Best laptops for remote work

9x best laptops for remote work

Being a remote worker myself, I know all too well the importance of a well-functioning laptop that is not letting you down or slowing you down when you need to do your work.

As an entrepreneur, I know that the expression “time is money” is very real. There’s nothing so frustrating as wasting your time on fixing bugs or waiting for your laptop to load when your income is depending on it.

This is why every remote worker needs a laptop that is working like a charm and isn’t going to drag your business down. That’s why I compiled a list for you of the 9 best laptops for remote workers.

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How much does a good laptop cost?

The laptops below are all good laptops for any budget. However, they do have different prices and qualities that you might want to account for when choosing your perfect laptop for working from home or remote work. A cheap laptop can be of good quality, too. You just need to know which specifics to look for.

Things to consider when buying a laptop as a remote worker:

CPU:
The speed of the CPU is an important factor for most remote workers. If you want to be able to run many applications at once or do some heavy work from time to time, a strong CPU will be both beneficial and necessary for your new laptop.

Display:
The display is more than just a pretty face. Having a great screen with high-quality resolution and color reproduction will make sure that your pictures and videos look as good as possible and will make it easier on the eyes if you’re working long hours.

Weight:
Most of us aren’t too happy about carrying around those 2 kg laptops nowadays. Luckily there are now lightweight ultrabooks that bring down the weight of these powerful machines considerably without compromising too much on processing power.

Battery:
Working from home includes a lot of time spent at your desk. However, sometimes you need to leave and go to a co-working space or coffee shop to meet with people face-to-face. Having a long battery life will ensure that you can work as much as possible without having to worry about how much battery you have left.

RAM and storage:
Getting the right amount of both RAM and storage is important for efficient working. If you do a lot of multitasking or want to store your documents, pictures, and music on your laptop, make sure to pick one with enough RAM and storage space.

Graphics Card:
Having a good graphics card is important for remote workers who want to do some gaming or video editing on their new laptops.

Durability:
Since you’ll be buying a laptop for working from home and will most likely use it in your living room or bedroom, make sure that the housing is durable enough not to fall apart when it accidentally touches the ground.

For this list, I only chose laptops I believe have a good CPU, Display, battery life, sufficient RAM and storage, a great graphics card, and durability.

What makes a laptop perfect for remote work?

One of the most important factors for people who work remotely is the battery life of your laptop, so you can work for a long time without the need to worry about finding a power outlet. And you want a lightweight laptop so that you won’t get tired of carrying around.

10x best laptops for remote work


1. Best cheapest sustainable laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad E15

Display

15.6 inch

Processor

Core i5-10210U

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB

Graphics

‎Intel UHD Graphics

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Weight

‎3.7 pounds / 1.67 kg

Battery Life

Up to 12 hours

Climate Friendly Pledge

Yes

Price

2. Best leightweight laptop for travel

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5

Display

14 inch

Processor

Ryzen 7 4700U

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB

Graphics

Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics

Operating System

Windows 10 Home

Weight

3.31 lbs / 1.5 kg

Battery Life

Up to 9 hours

Climate Friendly Pledge

No

Price

3. Best environmentally friendly laptop

Dell XPS 15

Display

15 inch

Processor

Intel Core i7

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB SSD

Graphics

NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti

Operating System

Windows 10 Home

Weight

4.00 lbs / 1.81 kg

Battery Life

Up to 8 hours

Climate Friendly Pledge

Yes

Price

$ 1,749.00 (Check latest price)

4. Best affordable laptop for remote workers

2022 Newest HP

Display

15.6 inch

Processor

4-core Intel Pentium N5030

RAM Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB NVMe SSD

Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 605

Operating System

Windows 10 S

Weight

3.75 lbs / 1.7 kg

Battery Life

Up to 11 hours

Climate Friendly Pledge

No

Price

5. Best cheap laptop for graphic design

Asus X512DA

Display

15.6 inch

Processor

Ryzen 5 1400

RAM Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB 

Graphics

AMD Radeon Vega 8

Operating System

Windows 10

Weight

3.7 lbs / 1.67 kg

Battery Life

Up to 5 hours

Climate Friendly Pledge

No

Price

6. Best laptop for video editing under $10007

HP Pavilion 15

Display

15.6 inch

Processor

Core i7

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB

Graphics

Intel Iris

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro

Weight

3.86 lbs / 1.75 kg

Battery Life

Up to 8 hours

Climate Friendly Pledge

No

Price

7. Best business laptop for 2022

Apple MacBook Pro

Display

16.2 inch

Processor

System on Chip (SoC); Apple M1 Pro chip; 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores; Up to 32-core GPU; 16-core Neural Engine; Up to 400GB/s memory bandwidth

Memory

64 GB

Storage

1 TB

Graphics

Integrated

Operating System

Mac OS

Weight

4.7 pounds (2.1 kg)

Battery Life

Up to 21 hours

Climate Friendly Pledge

No

Price

$ 2,694.00 (Check latest price)

8. Best laptop for remote work below $ 1,000

Apple 15in MacBook Pro

Display

15 inch

Processor

2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 TB

Graphics

‎AMD Radeon Pro 560

Operating System

Mac OS

Weight

‎4 pounds / 1.81 kg

Battery Life

Up to 10 hours

Climate Friendly Pledge

No

Price

$ 979.00 (Check latest price)

9. Best climate friendly laptop

2020 HP 15

Display

15.6 inch

Processor

Intel Core i5

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB SSD

Graphics

Intel Graphics_coprocessor

Operating System

Windows 10 Home

Weight

3.75 lbs / 1,7 kg

Battery Life

-

Climate Friendly Pledge

Yes

Price

Final Thoughts

As you can see there are many great laptops available on the market for people who work remotely, laptops for a smaller budget, laptops for bigger budgets, laptops that run on macOS or Windows, and sustainable laptops as well.

Hopefully, this list helped you find the perfect laptop that will make your remote working life a bit easier and more comfortable.

Angie

Author

  • Angie is a blogger and creative entrepreneur from the Netherlands who is currently residing as a digital nomad in Serbia together with her husband and 2-year old daughter Ana Milena. She is the creator of She Can Blog and works as a Pinterest manager for several Dutch companies.

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  3. This is a really helpful blog post sharing the best laptops for people who are working remotely!
    Thank you for sharing the information.

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

    1. Thank you so much for reading! And the MacBook is definitely the laptop I want to buy when it’s time for me to buy a new laptop as well!

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