Best Laptop for Freelancers and Students

7 Best Laptop for Freelancers and Students

Are you looking for the best laptop for freelancers and students? Most of the time, Self-employed freelancer workers and university students need to have the best laptop always at hand.

If you do not know what laptop to buy this 2020 you are in luck. In this post, I leave you the Ranking with the best laptop for freelancers and students with exclusive discounts with all price ranges (from $400 to $4000).

Features of the best laptop for freelancers or college students

Touch, ultrabook, 8GB of RAM, SSD hard drive, new 8XXX processors … are some optimal features that a laptop for a student or freelance (freelance) has to have today.

There are hundreds of laptops and comparing all the laptops on the market is not a simple task.

My friends and family always ask me which laptop to buy. They know that I am a Computer Engineer and that I love the world of technology.

This time I will go one step further and I will recommend the best laptops for everyone who works on our own and for demanding students ( the ones I would buy ), mainly for those of us who have a blog (bloggers) or a website ( several in my case), we edit images with Photoshop or similar, we create invoices, we program, we publish books, we use WordPress, we use Google Docs, Excel, we create presentations, we attend conferences … and we are interested that our laptop does not fail, despite it, it has Enough space and be powerful.

As I say, they are perfect for university students and freelancers.

Types of processors

One of the most common problems is not knowing what the processor numbers mean. It’s good? Is it from the last year?

Ranking of best laptop for freelancers and students

In this ranking, you will find the best laptops that will help you in your work and will not make you despair when you use them.

I do not forget the budget, but the quality is paid and in most cases, it is better to pay more to last longer without giving problems than having to change laptop every year because it starts to go slow, does it sound?

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The first: Lenovo Yoga 920 for $1,532

The latest model of the Lenovo Yoga series surprises us with its excellent design, its low weight and processor speed, perfect for any task.

The model incorporates 16GB of RAM, a weight of 1.4KG, an exclusive watch chain hinge and better screen resolution among other improvements.

The ability to turn it and make it work as a tablet is a plus, as is the quality of the materials. The Lenovo Yoga 920 is placed in the Top-1 of our ranking for performance, price, and functionality.

If you are a university student, I think this is the best option.

  • Touch screen Full HD LED AntiGlare 1920 × 1080 of 14 ″ that fits the portability and manageability we are looking for with a very good visual quality.
  • Windows 10 Home operating system
  • Intel Core i7 7500U processor (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated graphics card
  • 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB SSD disk.
  • Up to 7 hours of autonomy
  • Weight: 1.4Kg

The second: Apple MacBook Pro for $2,500

The latest Apple laptop shines with its Touch bar and its incredible design.

It is the laptop that I currently wish to have personally myself.

The quality of the keyboard, screen, and optimization in terms of performance make the new Macbook Pro a small wonder. Also a luxury.

As many people are writing to me, they don’t know which one to choose between Lenovo and this Macbook Pro, I tell you that if you are going to use the touch screen, you are a student and you have always used Windows the Lenovo 920 or the Huawei Matebook X Pro are the ones that I would recommend.

If you like the world of Apple and you are autonomous/freelance surely the best option is this Macbook Pro 15 ″ with the extras that I comment.

The 13 ″ model personally falls a bit small and that is why I recommend the 15 ″ models.

From the link, you have the best price you will find anywhere for the latest i7 model with 512Gb.

  • 15 ″ screen with a retina resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • macOS Sierra Operating System
  • 4 USB ports-C Thunderbolt 3 for model 15 ″.
  • Intel Core i7 3.1 GHz processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz)
  • Radeon Pro 560X graphics with 4 GB of video memory
  • Storage 512GB SSD
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 10h of autonomy
  • Weight: 1.8Kg 15 ″ model

The third: ASUS ROG for $1,669

s is an excellent brand. Their laptops last a long time and the quality of the materials shows.

This Asus is wonderful surely. It also has an incredible screen and the latest model processor so the ASUS will not let you down.

When you come without an operating system, the price is reduced a lot but we can easily install Windows 10 and save hundreds of euros.

In addition, the good thing about gaming laptops is their power.

And thanks to this we can work at an incredible speed even if we don’t want to use the laptop to play.

  • 17.3 ″ Full HD screen.Intel Core i7-8750 processor
  • Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 1TB HDD + 256SDD internal hard drive.
  • The autonomy of up to 12 hours
  • Weight: 2.9 kg

The fourth: ASUS ZenBook UX331

This ASUS ZenBook UX331 has a 13 ″ Full HD IPS screen that makes everyday work easier.

All its components, without exception, have been chosen to achieve outstanding performance.

In addition to being able to work without a problem, it allows you to play games with excellent responses. Incredible power. 10h battery

By the way, if you want it a little smaller, with a touch screen you have the ASUS UX370UA with the new Core i7-8550U processor.

  • 13 ″ Full HD IPS screen
  • Windows 10
  • Processor Intel Core i7
  • 2GB dedicated graphics card
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 512GB SSD hard drive
  • The autonomy of up to 10 hours
  • Weight: 1.4Kg

The fifth: Dell XPS 13″ for $1,229

Very good laptop both in design and performance.

The screen can be tactile or not depending on the model and will make our lives easier.

  • 13.3 ″ UHD screen
  • Windows 10
  • 8th generation i7-8550 processor (2018)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SDD hard drive
  • Battery up to 6 hours
  • Weight 1.2Kg Very light.

The Sixth: Acer Aspire 5 for $440

One of the most complete with a very tight price. Insurmountable hard disk capacity and sufficient graphics card. The 8GB of RAM surprise as well as its powerful dual-core processor. The worst, the screen is not Full HD, but it is not a priority for you ahead.

  • 15.6 ″ LED HD display (1366 x 768) 16: 9 Glare
  • Windows 10
  • Intel® Core i7-7500U processor
  • Nvidia GT 940MX 2 GB graphics controller
  • Memory RAM 8GB
  • 1TB hard drive
  • 7h battery life.
  • Weight: 2.2Kg

The Seventh: HP Specter x360

Elegant design that allows you to rotate it 360º. Very thin and light with a metallic body. The ” unibody ” chassis of a piece in CNC aluminum is simply a masterpiece. Very good impressions and perfect to close our ranking.

  • Touchscreen FHD IP (1920 x 1080) 33.8 cm (13.3 inches) diagonally, with LED backlight
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • Intel® Core ™ i7-8550U processor
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB solid hard disk (SSD). 
  • Incredible autonomy of up to 16 hours
  • Weight 1.4Kg


It has been difficult to choose the best laptop for freelancers and students under a budget.

Although the freelance and freelance guild is very varied, I have tried to select laptops that are perfect for most.

It is clear that if you are a graphic designer you will need a bigger screen and surely 4K but as I mentioned these laptops are perfect for travel, work away from home, attend conferences …

Also, note that you will only find an HP laptop since the brand does not convince me. Usually, they give problems with hard drives and this is what we try to avoid. Our time is money. But from the opinions read and the analyses made it seems that the HP Specter x360 offers good performance.

I like the Asus & Lenovo brand because of the quality/price ratio they offer. If you were looking for cheaper computers or have any questions ask me in the comments.

Any questions comment below with total freedom and I will try to help you. And make sure to check out the other smart gift ideas on our website that can make someone smile.