The school season is now well underway! And now that students have had the chance to settle in and begin the process of late night study sessions, procrastinating on projects and getting limited sleep as a result; it's time to re-evaluate the devices that will help you get through those sleepless nights, in particular, your laptop! In the following blog, we have reviewed some of the best current laptops on the market in order to help you navigate through the grind of the school year!
Apple MacBook: This device is definitely a bit more on the pricy said but, as with most of Apple's products, the MacBook is an excellent laptop choice for students who are required to complete graphic design projects. The 12-inch MacBook is one of the more slim laptops out on the market, making it easier to carry to class than most devices. Plus, it boasts an extra hour of battery life compared to the 2015 model (8:45 vs. 7:47). In addition to the extra battery life, the Apple MacBook has a crisp display with a 2,304 x 1,440 resolution. Given that the MacBook was just released in April of this year, its price is currently listed at $1,248.00.
HP Stream 13: On the opposite side of the spectrum the HP Stream 13 is on the much cheaper side at just $229.00! However, don't let the price fool you! According to multiple battery life tests, the HP Stream 13 offers an excellent battery life at an estimated 9 hours and 9 minutes. For a student who needs to carry their laptop around during the day without the luxury of a charger, this is the perfect choice! This device is also an excellent lightweight laptop at a miniscule 2.6 lbs.
Acer Chromebook 15: Compared to the previous two laptop models, the Acer Chromebook 15 has the much larger screen at 15.6 inches. So if you're more concerned in finding a device where you can potentially multi-task and see more applications at once, this might very well be the laptop for you! As a result the Acer Chromebook 15 weighs roughly 5 lbs. In terms of the display this laptop offers a 1,920x1,080 resolution. In the end, the Acer Chromebook 15 is an affordable option at $449.99 and offers a durable build.
13-inch MacBook Air: Going back to the Apple MacBook line of devices, the 13-inch MacBook Air provides an improved core processor compared to last year's model; going from a 1.4 GHz Core i5 Haswell to the new 1.6GHz Core i5 Broadwell processor. One of the bigger advantages of this product is the weight of the laptop at just 2.96 lbs. Compared to the Apple MacBook the MacBook Air's screen resolution is a little smaller at 1,440x900. Along with most of the Apple products, this device is a bit more on the expensive side at an asking price of $899.00.
Lenovo ThinkPad X140e: This laptop is described as being perfect for business students! Weighing in at 3.9 lbs. and offering a 11.6 in. screen size, the ThinkPad X140e offers top-notch processing power and is an extremely portable laptop. In terms of the battery life, this device in the top-tier at 8.5 hours of estimated life. For a price of roughly $270, the ThinkPad X140e is one of the best laptop options on the market for college students!
As mentioned above, laptops have become a critical tool for the education of all undergrad college students. A huge concern to think about, though, is what happens when your laptop is damaged, broken or stolen? Well, that's where we come in! Insure your laptop through Worth Ave. Group and avoid the risk of having to replace your laptop at a much higher cost! In fact, you can purchase insurance coverage for as low as $1.83/month which translates to just $22/year! Our insurance coverage offers you protection on the following losses: accidental damage, cracked screens, theft, liquid submersion and more! In addition, we cover the following manufacturers: Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony and more!