The Best 3 Laptops for Students. Study in Style

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When considering which laptop is the best choice if you plan on taking a college course, there are a number of factors to think about; but first, it’s worth asking the education department whether the course has any special computer requirements. For many courses, an average performing machine is fine; however, more and more require professional or even specialist software.

The big issue with buying any laptop if you’re a student, though, is budget. The image of the economically poor student is often an accurate one, so any laptop purchase must be accompanied by a low end price, and this is just one of the factors we’ve considered when looking at laptop models.

So, what do I look for in a student laptop?

  • Processor: The higher the GHz the more powerful the laptop – generally 2GHz is a good place to start, but for a high performance machine that’s ideal for heavy duty specialist programs, and for streaming games and movies once study is done, 3GHz might be a better bet
  • RAM: 4GB should provide enough space for high school kids, however 8 or 16 would work better for college students, whilst with 32 you’ll probably never need to add extra.
  • SSD or HDD: When choosing a student laptop, our advice is to look for a SSD drive. Offering faster load times, an SSD is perfect for presentations and downloading library books, whilst making post study gaming an exciting prospect
  • Battery Life: For a student laptop this is always going to be a crucial win/lose situation –  powering down mid way through an essay or presentation is a bad scenario.
  • Screen Size:  Bigger can be better for work, but may be less portable for hauling to and from lectures, and this may well be something to consider

The laptops featured here all carry our recommendation and have survived our tough tests with flying colors.


1) Acer Aspire 15.6’’ Full HD 4GB 128GB, SSD, Windows 10 

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L,Silver

Last updated on August 14, 2020 3:08 am

2) Apple MacBook Air 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Gold (Latest Model)

Last updated on August 14, 2020 3:08 am

3) Lenovo Chromebook 4GB RAM, 32GB, SSD

Lenovo 100E Chromebook 2ND Gen Laptop Computer, 11.6" HD (1366 X 768) Display, MediaTek MT8173C Processor, 4GB RAM, eMMC TLC SSD, Powervr GX6250, Chrome OS, Black (32GB eMMC)

Last updated on August 14, 2020 3:08 am

 

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