10 Best Laptops For College Students

Posted In Gadgets - By Asad On Friday, November 4th, 2011 With 4 Comments
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Finding the best laptop for college students is not an easy task because as a student you want to purchase a laptop which is not only productive, portable and stylish but also available to you at a cheaper price. At the same time students also want to have fun time and they usually do so by playing games and watching movies on their gadgets. Moreover, capacity of Laptop battery is also an important factor because power supplies aren’t available at every place in College Campuses and Universities, and Students like to have a Notebook with has decent battery time so they can easily complete their projects, assignments and use them during lectures.

Here, we’ve listed 10 best laptops for college students which will assist you in your purchase.

1. Lenovo Essential G470 – 432826U

Lenovo G Series is targeted specially to School and College Students. Lenovo Essential G470 – 432826U is a stylish and productive laptop which you can buy at a decent price.

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor ( 2.30GHz 1333MHz 3MB )
  • Hard Drive: 500GB
  • Memory: 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
  • Display: 14.0″ HD Glare with integrated camera 1366×768
  • Battery Life: 6 Hours

Price: $899


2. Dell Inspiron i15R-1974MRB

With a 15.6″ HD widescreen, sleek and slim design , this is one of the best notebook which is perfectly suitable for everyday computing. Buy it from here.

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-450M , 2.26GHz, 3MB Cache
  • Hard Drive: 320GB
  • Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
  • Display: 15.6″ HD WLED (1366 x 768)
  • Battery Life: 4.5 Hours

Price: $999

3. Toshiba Satellite C655-S5206

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5206 gives you powerful performance with 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2310M processor at a quite low price tag. I think its one of the best deal you can find out in the market.

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2310M processor, 2.10GHz, 3MB Cache
  • Hard Drive: 500GB
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
  • Display: 15.6″ widescreen 1366×768 (HD)
  • Battery Life: 6.75 Hours

Price: $459


4. Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS series is undoubtedly one of the most popular Laptop series of Dell. Its beautifully designed and gives you productivity as well as enjoyment with outstanding processing power and powerful NVIDIA graphic card.

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2430M processor 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.00 GHz
  • Hard Drive: 500GB
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
  • Display: 15.6 in HD WLED TL (1366×768)
  • Battery Life: 10 Hours
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M 1GB graphics with Optimus

Price: $799

5. ASUS A53E-XA2

This notebook is available at quite decent price, if we consider its pretty nice specs and strong battery life. Powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2410M processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, the A53E-XA2 easily handles multitasking and entertainment on its brilliant 15.6″ LED-backlit HD display.

  • Processor:  Intel Core i5-2410M (2.3GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • Hard Drive: 640GB
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, 2 SODIMM Sockets, up to 8GB
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
  • Display: 15.6-Inch HD (1366×768) LED Display
  • Battery Life: 6.5 Hours

Price: $529

6. Dell Vostro 1540

Dell Vostro 1540 is a suitable candidate for people who wan’t to have a notebook with average specs without big demands. You’ll find Vostro 3550 suitable for games and videos but with restrictions.

  • Processor:  Intel® Core™ i3-2310M processor 2.10 GHz
  • Hard Drive: 250GB
  • Memory: 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHZ
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
  • Display: 15.6 inch High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with anti-glare
  • Battery Life: 4.5 Hours

Price: $499

7. Apple MacBook Air MC504LL/A

Apple MacBook Air MC504LL/A  is a perfect choice for college students who love Apple products but they want them at a decent price. Although this laptop might be out of budget for some students but still we think that its a better deal than many other Macbook Air models available in the market. You’ll definitely love its portability and performance.

  • Processor:  Intel 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Hard Drive: 250GB
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Operating System: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard Operating System
  • Display: 13.3 inch LED Display (1440 x 900), NVIDIA GeForce 320M Integrated Graphics
  • Battery Life: 7 Hours

Price: $1237

8. ASUS Eee PC 1215b

With ASUS Eee PC 1215b  you can enjoy watching HD movies, playing games and doing tasks which eat up CPU resources. It has 12.1 inch screen but supports a 1366 x 768 resolution which is not bad at all.

  • Processor:  AMD 1.60 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Hard Drive: 320GB
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Display: 12.1″ WXGA (1366×768)
  • Battery Life: 8.5 Hours

Price: $435

9. Sony VAIO VPC-S134GX/B

Sony Vaio S Series was recently launched by Sony and its getting quite good reviews from customer. This laptop is definitely worth buying for college students.

  • Processor:  Intel Core i3 processor (2.53GHz)
  • Hard Drive: 500GB
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
  • Display: 13.3″ LED (1366×768) widescreen display
  • Battery Life: 5 Hours

Price: $982

10. Lenovo ThinkPad L520

The ThinkPad L520 styling will appeal to people who prefer function over form, a fast processor, nice keyboard and long battery life.

  • Processor:  Intel Core i5-2430M Processor (2.40GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz)
  • Hard Drive: 500GB
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR3 – 1333MHz
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
  • Display: 15.6″ HD (1366 x 768) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display
  • Battery Life: 10 Hours

Price: $809



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  • Guest

    You would be better off buying the new 13″ macbook pro than the macbook air that is listed. The macbook pro comes with:
    2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    4GB 1333MHz
    500GB 5400-rpm
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Built-in battery (7 hours)
    At a price of $1199.00 It also has the new Thunderbolt port. While it is new it gives great expandability for the long term.

  • Xxx

    How much do these lap tops weigh? These are portables. Isn’t the weight one the top stats a customer would compare? without the weight, the other information is not very meaningful. In order of importance, I would go: Weight, price, thickness, screen size, battery life, storage, memory, speed. You’ve listed them more or less backwards with 2 of the top 3 missing. Speed no longer matters. They are all fast enough. And a faster processor just chews up your battery.

  • Guest

    Nope Nope Nope, none of them have a 17″ inch screen. Portable or not, I dont want to have to strain to see a tiny block of text, and most dont even offer 1080p support either. No buy.