Best laptops for students 2013

By dalton
In Best Sellers
Aug 8th, 2013

With so many laptop offers targeting students today, most students find it rather difficult to choose the right one to buy. In order to help you decide on the one that fits you best, we have researched and compiled this comprehensive list of the top 10 best laptops for students this year. Starting from number ten in the list, here goes;

macbook air

10. Apple MacBook air (11 inch, 2013)

With a great keyboard design, large responsive multi-gesture touch pad, bright screen and excellent battery life of up to 9 hours, this Apple MacBook Air is simply perfect for students. Add to this its fast processors, 128 GB Flash storage and free cloud storage and it is easy to see why this laptop made it to our top 10 list even in spite of its ‘steep’ price.

List price: $949

Specs: 11.6 inch (1366×768 pixels) display, Intel HD Graphics 5000, 1.3-GHz Intel Core i5-4250, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB Flash Memory, OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 2.8 lbs, 9 hours.



9. Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428

This Acer Aspire is one of the most stylish laptops on this list boasting brushed aluminium decks and lids along with powerful graphics processors. It has 8GB of RAM and 500GB Hard drive; more memory and   storage than the average student would ever need both for educational purposes and for entertainment. And all this is available at a price most students can afford.

List price: $699

Specs: 15.6” screen with 1366×768 res. Display, Intel HD Graphics 4400, 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-4200U Processor, 8 GB RAM (upgradeable to 12 GB), 500 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400rpm), Windows 8, 5lbs, 8 hours battery life.



8. Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S

This is a small, portable high performance convertible laptop that is very portable (weighs only 3 pounds). It saves you the expense of owning both a tablet and a laptop by combining the capabilities of both into a single machine. You can use it as a laptop in class, as a tablet when surfing, or as a standalone tent to watch high quality movies.

List price: $800

Specs: 11.6” screen with 1366x768res. Display, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 1.4-GHz Intel Core i3, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD Drive, Windows 8, 3 lbs, 6 hours battery life.


samsung chromebook series 3

7. Samsung Chromebook Series 3

For grade school students who do not need to do a lot of power computing, this Chromebook is an affordable, ideal solution. You can still carry out regular wordprocessing tasks such as writing tasks and still surf the web, watch movies and listen to music just as you would on a powerful regular computer. The only difference is that it will cost you a lot less.

List price: $249

Specs: 11.6 inch screen with 1366×768 display, 1.7-GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Dual processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD Drive, Google Chrome OS, 2.4 lbs, 7.5 hours battery life.



6. ASUS X550CA-DB31

You probably do not expect a fully functioned ASUS laptop to come at such a low price but this one does. Even though is does not have a touchscreen (most Asus laptops have that) it has a very responsive touch pad that works well with windows 8; allowing you to easily write papers, play games and surf the web with ease. Only the battery is a tad disappointing.

List price: $449

Specs: 15.6” screen with 1366×768 display, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 1.8-GHz dual-core Intel Core i3-3217U, 4GB RAM, 500GB 5400rpm HDD, Windows 8, 4.8 lbs, 4 hours battery life


dell latitude 3330

5. Dell Latitude 3330

Most students are hard pressed for cash and if that’s you then this Dell Latitude is your best choice. One strong point going for it is that it does not come with Windows 8 but comes with the more familiar yet powerful Windows 7; saving you valuable time you would have spent mastering Windows 8.

List price: $539

Specs: 13.3 inch ( 1366×748 pixels) display, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 1.5-GHz Intel Core i3-2375M processor, 4GB RAM (upgradeable to 8GB), 320 GB SATA HDD, 4 lbs, 6 hours battery life.


Sony Vaio Pro 13

4. Sony VAIO Pro 13

When you put together 6 .5hours of battery life, ultra fast Intel Haswell processors and 256 GB of flash memory into the world’s lightest Ultrabook, you get an extremely powerful yet beautiful monster; the Sony VAIO Pro 13.

List price: $1,800

Specs: 13.3” screen with 1920×1080 res. Display, 1.8-GHz Intel Core i7-4500u processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Drive, Windows 8, 2.4 lbs, 6.5 hours battery life.


razer blade 14

3. Razer Blade 14

It may be pricy, but users who have tried it agree that its worth it. It is very light, weighing only 4.2 lbs and its battery can last for upto 8 hours meaning you can easily carry it around and use it anywhere without the charger. Its got the best processors in the market making it ideal for power computing. And while you are not doing schoolwork, its Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M graphics will give you a mind-blowing gaming experience.

List price: $2,000

Specs: 14 inch screen with 1600×900 resolution display, 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Drive, Windows 8, 4.1 lbs, 8 hours battery life.


toshiba satellite P55t

2. Toshiba Satellite P55T-A5202

This Toshiba satellite is very stylish and you will definitely have a blast showing it off to friends. But its not just plastic; it brings windows 8 to life with its highly responsive touchscreen which also makes it much easier to perform tasks.

List price: $907

Specs: 15.6” screen with 1920×1080 pixels display, 1.6-GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 16 GB RAM, 750GB SATA HDD, Windows 8, 5.3 lbs, 5 hours battery life


HP Pavilion g6-2000se

1. HP Pavilion g6t-2000

In this laptop, Hp brings a perfect combination of performance and price. The fast 2nd generation processors and functional design features ( such as the built in number pad) make it easy and fact to use this machine to not only access content but create the same as well.

List price: $479.99

Specs: 15.6 inch 1366×748 pixels display, 2.4GHz Intel Core i3-2370M processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB SATA Hard Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 5.2 lbs, 4.5 hours battery life


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