Whether you want to blog or write something from the comfort of your home or take your laptop on a trip the options are endless. As technology evolves, so does the choice of computing devices that can help you “travel” without leaving the comforts of your own home. The following post lists ten of the best laptops for writers and bloggers.

Apart from the laptops, I have also listed the best tools that can be used with the laptops to help writers in various circumstances.

1. Apple Macbook Air M2

Apple Macbook Air is our first choice for the best laptop for writers. It’s the thinnest and lightest laptop ever made by Apple, weighing just 3 pounds and measuring only 0.44 inches thick at its thickest point. The MacBook Air houses an incredible M2 chip, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. It also features a 13.3-inch liquid retina display with a resolution of 2560×1664.

Moreover, the Macbook air has impressive battery life. The company claims to be 13 hours of battery life. Though the real-world battery life is not that much yet still the battery life is outstanding.

The RAM and the storage are non-upgradable so the choices should be made while purchasing the laptop. You can choose up to 2TB of storage and up to 24 GB of RAM.

The keyboard is fully backlighted with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

And did I tell you about the fan? I probably not, because the laptop doesn’t have a fan. This makes the laptop completely silent to work with.

Tech Specifications

  • Processor: Apple M2 Chip
  • Graphics: Apple Integrated 8-core GPU
  • Display resolution: 2560×1664
  • Operating system: macOS
  • Battery life: Up to 13 hours with fast charging support
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR5
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Weight: 1.2 KG
  • Webcam: 1080P
  • Backlight Keyboard: Yes
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Ports: 2 USB C, 1 headphone jack, and a MagSafe port

2. LG Gram 14

The LG Gram is a light laptop that’s well-equipped for writers. It has a comfortable keyboard and a 1920 x 1080 display.

The LG Gram weighs just 0.999Kg, which is lighter than most 14-inch laptops. It’s also thinner, measuring 0.63 inches (16mm) at its thickest point. The combination of lightweight and thinness makes it easy to carry around all day.

The LG Gram has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage space on offer, which should be enough for most writers who aren’t editing video or rendering 3D models. Also, the laptop is Intel Evo certified.

You’ll also get one USB Type-C port, one HDMI port, and two USB A 3.1 ports for charging the LG Gram and connecting accessories like external displays.

Tech Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel iris Xe
  • Display Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Battery life: up to 25.5 hrs
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Weight: 0.999 KG
  • Webcam: 1080P camera
  • Backlight Keyboard: Yes
  • Finger Print sensor: Yes
  • Ports: 1 USB C, 2 USB A, 1 headphone jack, and 1 HDMI.

3. Mi Notebook Pro

The Mi Notebook Pro is one of the most affordable laptops for writers out there. It’s light, sleek, portable, and has an incredible battery life of up to 12 hours.

The Mi Notebook Pro’s specs include an 8th generation Intel Core i5, 8, and 512GB of storage space. This laptop is powerful enough to handle any writing task you throw at it, from word processing to editing photos or videos but it’s still small enough to fit in your bag when you’re on the go.

The laptop measures 0.68 inches thick and weighs 3.08 pounds (1.4KG), making it one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks on the market right now.

Moreover, the laptop comes with a preinstalled genuine Microsoft office 2021.

Tech Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel iris Xe
  • Display resolution: 2560×1600
  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Battery life: up to 11 hrs with fast charging support
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Weight: 1.4KG
  • Webcam: 720P camera
  • Backlight Keyboard: Yes
  • Finger Print sensor: Yes
  • Ports: 2 USB C, 2 USB A, 1 headphone jack, and 1 HDMI
  • Included software: MS Office 2021

4. HP Pavillion 15

The HP Pavilion 15 is another budget laptop that offers solid performance, good battery life, and a comfortable keyboard. It’s not the best choice for workaholics or gamers, but it’s an excellent value for those who want a simple, affordable laptop for everyday use, especially for writers and bloggers.

The pavilion 15 has a black lid with a silver hinge and base, which gives a premium look and makes it stand out from other budget laptops. The 15-inch display has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is decent for watching movies or editing images. However, the text looks sharp and clear at this resolution, more so than on some other budget laptops we’ve tested recently.

The laptop packs an AMD Ryzen 5 processor with 8GB of DDR4 Ram. The storage is 512GB which is of course upgradable.

Similar to Mi Notebook Pro, the Pavillion 14 comes with a pre-installed genuine Microsoft office 2021 which is a great advantage for writers.

Tech Specifications

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD graphics
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Battery life: up to 10 hrs with fast charging support
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4 (upgradable to 16GB)
  • Storage: 512GB (upgradable to 1 TB)
  • Weight: 1.4KG
  • Webcam: 720P camera
  • Backlight Keyboard: Yes
  • Finger Print sensor: No
  • Ports: 1 USB C, 1 USB A, 1 headphone jack, and 1 HDMI.
  • Included software: MS Office 2021

5. Acer Swift 3

Acer Swift 3 has a 14-inch full HD display with narrow bezels that make it look more like an 11-inch laptop. The keyboard has a nice feel to it and the trackpad works great. The Acer Swift 3 has an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512 GB of SSD storage. This is enough to handle most everyday tasks, including writing in Google Docs or Microsoft Word.

The aluminum chassis feels sturdy enough for everyday use and should stand up well against knocks and bumps in transit, though we wouldn’t recommend throwing it around too much!

The laptop contains preinstalled MS office for added advantage for writers. The laptop supports WiFi 6 which unlocks super-fast internet speed without the need of an ethernet cable.

Tech Specifications

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5
  • Graphics: Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Battery life: up to 10 hrs
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Weight: 1.2KG
  • Webcam: 720P camera
  • Backlight Keyboard: Yes
  • Finger Print sensor: Yes
  • Ports: 1 USB C, 1 USB A, 1 headphone jack, 1 HDMI, and 1 power jack.
  • Included software: MS Office 2019

6. Asus VivoBook K15

While Asus manufactures a lot of gaming laptops such as Rog and Tuf, they also produce basic config laptops for daily day use that can be suited for writers in a long run.

It has a solid aluminum chassis, a great keyboard, and an excellent display. It’s not going to break any performance records, but it has a solid, reliable design and enough ports to keep all your peripherals connected.

The Vivobook K15 has a 15-inch display that’s bright and has nice color reproduction. The matte finish helps keep glare at bay, which is great if you’re working in bright conditions. The keyboard is comfortable to type on, but it doesn’t offer much travel, you can definitely feel the keys as you type.

The laptop packs an Intel Core i3 processor with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The storage is not a lot but for writers, this will be a great base model to consider. However, if the storage is still your concern, you can easily upgrade the storage with extra slots available on the machine or swap the current one with a more storage drive.

Tech Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Battery life: up to 10 hrs
  • RAM: 8GB (upgradable to 16GB)
  • Storage: 256GB (upgradable to 1TB)
  • Weight: 1.8KG
  • Webcam: 720P camera
  • Backlight Keyboard: No
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Ports: 1 USB C,3 USB A, 1 headphone jack, 1 HDMI, 1 power jack, and an SD card reader.
  • Included software: MS Office 2021

7. Honor MagicBook

Honor MagicBook falls under the budget premium category. It is covered with a premium aluminum finish that houses 14 inches full HD display. The device is powered by an Intel 10th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB of storage.

The laptop comes with a 65-watt charger that charges up the device to 49% in just 30 minutes. As per the company claims, the charge will last up to 13 hours of usage however, on real-world usage, you can expect the battery to hold the charge for at least 6 hours on normal usage.

The magic book contains a decent keyboard that has a backlight builtin to it. One thing worth mentioning is that the laptop contains a 720P webcam near the keyword that pops up while using. This might be considered for privacy and security concerns.

Tech Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Battery life: up to 13 hrs
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 (Dual channel)
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Weight: 1.3 KG
  • Webcam: 720P popup camera
  • Backlight Keyboard: Yes
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Ports: 1 USB C, 2 USB A (1 USB 3 and 1 USB 2), 1 headphone jack, 1 HDMI, and 3.5mm headphone.

8. Lenovo IdeaPad 3

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is another laptop in the budget segment that offers a great balance of portability and power. This model has an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB solid-state drive (SSD). It’s not going to trounce the Razer Blade or other high-end gaming laptops in terms of raw performance, but it still performs well enough for most people’s needs.

For writers, this laptop is sufficient enough to produce enough power for their needs.

The Ideapad 3 has an excellent backlight keyboard with well-spaced keys and a comfortable palm rest. It’s one of the best keyboards I’ve used on a budget laptop in recent.

It has an FHD display that looks good for movies and games but isn’t super bright so it may not be ideal for outdoor use.

Similar to most other laptops on our list, the Idea Pad 15 also comes with pre-installed Microsoft office 2021.

Tech specifications

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Battery life: up to 9 hrs
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 (upgradable to 12GB)
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Weight: 1.6KG
  • Webcam: 720P
  • Backlight keyboard: Yes
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Ports: 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 USB 2.0, 3.5mm Headphone, 1 HDMI, and an SD card reader
  • Included software: MS Office 2021.

9. HP Spectre x360

The HP Spectre x360 is a 2-in-1 that tries to combine the portability of a tablet with the functionality of a laptop. The machine’s design is sleek and strong with an ultra-premium look.

The HP Spectre x360 is one offers outstanding performance, premium design, and excellent battery life. It’s also one of the thinnest and lightest convertibles on the market.

The laptop holds an Intel Core i5 processor with 16 GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. The display packs a gorgeous resolution of 3072×1920 with a responsive touch screen.

The keyboard is great with backlights and spacious with nice travel and keys that are well spaced and easy to hit. It also has an accurate trackpad, which makes navigating your way around Windows 10 (or Windows 11) fairly smooth.

And don’t forget the pen. Yes, this laptop support stylus.

Tech specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Graphics: Intel Integrated Iris Xe Graphics
  • Display resolution: 1920×1200
  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Battery life: up to 18 hrs
  • RAM: 16GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • Weight: 1.3KG
  • Backlight keyboard: Yes
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Ports: 2 USB C, 1 USB A, 1 headphone jack, and a micro SD card slot.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Are Macbooks good for writers?

Macbooks are not just for writers. They are for everyone. But, if you are a writer, a Macbook can be a great computer to have.


What do writers look for in a laptop?

Laptops for writers should meet certain requirements to be comfortable computers for them and that’s mentioned below. Similarly, the laptops I mentioned above would fit the requirements and would be the perfect laptops for writers.

Keyboard

The keyboard is the most important factor when choosing a laptop for writers. Writers need keyboards that are comfortable and easy to type on, especially if they’re going to be spending hours at a time writing on their laptops.

The size of the keyboard should be large enough so that you can easily hit them with your fingers, but not so large that there’s too much space between each key (which will make it harder to type).

A keyboard that provides enough space between keys helps prevent typos and improves typing speeds too!

Moreover, having a backlight is a life saver addition when working in a dark environment but that comes at a cost. If you’re on a really tight budget, sacrificing the backlight is advisable, and buying a nice little USB light that’s cost a few pennies.

Lightweight and portable

Writers are always on the move, so lightweight laptops are essential. A heavy computer can tire out your arms and shoulders quickly when you’re typing all day.

To be frank, for writers, weight matters a lot more than size or screen resolution. When using the laptop on the lap, a heavyweight laptop will start to give you pain when used for a long time and that’s what usually writers do. Well, they are not video editors or gamers who setup up everything perfectly on the desk to carry on with their work. They are writers who write whenever they want and wherever they need to.

For those kinds of personalities, a lightweight laptop is a must.

Being lightweight is very much helpful in portability as well.

Battery life

Most writers do need their laptops with them as much as possible because they constantly write and publish blogs, articles and even novels. This means you will be taking it on trips and long journeys, so having a laptop that can last for hours is essential.

If you’re writing on a train, for example, you can’t really rely on an outlet to charge your computer. If the battery dies halfway through your blog or article, there’s no way you’ll finish before you get home.

Luckily most of the notebooks give a decent amount of battery life and we have tried any and picked the best among those.

Decent performance

If you’re a writer, you probably don’t need the fastest processor or the most powerful graphics card in the world. All you really need is something that can handle basic tasks like writing and editing without slowing down or crashing too often when using MS Word, Google docs, or WordPress editor.

If you have a slow and unstable laptop, then this can be a huge problem for your work. It can also lead to unnecessary frustration when you’re trying to get things done in a timely manner.

Fortunately, this can be achieved with less expensive and cheap laptops. This is why many writers choose to go with cheaper laptops over more expensive ones (provided they meet their other needs). A cheap laptop won’t break the bank but will still perform well enough for their needs.

However, I have mentioned a few laptops that are quite expensive and that’s because of the keyboard, trackpad, and battery life that they offer which is simply not possible to be seen on less expensive laptops.

If you have the budget for that, then go for it and if budget’s your problem, then go for the cheap ones. They still perform better but would sacrifice a few things.

6 Best Tools for Writers and Bloggers

Once you have your laptop, that’s not the end of it. There are tons of tools to make you a better writer or help you with your workflow. Below is a list of some of the best tools that will help you in certain circumstances.

1. Grammarly

Grammarly is one of the best tools that every writer and blogger should be using. It is a writing app that checks for grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes. It works with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and even with WordPress editor and it’s the best way to avoid embarrassing mistakes.

Grammarly isn’t just a spellchecker. It’s also a grammar checker that looks at syntax, vocabulary usage, and style. If you’re always worried about making mistakes in your writing, this app will help you improve your work by catching errors before they hit the web or are published as an article.

Grammarly is available for free as an addon or extension for Chrome and Firefox and as a native application for Windows and Mac

2. Hemingway App

Hemingway App is a free tool to help you write better. It’s based on the Hemingway Editor, which is a great tool for determining how readable your content is.

The app allows you to take a look at any text and determine its level of readability, as well as its complexity and passive voice. You can also use it to check for repetitive words, long sentences, and even misplaced punctuation marks.

If you’re not sure what the difference is between active and passive voice or between simple and complex sentences, don’t worry, Hemingway App has some great explanations that can help you get started with all of this.

This tool is slightly similar to Grammarly but better at finding tones and readability.

You can either use the online editor directly or download the native application for windows.

3. Evernote

Evernote is one of the most versatile tools for writers, and it’s also one of the most popular. It’s great because it allows you to save notes, photos, webpages, audio recordings, and more in a single place. You can organize them into notebooks and set up alerts to remind you when something is due.

The main reason that Evernote is so popular with writers is that it makes it so easy to capture ideas as they come to you and then organize those ideas once they are written down. This means that you will always have your notes with you wherever you go, which can be a big help when you are trying to write an essay or article on the go!

Moreover, you can create a to-do list that helps keep track of the tasks.

4. Canva

Canva is a free tool that offers a lot of templates and designs to help you create beautiful infographics, and images for your blog posts, social media posts, or even your book covers.

I love Canva because it’s easy to use, even if you don’t have any design skills. You can easily customize the templates they offer or simply choose from their library of stock photos, vector images, and graphics.

Canva also offers a lot of fonts, backgrounds, and other design elements that you can use to create professional-looking images for your website or blog posts.

5. Google Docs

You might have already known about Google Docs which is a tool that will do a simple thing but with advanced options and settings, that is letting you type and format an essay or blog post.

Using those tools is very easy to use and user-friendly. You can easily type, edit, format, and more using this tool. Grammarly also supports integration with Google Docs and MS Word and you can easily correct your mistakes as you type in.

Moreover, your document is synced across all your device, and easy to resume your work with whatever device you pick up.

6. Google Drive

Google Drive is one of the most popular tools for bloggers, writers, and content creators.

It’s a simple yet powerful cloud storage service that allows users to store and share files with others. It’s perfect for those who need to collaborate on projects or need access to the same files from anywhere.

The best part is that it’s free! All you need is a Google account (which you probably have if you use Gmail) and you can start using it right away.

Here are some of the ways you can use Google Drive as a writer or blogger:

  1. Store all your blog posts and other documents in one place.
  2. Back up all your blog posts so they’re always accessible no matter what computer you use.
  3. Collaborate with other bloggers on joint posts or articles without worrying about missing deadlines or getting out of sync with each other.

Final Verdict

Most of these laptops are quite affordable and some of them are expensive, and they all have their plusses and minuses. You can narrow down the list based on your own preferences and priorities, but don’t be afraid to read up on competing models to see what else is out there.

Disclaimer: Do note that these laptop prices may change from time to time.

Affiliate Discloser: This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase anything using these links, I will get a commission for the referral at no extra cost to you. Moreover, I only recommend things that I have personally used and always offer my honest opinion.

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Varun Srinivas

Passionate techie. Professional tech writer. Apple Geek Guy. Varun has been a gadget freak for longer than he cares to admit and loves everything to do with technology, especially the one that Apple invents.

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