The Best Laptop Computers for Writers

Updated April 17, 2017

With the growing scope of online content, computers have become an indispensable requirement for writers. But sitting on a chair the whole day, typing away on a desktop computer, often becomes monotonous. Laptops are the obvious solution for such a problem. They are great solutions for writers who are on the move most of the time.

Dell Inspiron 15

The Dell Inspiron 15 is laptop with a glossy 15.6" widescreen XGA (1366 x 768) bundled with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The Dell Inspiron 15 comes with the latest Windows 7 running on RAM (Random Access Memory) up to 4 GB 800MHz SDRAM. For a writer, the multitasking of sending e-mails, typing articles/stories, searching on the Internet and listening to music becomes quite easy with this large amount of RAM. The Inspiron has a built in 1.3 MP webcam and Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card for Wi-Fi Internet. The Dell Inspiron 15 has a durable and long battery life offered by 9-cell primary battery. Dell laptops are known for their sturdy exterior and long life.

Sony Vaio VGN-FW53GF/B

The Sony Vaio is a widescreen laptop with 16.4" LCD display with real wide aspect ratio of 16:9. Bundled with an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6600, it operates on genuine Windows 7 home premium 64-bit. Language packs like Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic and Thai are available for writers of various nationalities. The Sony Vaio has a large RAM of 3GB DDR2 SDRAM which is even upgradeable to 8GB. The Sony Vaio has a built-in graphics accelerator and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics with a dedicated memory of 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM. Sony Vaio laptops are known for their sleek design and high performance.

HP Pavilion dv2-1100

The HP Pavillion dv2 comes with a Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit pre installed running on a RAM of 2048 MB DDR2 at 533MHz. The processor type is AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual-Core Processor for Ultrathin Notebooks L335 at 1.60 GHz. The HP Pavilion dv2 has also a built-in graphics card by ATI Radeon™ X1250 Graphics with 64MB display cache memory. The screen size is a little smaller than usual: a 12.1" Diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP LED Brightview widescreen display, which makes it easier to carry on a journey for a writer. HP laptops are usually priced at the lower end.

Apple MacBook 2008

The Apple MacBook 2008 is a laptop with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours. The Apple Macbook is loaded with a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MN on-chip shared L2 cache on a 1066MHz frontside bus.The Apple MacBook has 2 GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM with two SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 4 GB. A Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM comes bundled with this ultra-tech laptop. Apple MacBook has built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking coupled with Bluetooth 2.1. Its price range starts from £844.

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About the Author

Willow Wisp is a professional ghostwriter who got her start in 1999. Her projects have included books, digital products and e-courses for many well-known authors. Her areas of expertise include the metaphysical, spiritual and alternative medicines. She studied English literature and writing at Indiana University at South Bend.