As a student, the most important thing you can buy is probably a laptop. It has become a necessity to complete your assignments, organize your files and of course to stay in touch with friends. A high-end product with an impressive price-tag is probably what you need.
However, what you should look for is a laptop with solid construction, a keyboard that is easy to type on and a screen big enough for reading and watching films. Here are some options that are best suited for students – affordable, with a lot of bang for your buck.
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013)
Do you go with an Apple Mac or a Windows PC? That will probably depend on how much of your holiday you’ve spent saving up money! MacBooks do cost plenty, but for a reason: they are built nicely and age slowly. The 13-inch MacBook Air looks very similar to the 2012 version. However, with the arrival of Haswell processors which use very little power, the 13-inch MacBook Air demonstrates a stunning battery life. Most importantly, it’s less expensive than the previous iteration.
Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2055)
Those of you who already have a desktop but would like a laptop to bring to lectures – listen up! You will probably love the [easyazon-link asin=”B00AG0BLWU” locale=”us”]Acer C7 Chromebook[/easyazon-link] (C710-2055). The latest version of the Acer C7 is faster and longer lasting with a surprisingly low price ($279.99). Although its Web-centric Chrome OS isn’t designed for everybody, this laptop still provides an affordable way to search online and deal with the most essential tasks in class.
Dell Inspiron 15z (I15Z-4801SLV)
The [easyazon-link asin=”B00D6HF4LE” locale=”us”]Dell Inspiron 15z[/easyazon-link] (I15Z-4801SLV) makes a good pick for those traditional laptop users who want a new and faster laptop. It’s thicker and heavier than cutting-edge ultrabooks mainly because of the extra I/O ports, optical drive, and large, 15-inch screen. However, the high-end Core i7 ultrabook processor, touch screen and caching SSD and other new feature may justify its bulky size.
Lenovo G580 – Laptops That Won’t Break The Bank
The [easyazon-link asin=”B00CRXZVGQ” locale=”us”]Lenovo G580[/easyazon-link] does not look so impressive at first sight. Measuring 1.35 by 14.8 by 9.65 inches (HWD), the G580 is relatively bulky, although the 5.09 pound frame is lighter than the Dell Inspiron 17-3721. With a full-sized keyboard with a number pad, this machine provides a solid typing experience. For casual users, its 500GB 5,400rpm hard drive also offers a big enough storage space. In general, the Lenovo G580 makes an excellent value at an affordable price.
Samsung ATIV Book 7 (NP740U3E-K01UB)
The [easyazon-link asin=”B00CTHQQBE” locale=”us”]Samsung ATIV Book 7[/easyazon-link] (NP740U3E-K01UB) has all the elements of a good ultrabook, including a stylish yet steady all-metal design, a touch-enabled 1080p display, and battery life that will take you through most of your lectures. Despite the competitions from Toshiba, Asus, Apple and Google, the Samsung ATIV Book 7 is a great laptop, and worth considering for anyone looking for a premium ultrabook.
Sony VAIO Duo 13
The [easyazon-link asin=”B00CRXZZIA” locale=”us”]Sony VAIO Duo 13[/easyazon-link] not only corrects most of the Duo 11’s flaws but introduces a series of new features. It is also surprising that the Duo 13 manages to keep its weight of 1.35kg while increasing the size of both the keyboard and the screen. The 13.3-inch touch screen display delivers flawless pictures with brilliant colours, although its viewing angle performance still needs improvement.
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