If you are contemplating becoming a professional writer, you need to be aware of how the freelance market works, that the quality demanded is incredibly high, and that it often takes a while to earn your way into a decent salary bracket—and you do earn that right.
But this posting isn’t about all of that. This post is about what computer and printer hardware a writer needs in order to be successful at their work. After all, the age of typewriters is long past and most writers haven’t actually handwritten anything but notes in a long time. You need technology to get you started.
Here is where your options start, and there are more options now than ever before. The big decision is whether you want to get a laptop computer, or a desktop. Desktops are useful because they are more powerful and more expandable than laptops for the price. You get lots of USB ports, monitor connectivity, and everything is always connected. However, if you prefer to have the option to write in different places around the house or on the road or work with the same computer at work, you are going to need a laptop computer which I would recommend.
Laptops also come in a diversity of shapes and sizes at the moment. On the one hand you have computers that include your disk drive, usb ports, a large monitor, and large keyboard. These computers are big and heavy, easy to type on, but hard to transport. They can also serve as a virtual desktop once you set them up with some speakers and a printer.