6 Good Laptops for working from Home

Choosing Good Laptops for working from Home will so much depend on your specific needs and budget. A high-performance laptops with fast processors, large RAM, plus dedicated GPU or graphics card are recommended.

The specs you need to check are at least 16 GB of RAM, Intel Core i7 or i9 processor, and a dedicated NVIDIA or AMD graphics card. Also, consider the storage capacity, preferable a SSD drive for faster performance. Brands like Apple, Dell, and Lenovo offer models that are well suited for graphic design work.

If you are a professional working remotely, it is important to have a Laptop that will cover all your creative and work requirements.  In a world with very many laptop brands, choosing the one that works best for you is not easy.

Good Laptops for working from Home

  1. Dell XPS 15 OLED  Best overall laptop for working from home
  2. Acer Aspire 5 A515 best laptop for working from home on a budget
  3. Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Best budget laptop Alternative
  4. ASUS ZenBook 14 Best portable laptop
  5. MacBook Pro 14 MAC OSHigh Performance

What to look for in a Good Laptop for working from Home

Operating System

The operating system the Laptop runs on is a very important consideration. As a professional, you will ultimately need a laptop that runs on an OS you are comfortable using.

You will choose whether to go for a MAC or Windows system depending on your preference. Personally, I prefer working on a PC over MAC or Chrome OS.

RAM and Processor

The RAM size and Processor speed will determine how fast your laptop runs. You do not want a laptop that lags or hangs when you multitask. Although the best processor and RAM are dependent on your profession and the tasks you want to use it for, anywhere from 2 GHz and 2GB RAM is safe.

However, if you want to use it for complex tasks such as Architecture, Animation, or Graphic Design, a core i5 to i7 processor and 8 GB and above for RAM is ideal.

You can also consider having one with a dedicated graphics card especially if you are in the creative fields such as Graphic Design or 3D Modelling. NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards are some of the top ones you can go for.

Battery Life

Long battery life is obviously better to cater for periods where you are away from an electric connection or on the go.

Screen Size

When it comes to the screen size and display larger is always better. It is a crucial requirement especially if you are in the creative field because you will be able to easily and clearly view your work.

Storage Space

The storage space is where you will save your files. If you deal with large computer files, then a bigger one is better. However, you can use an external hard drive to boost the storage size.

Anywhere from 256 GB is large enough for most professions. SSD is also better than HDD. We have discussed in detail the difference between the 2 in the best graphic design computer.

Dell XPS 15 OLED Best laptop for working from home

  • Screen Size: 15.6 inches FHD+
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 X 1200 Pixels
  • Graphics Card: Integrated: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
  • Battery: 11 hours
  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage Space: 512 GB SSD

Dell XPS OLED tops the list for the Best laptop for working from home.  First of all, it has a slim and sleek look. This look and build plus a long 11-hour battery life make it highly portable.

The screen size is decent at 15.6 inches and big enough even for all types of creative work. Additionally, a clear 1920 X 1200 Pixel resolution is crisp and clean.

For fast processing, a large 16 GB RAM and a fast Intel core i7 are perfect even for heavy tasks. You can even use this laptop for gaming without any problems thanks to the dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Graphics Card.


  • Perfect Features
  • Light Weight
  • Good Sound


  • Few ports
  • Costly

Acer Aspire 5 A515 best laptop for working from home on a budget

  • Screen Size: 15.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 X 1080 Pixels
  • Processor: Intel UHD
  • Battery: 8 Hours
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage Space: 128 GB SSD

Getting a good laptop is usually a little costly. However, it does not mean that you cannot get a good enough cheap laptop. If you are on a budget, Acer Aspire 5 is the best device you can get on budget.

Apart from being one of the most affordable laptops you can buy, the Acer Aspire comes in a very user-friendly design.

The keyboard is similar to one found on an Apple Macbook Pro making for a user-friendly typing experience for almost a quarter the price.

The Acer Aspire is nice and even matches up to more expensive Laptops in some aspects such as screen size and resolution. What is most important is that it meets the minimum requirements for most of your professional requirements.

Unfortunately, however, it is a little low on RAM at 4GB and a core i3 processor will not run as fast as the core i5 or i7 on Dell XPS and other expensive laptops.


  • Great Features at an Affordable Price
  • Nice Ergonomic Design


  • Low Storage Space

ASUS ZenBook 14 Best portable laptop

  • Screen Size: 14 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 X 1080 Pixels
  • Processor: Core i7
  • Graphics Card: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • Battery: 21 hours
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage Space: 512GB PCIe SSD

At only 14 inches in size and very lightweight, not to mention the insanely long 21-hour battery life, the ASUS ZenBook 14 is easily portable. Resolution is also good enough at 1920 X 1080 Pixels HD for a crisp and clean look.

The 8 GB RAM allows you to run many windows at a go without lags. You will also have 2 options for Processors, either core i7 or core which are both good enough.


  • Very Long Battery Life
  • Good screen size
  • Highly Portable


    MacBook Pro 14 High-Performance Laptop with MAC OS

    • Screen Size: 14.2 inches
    • Screen Resolution: 1920 X 1080 Pixels
    • Processor: Apple M1 Chip
    • Battery: 8 hours
    • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon Graphics
    • RAM: 64 GB
    • Storage Space: 512 GB SSD

    Most of the Laptops discussed in this review run on the windows operating system. If you prefer a MAC OS, then the MacBook Pro 14 is the Laptop for you. No matter what you want to use the Laptop for, this device surely packs more power than you will ever need.

    First of all the RAM is 64 GB which is 4 times more than the top device in this review. It also comes with a decent AMD Radeon Graphics card.

    You will however have to spend a little extra but am sure you will not regret getting this high-end device.

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    Written by: Denis Maina

    I am an experienced and skilled graphic designer with a strong focus on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. He specializes in creating a wide range of design materials, such as digital art, business cards, stationery, logos, flyers, posters, banner ads, brochures, PSD templates, and other graphics.

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