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7 of the best laptops for students heading back to school

7 of the best laptops for students heading back to school

Getting a quality laptop for college is must. Whether you’re saving the group project, watching Netflix during class (bad), or just showing off to your friends, you get through those four years  without one.

Clearly there are thousands of laptop choices on the internet, and lots of great cheap options. Attempting to pick the right one by yourself could take forever. Surprise: We researched the best laptops for students for you. These puppies are about to bring luxury to your learning and make even the most boring coursework fun. (OK, maybe not fun, but it’ll suck way less.)

You’ll want to look out for a good amount of memory and a quick processor, because you’ll probably procrastinate at some point and need to have a million tabs open (always) and you’ll probably have to save the group project at the last minute because the rest of your group did nothing (always). Read more…

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BEST LAPTOP YOU CAN GET RIGHT NOW

Huawei MateBook X Pro

If you can ignore the webcam placement, this laptop's 3K touchscreen and stellar speakers make it a powerhouse for work and play.

  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Battery life: 12 hours
  • Features: USB-C ports, 3K touchscreen, Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 graphics card, Dolby Atmos speakers, fingerprint sensor, Intel i7-8550U processor, no SD card slot

$ 1,199 from Amazon

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BEST FOR A CHEAP 2-IN-1 WITH STELLAR SPECS

Asus Chromebook Flip

A well-reviewed and sturdy 2-in-1 for under $ 500 with specs that blow others in this price range out of the water.

  • Storage: 64 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Features: 6th generation Intel Core m7 processor, two USB-C, micro SD slot, 1920 x 1080 FHD display, 100 GB free storage on Google Drive

$ 469 from Walmart

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BEST FOR NOTE TAKING AND DRAWING

Samsung Notebook Pro 9

A 2-in-1 showoff with an included stylus for drawing and note taking, but also ideal for movie-watching and traveling.

  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Features: Full HD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display, Intel Core i7-7500U Up To 3.5GHz, two USB-C and two USB-3, HDMI port, micro SD slot, Intel HD Graphics 620

$ 1,154 from Amazon

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BEST FOR A POWERFUL 2-IN-1

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

A powerful and lightweight 2-in-1 with Dell's trusted name that can be taken anywhere.

  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Features: FHD 1,920-by-1,080 touch screen, 7th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, Intel’s 615 graphics chip, one USB-C port, facial recognitition

$ 1,274 from Dell

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BEST FOR PHOTO AND VIDEO EDITING

2018 Apple MacBook Pro

A classic from Apple with the highest specs of any MacBook ever built and ideal for photo and video editing — for those who can afford it.

  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Features: i9 chip, 2.9GHz, and Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, 2,880 x 1,800 HD display, 4 USB-C ports, no headphone jack

$ 1,800 from Amazon

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BEST FOR GAMING AND DOING A LOT OF THINGS AT ONCE

Acer Aspire E15

It's big and chunky, but where it lacks in the looks department it makes up for with speed and sheer power.

  • Storage: 256GB SATA SSD
  • Memory: 8 GB Ram
  • Features: i5-8250U processor, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB C, HDMI, micro SD slot, ethernet port, VGA port, optical drive, Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card

$ 599.99 from AMAZON

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BEST BALANCE OF PERFORMANCE AND PRICE

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1

Aside from the colors, it's a pretty no-frills laptop — but it'll get the job done and the price is to die for.

  • Storage: 2GB eMMC Storage
  • Memory: 4GB 2400MHz DDR4
  • Features: 1,366 x 768 resolution, 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3050 processor and 64-bit operating system, micro SD slot, USB 2.0 ports

$ 199 from WALMART


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