Best Back To University Student Laptops

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Working on your university assignments and research can be a breeze if you have a good laptop. A slow laptop, on the other hand, can be tormenting. Why work on a slow one or struggle to find empty library workstations to do your university assignments? Here are some laptops that are suitable for your everyday university life from your academic functions to your leisure like watching movies or listening to music.   

Acer Swift 3

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The Acer Swift 3 packs a core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD storage. It also comes in a core i3 and core i7 version and either 1TB to 2TB storage space. Swift 3 almost resembles a MacBook Pro, rocking an all-metal 18mm thin body that is durable and fits snuggly into your backpack. The screen is bright enough while the keyboard is backlit in case you want to burn the midnight oil working on assignments. A 1080 screen allows you to view videos, images and any other type of media in HD quality.

Lenovo ThinkPad 13

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The Lenovo ThinkPad 13 gives similar specs to an Acer Swift 3. Aluminium body (for the Silver edition), core i3 to core i7 processor, and 4GB RAM capacity that is upgradable to 16GB. However, ThinkPad 13 reigns supreme with its longer battery life, interactive backlit keyboard, and the inclusion of a USB Type C port. The display has 1080p resolution making it ideal for playing HD videos.

Surface Pro 3

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Surface Pro 3 is designed with the student or corporate professional in mind. It features an ultra-thin body and 12-inch 4K display. Behind the ultra-sharp screen is an equally high-grade CPU of core i3 to core i7. Internal storage is 256gb upgradable to 1TB. The Surface Pro will get everything done whether it is typing an assignment or preparing a complex powerpoint presentation.

Dell Inspiron 15

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Dell Inspiron 15 can be a great choice for anyone looking for bigger screens. It comes in a 15.6inch screen with 720p resolution. Though the resolution is low, the screen is still decently visible and perfect for a non-heavy user like a student typing assignments. Under the hood is a core i5 to core i7 processor, 1TB storage, and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports). Other features worth noting is Bluetooth connectivity and an HDMI port.

Asus VivoBook

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Presenting a 14-inch screen, this low-budget laptop surprisingly has 1080p display quality. Within the laptop is a host of features well suited for the students. Asus Vivobook has a budget-friendly intel Pentium processor complimented by an 8GB internal memory (upgradable to 16GB). Internal storage is 128gb but can easily be pushed to 500GB or more. The keyboard is well spaced and interactive and the laptop also features a USB type C port.

MacBook Pro

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A MacBook Pro takes the prize for packing high-end specs than most computers in its range. The retina display is tack sharp and the colours quite vivid. It comes in a core i5 and core i7 CPU with a turbo boost of 3 GHz. With a RAM of 8gb, upgradable to 32gb, the MacBook Pro becomes one of the fastest student laptops with zero lags between processes.

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