Top 5 Best laptops for writers Under $1000
When you’re a writer you want to have the right gear to facilitate your work because creating content is a hard job, anyways for me it is. What I mean by right gear is not ink & paper, I am talking about a laptop. At first look, these best laptops for writers under $1000 might look expensive, hell you can even use them for gaming when you want to take a small break.
We all have different views on what to look for in a laptop for writers. For instance, I like a long lasting laptop battery, as I travel a lot, and sometimes I forget my power charge. Another feature I find crucial is the backlit keyboard, as I often work at night, my lights aren’t always open.
That’s not the only specs I took into consideration when I wrote this article. I looked at the screen size, the storage, the price and much more.
Editor’s Pick: Our big winner is Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG Laptop, 15.6-Inch Full HD. I choose this laptop for its SSD hard drive, I just love them, something about not waiting 3 minutes for my computer to fully load. The price is magnificent for what it offers, plus you have the choice between Core I5 or Core I7, what’s not to like.
Best laptops for writers Under $1000
|HP 15-ay018nr 15.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)||Check Price|
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This laptop, as you would expect, comes with far better specs than any of the models in the under $500 category. It has an Intel Core i7-6500U producing 2.5GHz, along with 8GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. This means that you’ll have plenty of power to write and research articles, play games, and watch films.
Relatively lightweight at 4.8lbs, it’s not the lightest one we’ve looked at, but it isn’t exactly heavy. You wouldn’t exhaust yourself carrying this one about.
This laptop cools very nicely and, particularly if you’re using it just for writing, you won’t have any problem with it getting too hot. Especially if you’re using it while it’s placed on your knees.
While I think this is a great laptop (the value is excellent) it strikes me as more of an all-rounder laptop than one specifically for writing. For instance, while it is much stronger than the previously looked at laptops, it also has a pretty average battery life (6 hours according to manufacturers, so probably more like 4), it also lacks a backlit keyboard which would be nice.
Also while the extra power is nice, it’s not needed for a particular writing laptop. I kind of end up thinking that it’s a beautiful model, but don’t believe that it’s any better for writing specifically than some of the previously mentioned machines.
If you want a more general purpose laptop that you can write on and do a bunch of other stuff as well, then this might be a really good buy, but if you want something to write on specifically and very little else, then I wouldn’t bother.
|2017 Dell Inspiron 15.6? Full HD Touchscreen Signature Flagship laptop, Intel Core i5-6200U, 2.30...||Check Price|
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Again very nice specs, slightly less powerful than the HP 15-ay018nr, but with a significantly bigger hard drive. The Dell comes with a 6th Intel Core i5-6200U up to 2.8GHz, 8 GB RAM and an excellent 1 TB HDD. This will be plenty for writing and research.
Has a backlit keyboard which is an excellent feature for writers, allowing to work with very little light. This one feels a bit more designed for writers. Comfortable to use. Great price, you can often pick up this laptop for just a touch over $500, excellent value for what it is.
This laptop doesn’t have an amazing battery life, again probably around 3-4 hours. If you only write where there is a power supply, then this won’t be a big deal to you. But if you (like me) enjoy writing outside then this might be an issue.
A touch heavier than some of our other models, but still definitely manageable.
|Apple MacBook Air (13-Inch, 1.6GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) - Silver||Check Price|
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I was very impressed with the MMGF2LL/A. The first thing to note about it is the weight, all I can say is that it’s called the air for a reason. At just 1.48lbs this machine is almost unbelievably light, even more so than the first Chromebook we looked at!
I’m sure I don’t have to explain to you the benefits of this. It’s so light you can take it anywhere you want. You probably won’t even notice you’ve got it with you. The battery life is also phenomenal. Apple claims it’s 12 hours, I might be a little skeptical about that, but there’s no doubt it’s excellent.
This combined with its beautiful backlit keys mean that the Air is incredibly portable, and you can use it virtually anywhere, a fantastic tool for writers. Macs are known for being pricey, and this model is no different. It’s a couple of hundred dollars more expensive than Windows machines with similar stats.
You most likely are used to the Windows operating system, if you get one of these you’ll have to learn a new one. This is a fantastic laptop if you’re a writer. But if you were looking for a more all-purpose laptop, then you can get better specs for less money with a windows machine.
|HP Notebook 15-ay011nr 15.6-Inch Laptop (6th Gen Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB...||Check Price|
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Decent specs, an Intel® Core(TM) i5-6200U Processor 2.3GHz with a boost up to 2.8GHz, 8GB RAM and a 1 TB hard drive. You can use this laptop for writing and plenty more as well. Battery life is ok. While it definitely can’t compete with the Mac or Chromebooks, it seems to be better than most of the windows machines reviewed here. You’ll get a little over 4 hours.
Cheap. I’ve seen this laptop available for just under $500 in some instances. While it isn’t normally that cheap, if your timing is right it’s possible to pick it up for an absolute steal.
Although it wasn’t the case with mine, I have noticed quite a few users complaining about the keyboard being quite stiff and uncomfortable to use. If you were doing a lot of writing, this could end up being a severe issue.
I’ve also heard about it getting a little hot. When I used it, I didn’t have this problem, probably because I wasn’t using it to play games or anything too demanding. If you plan to get a laptop to use for more general (and demanding use), then you’ll want to be aware of this.
|Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop, 15.6 Full HD (Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB...||Check Price|
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This is a great option for a writer. Firstly it’s powerful. It has an Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB hard drive. While it doesn’t have the largest hard drive, it should be more than big enough if you mostly use it for writing. And if not you can easily get yourself an external drive to store most of your work.
It has backlit keys and according to Acer up to 12 hours of battery life. This means that you can work in the dark and away from a power supply for extended periods of time.
Also, it’s powerful enough, that if you want to use it for things besides writing, you very easily can. What’s lovely about this machine is that you get the best of both worlds, it has all the features you would want in a writing laptop, but if you feel like chilling out, it’s also powerful enough to game on too.
It has many of the great features of the Mac (long battery life, backlit keys) while allowing the user to stick with the Windows operating system.
It’s not perfect. It is quite heavy, weighing in at 5.3lbs. While that’s not exactly a back-breaker, it would be nice if the weight was a little closer to the phenomenal MacBook Air. I’m a bit fussy, though. You can’t have it all.
Creating content is a tough task, but before you do, you will need the right gear for it, yet another hard task, especially when there are so many choices on the market. In the end, you are the one making the decision, you know what you are looking for, but sometimes having more information helps
That is the reason I wrote this article of best laptops for writers under $1000. To help all the writers out there understand more what kind of tool they seek. If you like our list leave us a comment in the section below.