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The best laptops for blogging in 2021

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The best laptops for blogging enables you to comfortably type away no matter where you are. If you have your own blog – or you're thinking of starting one up – then the laptops on this page will prove to be essential tools.

Blogs (once known as a weblog) are personal websites that are used by people to quickly and easily publish short articles and journals, and are displayed chronologically, with the newest posts at the top.

They are great for people who want to share their thoughts with the world, but don't want to invest time and money in creating their own bespoke website. For creatives, starting a blog is an easy way to reach new audiences and customers. Newbies in this field should check out our guide to the best free blogging platforms, which can get you up and running in no time at all.

Investing in a laptop to blog on is definitely worthwhile if you're serious about blogging. The laptops in this list have comfortable keyboards, which is essential for typing long posts on, as well as thin and light designs and long battery lives. This allows you to use them to update your blog from almost anywhere, as soon as inspiration strikes.

For more buying advice, check out our guides on the best laptops for Photoshop, top laptops for graphic design and our pick of the best photo editing software you can use right now.

Google Pixelbook GoCreative Bloq endorsed

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01. Google Pixelbook Go

The best laptop for blogging overall

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core m3 - Intel Core i7
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615
RAM: 8GB - 16GB
Screen: 13.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) or 4K LCD touchscreen
Storage: 128GB - 256GB eMMC
Reasons to buy
+Incredible battery life+Excellent battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Showing its age

Chromebooks make excellent laptops for blogging, so it makes sense that the best Chromebook ever made, the Google Pixelbook Go, is also the best laptop for blogging.

Blogging doesn't require powerful hardware – just an internet connection and a comfortable keyboard, and that's why we think the Pixelbook Go is so good for this. It's thin and light, with a battery life that can last for a whole work day, and with Chrome OS, it feels nice and sprightly. It also has one of the best keyboards we've used on a laptop, and that means that writing even the lengthiest of blog posts will feel comfortable.

While it's still expensive for a Chromebook, it's actually quite cheap compared to standard laptops. However, it has been out for a few years now, and while it still runs like a champ, there are more modern laptops out there which may be a better purchase.

Asus VivoBook S15CB endorsed

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02. Asus VivoBook S15 (S532F)

A great large-screen laptop fore blogging

Specifications
CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7
Graphics: Intel UHD 620
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: 15.6” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 Frameless four-sided NanoEdge display
Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
Reasons to buy
+Big screen+Easy to carry
Reasons to avoid
-Battery life isn't the best

Having a laptop with a large screen can be great for blogging on, as it means you can see more of the page as you write. If you care about how your blog looks (and, to be honest, you should), then the larger screen also gives you a better overview of your blog.

So, that's why we think the Asus VivoBook S15 is one of the best laptops for blogging at the moment. Not only does it have a large 15.6-inch screen, but it's thin and light enough to comfortably carry around with you throughout the day. It's also got some decent specs for the price, so Windows 10 runs smoothly, as well as any office tools or web browsers that you'll be using for your blog.

Speaking of price, it's one of the most affordable Windows 10 laptops out there, making this a great choice for anyone looking for a device to do more than blog on.

MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

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03. Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

A stunning 13-inch laptop for blogging

Specifications
CPU: Apple M1
Graphics: Integrated 7-core /8-core GPU
RAM: 8GB – 16GB
Screen: 13.3-inch (diagonal) 2,560 x 1,600 LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD
Dimensions: 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.63 inches (30.41 x 21.24 x 1.61cm; W x D x H)
Reasons to buy
+Silent to use+Amazing battery life
Reasons to avoid
-No new design-Fanless design could impact performance

If you're an Apple fan who wants a thin and light laptop to blog on, then the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) is a great choice. Put simply, it's the best laptop Apple has ever made, and while its specs (which includes the new Apple M1 chip) are overkill for just blogging, this is a brilliant laptop that's worth investing in.

It can run any office app or blogging tool with ease - including iOS apps thanks to the M1 chip - and it has a gorgeous design and fantastic keyboard. Its battery life is also incredible, so you can take this out and about with you without fretting about finding a power outlet to plug it into.

If you just want to blog, then a Chromebook is a better choice, but this is a laptop that can do so much more, which means if you want a device that won't just let you write blogs, but can run Photoshop to edit your images before you add them to a blog post, then this is the laptop to get. It's expensive, but compared to other Apple devices, it actually offers fantastic value for money.

For more info, read our MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review.

Asus Chromebook Flip

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04. Asus Chromebook Flip

Another great Chromebook for blogging

Specifications
CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
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Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare
Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC
Reasons to buy
+Elegant tablet mode+Tactile keyboard
Reasons to avoid
-Not the best speakers

The Asus Chromebook Flip is another Chromebook that's ideal for blogging on. As with other Chromebooks, it offers excellent performance, a long battery life and a low price tag. 

If you are only going to be using a laptop for blogging and browsing the internet, then this is a great choice. Chrome OS doesn't have access to the same amount of apps that Windows and macOS devices have, but for day-to-day tasks, including updating your blog, that won't be an issue.

It means you're not paying extra for a laptop that offers performance and features that you're just not going to make use of. However, if you do want a laptop that doesn't just help you blog, but can do more ambitious things like edit photos and videos, then the Asus Chromebook Flip may not be for you.

It's worth pointing out that, as the name suggests, the Asus Chromebook Flip is a 2-in-1 device, which means its screen can be 'flipped' back behind the keyboard, turning it into a tablet-like device. Not the most useful feature for blogging, but it's great for using with touchscreen apps, browsing the internet, or watching shows on Netflix.

Surface Laptop 4

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05. Surface Laptop 4

A great premium laptop for blogging

Specifications
CPU: Up to Intel Core i7
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 8GB – 32GB
Screen: 13.5-inch PixelSense (2,256 x 1,504) touch
Storage: 256GB – 1TB
Reasons to buy
+Comfortable keyboard+Beautiful screen
Reasons to avoid
-Not enough ports

If you want one of the most premium, stylish and comfortable laptops to blog on, then the Surface Laptop 4 is well worth investing in. It has a stunning screen and excellent keyboard, letting you comfortably blog away for hours on end, and it has a great battery life as well.

However, it's also got an incredibly stylish design, with a thin and light chassis and a fabric finish that sets it apart from the competition. This really is a laptop that's a joy to work on. Unsurprisingly for a Microsoft device, it runs Windows 10 brilliantly as well. While people looking for a laptop just for blogging may be better off looking elsewhere, anyone who wants some style and class in their laptop will absolutely love this.

Acer Swift 3

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06. Acer Swift 3

A great budget laptop for blogging

Specifications
CPU: up to Intel Core i7-8565U
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce MX150, Intel HD Graphics 620 or AMD Radeon Vega 8
RAM: 4GB – 8GB
Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) ComfyView IPS – 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Storage: 128GB – 1 TB HDD, 16 GB Intel Optane Memory
Reasons to buy
+Superb keyboard+Very reasonably priced
Reasons to avoid
-Looks a little plain

The Acer Swift 3 is an affordable laptop that proves you can have a stylish and solid laptop for a low price. While its design doesn't have the same attention-grabbing 'wow' factor as the Surface Laptop 4 above, it's still an attractive looking laptop, with an all-aluminum chassis that feels robust enough that you can carry this around with you without worrying about it getting any knocks or bumps.

Acer has also packed it with some very good components, so it'll keep pace with laptops that are much more expensive. And, for blogging, it's more than powerful enough. Most importantly, it has a fantastic keyboard that's comfortable to type on, which means you can hammer away for hours on end, if you want to.

Acer Chromebook R11

07. Acer Chromebook R11

A great cheap laptop for blogging

Specifications
CPU: Intel Celeron N3150 1.6GHz – Intel Celeron N3160 1.6GHz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 400
RAM: 2GB - 4GB
Screen: 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 HD IPS touchscreen
Storage: 32GB
Reasons to buy
+Very cheap+Good battery life
Reasons to avoid
-Awkward trackpad

The Acer Chromebook R11 is a brilliant laptop for bloggers on a budget. Like other Chromebooks, it runs on Chrome OS, and that offers plenty of tools for writing online. Best of all, Chrome OS is much easier to run than Windows 10, which means Chromebooks like the Acer Chromebook R11 don't need to have powerful components to run well.

This keeps the price low, and also means battery lives are much longer, as the hardware doesn't drink up as much power. So, you can comfortably work on the Acer Chromebook R11 without needing to top up your battery throughout the day, making it great for travel bloggers who are always on the move. It's also thin and light enough to carry in your luggage without it causing you any problems.

Surface Pro 7

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08. Surface Pro 7

For the ultimate portablility

Specifications
CPU: 10th-gen Intel Core i3 - i7
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics - Intel Iris Plus Graphics
RAM: 4GB - 16GB
Screen: 12.3-inch 2,736 x 1,824 PixelSense display
Storage: 128GB - 1TB
Reasons to buy
+Very thin and light design+Stylish
Reasons to avoid
-Pricey

While this isn't technically a laptop, it's actually a Windows 10-powered tablet, the Surface Pro 7 is a worthy entry on this list. For a start, it comes with components that out perform most tablets, and means it can compete with regular laptops.

You can also buy a cover that doubles as a keyboard, and when attached essentially turns the Surface Pro 7 into a laptop. Even better, it's one of the thinnest and lightest devices on this list, which makes it ideal for people who travel a lot.

For travel blogs, then, this could be the perfect device, as you'll be able to take it with you pretty much anywhere without any trouble. We really do advise you buy the Type Cover, or any Bluetooth-enabled keyboard, as you don't want to use the touchscreen to type out any long blog posts.

Find out more in our Surface Pro 7 review.

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Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for well over a decade, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a senior editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.