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The Best College Laptop

DormEssentials April 14, 2018

Picking a good laptop to last from your Freshman year until you graduate is a key task to ensuring you have a reliable device to complete assignments, especially when online. When it comes to school, you want to ensure you get a lighter laptop that you can carry around campus, but that is powerful enough to run any software you need. We’ve compiled the following affiliated Dorm Essentials top 10 with the best college laptop to get you successfully through college.

1. Apple 13" MacBook Air Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM (2017 Model 128GB) College Laptop

Lightweight and powerful enough for all your classes. 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Processor. Intel HD Graphics 6000. Fast SSD Storage. 8GB memory. Two USB 3 ports. Thunderbolt 2 port. SDXC port.

2. Microsoft Surface Laptop 1769 (KSR-00001) Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 13.5-in Touchscreen College Laptop

Backed by the best of Microsoft, including Windows. Designed for Windows 10 s. Natural typing and trackpad experience. Ultra-thin and light. The power to do what you want, with great battery life. Easy to go from dorm to class and back.

3. ASUS VivoBook 15 Thin and Light College Laptop, 15.6” FHD Display, Intel i3-1005G1 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

15.6 inch Full HD (1920×1080) 4-way NanoEdge bezel display with a stunning 88% screen-to-body ratio. Compatible with Google Classroom; run Google Classroom on Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11. Latest 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1 CPU (4M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz). 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD.

4. Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260 2-in-1 Business College Laptop

Display: 12.5″ FHD (1366×768) MultiTouch Touchscreen, anti-glare, LED backlight, IPS – versatility of a 360°-rotatable display usable as a tablet. Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz, 2 Cores 4 Threads) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520. Hard Drive: 180 GB SATA 2.5″ SSD Opal 2 Encryption | Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133MHz SoDIMM | No DVD Drive.  Intel Wireless 8260 ac Dual Band + Bluetooth v4.1 Combo | Fingerprint Reader | ThinkPad Pen Pro Included. Operating system: Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit | Security: TPM 2.0 | 720p HD Camera.

5. HP Flagship Premium 17.3 inch (1600 x 900) HD+ College Laptop

AMD A9-9420 processor, 3 GHz can up to 3.6 GHz; 8GB DDR4-1866 SDRAM, 1TB HDD 5400rpm. 17.3″ HD+ Widescreen LED (1600 x 900) display; AMD Radeon R5 Graphics. DVD-RW, 802.11b/g/n, Battery: 3-cell lithium-ion, 1 x RJ-45; 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 x (Data transfer only); 1 x USB 2.0; 1 x HDMI. 1 x headphone/microphone combo, Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN, 1 multi-format SD media card reader, Bluetooth 4.2, Webcam. Color:Black, Full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad, Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support, Windows 10 Home, 0.97″ Thin, 4.67lbs Weight.

6. Google Pixelbook (i5, 8 GB RAM, 256GB) College Laptop

Meet Google Pixelbook, the high performance Chromebook. It’s the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in. Press the Google Assistant key on your keyboard or say “Ok Google” to get started. The Google Assistant is always ready to help. Features 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB for storage. The long lasting battery delivers up to 10 hours of use and it’s fast charging so you can get 2 hours of use in 15 minutes.

7. Acer Swift 3 Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD IPS, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core with Radeon Graphics, 8GB LPDDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD College Laptop

AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core Mobile Processor (Up to 4.1 GHz) with Radeon Graphics | 8GB LPDDR4 Memory | 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. 14″ Full HD Widescreen IPS LED-backlit display (1920 x 1080 resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio). Intel wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11ax | HD webcam (1280 x 720) | Backlit keyboard | Fingerprint reader. Just 0.63″ thin and 2.65 pounds and up to 11.5 hours of battery life.

8. 2020 Dell Inspiron 3000 15.6-inch HD Touchscreen College Laptop

Intel 10th Gen Dual Core i3-1005G1 Processor (1.2GHz, up to 3.4GHz, 4MB cache, 2 cores). 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 128GB Solid State Drive, 1TB HDD, Intel UHD Graphics. 15.6 inch Touchscreen HD (1366 x 768) Display. Intel 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1, Webcam, HDMI, RJ-45. 2 × USB-Type-A 3.0, 1 × USB Type-A 2.0, Windows 10 Home 64 bit.

9. Lenovo Ideapad 15.6" HD Premium High Performance College Laptop

15.6″ HD display with 1366 x 768 resolution; Integrated AMD Radeon graphics. Powered by a 2.70GHz AMD A12-9720P Quad core processor. 8GB DDR4 memory; 1TB 5,400rpm HDD hard drive provides plenty of storage; DVD recordable optical drive. 802.11 ac Wi-Fi technology provides Internet speeds up to 3x faster than other laptops; Bluetooth 4.1; 10/100/100M gigabit Ethernet; 1 USB Type-C port and 2 USB 3.0 ports; 4-in-1 memory card reader; 2-cell lithium ion battery.

10. 2017 Lenovo Yoga 710 2-in-1 11.6" FHD IPS High Performance Touch-Screen College Laptop

11.6-inch Full HD IPS 10-point multitouch screen, 1920 x 1080 resolution Widescreen LED, Convertible 360° flip-and-fold design. Intel Pentium processor 4405Y dual-core processor 1.5 GHz boosts multitasking capabilities for reliable Internet browsing, e-mail and everyday productivity. Intel® HD Graphics 515. 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128GB Solid State Drive.

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