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While it is possible to get a degree without a computer, these days students rely on having access to the latest technology. In fact, a laptop could be as important as their textbooks. Whether someone uses a laptop to do research from a dorm room, to write a term paper or (let’s be honest) more effectively hook up with hot co-eds, the technology is available now.

1. ASUS Zenbook UX305UA

The ideal size is but one of the features of the ASUS Zenbook UX305UA make this laptop the best choice. It has a slim design and weighs less than three pounds so is easily portable. It comes with a screen that is 13.3 inches– the most popular screen size with college students.

It is praised for its sophisticated technology and useful, functional features. It has a high-quality processor and a spacious hard drive. Its durable battery will allow an on-the-go student to use it for up to 10 hours, too.

2. HP Stream 14 Laptop PC 14-ax010nr

While there are laptops that offer more storage for music and videos or more power for gaming, let’s get real. College is expensive. Some students might only want or be able to afford the bare minimum.

This HP Stream budget laptop is for those who need to prioritize affordability and portability minus the extras. It comes with an Intel Celeron N3060, 1.6GHz, dual-core processor, 4GB of SDRAM and 32 GB of internal flash storage. In non-technical terms, that means it has all a student needs and a bit more so that he or she can work and browse the web. A budget computer is only viable if it has quality hardware and a comfortable design that doesn’t frustrate the user while trying to work. The HP Stream 14 is considered the best of all the budget laptops.

3 Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13-K01US 2 GB RAM 11.6″ Laptop

If you are a college student who is looking for a laptop that simply works as an inexpensive portable simply to take to class and browse the internet the Samsung Chromebook 3 will work just fine. It comes complete with an Intel Celeron N3050 1.6 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of SSD storage. Basically, it’s enough to allow for web browsing and the running of essential work programs.

With a sturdy design, it is ready for frequent relocation and has an ergonomic keyboard for comfort and ease of use. It weighs less than two pounds and when closed is just 0.7 inches thick. This makes it ideal for being frequently put into and pulled out of a backpack.

4 Dell Inspiron i3158-3275SLV Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop

Here is an idea long in the making. Assuming some students really do indeed need a tablet, and a smartphone and a computer that they actually carry with them, why buy and carry all the individual gadgets? Why not simplify at least a little bit with a more convenient and more compact smartphone or tablet in order to make everything easier?

Hence, the Dell Inspiron i3158-3275SLV 11.6 Inch laptop. It is actually a convertible laptop that comes with a touchscreen. It can serve as not only a laptop but also as a tablet. Among other powerful components, it features a 6th-gen Intel Core i3 processor.

So there you have it, boys and girls. Consider your specific laptop computer needs and make your choice. Happy shopping!