Business Productivity

Best Laptop For Writers 2017


Best Laptop For Writers 2017

Holy cow. What a link-bait-y headline. I apologize, but it is kind of necessary here. I needed to grab your attention.

If anyone has listened to the latest season of The Seven Minute Sales Minute Podcast, they know that we were all about just getting started. Nike had it right when they said, “Just Do It”. It’s time to get off the couch and do something.  When you ask me what the best laptop is for writing, the answer is clear.


The best laptop for writing is the laptop you have that works. Word processing doesn’t take a ton of CPU power to work. My best laptop for writing is a weak-ass Chromebook… and a Lenovo Thinkpad from 2007… and my desktop at work… and my phone. You see, it doesn’t matter what I type on.  My best laptop is whatever I CAN TYPE ON.  I carry a foldable bluetooth keyboard in my glove box that ensures no matter where I go, I can type directly to Google Docs on my phone.

What a revelation!!! We’ve been saying for works to get off your ass and do something (or as my close friend Brian might say, “shut up and do”), yet still, I get questions about HOW I wrote books and published them. The answer is crystal clear. I chose to do it, and I figured out HOW to do it.

I chose that Thinkpad because the keyboard was comfy and it gave me nerd cred. Seriously though, any $50 plus Craigslist laptop is the best because all you need is the ability to write. Yeah, I run Linux because I am that far gone into geekdom, but really, what do you need to be able to use a word processor? Get SOMETHING and get writing!

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You see, this is one of the biggest questions I get.  “Where do I start, what software do I use, what is the best laptop?” and so on. When really, all you need to do is sit down and start writing.

This is the biggest hurdle you will ever see. Start writing, then bit me up. I promise, I will tell what the next step is, whether it is the best laptop, or the best editor, I will be there.

As human beings, we tend to procrastinate. We look for reasons to wait until conditions are perfect to begin a major endeavor. The conditions will never be perfect to start writing. It’s time you took the plunge.

Like what you’ve read? Why not check out my books on Amazon. The knowledge per dollar spent is outstanding!



Scott Fishman
With over two decades of experience as a sales professional, Scott has seen it all. Not only has he been consistently at the top of his field, but he has helped to train, coach and mentor an entire new generation of sales professionals as well. It's time that Scott has shared his expertise with the world. It started with The Seven Minute Sales Minute podcast and continues with The 30 Minute Sales Coach Books. Scott is excited to share his knowledge with you.
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