Starting college can be an expensive time and it might be hard to stretch your budget to a premium laptop. We’ve picked out four of our best everyday laptops for under €400. These are perfect for light use like catching up on lectures, writing assignments and browsing online. Each laptop is also ready for Windows 11 and comes with a 12 month subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal so you’re ready to get to work as soon as you unbox it.
HP Stream 11-ak0515sa 11" Laptop
From writing emails and assignments to video calling friends, the HP Stream 11-ak0515sa 11" Laptop has enough power to get you through your day. Weighing just over 1kg, this HP laptop is lightweight enough to carry with you while its anti-glare screen means you can work anywhere. This laptop has an impressive battery life of up to 13 hours so you can get through a full day (and then some!) on it before you need to charge it – ideal for long days on campus.
HP Stream 14s-dq0505sa 14" Laptop
With a 14” full HD edge-to-edge display, your eyes won’t get tired from a long day in front of the HP Stream 14s-dq0505sa 14" Laptop. Its screen is even anti-glare so nothing in the background will distract you from your to do list. It has dual-facing speakers, perfect for enjoying your favourite focus playlist or relaxing with your favourite show in the evening. Its battery lasts up to 7 hours so you can get through a day in lectures and libraries without running to the nearest socket.
HP 14s-dq2502na 14" Laptop
With an Intel® Pentium® Gold 7505 Processor, the HP 14s-dq2502na 14" Laptop has plenty of processing power to get you through your day. Its slim and lightweight design makes it easy to carry with you from lectures to the library and from cafes back home. Its battery lasts for almost 10 hours on a single charge and can get to 50% in 45 minutes thanks to its fast charging function. It has dual facing speakers and a full HD display so can fully unwind after a day of study with your favourite show.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 14" Laptop
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 14" Laptop, also featuring an Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor, has all the power and features to see you through the college year. To maximise its 5.5 hour battery, you can use Q-control to switch between max performance and battery saving modes throughout the day. As you’re not putting pressure on your battery, your laptop will stay cool and quiet. If privacy is a big concern, this IdeaPad comes with a webcam shutter so you can be confident that your built-in webcam is truly off.