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Do you feel confused when it comes to picking the right laptop for you?

Are you worried about spending a fortune on the wrong one?

I didn’t have a clue about laptops.

I’ve had a few laptops in my time and they do different things, but I have my favourite now for good reason.

But before I got onto that, I wanted to ask other authors what they either used themselves or what they felt they needed when it came to choosing a laptop for their business.

So in order of importance when it came to choosing a laptop for writing, it’s:

  1. Price
  2. Memory
  3. Comfort of keyboard
  4. How heavy/light

So let’s look at laptops when it comes to price:

Low Price

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Dell Latitude E6400 Renewed Laptop Windows 10 Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz 4GB Ram Warranty Widescreen (Renewed)

Price: £154.99

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2019 Thin and Light Notebook 14 inch Laptop HD 1366 * 768 Intel Atom X5-E8000 Dual Core, 1.04Ghz CPU, up to 2.0Ghz, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, expandable up to 1TB SSD, WiFi, HDMI Windows 10 Home

Price: £199.99

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Let’s look at laptops with lots of memory. Which was the 2nd priority when it came to surveying authors.

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CHUWI Herobook Pro Laptop, 14.1″ Ultrabook Intel Geminil lake N4000, 1920 * 1080 IPS Display 8G RAM 256G SSD, Windows 10 OS, 4K Video Playback, 2.4Ghz WiFi, USB3.0 and Supports 1T M.2 SSD

So this laptop has 8G of RAM which is really good and the price isn’t too bad.

Price: £279.00

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Let’s face it, if we are writing a book, we want to feel comfortable as we will spend a LONG time typing away at the laptop.

If we can spend a bit more money, then why not make sure we are comfortable?

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New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) – Space Grey

Price: £1,249.00 or 5 monthly payments of £249.80

Ok, yes it is expensive, even-though I didn’t know before that Amazon did the monthly payment plans, that’s pretty cool isn’t, it?

If you are serious about writing and are planning on making it a business, I really personally recommend the MacBook.

We have a MacBook Pro as I do a lot of writing, blogging, editing, uploading videos to YouTube etc. so we needed quite a robust laptop that could handle all of that and I would only ever buy MacBooks now.

So, what do other Authors use for their laptops?

My twitter followers are made up on many authors, mostly of whom have made writing books a source of their income.

As you can see, nearly half of those of voted (99 votes in total over a period of 24 hours) say they own a MacBook.

It’s probably because of the long battery life, powerful operating system, comfortable to write on, looks high end, is very light compared to some laptops.


When I move home, I know that I would be looking to also get an iMac.

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Basically, it is an even more powerful (but desktop) version of the MacBook.

New Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (27-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage)

I will let you decide…

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Other types of Laptops for novelists:

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This was second-choice in my poll.

Comes with a touch-screen!

Dell Latitude E7470 Ultrabook Laptop 14″ Touchscreen Notebook Intel Core i5-6300U 2.40GHz Webcam 8GB Ram 256GB SSD Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)

Price: £499.99

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Acer Laptops

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Acer Chromebook 314 CB314-H – (Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 14 inch HD display, Chrome OS, Silver)

Acer laptops tend to be more affordable laptops and so can be great for starting out on your writing journey.

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So, what did you decide to go for?

Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy writing!

Vicky & Claire x

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