Working from home entirely depends on computers. And not just any computers – powerful, fast, and reliable laptops. While your regular laptop likely works just fine, it is not cut out for long work hours, with multiple tabs and programs open simultaneously.
So which one is the best laptop for working at home? Keep reading to find out!
Having used an Apple MacBook for years, I can say from vast experience that they are some of the best laptops on the market. And it’s not just a matter of brand preference. Apple laptops are some of the most reliable, fast, and durable laptops you can buy.
Mine has served me faithfully for over six years (yes, 6!), and it still works like new. That’s something you can’t say about most laptops, no matter the brand.
Apple invested heavily in making their laptops user-friendly with clean interfaces and easy navigation. So if you’re not tech-savvy, don’t worry. A MacBook is still a great choice.
Furthermore, most Apple laptops will do everything from light duties like browsing and streaming, to more demanding tasks such as video or image editing with ease. You won’t have to worry about your computer slowing down or crashing when needed.
But why choose a MacBook over the other many options out there? Here are some reasons:
Reasons Why Apple MacBooks are the Best Laptops for Working from Home
Wi-fi Connectivity is Key
Wi-Fi speeds depend on the hardware capability of your laptop. For example, under the same network, one computer may have only 33.45/27.35 Mbps download/upload speed, while another has 94.78/93.71 Mbps.
While some routers have prioritization, which boosts some devices, the reality is that your computer’s hardware ultimately determines the quality of your connection.
Nothing is more frustrating than a lagging or unreliable connection, especially when trying to be productive while working from home. Thankfully, MacBooks have some of the best Wi-Fi capabilities on the market. You can rest assured that you won’t be dealing with lagging or connection drops when trying to get work done.
I went on the cheap last year and purchased an HP for one of my daughters, and an Acer for the other. I had ongoing issues with something as simple as connecting to the internet in our home. And I have powerful 2G and 5G connections that never give me a problem with my 2016 13″ MacBook.
Since 2013 MacBook laptops have supported 2-3 stream 802.11ac with 80MHz wide channels. That means that you get up to 600Mbps data throughput under good conditions. That’s about 10x faster than an average HP laptop which often has dicey Wi-Fi connectivity.
Trust me; even if your MacBook goes as low as 298.63/224.08 Mbps download/upload speed with 3ms ping, it’s still going to be much better than most other laptops out there.
Durability of Your Work From Home Laptop
MacBooks are leaner, lighter, and well-built laptops. They are pretty rugged and can take a beating. While they can still break under extreme circumstances, they are much more durable than your average Walmart laptop (which often has a plastic body).
This was the case when I purchased the HP and the Acer – Walmart and plastic. Not a good combination, and in this case, you get what you pay for!
The main reason for the durability is the aluminum unibody construction. It gives the MacBook a solid structure that doesn’t flex or creak under pressure. It’s just a heavy duty piece of equipment. A workhorse that you can truly depend on!
As a long-time MacBook user, I can attest that they are some of the most durable laptops on the market. Mine has interacted with gravity several times over the years, and it still works great.
Initially, I thought it would be a goner when it took a spill from about 4 feet, but it didn’t even crack. That’s the kind of durability you should expect from a MacBook.
Apple MacBooks Can Connect to All Your Other Apple Devices
A MacBook is an excellent choice if you already use other Apple products. All your devices will be able to connect seamlessly. For instance, you can take a picture on your iPhone and edit it on your MacBook in real-time.
You can also use features like AirDrop to share files between devices without having to go through the hassle of emailing them or using a USB drive. It’s a great way to stay connected and productive, even on the go.
Plus, Apple’s Continuity feature lets you use your MacBook as a second screen for your iPhone or iPad. That way, you can get work done even when you don’t have your laptop with you.
So if you’re working from home, this continuity between devices is really important. And very convenient to make all the pieces fit together.
Apple has Amazing Customer Service and Support
If you have a laptop problem, most brands will make you jump through hoops to get support. Often, you have to go through a frustrating phone maze or chat with a robot before you can even talk to a human being. Out of frustration, people often turn to local repair shops that may not have the expertise to fix their machines correctly.
Apple’s customer service is a refreshing change of pace. You can either go to an Apple Store or set up a Genius Bar appointment to get support.
The Genius Bar is a team of highly trained technicians that can help you with any problem, big or small. What’s even better is that most Apple products have unlimited complimentary support. (1)
Just walk into any Apple Store near you, and someone will be more than happy to help you. You can always reach customer support via phone or chat if you’re not near an Apple Store. I’ve used Apple’s customer support a few times, and I’ve always been impressed with the level of service I’ve received.
Keyboard and Functionality
Generally, working from home involves a lot of typing. Whether you’re a writer, a programmer, or a web designer, chances are you will spend a lot of time typing on your laptop. That’s why it’s essential to have the best keyboard.
While there are some great PC laptops out there with amazing keyboards, MacBooks still have the best. They are large, well-spaced, and have a satisfying amount of travel. The keys have under rubber domes that lock them to minimize wobble.
In addition, the MacBook keyboards are backlit. That means that you can work in any lighting conditions, even if it’s pitch black. The backlight is adjustable, so you can make it as bright or as dim as you want. And if you like to type fast, you’ll be pleased to know that the MacBook’s keyboard can keep up.
So What are the Available Options
You can choose from several different MacBooks depending on your personal needs and budget. They include:
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro 13″
- MacBook Pro 14″
- MacBook Pro 16″
Apple MacBooks are the ideal laptops for your home office. They give you unmatched services without any headaches.
Of course, each has its features that cater to different users. But they’re all reliable, productive, and have excellent customer support. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to be happy with your decision. They truly are one of the keys to providing a laptop lifestyle to work from home, or anywhere else.
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