Starting college in September? Planning on studying a course like arts or law? A lot of continuous assessment involved in your course? Then your course falls into our ‘All Rounder’ category.
For your course, you need a good processor like an Intel® Core™ i3 processor or Ryzen 3. This will give you enough power to get through research, note taking, essay writing and your evening browsing and streaming. They also have a good amount of memory from 128 GB to 256 GB so you can store essays, photos and reading materials without running out of space.
Here are some of our top picks for you…
HP 14s-dq2524sa 14" Laptop
At only 1.46kg, the HP 14s-dq2524sa is ideal for carrying with from home to lectures or the library. It has a Full HD display and an anti-glare panel which makes it easy to work from anywhere, without any distractions hitting your screen. The battery on this laptop lasts up to 7 hours, which is plenty to see you through your lectures and some assignment work. It has a USB-C port (ideal for fast-charging your phone) and two USB ports so you have plenty of ports for things like an external hard drive or wireless mouse. It has a HD webcam and a built-in dual array mic for group work, online seminars or just catching up with family.
Asus Vivobook 15 X1500EA 15.6" Laptop
The Asus Vivobook 15 X1500EA Laptop has a Full HD 15.6” NanoEdge display. The screen size is great for long hours of research and essay writing and even better for relaxing with your favourite show in the evening. This laptop also has an anti-glare coated screen so you can work inside or outside. It has AI noise-cancelling technology to make sure you sound crystal clear in video calls or online seminars. You can easily mirror from your phone to the Vivobook 15 or use your phone to extend your screen.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 17.3" Laptop
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3i has an exceptionally large screen at 17.3” screen, which is great for splitting your screen when you’re doing assignments. It has a privacy shutter on the webcam so you can always be sure that you’re off camera and not have to worry about your privacy. It also has smart noise cancellation so no background noise will distort your audio. If you’re running low on battery before a lecture, this laptop has a great fast charge, or Rapid Charge Boost, that gives you 2 hours of battery from just 15 minutes of charge.
HP Pavilion x360 14-ek1511sa 14" 2 in 1 Laptop
If you want a more flexible laptop, the HP Pavilion x360 14-ek1511sa 14" 2 in 1 Laptop is a great choice. You can do your readings and research in tablet mode, get stuck into essay writing in laptop mode and then pop it into tent mode to watch your fave series. It has a Full HD touchscreen so you can have a more intuitive laptop experience. This laptop also has a Fast Charge, going from 0 to 50% battery in 45 minutes. If you love to listen to music as you work, the speakers are tuned by Bang & Olufsen so you’ll have top tier audio.