I wish I could say buying a laptop for school was a simple matter of buying the nicest high end laptop and calling it a day, but the fact of the matter is most students and parents can’t afford to do that and even the ones that can often don’t. It’s important to check into some of the needs, wants, and also requirements in order to find one of the best student laptops. Spending a little bit of time now will help save a lot of headaches later on.
Power (Battery) – This was something I was really concerned about when looking for my first college laptop. My previous laptop battery didn’t last very long at all and it was the most frustrating thing. I always had to sit by the outlet at the coffee shop or make sure we gathered at places that had power outlets near by for group study.
Size – Everyone will have a different opinion on what is the perfect laptop size. For me it was the 12-14 inch range. I preferred a slightly smaller size laptop in favor for portability. Most of my friends on the other hand preferred to have a slightly larger model in the 15 inch range. Make sure you check the weight to help you decide on what size makes the perfect laptops for students.
College Requests – As school and colleges are building the curriculum more around computers and technology in general. Because of this most schools have started to have minimum requirements or standards that need to be met before you can use your laptop on the schools network. Make sure you are aware of these when purchasing your laptop.
I hope these tips have helped give you a little better idea of what you want and need in your college laptop. Some of the tips probably seem obvious while others most people never even talk about. They all are important in their own right though. Making a list with all the wants, needs, and requirements can help you figure out exactly the best laptops for students.