What is the best laptop for a university student?

  Sharon Senior 11:01 19 Apr 2016
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I'm looking to buy a new laptop for a university student. Which is the best?

  wee eddie 13:06 19 Apr 2016

It totally depends the Course that the Student is attending.

Contact the University that the Student expects to attend

  lotvic 13:49 20 Apr 2016

As has been said, depends on the Course. Best to have a look at what other Uni students are using - thestudentroom.co.uk Technology and computers click here

  Forum Editor 14:31 20 Apr 2016

Most university students tend to have budget-range laptops for two reasons - they are less attractive to thieves, and more attractive to the parents who have to pay for them. In the main, the computers have a fairly short working life; once the course is over they are used for a further year, and then replaced with something better.

Unless the student is embarking on a course that involves heavy use of graphics and image manipulation, you'll find that today's budget machines will easily cope with a university workload. Take a look at this.

  FameRuiz 11:52 26 Apr 2016

We have to know the course so we can figure out what software they are going to run. Architecture and digital media students typically need laptops with meatier specs.

Here are some current laptop lists for university students that might help you.

10 best laptops for students 2016 Best Laptops for Students in 2016: 8 great notebooks

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