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Classroom teaching has become a way more productive and interactive with the use of laptops. The best laptops for teachers have excellent portability, functionality and long battery life which assist them in keeping up with the class schedules throughout the day.

Teachers need reliable laptops configured with dual-core Intel Core processors having integrated graphics cards which are power efficient and can handle applications involving images, texts and video clips. The topmost laptops are shipped with at least 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD/500GB HDD.

A screen size of 13 inch to 15 inch is well suited for comfortable viewing when working for long hours. Besides, presence of a full-size keyboard can help in preparing class reports, quizzes and assignment sheets with ease. A user-friendly interface, preloaded software for presentations, spreadsheets and documents, anti-theft protection to safeguard confidential information and spill-resistant design are few other basic features of the best laptop for teachers.

While buying laptops for teachers, it is always to better to opt for the ones having good networking and connectivity features. At times, it may be necessary to connect projectors to the laptops when attending to large number of students in a seminar hall. Furthermore, smooth web browsing capabilities are must to update oneself with current events for certain subjects or to collect teaching material from the internet.

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Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus ZenBook UX305F
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus ZenBook UX305F
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Feb 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Apr 2015
Display Size
13.3 in.
13.3 in.
13.5 in.
13.3 in.
13.3 in.
Display
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1440 x 900
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 2560 x 1600
13.5 inches, Widescreen, 3000 x 2000
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive
128 GB, Flash storage
128 GB, Flash storage
256 GB, SSD
16GB SSD
256 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB, 8 GB
8 GB
Operating System
Apple OS X El Capitan
Apple OS X El Capitan
Windows 10
Google Chrome
Microsoft Windows 8
Processor
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
2.7 GHz, Intel Core i5-5257U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i5-6300U
1.70 GHz Intel Celeron 3215U
0.8 MHz, Intel Core M 5Y10
Laptop Type
Ultraportable, Flash storage
Ultraportable
Ultraportable, Tablet
General Purpose, Ultraportable

If you're not wedded to Apple's operating system, Dell's notebook is the way to go, but Mac fans who value endurance above all else will find the new 13-inch Air the best there is.

It might not be of huge interest to you if you're using a 2012 or newer model, but if you're hanging on to that older MacBook Pro with an optical drive, it's a worthy upgrade.

While the Tablet mode is top-notch, you'll likely spend most of the time using the Surface Book as a laptop.

It has a great screen, looks good and delivers in every way that matters.

The Asus Zenbook UX305FA-ASM1 may be extremely thin and feather-light, but an ultraportable laptop can't get by on those aspects alone.