Student laptop – which one is right for me?
Choosing a good student laptop is an important part of university, but how do you know which one to buy? It can be a minefield out there with all of the different hardware packages, so we’ve put together the top laptops for every budget and need. You could pay anything up to £1200, but remember just like with most things, you get what you pay for.
How to pick a laptop
Make a list before you go into the shop and stick to it. Try to avoid getting dazzled by flashy features and chose one based on needs not just pretty design. Here a good starting point of things to remember:
- Set a budget and stick to it. When you’re in the throes of a convincing sales pitch it can be easy to get carried away.
- Think about longevity. Are you likely to be using the laptop daily and for a large chunk of time? There’s no point buying a laptop that’s half the cost of another if it ends up lasting half the time.
- Focus on spec v price to find the best compromise. Laptops need regular software updates so choosing one that has a poor spec could cause you trouble later down the line.
- Consider the screen size you ideally want, as not every laptop comes in every size. Some are designed to be more compact while others focus on size and power.
Student Laptop – with student discount
There are lots of retailers offering anywhere up to 35% student discount sot it’s worth shopping about. Here are the top UK retailers offering student discount in 2021:
Curry’s PC World
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