Just like carpenters need best wood to showcase their artwork and expertise, a digital marketer need a perfect laptop to do so.
A laptop that does not lag, have a good webcam (for video conferencing), provides better connectivity via Wi-Fi 6 (for limitless connection), has enough storage and RAM (for keeping the data live and secure), and comes with a powerful CPU (to handle 30+ chrome tabs) and GPU (to edit video seamlessly).
Unfortunately because laptop market is so saturated with so many laptops, finding the best laptop for digital marketing gets harder and that’s where I found a void because on the internet if you go search for the best laptops for digital marketing, instead actually helpful results you will find yourself between a bunch of ADS and “not so helpful” contents THAT ARE OUTDATED with primitive laptops and CHROMEBOOKS.
I mean those laptops are perfect but currently, they can’t really handle much software that a digital marketer usually use.
So, to fill up the void, me and my colleagues picked and reviewed 22 laptops, among them 10 best laptops for digital marketing that are ready to lift off your every project later selected.
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At Laptopified, we understand that when looking for advice on tech purchases such as laptop, you want to be confident that the information you’re receiving is based on real-world experiences and expertise and is non-biased.
So, we want to assure you that we didn’t just put together a list of laptops by browsing through specs and reviews, but with;
- First-Hand Experience: The first 3 laptop listed at the top on the list is one we have personally used and tested. Hence, we can vouch for its performance, durability, and user-friendliness but with drawbacks too.
- User Input: In addition to our own experiences, we’ve reached out to other users who have used the listed laptops. We then gathered feedback from other digital marketers in different settings, such as social media marketers, sale-funnel creators, product marketers, and so on, to provide a well-rounded perspective.
- In-Depth Research: The list delves into how each laptop performs in real-world scenarios. We’ve considered factors like battery life, display quality, build quality, and portability to ensure that our recommendations align with what digital marketers actually need.
- Ongoing Updates:
Our commitment to remain reliable and trustworthy doesn’t end here. We’ll continue to update our recommendations based on new information, user feedback, and changes in the laptop market.
Best Laptops for Digital Marketing:
- Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M2 Pro chip – “This laptop is full of state-of-the-art tech”
- MSI Creator 17 Professional Laptop – Best Windows Laptop for Digital Marketing
- Apple 2023 MacBook Air Laptop with M2 chip – Best Budget MacBook for DMs
- Dell XPS 17 9710 Touchscreen Laptop – Best MacBook Alternative
- HP 2023 Newest Envy Laptop – Best Laptop for Social Media
- Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (2022) – No-Bloatware Laptop
- ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop – Ergonomically Designed Laptop
- HP Spectre x360 Luxury 14T – 2-in-1 Laptop for Digital Marketing
- SAMSUNG 14” Galaxy Book3 Pro Laptop – Best DM Laptop
- Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (2023) – Best Budget Laptop
REASONS TO BUY
- Perfect choice for professional DMs
- Most Reliable
- You can take it as a one-time investment
- Comes with Ventura 13.0
REASONS TO AVOID
- If you’re not a hardcore digital marketer, then you can consider the Air model over this 2023 MacBook Pro.
Specification of reviewed device is: CPU: Apple M2 Pro chip | GPU: M2 16-core | Display: 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display (3024 x 1964), 120Hz | Memory: 16GB RAM | Storage: 512GB SSD | Tested Battery life: 780 minutes | OS: macOS Ventura 13.0 | Material: Aluminum | Weight: Approximately 3.5 pounds
The first laptop that I’m personally using right now is the 2023 Macbook Pro with M2 Pro chip and man it is a laptop that is soo fast that it sometimes makes me say “Suffering from Success”.
After using the 2021 m1 MacBook Air, 2021 m1 pro 14-inch MacBook Pro, 2021 m1 ultra 16-inch MacBook Pro. I can say that this laptop is a state-of-the-art device at a reasonable price.
ARM architecture-based M2 Pro in this MacBook Pro is a 10-core CPU with benchmarks that can single-handedly beat many expensive CPUs. 16-core GPU which is an integrated graphics of M2 PRO is so efficient that it can handle any extensive software that any digital marketer would use such as DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and so on with unmatchable rendering speed.
Though the 2023 Macbook Pro does not come with dedicated graphics it will still not make you feel left out.
I bought MacBook Pro instantly when the M2 PRO chip hitted 14575 Multi-Core Score meaning it was directly competing with Intel’s i9 7TH GEN processor because this processor itself cost around $300 and I 2023 MacBook Pro was a fair deal! As Digital Advertising Manager, my job requires so many things such as video editing, graphic designing, project handling, and so on that I even lost a count; having this laptop is like a magic wand that does everything for me.Denzil Jackson, Professional Digital Marketer
I’m a Community Manager, and believe me this work is not that hard but requires so much traveling that I even don’t call it digital marketing now. There are two reasons behind having this laptop as my new device. First is the weight, this laptop is around 3 pounds with thickness of 0.6 inch which means it is SUPER SLIM and LIGHTWEIGHT. Second, I’m addicted to Apple’s ecosystem and this MacBook Pro syncs with EVERY apple device I have.Tarah Ennis, Community Manager
Three Reasons that made me buy this laptop: 1# 1080p Facetime camera, as SEO specialist; I do on-and-off video conferencing with my clients and this MacBook comes with perfect webcam for it, the quality is so crisp that I would keep buying this laptop even if it costs double. 2# So many ports (I’m at mercy of Apple), this laptop comes with 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports that it automatically reduces the cost of having USB Hubs as I personally don’t like carrying them. 3# It’s like a one-time investment, 2023 MacBook Pro is actually so advanced that I can see it will be at my side for next 3 years.Loren Brodie, SEO specialist
I’m shifting from a Windows gaming laptop to this one, why? Well because of LOUD FAN NOISES, this MacBook pro runs like SR-71 while using DaVinci Resolve. Storage and RAM is on point, battery life is like 13 hours, responsive trackpad, and it is so easy to carry unlike my previous laptop which was so heavy. Only drawback is that I don’t feel good playing games on this (it doesn’t mean this laptop can’t run games) because this laptop gives me professional vibes and make me to stick with work *sigh*.Tom Elmer, Digital Advertising Manager
REASONS TO BUY
- Best DM laptop for Windows users
- Comes with better wireless connectivity
- Full of port options
- No overheating issues
- Upgradable to Windows 11
REASONS TO AVOID
- Not easy to carry
Specification of reviewed device is: CPU: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H | GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | Display: 17.3-inch 100% AdobeRGB Display (3840 x 2160), 120Hz | Memory: 16GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM | Storage: 512GB NVME SSD | Tested Battery life: 270 minutes | OS: Windows 10 Home | Material: Aluminum | Weight: Approximately 5.5 pounds
The second laptop on the list is MSI Creator 17 which is by far the best alternative of MacBooks. So for those who don’t want to get tangled with Apple’s ecosystem, this Windows Laptop is for you.
During my personal hands-on experience, I found this laptop perfect for software that does not work on macOS such as Screaming Frog (a famous auditing tool for SEO’r), PaintShop Pro, and OriginPro.
If I talk about the performance of this laptop; the CPU equipped in this Creator 17 is 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H. This high-end processor has a boost frequency starting from 2.6GHz up to 4.5GHz.
Unlike 2023 MacBook Pro, this laptop comes with dedicated GPU which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. As many of you are aware, RTX 3060 is designed to be all-rounder; you can use it with Adobe Creator Suite apps, and for playing high-end games such as Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Cyberpunk 2077, and so on. VRAM of this GPU is 6GB.
Creator 17 is like a future-proofed laptop for Windows lovers. The display in this laptop is so MASSIVE at 17.3 inches which comes with 120HZ refresh rate that is quite helpful for editing slow mo advertising reels. As this is a gaming laptop, the battery life is also good that is around 4.5 hours when used with demanding software.Stewart McKee, WFH Digital Marketer
I was looking for a laptop that comes with Anti-Glare and 100% Adobe RGB because of certain video editing and that’s when I found this beautiful laptop. I’m not really a fan of macOS personally so I like to stick with Windows devices. Shifting from Dell Inspiron to this Creator 17 is like going straight up high, like the difference between earth and sky. As this laptop comes with MSI’s Cooler Boost Trinity+ technology, overheating issues is like talk of the past for me.Alvin Hutchins, Graphic Designer
I’m both a mac and windows lover. I use Macbook Air M1 for most tasks but for intensive tasks I use this Creator 17 as it is a heavy duty laptop for me and this laptop also comes with so many connectivity ports including HDMI, thunderbolt 4 port, type-c and type-a USB ports, ethernet port, audio jack, and my favorite SD Card reader. I would say that it is the best Windows laptop among many best laptops for digital marketing.Darren P., Digital Advertising Manager
REASONS TO BUY
- Best option for those who don’t want to spend more on Pro model
- Lag-free performance because of M2 chip
- Equipped with 1080p FaceTime HD Camera AND Touch ID
- Bigger display
- Comes with best battery life
REASONS TO AVOID
- Fewer port options
Specification of reviewed device is: CPU: Apple M2 Chip | GPU: M2 10-core GPU | Display: 15.3-inch Liquid Retina Display (2880 x 1864), 60Hz | Memory: 8GB RAM | Storage: 256GB SSD | Tested Battery life: 1050 minutes | OS: macOS Ventura 13.0 | Material: Aluminum | Weight: Approximately 3.2 pounds
MacBook Pro is as expensive as ever. For those who are budget-conscious but want to stick with the Apple ecosystem, 2023 Macbook Air is your way to go!
At a price of around $1100, this laptop offers so many things that would nullify any void of 2023 MacBook Pro.
Comes with 8-core M2 CPU and 10-core GPU, this laptop is capable of ANY task that you can throw at it.
Another reason that make 2023 MacBook Air more budget-friendly is a display size which is 15.3 Inch with Liquid Retina technology having 500 nits of brightness. During my review, I ask fellow digital marketers using same model and that is their take…
MBA 2023 is for those who love value to money products. At a reasonable price, this laptop offers many things such as 1080p facetime camera, larger display, different color options, and sleekest design.Kari Santiago, Freelance Digital Marketer
I work 3 hours a day, and total 18 hours in a week. You wouldn’t believe it, I charge this laptop on Sunday because this laptop comes with best battery ever! It’s like living in a dream.Isabel Tran, Social Media Manager
I love my desktop computer; but because I travel periodically, I bought this m2 air model and it was the best decision. The weight of this laptop is like carrying a bunch of feathers in a backpack, the display size with 2880 x 1864 pixels is perfect for someone who is addicted to 4k 32-inNick Price, Casual DM
REASONS TO BUY
- Premium designed
- Powerful CPU and dedicated GPU
- Thunderbolt 4 supported
- Gorgeous and crisp display
- 17-inch touchscreen display
REASONS TO AVOID
- A known fault related to the micro SD slot that does not allow the micro SD card to eject is still there.
Specification of reviewed device is: CPU: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H | GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 | Display: 17.0-inch InfinityEdge Touchscreen (3840 x 2400), 60Hz | Memory: 6GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD | Tested Battery life: 420 minutes | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Material: Aluminum | Weight: Approximately 5.5 pounds
Not fond of windows gaming laptops? Fine, Dell XPS 13 Plus is a perfect professional “windows” laptop. Initially known as MacBook killer, XPS 13 now has its own league.
Loaded with Windows 11, this laptop can handle your 20+ chrome tabs without any flicks.
12th Gen i7 CPU has multi-core score of 8479 and is capable of holding your back during short deadlines. The integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics is although not very powerful compared to 10/8-core GPU of ARM architecture but still it is a good addition to support the responsive touchscreen of this laptop.
Dell is a known brand and that’s why I chose this XPS 13 Plus as my go-to laptop because it comes with 4K touchscreen at a size of 13.4 inches OLED which is very helpful for me as a Data Analyst.Earnest Payne, Data Analyst
I’m someone who never deletes anything and for me this laptop is a blessing. At around $1,500, this XPS 13 Plus comes with 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM which is a great addition to this laptop.Jeremy F., Web Analyst
I love design philosophies, the only reason for buying this laptop is not hardware, software but exterior look. I mean the design is top-notch, with thin bezels, seamless trackpad (never seen before), 0.6 inch thickness, aluminum body, zero-lattice keyboard; this laptop feels premium. Only thing that I do not like about this laptop is CONNECTIVITY PORTS, I mean it only has two Thunderbolt 4 ports which sometimes make me feel annoyed but anyway it is beautiful and my daily use device..Claire Kane, Digital Marketing Manager
REASONS TO BUY
- The performance of this laptop is up to the marks
- Easy to carry
- Reasonable price
- Enough port options
- Comes with Windows 11
REASONS TO AVOID
- It might get hot if used on a plain surface for too long
- No dedicated GPU
Specification of reviewed device is: CPU: 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700H | GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics | Display: 17.3-inch IPS Display (3840 x 2160), 60Hz | Memory: 32GB RAM | Storage: 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | Tested Battery life: 500 minutes | OS: Windows 11 Home | Material: Aluminum | Weight: Approximately 3.9 pounds
I personally like the design of XPS 13 PLUS just like Claire, but performance-wise 2023 HP Envy is a laptop that wins.
I was looking for a laptop that weighs around 3 pounds, the options I had was either MacBook Air M2 or this Hp Envy and I chose this one why? Because of 17.3 INCHES of 4K display. This laptop does every job that I can expect it to do. It never lags or makes me feel lackluster. This laptop is equipped with the 13th generation of i7 CPU and it says alot for real!Franklyn J., Digital Marketing Major
2023 Envy’s sleek and portable design allows me to work from anywhere, whether it’s at the office, a coffee shop, an airport, or while traveling to meet my clients. It’s a true companion for the modern, on-the-go digital marketer like me. I would say it is the best laptop for digital marketing (for me at least).Stacie Cook, Digital Marketer
It is really affordable for a new digital marketer like me, this laptop costs around $1200 and it comes with 32GB and 1TB of SSD that explains a lot. As a Windows user, this laptop is a goldmine for me!Jimmie Y., DM Rookie
12 Laptops that Later Got Excluded
Although I don’t like to list laptops we didn’t add on the list, but to give overall view; these are those:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2023): Because it’s a business-oriented laptop and may not offer the same consumer-focused features.
Acer Swift 5: Removed due to limited availability.
LG Gram 16: We found this laptop inferior when compared with Envy 17.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: Solely a gaming laptop, wasn’t ideal for professional digital marketing tasks.
Dell Inspiron 15 5000: Not included due to its mid-range specifications and build quality.
Lenovo Yoga 9i: Excluded because it wasn’t loaded with features compared to Spectre x360 Luxury 14T.
Razer Blade 14: Excluded for its gaming-oriented design and higher price point.
HP Pavilion 15: Lacked with some high-end features required for intensive digital marketing tasks.
HP Pavilion x360: Not included due to slightly lower build quality compared to Spectre x360.
ASUS VivoBook S15: Did not meet the high demands of digital marketing.
Acer Aspire 5: It was the perfect laptop back then but due to the advancement in many software, this laptop now feels sluggish.