Best Laptop for Young Professionals – Top 7 Picks

Today, we take a look at the top 7 best laptops for young professionals!

Youth is a time that does not come back once it’s gone, let alone a young professional’s time! Their time is even more precious and deserves to be used very wisely!

A slow computer wastes a lot of time!

In fact, “Users lose a full working week every year due to slow computers.” (

Before we go into the whole list, I want to share ONE laptop that you should get, even if you ignore all these laptops, this is the one that is worth your time and money!

Apple’s NEW MacBook Air M1. They’re amazing! Super-fast, fan-less, noiseless, and cool to the touch, even if you’re rendering videos all day long! It’s so fast that it beats Apple’s MacBook Pro 16″ from 2019 that costs thousands of dollars and is considered a “Pro” laptop! No matter what type of work you’ll be doing as a young professional on this MacBook Air M1, it has your back and will not let you down, that I promise and can guarantee!

Let me share all the videos that have convinced me to buy this laptop as well as recommend it to YOU, the young professionals out there, who’re looking for a great, time-saving, and super-fast laptop that performers no matter what!

First off, let’s take a quick look at what Lew has to say from Unbox Therapy!

Here, check out some real-world performance and battery life test:

“The Best MacBooks You Can Buy,” says UrAvgConsumer:

The M1 MacBook Air is “Pro” now!

The BEST Laptop of 2020?

Here’s a comparison between the MacBook Air M1 vs the MacBook Pro 16″:

And here’s another comparison between the two:

Anyway, these were SOME of the reviews and comparison videos that I watched before I started writing this article. Although, I had to watch them at about 2X the speed to save a little bit of time! 😉

Let’s now get into the actual article, even though you already have your recommendation for the best laptop for young professionals!

Best Laptops for Young Professionals

I’ve already given you the BEST laptop recommendation, which is that all you need is the NEW MacBook Air M1.

But still, there are some other Windows based laptops that you can consider, if you don’t like Apple for some reason, even though they have a great piece of laptop this time around.

1. HP Omen 15 (2020)

Again, a professional’s time is much valuable than a normal random guy down the street! (like myself)

This is why I’m selecting laptops that are SUPER fast and will perform no matter what type of professional work you do on them.

Also, as I said earlier, that the M1 MacBook Air was the BEST laptop for young professionals.

It comes with all the bells and whistles like a noiseless experience because it does not have a fan that would make noise, and it is very stable and does not waste your tie trying to fix errors that shouldn’t be there in the first place.

But still, if you need more options, this one from HP, the Omen 15 is the second one you should consider.

But really, go with the MacBook Air M1!

The Omen, though, has an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor that is FASTER than the M1 in the MacBook Air that I have recommended as the #1 laptop choice for young professionals, but it is not nearly as stable as the MacBook Air M1.

In fact, it is the most stable laptop Apple has ever made! And stability in a Professional’s life is very critical.

It has a 144Hz display which you can enjoy once in a while when bored and need to game, but otherwise, there not much you’ll get out of it being a 144Hz panel.

It has a FAST NVMe M.2 1TB PCIe SSD which is one of the fastest types of SSDs you can get on a laptop.

Everything this laptop has saves time! This is why I have it here in the list of laptops for young professionals.

And finally, the MacBook Air M1 is fan-less, hence there is no fan noise which annoys most people and is distractive sometimes to even the person operating the laptop.

Guess what?

That fan-less design is also very beneficial for young professionals!


Bad impression!

When you have a laptop at some coffee shop for example and it’s thrusting like a rocket is about to launch to space, you can imagine how people would feel about you and your laptop.

As a business professional you don’t want people to think like that about you, do you? So this new M1 MacBook Air that’s fan-less, saves your image and gives you the confidence to work anywhere you want without being that weird guy whose laptop is making noise and disturbing everyone else around him.

There are so many other benefits, but these were just a few I thought I’d share.

2. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

Zephyrus G14 features a slightly more powerful Ryzen 9 4900HS processor compared to the Ryzen 7 4800H in the HP Omen 15.

As Notebookcheck puts it:

“According to our information, the Ryzen 9 4900HS is only slightly faster than the Ryzen 7 4800HS.”

Because it costs a little more than the HP Omen 15, that’s why it is here on the second spot in our list. Other than that both are great laptops!

And remember, speed is what makes these laptops best for young professionals in my opinion because getting things done FASTER is key to saving time.

There’s one more thing though, and that’s stability and not getting annoying errors that waste a lot of time as well, which is where our best recommendation comes into play.

The MacBook Air M1!

It’s the most stable MacBook that Apple has ever made, including its Big Sur operating system.

Plus their M1 chip is INANELY power efficient while being the most powerful processor any MacBook has ever been equipped with.

If its power-efficient, it means that you’ll never have to worry about plugging in the laptop while working, it has amazing battery life and all that power is still the same even when you are not plugged in, unlike the windows laptops that require you to stay plugged in to use their full potential, if unplugged, they drop their performance down to about 50% or even less sometimes, as the battery keeps draining.

7. Acer Predator Helios 300

The only reason I am including this laptop here is that if you do not want to get any of the AMD laptops on this list and also don’t want the MacBook Air M1 for some reason.

Or in case everything’s out of stock and this is the only laptop available, for some weird reason.

Other than that, the first priority is always the M1 MacBook Air and then any other AMD laptop in this list that you may like to buy.

Any Intel laptop out there, I don’t recommend it! Not even the Acer Predator Helios 300, unless it is absolutely the only option you have available.

Don’t get me wrong though, it IS a good laptop and works great, but compared to all the AMD laptops in this list, and then the M1 MacBook Air, this laptop is nothing!

I may not have words to explain to you why but believe me, you’re missing out if you get this Intel laptop and leave the M1 MacBook Air or the AMD options available to you.