7 of the best-value laptops for students

By: February 4, 2021
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A new back-to-school laptop should be affordable, tough, easy-to-use and powerful. Here are seven of the most affordable PCs that are perfect for students.

First, we look at a few Chromebooks. Powered by Intel, these laptops give a quick, responsive performance. With Chromebooks there is no need for software downloads, all the major apps (for work and play) are available on the Google Play Store. You do, however, require an internet connection to use a Chromebook – you will not be able to work offline with one of these.

Chromebook users also have free access to Google’s suite of apps including Google Docs, Sheets and Slides – everything a student needs for writing, calculating and presenting.

If you prefer a Windows laptop, what you require is a machine with a decent memory (RAM). These new laptops (below) come loaded with Windows 10 and have plenty of power for school or college work. The benefit of a Windows laptop is that you can work offline and upload any software you may need.

1: HP Chromebook 14-inch HD Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, Chrome (14a-na0020nr, Ceramic White)
Special features: Equipped with a new Intel processor, 14-inch display, stereo speakers tuned by audio experts at B&O and long battery life to get more done while having fun.

2: 2020 Newest Lenovo Thin and Light Chromebook: 14″ FHD Anti-Glare Display, Intel Dual Core N4000 Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, USB-C, Google Chrome OS
Special features: A powerful Chromebook with anti-glare display.

3: Acer Chromebook Spin 11 CP311-1H-C5PN Convertible Laptop, Celeron N3350, 11.6″ HD Touch, 4GB DDR4, 32GB eMMC, Google Chrome
Special features: It comes with built-in virus protection, updates automatically, and boots up in seconds.

4: SAMSUNG Chromebook 4 + Chrome OS 15.6″ Full HD Intel Celeron Processor N4000 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC Gigabit Wi-Fi -XE350XBA-K02US
Special features: Military-grade durability and ultra-fast connectivity with Gigabit Wi-Fi.

5: HP Elitebook 840 G1 14.0 Inch High Performanc Laptop Computer, Intel i5 4300U up to 2.9GHz, 16GB Memory, 256GB SSD, USB 3.0, Bluetooth, Window 10 Professional (Renewed)
Special features: Very generous screen size and plenty of power.

6: New ! Dell Inspiron i3583 15.6″ HD Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel i3-8145U – 8GB DDR4-128GB SSD – Windows 10 – Wireless-AC – Bluetooth – SD Card Reader – HDMI & USB 3.1 -Waves MaxxAudio Pro- Black
Special features: Built-in DVD drive allows you to watch DVDs, burn CDs or load software.

7: ASUS VivoBook L203MA Laptop, 11.6” HD Display, Intel Celeron Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, USB-C, Windows 10 Home In S Mode, Up To 10 Hours Battery Life, One Year of Microsoft 365, L203MA-DS04
Special features: One year of Microsoft Office 365 included.

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