Laptop for Animation/Motion Design

This is a list of the best laptop for animation and Motion Design including laptops for both After Effects and 3D programs like Cinema 4D.

Jump to the different ranges:

What are the most important components?

The most important components to consider when looking at a laptop for motion design are these:

  • CPU
  • GPU
  • RAM
  • STORAGE

This video covers these components and what to look out for so, before you buy you may want to watch it to inform your decision:

Entry-level | Motion design Laptops

Acer Nitro 5

  • CPU – Intel Core i5-10300H | 4 Core | 2.5 GHZ (up to 4.5GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 | 4GB VRAM
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4
  • STORAGE – 512GB NVME/PCIe SSD

Lenovo Legion 5

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 7-5800H | 8 core | 3.2 GHz (up to 4.4GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 | 4GB VRAM
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4
  • STORAGE – ‎512 GB NVME/PCIe SSD

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 7 5800H | 8 core | 3.2 GHz (up to 4.4GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti | 4GB VRAM
  • RAM – 16GB DDR4
  • STORAGE – ‎512 GB NVME/PCIe SSD

HP Victus

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 7 5800H | 8 core | 3.2 GHz (up to 4.4GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti | 4GB VRAM
  • RAM – 32GB DDR4
  • STORAGE – ‎1 TB NVME/PCIe SSD

Mid-range | Motion design laptops

Keep in mind that you could also look at the higher-spec versions of the entry-level laptops above with the same brand and model.

MSI Creator M16

  • CPU – Intel Core i7-12650H | 10 Core | 3.5 GHZ (up to 4.7GHz)
  • GPU – ‎NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | 6GB VRAM
  • RAM – 32GB DDR4
  • STORAGE – 1 TB NVME/PCIe SSD

ASUS ProArt StudioBook 16

  • CPU – Intel core i7-12700H | 14 core | 3.5 GHz (up to 4.7GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | 6GB VRAM
  • RAM – 32GB DDR5
  • STORAGE – ‎1 TB NVME/PCIe SSD
  • Also, include Asus dial!

ASUS ROG Zephyrus

  • CPU – AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS | 8 core | 3.3 GHz (up to 4.9GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | 8GB VRAM
  • RAM – 40GB DDR5
  • STORAGE – ‎2 TB NVME/PCIe SSD

Gigabyte AERO 16

  • CPU – Intel Core i7-12700H | 14 core | 3.5 GHz (up to 4.7GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti  | 8GB VRAM
  • RAM – 32GB DDR4
  • STORAGE – 2 TB NVME/PCIe SSD

High-end | Motion design Laptops

Keep in mind that you could also look at the higher-spec versions of the mid-level laptops above with the same brand and model. You can also upgrade your RAM.

Lenovo Legion Pro 5

  • CPU – Intel Core i9-13900HX | 24 Core | 3.9 GHZ (up to 5.4GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA Geforce RTX 4070 | 8GB VRAM
  • RAM – 64GB DDR5
  • STORAGE – 1 TB NVME/PCIe SSD

Razer Blade 18

  • CPU – Intel Core i9 13950HX | 24 core | 4 GHz (up to 5.5GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 | 8GB VRAM
  • RAM – 32GB DDR5
  • STORAGE – ‎1 TB NVME/PCIe SSD

MSI Creator Z17

  • CPU – Intel Core i9-13950HX | 24 core | 4 GHz (up to 5.5GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 | 8GB VRAM
  • RAM – 64GB DDR5
  • STORAGE – 2 TB NVME/PCIe SSD
  • Includes touch screen with MSI pen functionality. Pen is a separate purchase though…buy it here.

Dell Alienware m18

  • CPU – Intel Core i9-13900HX | 24 Core | 3.9 GHZ (up to 5.4GHz)
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 | 24GB VRAM
  • RAM – 64GB DDR5
  • STORAGE – 4 TB NVME/PCIe SSD
  • Insane graphics card! Great for 3D!
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