The best student laptops in 2024

Best student laptops
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The best student laptops won't just be the cheapest model on the market (although getting something affordable is definitely a factor). Students need a laptop that will support them throughout their course and provide enough power, performance, portability and durability for their needs.

When deciding on the best student laptop to invest in, it's worth considering what the course will require. If the most strenuous activity you'll be putting your machine through will be essay writing and the occasional Netflix marathon, then the best student laptops listed below will be perfect for your needs.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys. 

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