Best Laptops for Writers

Are you a writer and In need of a new laptop?

Best Laptop for Writers

Do you need a new laptop for writing? If so, there are many factors to consider when making your purchase. The type of writing you do, the software you require, and your budget are critical factors. This blog post will recommend laptops that we believe are the best for writers. Whether you’re a student, a freelance writer, or someone who works in corporate communications, one of these laptops will suit your needs!

Why do writers need a laptop?

There are many reasons why writers need laptops. The first reason is that laptops are portable, which means you can take them wherever you go. Being portable is essential for writers who often travel or don’t have fixed office space. Laptops are also relatively lightweight, especially something like an Apple laptop like the MacBook Air, and are easy to carry around, making them ideal for writers who are always on the go. Brilliant battery life and upgrades such as the Intel HD graphics and laptop screen help to make a solid laptop for writers.

Another reason writers need laptops is that they offer a wide range of features and applications that can be used for writing. For example, many laptops come with word processing software, that is essential for any writer. Some laptops also come with other helpful writing tools, such as spell checkers and grammar checkers. Additionally, many laptops come with software that can be used for research, such as a web browser and a library of online resources.

Finally, laptops are relatively affordable, making them a good option for writers on a budget. While some high-end laptops can cost several thousand dollars, there are also many mid-range and budget-friendly options available for less than $1000 (£800).

Now that we’ve answered the question, “Why do writers need laptops?”, let’s look at some of the best laptops for writers.

Best For: Writers

Lenovo Logo

A great pick for writers, this laptop has got you covered for everything, including the price.

Best For: Design

Asus Logo

A beautiful laptop that will make writing on your laptop an enjoyable experience.

Best For: Price

Acer Logo

Great laptop for spec, battery life and price, during testing, I found this one hard to beat.

1. Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3

Best overall laptop for writers

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3

The Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 3 is excellent for writers with the AMD Risen chip. It will deliver super performance. Due to the AMD Zen 3 architecture, the mobile processors lower system latency and will improve performance for overall computing.

With the 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) display, you will get crisp graphics, and it works impressively outside, too, due to the 300-nit screen. There is also the option to include an infra-red camera to help with security.

The Lenovo ThinkPad E15 is only 18.9mm / 0.74″ thick and weighs 1.7kg / 3.7 lbs, making the laptop very portable. The Lenovo has an excellent keyboard, ideal and suitable laptop.

Nice touch with the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 is the optional integrated earbuds housed in a Versa Tray that slides out the side of the laptop.

Very good battery life.

Laptop Specification

Screen Size: 15.6″

Hard Disk Size: 256 GB

Hard Disk Type: SSD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5

CPU Speed: 5500U

Ram: 8GB – 40GB

Weight: 1.7kg / 3.7lbs

Price

Options:

256 GB SSD / 8GB of Ram – £729.00

256 GB SSD / 16GB of Ram – £779.00

256GB SSD / 40GB of Ram – £889.00

2. Asus Chromebook Flip C433

Best overall laptop for best looking

ASUS Chromebook Flip C433

 The Asus Chromebook Flip C433, built-in aluminium alloy, has a 14-inch display built around a stylish and powerful laptop. The specs of this laptop are built around ensuring you can get a full-day heavy use out of it.

There are hardly any bezels at 5.5mm, with an impressive 85% screen to body ratio, giving an excellent experience for any writer looking to spend long hours using their laptop. It makes for an enjoyable time.

Battery life on this laptop is exceptional. Feels very similar to an Apple MacBook.

Laptop Specification

Screen: 14″

Hard Disk Size: 128 GB

Hard Disk Type: eMMC

CPU: Intel M3

CPU Speed: 8100Y

Ram: 4GB – 8GB

Weight: 1.4kg / 3.1lbs

Price

Options:

128 GB SSD / 4GB of Ram – £499.00

Amazing offer **36% off £549.99** 128 GB SSD / 8GB of Ram – £349.99 (36% off)

3. Acer Aspire 3

Best laptop for price and optional configurations

Acer Aspire 3

 With a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, the Acer Aspire 3 lets you watch videos, access the web, and work quickly. With its powerful processor and 4GB of DDR4 memory, apps load faster, graphics perform better, and multitasking is more effective.

The Full HD resolution brings vibrant, true-to-life colours to life. With a narrow-bezel design, you can get more monitor real estate for these incredible visuals. With Acer BlueLightShield technology, you can work longer without straining your eyes which is essential for writers. It also has a really nice backlit keyboard that is a pleasure to use. This budget laptop offers long battery life. 

Works brilliantly with Windows 11 operating system. Although this is a relatively cheap laptop, you are getting a lot of laptop for your money. Especially for writers who require a solid battery life and a comfortable keyboard.

Laptop Specification

Screen: 15.6″

Hard Disk Size: 256 GB

Hard Disk Type: SSD

CPU: Core i3

CPU Speed: 1005G1

Ram: 4GB

Weight: 1.9kg / 4.2lbs

Price

Best Budget Laptop Option:

256 GB SSD / 4GB of Ram – £319.00

4. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 is a superb lightweight laptop that does everything well. When it runs Windows 11 operating system, with its Intel Core i5, you will find it is one of the my favourite laptops that you will use. 

With an AMOLED screen that is bright and perfect whether you use it indoors or outdoors. The laptop comes with an S-pen that is a great feature and works really well with the laptop. 

Sound on the laptop comes from the Dolby Atmos which is pretty convincing and offers crisp sounds.

The laptop is very lightweight, I’d even go on to say one of the lightest laptops I have tried and the battery life is superb and will last for longer than a day. Other laptops in this price range, are simply not as elegant and pleasurable to use. It would also be great for video editing if you ever needed to include videos in your articles.

My PROS

  • Gorgeous screen
  • S-pen works really well with the laptop
  • Big and responsive touchpad
  • Great sounds
  • Simple but elegant design
  • Nice keyboard to use
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Light and a portable laptop
  • Would be a good gaming laptop
  • Comparable to a Macbook Air
  • Excellent battery life
  • Perfect writing laptop

My CONS

  • Can be quite expensive depending on which model
  • Prone to fingerprints and smudge marks
  • No slot for the S-pen, it attaches magnetically
  • Not many USB ports
  • Very similar to an Apple MacBook Air in my opinion

Laptop Specification

Screen: 13.3″

Hard Disk Size: 256 GB

Hard Disk Type: SSD

CPU: Intel Core i5

Ram: 8GB

Weight: 1.1kg / 2.4lbs

Price

Best Option:

13 inch / 256 GB SSD / 8GB of Ram – £1,199.00

5. Microsoft Surface Pro 8

Microsoft Surface Pro

The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is one of the most powerful laptop/tablets that Microsoft has created to date. It has up to 27% faster CPU performance, along with 54% quicker graphics performance.

The 11th generation Intel Core processors handles any program with ease, especially with Windows 11 operation system.

The Pro 8 has an increased screen by 11%, along with 10.8% higher resolution. One of my favourites about the Pro, is the 120Hz refresh rate makes the touch screen very pleasant to use.

My PROS

  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Reduced bezel size
  • Larger screen
  • Improved resolution
  • Works as a tablet

My CONS

  • Expensive
  • No SD card slot
  • Only 2 USB-C slots
  • Poor customer service

Laptop Specification

Screen: 13″

Hard Disk Size: 256 GB

Hard Disk Type: SSD

CPU: Intel Core i7

Ram: 16GB

Weight: 891g

Price

Best Option:

13 inch / Intel Core i5 / 8GB of Ram – £799.95

Best Spec Option:

13 inch / 256 GB SSD / 16GB of Ram – £1,461.95

Now that we’ve looked at my selection of the best laptops for writers, it’s time to make your decision! There are other laptops that I will look to review in the coming weeks such as the Microsoft Surface laptop, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and other future brands. Remember to consider your needs and budget when making your purchase. We hope this blog post has been helpful in finding the perfect laptop for writers.

Happy writing!

Do you have a favourite laptop that you use for writing? Let us know in the comments below what your best laptop for writers would be!