See here the list of Top 10 best laptops for college students. Read the buying guide and other important factors before making a selection for you or any of your dear ones
- POWERED BY INTEL: The Lenovo Flex 11 packs a punch with powerful Intel Pentium processing, 4 GB DDR4 memory and speedy 64GB of eMMC SSD storage
- ON THE GO LAPTOP: Weighing in at just 2.75 lbs. and constructed with premium materials, this small, convertible laptop transitions seamlessly from work to play
- VERSATILE CONNECTIVITY: With multiple ports including USB 3.0, Type-C, HDMI, and a 4-in-1 card reader, you'll be able to hook up your laptop computer to your existing devices with no fuss and no...
- 15. 6" 1366 x 768 HD resolution LED backlight display. Intel HD Graphics 400
- Intel Celeron Processor N3060 @ 1. 60GHz (2 Core, 2M Cache, up to 2. 48 GHz)
- 4GB LPDDR3, 16GB em, No Optical Drive
- Ready for drops and spills with rugged construction with reinforced rubber guards, easy grip handles, and a spill resistant keyboard
- Lightweight 2.65 pound body and rugged construction that can be dropped from 3.9 feet* so you can take it anywhere without disruption
- 11.6 inches HD 1366x768 Anti-Glare Display, with 180 degree hinge for easy viewing
- AMD A9-9425 Dual Core accelerated processor 3.1 GHz (up to 3.7 GHz) ; AMD Radeon R5
- 4GB DDR4 RAM; 128GB SSD; DVD-RW
- 15.6" 1366 x 768 HD display & Energy-efficient LED backlight
- 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
- 4 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
- 128 GB PCIe-based flash storage
- 15.6 in HD WLED-backlit touchscreen display (1366 x 768)
- 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U 2.40 GHz dual core Processor (3M Cache), Intel HD Graphics 620
- 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2133 MHz Memory, 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive, SuperMulti DVD burner
- Open/Edit MS Office Files Using Free Embedded Quick Office Editor or Google Docs for Free
- 15.6in HD Backlit LED Display (1366 x 768) with ComfyView Technology, Integrated HD Webcam
- Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3060 (Up to 2.48GHz, 2MB Cache), 2GB Ram, 16GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 400
- Up to 11 hours battery life on a single charge
- Built in security Features ensure you're protected from viruses and Malware
- 11.6 inches HD anti reflective Display
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- All the Google apps you know and love come standard on every Chromebook, which means you can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets and...
- With the Google Play Store, you can access a rich library of apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines, and more, all from your Chromebook.
- 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM Memory. Processor technology : Intel Turbo Boost Technology
- More productive. Windows 10 is the best for bringing ideas forward and getting things done
- 32 GB eMMC, No Optical Drive. Front-facing VGA webcam with integrated digital Microphone
A good laptop is now indispensable for efficient work at the university. In most courses, a notebook is even absolutely indispensable, be it business administration, journalism, law or of course computer science. Laptops are a handy tool for taking notes, often necessary at home anyway for writing and submitting tasks and of course for research. In our overview WindowsArea.de has summarized the best laptops for students 2019.
1. Dell XPS 13 (2018/2019)
Our recommendation for students is the Dell XPS 13 in 2019. Regardless of the degree program, the premium laptop from the US manufacturer is a really great choice, as it offers a nice, anti-glare display with great brightness, great performance in all configurations and a great battery life. In addition, it is beautifully processed and offers an appealing design.
Incidentally, it does not really matter if you buy the Dell XPS 13 (2018) or (2019). The only difference is that the webcam on the newer model is no longer under the display. So if you barely use them, you save some money with the 2018 model and still get the best student notebook on the market.
2. Best price / performance: Lenovo ThinkPad E495
If you are looking for something cheaper, bigger, and with significantly more connectivity options, the new Lenovo ThinkPad E495 is a great option for the university. Thanks to the latest Ryzen 5 processors from AMD, the economy ThinkPads are finally back and bring some of the benefits of the iconic business notebooks in a much cheaper price range.
While the Lenovo ThinkPad E495 may not be ultra-thin and lightweight, it can be very robust and serviceable to a greater degree than many Ultrabooks.
Anyone who does not want or need thin and light, gets the Lenovo ThinkPad E495 a powerful, yet compact and versatile student notebook in business garb.
3. Ultra portable: Microsoft Surface Go
When mobility comes first, there is no way around the surface go. Microsoft’s smallest surface tablet is ideal if you want to take as little stuff to the university as possible. It’s a compact 10-inch tablet with keyboard and stylus support, so it’s perfect for taking notes of all kinds. Especially if you’re too comfortable to carry folders and paper to the university every day.
The Surface Go is so compact, it fits into a slightly larger ladies handbag. Ideally, this is when you walk along the corridors of the Wirtschaftsuni with Birkin Bag, after all, nobody should know that you are still studying there. Joking aside: the Surface Go is a very versatile, small tablet and perfect if you’re looking for something like that.
4. Maximum performance: Surface Book 2 with Core i7
The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is exceptionally well-equipped and very versatile for a 13.5-inch notebook. We only recommend the Intel Core i7 models, because only these devices have a dedicated graphics card. The Surface Book 2 is an expensive and very powerful notebook with a tablet display, which can also be separated from the keyboard, for example, for drawing or presentations. It offers great performance as well as good battery life and the best keyboard of the devices listed here.
Basically, the Surface Book 2 is suitable for all degree programs, but it is just a bit too much for business, journalism, psychology, literature or similar non-IT courses. This makes it harder, the form factor bigger, and you unnecessarily carry more ballast daily than you have to. In addition, you pay for the Surface Book 2 also for this privilege to have such power in this compact form factor. And not a little bit.
5. A lot of power for less: HP Envy 13
Who wants to have similar performance as the Surface Book 2, does not necessarily have more than 2,000 euros for the table. As a cheaper yet compact alternative, there is the really good HP Envy 13. With features such as an Nvidia GeForce MX250 and current Intel Core i7 processors and 16 gigabytes of memory, the HP Envy 13 is suitable for graphically and performance-demanding tasks, be it the execution of Visual Studio, Photoshop, After Effects or Premiere Pro.
The runtime is quite good, especially with the FullHD display, and borders on the 8-hour mark. At prices starting from 1.200 for the model with Core i7 processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM and Nvidia graphics card, the device is absolutely worth seeing. I myself tested the (almost identical) predecessor model and was highly satisfied. Unfortunately, HP does not want to send us test devices anymore, so I find it a bit harder to make recommendations.
6. Cheapest option: Lenovo IdeaPad 330S
The Lenovo 330S is an obvious choice. Equipped with an Intel Core i5-8250U processor, it should be shortlisted for all students, students and parents. With prices around 500 euros, there are some notebooks with an older Core i5 processor, but without SSD and only with an HD display. With FullHD display, there are mainly notebooks with a not quite up-to-date Intel Core i3-6006U and usually without SSD.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 330S offers a FullHD display, thin bezels and HDMI and USB Type-C connectivity in all good configurations. Cost on the Lenovo 330S: 500 euros and down. Great price, great device and just worth every penny. But if you can invest about 500 euros in a notebook, should first consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E495 and look there for one or the other offer. If nothing is found, the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S with the Intel Core i5 processor offers very similar performance characteristics. So we can basically recommend these configurations for all study programs.
Those who can not or do not want to spend so much on a notebook can look at the model with a Core i3 or Intel Pentium processor. Both notebooks provide enough power for everyday life, but are a bit slower for more demanding tasks. Theoretically, you can still do media computer science in the first few semesters, but these two processors are simply not intended for the use of image and video editing programs.