Laptops for students! What you need to know!

Which school laptop you buy is an important decision. Chances are, this is the laptop that will see you through the years. If that’s the case, you need something that can stand the distance.

This guide will walk you through what you need to know before buying your laptop as a student.

The reliable brands

Even with this part-time job, students do not have a huge amount of disposable income. So when you make a purchase investment like a laptop, you want to be sure it will last. That is why it is important to look at an established company.

For example, the Lenovo student laptop range offers you more stability and recognized quality assurance. Of course, the low prices don’t hurt either. There are options for a range of needs, including design students and more essay-focused subjects.

Look for a good battery

The difference between a good battery and a bad battery is a laptop that can handle multiple lectures at the same time versus one that can’t. Battery life is a bit dependent on your budget because if you spend a little more you get a better battery. Fortunately, however, even the lower budget laptops usually last at least eight hours straight.

Look at your studies

Your academic niche determines what you want from your laptop. If that’s where you do most of your work, you want something that can keep up with your needs. This means looking for a fast processor. If you plan to store a lot of media files, you need a laptop with storage capacity or one that can support external storage devices like SD cards.

If you’re just using it for typing essay after essay and the occasional Netflix binge-watching session, you don’t have to think too deeply about these things.

Look for extras and accessories

There are always offers and packages from reputable companies for students. You can get software like writing programs and antivirus software mixed into the price of the laptop if you find the right deal in the right place. But it’s not just about the software.

You might want a keyboard or a mouse, and you might need a bag to carry your laptop around. All of these are things that are thrown into the promotional space when purchasing a device. Doing your research first counts, and you can save some money right away.


While it feels like an important decision, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. You can break it up into smaller sections and easily create a pretty detail-oriented checklist.

If you know what you need and what you want, then the next part is even easier. Remember that student laptops are meant to last for the duration of your studies, so choose wisely.

Laptops for Students article and permission to publish here provided by Carol Trehearn. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on May 29th, 2022.

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