Going to college and you find yourself in need of a student laptop? Student laptops tend to vary a whole lot from cheap ones to really cool quad core ones (a.k.a. not so cheap ones). Finding the best student laptops isn’t always an easy task. One thing to take into consideration would be what the laptop will be used for. If it will just be an accessory used to check mail, watch movies and surf the web, then those don’t go that high on the price range and you could probably get away with a 400$ model. But, if the student in question will be needing a laptop to work with, or demands power from the laptop, the price can go quite high sometimes.
dell inspiron 3511 i3 11th generation Depending on what area of studies the laptop will be used for, there are a few factors that need your consideration.
A laptop for someone who attends some form of social studies will mainly be used for writing papers, creating PowerPoint presentations and spreadsheets. These are the average laptops which you can find almost anywhere. They don’t require a lot of horsepower to run simple programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel.
If the student attends classes which require graphics work or design, then a high end laptop might be needed. If it’s graphic design, then a laptop with more than one CPU core, about 3GB or RAM minimum and a decent dedicated graphic card will be needed for things to run smooth. If there’s architecture involved or complex 3D rendering, then, again, some powerful CPU, a minimum of 2GB or RAM and a more than decent graphics card that’s able to display a quality rendering to the very last pixel will be needed.
Another type of student laptop would be the one that is used for gaming. These laptops, like the previously mentioned ones, can go quite a lot up on the price scale, since the newest generation of games demands quite a lot from the whole computing system. A nice start is a dual core processor, with 2 GB of RAM and some of the newer models of the nVidia or ATI dedicated graphics cards. Some of the newest laptop models even feature two graphics cards in SLI configuration for ultimate graphics performance!
Before going on and purchasing the student laptop, you really have to ask yourself what it will be used for.
Portability is another issue to take into account. You don’t want a bulky laptop that’s extremely heavy to carry around from class to class. Its size should also be taken into consideration, since you really don’t need a 21 inch screen laptop to get a paper done.
Also, the size of the laptop should also be determined by the size of the student also. If the student is of a shorter statute, then a smaller laptop would be recommended.
Baseball players or jocks could probably fit a whole 21 inch screen laptop in their bags and won’t even perceive the thing as an obstacle.
Since college is a also a huge social experience, the looks of the laptops should also be considered. If you are going to study business, or marketing, then you should go with a classic black model laptop that goes with a suit.
If you are going to study art or design, then the laptop case could have the whole color palette on it for all you care. Choose something that goes with the type of person you are and the type of classes you attend.