3 laptops for fitness lovers – from working out to blogging
Master new exercises and watch YouTube videos or even run your own fitness blog with our pick of the best laptops…
When you’re thinking about keeping fit a laptop might be furthest from your mind. However, 2 in 1 laptops are perfect for watching fitness videos on YouTube, and are designed for touchscreen fitness apps – helping you reach your goals.
More powerful models can even provide a perfect mobile studio for aspiring fitness bloggers and YouTubers.
A 2 in 1 is a type of laptop that switches between laptop and tablet modes. They run Windows 10 and get the best from its mix of keyboard and touchscreen controls. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing one for fitness.
- Design: Where will you use the laptop? Benefit from a bigger screen for at home, or look to smaller, lightweight designs for on the go
- Screen quality: Fitness videos and photos look better with a high-resolution screen – and it’s a must for creative work
- Power: Do you have ambitions to run a fitness blog and edit your own photos? Look at a powerful Intel Core i5 processor and at least 8GB RAM
- Tent mode: When watching fitness videos get a better experience by propping the laptop on the table in tent mode (which looks like an upturned V)
- SSD storage: Your laptop will boot faster and apps load more efficiently with this lightweight type of hard drive
For watching fitness videos at home - HP Pavilion x360 15
In a nutshell: Large screen for watching videos and B&O speakers for impressive sound
This Windows 10 laptop is perfect for fitness fanatics wanting to work out at home with its large 15.6-inch screen for watching YouTube videos.
Prop it on your table in tent mode and use your fingers to scroll through videos on the touchscreen. Colours are vivid and the picture detailed with the Full HD resolution and LED backlighting. It has the sound to match too - deep and rich - with HP Audio Boost and B&O speakers delivering high quality audio to keep you motivated as you strive to achieve the perfect push-up or crunch.
Plus, you get access to HP Lounge, which includes unlimited music and exclusive content – the perfect keep-fit soundtrack at your fingertips.
The Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM will make short work of all of your general computing needs, while the large 1TB traditional hard drive will store loads of photos that document your fitness journey.
For power and portability - HP Pavilion x360 13
In a nutshell: Work out at home or away with this portable laptop – it even has enough power for editing your own fitness videos
This portable 13-inch laptop is perfect for working or working out at home or on the go. At just 1.58kg, it’s light enough to take anywhere and slim enough to slip inside your bag. Switch to tablet mode by folding the screen back on the hinge to research new exercises on the train to work.
Its thin design owes much to its SSD storage, which also gives you much faster load times when using apps.
Edit your own fitness photos or create complicated spreadsheets to complement your routine with the Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM. Photos and workout videos on YouTube will look rich and detailed on the Full HD screen with LED backlighting. Watch in tent mode and use the touchscreen to navigate between videos.
For running a fitness blog - Lenovo Yoga 510
In a nutshell: Fitness bloggers will love the Full HD screen and powerful photo and video-editing potential
This excellent Windows 10 laptop is the perfect companion for the fitness blogger.
As the name suggests it’s highly flexible – switching from laptop to tablet and into tent mode on its rotating hinge. It’s flexible in function as well as form, boasting a quality screen for watching fitness videos and enough processing oomph to run a creative bloggers’ studio.
Edit photos in Photoshop and videos in Adobe Premiere with the powerful Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and AMD Radeon graphics. Work up-close when editing and also get a better view of your blog when updating with the Full HD screen.
When working during the day you can enjoy wider viewing angles and less glare from the sun with IPS and anti-glare technology. The HD screen is of course great for when you’re watching workout videos for your own routine, and by switching to tent mode, you can prop up the screen and scroll easily through your favourite videos.
If you want to use it on the go, the metal design and SSD (256GB) storage makes it a perfect commuting partner - thin, light, fast and quiet.