4 Best Laptops for College Students in 2019 – Which Laptop Comes Out On Top?

4 Best Laptops for College Students in 2019 – Which Laptop Comes Out On Top?

August 19, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


Are you wondering what the best laptop is
for college students for this year? If so stay tuned because by the end of this short
video you’ll know exactly which one to choose! Hey guys It’s 7TopRated and in today’s
video we’re going to check out the 4 best laptops for college students. This list was made based on our personal views,
and are listed based on price, quality, durability and more. To see prices and get more info
about the products shown be sure to check out the description below. One last thing
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product reviews from the channel. Okay, so let’s get started with todays video. At number 4 is the Asus VivoBook S15 15.6inch
laptop. The Asus VivoBook S15 is a thin-and-light
laptop geared toward students with many color choices that set it apart from many mainstream
laptops. The VivoBook S15 is a beautifully crafted
laptop with an elegant design and five fantastic color options. The Silver model we are reviewing
today has its own flair, sporting a bright-yellow trim and a smooth, faux-aluminum deck. Design wise, it measures 14.2 x 9.6 x 0.7
inches, so the VivoBook is reasonably compact for a 15.6-inch laptop, whilst remaining lightweight,
at 3.5 pounds. It has a 1080p display which is both sharp and bright, and comes with a
good selection of ports for a laptop with such a slim design. On the left side of the VivoBook it has two
USB 2.0 ports, with a MicroSD card slot and LED indicators for battery status. The Right
side supports DC jack, a USB 3.1 and HDMI port, a USB Type-C port and a headphone/mic
combo jack. We found what really improves typing on the
VivoBook is the ErgoLift hinge located on the back, which tilts upward at a 3.5-degree
angle. This gives a more comfortable typing experience and enhances both audio and heat
management. The 4.1 x 2.8-inch touchpad is responsive
when you are performing complex Window 10 gestures, and you’ll have no problem scrolling
through web pages and swiping to switch between open windows. It has a fingerprint reader
that’s embedded in the touchpad for faster, safer login when on the move. As for sound quality, the speakers can fill
only a medium-size room so these aren’t the loudest speakers you’ll find, but they still
sound very good, especially on a laptop that’s this slimline. Performance wise the VivoBook has a Intel
Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM, which made it breeze swiftly through loading 20 Google
Chrome tabs without lag or freezing, even when simultaneously playing three 1080p YouTube
videos and two full-HD Twitch streams. This laptops battery life is good, but it’s
not the best. The Asus laptop lasted for up to 8 hours, which when compared to the mainstream
laptop average of 7 hours, it still has a fair amount of battery power. The VivoBook webcam is decent and what we
did like is the webcam is placed above the screen, despite the laptop’s razor-thin bezels. To conclude, the colorful Asus VivoBook S15
is one of the most visually stunning laptops we have seen this year, which offers a combination
of performance, style, and comfort to help you get the job done, wherever you are. At number 3 is Microsoft Surface Go. The 10 inch Surface Go is ideal for all your
everyday tasks, giving you laptop performance with tablet portability, and a stunning touchscreen. In terms of design, it weighs just 1.3 lbs
and measures 9.7 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches making it the smallest, lightest Surface yet. The
Surface Go is designed with a stunning 10” PixelSense Display with a touchscreen that’s
perfect for browsing, working, and binge watching. The Surface Go is a 10″ Windows tablet with
a seventh-generation Pentium Gold 4415Y processor inside. It’s available in two configurations
4GB of RAM with a 64GB drive or 8GB of RAM with a 128GB drive. Price wise, you get just the tablet itself
with the Surface Go signature keyboard cover and Surface Pen coming as optional extras. On to the screen itself, the image quality
is right up there with the best with a resolution of 1,800 x 1,200 which translates into a sharp
217ppi at maximum brightness, that makes it readable outside in all but the brightest
conditions. You can place the Surface Go in laptop mode
by opening and adjusting the built-in kickstand and adding the removable Surface Cover or
alternatively, close the kickstand, and detach or fold the Surface Cover back for an ultra-portable,
stand-alone Intel tablet. Finally you have the option to lower the Kickstand
all the way down to place the tablet in Studio Mode for natural, perfectly-tilted writing
and drawing angle with the surface pen. I would like to say the keyboard is absolutely
fantastic and turns this tablet into a fully usable laptop when you require it. If you’re
the type of person who’s been disappointed by tablets before because they can’t do
all the things you need, then we recommend you to take a look at this Surface Go. It
really is a laptop like no other. To conclude a lot depends on what your workload
looks like. The Surface Go might be right for you from everything from work to watching
your favorite media. In the race for the latest small tablet for students, Microsoft has knocked
it out of the park with this Surface Go and we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. At number 2 is the Dell XPS 13 9360 The Dell XPS 13 has a silver machined aluminum
carbon fiber design which makes for a sturdy, stunningly thin laptop making it the dream
laptop for school and college work. At only 9-15mm thick and weighing only 2.6
pounds, it is easy to stick in your bag while you are on the go. The virtually borderless infinity-edge display
cleverly fits a 13-inch display into the size of an 11-inch laptop and the screen is brilliant
enough to watch movies in sunlight without missing the details. We liked the speedy startup. The XPS 13 boots
and resumes in seconds thanks to a standard solid state drive. It’s worth noting that
Dell has fitted this latest XPS with an 8th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor. And perhaps most crucially of all, the XPS
13’s 720p webcam is now located above the screen in the top bezel, rather than sitting
underneath the display as with previous models. With such a slim chassis it can be difficult
to squeeze in a selection of ports, but you do get three USB Type-C ports, of which the
two on the left-hand side are Thunderbolt 3 enabled, however there are no HDMI or USB
Type-A connectors. There is a microSD card slot and 3.5mm audio jack on the right edge,
and Dell does include a USB Type-C adapter in the box. Moving on, the XPS 13’s keyboard cuts a striking
figure in white, especially when the backlighting is enabled, with no need to squint in low-light
or in no-light rooms while typing. The 4.1 x 2.3-inch precision touchpad is both
quick and accurate, which kept pace with web page navigation as well as pinch-zoom, two-finger
scrolling and three-finger swipes. When it comes to battery life, the Dell XPS
13 excels yet again reaching a total time of 10hrs 35mins before finally powering down
which means you won’t have to worry about charging for an early morning class to an
evening lecture. It’s no surprise, but this XPS 13 is a stunning
machine that ranks among the best premium compact laptops on the market. With that said
it packs the performance capabilities that justify the high asking price so if you want
the best you can get, you won’t go far wrong with this. At number 1 is the Huawei Matebook 13 signature
edition. The Huawei MateBook 13 isn’t flashy, and
it doesn’t have the brand appeal or pedigree of other top brands. That said, it’s well
built, well equipped, and a straightforward take on what a portable, mainstream laptop
should be. It’s slim, and lightweight, and it has a beautiful
display and comfortable keyboard all of which comes in sleek aluminum design. In terms of the color there’s Space Grey,
and Mystic Silver. You either choose the Mystic Silver on the Core i5 model with 256GB storage
or its the Space Grey with a Core i7 variant with 512GB storage and dedicated graphics. The MateBook has a 13-inch 3:2 display, with
a 2160×1440 resolution, The colors are true and vibrant, and it has a 177-degree viewing
angle which means that if you look at it from an angle, the colors don’t get distorted like
on some cheaper devices. On the right side, It has a USB 3.1 Gen 1
Type-C port, which supports data transfer and DisplayPort. While the specs don’t mention
it, you can charge up from this port as well. On the left, there’s a further USB 3.1 Gen
1 Type-C port for data transfer, and there’s also a 3.5mm audio jack. Moving on to the keyboard It has the same
chiclet-style keys that we’ve come to expect from Huawei, with 1.2mm key travel and while
the footprint is smaller, it doesn’t compromise on the size of the keyboard. I found it comfortable
typing on, even when using it on my lap. The MateBook 13 includes fingerprint ID in
the power button, which is located to the top-right of the keyboard. The purpose for
this is it scans your finger when you power on the laptop, rather than having you scan
your finger again after you boot it up. You press the button once to start up the machine,
and it logs you in which is very clever. Before we end a little regarding the battery
life. The specification says the battery will last for 10 hrs. Though realistically, we
found it to be around six to seven hours. The good news is that it has quick charging
so that you can power it back up very quickly. To conclude if you are after a versatile laptop
that’s small enough and light enough to carry around with you everyday then The Huawei Matebook
13 could be the ideal choice. Thanks for watching the video. We hope you
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