College is fun for most of us, and it is even better when the students are provided with a laptop. A student laptop nowadays is as important as the student identity card. However, buying a student laptop can be a tricky affair as you need to buy one depending on your requirements. Also, you need to shop smart as college fees are already very high and you should not feel burdened when buying a laptop.
Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA
This is a productive machine and features a 4 GB RAM and 64GB of flash storage (eMMC). It is well built and is speedy enough to handle most tasks. Although its aluminum body is slim, it will not bend over under pressure. Although it is a tad bit expensive than other machines, you will not get another sophisticated student laptop.
HP Spectre X360
This laptop is powerful, lightweight, has great looks, has an above average battery life, has a touchscreen support, and is a perfect laptop for most students. Its latest version includes a stylus that makes it easy for you to flip the screen and draw diagrams or take notes directly on the screen. Overall, it is completely worth your money.
Dell Inspiron 13 5000
If you are looking for a powerful high-end laptop with a low cost, this is the one for you. It features a fast processor and has just the storage and memory space making it a good student laptop. Also, this laptop is easy to fix in case it breaks. In fact, Dell offers a manual that helps you replace nearly all the laptop’s components yourself thereby ensuring its durability.
ACER Aspire E 15
This is a fully featured and cheap laptop that every student can think of buying. It boasts of a 15.6 inch 1080p screen, a DVD burner, 4GB RAM, a 7th Gen Intel Core i3 processor for around $350. You can easily upgrade both the memory and storage space.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Unlike most 2-in-1 laptops that come with an attached keyboard and are bulky, Surface Pro 4 comes with a detachable keyboard cover. Although it will take you some time to get used to writing on the detachable keyboard, it is perfect for students having lots of notes to write or drawings to make. This student laptop also has a best-in-class stylus that is built to allow you to work on various angles.
One of the best performing laptops, Razer Blade can easily replace your old gaming computer. It comes with a Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics chip that is great for modern games and virtual reality. A major drawback in this otherwise a cool student laptop is its poor battery life and loses its charge within a few hours of use. Again, although this is an expensive laptop for most, game lovers cannot afford to lose the opportunity of getting hold of this laptop.
Apple MacBook Air
Design wise, this Apple Macbook hasn’t changed much since its debut in 2008. However, speaking of its performance, it is fast enough to handle basic tasks such as photo editing, word processing and web browsing. The laptop’s highlight is it super responsive and an easy-to-use multi-touch touchpad. A drawback with this laptop is that you will lose contrast on tilting the screen downward and it has a narrow viewing angle which is a bit let down. However, it is good enough for daily tasks like chatting, writing emails, etc. Also, its display is 1440×900 which is below average as most laptops now-a-days offer displays of 1080p or higher.
From sleek ultra portable laptops to traditional style laptops, cheap laptops to expensive laptops, a student can choose from a wide range of laptops depending on his needs. However, it is recommended that you shop around a little longer and look for a student laptop that fits the bill perfectly.