Best laptops for students in 2020
Best productivity laptops for engineering students that will definitely increase their productivity.
Choosing the best laptops from this hugely competitive market is not a piece of cake, So we bring you a list of the Best laptops for students in 2020. Which is made by our team who have spoken to industry experts & many students.
Here is my recommendation which will full-fill the needs of many students. As the preference changes from user to user so as a user you should choose a perfect laptop that will match your needs. I have done my best to shot list the best laptops under different preferences.
I personally recommend the user, first have hands-on experience on a particular laptop before buying it. Prices mentioned will jump-off so don’t be so specific with pricing, but I will do my best to update prices according to the latest pricing.
Engineering students are often asked to and bring new, creative ideas. Which is not so feasible with smartphones and mid-range tabs.
Here is the list of Best Productivity laptops for students.
1. HP SPECTRE X360
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HP SPECTRE X360 is the most aesthetically beautiful machine with its “gem-cut” design covered with a glossy copper-gold coating which gives a premium feel.
It has a butterfly keyboard which feels great for typing. Users can enjoy next-level music by Bang & Olufsen.
It is powered by 8th Gen Intel Core i5 – i7 and 8GB – 16GB which is powerful enough.
Users can also have a decent gaming experience thanks to Intel UHD Graphics 620 or dedicated Nvidia 1650 Ti, but don`t accept smooth frames on higher graphics settings.
It is great at video & graphic editing which is enhanced by a multi-point touch screen and pressure-sensitive stylus. It also has a great collection of I/O ports for better connectivity.
Two-in-One feature or hybrid characteristic of this laptop comes in handy when the user has to take a quick note or mark something important in design thanks to the pressure-sensitive stylus. Its 360 hinges can flip it into a tablet.
With this laptop, the user gets multiple options for secure login. Such as Swift face recognition which works hand-in-hand with the windows “HELLO” feature, if the user is wearing a face mask then he/she can use a built-in fingerprint scanner which lighting fast.
As its productivity laptop users get a 15-inch, 4k UHD display which is just great for video editing and streaming.
At note that let’s talk about the storage option a user can get, so this laptop offers speedy 256GB- 1TB SSD which can swiftly boot-up this machine and smoothly handle quick read and write operations.
In the end, what the user is paying for this beautiful machine is not cheap it cost around 2000$/Rs 168,570.
- Long battery life with quick charging.
- Keyboard has strong tactile feedback.
- Great in Aesthetics.
- Rigid 360deg hinges.
- Costly. (Top-notch tech don’t cheep )
- Poor Graphics performance (NOT a GAMER type of thing)
2. LENOVO YOGA C930
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If you are an artistic type of person who loves to sketch, draw, paint, etc then LENOVO YOGA C930 is a perfect match for you. YOGA C930 is designed to offer a premium feel in every aspect.
It is built with machined aluminum parts to reduce weight and increase durability YOGA C930 comes with 380deg rotation hinges which allow users to use this machine as 3 different devices, such as 180 deg rotation as notebook, 270 deg rotation as “tent mode” movie screen, and 360 deg rotation as fully touch and stylus compatible tablet.
YOGA C930 runs on 8th Gen intel core i5 – i7 followed by a ram setup of 6GB which is expandable up to 16GB.
About GPU users are integrated INTEL`s UHD 620 Graphics, Which stands out quite well for a task like a video & a photo editing etc productive task.
Users can also enjoy good frames thanks to integrated GPU at low to medium settings depending upon the game.
Thanks to high-quality UHD IPS multi-touch stylus compatible display which put all this powerful hardware to use.
It also got a powerful rotating DOLBY Audio bar which delivers great audio quality. This is done by Combining two sets of speakers – featuring powerful down-firing woofers, custom tweeters, and unique vibration buffers that reduce unwanted noise.
It is always a problem to carry a digital pen, but with YOGA C930 it’s not a problem.
LENOVO has created a solution for this problem by a garaged pen (included) which fits right into the chassis. It can be drawn out when the user has to note down something and it will be ready for the stroke as it gets charged inside its port. According to LENOVO`s words “With its 4,096 points of pressure sensitivity in the tip of the pen, it provides the natural feel of a pen-on-paper experience, with twice the accuracy of competitors’ pens.“ this digital pen is best then other competitors.
Nowadays user`s privacy is one of the important issues, but with the YOGA C930, the user gets a dedicated camera cover.
With the Yoga C930’s convenient TrueBlock Privacy Shutter, you won’t need sticky notes or kids stickers to cover your camera.
Yes, YOGA C930 got a fast finger-print scanner too.
the fingerprint reader — that’s 3x faster than the average time it takes to type in a password.
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- Strong Build quality.
- Robust future set.
- Excellent battery life.
- Costly. (Top-notch tech don’t cheep)
- Poor Graphics performance (NOT a GAMER type of thing)
3. Microsoft SURFACE LAPTOP 2
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Microsoft`s SURFACE Laptop 2 is known for its compactness & premium feel. Microsoft is doing great with the SURFACE series laptop. That offers head-to-head competition with Apple`s new MacBook Air in the premium feel & performance.
It can be said that Surface Laptop 2 is a trusted alternative to Apple`s new MacBook Air. As they both weigh almost 95% the same which is 2.7 pounds / 1.2 KGs.
Talking about Surface`s display it is a 13.5” PixelSense™ Display with 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI) resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, and 10 point multi-touch. slightly bigger than one that MacBook Air has.
Surface offers a unique keyboard deck with Alcantara lining which gives its a premium feel and comfortable hands-on feel. Keys on Surface laptop 2 have comparatively more travel distance than MacBook’s.
Now about the display you get.
Display on this thing is Screen is 13.5” PixelSense™ Display with Resolution of 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI) & Aspect ratio: 3:2 3.4 million pixels.
Storage on this device comes in two variant 128gb & 1tb SSD
- Powerful internal aesthetics.
- Great build quality.
- lightweight (lighter than MacBook Air).
- Costly. (Top-notch tech don’t cheap).
- No Thunderbolt 3.
4. HP ENVY X360
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Hp envy X360 is a premium quality laptop that can easily attract some eyes. It is also one of the compact and lightweight laptops with a weight of 1.55kgs.
It is built with premium materials with good durability and sturdiness, users can feel a bit of keyboard flex and display flex around corners due to 360 deg hinges.
Yes, you heard right this laptop also has a 360 deg rotating display with multi-touch & stylus compatible. On that note let’s talk about its magnificent display for this price-point.
ENVY X360 got 15 inches FHD multi-touch capable IPS display panel. Which is covered edge-to-edge in GORILLA 6 protective Glass, but being a glossy display it can`t be protected from fingerprints.Also, it’s not a one with a brighter display, which rated at 250 NITS trust me not suitable for outdoors. Talking of touch screen display it gets more interesting when the user uses HP`s pressure-sensitive stylus.
With this laptop users get a decent amount of I/O ports which are multi SD card reader, USB 3.1 & AC charger port which are on the right. Now about left side microphone & headphone combo 3mm port, 2.0 HDMI, USB type A & type-C. This laptop also packs a good wifi card which is INTEL’s WIFI 6 AX201.
Ryzen 3 3300U processor works hand-in-hand with Radeon Vega 10 GPU in the base model.
It comes loaded with 8gb RAM.
All this combined spec makes it best for productivity.
Users get 256GB SSD with the base model.
- Great portability.
- Slim and sleek 2-in-1 design.
- Great battery backup & fast charging.
- CPU performance is merely adequate.
- GPU start to struggle while performing graphics-intensive tasks.