The top 5 best laptops for students in 2020

In today’s scenario, laptops are a must for all students. But selecting the best configuration, with best bargain is a tad bit tricky. After all, a laptop should tick few boxes beyond affordability too. But worry not; we are here to help you pick the best student laptops of 2020. 

  1. HP Chromebook 14

CPU: AMD A4 – A6, Intel Celeron N3350 – N3450 | Graphics: AMD Radeon R4 – R5, Intel HD Graphics 500 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 14-inch diagonal HD (1366×768) SVA anti-glare – FHD (1920×1080) IPS BrightView | Storage: 16GB – 64GB eMMC

This laptop may not be as powerful as other Chromebooks, but it did manage to secure a well-deserved top spot on our list. It strikes a good balance between ample screen space and portability. Also, surprisingly it has an excellent keyboard and a decent track-pad too. Not to mention its vivid display and incredible price tag, check out yourself at http://www.hpworld-digitaldreams.com/ 

  1. Microsoft Surface Go 2

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core m3 – Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4425Y | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 10.5” 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI) PixelSense Display | Storage: 64GB eMMC – 128GB SSD | Connectivity: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

Isn’t it strange that most of the Microsoft’s devices have higher price tags, but the Surface Go line is more budget-friendly? And it is the truth! It is their best affordable premium tablet, and the Surface Go 2, continues that tradition with its premium design. It even runs the full Windows 10 operating system, so it’s very capable than other tablets out there as far as what applications it can run. Unfortunately, like the original, it is also being underpowered, especially at the base configuration. However, its performance is a notch higher than its predecessor. 

  1. Dell XPS 15 (2020)

CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 64GB | Screen: 15.6″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge Non-Touch Anti-Glare 500-Nit – 15.6″ UHD+ (3840 x 2400) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit Display | Storage : 256GB – 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe

Creative students would love it! A staggering power coupled with a stylish thin and light chassis, behold everyone this laptop has it all when it comes to internals and features that improve your computing experience overall. So, whether you’re a film student or a graphic designer, features of this Dell laptop it bound to mesmerize you. It comes with a bright display of 500 nits of brightness, an extremely comfortable keyboard, impressive speakers, and a terrific track-pad. Want to know more about it, you can visit the Dell Exclusive Store- Gaurav Towers. It can help you gauge the idea.

  1. Asus Chromebook Flip C436

CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i3 – i5 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 14-inch LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 display | Storage: 512GB / 256GB / 128GB SSD

Looking for a premium yet an affordable option? Asus Chromebook Flip C436 is the best amongst this category. It offers more robust processing and graphical prowess than its cheaper siblings, as well as higher quality construction. If you ever get time to check it out at www.asusexclusivestore-digitaldreams.com, you would realize, in such a price, you’re also getting the impressively lightweight chassis, a stunning 1080p touchscreen, and a keyboard that could practically envy the users of Dell XPS and MacBooks. It also comes with extra features like a fingerprint sensor and Wi-Fi 6 support. 

  1. MacBook Air 2020

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Storage: 256GB – 2TB PCIe-based SSD | Dimensions: 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.61 cm

If any improvement is seen of anything in the year 2020, it is this Apple’s thinnest and lightest MacBook. Yes, it is back with a vengeance! Not only has it fixed a lot of the problems with its predecessors like, a drastically improved keyboard, but it also comes with new and more powerful internal components, storage space options, and all at a much lower price. There is a room for more improvement but overall, this MacBook Air is better than the rest so far. And, it’s definitely amongst the best student laptops of this year.

Lenovo announces TWO more gaming laptops

Lenovo will be launching new gaming laptops with up to a Ryzen 4800H APU in the coming year

Want to hear some great news? Lenovo is planning to launch two new gaming laptops to its AMD Ryzen 4000 portfolio. Drum roll, please. The first variant is the 17-inch Legion 5 and the second one is 15.6-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 models. Despite being announced together, their availability dates will not be the same. Most likely, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 will go on a sale in late July, while the Legion 5 will start shipping in September.

The 17-inch Legion 5 comes with the same specs as its 15.6-inch variant did when it was launched in April this year. This means that Lenovo offers the 144 Hz FHD screen with Dolby Vision HDR compatibility for the 17-inch version, along with 120 Hz FHD option. Additionally, the dGPU is still limited to an RTX 2060 and the maximum RAM capacity is 16 GB DDR4-3200. Here, the storage side includes one M.2 slot for an NVMe SSD whose capacities can go up to 1 TB.

While, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 model is restricted to a 15.6-inch FHD screen with 120 Hz refresh rate, but the upside is – it still gets the HDR option. GPU options get a bit more limited to a GTX 1650 Ti, and the storage solutions are the same as the Legion 5. But interestingly, the ideaPad 3 supports up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and has dropped the TrueStrike gaming keyboard that is only featured with the Legion series.

Both the models can be equipped with up to a Ryzen 7 4800H APU. One can easily customize and acquire it from Digital Dreams: Lenovo Exclusive Store, once it gets launched. The prices are moderately priced as per the specs.

There is also a Legion 5P esport model with just the 15.6-inch 144 Hz FHD screen and up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, do check that out, but it is launching in select countries only.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU STEP OUT TO BUY A LAPTOP

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU STEP OUT TO BUY A LAPTOP

As the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the rules of the work, buying a good laptop becomes even more essential for your work-from-home environment. We are sure there must be a lot of questions in your mind. Which brand? Which store? What price? What specs? Sadly, there are no easy answers to those. But the good news is – we know how to steer you in the right direction. 

Here’s what to look for, if you are out to buy the best laptop possible: 

  • Online research & review 

Before you head out to buy, the first thing you have to do is – thorough online research. It is time to make good use of your internet-savvy skills and check for the specifications, the brand, the model, the price and most importantly, the reviews given by the experts and the buyers. We, at Digital Dreams, also do our best to give honest product reviews on our YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMk_wo9HUiULLpQ4Jl0tZMw Take a look to make your opinion. 

  • Find an authorized store close to you 

In a world full of Android Phones and iPhones, where every smartphone is equipped with Google maps and GPS, locating a store nearby you is not too hard. Just remember to search for the brand-authorized exclusive store, call them and then visit the store. For example, if you are looking for a Lenovo laptop, there are only a few authorized exclusive stores from the brand itself, like Lenovo Exclusive Store – Digital Dreams. We advise you to visit these stores only – as this will not only helps you to buy authentic brand laptops but will also offer you other brand loyalty programs. 

  •  Check for store’s company certificate 

Once you visit the store, do check and ask around for the authentic company certificate. <Insert Sample Store Company Certificate given to Digital Dreams> This certificate is a proof that you are buying from an authorized dealer. Going to a store that doesn’t offer you this certificate might fetch you a lesser price deal, but buying from a certified store will guarantee you the authenticity of the product, eventually, guaranteeing you peace of mind. 

  • Check for the seal-packed box 

A product on display is usually never offered for you to buy. So when you select a model after getting a demo from the display window, always go for the product that is well-placed inside a seal-box. The seal-packed box will always have a black-coloured seal. Before you buy, ensure the seal was not broken before. After opening the box, assess the contents you find inside your box 

1 – the laptop, the battery, the power adapter, etc. Another way to check if your laptop is brand new or not – look for the configuration window! This configuration window appears as soon as you switch on your laptop and your machine begins to set up the operating system. If there is no configuration message or window, chances are, you are not the first one to inaugurate your laptop. 

  • Ensure back-pack’s authenticity 

Most of the brands offer you a laptop bag along with the notebook/laptop. These bags come with their respective brand logo fixed on the bag, either on the front or on the back of the bag. Please make sure, the logos are placed on these bags. Why? Because logos on the bag suggest authenticity and authenticity further suggests that these bags are designed to carry your laptop safely and conveniently wherever you travel. So, always go for a laptop bag offered by the brand itself. 

  •  After-sales service 

As we mentioned earlier, visiting a store that offers laptops on lower prices are not always advisable. No doubts, these stores may offer you the best economical price, but having an authorized and a certified dealership from the brand offers you great after-sales service. After- sales service is extremely important as it not only offers after-sales assistance from the sales team but also includes product warranty, accidental warranty, product insurance, along with other back-to-school and college offers that make your future journey with the laptop even more pleasant. 

So, what are you waiting for? You have your tips. Now, you can go ahead and make a purchase of your choice. All the best!