Five reasons designers should switch from Mac to a Windows PC


ZenBook Pro

Many graphic designers, web designers, animators, industrial designers, architects, and other design-focused professionals are looking to switch from their Mac to a Windows machine, and the ZenBook Pro is the perfect choice for that transition. We’ve got a few reasons why Windows is a better choice than macOS, and why the ZenBook Pro is the only choice for your first Windows PC.

Unbelievable 3D performance

Windows PCs have access to infinitely greater graphics capabilities than Mac. With a full range of high-end NVIDIA graphics cards at your disposal, and plenty of upwards mobility for upgrades when your processing demands increase, Windows PCs are the perfect fit. The ZenBook Pro, for example, comes loaded with a up to 16 GB of high-speed 2400 MHz RAM, an Intel Core i7 processor, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics. To keep it all running smoothly is a slim, quiet, cooling system. With that much power, you’ll be able to render rich 3D models and build detailed wireframes incredibly quickly.

Picture perfect color accuracy

A sharp, capable display is absolutely essential to anyone working in design. Being able to make out and work with fine details is part of the job. Worried that colors won’t be faithfully reproduced on a Windows PC? Don’t be. The ZenBook Pro has a beautiful 4K display that represents 100% of the sRGB color gamut. The details of your work will be sharp and vibrant.

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Full app support

Though there are likely a small portion of Mac-exclusive programs you might have to find replacements for, the important apps for designers are all available on Windows. The full suite of Adobe and Autodesk software is available for PC. Most major developers in the designer software space will have a Windows offering of their product. Some, like 3ds Max, CorelDRAW, Sony Vegas, will only run on Windows. There’s a wide world of new tools that a Windows PC opens up when you’re switching from Mac.

Works as hard as you do

If you’re used to working on something like the MacBook Pro, you’re enjoying at most 10 hours** of usage on a single charge. Designers can work long days, especially during crunch time, and 10 hours might not cut it. That’s why Windows PCs like the ZenBook Pro are built with 14 hours of battery life*. That should keep you fully productive on your next long revision session with a client. Fast charging enables the ZenBook Pro to get a 60% charge in only 49 minutes – perfect for those days when you’re in a rush with little access to an outlet.

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Connect to everything

You may be frustrated with the dwindling input options on the latest Mac devices, especially when you’re dealing with a lot of external drives for storing project files. Windows laptops generally have many more options, and the ZenBook Pro is no exception. You can enjoy a microSD memory card reader, two type-A USB 3.1 gen. 1, and two Type-C USB slots. That’s plenty for transferring project files from storage and connecting to required peripherals like a Wacom pen tablet.

A full-sized HDMI slot can help you connect to external monitors, or you can use the USB-C slots with Thunderbolt 3 technology to connect to up to two external 4K displays. This minimizes the need for adapters and the worry about compatibility with the peripherals you need to work with on a day-to-day basis.

Elegant design

ZenBook UX550The ZenBook Pro is impeccably designed with premium craftsmanship. You’ll quickly find that the diamond cut bezel, slim 18.9 mm profile, signature concentric circle pattern on the rear, and illuminating logo all speak to your finer aesthetic sensibilities. Royal Blue and Matte Black color options will make the ZenBook Pro fit seamlessly into your style. Best of all, you get a great-looking machine without sacrificing any of the necessary power for your daily tasks.

That should provide some firm footing for designers making the switch over to Windows PCs for the first time. The ZenBook Pro has incredible graphics processing power, a vibrant display, software and hardware that connects to everything in your world, and a battery that won’t quit, all in a beautiful package. If you’re still shopping around for your first Windows laptop, take a closer look at the ZenBook Pro. It’s the absolute best PC out there for designers.


*Tested using MobileMark 2014 Productivity mode. Test configuration: Intel® Core™ i5-8G/Full HD panel/GeForce® GTX 1050 4GB graphics.
**MacBook Pro 2017, as per