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9 Best Laptops for Blogging in 2023

Best Laptops for Blogging

No matter what profession or side hustle you are working on, you want the best tools possible to increase your chances of success. If you’re following my posts and suggestions for affiliate marketing, it’s likely that blogging is or will be a big part of your strategy.

The idea for a new blog post may often come when you’re on the move. It can be extremely helpful to have a top-notch blogging laptop with you at all times. In my mind, the best blogging laptop must have long battery life and a comfortable, easy-to-use keyboard. It should also be affordable and light enough for travel bloggers or those who are constantly on the move.

Whether you already have an established blog and are writing a new blog post daily, or are new to following my affiliate and marketing guidance and want to start blogging, this post will help give you the tools that you need to succeed by covering the best laptop for blogging in 2023.

The blogging laptop models that I will cover in this article are:

9 Best Laptops for Blogging in 2023: Overview


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The best blogging laptops need to be light yet powerful and keep your battery life going for as long as you have work to do. And if you need any video editing or photo editing to keep your blogging business running, the laptop also needs to have enough processing power, memory, and storage space to work with video editors or photo editing software. This is especially important for travel bloggers.

Mac laptops have always been preferred by marketers and creatives (which are often one and the same) because they include all of the necessities listed above. Plus, Apple laptops are designed with sleek and minimalist visual elements, which is something that Apple is very well-known for.

The Apple MacBook Air is no different. With plenty of storage for your documents, photos, music, videos, and other files – along with unified memory for a higher rate of performance – this is truly a great professional blogging laptop (if you can afford it).

Specifications

  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
  • 256 GB solid-state drive
  • 8-16 GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Apple M1 CPU
  • Touch ID system to unlock it
  • Stereo speaker sound (so you can listen to tunes while you work on your blogging journey)

Pros

  • Pros icon Lightweight
  • Pros icon Enough power for video editing, photo editing, and/or podcasting
  • Pros icon Sleek design

Pros

  • Cons icon Not the most affordable price
  • Cons icon Only includes USB-C ports
  • Cons icon Extra hardware is required to plug in multiple monitors

Star Rating

/ 5.0


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Once people use a Mac laptop for a project, they often become lifetime Apple users. It does take some time to get used to the differences between a PC and Apple, but if you are serious about your blogging career and want a successful blog rather than just being an average blogger, you also want the best tools in your toolkit.

The Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro is another great option. With the fully-customizable touch bar (that can even be customized to perform different functions within different programs), the 16-inch screen size and high-quality screen with retina display, 11-hour battery life, and ample storage space, this really is the creme-de-la-creme of blogging laptops.

While it’s heavier than the Apple MacBook Air listed above, the extra weight is chock full of goodies that make this the best laptop for blogging that includes videos or graphics- again if you can afford it.

Specifications

  • 16-inch screen size with retina display
  • Customizable touch bar
  • 11-hour battery life
  • Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 16-core neural engine
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB Solid-State drive
  • 250-500 GB SSD storage space

Pros

  • Pros icon Long-lasting battery life even with the massive screen size
  • Pros icon More memory than the MacBook Air
  • Pros icon Fully customizable toolbar

Pros

  • Cons icon Not a very affordable price
  • Cons icon Only has USB-C ports
  • Cons icon Heavier than the MacBook Air

Star Rating

/ 5.0


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If you are a blogger on a budget, the Asus VivoBook 15 may be the option you’re looking for. While it doesn’t have the power or performance of the MacBook Air or Pro, this model from Asus is the best budget laptop out there.

It runs Windows 10 and performs better than the others in its price range. This feature-packed laptop has a large display, but there are some issues with the brightness and sharpness. While it is not as lightweight as some other options, at 3.75 pounds, it isn’t overly heavy either.

On the plus side, this blogging laptop provides more port options than others in its price range, and the keyboard is superior to its similarly-priced competitors as well.

This is not a suitable laptop if you are the type to keep a ton of windows open or for high-level graphic designers, video editors, or podcasters. But, it certainly is the best laptop for bloggers on a budget.

Specifications

  • 11th generation Intel core i5
  • Intel HD graphics (620)
  • 15.6″ LED-backlit full HD screen with 1920×1080 resolution
  • 256 GB – 1 TB SSD storage space
  • 8 GB DDR4 memory
  • 512 GB SSD storage space
  • 8-hour battery life

Pros

  • Pros icon Most reasonably priced Windows laptops (Windows 10)
  • Pros icon HDMI and many port options
  • Pros icon The keyboard is significantly better than other affordable options, which is important for blogging laptops

Pros

  • Cons icon Display is lacking
  • Cons icon Only 128 GB of SSD storage space
  • Cons icon Not ideal for graphic designers, video editors, or those who have multiple tabs open

Star Rating

/ 5.0


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Online gaming and eSports have become extremely popular with kids (and adults), to the point that companies are building laptops and computers designed specifically for that.

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is touted as a laptop built specifically for cloud gaming, which means games are processed in the cloud by high-powered systems and then streamed to the computer.

Although this laptop was built with gaming in mind, it is also a good blogging laptop and useful for other professional applications. Since it was designed for gaming, Acer built this model with a comfortable keyboard/trackpad and put enough processing power into it to allow for multitasking, with the ability to have multiple tabs or applications open and running at the same time.

Like the Asus VivoBook 15, this model is not exactly lightweight at 3.75 pounds, but it’s not overly large or heavy either.

Specifications

  • Intel Core i5 processor Dodeca-core 1.70 GHz (12th generation, which is better than many of the 10th generation Intel Core i5 laptops in the same price class)
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256 GB SSD storage space
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics shared memory
  • 16-inch 120Hz IPS non-touch display
  • Backlit keyboard
  • 1080p webcam
  • 2x USB Type C, 1x USB Type A, HDMI, and ethernet ports
  • Headphone/mic jack

Pros

  • Pros icon Large screen with high resolution
  • Pros icon Intel HD graphics give enough processing power for great videos
  • Pros icon Long battery life (8+ hours)

Pros

  • Cons icon Needs a fast internet connection to utilize several gaming/blogging features
  • Cons icon Not lightweight

Star Rating

/ 5.0


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Sometimes you don’t have much to spend on just a laptop, but you still need as many laptop features as you can get.

The Acer Aspire 5 is a good laptop all around, and while it doesn’t have great battery life or the most powerful processor, it is more than enough for the average blogger or someone who is just getting started in the blogging business.

On the plus side, the keyboard for the Acer Aspire 5 is far superior to most budget laptops, and the display is actually better than some that cost significantly more.

It boasts a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 Quad Core processor with 8 GB of RAM behind it, which is far more than enough punch to create your latest blog posts.

Specifications

  • 10th generation Intel Core i7 Quad-core processor
  • Intel® Iris Xe Graphics shared memory
  • 14-inch screen for Intel HD graphics, 1920 x 1080 screen resolution
  • 16 GB of DDR4 SDRAM
  • 512 GB SSD of storage space
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Type-A, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (data only), 1x Ethernet, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x 3.5mm combo audio, 1x DC-in barrel plug

Pros

  • Pros icon Comfortable keyboard
  • Pros icon Great display screen
  • Pros icon Plenty of ports available

Pros

  • Cons icon No backlit keyboard
  • Cons icon Limited battery life (about 6.5 hours)
  • Cons icon Performance is slightly lower than other options in a similar price range

Star Rating

/ 5.0


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While the HP Envy 15.6 is the first HP laptop on our list, it is still certainly one of the best blogging laptops out there.

The HP Envy 15.6 is a reliable laptop with some pretty cool features, like a shutter for your camera (which is useful if you’ve heard that hackers can turn on your laptop camera without your knowledge), an integrated fingerprint reader for safe access, and wirelessly file sharing across all of your HP devices.

Plus, this is the first laptop for blogging with an AMD processor instead of Intel, which is pretty remarkable.

The HP Envy 15.6 is also the first 2-in-1 option to make it on my list. 2-in-1 means this HP Envy can either operate as a traditional laptop for blogging, or the screen can be pulled away from the base and used in tablet mode. This is great for places where space is limited (like an airplane), or when you just want to use the touchscreen feature.

Specifications

  • FHD IPS display with 178-degree wide viewing angles
  • 1920×1080 resolution
  • AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • 8 GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • 256 GB SSD memory space
  • Windows 11 home
  • Fingerprint reader for security
  • Ports: 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C, 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A, HDMI 2.1, AC smart pin, 1 headphone/microphone combo

Pros

  • Pros icon HP Quick Drop allows seamless sharing across all HP devices
  • Pros icon 2-in-1 allows for traditional laptop or tablet mode
  • Pros icon Lightning-fast AMD Ryzen 5000 processor with Radeon graphics
  • Pros icon Long battery life (over 11 hours)

Pros

  • Cons icon A little heavy (weighs over 4 pounds)
  • Cons icon Comes loaded with bloatware that you'll have to uninstall if not wanted
  • Cons icon Keys feel a little flat

Star Rating

/ 5.0


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When PCMag comes right out and calls a laptop the world’s best, you know that you’re looking at something built with quality. With a pretty high price tag, the Lenovo ThinkPad x1 is not the one you go for when seeking an affordable laptop, but it is the one you turn to when you want quality or a professional blogging laptop.

This truly is the best laptop for blogging and any other number of business activities that you need to get done. It has great battery life and plenty of power to keep as many tabs open as you need, while video editing or watching YouTube videos, while also writing a blog post on Google Docs. In fact, the battery life is so efficient the fan hardly even needs to turn on to cool the laptop down.

It’s on the Windows 10 operating system and is a durable laptop that even passed brutal tests for military-grade durability.

It doesn’t get much better than this, but this high-performance laptop is on the opposite end of the price spectrum from the budget-level cheap laptops listed above.

Specifications

  • 8th generation Intel Quad Core i7 processor
  • 16 GB DDR4 memory
  • 1 TB SSD storage space
  • 14″ screen with FHD 1920×1080 resolution
  • Ports: 2x USB-C Gen 2, 2x USB 3.1 ports, HDMI
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS
  • 1080p webcam
  • Dynamic background noise suppression (for the mic)
  • Fingerprint reader

Pros

  • Pros icon Very comfortable keyboard
  • Pros icon Lightweight laptop (2.48 pounds)
  • Pros icon Seven different screen modes (versions of touch, non-touch, privacy, etc.)
  • Pros icon Military-grade durability (it passed MIL-STD 810H tests)

Pros

  • Cons icon No SD or MicroSD slot
  • Cons icon Nearly as expensive as Mac laptops
  • Cons icon Only comes with a one-year warranty

Star Rating

/ 5.0


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Like the Lenovo ThinkPad listed above? Well, the Asus Zenbook is another great on-the-go option. It’s placed in the “ultraportable” category because it is, well, ultraportable.

This model also uses AMD Ryzen processors to give it a lot of power, and the HD OLED display means that you can watch your YouTube videos with the utmost clarity. And the phenomenal battery life on this puppy means that you can use it all night long without plugging it in.

The only downside is that despite all the power packed into this little frame, the Radeon graphics can’t quite match what the Intel Iris Xe can do. This means that you’ll have an excellent visual display, but an underperforming graphics card to truly push it.

Specifications

  • 10th gen Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor
  • 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 512 GB SSD storage space
  • Multi-touch 13.3″ widescreen display with 1920×1080 resolution
  • Full Intel HD graphics
  • Ports: 2x USB-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • Windows 10
  • Integrated IR webcam
  • Backlit keyboard

Pros

  • Pros icon 2-in-1 option that can be used in tablet mode
  • Pros icon Super light and ultraportable
  • Pros icon Gorgeous HD OLED display

Pros

  • Cons icon No 3.5mm headphone port/jack

Star Rating

/ 5.0


Some people thought the mighty Google had lost its mind when the search engine company decided to start building hardware instead of software and search engines, but boy have they really brought their A-game (and a ton of money to throw into R&D).

At only 2.3 pounds (2.4 if you go for the 4k Ultra HD Molecular display system) and with a battery life that can last up to 12 hours, this Google Pixel Book Go is a dream for travel bloggers who need to write blog posts from sandy beaches or writers who find their inspiration in mother nature.

If you are a serious writer and a stickler for a good keyboard, the “hush” keyboard on this model is something out of this world.

It also has a 1080p webcam attached so you can use this ultralight and ultraportable laptop for blogging and taking pictures from the beach or wherever it travels with you.

Specifications

  • Chrome Operating System
  • 13.3″ LCD touchscreen display
  • Dual front-firing speakers for surround sound
  • 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor
  • 8-16 GB RAM
  • 64-128 GB solid-state memory storage
  • Option for 4k Ultra HD Molecular Display screen

Pros

  • Pros icon 2.3 to 2.4 pounds is crazy light
  • Pros icon 12-hour battery life in such a light laptop for blogging is amazing
  • Pros icon One of the best laptops to just throw in your backpack and take anywhere

Pros

  • Cons icon No biometrics
  • Cons icon Upgrades and more storage increase the price

Star Rating

/ 5.0

Why Do You Need a Blogging Laptop?

Getting a blogging laptop is definitely worth it if you’re serious about blogging. Compared to desktop computers, laptops are specifically designed for portability. Blogging laptops also have comfortable keyboards, which are essential for typing long blog posts, and lightweight designs and long battery lives, allowing you to blog from almost anywhere.

What to Consider When Buying a Laptop for Blogging

Now that you know the best laptops for blogging, how do you decide which one is right for you?

Further, how do you know which ones are good, what the most important aspects are, and which laptop specs matter? Let’s get into that now.

Price

Of course price matters. There are some real options out there that can provide a lot of power and give you what you need but are still priced as cheap laptops.

Some of the expensive ones provide better performance and more storage. It all depends on what you’re looking for, but if you are on a tight budget, sometimes you just have to take what you can get.

The next factors of my list should help you understand which additional laptop specs are worth paying more for, and which aren’t.

Storage

If the only thing that you ever plan to use your laptop for is Google Docs and writing blog posts, storage may not really matter to you. Always remember, however, that if you want your Google Docs files to work offline, the file will be saved to your actual computer, which will take up storage space.

While text docs don’t typically take up too much space, travel bloggers, video editors, or anyone that has video content or a lot of photos, really should keep storage space in mind.

You can also buy external hard drives that can give you terabytes of additional memory. But, do you really want to remember to lug those along with you? Probably not.

Size & Weight

It’s become quite popular for people to just ditch the desktop computer entirely and use a laptop that never moves from their desk. If that describes how you plan to use your laptop, then size and weight won’t really matter that much, as long as you are comfortable with it.

If you will be lugging it to the office every day and then back home with you, or if you are a frequent traveler or travel blogger, the best laptop for blogging in your world needs to be extremely light and portable, yet durable.

In the world of laptops, 3 pounds is a pretty good benchmark. Anything lighter is pretty light, anything heavier is considered standard to heavy.

Battery Life

The battery life is an enormous part of the decision-making process when looking for a new laptop.

You also need to keep in mind that different programs/software will drain battery life in different ways. Watching HD movies at full brightness can eat up a lot of battery power, whereas word docs with the brightness turned down can deliver hours of battery life.

If you know that your laptop will constantly be on the move with you, or that you plan to be unplugged for long parts of the workday, you would probably be well-served to find one of the best laptops with a long battery life of eight hours or more.

Performance

The performance of the best laptops for blogging listed above typically comes from the processor and the amount of RAM.

The graphics card is also an important component if you plan on playing games, video editing, or doing anything else that is graphics-intensive.

Overall, every processor has its own features and specialties and will perform best for different needs.

RAM

People often confuse Random Access Memory (RAM) with storage space, but this is a different type of memory entirely.

RAM is where your computer saves temporary data that is used often and may need to be accessed quickly. You can think of the RAM as the short-term memory for your laptop.

If you are a multi-tasker or someone who works on a lot of projects, you want as much RAM as you can get. That way your laptop can stay up to speed with all of the information and functions that you need on a daily basis.

FAQs

How Much RAM do I Need for Blogging?

If you are truly only using it as a blogging laptop, you don’t need more than the standard 8 GB of RAM that comes with just about any model. 

If you are using it for various business functions, personal use, and as a laptop for blogging, you may want to kick it up to 16 GB just to be sure that you don’t face any critical memory or lag issues.

Is a Laptop Important for Blogging?

Yes, a laptop is important for blogging. You need a place to do your research, write your thoughts, and edit your website and content before you hit the publish button.

How much you need to spend, however, is another question. A cheap laptop will work if it’s only needed for text blogging, but if video or photos are a part of your content strategy, you want the best laptop, not the cheapest.

What Is the Best Device for Blogging?

Professional writers (bloggers included) can be quite finicky when it comes to the medium they use to write.

I once met a New York Times multi-best-selling author who refused to write his novels on anything other than yellow legal pads in longhand. He said he couldn’t find inspiration when using a keyboard.

Some choose to dictate their content, some write longhand like my friend above, and some even prefer the good old-fashioned typewriter. But at some point, your blog will have to be put on the internet, which means a blogging laptop will be needed somewhere in the mix.

Bottom Line

Technology has become a veritable arms race, with dozens of companies building faster, better, and cheaper laptops every year. That makes the consumer the winner because companies constantly have to compete for our money.

If you don’t know much about technology, however, the terms and specs can be confusing and easy to miss. Should you get an Intel Core i7 or an AMD Ryzen? Do I need 1 TB of SSD storage or 256 GB?

I wrote the post above to be as helpful to my fellow affiliate marketers who use blogs to generate their income as I can. Stick to my list of blogging laptops above. There are more expensive, higher-performance options, like the MacBook Pro or Lenovo ThinkPad, but there are also cheap laptops that will allow you to write a blog on a budget.

Stick to the models that I reviewed above so you can get to writing your blog!

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