In case your job involves a lot of writing, aka if you’re a journalist, blogger, or writer, then you definitely must look for the perfect laptop for writing.
Of course, there are lots of laptops for publishing available on the market, so it’s okay to be confused and not know which one will fit your writing skills the best.
We’re here to help you make up your mind and provide you with some eligible options. We’ll review a few options for the best laptops that are optimal for blogging, journalism, and so on.
Laptops for writers:
- An optimal laptop for publishing should have a powerful processor and enough RAM on board for optimum performance.
- A lightweight laptop will be more writer-friendly because usually, writers tend to be mobile.
- A laptop with an extended battery life and without any issues related to overheating will definitely serve a writer’s needs.
- A backlit keyboard is more writer-friendly as you’ll be able to operate the device in a low light setting; also, a full-size keyboard and a spacious palm rest area will be more appropriate.
So, below you’ll find our list of top seven laptops for writers that will turn out to be very helpful for all kinds of writing jobs. The laptops featured on our list are available in various price ranges. Therefore they are fitted for both professional and seasonal writers.
What are the best laptops for publishing?
- 2-in-1 convertible laptop
- 14 Inch FHD touchscreen display
- 12GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB NVMe SSD
- Windows 10
- AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor
- The USB-C port doesn't work as a PD charging port
With up to 8 hours of battery life, this Lenovo Flex model can be the perfect tool for field work. And when you’re running low on battery, the Rapid Charge technology will get you back up to 80% in just one hour.
We need to mention that this is a convertible laptop so with a smooth swivel of the screen you will get from productivity to a 14-inch screen tablet perfect for browsing or streaming videos.
This slim powerhouse comes with a AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor and an AMD Radeon Vega 8 that lets you stream 4K videos on an external display.
- Touchscreen 2-in-1 convertible laptop
- 4GB DDR3L and 500GB
- HD Webcam
- Wi-Fi - WLAN 802.11b/g/n
- Low price
- Can get hot sometimes
First and foremost, the Yoga 2 11 is a thin and light laptop which makes it perfect for writers as they can maneuver it very smoothly. As you bend its 11.6-inch display back, you will be able to turn it around and stand it up just like a tent.
You can also put its keyboard upside down on your desk and use it in stand mode, or you can fold the display all the way against the back of the keyboard and also use it as a tablet.
Just think about it, you can relax between writing sessions by watching some cool videos or movies in the tablet mode.
The trackpad might be a bit over sensitive, but the keyboard experience is pretty excellent as it’s very robust and comfortable, perfect for writing.
- 7th gen Intel Core i5-7200U processor
- Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10 GHz
- 128 GB HDD and 8 GB of RAM
- AMD Radeon 530 with 2GB DDR3 dedicated VRAM
- Slight problems with the power button
This laptop features four modes in which you can use it: tent, laptop, stand, and tablet mode. It runs on the 7th gen Intel Core i5-7200U processor, and it has 2.50 GHz Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10 GHz, and 3MB of cache.
It has enough space (128 GB) and memory (8 GB DDR3) for a writer’s needs. The display is perfect for your eyes and for not getting tired after hours and hours of writing.
Its 3-cell lithium-ion battery will offer you enough battery life (up to 8 hours) before you have to plug it into a power source, so you won’t have troubles when you decide to write outside of your home/office.
- AMD quad-core R5-3500U CPU
- 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD
- AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics
- Ergonomic backlit keyboard with fingerprint sensor-activated via Windows Hello
- Using the keyboard backlight can shorten the battery life
Usually, if you really want to have a device that can do it all, you will have pay big time. But this Asus VivoBook delivers robust features for less, and this is what makes it a great acquisition.
ASUS VivoBook F512DA-EB51 features a 15.6-inch screen that outputs some awesome colors and a sharp resolution of 1080p, and the color reproduction is fairly accurate which is always a plus.
The keyboard offers a decent experience with minimal shallowness and flax, and the backlighting is of course great. So, you won’t have to worry about this area of its features as it’s ideal for writers. The touchpad also provides smooth and accurate navigation.
It offers an AMD quad-core R5-3500U CPU power and a 256 GB solid-state drive, and all these features make it a more than adequate laptop for your daily writing needs.
- 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor
- 13.3-inch Full HD display
- 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD
- Windows 10 Home
- Camera quality is not so great
With a very powerfull Intel Core i5 processor from the latest generation and 8 GB of RAM, the ASUS ZenBook 13 is very powerful, at least for its 13.3-inch form factor.
With the 13.3 inch screen and very small bezel, this laptop only weighes 2.62 lbs which makes it extremely portable. And although it looks pretty fragile, the ASUS laptop meets the MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability so it’s more than prepared for field work.
Moreover, the portable powerhouse offers extensive connectivity with HDMI 2.0b, Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type C, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.2 Type-A, and a Micro SD card reader.
The Surface Pro 7 might just be everything fans ever wanted from Microsoft’s Surface line. It packs a lovely 12.3-inch screen with a sharp resolution of 2.736 x 1,824-pixel resolution, and this is amazing for high-res photos but also for making your text look extra smooth.
While the Surface Pro is technically a tablet on its own, it will successfully transform into a full laptop with all its keyboard accessories. The cool cloth-like Alcantara keyboard feels improved from the last model of the Surface, and it offers enough depth to every key press.
The touchpads are also very responsive and smooth. Unfortunately, the keyboard is not included, and you have to get it separately. You will have no problems in cleaning the keyboard with a damp cloth.
The Surface Pro packs in Intel’s 10th gen CPUs and this is faster than the last model, so you’ll have no problems with the device’s performance.
Samsung is a company that managed to master the phone market a long time ago, and now the company tries new things. Its Notebook 7 Spin is Samsung’s effort in this direction, and it’s quite a big step.
In case you need a laptop for writing, blogging, watching videos and surfing the net,m you’ll be glad about this one. It runs on the 6th gen Intel Core i5-6200U mobile processor, and it features 8GB of memory and 1TB of space, which is enough for a writer’s needs.
The keys from its keyboard are sized generously, and there’s plenty of space between them, which means that you are not going to have troubles writing fast and accurate.
It has a 13.3″ Full HD LED touch screen, 1920 x 1080 resolution and this 2-in-1 autorotate when you turn it to portrait mode, and this is something that not most standard devices will do.
The laptops listed above differ from one another in terms of price, brand, screen size and so on. But there’s one common perspective – they’re all great laptops for publishing.
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