Laptop Buying Guide For Students

If you don’t know much about computers, it can be hard to choose one. But actually, you don’t need to be an expert to get a good one.  Especially for students, a personal laptop is necessary. There are some hints we need to catch on a good computer, let’s dive deeper.

Timing Saves Money

With a limited budget, you should track the sale days such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Amazon prime day, or the season just before school. Because it is a time when the selling rate increases and the prices go down. Also, don’t buy a product as soon as it appears in the market. If you can wait for a sale that will save you some money. But, if you need it urgently look for deals on different websites, offers on credit cards, and other options. If you get a better deal on a previous generation laptop don’t hesitate to buy that. Like the Dell XPS 13 2020.

Can’t be too big 

Students need portability and therefore, the device size can’t be too large. It should be portable enough to be carried in a bag wherever you want. Because of their highly portable design, laptops with 13-inch screens are very popular amongst university students. Dell XPS 13 can be an excellent example of that. A laptop like Lenovo ThinkPad X14 carbon is also quite a carryable for students. 

Shouldn’t be worrying about battery life 

Students are mostly on the move. Even though they carry their chargers but battery life is crucial because you can’t spend all your time plugging in the charger. At least 9hrs of battery life is recommended. Though most modern laptops offer up to 10hrs battery life it is something you should be aware of.

Storage & Performance matters

As a student, you will be using your computer to store your works, so you should have at least 256-gigabyte storage capacity. Besides all of that, a computer should be fast, not just for the school, of course, we want technology because it is faster than the library. A fast CPU performance is fatal important, again besides all,  a comfortable keyboard and a shiny screen, HDR, speakers are important. As you can’t change the processor in your laptop after you buy it, you shouldn’t skip the generation too much.

So you should keep an eye on the progress of the market. Even a computer with a 1080 Ti card can easily get your work done. If you are a programming student or someone who needs high performance then always look at the top-of-the-line laptops like Dell XPS 13 and MacBooks. On a tight budget look for laptops with the latest processor and maxed out RAM for the budget. Trade-in 1TB HDD storage with 256GB SSD for added speed.

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3 Comments

  1. Ahmet Sar
    16th September 2021
    Reply

    Unfortunately, I will have to work full-time for 3 months to get the video card you are talking about, not as a student in my own country, because it is not so easy because of the exchange rate between countries. The IT sector is moving on the dollar.

    • 22nd September 2021
      Reply

      Yup, that’s an issue. You can try laptops with integrated graphic cards. like intel uhd but they won’t give you premium gaming experience.

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