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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best computer notebooks for college students.

If you're a college student, you know how important it is to have a reliable computer. Whether you're doing homework, streaming movies, or playing games, your computer should be able to handle the task at hand. Browse the top-ranked list of best computer notebooks for college students below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. HP - 15.6" Full HD Chromebook Plus Laptop with Google AI - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB UFS - Mineral Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Love it for my college student. She loves it it was a Christmas gift...Actual good computer...After some time with this laptop I’d like to say it’s probably the perfect computer for students going into college that will use it for homework and research"

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    Packed for prime performance and value. Kick start any day with power, speed and security. This mighty Chromebook is responsibly built from recycled materials, and loaded with an Intel processor to easily multi-task. The large, vibrant display boots up instantly, so you can work, watch and game.
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    "Love it for my college student. She loves it it was a Christmas gift...Actual good computer...After some time with this laptop I’d like to say it’s probably the perfect computer for students going into college that will use it for homework and research"

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    Packed for prime performance and value. Kick start any day with power, speed and security. This mighty Chromebook is responsibly built from recycled materials, and loaded with an Intel processor to easily multi-task. The large, vibrant display boots up instantly, so you can work, watch and game.
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  2. HP - 2-in-1 14" Wide Ultra XGA Touch-Screen Chromebook Plus Laptop with Google AI - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Mineral Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "A Must Buy For College Students or Anyone...would definitely recommend for college students, or someone who needs all in one features."

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    It’s not your little brother’s Chromebook. The new HP Chromebook x360 14-inch is ready for anything you throw at it, with all the specs for serious productivity. It’s the Chrome OS you know, with an elevated level of power in a thin and light, premium design.
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    "A Must Buy For College Students or Anyone...would definitely recommend for college students, or someone who needs all in one features."

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    It’s not your little brother’s Chromebook. The new HP Chromebook x360 14-inch is ready for anything you throw at it, with all the specs for serious productivity. It’s the Chrome OS you know, with an elevated level of power in a thin and light, premium design.
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  3. Acer - Chromebook Plus 515 Laptop with Google AI – 15.6" FHD Display - Intel i3-1215U – 8GB LPDDR5X – 128GB UFS – Wi-Fi 6E - Steel Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "My son is using it for college....Computer Chrome device...Great for college students"

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    Google AI on Chromebook Plus will help users connect with AI-powered audio and video enhancements, create whatever you can imagine, with the power of generative AI and collaborate with AI to stay organized and be more productive than ever. Empower your productivity with the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 thanks to its 12th Gen Intel Core i3-1215U Processor and spacious 15.6” Full HD display. An impressive Full HD Facial Auto Exposure Camera, fast wireless connectivity and long-lasting battery life let you transition smoothly between work, home, and personal projects —all day long. And with up to double the speed, memory and storage* – plus popular apps – you have the power to do more. (*When compared to top selling Chromebooks from July 2022 to Dec 2022.)
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    "My son is using it for college....Computer Chrome device...Great for college students"

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    Google AI on Chromebook Plus will help users connect with AI-powered audio and video enhancements, create whatever you can imagine, with the power of generative AI and collaborate with AI to stay organized and be more productive than ever. Empower your productivity with the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 thanks to its 12th Gen Intel Core i3-1215U Processor and spacious 15.6” Full HD display. An impressive Full HD Facial Auto Exposure Camera, fast wireless connectivity and long-lasting battery life let you transition smoothly between work, home, and personal projects —all day long. And with up to double the speed, memory and storage* – plus popular apps – you have the power to do more. (*When compared to top selling Chromebooks from July 2022 to Dec 2022.)
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  4. ASUS Chromebook Plus CX3402 14" Laptop with Google AI - Intel Core i5 1335U - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Pearl White - Front_Zoom
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    "The Asus Chromebook Plus is a great laptop for students and anyone who wants a powerful and portable device for everyday tasks. ...It is extremely surprising that such a great computer is so inexpensive. This would be great for high school or college students."

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    Simplify your life with the sleek and stylish ASUS Chromebook Plus, the 14-inch laptop that has all the power to make light work of your daily tasks. Chromebook Plus laptops offer double the speed, double the memory, and double the storage*. Powered by an 13th gen Intel Core i5 processor, ASUS Chromebook Plus boosts your productivity and lets you have more fun on the move — wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Its compact NanoEdge design pops easily into any bag, and its all-day battery eliminates power-outlet anxiety for a worry-free lifestyle.
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    "The Asus Chromebook Plus is a great laptop for students and anyone who wants a powerful and portable device for everyday tasks. ...It is extremely surprising that such a great computer is so inexpensive. This would be great for high school or college students."

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    Simplify your life with the sleek and stylish ASUS Chromebook Plus, the 14-inch laptop that has all the power to make light work of your daily tasks. Chromebook Plus laptops offer double the speed, double the memory, and double the storage*. Powered by an 13th gen Intel Core i5 processor, ASUS Chromebook Plus boosts your productivity and lets you have more fun on the move — wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Its compact NanoEdge design pops easily into any bag, and its all-day battery eliminates power-outlet anxiety for a worry-free lifestyle.
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  5. Acer - Chromebook 315 – 15.6" HD Display Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 with 4GB LPDDR4 – 64GB eMMC - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "College girl...I enjoy this computer so much it was a great purchase I use it for college and it work so well I think it’s a great price just wish it was touch screen the battery life is amazing the sound I use to watch videos is great it’s a great purchase it came with a little case love ittt...Student laptop...The item is perfect for students. Seems to work for school pretty well. Also comes with a case which is helpful for students not having to buy another product for protection of the item. "

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    Be dialed in—all the time, everywhere and anywhere—with the Acer Chromebook 315. Recognized as the perfect multi-media companion, this special machine is super thin, extra light and delivers unmatched value in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world. It features an impressive HDR camera, fast wireless connectivity and a long-lasting battery life, so you can run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents—all day long.
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    "College girl...I enjoy this computer so much it was a great purchase I use it for college and it work so well I think it’s a great price just wish it was touch screen the battery life is amazing the sound I use to watch videos is great it’s a great purchase it came with a little case love ittt...Student laptop...The item is perfect for students. Seems to work for school pretty well. Also comes with a case which is helpful for students not having to buy another product for protection of the item. "

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    Be dialed in—all the time, everywhere and anywhere—with the Acer Chromebook 315. Recognized as the perfect multi-media companion, this special machine is super thin, extra light and delivers unmatched value in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world. It features an impressive HDR camera, fast wireless connectivity and a long-lasting battery life, so you can run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents—all day long.
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  6. Lenovo - Flex 5i Chromebook Plus Laptop with Google AI - 14" 2K Touch - Intel i3-1315U - 8GB RAM - Intel UHD Graphics - 128GB SSD - Storm Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "College bound....My daughter will be using it for finals and heading to college with it. Great choice for that....Not what I needed as a college student in IT."

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    Take all your essentials anywhere you go with the versatile Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus laptop powered by the 13th Generation Intel Core processor which distributes performance where you need it most — saving you time and increasing your ability to do the things you want. With a 2x faster Intel Core processor and up to double the memory and storage, edit Google Docs, photos, and videos, while watching your favorite shows in full HD on a 1080p display. Plus, more power means faster gameplay. With a first-of-its-kind design, experience the power of a processor designed for real-world multitasking. This unique 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook Plus laptop is packed with privacy protection features that give you a peace of mind and get you started faster. The 14" screen, stylus pen support and a larger touchpad let you do more, watch more and play more at home or outside.
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    "College bound....My daughter will be using it for finals and heading to college with it. Great choice for that....Not what I needed as a college student in IT."

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    Take all your essentials anywhere you go with the versatile Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus laptop powered by the 13th Generation Intel Core processor which distributes performance where you need it most — saving you time and increasing your ability to do the things you want. With a 2x faster Intel Core processor and up to double the memory and storage, edit Google Docs, photos, and videos, while watching your favorite shows in full HD on a 1080p display. Plus, more power means faster gameplay. With a first-of-its-kind design, experience the power of a processor designed for real-world multitasking. This unique 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook Plus laptop is packed with privacy protection features that give you a peace of mind and get you started faster. The 14" screen, stylus pen support and a larger touchpad let you do more, watch more and play more at home or outside.
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  7. Acer - Vero 514 Chromebook Green PC Laptop - 14" FHD IPS - Intel Core i3 -1215U - 8GB LPDDRX Memory - 128GB SSD - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Does everything a non-technical degree college student needs. Only in use for 2 months, so far no issues....And really helpful for college too."

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    Powerful, fast and eco-friendly, Acer’s latest Chromebook Vero harnesses the benefits of a technologically advanced chassis—that’s made from recycled materials for less harm and more earthy goodness while maximizing performance. Not only does it feature built-to-last durability and the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core i3 processor, but it also embraces the spirit of sustainability by integrating 30% PCR plastic into the design.
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    "Does everything a non-technical degree college student needs. Only in use for 2 months, so far no issues....And really helpful for college too."

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    Powerful, fast and eco-friendly, Acer’s latest Chromebook Vero harnesses the benefits of a technologically advanced chassis—that’s made from recycled materials for less harm and more earthy goodness while maximizing performance. Not only does it feature built-to-last durability and the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core i3 processor, but it also embraces the spirit of sustainability by integrating 30% PCR plastic into the design.
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  8. Samsung - Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 12.4" LED 2-in-1 Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Celeron- 4GB Memory -Intel UHD Graphics- 128GB - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "I was really unsure what labtop to buy for college and im not familiar with labtops and this one is perfect...Decent computer tablet...This product would be a decent choice for a high school or college student that wouldn't break their pockets to much it does a pretty average job for a good price."

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    Meet Galaxy Chromebook 2 360. Effortlessly simple. Galaxy smart. Send your teen back to campus in style with the 2-in-1 laptop and tablet that’s packing some swagger. From school time to chill time, your student will flip out over the smart, flexible design that fits right into their day. They can write essays or take notes in laptop mode and then flip into tent mode to unwind with their favorite YouTube*videos. A gorgeous Galaxy display gives them space to do and see more of what they love in brilliant clarity, and a durable design stands up to occasional dents and dings. You’ll feel great too, knowing Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 has everything they need to own the school day —from a powerful processor to a long-lasting battery. Help them show up to school like they mean it with Galaxy Chromebook 2 360, the 2-in-1 laptop that’s built for learning.
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    "I was really unsure what labtop to buy for college and im not familiar with labtops and this one is perfect...Decent computer tablet...This product would be a decent choice for a high school or college student that wouldn't break their pockets to much it does a pretty average job for a good price."

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    Meet Galaxy Chromebook 2 360. Effortlessly simple. Galaxy smart. Send your teen back to campus in style with the 2-in-1 laptop and tablet that’s packing some swagger. From school time to chill time, your student will flip out over the smart, flexible design that fits right into their day. They can write essays or take notes in laptop mode and then flip into tent mode to unwind with their favorite YouTube*videos. A gorgeous Galaxy display gives them space to do and see more of what they love in brilliant clarity, and a durable design stands up to occasional dents and dings. You’ll feel great too, knowing Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 has everything they need to own the school day —from a powerful processor to a long-lasting battery. Help them show up to school like they mean it with Galaxy Chromebook 2 360, the 2-in-1 laptop that’s built for learning.
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  9. ASUS Chromebook Plus CX5601 16" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop with Google AI - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "It’s a great computer we absolutely love it! I use it for college...College students...Best bang for your buck laptop for college students. "

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    The 16-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 has a new look and features up to the latest 12th Generation Intel Core i3 processor plus WiFi 6E for powerful performance and connectivity. To deliver expansive visuals in any scenario, its three-sided NanoEdge display with a 16∶10 aspect ratio fits more screen into the chassis, while a Harmon Kardon-certified audio system offers a quad-speaker design to deliver impeccable sound.
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    "It’s a great computer we absolutely love it! I use it for college...College students...Best bang for your buck laptop for college students. "

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    The 16-inch ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 has a new look and features up to the latest 12th Generation Intel Core i3 processor plus WiFi 6E for powerful performance and connectivity. To deliver expansive visuals in any scenario, its three-sided NanoEdge display with a 16∶10 aspect ratio fits more screen into the chassis, while a Harmon Kardon-certified audio system offers a quad-speaker design to deliver impeccable sound.
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  10. Lenovo - IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook Laptop - 12.2" WUXGA Touchscreen - Intel N100 with 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Abyss Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Long battery, cool for college....Great for college, screen could be better quality but I mean it’s everything you need. ...I’m glad I bought this for my wife. She uses it for college and whatever she does on it and it works great."

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    Untether the limits of your mobile home office or study space with an agile 2-in-1 12" IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook laptop. Featuring Intel performance, an FHD IPS display, and long battery life, your options stay wide open for web-browsing, study, or work, no matter where you go. Open your Chromebook to boot up in seconds, touch the screen to select and drag, and stay focused uninterruptedly. Close the physical shutter as you finish your video call to protect your privacy, and flip the keyboard to the back and watch your favorite channel on YouTube. Multi-mode for every mood – it is as simple as that.
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    "Long battery, cool for college....Great for college, screen could be better quality but I mean it’s everything you need. ...I’m glad I bought this for my wife. She uses it for college and whatever she does on it and it works great."

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    Untether the limits of your mobile home office or study space with an agile 2-in-1 12" IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook laptop. Featuring Intel performance, an FHD IPS display, and long battery life, your options stay wide open for web-browsing, study, or work, no matter where you go. Open your Chromebook to boot up in seconds, touch the screen to select and drag, and stay focused uninterruptedly. Close the physical shutter as you finish your video call to protect your privacy, and flip the keyboard to the back and watch your favorite channel on YouTube. Multi-mode for every mood – it is as simple as that.
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