Recommending the best laptop for students can be the a somewhat complicated. Not all college students have the same use for a laptop. Therefore, the kind of computer that you might require as a college student or as a parent trying to buy a laptop for your kid that is just going to college will be based on the specific need of the student.

In this article, I will discuss the best laptops for college students in 3 categories: budget, gaming and programming.

 

Budget Option

 

Lenovo 15.6 Inch

This laptop is for the college student that don’t have too much to spend on a laptop but still needs one for the day to day operation of their campus life. The Lenovo 15.6-inch laptop delivers the performance necessary to get you through your assignments and maybe video playbacks or picture viewing, some light browsing and light photo editing.

 

Specifications

CPU: AMD Radeon A12-9720P @ 2.7GHz

Memory: 8GB of DDR4 RAM

Storage: 1TB HDD

Graphics: AMD Radeon R7

Display: 15.6-inch Display (HD) @ 1366 X 768

Battery: 4 Hrs

 

Budget Option

 

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air

Of course, there are many college students out there that would prefer to have an Apple laptop at their beck and call, this recommendation is for them. It comes at the low price point for an Apple product at least. With the 13-inch MacBook Air, you can easily use the adobe suite that comes with this model for photography class.

 

Specifications

CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 1.8 to 2.9GHz

Memory: 8GB of DDR4 RAM

Storage: 256 GB of SSD

Graphics: Intel HD graphics (6000)

Display: 13.3-inch Display (HD) @ 1440 X 900

Battery: 12 Hrs

 

Gaming Students version

 

MSI GV62 8RD (200)

This model of MSI will help you run some games at high settings but definitely not the newest ones, if you want to play the newest game release at high settings while still having enough performance left for schooling, then you can opt for one with a Nvidia 1660 Ti  graphics card.

 

Specifications

CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H @ 2.3 to 4.0GHz

Memory: 8GB of DDR4 RAM

Storage: 1TB HDD

Graphics: Geforce GTX 1050Ti (4GB)

Display: 15.6-inch Display (HD) @ 1920 X 1080

Battery: 5 Hrs

 

Programming Nerds Version

 

DELL Inspiron 15

So, you are a nerd huh? Or maybe your child is, and you know for sure that he/she would need some really good performance juice while in school to help put out the ideas he or she has to the world. The Dell Inspiron 15 is the best option for you as this delivers well on performance and functionality. Your nerdy kids might also like games, don’t worry this laptop is up to that task too.

 

Specifications

CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ @ 2.5

Memory: 8GB of DDR4 RAM

Storage: 256GB SSD

Graphics: Geforce GTX 1050Ti (4GB)

Display: 15.6-inch IPS Display (HD) @ 1920 X 1080

Battery: 6 Hrs