Updated on 21 June 2016 by

The best notebooks for students focus on portability features and decent configuration, and are available under $1000.

College students frequently need to move their laptops from one class to another which necessitates a weight limit of 1.8 â?? 2 Kgs and a screen size not larger than 14 inches.
Furthermore, the battery life of the notebook can not be compromised on since students typically work on battery power; and a good 6 â?? 7 hours battery back up, along with at least 1GB RAM and 160 GB or more of hard disk space is what you need to look for.

The best student notebook combines good configuration with Wi-Fi access, a DVD drive and a couple of USB ports atleast to conform well to student needs.


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Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus ZenBook UX305F
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus ZenBook UX305F
$899 - $2,049
$897 - $1,299
$430
$699
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Apr 2015
Display
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1440 x 900
12.3 inches, Standard, 2736 x 1824
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive
128 GB, Flash storage
16GB SSD
256 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
4 GB
8 GB
Operating System
Apple OS X El Capitan
Google Chrome
Microsoft Windows 8
Processor
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core m3
1.70 GHz Intel Celeron 3215U
0.8 MHz, Intel Core M 5Y10
Laptop Type
Ultraportable, Flash storage
General Purpose, Ultraportable
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.1 stars
Battery
100% Positive
20% Positive
80% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Display
22% Positive
78% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
87% Positive
13% Negative
Keypad
100% Positive
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
54% Positive
46% Negative
Look and Feel
50% Positive
50% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
Performance
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative