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The list in brief ↴
1. Best Apple: MacBook Pro 16
2. Best Windows: Asus Studiobook
3. Best design for creatives: Asus Ezel Pro
4. Best powerful portable: Asus Pro 14
5. Best big screen: Dell XPS 17
6. Best for gaming: Razer Blade 17
7. Best rugged: Dell Latitude 7330
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Using a powerful laptops can be a game-changer if your creative projects require resource-intensive software. Whether you’re rendering frames for a complex 3D animation, editing 8K video, adding dazzling special effects, retouching hi-res photos or any other demanding tasks, a laptop that’s lacking in RAM and graphical power can really slow you down. So we’ve picked out some heavyweights that should be able to handle whatever you through at them, including a powerful gaming laptop.

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