A decent price that’s within your budget. Has all the things you need while maintaining a good size. Make sure it has the most up-to-date technology possible. Fits your personal style and likes
All the important ports
==> DVD Player
==> Memory Card Reader
==> VGA / DVI Port
==> Wifi is a definite requirement
==> Bluetooth is optional, but highly recommended
==> A decent amount of RAM (2GB+)
==> Large enough to be functional, but small enough to be portable
==> Reliability and a good track record
When you start to try and find a model that fits this “best laptops for college students” list you’ll find that a lot of the super cheap $299 laptops you see online just don’t fit the bill. They may fit some of the above requirements, but not all of them. Because we set a budget we are definitely going to be ruling out all of the high end models that are over $1000.00. The laptops for students you’re looking for will most likely be from a popular company like Toshiba, Gateway, Acer, HP, Dell, or Apple that also fall into the average price range of $500-$900 dollars.
No matter which laptop you choose it’s important to pay attention to which operating system you want. I left this out because it’s actually a question you want to ask the school you will be attending. Every school is different, but all will except Windows XP Home or Pro. The question comes in when you introduce Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 into the picture. Definitely check with your school to make sure they’ll support those operating systems. They most likely will, but it’s an easy and preventative phone call to make.
I’ll make some recommendations on the models I would personally recommend at a later date, but this should get you started on finding one of the best laptops for college students
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