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Let’s face it: students don’t just use laptops to study anymore. They are a gadget to be used for entertainment, communication, and even work. So, if you are looking for a laptop that will go the distance, we’ve compiled 6 of the best laptops for students right here:


MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

Apple MacBook Air 2020

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Whatever you might need a laptop for, the MacBook Air is perfect for it. Thanks to its M1 chip, you can expect great performance to run practically any app you need to run for your student-life needs. The battery is great, too, allowing you to use it for up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing. While other MacBooks would also be great laptops for students, the MacBook Air comes at a more affordable price with still enough memory and storage for any student. It’s lighter for portability, as well, and you won’t have to worry about fan noise, either.


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9

Laptop for Students Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9

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Are you always on the go? The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 is a great laptop choice if you tend to move from place to place as its battery can last throughout the day and you won’t be bothered by its quiet and soft keyboard no matter where you do your work. This also makes it perfect for use in class to take notes if you need it. At only 2.5 pounds, it is thin, lightweight, and very portable; and yet, its processor offers a lot of power for any task you might need, making it a great choice if editing photos and videos is part of your life.


Dell Latitude 5520

laptop for students Dell Latitude 5520

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While not as fancy to look at as the other laptops on this list, the Dell Latitude 5520 also packs quite a punch. Its processor ensures that you get the work done, and makes it one of the best laptops for students in today’s market. It is an especially great choice for those who care about their privacy because it comes with a proximity sensor that locks and unlocks its screen automatically when you move away from it.


Acer Swift X

laptop for students Acer Swift X

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If productivity is your main concern, the Acer Swift X is another great laptop to consider. It offers impressive power while remaining portable, although the stereo speakers won’t give you the oomph you usually need for watching movies or playing video games. That’s not a bad thing, though, especially if you are looking for laptops for students that won’t distract them from doing their work.


ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

laptop for students ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

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One of the most exciting laptop choices out there right now – and not just for students – is the ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED.  This is the world’s first-ever foldable 17-inch laptop, and it offers a great experience for practically any situation. With superb colors and professional-grade visuals, it is one of the best laptops for students and creators who rely on visual accuracy.


HP 15S

laptop for students HP 15S

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No matter how busy your school life might get, the HP 15S is a great laptop to have. It looks good and is thin, light and easy to bring anywhere while being powerful enough to get your work done. This is one of the more affordable laptops for students. However, if you plan on using it wirelessly, it only offers battery life of up to 6 hours and 30 minutes. For use at home, this shouldn’t be a problem at all, though.


Huawei Matebook 14S

laptop for students Huawei Matebook 14S

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For the gamers, creators, and ultra-productive students; the Huawei Matebook 14S is one of the best laptops for students. With multiple ports and a higher refresh rate, it’s a dead giveaway that this laptop was made to work. It also offers up to 1TB of storage. It’s a little chunkier than the rest, but rightfully so.


Don’t miss out on amazing deals for these laptops and more at SM Deals. You can also shop online at SM Online. For more tech essentials and the latest gadgets, you may also visit an SM Cyberzone near you.


Written by: Angeline Rodriguez 

Angeline Rodriguez is the Managing Editor of When In Manila and an Editor at Newsweek Amplify. She is a gamer and a geek with a mad love for anime and KDramas.


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