There are a ton of Laptops out there. Asus, Dell, HP, Apple and the list goes on and on. So, to make your lives easier I have complied a list of potential Laptops to buy, for bloggers like me. A blogging laptop should have extra battery life with good keyboard. Also, we need a lot of memory space to store all the files. Blogging Laptops don’t need high performance like Intel Kaby Lake or Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets.
Without Further Ado, Let’s Talk About the Slick and Slim Laptops of Today!!
Number One Chromebook: These are not conventional laptops. If you have never heard of them, here you go. These laptops run on Chrome OS and they don’t have any hard disk space(A minimum space of 4GB to 32GB). Everything you do goes into google cloud. There are in a way stripped down version of regular laptops. As I told you bloggers don’t need high performance laptops. Chromebooks are a perfect fit for bloggers.
Chromebooks work mainly on chrome web browser. Basically these laptops are for browsing and typing. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a laptop. These chromebooks come at a vert cheap price. Unless you are thinking of Google Pixel Chromebook.
The finest Chromebook of 2017 is Asus Flip Chromebook. The body is super slick and a ton features like high battery life(critical when you are traveling and you have to update your blog), easy to carry, excellent keyboard, micro SD card slot(to transfer photos from the camera without searching for a card reader!).
I can probably go on and on about this. The only thing which made me cringe about this laptop is hard disk space. I know Chromebooks are not cut for that, but still it would be so nice to have a chromebook with 1TB disk space. But that should not hold you back from buying this state of the art laptop. Do not buy this laptop if you don’t have proper WiFi access or cellular data access. The entire premise of buying this laptop strongly depends on Wifi availability. Without that there is nothing much you can do with this.
Specfications: CPU: Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288C Processor|RAM: Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288C Processor| Storage: – 16GB eMMC | Display: 10.1″ 16:10 WXGA (1280×800)/Wide View Angle LED Backlight Glare panel | Graphics: Integrated Rockchip® Mali T764
Number Two MacBook Pro 2017: This minion here is so much better than its predecessor MacBook Pro 2016. If you don’t mind the price bracket this is the perfect laptop for anyone in this world. It has amazing video editing and photo editing suites built-in. Also, the 13.3” inch display just takes your breath away longer than you might wonder. The keyboard is absolute beauty with feather touch bar on top function keys. With a solid 128 or 256 GB SSD discs, this laptop stands in the first place for me but in the blog post it comes after the chromebooks not because it is lacking something because most of us would be hesitant to buy Mac but not a chromebook. Apple products are overpriced but there is absolutely nothing better than Apple in the market.
The best part about Mackbook Pro 2017 is Universal Type C ports. You can charge, transfer data and plug-in your USB headphones or any other peripheral in the same port. It has two thunderbolt 3.0 ports(USB Type C), which makes all our lives much easier. Also, you don’t have to keep pushing the USB cord until you find the right way to insert the cable. Everyside is the right side. USB Type C has this special feature where the USB plug is same on both the sides.
If you are a blogger, you might probably be doing multitasking right? As of now my firebox browser has 17 tabs open at the same time. Your computer RAM needs to be really great if it has to handle that kind of inputs. Macbook Pro 2017 is all about comfort and accessibility and it most certainly allows you to do great multitasking.
13-inch model with Touch Bar
Specfications: CPU: 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 64MB of eDRAM| RAM: 8 GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory| Storage: 256 GB PCIe onboard SSD | Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology| Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
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Number Three Dell XPS 13: Many people are willing the pay the price for Mac but they don’t want Mac Seirra OS. Well, Dell XPS series is a best alternative. It is the Mac of Windows. It has the same specs as Macbook Pro 2017 but the speaker quality is very poor compared to Mac. This is still a very great laptop. Also, this laptop comes with the touchscreen feature. None of the Macbook Pro’s ever had touch screen feature. I think this is great feature to have in a laptop.
When compared to Macbook pro 2017, Dell XPS has extra 8 GB RAM which means more multitasking capabilities. But the processor speed is less in Dell, as I told you blogging laptops don’t need a lot of processing speed unless you want to edit videos. The graphics card is also a standard Intel HD graphics 620. Macbook pro has 256 GB of SSD memory but XPS went up to 512 GB of SSD memory for the same price bracket.
The body of the laptop looks so good and beautiful. The size is considerably small and compact. I think if you are not OK with buying a laptop with Mac OS, this is the next best alternative for you.
Specifications: CPU: 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U | RAM: 16GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,866MHz | Storage: SSD512GB SSD | Display:13.3-inch 3,200×1,800 touchscreen | Graphics: 128MB dedicated Intel HD Graphics 620
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Number Four HP Spectre x360 13: I have been using HP Envy M6 for about three years now and I absolutely love it. HP Spectre is not that different from Envy series. It has great RAM, which means more capability for multitasking. 16GB of LPDDR3 can easily handle 50 to 60 tabs on your browser. The Laptop itself is cute and small weighing hardly 1KG, which is perfect for travelling. The disadvantage is worst battery life. This is a 4K display screen which would suck out most of the power. This is trade-off between performance and battery life. By all means I would go for Dell XPS than HP Spectre. Because Dell is so much better and I love working on windows.
The speaker quality is not that great but if you are headphones guy then it won’t be of much problem. The keyboard and track pad is just perfect for blogging atmosphere with its Hyper-threading capabilities. Except for battery life I love everything about his laptop.
Specifications: CPU: 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U | RAM: 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 1,866MHz | Storage: SSD512GB SSD | Display:13.3-inch 3,840×2,160 touch display | Graphics: 128MB dedicated Intel HD Graphics 620
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That is it fellas on “Four laptops that you should consider buying for blogging purposes”. I know the laptops are too expensive. Next time I will try to come up with best low budget laptops for blogging.
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