Projects, assignments, lab reports and group communication – all these tasks are made free using a great laptop. During student life, most may not be able to buy the costliest available laptop but one that serves most of the requirements just right is quite available in the market. We have sorted out 10 best laptops for the high school to college level students.
- Asus Zenbook UX305
One of the best yet very affordable ultrabook of 2015, and best suited for students due to its solid build and lightweight construction. The Zenbook UX305 is powered by an Intel Core M 5Y10 800 MHz, it has an Intel HD 5300 graphics card unit and the RAM is 8 GB DDR with expansion capabilities. The display is a 1080p 13.3 inch unit with very high clarity. The laptop is small, weigh only around a kg. Price – $695.88.
- Acer Chromebook 15
Chromebooks are featured and intended for using internet; with all the best apps and functionalities offered by the Google Chrome OS. However, this is not a fully functional standard laptop and standard experience may not be available. Configurations are – CPU Intel Celeron 3205U, Intel HD GPU, 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 1080p 15.6 inch display. There’s no optical drive, a 32 GB SSD is used as standard storage. Price – $293.54.
- Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 Inch (Retina)
Apple laptops are truly the best in their class – and awesomely built. This version comes for a lesser price tag than the very latest versions. Hardware configuration are – Intel 2.7 GHz dual core Core i5 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, Intel Iris Graphics 6100 and 2500×1600 pixels LCD IPS display. It’s a retina unit with sharpest visibility and brightest colors as well. Price – $1299 and onwards.
- Acer Chromebook 15 C910
Another Chromebook intended for advanced internet browsing, other functionalities are limited. The CPU is 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 dual core CPU, Intel HD 5500 GPU, 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 1080p HD 15.6 inch display. The storage is 32GB SSD instead of an HDD drive. The laptop is smaller, lighter and the battery lasts longer than usual laptops. Price – $293.54.
- Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch
Yet another Apple laptop with best in class features. It has a dual core 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU, Intel 5000 series GPU and 13.3 inch display with 1440×900 pixels resolution – a non-retina unit. All standard connectivity features are equipped with Apple Facetime HD camera. Price – $994.00 and onwards varying with configuration.
- Asus ROG GL551
One of the best entry level gaming laptops for those high-adrenaline people, and this laptop doesn’t rip your bank accounts off. It has a Core i7 4th generation CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz, NVidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU with 2 GB memory or an Intel HD 4600; the RAM is 16 GB DDR2. It has a 1080p full HD 15.6 inch display. It’s heavier, around 3 kg. Price – $979.39.
- Acer Aspire V7
The all-rounder laptop with reasonable powering in all sectors. It has an Intel Core i5 4th generation CPU, GeForce GT750M GPU, 8 GB DDR3L RAM and 14 inch 1080p display. The standard storage is 500 GB HDD with an additional SSD cache of 16 GB. This laptop weighs 2 kg and price $649.03.
- Microsoft Surface 3
It’s more of tab, yet very productive. Comes with an Intel Atom x7-78700 CPU, Intel HD GPU, 4 GB of RAM and 10.8 inches 1920×1000 pixels display. It has a 128 GB storage unit, no optical drive but all standard connectivity options available. Price – $486.00.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Yet another great product from Microsoft. It has a 1.9 GHz Intel Core i5 4th gen CPU, Intel HD 4000 series GPU, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 256GB storage option. The display is a very high resolution 2160×1440 pixels display. Price – $679.
- Lenovo ThinkPad E555
A great ThinkPad laptop, yet the price tag is relatively lower. It has an AMD A8 CPU, Radeon R5 GPU and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. The 15.6 inch display is 1366×768 pixels with anti-glare coating. The laptop weighs 2.54 kg, slightly heavier than the market standard. Price – $357.
The above mentioned configurations are standard issues, may come in various different options at different price tags. Please check with your local vendors for details.