Why a laptop will be your most important purchase for university – TechRadar

Going to university is one of the biggest things that can happen in anyone’s life. It’s liberating, exciting and, let’s face it, a tiny bit scary too. To make sure that you have the best possible start, you need the best possible tools – and an essential part of your brand-new student set-up should be a laptop.

Just like universities, there are many different types of laptops to choose from, all offering something slightly different.

Whether you are a savvy saver and want something on a budget, are looking for a stylish statement, or want something super speedy, there’s a model for you and they are all available in one place – John Lewis.

Which laptop is right for you?

The following laptops are just an idea of the fantastic range of devices available to you. But it’s worth bearing in mind that no matter which one you choose, buying a laptop offers up so many things for you.

It will mean you have the freedom of writing essays on the go, it will offer home comforts like the ability to chat to your loved ones on a big screen and, when studying all gets too much, you have the ultimate device for relaxing with by watching movies and listening to music.

If it’s style and substance you are after, then you can’t go wrong with the Apple MacBook Pro. It may well be at the top-end of any student budget but choosing a MacBook Pro will help with all-manner of things. For a start, it’s an absolute must if your course is media or film related. The Retina display is great for pin-point accuracy when editing and designing, while its Intel’s 7th-generation i5 processor will make light work of data-intensive tasks such as transferring large files, editing high-res video and photos and music mixing.

Then there’s the all-new TouchBar, which acts as the ultimate shortcut and the fact it’s extremely light means that you won’t do yourself an injury carrying it around.

If MacOS isn’t your thing, then the Microsoft Surface laptop is for you. Microsoft has worked hard to make Windows 10 one of the best operating systems around the Microsoft Surface compliments this with a sleek, great-looking laptop.

Again, there is a 7th-generation i5 processor on board, but this time it powers a fantastic 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display. It also comes equipped with a fantastic keyboard that’s both ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing, thanks to it being covered in Signature Alcantara.

For those not quite sure whether to go for a laptop or a tablet, then the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 is for you. Whether you have it as a tablet or a laptop, it’s the ultimate note taker – its 360-degree hinge allowing for the ultimate in flexibility.

As it’s a Chromebook, it comes equipped with Google’s ChromeOS, an always on, always connected operating system that allows lightning-fast access to Google’s apps – and others – and it’s touchscreen too.

That’s just a small selection of the amazing range now available at John Lewis, so have a look for yourself and find the best laptop that’s right for you – it maybe the most important decision you make as a student, closely followed by where best to hang that retro movie poster, buying that ‘1001 Ways To Cook Pasta’ book and figuring out all the places near you that take student discount.

Find out more on Choosing The Best Student Laptop or see the laptops and Macbooks at John Lewis

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