for owners of this best PC for graphic design.

3. Acer Aspire S24

This option is suitable for lovers of power and compactness, in other words, a monoblock. Monobloklar is the best choice of monoblocks on


  • Sleek design with slim bezels
  • Combination of low cost and useful features
  • Proprietary Optane memory + hard drive

The resolution is not suitable for 4K
The image is not sharp enough
If you are just starting your design career, you may not want to spend a lot of money on a computer.