This list of best budget laptops for freelancers can help you in finding a new laptop that can suit your needs if you like many of us working from home or learning remotely. You’ll find our top laptops on the market from all of Apple, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, and more, whether you’re looking for a laptop for work, school, gaming, or entertainment.
Many laptops are revised, so of course, not all are listed. We also recommend the best gaming laptops, 15,” two-inch, Chromebooks and the best college laptops, the best creative laptop, and the best MacBook Pro options for the Windows Set. Moreover, our performance and battery life classifications are for you only if you want pure power or a long battery life. Does a new laptop computer have to stay as low as possible? See all TechMag laptop reviews for our selections of best budget laptops for freelancers.
Table of Contents
- 1 Best budget laptops for freelancers
- 1.1 Dell XPS 13 2020
- 1.2 Asus ZenBook 13
- 1.3 HP Envy x360 13 (2020)
- 1.4 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch)
- 1.5 Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- 1.6 Apple MacBook Air 2020
- 1.7 Acer Swift 3
- 1.8 Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet
- 1.9 Dell G5 15
- 1.10 LG Gram 17
- 1.11 Dell Latitude 9510
- 1.12 Lenovo Yoga C940
- 1.13 Razer Blade Pro 17
- 1.14 Lenovo Yoga 7i
- 1.15 Razer Blade Pro 17
Best budget laptops for freelancers
Dell XPS 13 2020
The Dell XPS 13 is a constant favorite because of its size, weight, and performance. In 2020, Dell made the laptop even smaller and increased the performance of the laptop screen for both the CPU and graphical tasks. This isn’t the biggest spring, but Dell XPS still is the best of its kind. And the Dell XPS 13 as well as the XPS 13 2-in-1 company (also a great selection) with the 11th-generation Core Procesor for those who need the latest and biggest Intel Processors are available, including Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 options. This Dell offers a range of SSD storage and memory options beginning with an 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of SSD hard drive.
Asus ZenBook 13
The Asus ZenBook 13 can be mounted with the perfect footprint for pressing down on a small table but is not showy 13.3 centimeters. Depending on your configuration, you will get 12 plus hours of battery life — with a 10th Intel gene processor or 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor — and plenty of performance to make the everyday office or school work quick. Moreover, like many laptops of Asus, ZenBook adds a few gadgets to make your life more comfortable while you’re out.
HP Envy x360 13 (2020)
The HP Envy x360 13 is an excellent choice for an older high school, college, or someone in search of a small, stylish two-in-one with a dynamic display to travel. This HP laptop is only 3 kg (1.3 kg) of light and despite its size, its battery life is long. The AMD Ryzen 5-4500U or Intel 11th-gen Core processors are also available. Essentially, you get a quick, two-in-one, ready to work from home or remotely but also prepared for your backpack.
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch)
The combination of the larger hardware and macOS in MacBook Pro extracts the highest component performance while providing class-leading battery life in a way that the Windows operating system never seems to have done and the high-resolution display screen remains excellent. Furthermore, the scissor-like switches under the keycaps are used on this powerful laptop model, rather than on the derided butterfly-like switch. But — the base price of this premium laptop’s sixteen-inch model is $2,399.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
While this isn’t the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro continues to get the right mark when looking for a Windows tablet, which doubles like a Windows laptop. A 10th generation Intel Processor, fast Wi-Fi 6, and long-lasting battery life, this powerful Surface laptop offers. This Surface laptop also has an honest USB-C port for the first time.
Apple MacBook Air 2020
This is our recommendation for those looking for a basic daily macOS laptop. The new Intel processors, most importantly a new keyboard, were updated to MacBook Air in the first half of 2020. In November, however, Apple announced that it will substitute Intel’s CPUs for its new home-built M1 processors. The company promises a better performing and longer battery life operating system with the aid of Apple’s M1 up to 18 hours. The Intel-based models are still there, however, and whatever a chip is running the air, you get a great little Mac laptop from $999.
Acer Swift 3
A wonderful deal for simple tasks such as email, word processing, and many more thanks to new processors AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7. A backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and a USB Type C port are included in this budget laptop. The Acer Swift 3 is also an extraordinarily lightweight laptop for less than $700 for a machine.
We also fan the Acer Aspire 5 with a wider 15.6-inch display in addition to this Acer Swift. The Acer Aspire is available in different configurations from $400 up to $830 if you want discrete entrance levels for basic play and the creation of content. The Acer Aspire 5 is available in several configurations.
Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet
This is basically the first Microsoft Surface Go version of Chrome. Like the Go, the Chromebook Duet is a 10-inch tablet that includes a detachable touch screen and keyboards. But Lenovo includes a keyboard, contrary to Microsoft. This Chrome OS laptop also costs significantly lower than Go (including the new Go 2, with laptop transactions starting at $279 on a 64GB version or $299 on a 128GB storage basis. It is essentially a smaller Pixel Slate, although less powerful, that makes more sense for more people at a price that is more in line with the cost of a Chromebook.
But if you use it regularly on a desktop, we recommend that an external monitor be attached to their USB-C port. The Chromebook Duet is a small screen. You will probably also want to connect a mouse and a wireless keyboard. Other than tablets, if the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 is worth looking for if you want a more traditional laptop experience instead.
Dell G5 15
Dell’s G-series laptops are cheaper than its Alienware division but can still play the latest AAA titles. In 15- and 17-inch sizes, there are three models – G3 and G5, and G7. The G5 15 midrange has a great value for money, quality building, and design. The latest version begins at $900 with an impressive AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor for a special release.
LG Gram 17
No other 17-inch laptops are simply this light and also have a long lifetime of the battery. In the last year’s model, Gram 17 lasted 13 hours on our video streaming test and was tested by 47 minutes. Thanks to the addition of a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor the processor performance from the 2019 version has also increased. This is coupled with more powerful, built-in graphics from Intel Iris Plus, which gives you a little extra photo, video and casual gaming speed.
Dell Latitude 9510
While Asus and Lenovo have proven themselves to be great commercial laptops this year, our top choice at the moment is this latitude. Co-generated with Intel, the Core i7 Prozessor has a 15-inch display in a 14-inch body, is more than 20 hours long, and has vPro for security and remote management. It has 4G or 5G mobile connectivity and AI is used to learn how to perform best regardless of whether you are connected to batteries or connected. Moreover, it is available as either a traditional or two-in-one clamshell laptop.
Lenovo Yoga C940
Though HP and Dell have excellent premium two-in-one convertible laptops, they have small 13.3- and 13.4-inch displays. If you want a bit more room for your work or entertainment, the 14-inch C940 is a great choice. One of Intel’s Project Athena laptops, the C940 is tuned to be more responsive and for longer battery life. Everything about it is fast. Plus, it’s one of the few that come with a pen, which stores and charges in the body. The C940’s replacement, the Yoga 9i, is now available, and not too much has changed aside from its 11th-gen Intel processor.
Razer Blade Pro 17
The Blade Pro 17 crosses the line between 17-inch, general-purpose powered thin and light models such as the Dell XPS 17 9700 ($2’940 at Dell) and the Acer Predator Helios 700 and Aorus 17x ($3,982, at Amazon). The Blade Pro 17 is also tightly connected to steroid gaming systems. The Blade Pro is not truly a MacBook Pro competitor, notwithstanding appearances. It does, however, have the operating system performance and quality display that one of Apple’s top laptops would expect. Creators are sure to want the 4K display option from Razer.
Lenovo Yoga 7i
This thin, 3-pocket cabling is a good choice for everyone who wants a laptop for office or schoolwork. It is regularly available for less than $700. The all-metal chassis gives it a high-quality look and feel, a comfortable keyboard, and a reactive, smooth touchpad. While there are additional feature lamps compared to Yoga 9i, the webcam has one of Lenovo’s sliding shutters, which provides privacy for your webcam. And the battery life must be booted for a long time.
Razer Blade Pro 17
Yes, our best laptop for games right now is the same as our top choice for an alternative MacBook Pro. There is, however, one little exception: While we recommend that you have this Blade Pro laptop with the 4K display option for creators, players want to have a refresh rate of 300 MHz available for this model from the Razer.