BEST LAPTOPS FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR SPECIFICATIONS: In determining the best laptops for students, it is imperative that cost and battery quality be carefully determined because most students don’t have a steady source of income and majorly receive stipends or allowances from their parents or sponsors.
Another thing to be considered is the durability of the laptop. These laptops are mostly going to be used for assignments, projects, games and home- work hence would be put into constant use. It is necessary for the laptop to be durable.
Having put these factors into consideration, I have come with a list of ten laptops.
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Best Laptops for Students in 2021
1. HP ENVY 13: This laptop is ranked among the best laptops for students. It weighs 2.9 pounds, Has a RAM of 16gb, with storage capacity at 256 GB. Its CPU is Intel Core i5- 1135G7, displays 13.3 per inch, 1080 p touch and its size is 12.7 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches.
The laptop is known for its bright visible display, fast CPU and a strong battery which has the tendency to last for eleven hours and more.
HP Envy 13, is the best choice for a student as the battery always comes in handy. However, the screen comes with a plastic touchpad, which might be a turn off for some people.
2. MACBOOK AIR (M1, LATE 2020): The laptop weighs about 2.8 pounds, and has a RAM of 8GB/16GB. Its size is also about 11.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches. It also displays at 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel.
There are quite a number of advantages accompanying owning one of these laptops. A few are that the laptop performs at very fast rate, has a strong battery capable of lasting for fourteen hours or more, and good. The laptop also has the “magic” keyboard feature.
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3. LENOVO: The Lenovo brand of laptops have been in existence for quite some time now, dishing quality laptops into the market back to back and are on my list as the third best laptops for students. Not only are they cheap and quite affordable, they are also good in quality.
The latest Lenovo product is the Lenovo ideapad Flex 514, which is quite known for its performance, soft touch, webcam privacy shutter and two USB Type –A ports. The downside to the laptop however is that the laptop is quite heavy, and its display is not so bright. The laptop goes for two hundred and seventy thousand in most online stores dealing in laptops and other electronic devices.
4. ACER CHROMEBOOK 314: This laptop’s CPU is Intel Celeron 4000 and its storage is 32GB eMMC. The screen is 14 inch LED (1366 x 768) high definition.
It is known for its strong battery life which lasts for twelve hours, and bright screen, excellent performance (this it does without thirsting for highly powered hardware’s), and low price, the laptop makes it up to number four of this list in terms of the best laptops for students, 2021. It also has a soft keyboard which enables typing without stress, great media feature for watching movies on the laptop and Netflix.
However, the laptop has no touchscreen, no fingerprint reader and does not run all the programs available on the windows 10.
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5. MICROSOFT SURFACE GO 2: This is ranked among the best laptops a student can use. Its CPU is 8th Gen Intel Core m3- intel Pentium Gold processor 4425Y, has a RAM of 4GB- 8GB and a screen size of 10.5’ 1920 x 1280 (220 PP). It is also touch screen and has a 64 GB memory size.
The laptop is very affordable, lightweight and can run on Windows 10. It can also be used as a tablet, and for watching movies.
6. DELL G3 15: This is a 15-inch laptop engineered with NVIDIA GeForce discrete graphics. Its CPU is the 9th generation Intel Core i5- i7 and a Ram of 8GB- 16GB. Its screen size is about 15.6 inch FHD (1920 X 1080) and has a storage capacity of 1TB HDD – 512GB SSD and a screen display of FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS Anti- Glare LED backlit Display (non- touch). It also has a standard size, spill resistant keyboard, and video card memory of 4GB GDDR5.
The advantages of this laptop are that it is quite affordable, has a high rate of performance and is good at being used for games. However, one disadvantage is that the body is not so strong.
7. MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 7: This is a tablet like laptop and is of very good use to students. It is known for being affordable and providing services that give a run for the money used in getting the purchase.
The laptop has the following features:
The CPU is a 10th Gen Intel Core i3- i7, the screen is 12.3’ pixel- sense display and has a storage size of 128GB- 1TB and connectivity is 802.11ax WI-Fi 6(2 x 2 MIMO). The laptop also has a camera quality of 8MP facing the rear, auto focus OF 1080 HD and front facing of 1080p HD.
8. ASUS: This laptop’s CPU is intel core 13, has 4GB RAM and storage capacity of 500GB HDD+ free 32 GB flash drive. The display resolution is 1920 x 1080, it operates using windows 10 and it weighs about 2kgs. It is known for its durability and high performance.
It goes for one hundred and thirty- two thousand naira at Jumia stores (an online store that delivers its goods nationwide on payment) and is one of the best computers for students in this age.
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9. ACER ASPIRE 3 A315-51-35 DQ: This laptop is quite durable, price friendly, as it mostly goes for one hundred and twenty- nine thousand naira or slightly a little over one hundred and thirty thousand naira on Jumia, is portable and has a warranty.
The laptop’s CPU is Intel Core i3-6006U and its display size is 15.6 inches. It also has a RAM of 4GB DDR4 and storage capacity of 1TB HDD.
So far, it is one of the most recommended laptops for students.
10. DELL INSPIRON 15-557-5000 SERIES: This computer’s price is sold for prices ranging between three hundred and fifty thousand to four hundred thousand naira. However, it is worth every penny. The laptop’s CPU is Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz processor. Its screen size is 15.6 inches and it has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The storage capacity is 1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD and it has a RAM OF 16GB ddr4l SDRAM. Dell Inspiron operates with the use of windows 10 and it weighs 5.7 kgs.
In conclusion, students use laptops for a variety of reasons and it makes choosing hard because one of the questions asked is “how well will this laptop serve me?”, considering the number of years the laptop would be use for and the frequency at which it would be used. It is with this in mind that this list was created.
The laptops stated in this articles can be bought in online stores like jumia, Amazon, konga, slot, kara and other online stores, they can also be bought in shops or malls dealing with electronic devices and appliances.
Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka ChMC, is a Law Student and a Certified Mediator/Conciliator in Nigeria. He is also a Developer with knowledge in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and React Native. Samuel is bent on changing the legal profession by building Web and Mobile Apps that will make legal research a lot easier.