Hackers use Laptops to perform different types of scanning and for attacking purposes, Most of the time Hackers use cloud services but it is not possible to perform everything through the cloud at some point you need hardware or a laptop to perform various attacks.
Black-hat hackers compromise other people’s laptops so they have fewer chances to be caught and perform illegal attacks through their hardware. That’s why most hackers prefer to use cloud services, But still, they use their laptops or hardware to connect to the cloud or etc. While other hackers use different machines and brands depending on their budget and requirements.
I got a lot of questions, Which laptop do you prefer to buy for hacking purposes? It completely depends on your choice and budget. But this review is about 5 Best Budget Laptops for Hackers.
Hackers Don’t Deal with the Brand of Laptops.
Usually, hackers love to assemble their PC with bleeding-edge technology. i.e. Processors, Graphics Cards, Motherboard, Wi-Fi Antenna, RAM, etc. But most of them are unable to deploy their own machines so they can follow our list and review that laptop.
Which Operating System For Hackers?
Well, that’s another debate that I will not be covering everything here, Hackers mostly go for Linux, macOS, and Windows but most of them love to start with Linux, and when it comes to Linux we have a lot of choices such as Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and Kali Linux (Which is based on Debian) I personally like Ubuntu for its neat interface.
These are the 5 Best Budget Laptops for Hackers
1. Apple MMGF2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch
|CPU||1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-5250U|
|Operating System||OS X Yosemite|
|RAM Upgradable to||8GB|
|Hard Drive Size||128GB|
|Hard Drive Speed|
|Hard Drive Type||SSD Drive|
|Secondary Hard Drive Size|
|Secondary Hard Drive Speed|
|Secondary Hard Drive Type|
|Optical Drive Speed|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 6000|
|Touchpad Size||4.1 x 3 inches|
|Ports (excluding USB)||USB 3.0|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Headphone/Mic|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Thunderbolt 2.0|
|Card Slots||2-1 card reader|
|Size||12.8 x 8.9 x 0.11-0.68 inches|
Why MacBook Air?
I prefer MacBook Air because it is light and easy to carry around with you! And most importantly it has 12 hours of battery backup 🙂 You can find good deals on ebay or amazon for cheap rates.
2. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series
|CPU||2.5-GHz Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|RAM Upgradable to||16GB|
|Hard Drive Size||256GB|