Top 10 Laptops for Students

top 10 laptops for students

In today’s post we’re going to take a look at the top 10 laptops for students, paying particular attention to the value for money of these computers. Likewise, we are going to prioritize efficiency over pure and hard power, so we will put aside any gaming laptop or “hypervitamin” device that goes beyond the basic and necessary requirements that an average student may have. Let’s go there!

Top 10 laptops for students – best value for money

It is clear that the needs of a high school student are not the same as those of an elementary school or a university student. In that sense, and to have a clearer vision of the offers that we can find in the market according to our budget, we have decided to divide the list into 3 blocks: low, medium and high-end laptops.

Top LOW-END laptops for students

In this range we review some of the most prominent laptops that move in a price range between 200 and 300 bucks.

1- HP Stream 14-ds0000ns

HP is one of the most recognized workstation manufacturers of the last decades. Their computers are not the cheapest – the Chinese have a lot to say there – but they do give us a certain quality and stability when looking for an efficient device that can last us a few years performing at a good level.

This HP Stream 14- ds0000ns includes everything you need to carry out office automation work (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.), surf the Internet and carry out videoconferences through the webcam. The keyboard is in Spanish, includes Windows 10 Home and one year of Office 365.

HP Stream 14 ds0000ns - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 14 inches with HD resolution
Processor: AMD A4-9120e Dual-Core 1.5GHz
RAM memory: 4GB sdRAM DDR4
Storage: 64GB eMMC NAND flash memory

2- ASUS Chromebook Z1400CN-BV0306

Chromebooks are a type of laptop specially oriented and recommended for the student world. Their size is small and the hardware is quite limited, but thanks to their Chrome OS operating system they manage to make the most of their capabilities.

Be careful, this is not the typical computer where you can install programs at the tun-tun as in Windows, here all the installations are carried out from the Google Play Store or by using web applications and extensions for the browser available through Chrome Web Store. The good thing about all this is that you do not have to pay any license for the operating system, and also that most applications are free, so the cost of software is practically nil.

ASUS Chromebook - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 14 inches with HD resolution
Processor: Intel Celeron N3350 (2 cores, 1.1GHz up to 2.4GHz)
RAM memory: 4GB LPDDR4
Storage: 32GB eMMC

3- CHUWI Notebook Lapbook Pro

CHUWI is an Asian manufacturer that although it is not so well known in the West, the truth is that they have been working for years in the field of laptops and tablets (here you can see the review that we dedicated to the CHUWI Hi9 Plus in its day) . On this occasion we are faced with a slim, compact notebook with a most attractive design that Windows 10 equips and hardware well above the average within this price range.

We must bear in mind that the base keyboard has the English layout and therefore does not include the letter “Ñ” although the manufacturer very conveniently attaches a silicone cover with a Spanish keyboard that fits like a glove for Spanish-speaking users. do not have major problems in this regard. A device of the most interesting and striking that is currently sweeping in a remarkable way.

CHUWI Notebook Lapbook Pro - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 14.1 inches with Full HD resolution
Processor: Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 and 4 cores and low consumption
RAM memory: 8GB DDR4
Storage: 256GB SSD

4- Acer Chromebook 314

The well-known Acer brand also has its own Chromebook model. Its features are very similar to those offered by the ASUS Chromebook that we mentioned a couple of paragraphs above, although with a higher quality screen and a better processor.

A compact laptop with a Spanish keyboard, Chrome OS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and webcam. Perfect for browsing the Internet and using typical office tools such as Word or Excel.

Acer Chromebook 314 laptops - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 14 inches with Full HD resolution
Processor: Intel Celeron N4020 (2 cores, 1.1GHz up to 2.8GHz)
Memory: 4GB DDR4
Storage: 64GB eMMC

Top MID-RANGE laptops for students

Now we go with laptops a little more powerful and with more substance, in this case with prices that range between 400 and 500 bucks.

5- HP 15s-fq1089ns

This very interesting laptop from HP meets everything that a more demanding user may require. Thanks to its 8GB RAM memory, we can run heavier programs and the 512GB SSD ensures some sweet loading speeds.

The screen extends to 15.6 inches, with micro-edge anti-glare function and WLED backlighting. Includes fingerprint reader, Windows 10 Home. All a candy.

HP 15s fq1089ns - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 15.6 inches with Full HD resolution
Processor: Intel Core i5-1035G1 (4 cores, up to 3.6GHz in turbo mode)
Memory: 8GB RAM DDR4
Storage: 512GB SSD drive

6- Lenovo IdeaPad 3

Lenovo’s proposal follows a bit the same patterns as HP’s: the same processor, the same RAM and a 256GB SSD to obtain a fluidity that allows to work comfortably and quickly. The pre-installed operating system is Windows 10 Home and includes a Spanish keyboard as well as a physical shutter for the webcam for greater privacy.

A highly portable device (it weighs 1.86kg), silent and with a medium battery life, perfect for office and study tasks.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 15.6 inches with Full HD resolution
Processor: Intel Core i5-1035G1 (4 cores, up to 3.6GHz in turbo mode)
Memory: 8GB RAM DDR4
Storage: 512GB SSD drive

7- Dell Inspiron 15 3000

Dell is a brand that has always worked very well for me. I have bought several laptops of this brand and the truth is that they have some of the best value for money on the market. This Inspiron 15 300 is the cheapest model that the company offers: a simple but very consistent laptop with one of those SSD units that make a difference.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 15.6 inches with Full HD resolution
Processor: Intel Pentium Gold 5405U running at 2.3GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM DDR4
Storage: 128GB M.2 SSD

8- Huawei MateBook D15

Huawei is a giant in telephony and telecommunications, but it also has a branch dedicated to the development of portable computers. The MateBook line has been presenting the most interesting equipment for several years now, and this MateBook is a good example of this.

Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, it mounts 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It includes Windows 10, a fingerprint sensor, a retractable webcam located inside the keyboard itself and a QWERTY keyboard in Spanish with all its letters. The charger is a USB type C that also serves to charge Huawei brand phones.

Huawei MateBook D15 - Top 10 Laptops for Students
Huawei MateBook D15 webcam - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 15.6-inch IPS Fullview with Full HD resolution
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500u running at 2.1GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM DDR4
Storage: 256GB SSD

Best HIGH-END Laptops for students

We finish the list with a couple of laptops for students that we can consider high-end, with prices that range between 600 and 800 bucks.

Top 10 laptops for students – High-End laptops

9- ASUS ZenBook 14

Here we already talk about major words. The ASUS ZenBook 14 allows us to work with much more demanding editing programs, so it can be a good option if our studies require us to create audiovisual content on a regular basis.

We have an integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics card and Endless operating system (so we will have to install Windows on our own if we want to use it). The 512GB solid state drive offers enough space to install applications and save files.

ASUS ZenBook 14 - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 14 inches with Full HD resolution
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700U running at 2.3GHz up to 4GHz
Memory: 16GB RAM DDR4
Storage: 512GB SSD

10- HP Pavilion 15-bc520ns

We finish with the jewel in the crown. A laptop that any student could classify as one of their greatest technological treasures. This little beast from HP packs an Intel-Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and two storage disks: a 1TB hard drive and a 512GB SSD, plus an NVIDIA GTX1650-4GB graphics card. The keyboard is in Spanish, although it comes without an operating system so we will have to install Windows or Linux on our own.

HP Pavilion 15 bc520ns - Top 10 Laptops for Students

Screen: 6 inches with Full HD resolution
Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H (6 cores, 2.6GHz up to 4.5GHz)
Memory: 16GB RAM DDR4
Storage: 512GB SSD + 1TB SATA Hard Drive