6 of the best laptops for students of all ages

We have tracked down the best laptops for heading back to school, including impressive models from top brands like Huawei and Asus. By Team Commerce2020-08-13 04:00:00 UTC Getting a quality laptop for university is essential. Whether you're saving the group project, watching Netflix during class (tut tut), or just showing off to your friends, you can't get through those special years without one. Clearly there are thousands of laptop choices on the internet with lots of cheap options. Attempting to pick the right one can take forever though, so it's always good to have help. Surprise: We have researched the best laptops for students to save you from hours of tedious research. These models bring some luxury to your learning and make even the most boring lessons fun. Even though we've lined up some options for you, there are still some important things to consider with laptops for students. You'll want to look out for a good amount of memory and a quick processor, because you'll probably procrastinate at some point and need to have a million tabs open (always) and you'll probably have to save the group project at the last minute because the rest of your group did nothing (always). It's also important to consider battery life. Unless you want to drag a charger around, you'll want one that can last through all-nighters or long study days. A lot of laptops will cost £1,000 or more, and yes, we know paying that all at once seems like a real blow to your wallet — but that's just because they're seriously nice and made to last. You'll probably be using this laptop for all of your years of university and then some, so this is truly an investment that your future self will thank you for. These are the best laptops for students in 2020. Fingerprint reader • Dolby Atmos speakers • 3K screen • Glorious battery life Awkwardly-placed low-quality webcam • Smudges easily The Bottom Line A sleek MacBook copycat with powerful insides and cinema-like experience outside, yet still relatively affordable for all that it gives you. Huawei MateBook X Pro If you can ignore the webcam placement, this laptop's 3K touchscreen and stellar speakers make it a powerhouse for work and play. If you've done any other laptop research recently, this pick isn't exactly a shocker. The Huawei MateBook X Pro has been dubbed "the best" laptop by numerous media brands including PCMag. Mashable also did a video on it comparing it to the longstanding champ, the MacBook Pro, and guess who came out on top? Huawei. It's a pretty obvious shameless copy of the MacBook Pro's thin look with a fingerprint sensor, but has nicer specs packed into such a lightweight device — which is ideal for people who travel a lot or have an annoying commute to work. Plus, the battery is said to last up to 12 hours, which will make long days significantly more painless.The 13.9-inch, 3K 3,000 x 2,080 touchscreen display is crystal clear and cinema-like, featuring ultra thin bezels and a Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 graphics card. Rare Dolby Atmos speakers along the sides will also give your movie nights a boost. It's also a powerhouse inside, with a quick Intel i7-8550U processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD.If you're wondering where the camera fits in those thin bezels, we'll let you know that the camera isn't up there — it's in a little pop-up button on the keyboard. This makes everything more compact, but gives an awkward up-the-nose angle. The camera isn't HD either, but since the person on the other end will basically be looking directly into your nostrils, maybe low quality is better. That'll be annoying if you're Skyping with long-distance friends or having to do a video call for work, but don't let that sway your choice too much.  Speedy WiFi connection and charging • Small but gorgeous HD screen • Affordable Cheap-feeling touchpad • No legacy desktop apps The Bottom Line The best bang for your buck when it comes to a 2-in-1 without sacrificing high quality specs. Asus Chromebook Flip A well-reviewed and sturdy 2-in-1 for under £500 with specs that blow others in this price range out of the water. The Asus Chromebook Flip rolls in at about £500, which is half off the price of some others on this list. You may be thinking that that weirdly low price means that it's not good, but you'd be wrong. It's physically sturdy, has the iconic thin and sleek MacBook look, and has specs that can compete with the best of them.Inside, you'll find a 6th generation Intel Core m7 processor, up to 4GB DRAM, a fully backlit keyboard, and ultra fast loading speeds thanks to the 802.11 ac WiFi connection. In other words, the Chromebook Flip is pretty powerful. A fully charged battery should last around 10 hours, and there are two USB-C ports, a headphone jack, and a micro SD card slot. Massive screen and thin bezels • Facial recognition technology • Extremely portable Requires a lot of dongles • Weird webcam placem

6 of the best laptops for students of all ages
We have tracked down the best laptops for heading back to school, including impressive models from top brands like Huawei and Asus. By Team Commerce2020-08-13 04:00:00 UTC Getting a quality laptop for university is essential. Whether you're saving the group project, watching Netflix during class (tut tut), or just showing off to your friends, you can't get through those special years without one. Clearly there are thousands of laptop choices on the internet with lots of cheap options. Attempting to pick the right one can take forever though, so it's always good to have help. Surprise: We have researched the best laptops for students to save you from hours of tedious research. These models bring some luxury to your learning and make even the most boring lessons fun. Even though we've lined up some options for you, there are still some important things to consider with laptops for students. You'll want to look out for a good amount of memory and a quick processor, because you'll probably procrastinate at some point and need to have a million tabs open (always) and you'll probably have to save the group project at the last minute because the rest of your group did nothing (always). It's also important to consider battery life. Unless you want to drag a charger around, you'll want one that can last through all-nighters or long study days. A lot of laptops will cost £1,000 or more, and yes, we know paying that all at once seems like a real blow to your wallet — but that's just because they're seriously nice and made to last. You'll probably be using this laptop for all of your years of university and then some, so this is truly an investment that your future self will thank you for. These are the best laptops for students in 2020. Fingerprint reader • Dolby Atmos speakers • 3K screen • Glorious battery life Awkwardly-placed low-quality webcam • Smudges easily The Bottom Line A sleek MacBook copycat with powerful insides and cinema-like experience outside, yet still relatively affordable for all that it gives you. Huawei MateBook X Pro If you can ignore the webcam placement, this laptop's 3K touchscreen and stellar speakers make it a powerhouse for work and play. If you've done any other laptop research recently, this pick isn't exactly a shocker. The Huawei MateBook X Pro has been dubbed "the best" laptop by numerous media brands including PCMag. Mashable also did a video on it comparing it to the longstanding champ, the MacBook Pro, and guess who came out on top? Huawei. It's a pretty obvious shameless copy of the MacBook Pro's thin look with a fingerprint sensor, but has nicer specs packed into such a lightweight device — which is ideal for people who travel a lot or have an annoying commute to work. Plus, the battery is said to last up to 12 hours, which will make long days significantly more painless.The 13.9-inch, 3K 3,000 x 2,080 touchscreen display is crystal clear and cinema-like, featuring ultra thin bezels and a Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 graphics card. Rare Dolby Atmos speakers along the sides will also give your movie nights a boost. It's also a powerhouse inside, with a quick Intel i7-8550U processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD.If you're wondering where the camera fits in those thin bezels, we'll let you know that the camera isn't up there — it's in a little pop-up button on the keyboard. This makes everything more compact, but gives an awkward up-the-nose angle. The camera isn't HD either, but since the person on the other end will basically be looking directly into your nostrils, maybe low quality is better. That'll be annoying if you're Skyping with long-distance friends or having to do a video call for work, but don't let that sway your choice too much.  Speedy WiFi connection and charging • Small but gorgeous HD screen • Affordable Cheap-feeling touchpad • No legacy desktop apps The Bottom Line The best bang for your buck when it comes to a 2-in-1 without sacrificing high quality specs. Asus Chromebook Flip A well-reviewed and sturdy 2-in-1 for under £500 with specs that blow others in this price range out of the water. The Asus Chromebook Flip rolls in at about £500, which is half off the price of some others on this list. You may be thinking that that weirdly low price means that it's not good, but you'd be wrong. It's physically sturdy, has the iconic thin and sleek MacBook look, and has specs that can compete with the best of them.Inside, you'll find a 6th generation Intel Core m7 processor, up to 4GB DRAM, a fully backlit keyboard, and ultra fast loading speeds thanks to the 802.11 ac WiFi connection. In other words, the Chromebook Flip is pretty powerful. A fully charged battery should last around 10 hours, and there are two USB-C ports, a headphone jack, and a micro SD card slot. Massive screen and thin bezels • Facial recognition technology • Extremely portable Requires a lot of dongles • Weird webcam placement • Stylus isn't included The Bottom Line A powerful and lightweight 2-in-1 with Dell's trusted name that can be taken anywhere. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 A powerful and lightweight 2-in-1 with Dell's trusted name that can be taken anywhere. The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop is finally a happy medium between Dell's traditional powerhouse laptops and the elegance of a convertible. Type as you would on a traditional laptop or flip it into a tablet for note taking, movie watching, or reading an awkwardly-arranged online book. Possibly the coolest part is its facial recognition technology (similar to how the iPhone X unlocks), which is a product of the Windows 10 upgrade.The XPS 13 features Dell's InfinityEdge technology, which is a fancy term for extra-thin bezels and a wide-as-possible, gorgeous screen. It's equipped with a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, a full HD display, Intel's 615 graphics chip, and a promised 15-hour battery life. Memory options range from 4 to 16GB, while storage starts at 128GB and ends with a 1TB SSD. The only thing I'd change would be the webcam placement, which sits near the hinges and gives an unflattering angle. Ultra fast import/export speeds • Quick handling of apps like Adobe • Street cred that goes with a Mac • Siri and touch ID Dongle hell • No touchscreen • Pricey The Bottom Line A classic from Apple is great for photo and video editing — for those who can afford it. Apple MacBook Pro A classic from Apple is ideal for photo and video editing — for those who can afford it. You had to know we'd throw a MacBook Pro in here. And not just because MacBooks give you great street cred, but because the MacBook is a badass powerhouse. It's the most expensive option in this list, but with a fast AF i9 chip, 2.9GHz, and Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, the price makes sense. While Apple hasn't gotten around to a totally touchscreen laptop yet, the OLED touch bar is such an Apple thing to do. Here, you can control brightness, sound, use touch ID, and do what you would with FN keys. The 2,880 x 1,800 display has True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the yellow and blue tones in your screen to match your environment, making things easier on the eyes. Impressive gaming graphics • Fast processor • Lot of ports Feels flimsy at times • Bulky look The Bottom Line It's big and chunky, but what it lacks in the looks department it makes up for with speed and sheer power. Acer Aspire 5 It's big and chunky, but what it lacks in the looks department it makes up for with speed and sheer power. The bulky Acer Aspire 5 won't be the prettiest one in the room, but it's what's on the inside that counts, right? And what this puppy has on the inside is sheer power. Its processor is the main selling point — it seriously gets the job done, and significantly faster than older processors, which will be a lifesaver for heavy coursework when you have lots of tabs and apps open. Another unique thing about the Aspire 5 is its legacy port selection. We're talking USB ports from 2.0 to C, an ethernet port, a VGA port, and even an optical drive.As for the size, we know it looks pretty hefty, but it's actually lighter than it looks. You can tell Acer tried to make it light on purpose, which may explain why it feels a bit flimsy and bendy at times. Compact and portable • Unique • Affordable 2-in-1 Power-intensive apps are a no-go The Bottom Line It's a pretty no-frills laptop — but it'll get the job done. Dell Inspiron 14 5000 It's a pretty no-frills laptop — but it'll get the job done and the price is impressive. The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 is a laptop with personality that sits at the top of many lists. It has a fast and efficient 10th Generation Intel Core processor that allows you to do more streaming, surfing, and editing without lagging. The narrow two-sided bezel design also gives you added screen space, while the Full HD IPS touch display lets you see your screen from a wide range of angles without sacrificing image quality.It's constructed from premium materials, like an aluminium-brushed palm rest and a sleek body that looks good in any environment. The multifunctional USB Type-C port allows you to plug into a variety of configurations with one connection.  Let's block ads! (Why?)