For every student, a good laptop is an absolute must! You’ll be using your laptop for everything – taking notes in class, homework assignments, sometimes even taking tests, and of course the occasional Netflix session. You should look for a laptop that is reliable because nothing is worse than working for hours on a project and then having your computer break down before you could even save it.
While it can be challenging to decide on a laptop, two critical things to consider are what are you using your laptop for and what your budget is. Other factors to consider when buying a laptop include design and operating system. While this can be overwhelming, your laptop is an important purchase for your college career and is an essential tool to help you succeed.
We’ve compiled a few of our favorite laptops, in various price ranges to help with your laptop search!
The MacBook Air is the most expensive item on our list, priced at $1,549.99. Apple has a cult following, and some people refuse to consider anything else because they believe that Apple is simply superior. This MacBook Air has a 13-inch screen, a good amount of memory to save all your files and pictures, and is extremely light – at 5.3 pounds, this laptop will be easy to carry around campus. The 12-hour battery life means you can easily use this computer from your 8AM class until you get home for your much deserved Netflix session. Let’s not forget to mention how fast this computer is, which is a definite pro when you’re trying to cram in some last minute studying!
Dell XPS 13 Touchscreen
With killer reviews, this laptop continues to be a user favorite. With a 13.3 inch touchscreen, thin design, and powerful processor it’s easy to understand why. The touchscreen will help you take notes in class, especially when you need to draw a graph or if you just want to doodle to pass the time. Both the computer and the charger a quiet light, with the computer only weighing 3.7 pounds. Running on Microsoft 10, this computer will meet all your studying needs.
Acer Chromebook 15
This value for money can’t be beaten. At a price a little above $200, you get a 15.6 inch screen and 16 hour battery, plus it only weighs 4.86 pounds. This computer was meant to be used with chrome, so you can’t run Windows or Mac applications, but instead you can use Google Docs or Google Sheets.
The Acer Chromebook 15 is for the student that does not require heavy processing and is happy with just browsing the web and using the basic features Google has to offer.
The sleek design makes this laptop a stylish, affordable option and can be a great fit for the right type of student.
Acer Aspire E15
While it’s not the most stylish laptop, this mid-priced Acer laptop will definitely get the job done. The trackpad is huge, and the keyboard is typer friendly – so this computer was basically made for those long essays every student will have to write at some point. The computer also features a ton of different ports including multiple USB, and an HDMI port. With the 15.6 inch screen, weighing 5.29 pounds, and running on Windows 10 this computer is a great option for any college student.