There is no college student who doesn’t need a laptop for studying, using social media, watching films, etc. When it comes to studying students should pay attention to the laptops they choose, as there is a great diversity of them. In this list of top 10 laptops for college students to buy in 2018, you can find something that suits you best.
Dell XPS 13
CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080; non-touch) – UHD (3,840 x 2,160; touchscreen) | Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD
Dell XPS 13 takes the first place in the ranking of the best laptops for three consecutive years, and the upgrade of Dell's flagship laptop in 2018 continues the trend. The laptop is equipped with a stunning new 4K screen and a gorgeous new color: Rose Gold, while Alpine White is already on the road. The laptop is more expensive than the previous version of XPS 13, but the 2018 version is equipped with the powerful Intel 8th generation processors, starting from i5 and up to i7. Along with the Infinity Edge screen without visible screen panels, which allows placing a 13.3-inch screen in 11-inch frame, Dell XPS 13 really stands out from the competitors.
Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2017)
CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus 640 – 650 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch, WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) IPS | Storage: 256GB – 1TB SSD
The MacBook this year is another victory for Apple, the company again created for us a great design, excellent performance, and best-in-class battery life. Apple updated laptop with the 7th-gen Kaby Lake series processors from Intel, which means that you get improved performance and better battery life without sacrificing the slim and lightweight design that the MacBook is famous for. While the MacBook 2017 is not focused on the net performance, it still remains one of the best notebooks of 2017-2018. Right now, it's an extremely thin and lightweight MacBook that you can take anywhere, without even noticing its weight.
Best Price: Asus Chromebook Flip
CPU: Intel Core m3 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 12.5-inch, Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) LED-backlit anti-glare | Storage: 64GB eMMC + TPM
When it comes to the best laptops of the Chromebook class, you can choose between two principal alternatives. There is an excellent Chromebook Pixel, and there is also an outstanding ASUS Chromebook Flip C302, which combines interesting features in a much more affordable package. For most users, Chromebook is a good and inexpensive laptop. It is an ideal choice for students, and ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 is one of the best Chromebooks and laptops on the market in 2018. It is equipped with Intel Core processors, 1080p screen, touch screen, backlit keyboard and USB-C port.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060; Intel HD Graphics 630 | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – UHD (3,840 x 2,160) anti-glare LED-backlit | Storage: 256GB SSD
Sometimes students need to relax, many of them like to play video games. In this case, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop is your best bet. It costs less than half of the ASUS price and offers an absolutely fantastic price/quality ratio. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card can be powerful enough to smooth out the best games on the screen with a resolution of 1080p, while the overall performance in Windows is super-smooth thanks to the i5 Core processor. If you are going to carry a laptop, you will be pleased to know that the battery life of this machine is also excellent – you can watch HD video 8 hours in a row.
Microsoft Surface Pro
CPU: 7th generation Intel Core m3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 – Iris Plus Graphics 640 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 12.3-inch, 2,736 x 1,824 PixelSense display | Storage: 128GB – 1TB SSD
Surface Book 2 is another novelty in the ranking of the best laptops, and this machine is worthy of its place because Microsoft has created one of the most powerful laptops in the world. Surface Book 2 demonstrates powerful enough components to cope with most of the everyday tasks, as well as easy games or even video editing if you buy a model with a dedicated graphics card. Excellent build quality and battery life make the laptop a great device for using even as a powerful tablet with Windows 10. The device is also available in a 15-inch version, which is also more powerful, but not available in all stores.
Samsung Notebook 9
CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce MX150 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15-inch FHD LED | Storage: 256GB SSD
Not surprisingly, Samsung Notebook 9 offers a great display, considering the manufacturer. The laptop simply flashes with quality, starting with a useful fingerprint scanner, going to the mobility and performance of the Intel Core i7 8th (last) generation. Of course, the laptop keyboard is not so good and the quickly filled memory can also be a problem, but even these shortcomings can be fixed. Finally, the laptop offers a crazy battery life, which is very important for learning and, frankly speaking, this is one of the best laptops for study in 2018 that the student can afford.
Acer Chromebook 15
CPU: Intel Pentium N4200 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 505 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) multi-touch IPS display | Storage: 32GB eMMC
Not every day you can see a 15.6-inch Chromebook with a Full HD panel (1080p) and a touchscreen. Nevertheless, even less often we saw laptops that can last for so long under load, disconnected from the network. The operating time of this beast is 16 hours and 47 minutes in our video battery test, the Acer Chromebook 15 pays paramount attention to the excellent battery life above everything else, which makes it focused on learning. And while performance remains only satisfactory, given the low-power Intel Pentium processor and flexible operating system, a long working time and outstanding appearance make it an excellent laptop for study in 2018.
Acer Aspire E15
CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8250U | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce MX150 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080; non-touch) | Storage: 256GB SSD
While the Acer notebook does not plan to win beauty contests, the Acer Aspire E15 does the right thing and does it very well: it works. If you need a laptop that you can take to school and carry from class to class, without having to devastate your parents' bank account, this laptop will serve you and your parents excellently. Using one of the newest of the 8th-gen Coffee Lake U-Series processors, it will not make you worry about performance at school, either in 2018 or in the next 2-3 years. Just do not wait for a design that you can proudly demonstrate at school.
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch full HD (1,920 x 1,080) LED with touch panel | Storage: 256GB SSD
This laptop for study shares the name of one of our past favorites and, although we still adore Samsung Notebook 7 Spin, we should admit that this is not the same device as it was before. Instead, you get a 13-inch convertible laptop that literally leans back to match the creative needs of your school. Despite the fact that this year the laptop does not offer a stylus in the kit, as well as a discrete video card presented in the models of last year, a long battery life and a reliable processor are what you need for effective studying.
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 – AMD Radeon Graphics (2GB GDDR5) | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch – 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED display with Touch Screen Panel | Storage: 256GB SSD
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is the personification of what other 2-in-1 laptops have been striving to create since this concept was introduced. It offers support for the S-Pen, Samsung's own stylus with a sensitivity of 4,096 levels of pressure (like the new Surface Pen), an excellent accessory that does not require charging, and will also be extremely useful for study. Despite the fact that the touchscreen is limited to 1080p, with a brightness of 350 to 450 nits, you do not have to think about the pixels or their absence. In addition, long battery life compensates for some of the disadvantages of a hybrid laptop.
This year has a lot to offer, your task is to choose the BEST for you. I hope you've found the one among these 10 super-powerful devices. Remember your college life it's not only about studying, but it’s also watching movies with friends, playing games, and creating ‘memories' videos. Make sure you choose the right laptop to be your friend in this way.