Top 5 Laptops for Freelancers [May 2021 Edition]

With the pandemic and lockdown, most people are working from home. And one of the most popular styles of job nowadays is freelancing. More & more people are doing freelancing in their free time to earn a little more. So here are the top 5 laptops for Freelancers that you can buy. We have divided them into the following categories;

  1. Powerhouse Laptops
  2. Midrange Laptops
  3. Ultra-Portable & lightweight

Powerhouse Laptops

Here you will find the most powerful laptops for freelancing. They aren’t crazy expensive but they do hit the mark.

1. Apple MacBook Air 2020 (Apple M1)

Top 10 Laptops for freelancers

The M1 MacBook Air 2020 is easily one of the most powerful & power-efficient laptops thanks to the Apple M1. This Laptop has a 13.3″ Retina Display, Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 14-core Neural Engine, 8GB unified memory, 512GB SSD storage, and Up to 18 hours battery life. The keyboard is the Apple Magic Keyboard which provides tactile & clicky feedback. This weighs 1.29 kg. You can purchase this for around $899.

2. Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 is also a very powerful windows laptop. Coming with 10th Gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, a 13.3-inch Infinity edge touchscreen, 8 GB RAM, 256 / 512 GB SSD storage, and 12+ hours of battery life. This laptop has a back-lit clicky keyboard with a fingerprint reader and weighs 1.23 Kg. This one retails for around $999.

Midrange Laptops

Here you will find laptops that are a little cheaper but still will work really well!

1. Acer Swift 3 14″

Top 10 Laptops for freelancers

The Acer Swift 3 is a little cheaper than most but still, it has great performance. It comes with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor, which is a great processor, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB or 1TB SSD storage, and a 14″ IPS LCD Display. It has a Backlit keyboard and 11.5 hours of battery life. This laptop weighs 1.21 kg and comes at $679.

2. Asus VivoBook 15

The Asus VivoBook 15 comes with 10th Gen Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD storage, and a 15.6-inch Full HD Nano Edge bezel display. This laptop has a Full-size, back-lit keyboard, & Up to 8 hours of battery life. The body is a Durable aluminum unibody and weighs 1.7 kg.


If you want your laptop to be very thin & light. Here is the laptop for you.

1. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is as the name suggests very flexible & lightweight laptop. It comes with 10th Gen Intel i5-1035G1, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, and a 14-inch Full HD touchscreen display. This is a 2-in-1 laptop that can convert into a tablet so you can just carry it around with you. It weighs 1.5 kg in total.

So what do you think of the top 5 laptops for freelancers? Do you think we missed any? What is your favorite from the list? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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