Best Laptops for College Students

Whether you’re starting your first-year or facing into your final year you will need a reliable laptop for college to get you through.

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A good laptop for college is a solid investment and should be given careful consideration. If you ever had your laptop crash from overheating and lost hours of work you’ll understand the pain.

There are a number of factors that will affect your choice of laptop for college. The most important consideration is the intended use. For students studying creative subjects like Graphic Design or Multimedia, there will be more focus on how the laptop works with creative applications and screen quality. For students facing into their final year, where all-nighters begin to become the norm then a laptop with a long battery life is an important factor.

Here are some other general tips you should consider when choosing a laptop for college:

  • Avoid anything heavy duty

Consider the weight when purchasing a new laptop for college. The last thing you want is to be weighed down with a heavy laptop when you’re commuting to and from college. Look for a laptop with a lightweight compact design.

  • Avoid Low RAM

A general rule of thumb is to aim for 8GB RAM or more.

  • Look for a laptop with fast SSD storage

SSD storage has no moving part and stores on interconnected flash memory chips reducing startup times for apps, opening files and starting your computer.

  • 2-in-1 Touchscreen

A 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop which gives you the functionality of either a PC or a tablet is worth considering for its lightweight compact design for attending lectures.

  • All day battery life

Aim to purchase a laptop with over 10 hours battery life giving you more time between charge

Omen by HP

Omen by HP

For students that like to wind down with gaming, the Omen by HP 15 ce 010na is a great choice of laptop for college. Equipped with powerful hardware, the OMEN laptop takes mobile performance seriously, letting you conquer any challenge in college or in-game from just about anywhere.

Product Specifications- Omen by HP 15 ce 010na

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
RAM 8 GB RAM
Storage 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA storage
Display 15.6 inch display, 1920 X 1080 pixels
Operating System Windows 10 Home

From €1,433.41  Incl. VAT

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HP Pavillion x 360


HP Pavillion x360

The HP Pavilion x360 is a convertible hybrid, with a 360-degree hinge so you can use it as either a laptop or tablet, ideal for bringing in and out of lectures. The HP Pavilion x360 allows you to be free to create connect and share in more ways than ever before.

Product Specifications- HP Pavillion x360

Processor Intel® Core™ i3-7100U
RAM 8 GB RAM
Storage 128 GB SSD Storage
Display 14 inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 Touch
Operating System Windows 10 Home

From €852.62 Incl. VAT

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HP 250


For a no frills no fuss reliable laptop, the HP 250 G6 is a perfect choice. The value-priced HP250 Notebook PC has an excellent spec to give you a Windows performance comparable with a much more expensive laptop.

Product Specifications- HP 250 Notebook PC

Processor Intel® Core i5-7200U
RAM 8 GB memory
Storage 256 GB SSD Storage
Display  (15.6″) diagonal FHD SVA eDP anti-glare slim WLED (1920 x 1080)
Operating System Window 10 Pro

From €720.60 Incl. VAT

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Apple MacBook Air

Apple Mac Book AirThe MacBook Air is a good starter laptop for aspiring creative students before they move to a more powerful workstation within their chosen career. The biggest appeal of the is its lightweight design but also its compatibility with creative applications like Adobe Creative Cloud. The MacBook Air battery life lasts up to 12 hours between chargers, good for those late nights in the library approaching deadlines. The SSD storage means the MacBook Air wakes up fast and is snappy and responsive for all tasks.

Product Specifications- Apple MacBook Air
Processor Intel Core i5 processor
RAM 8GB RAM
Storage 128 GB SSD Storage
Display 13 inch Display
Operating System macOS Sierra

From1,311.40  Incl. VAT

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Lenovo Idea Pad


If you’re looking for a good all-round laptop that has a few premium touches but doesn’t break the bank, then the Lenovo IdeaPad 520S is a great option. If you enjoy gaming in your downtime it can also be configured with Nvidia graphics for better gaming performance.

Product Specifications- Lenovo Ideapad 520s

Processor Intel Core i7-8550U
RAM 8GB RAM
Storage 256 GB SSD Storage
Display 14 inch Display
Operating System Windows 10 Home

From €914.60 Incl. VAT

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ASUS ZenBook


The ZenBook UX430UA aims to deliver a combination of performance and portability, making it shoulder friendly and an ideal fit for a student lifestyle. The ASUS ZenBook UX430 UA is powered with the latest 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 and high-speed 256 GB SSD storage along with an impressive 14- inch full HD display.

Product Specifications- ASUS Zenbook UX 430UA

Processor 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5
RAM  8GB RAM
Storage 256 GB SSD storage
Display 14 inch Display
Operating System Windows 10

From €816.44 Incl. VAT

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Dell XPS 13

 

If you’re looking for a compact, high-performance Windows laptop, then the Dell XPS is one of the best laptops on the market you can buy. With up to 19 hours battery life, the Dell XPS will get you through many a late night in the library. You can also watch Netflix like never before with borderless display, impressive brightness and colour quality.

Product Specifications- Dell XPS 13

Processor Intel Core i5-8250U
RAM 8GB RAM
Storage 256GB PCIe SSD Storage
Display 13.3-inch Display
Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €1,931.32 Incl. VAT

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Microsoft Surface Go

The Surface Go, Microsoft’s latest 2-in-1 that aims to be a smaller, and more affordable Surface Pro is finally here. The new Microsoft Surface Go is perfect for all your daily tasks, giving a laptop performance and tablet portability. An ideal fit for the on-the-go student lifestyle.

Product Specifications- Microsoft Surface Go 
Processor Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y
RAM 4GB or 8GB RAM
Storage 128GB SSD
Display 10 inch Display
Operating System Windows 10

Keep an eye on our website and social channels for the new Microsoft Surface Go, product to be added soon.

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