Top 10 laptops for students

Laptops are a must-have for students. Portable and powerful, a laptop is simply a great tool to have whether you’re in the classroom, studying in the library, or participating in a Zoom class from your room. The most difficult part of choosing a laptop is picking the right model. A lot of that comes down to personal preference and program requirements, but to help you out here is a list of the top 10 laptops for back to school. As you go down the list you’ll see that that the processor, memory, and other components become more noteworthy, and as you’d expect, the laptops near the end of the list are priced higher than those at the beginning of the list.

Laptops for productivity

The name says it all. If you are adding a laptop to the list of things you need to carry to and from school for a wide range of productivity applications then look no further. These powerful Windows based laptops are light, stylish, and versatile multitaskers. Be sure to to keep your new computer well protected while commuting, perhaps in a padded, laptop-friendly backpack so you have it for many years.

Here are the top 10 laptops for productivity this year ordered by price (low to high):

ASUS Vivobook Go 15 L51 15.6″ Laptop – Star Black (Intel Celeron N4020/128GB SSD/4GB RAM/Windows 11)
HP 15″ Laptop – Natural Silver (Intel Processor N100/128GB SSD/4GB RAM/Windows 11)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6″ Laptop – Abyss Blue (Intel Core i3-1115G4/512GB SSD/8GB RAM/Windows 11)
ASUS Vivobook 15 15.6″ Laptop – Quiet Blue (Intel Core i5-1235U /512GB SSD/8GB RAM/Windows 11)
HP 15.6″ Laptop – Natural Silver (Intel Core i5-1135G7/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/Windows 11 Home)
HP Pavilion x360 14″ Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop – Silver (Intel Core-i5 1335U/512GB SSD/8GB RAM/Win 11)
Acer Aspire 3 15.6″ Laptop – Silver (AMD RyzenTM 5 7520U/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/Windows 11 Home)
HP 15.6″ Touchscreen Laptop – Natural Silver (Intel Core i7-1355U/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/Windows 11 Home)
ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED 15.6″ Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop – Black (Intel Evo i7-12700H/1TB SSD/16GB RAM)
Lenovo Yoga 7 14″ Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop – Storm Grey (Intel Core i5-1335U/512GB SSD/16GB RAM)

Premium laptops for multitaskers and gamers

Expect blazing speeds and superior components from a premium laptop. These Windows based computers will run the most demanding applications, and provide superior connectivity and versatility. They are sought after by people requiring a high performance laptop for school or work, and by people who want a laptop that will continue to perform at the highest level for many years. Learn more about these “Best in Class” laptops in this article on the blog.

Beyond windows: explore a range of Apple laptops and gaming laptops 

The set of laptops above should help most people find the right laptop for general computing needs. However, Best Buy also carries a selection of new and refurbished Apple laptops that may be exactly what you are looking for. Apple laptops are equipped with a limited range of processors and memory configurations and tend to start at a higher price than the ones at the beginning of the above list. The newest Macbook Pros, for example, are equipped with the Apple’s impressive M2 processor, for fast computing, though they have smaller memory and storage than most of the laptops above.

In addition to the options already covered, there is another classification of laptop for specialty computing: gaming laptops. In addition to having brilliantly fast components, these laptops are also equipped to deliver faster response times and refresh rates. To do so they tend to include the newest high end video cards and displays. They usually also include enhanced keyboards and lighting effects. All of these features ensure that gamers stay immersed in the action so they can perform at the highest level. Of course, these laptops are also ideal for very demanding computing needs like complex computations or rendering video.

All your back to school needs are covered

Laptops may have a starring role, but students need more as they head back to school this fall. Whether you shop online or choose a safe, in-store experience, and whether your class is on campus or delivered through remote learning, Best Buy has everything needed for a successful school year.

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