The Best Computer for a New Website Designer

I have been asked a few times what computer I use to design websites. If you’re a new entrepreneur and not looking to drop a boat load of money, but want to enter the world of web design, this is my number one suggestion.

What computer I use to design websites:

MacBook Pro 15″ or more

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Now, you might be wondering, what makes this computer the obvious choice for website designers?

When it comes to website design, the Macbook Pro is the perfect choice and here’s why:

1. 15 inches + is enough space to design a website

I worked on a 13″ for a while and whether you design on Squarespace or Showit it doesn’t optimize very well

2. The pro can handle the bandwidth of a design project

I also tried designing websites on a MacBook Air and it just didn’t have the UMPH (very techie answer, I know…)

3. It is portable, unlike a desktop

I know $2,300 is a lot of money, but as someone who started this business so I would have the FREEDOM TO TRAVEL, having an option that is portable is super important to me.

4. Works well with Adobe programs

I have found it works best with the Adobe programs in comparison to the MacBook Air which sounds like it is going to blow up when trying to run beefy programs like Adobe InDesign.

I can’t afford it…

Trust me, I was there, but splurging on a MacBook Pro is so worth it in the long-run. I got one that was a year old and it lasted me 5 years. With how much I am using it, I would say that is worth it.

Try checking out Costco and seeing if they have any or Black Friday usually has deals. In past years Apple would give you a $200 gift card which you could use towards a 3 year warranty.

Another great suggestion an Apple Geek Squad guy gave me was buying refurbished! You could get one that is a year old, refurbished and M1 (this processor is enough – there is M1, 2, and 3, but you probably won’t notice the difference) for $1,800-$2,000.

Check out the Apple store, Best Buy or B&H Photo for refurbished options.



In conclusion…

In conclusion, when it comes to selecting the ideal computer for website design, the MacBook Pro 15″ (or more) stands out as the top recommendation for new entrepreneurs venturing into the field.

Its 15-inch display offers ample space for designing websites, ensuring optimal optimization regardless of the platform used. Beyond size, the MacBook Pro’s processing power is crucial for handling the demands of design projects, outperforming less robust options like the MacBook Air. Portability is also a key advantage, aligning with the entrepreneurial spirit and desire for flexibility. Moreover, its seamless compatibility with Adobe programs enhances workflow efficiency, a vital factor in the design process.

While the initial investment may seem daunting, the long-term benefits justify the cost, especially considering the MacBook Pro’s durability and performance over time. For those concerned about affordability, exploring refurbished options or taking advantage of seasonal deals can make this investment more accessible. Ultimately, investing in a MacBook Pro proves to be a wise choice for aspiring website designers, offering a reliable and versatile tool to support their creative endeavors and business aspirations.

The quick and dirty:

Get the MacBook Pro 15″ (and no smaller). I have found it works best with the Adobe programs, has a fast processor (unless it is old), and you can get a good 5 years with it usually.

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