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10 Best Laptops for Bloggers to Make Money Blogging in 2020

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I found myself in the market for a new laptop last year after my 18-month-old Macbook broke and was irreparable. 
 
I was so pissed, y’all. I had invested over $1,200 on a Macbook, and I was told that because the motherboard is soldered to the actual machine, only Apple could potentially repair it. 
 
Apple wanted $600+ as a deposit to even diagnose the machine, and its used value was just over $600 in working condition.
 
So I started researching all the latest tech for entrepreneurs, and I landed on a Samsung Notebook Pro. This laptop has worked out great for me over the past year and a half. 
 
I love being able to flip the screen around and use it as a tablet with the stylus or type blog posts. But it has a couple of major flaws.
 
The sound quality is terrible, and it gets really overheated. So here we are after another 18 months, and I wanted to share my research with you all!
 
Side note: if you’re considering launching a blog this year, be sure to read the following posts:

Best Laptops for Bloggers and Blogging in 2020

SaleBestseller No. 1
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L,Black
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3,378 Reviews
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L,Black
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual Core Processor (Up to 3.5GHz); 4GB DDR4 Memory; 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • 15.6 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED backlit IPS Display; AMD Radeon Vega 3 Mobile Graphics
  • 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port, 2 USB 2.0 Ports & 1 HDMI Port with HDCP support
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Backlit Keyboard; Up to 7.5 Hours Battery Life
  • Windows 10 in S mode. Maximum Power Supply Wattage 65 W
Bestseller No. 2
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 Inches FHD IPS Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 Home, A515-54-51DJ
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1,152 Reviews
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 Inches FHD IPS Display, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 Home, A515-54-51DJ
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor (Upto 3.9 gram Hz) | 8 GB DDR4 Memory | 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display | Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port, 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port & 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP Support
  • 802.11ac WiFi | Backlit Keyboard | Fingerprint Reader | Upto 9.5 Hours Battery Life
SaleBestseller No. 3
Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 14 Inch FHD Touchscreen Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, Windows 10, 81SS000DUS, Black, Pen Included
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Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 14 Inch FHD Touchscreen Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, Windows 10, 81SS000DUS, Black, Pen Included
  • With a 1920 x 1080 Full HD touch screen Display and the powerful and efficient AMD Ryzen 5 3500U mobile Processor, you can work, stream, and game for hours, along with Radeon Vega 8 for fast video and photo editing. Includes HDMI, USB-C, and USB 3.1 inputs
  • Comprehensive, built-in, ongoing protection with Windows 10 helps protect you against viruses, malware, and ransomware
  • Convenient true block privacy shutter allows you to physically close your PC's webcam whenever you're not using it
  • With the included active Pen, you can draw or take notes directly on the screen, anywhere you go
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life with recharge Technology to power your laptop computer up to 80% in just one hour
SaleBestseller No. 4
2019 Newest Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6' HD High Performance Laptop PC |7th Gen AMD A9-9425 Dual-Core 3.10 GHz| 4GB RAM | 128GB SSD | 802.11ac | Bluetooth | DVD+/-RW | HDMI | Win 10
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808 Reviews
2019 Newest Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6" HD High Performance Laptop PC |7th Gen AMD A9-9425 Dual-Core 3.10 GHz| 4GB RAM | 128GB SSD | 802.11ac | Bluetooth | DVD+/-RW | HDMI | Win 10
  • Windows 10 Home; AMD A9-9425 processor; 15.6" display; 4GB memory; 128GB solid state drive; Bluetooth; outdoor screen; HDMI output
Bestseller No. 5
2020 HP 15 15.6' HD Touchscreen Premium Laptop - 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, USB Type-C, HDMI, Windows 10 - Silver W
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112 Reviews
2020 HP 15 15.6" HD Touchscreen Premium Laptop - 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, USB Type-C, HDMI, Windows 10 - Silver W
  • Fast Processor 10th Generation intel(r) core(tm) i5-1035g1 Processor quad-core 1 0 GHz Base frequency up to 3 6 GHz with Intel's) Turbo Boost Technology
  • Display 15 6-Inch diagonal HD SVA bright View micro-edge WLED-backlit touchscreen display (1366 x 768)
  • Fast boot up with SSD Boot up in seconds transfer files without waiting hours and enjoy a snappier experience with the internal solid-state drive 512 GB pcie(r) nvme(tm) M 2 Solid State Drive
  • 1 HDMI 1 4b 1 headphone/microphone combo 1 USB 3 1 Type-C Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s) 2 USB 3 1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only) 1 AC smart pin
  • Windows 10 Home No DVD
Bestseller No. 6
HP 15.6' HD 2019 New Touch-Screen Laptop Notebook Computer, Intel Pentium Quad-Core N5000 (up to 2.7 GHz), 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI, Webcam, Win 10
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HP 15.6" HD 2019 New Touch-Screen Laptop Notebook Computer, Intel Pentium Quad-Core N5000 (up to 2.7 GHz), 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI, Webcam, Win 10
  • With the latest Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Quad-Core Up to 2.7GHz processor you get the reliable performance you need to work and play.
  • 15.6-inch diagonal HD SVA WLED-backlit touchscreen display Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. The touch display has a basic HD-class picture resolution (sharpness) and TN-class narrow viewing angles. Let You Have a Full Grasp of its Graphical and Visual Excellence
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking;Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.1TB hard drive for ample file storage space; Holds a sizeable collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies.
  • Wifi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, HDMI output expands your viewing options, Front-facing HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone; Basic Intel UHD 605 integrated graphics. Take advantage of the newest, highest performance, fastest, energy efficient premium CPU, with multi-task capabilities to work through any task at hand
  • Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
SaleBestseller No. 7
ASUS VivoBook 15 Thin and Light Laptop, 15.6” Full HD, AMD Quad Core R5-3500U CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Windows 10 Home, F512DA-EB51, Slate Gray
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414 Reviews
ASUS VivoBook 15 Thin and Light Laptop, 15.6” Full HD, AMD Quad Core R5-3500U CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Windows 10 Home, F512DA-EB51, Slate Gray
  • Powerful AMD Quad Core r5-3500u Processor (2M Cache, upto 3. 6 GHz)
  • 14. 1 inch wide, 0. 7 inch thin and portable footprint with a Nano Edge bezel for a stunning 88% screen-to-body ratio
  • 15.6 inch anti-glare full HD Wide view display with Asus splendid software enhancement
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD; Windows 10 Home. Battery: 37WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion
  • Ergonomic backlit chiclet keyboard with fingerprint reader
  • Comprehensive connections including USB 3. 1 Type-C (Gen1), USB 3. 0, USB 2. 0, and HDMI; Lightning-fast Wi-Fi 5 (802. 11AC) keeps you connected through any congestion or interference (USB transfer speed may vary. Learn more at Asus website)
Bestseller No. 8
HP 14' Touchscreen Home and Business Laptop Ryzen 3-3200U, 8GB RAM, 128GB M.2 SSD, Dual-Core up to 3.50 GHz, Vega 3 Graphics, RJ-45, USB-C, 4K Output HDMI, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1366x768, Win 10
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HP 14" Touchscreen Home and Business Laptop Ryzen 3-3200U, 8GB RAM, 128GB M.2 SSD, Dual-Core up to 3.50 GHz, Vega 3 Graphics, RJ-45, USB-C, 4K Output HDMI, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1366x768, Win 10
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Processor (2.60 GHz base clock, up to 3.50 GHz max boost clock, 4 MB Cache, 2 Cores) Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing
  • 14" Touchscreen, typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. Energy-efficient LED backlight screen
  • DDR4 2400 MHz RAM Memory with Solid State Drive (SSD) combo brings the muscle for gaming, creating, and advanced multitasking, so you can do it all, anywhere. To smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once
  • 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack; 1x Built-in HD webcam with microphone; 1x Built-in fingerprint reader; 1x Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer; 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert; 1x HDMI 1.4b 4K Output; 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C; 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A. 12.75 x 8.89 x 0.78 in (323.85 x 225.81 x 19.81 mm), 3.25 lbs. (1.47 kg)
  • Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11b/g/n/ac (1x1)(19a) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and RJ-45 LAN Ethernet combo. Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots
SaleBestseller No. 9
Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01 11.6-inch, Exynos 5250, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, Silver (Renewed)
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Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01 11.6-inch, Exynos 5250, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, Silver (Renewed)
  • Chrome OS, Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual Core Processor
  • Display: 11.6" LED HD 1366 x 768 16:9, Ports: HDMI, Headphone/MIC combo, 1 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0, 3- in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR3L RAM, 16GB Solid State Drive
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Webcam, 3W Stereo Speaker
Bestseller No. 10
2020 HP Pavilion 15 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, 10th Gen Intel Quard-Core i7 1065G7 up to 3.9GHz, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, 802.11AC WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, Windows 10, YZAKKA Accessories
  • Powered by latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 Processor @ 1.30GHz (4 Cores, 8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz); Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core, eight-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • HP Pavilion 15: 15.6" diagonal FHD IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen (1920 x 1080); Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • 12GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory for full-power multitasking; 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA for ample file storage space Holds a sizeable collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies. 5400 rpm spindle speed for standard read/write times. 7200 rpm spindle speed enables rapid read/write times for handling large files and complex applications.
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5 Combo (Supporting Gigabit file transfer speeds); 1 HDMI 1.4b; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 RJ-45; 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only); 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only, 5 Gb/s signaling rate); 1 AC smart pin
  • Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, English; Silver; YZAKKA USB extension cord 6ft, HDMI cable 6ft and Mouse Pad
 

Is Microsoft Surface Better Than Macbook?

Best Laptops for Blogging in 2020
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Notice I didn’t recommend the Microsoft Surface or the Macbook. I think it’s pretty clear why I don’t recommend the Macbook as it wasn’t a reliable laptop for my business.

I haven’t owned the Microsoft Surface, but they appear to be powerful laptops. 

The Surface Pro seems to be a good competitor for a lightweight laptop, but my top pick isn’t either of these.

MacBook Air 2019 Surface Pro 6
Starting Price (as configured) $1,199  $619
Display 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1600 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824 (touch screen)
CPU Intel Core i5-8210Y Intel Core i5-8250U
RAM 8GB 8GB
Storage 256GB 256GB
Graphics UHD 617 UHD 617
Ports 2 Thunderbolt 3, headphone USB 3.0, DisplayPort, Surface Connect, microSD, headphone
Size 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
Weight 2.8 pounds 1.7 pounds; 2.4 pounds w/ keyboard
 

Perfection Hangover Best Laptop for Blogging Pick

After many years and many laptops, I’ve learned that you need to go with a quad-core with more storage and reviews matter. As such, I’m considering this Lenovo business laptop. But we will pay cash with income earned from blogging. This will be a tax write-off as a business expense, so it’s a win-win!

Last update on 2020-02-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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