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6 Best laptops For Cyber Security in 2020

Photo by Jefferson Santos on Unsplash
Photo by Jefferson Santos on Unsplash

Finding the perfect laptop for Cyber Security really depends on the use case. We reached out to industry experts to get their take on the best laptops for cyber security.


This contribution was submitted by Gabe Turner from Security Baron

This computer has everything from TouchID to make sure that the user is the only person who can access their accounts, to the secure Apple pay, to encrypted storage through the Apple T2 chip. Storage is also encrypted with FileVault2, which keeps your data off the computer itself and onto the secure cloud storage. All of your data will be instantly wiped from your disk, while System Integrity Protect prevents malware from accessing your files.


This contribution was submitted by Gabe Turner from Security Baron

This Linux-manufactured laptop was designed with privacy in mind, with two kill switches for both wireless and Bluetooth connections plus the webcam and microphone, and the PureBrowser browser. Everything on the Librem 13 relies on the Trusted Platform Module, a chip that integrates GPC encryption, the kill switches plus tamper detection.


This contribution was submitted by Gabe Turner from Security Baron

This computer has a privacy pop-up webcam that’s only there when you need it. You’ll also be able to share photos and files across all HUAWEI devices without using a USB port, third-party software or steaming in 20 Mbps, which is actually 100x faster than Bluetooth and much more secure. Aside from that, the computer has a 91% screen-to-body ratio, a 3K touchscreen, plus Windows Hello identity authentication.


This contribution was submitted by Sanjay Patoliya from Teclogiq

This is another laptop with all the features a cybersecurity person would want without burning a hole in their wallet. It comes with an NVidia GeForce 940MX graphics, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard disk storage and Intel Core i5 processor. The 15.6-inch screen has the FHD IPS vibrant display. The Lenovo Ideapad 510 is lightweight with 4.8 pounds. As a cybersecurity person, you understand the need for a full-size keyboard and this laptop has just that coupled with a numeric keypad and keyboard shortcuts for coding.


This contribution was submitted by Sanjay Patoliya from Teclogiq

This is another budget-friendly laptop that’s equipped with all the specifications a cybersecurity person is looking for. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM for fast booting, 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Graphics, and 7th generation i7 Intel processor. It has an anti-glare FHD 15”6 screen and 8GB RAM. This laptop has a rugged design, is powerful and has a reasonable price tag- a perfect option for cybersecurity person.


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Review Dell laptops are known for their great compatibility with Linux OS. And the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is no exception. It’s also an affordable device which doesn’t require you to break the bank.

For a budget device. The performance is impressive. An 8th Gen Intel Core i7 serves as its CPU. The same processor found in the higher end or premium ultrabooks. So for your computing needs. It will get the job done Besides that, it has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Enough RAM for programming and a fast enough SSD for fast boot up speeds and data processing. The display on the Dell Inspiron is not impressive. And to be honest, it doesn’t really matter.

All that matters is if you can see the code. You don’t need a color accurate display or a bright display to program or run Linux. What is important is a large enough to display that is anti-glare or a matte display. Matte displays are easy on the eyes allowing you to code for long sessions. It’s a 15.6 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080). The fans really do kick in when it’s under substantial load. And the battery life is below the average i.e 8 hours. You are looking at 5-6 hours under consistent use. It is pretty respectable but it’s still below average.

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is a great laptop for hacking. Great in the sense that, it is affordable and the performance is solid at best. Having a fast CPU along with an SSD makes things easier for programming. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say about this budget beast.

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