With so many laptops on the market it can be daunting knowing which device is best for you. If you aren't planning on using any complex software and just want to take notes and write papers, a Chromebook or Notebook might fit the bill. They are slim, durable, and most importantly, cheap. Whereas if your major requires you to use Adobe software, CAD software or plenty of storage space in general, you'll want something more heavy duty and it will cost you more. We'll take you through our top picks for laptops to help you determine which device is right for you.
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College students who only need a laptop that allows them to take notes and research online will benefit from Chromebooks. They tend to have less power and memory than other laptops, but they are reliable and inexpensive.
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If you're looking for inexpensive school laptops, don't worry, they really do exist. The
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For the student who simply wants access to Microsoft Office and a CD/DVD drive, the should do the trick. It offers an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and a 256GB solid state drive. This laptop can run up to 15 hours before needing a recharge and you can upgrade the hard drive and memory relatively easily. If you'd prefer a laptop that offers some touchscreen capabilities, consider the . It uses an Intel Core i5 Processor, solid state drive, offers two USB ports, HDMI port, headphone jack, and web camera. However, this particular laptop does not offer a DVD drive so you'll need to stream any entertainment you want to watch.
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If you're planning on working with the Adobe Creative Cloud towards a degree in design, odds are your classmates and professors will be using Apple computers. This means, it will likely be easier to use the software on a Mac since the hotkeys and button icons will be the same as what your teachers teach you. Some might claim that the Suite works better on Mac vs. PC, but really, it's just a matter of preference. The MacBook Pro is the laptop of choice for many designers. It comes in many different size and power options but if you’re wanting the cheapest option, you'll probably want the
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