Are Windows 8 Laptops Good for Graphic Design, Video Editing, and Gaming?

“First of all i would like to say that i know a majority of people use a mac for graphic design i am looking at a sony vaio it has an i5 processor radeon graphics card 8 gb of ram 1T HD 64 bit OS windows 8 Intel (R) Core (TM)i5 – 3210M CPU @ 2.50 GHZ 2.50 GHZ i am also going to be using in for gaming & video editing & web design.” Asked on Lockergnome

To answer this question in short, the answer is yes. Windows 8 laptops would be a great choice for graphic design, video editing, and gaming; especially gaming. Comparing this with your other choice a Mac, or possibly Linux (But we won’t get into that). Mac’s are used by many graphic designers these days, and this is history of graphic design that put’s Mac at the front for this instead of PC’s. Back in the mid 1980’s Mackintosh computers were the first computers to use a GUI or Graphical User Interface with a mouse. By this time, the Mac was the only computer with a laserwriter printer which could end the needless of cutting and pasting and just print out a whole page, unlike PC’s at the time.

Those day’s are long gone now, and the PC industry has come a long way sense the first computers made. Today, it doesn’t matter what operating system you use. Though Mac’s still have the popularity for designers because of Apple’s long line of Innovation many designers still go with the Mac because of sleek design, durability, simplicity, and less prone to viruses while still being able to do just about everything a PC can do excluding the price. Many companies use Apple products that you might not guess. Google; though in high competition with Apple in the smartphone market, is a company that uses MacBook Pro’s to develop Android. Though they could get by with PC’s, Mac’s don’t bread down, or need as much troubleshooting as much as PC’s do.

Though there is nothing wrong with PC’s for this kind of work. The world still runs on Windows, and my prediction is that the world will still be running on Windows for some time to come. Amazing software that is available for both Mac and PC will always be available, and still note, people want to write for Windows because that is where most of the desktop computer market is. Windows will still have excellent software for operating system; same as Mac. This question really comes down to preference.


9 thoughts on “Are Windows 8 Laptops Good for Graphic Design, Video Editing, and Gaming?

  1. I am curious as to your feelings of using Linux as a platform for professional video editing, graphic design and the rest that you mentioned. I know Linux OS tend to be lighter weight than Windows ones and that should allow for more headspace for other things.

    • That’s an excellent question. I could write up a follow up post to the one I recently did about Windows, and make this about Linux. Feel free to use the “ASK” page of this website to get more specific details about this question.

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