10 Best Laptops With Backlit Keyboard For 2020

TOP PICK
New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) - Silver
RUNNER UP
ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop 13.3" FHD Display, Intel 8th gen Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD, Win10, Backlit KB, FP, Icicle Gold, UX331UA-AS51
New Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage) - Space Gray
ASUS VivoBook K570UD 15.6” Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, 16GB DDR4, FHD Display, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Fingerprint Sensor, Backlit keyboard,  K570UD-ES76 Casual Gaming Laptop
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Space Gray (Previous Model)
BLW's Score
95
92
89
87
85
MSRP
$1,299.00
$615.00
$1,578.26
$1,199.77
$1,039.00
Processor
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i5 (up to 3.6 GHz)
Intel Core i9
Intel Core i7 1.8 GHz
Intel Core i5
RAM
8GB DDR4
8GB DDR3
16GB DDR4
16GB DDR4
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD
256GB SSD
256GB SSD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
128GB SSD
Display
13.3'' Retina Display (2560 x 1600)
13.3'' FHD Wide (1920 x 1080)
15'' Retina Display (2560 x 1600)
15.6'' FHD (1920 x 1080)
13.3'' HD+ (2560 x 1600)
Graphics
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Radeon Pro 555x Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Intel UHD Graphics 617
OS
Mac OS
Windows 10
MacOS
Windows 10
MacOS
Weight
3 pounds
2.6 pounds
4.02 pounds
4.4 pounds
2.75 pounds
Battery Life
10 hours
8 hours
10 hours
7 hours
12 hours
TOP PICK
New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) - Silver
BLW's Score
95
MSRP
$1,299.00
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5
RAM
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD
Display
13.3'' Retina Display (2560 x 1600)
Graphics
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
OS
Mac OS
Weight
3 pounds
Battery Life
10 hours
RUNNER UP
ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop 13.3" FHD Display, Intel 8th gen Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD, Win10, Backlit KB, FP, Icicle Gold, UX331UA-AS51
BLW's Score
92
MSRP
$615.00
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5 (up to 3.6 GHz)
RAM
8GB DDR3
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
Display
13.3'' FHD Wide (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 620
OS
Windows 10
Weight
2.6 pounds
Battery Life
8 hours
New Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage) - Space Gray
BLW's Score
89
MSRP
$1,578.26
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i9
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
256GB SSD
Display
15'' Retina Display (2560 x 1600)
Graphics
Radeon Pro 555x Graphics
OS
MacOS
Weight
4.02 pounds
Battery Life
10 hours
ASUS VivoBook K570UD 15.6” Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, 16GB DDR4, FHD Display, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Fingerprint Sensor, Backlit keyboard,  K570UD-ES76 Casual Gaming Laptop
BLW's Score
87
MSRP
$1,199.77
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i7 1.8 GHz
RAM
16GB DDR4
Hard Disk
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display
15.6'' FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
OS
Windows 10
Weight
4.4 pounds
Battery Life
7 hours
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Space Gray (Previous Model)
BLW's Score
85
MSRP
$1,039.00
More Information
Processor
Intel Core i5
RAM
8GB DDR4
Hard Disk
128GB SSD
Display
13.3'' HD+ (2560 x 1600)
Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 617
OS
MacOS
Weight
2.75 pounds
Battery Life
12 hours

Note: Our comparison table only shows our top 5 picks. You can find the other recommendations within this article.

Laptops with backlit keyboards are not only popular because of the attraction but also for the exact reason they were made for. Most of the high-end gaming laptops as well as ultrabooks come with such keyboards and they are surely a necessity for those who prefer working in dark environment.

Since 2015, LED-backlit keyboards are trending and even now they have a huge demand. Recently, we have seen a couple of budget laptops that include such feature and if I were on low budget I would grab one of them as soon as possible.

Backlit Keyboard

Here we will be reviewing 10 of the best laptops with backlit keyboards that offer not only fantastic typing experience but also powerful specifications.

Most of the laptop brands tend to include such keyboards in their top of the line notebooks and I hope you are prepared to spend some big bucks on your new laptop with backlit keyboard.

Benefit of having a Backlit Keyboard Laptop

Lately, everyone is looking for a laptop with latest features and hardware including illuminated keyboard and SSD. It might be hard to believe but I have seen a customer who rejected a great machine just because it was lacking a backlit keyboard.

The main and biggest benefit of having a backlit keyboard is that you can easily use your laptop in dark rooms. These days most of the people carry around their notebooks while traveling and that's another reason to own a laptop with backlit keyboard.

I understand there are many computer users who don't even look at the keyboard while typing but there are times when you have to enter some special characters, numbers or even combinations of keys.

That's where such keyboards are extremely helpful and we're sure you will find a suitable laptop with backlit keyboard here.

Our Top Picks for Best Laptops with Illuminated Keyboard

1. Apple MacBook Pro 13

Apple MacBook Pro 13

Specs:

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 128GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM

Not many people know but almost all MacBooks come with a backlit keyboard and that's surely not that only reason to go with it. It may not be affordable for everyone as the newest model with 128 GB SSD will cost you somewhere around $1000.

This model is available in 2 colors, Silver and Space Gray. It's suitable for all types of users including businessmen and college students. It's packed with a 13-inch Retina display that delivers the maximum resolution of 2560 by 1600.

It's an excellent choice for day to day tasks like watching movies and listening music as well as intense tasks like rendering and video editing.

It comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris 645 graphics, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD. MacBooks are not recommended for gaming as they come with Apple's Mac OS which is not supported by most of the games and also MacBooks usually don't come with the most powerful graphics cards.

While being the most stylish laptop, it also comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C) making it one of the best laptops with backlit keyboard.

2. ASUS ZenBook UX331UX

ASUS ZenBook UX331UX

Specs:

  • 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8250U
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM

If you're looking for a premium Windows laptop with backlit keyboard then the ASUS ZenBook UX331UX is what you need. ASUS launched this machine almost a year ago and it's famous for its powerful specs and glowing design.

The laptop comes with 6th generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor which is precisely something that anyone would expect for such price. Its other specifications include 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD and Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics. It packs a 13-inch IPS FHD display with resolution of 1920 by 1080.

It can also be used for gaming as it packs enough power to handle most of the latest games. It's a good alternative for Microsoft Surface Book if you're looking for portability and it comes with a full year or accidental damage protection as well as warranty.

It's available in two different variants and you can decide which one you want, medium model and top one. Overall, it's a great touchscreen laptop that is lightweight, slim and sturdy.

3. Apple MacBook Pro 15

MacBook Pro 15

Specs:

  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 256GB SSD
  •  16GB DDR4 RAM

Apple MacBooks are one of the first laptops to introduce backlit keyboards. If you are ready for a high-end laptop, then you must consider the MacBook Pro 15 as a serious contender. But this is definitely not a budget laptop.

It offers excellent performance and is currently available in 2 colors. It's able to handle any application such as Adobe Photoshop, Sony Vegas Pro, etc. Its hardware includes 256 GB ultrafast SSD drive, an Intel Core i7 processor,  and 16 GB of RAM. If you have even more money to spend, you can get one of these with an i9 processor and a 512GB SSD.

The 15-inch Retina display comes with resolution of 2880 by 1800 pixels and a Radeon Pro 555x Graphics GPU. When it comes to portability, it's reasonably lightweight, weighing in just 4 lbs. If you have the money to spend and have demanding requirements, this is the laptop for you. You can also get this model with an i7 processor and a smaller SSD and save several hundred dollars.

4. ASUS VivoBook K570UD

ASUS VivoBook K570UD

Specs:

  • 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8550U
  • 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM

The ASUS VivoBook K570UD is one of the most recognizable casual gaming laptops at the $1000 price point and it comes with a full-size backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader. Since its launch, it has been one of the best-selling notebooks. We highly recommend it to gamers on budget.

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