Friends are everything during your college years, but having a dependable laptop by your side helps you pull through your academics without much hassle. Whether it’s for quickly jotting down notes or creating last-minute submissions, this companion is a must-have device. As far as student laptops go, value for money is of the utmost importance. All the options we’ve chosen for this list deliver great performance at affordable prices. So without wasting any more time, let’s get started.
Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch (Rs 59,990)
This one’s a hot choice for students right now due to its low price. The 2017 model of the 13.3-inch MacBook Air stays true to its predecessors by offering an incredibly light and thin body that makes it easy to carry around. Unlike the other MacBooks of today, it even has a couple of USB slots for connecting your thumb drives and peripherals. This laptop boasts of 12 hours of battery life, and runs on a fifth-gen Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM. A 128GB SSD is also one of it highlights.
HP 15q-Bu014TU 15.6-inch (Rs 40,999)
Equipped with a 15.5-inch display, this machine from HP delivers the kind of performance that’s best suited for use as a student. It comes with a 7th-gen Core i5 CPU and 4GB of RAM onboard. Moreover, this laptop features a 1TB hard drive as well. Among its many attributes is an optical drive for DVD writing. Its keyboard is accompanied by a numeric keypad that makes it easier to do some quick number crunching.
Dell Inspiron 3567 (Rs 40,499)
Dell’s 15-inch Inspiron 3567 laptop is also a great choice for students due to its VFM nature. At such an attractive price, you are getting 2TB worth of storage and a pre-installed copy of MS Office. A modest sixth-gen Core i3 CPU sits at its heart, taking assistance from 8GB of RAM. An optical drive is present as well, apart from a numeric keypad. The Inspiron 3567 even boasts of a spill resistance keyboard – a lifesaver for student life.
Acer Swift 3 (Rs 51,990)
Acer’s Swift 3 sports a thin and lightweight design, and a metallic finish that adds to its aesthetic quotient. Its internals will also end up impressing, as it has gone for an 8th-gen Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM. Its SSD storage is set at 256GB. This Acer machine does not offer an optical drive, but it does come with a fingerprint scanner, if that’s something that impresses you.
HP Pavilion x360 (Rs 48,730)
If a convertible is what you desire, there’s no better value for money proposition out there than the HP Pavilion x360. It sports a 14-inch full HD touchscreen monitor, and the bundled stylus is a boon if you’re in the creative field. This machine’s 11 hours of battery life is remarkable as well, and so is its speaker technology that’s tuned by B&O Play. The HP Pavilion x360 boasts a USB Type-C port as well.
Those are the laptops that should definitely help you get through your student years with ease.
(Prices mentioned are listed online at the time of publishing, and are subject to change)