Our Best 3 Laptops for Teachers

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Classroom practices have been changing gradually over the last couple of years, with many students now working on laptops both in school and for doing homework. Fewer kids are attending face to face lessons, even studying from out-of-state or overseas locations, so laptops are rapidly becoming the teacher’s most important educational tool.

In order to prepare for this new style of classroom, teachers are having to spend hours researching lesson topics online, creating multimedia presentations, and becoming more than adept at Zoom or MS Office. However, with teacher’s salaries remaining on the low end, the chosen laptop has to perform well, whilst keeping a budget-friendly price tag.

What should I look for in an educational laptop?

  • Processor: Due to the amount of work that is expected from an educational laptop, we recommend an 8th generation and upward Intel Core, or a Ryzen 3 processor
  • Display: Any graphics you create must be clear and easy to understand, so a Full HD display will provide the ability to make stunning charts, videos and more
  • RAM: In order to always have plenty of spare memory, 8GB is fine. If you are working within the university sector, it could be worth considering getting 16GB
  • WiFi Card: For online teaching, this is crucial, and avoids congested internet signals
  • SSD: With lectures being recorded, as well as a solid-state drive, it’s a good idea to have at least 128 GB storage space

The models that we feature here have all survived our testing process, designed to separate the great from the merely mundane. Have a look through our winners:


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

$949.00
$999.00
in stock
4 new from $949.00
Amazon.com
Free shipping
Last updated on August 13, 2020 7:14 am

2) HP HD Touchscreen Intel Core i3 8GB 128GB SSD HDMI

New HP 15.6" HD Touchscreen Laptop Intel Core i3-1005G1 8GB DDR4 RAM 128GB SSD HDMI Bluetooth 802.11/b/g/n/ac Windows 10 15-dy1731ms Silver

$415.00
$499.00
in stock
11 new from $565.00
9 used from $415.00
Amazon.com
Last updated on August 13, 2020 7:14 am

3) Acer Aspire Full HD IPS Display, Intel Core i5 8GB Wi-Fi 

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11ax, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit KB, A515-54-59W2, Silver

Last updated on August 13, 2020 7:14 am

 

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