Hey there Sea Changers. Today I am going to try and answer a common question I get asked on my site as I discuss my 3 best laptops for bloggers this year. Now, this probably goes without saying but there is a huge array of laptops available out there which can be very daunting for many – especially if you are new to the world of blogging.

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That said, there are a good number of options that are designed for this purpose so it really comes down to what you want the laptop to do and how it will be used. So for those of you who are looking for something to get your information out of your head (or camera) and onto the world wide web, I have had a look around and come up 3 recommendations for bloggers below. Let's check them out…

My 3 recommended laptops for bloggers

I will review these in more detail below but if you just want to get moving without all the carry on, my 3 best blogger laptops options are listed here for your convenience:

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Dell G5 15 Gaming LaptopASUS VivoBook Laptop$CURRENT PRICE
Best Laptops For Bloggers - Apple MacBook AirApple MacBook Air Laptop$$CURRENT PRICE
Best Laptops For Bloggers - Dell G5Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop$$$CURRENT PRICE

What is a Laptop?

Ok, so this is probably a basic question, but for those completely new to this, a laptop (also often referred to as a notebook) is a portable personal computer that differs from a traditional desktop model in that it can be used in a number of locations away from a desk. Their components however are exactly the same and it is these that will determine the type that you purchase.

So here I am going to very quickly run through the main components of a computer so that you have an idea of what you we are talking about as we discuss our options below. These are:

  • Central Processing Unit (CPU) – the processor is the ‘brains' of the computer and is responsible for processing commands from other components and the user interface. In laptops, these are designed to run at lower heat levels than desktop computers and in general, the largest CPU you can get for the price, the better.
  • Random Access Memory – Also known as RAM, computer memory is the storage space that the computer uses to ‘store' data and instructions that are yet to be processed by the CPU. Most laptops are manufactured to current standards and technologies, however again, the more RAM that is included, the faster your laptop should run.
  • Storage – This is where you store your work – such as documents, photos and so on. These are measured in Gigabytes and Terabytes. In most cases, you will be storing most of this on a cloud server (online) however it is worth knowing what you have as a backup if you are offline or out and about for a while.
  • Graphics Card – As you are probably aware, Laptops are run via the issuing of commands on the screen user interface (see Compatibility section below) . Graphics cards manage the ability of the computer to display graphics, movies and video games etc. Again, most laptops will have a standard graphics card included however if you have high end video or gaming needs, then an additional graphics cards may be needed.
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  • Wi-Fi adapter – The Wi-Fi adapter is what is used to wirelessly connect your laptop to the internet. These also generally come standard to the latest technologies.
  • Battery – One main difference between a desktop and laptop computer is the battery. This is what allows the laptop to be used away from a power source and most charge the same manner as a mobile phone battery. Check for long life – especially if you plan to be out and about.
  • Connections – Whilst laptops are designed to be all encompassing with a screen, keyboard, webcam and mouse incorporated into the body, there are often other peripherals that you may wish to connect such as a microphone, external screens and external options of the above as well. Most laptops include USB ports, SD card slots, HDMI ports and a headphone jack as standard. Many later models now have USB-C ports included too.
  • Screen size – This is the size of the screen measured diagonally from corner to corner. As with a TV, the larger the size, the larger the images on the screen.

There is a lot, lot more to this of course. However, the above should give you some idea of what to keep in mind as you look through your options. As some extra assistance, I found this article which may be helpful to you here as well.

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What should you be looking for?

Ok, so before you go headlong into your purchase, as always there are some things to think about as you look for something that will suit you as you build out your blog in whatever subject or niche that you are working in. These are:

Main uses

The main thing to keep in mind here as a blogger is that just about everything you will need is accessed via the internet including web design software, video and photo editors, hosting and training packages. The advantage here then is that in general, most laptops that you can purchase will be able to handle these processes without any extra inclusions needed. As above however, I would recommend getting a laptop with the highest ratings of internal components that you can afford.

There are however some other variations to consider if you plan to use your laptop differently. These include:

Gaming – Video games use a lot of processing power to run both the game and its graphics. If you plan to use your laptop for blogging and gaming, then look for one with a specialised graphics card included. These cards manage all of the graphics separately from the main CPU which frees it up for other processes.

Movie editing – As per gaming above – higher memory and graphics cards may be needed here to allow for high resolution videos to be processed.

Travel – Should you be a travel blogger or need to be away from a power source for lengthy periods of time, then look for an option with long battery life.

Peripheral use

I have mentioned above that most laptops are designed in an all-inclusive manner allowing for simple use away from the desk. However, many bloggers (myself included) like to add extra options to our laptops when we are back in the office. This can include:

  • Extra screens
  • Docking stations
  • Higher quality webcams and microphones
  • External hard drives
  • Wireless headphones

Most of these peripherals will work on a base laptop (especially if you have purchased a higher quality options) however should you be running multiple screens and/or high resolution cameras etc., then again, you will need to make sure that the graphics card is capable of managing the extra load.


Laptops come in a number of shapes and sizes. Luckily for us, size does not necessarily determine the abilities or quality of the internal components discussed above. So if you want to move around a lot, rest assured you can go for a smaller build without loosing functionality.


When it comes to computers, there are two main operating systems that manage the interface – the screen you see and ‘click around' on. These are Microsoft Windows based (IBM) and iMacs (Apple). If you use Apple products such as iPhones and the like in your everyday life, then an Apple Mac may be the way to go for interactivity between your devices whilst Android phones etc. will work better with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

If you have peripherals already, check which operating system they are compatible with prior to purchase.

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What do I use

Ok, so I actually use a gaming laptop that runs the Windows operating system on which I have connected a docking station with two extra screens, a 4K webcam and USB microphone. The reason I purchased a higher range gaming laptop was as follows:

  1. I needed a graphics card that could manage three outputs at once (2 screens and the laptop).
  2. I needed higher memory output to be able to run video editing and all of my web design programs at ones.
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The advantage I also gained here was that the CPU was of higher quality for faster processing as well. I don't spend a lot of time away from a power source so battery life was not an issue (luckily because it is terrible). I do not use Apple products so I did not consider a ‘Macbook' laptop.

Prior to these additions however, I used a very basic model like the first option below which handled basic online processes with ease – including the addition Microsoft Office software.

My three recommendations broken down

So based on the information above, and my own experience, I recommend the following:

1. ASUS VivoBook Laptop

This first option is a good one for those who want something that is easy to use and will handle all general blogging needs without any fuss. It is lightweight with specifications compatible with most online web based operations including:

  • CPU – 10th Gen Intel Core I3-1005G1
  • Memory – 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 128 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Screen Size – 15.6″ LED
  • WiFi – Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • Operating System – Windows 10
  • Connectors – USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI

Other inclusions:

  • 88% screen-to-body ratio
  • Ergolift design for an improved typing position
  • Ergonomic backlit keyboard with fingerprint sensor

Why have I chosen it?

This is a great option for those who want a simple, cost effective laptop that will allow them to undertake their blogging activities simply and easily in a number of locations. It will probably not handle a lot of added peripherals or run high resolution video games however it will allow for all blogging activities for a good price.

2. Apple MacBook Air Laptop

My second option is for those looking to work with Apple products for their activities with good inclusions to cover everything a blogger will need. It also runs a battery life far superior to any Windows based laptop as well. Its specifications include:

  • CPU – Apple M1 chip with an 8-core CPU
  • Memory – 8Gb
  • Storage – 2TB
  • Screen Size – 13.3″ Retina display
  • WIFI – Wi-Fi 6 w/- up to 1.2Gb/s throughput
  • Operating System – Mac OS
  • Connectors – 2 x USB3, SD Card, headphone Jack

Other inclusions:

  • All-Day Battery Life – up to 18 hours.
  • Quiet, fan less design
  • Made with a 100% recycled aluminum

Why have I chosen it?

There are two types of users in this world, those who use Macs and those that don't. For those that do, this is – as with the option above – a great base model that will manage absolutely everything a blogger could need within their day to day operations. Unlike the one above however, it does run a little higher in terms of componentry so will handle some video game and 4k movie action as well.

3. Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop

The third unit I have chosen is a the exact model I use to run all of my blogging needs as well as the extra peripherals listed above. And although I am not a gamer myself, I do use it to watch sporting events and movies in one of the external screens while I work which it handles with ease. Its specs include:

  • CPU – ‎2.6 GHz core_I7
  • Memory – 32Gb DDR4 SDRAM
  • Storage – 512 Gb SSD
  • Screen Size – 15.6″
  • WIFI – ‎802.11ac
  • Operating System – Windows 10
  • Connectors – 1 x USB-C, 1 x Mini Display Port, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x SuperSpeed USB-A 3.2, 2 x SuperSpeed USB-A 2.0, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet, 1 x Headphone/microphone combo jack, 1 x SD Card Reader

Other inclusions:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
  • FHD anti-glare display
  • Backlit Keyboard

Why have I chosen it?

As above, this is the exact option I use and have found it to manage everything I need perfectly. It is high speed with enough ports to run all of my peripherals and great also for bloggers who like to play the odd video game on the side. The only downfall here is the battery life – I would be lucky to get 3 hours out of it even if only running one web browser and nothing else.


So… There are my 3 best laptops for bloggers this year. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other hardware options as well.

Until next time

Have fun


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Great, What Else Does Wealthy Affiliate Have To Help You?

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Wealthy Affiliate does not use upsells once you join – but as I mentioned in the video, to succeed here you will need to invest in a membership. There are a couple of options that provide access to all the tools, training and assistance that you could need – and a free domain as well.

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