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  • Jeff Stein

Best Laptop for Cyber Security 2024

Updated: Jan 3

UPDATED Jan 2, 2024

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As a cyber security professional and ethical hacker, I prioritize laptops with more core count, since I'm typically emulating some environment, or running quite a few tasks. Personally, I also value Kali Linux compatibility in my work, so this list will skew a bit towards that.

And for all the inflation this year, there are actually some great budget laptops for cyber security out there. We've included a couple with some power, but you likely won't need a ton depending on your line of work.

Let's dive in:

Best Laptop for Pentesting

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My favorite laptop that I use for pentesting is a Lenovo Thinkpad T16, which is surprisingly cheap for having 40GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. The i5 processor isn't anything special, but this one has served me well over the years, the ample memory is typically a lifesaver for me. Plus, the T16 has a beautiful 16in touchscreen display, that isn't really essential, but it sure is nice.

Top Laptop for Cyber Security

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Apple's 2023 version of their MacBook Pro is simply the best laptop on the market for cyber security. With a 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU, this MacBook is amazing for my emulating work and for when I'm running a bunch of small tasks. It's not the cheapest laptop, by any stretch, but it'll last for nearly a decade and is the most reliable top-performing computer for cyber professionals.

Best Laptop for Ethical Hacking

Acer Nitro 5

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I personally love my Acer Nitro 5, with the i7 processor this isn't just a great laptop for ethical hacking, but if you're looking for a laptop that can help you with emulation and small tasks, and then have a great laptop to game on as well, the Nitro 5 is perfect. I wish it had a bit more RAM and SSD, but this is cheaper relative to others in the class.

Let me know your thoughts on these laptops, or any laptops you think I missed, down in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What laptop specs are good for cybersecurity?

For cybersecurity in 2024, you should aim for at least 16GB of RAM, 500GB of storage and a processor at least as powerful as the Intel i7.

What PCs are good for pentesting?

Is Windows or Mac better for cybersecurity?


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Dante Phil
Dante Phil
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Ryan Smoot
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Acer Nitro 5 >>

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