Best laptop or tablet for writing a novel


I’m looking for a laptop or tablet that has a comfortable keyboard and a long battery life, as I plan on doing most of my writing while on the go.

Can you recommend a laptop or tablet that meets these requirements?

Thank you


Hi @leilalwriter

Writing a novel is not considred an heavy process for using a computer.

You could consider the following factors:

Keyboard quality: A comfortable, responsive keyboard is important for writers, as they will likely be typing a lot. Laptops generally have better keyboards than tablets, but some tablets do offer attachable or folding keyboards that can provide a similar experience. Consider the type of keyboard (e.g. mechanical or membrane), the key travel distance, and the feedback (e.g. tactile or smooth) when choosing a laptop or tablet.

Display size and quality: A larger display can be more comfortable for long periods of writing, but a smaller display may be more portable. Consider the size and resolution of the display, as well as the viewing angle and brightness. Some writers may also prefer a display with a high refresh rate for smoother scrolling and a more immersive reading experience.

Performance: A laptop or tablet with a faster processor and more RAM can handle heavy workloads such as running multiple programs at once and storing large files. Consider the type and speed of the processor, as well as the amount of RAM, when choosing a laptop or tablet.

Portability: If you plan on writing on the go, you may want to choose a laptop or tablet that is lightweight and portable. Consider the size and weight of the device, as well as the battery life and whether it has a built-in keyboard or requires an attachable keyboard.

Price: While price is not the only factor to consider, it can be important to choose a laptop or tablet that fits your budget. Consider how much you are willing to spend and how much value you are getting for the price in terms of performance, features, and durability.

Other features: There are a number of other features that you may want to consider when choosing a laptop or tablet for writing a novel, such as storage capacity, connectivity options (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), operating system, and software compatibility. Think about which features are most important to you and whether the laptop or tablet you are considering has them.

Ultimately, the best laptop or tablet for writing a novel will depend on your specific needs and preferences. We can’t give a you a specific recommendation as a lot of laptop or tablet outthere. It may be helpful to do some research and compare different options to find the one that best meets your requirements.

Hope this helps.


Thanks for the detailed info! I’ll will look at those when I choose the laptop or tablet.


A tablet with a detachable keyboard or a keyboard case can also be a good option for writing a novel, as long as it has a good screen size and a responsive keyboard.

Consider tablets such as Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface, or Samsung tablet.


Consider the software and tools that you will be using to write your novel, and make sure that the laptop or tablet you choose is compatible with those programs. We know that some software only works best or compatible on certain machine.