Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Top 6 Best laptop For Student

6 Best laptop For Student

Budget laptops to take to college or uni

Becoming a full-time student is expensive - all those student loans, tuition fees, and flights to Thailand to discover who you are don't come cheap.
Regardless of the money you'll save in haircuts, times are tough, indeed. But choosing a decent portable PC to lug from lecture - to pub - to lecture halls and, hopefully, last the duration of your course is something we can help you with. So we've scoured our peerless laptop reviews to find 10 of the best laptops for students.
As we know scholars aren't renowned for being flush with cash, we mainly picked the cheap laptops. we've also added a few that have a little more graphic power should your course tutor offer extra credit for live action documentaries with your history papers or your lecturer demand exploding real-time 3D pie charts with every marketing assignment.

Acer C720 Chromebook - £199



Acer C720 Chromebook
Chromebooks are great for chucking in a backpack for lectures. They are fast, maintenance-free, light and, if you leave the backpack on the bus, cheap to replace. The Acer C720 uses a 1.40GHZ Celeron processor and, like all Chromebooks, boots up quickly and will get you on the web or writing notes in seconds. That's their main sell, though, and they aren't going to be for every student.
There are so many caveats with Chromebooks that it's worth reading our Chromebook guide before buying one. The main one being that you're limited to Google products and Chrome Store web apps that run in the browser.
On-board storage is also small, in this case - 16GB, but you're meant to store everything in the cloud. Additionally, printing is also a bit of an issue - you'll need to use a printer that supports the Google Cloud Print protocol, which could see you having to buy a new printer as well. In theory, you can edit images, but we'd suggest giving video editing a miss.
If you can afford it, you might want consider using the Acer 720 as a really lightweight research and note-taking device. You'll be able to save everything to the cloud for easy access on your main machine back at your dorm.

HP Chromebook 11 - £22


HP Chromebook 11
The HP Chromebook 11 is surprisingly well built for the price. Its ARM processor is powerful enough to do the things you'd expect of a Chromebook: web surfing and writing essays, checking email and amusing yourself on YouTube during a tiresome lecture. However, like the Acer 720 above, you'll need to decide whether a Chromebook and its Chrome OS will work for your studies.
The 16GB SSD is fast, but not enough to store all your offline work, but as long as you can connect via Wi-Fi you'll have access to 100GB of cloud storage on Google Drive for free for two years.
We found the keyboard was up to the task and responsive while the 11-inch 1,366 x 768 IPS screen is decent quality considering the price. The HP Chromebook 11's one key failing is battery life. We managed five hours, which is less than the full day of work we expect from a Chromebook.
Beyond its limitations by design, this is a stylish, affordable and fast little laptop that will be great for the basics, but, depending on your course, may not be enough for your needs.

Lenovo G500s - £300


Lenovo G500s
The number of plain-looking Lenovo portables available at this price range is a little overwhelming, but they do make good student laptops. This G500s is an updated G505 and sports an Intel Pentium 2020M running at 2.4GHz. Coupled with the 8GB of RAM, this means the Lenovo G500s handles Windows 8 smoothly and will be fast enough for general day to day studies.

Asus Transformer Book T100 - £329


Asus Transformer Book T100
A lightweight portable that can be both laptop and tablet while still running Windows 8.1 is an impressive feat, even more so when it allows for stats like 11 hours of battery life and a weight of 2.4lbs (with keyboard attached).
The 10.1-inch Asus Transformer Book T100 achieves this through its 1.33GHz Atom Z3740 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 64GB of eMMC flash storage. As you might expect, the processor won't cope with image and video editing very well, but there's a enough power available to do basic tasks, such as surfing the web and streaming YouTube videos. There's also a MicroSD for expanding storage as well as 1TB of free Sky Drive space for a year.
The keyboard, when attached, is smaller than normal, which makes it more suitable for light word processing, which does put it at odds with the free copy of Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student Edition it comes with.
The IPS screen has a max resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, which isn't surprising at this price, but it's not as crisp as a full-HD display.
The cramped keyboard of the Asus Transformer Book T100may be a dealbreaker for uni work, but it's worth trying it out for yourself at this price.

HP Pavilion 15 - £370



HP Pavilion 15
This is a reliable, budget laptop that runs Windows 8. It uses a bargain processor, the AMD A4-500 running at 1.5GHz, and it's for everyday computing, which is good as that covers most things a student might need for their course. If you decide to use it for anything that requires serious processing power, like video editing, you'll be in for a long wait.
The rest of the specs are solid: 4GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive and a DVD+RW drive. In fact, the overall feel of the laptop is snappy and responsive, and pushing the Pavilion 15 as hard as it can go still garnered almost five and half hours of battery life, which is incredible.
The 15.6-inch TN display isn't much to shout about though; it runs at 1,366x768 native resolution, which means you won't be able to watch true HD video, except through the HDMI port connected to an external monitor. The keyboard is also comfortable enough, but the keys aren't very responsive.
This is a straightforward laptop but on a tight budget this little machine, with its pleasing metallic red finish, is certainly worth considering.

Asus V550CA - £370


Asus V550CA
The Asus V550CA is classed as a mid-range laptop with touchscreen, and as such is more than capable for day to day studies. Windows 8 is pre-installed, and the model we reviewed had an Intel Core i7-3537U running at 2.50GHz, which doesn't exactly make it slow, but is a generation behind the current Haswell chips.
It also packs 6GB of RAM, which is fine for most uses but performance may become noticeably slower during taxing tasks, such as photo or video editing. This is unfortunate as it you'd have plenty of space for big files - the Asus V550CA comes with a 1TB hard drive.



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