Laptops for College for 2019

Read our reviews of the best laptops for college running Apple OS X or Windows, and then you’ll be able to easily determine which PC is the right machine for you or your student. The latest news, reviews, comparisons, specs, and buying advice on student laptops are here, on Gadget Review, including the latest top laptop reviews.

Latest Student Laptop Reviews And News

Microsoft Surface Book Review Roundup

Microsoft Surface Book Review Roundup

The hybrid Surface Book is a powerhouse, but is it right for you?
MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Review Roundup

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Review Roundup

Is the latest MacBook Pro upgrade for you? Let's find out!
Dell XPS 13 Review Roundup

Dell XPS 13 Review Roundup

Find out what reviewers and users think about the latest Dell XPS 13.
The Best Upcoming Laptops for College in 2019

The Best Upcoming Laptops for College in 2019

Laptops have a habit of evolving pretty quickly, which is why it’s important to always keep a close eye on what the best laptops for college students might be depending on the year your high school senior is graduating to the big leagues. Luckily though, Gadget Review has made it…
Consumer Reports Deems Microsofts Laptops Unreliable

Consumer Reports Deems Microsofts Laptops Unreliable

Even though Microsoft Laptops scored well in CR's labs, their owners didn't agree.
How to Get a Free Laptop for College

How to Get a Free Laptop for College

College is expensive, which is why it's more important than ever to have access to resources that can help you find out how to get a free laptop for college.
5 Best Laptops for College Students in 2019

5 Best Laptops for College Students in 2019

Are you looking to pick up a new laptop before the next semester starts? Then look no further. Learn what the best laptops are for college students, and even learn how to buy for one yourself!
Meet Sol, The $300 Solar-Powered Laptop

Meet Sol, The $300 Solar-Powered Laptop

One of the problems of modern computing is power. While computers have become more and more power-efficient, charging a laptop in the middle of, say, Ghana where there’s no electrical infrastructure is a pretty serious problem. The solution? Come up with a rugged, cheap laptop powered by the sun. And…
HP Pavilion Dv6 Laptop Review

HP Pavilion Dv6 Laptop Review

    Continuing my foray into the “untouchables”–or non-touchscreen mobile computing solutions–I have for you a handsome and modestly priced young hopeful. It goes by the name: HP Pavilion Dv6 Laptop. Its affordable. It’s curvaceous and is quite the temptress, with that attractive umber complexion. It definitely looks like a…
Razer Blade vs. Apple MacBook Pro 17″ (comparison)

Razer Blade vs. Apple MacBook Pro 17″ (comparison)

The Razer Blade is the talk of the town among gamers. It’s got a similar look and feel to the MacBook Pro 17″ from Apple, plus the guts any game can love. It has the most important features we want. But the recently updated MacBook Pros are no laughing matter;…
Dell Inspiron Duo Review

Dell Inspiron Duo Review

[Rating: 1.5] When I undertook a month period without a laptop – only using an iPad – the most difficult readjustment when I returned to my laptop was to stop touching the screen. On the iPad, it’s very convenient to just flick the screen or click on links instead of…
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6092 Laptop Review

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6092 Laptop Review

[rating:4/5] The Toshiba Satellite A665 is at the higher end of Toshiba’s wide-ranging Satellite line, which includes the NB-series netbooks, C-series student models, L-series mainstream machines, and T-series ultraportables. The A-series and more compact M-series offer full-featured entertainment machines designed for multimedia and some gaming. So they are also best…
PeeWee Power 2.0 Tough But Underpowered Kids Laptop

PeeWee Power 2.0 Tough But Underpowered Kids Laptop

Children are giants when it comes to the damage they can inflict on most anything. Really, most anything. Because it’s not the one-hit power of a child that makes gadgets cower and tremble, it’s their occasionally relentless anger and their almost permanent lack of attention that add up over time.…
Zotac Releases Zbox Nettops

Zotac Releases Zbox Nettops

The Zbox, despite its name, is not the next Microsoft console, but a series of nettops from Zotac which aim to be affordable but also decently powerful (for a nettop). In an attractive case, the Zbox houses Intel Celeron CPUs, with the NS21 and ND22 HD series getting the Celeron…
CTL 2go Convertible Classmate PC NL2 Now Available

CTL 2go Convertible Classmate PC NL2 Now Available

When I was young, I only dreamed of owning my own computer. Nowadays, the CTL 2go Convertible Classmate PC NL2 (say that five times fast, kids) looks like a perfect option for the younger market. This thing is rugged, with a multitouch display fitting inside a 3.7-pound rubber chassis that’s…

Learn More About Student Laptops

There are almost 20 million college students in the US alone.  So finding the top laptop as a student can mean the difference between collegiate success or not.

You or your college student will want a machine that allows them to maximize their potential at school, so it's important that you pick a laptop that is right for their major.

Apple's Macbook and Macbook Air models are an excellent option for any college student, as they're light weight and powerful.  Plus they can run Windows if needed. However, if you're looking for bang for buck, turn your attention to Windows specific machines, which will offer comparable power for less money.  Moreover, a duo, or 2-in-1 machine can be a great option, as they're powerful portable and offer a touchscreen.  Microsoft's Surface machines, the Surface Pro or the Surface Book are great choices.

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