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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best laptop computers for students.

If you're a student, you know that your laptop is your lifeline to the world of ideas. You use it for homework, research, and classwork, and it's also your entertainment hub, your go-to device for watching movies, playing games, and listening to music. Browse the top-ranked list of best laptop computers for students below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. HP - EliteBook 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Laptop...It said refurbished but the laptop looks and works like brand new. Needed an entry computer just to get school work done and this is it. ...Buying refurbished can be risky, but the laptop we received was in tip-top shape! Bought this as a first computer for a new student, and we could not be happier with the quality and performance."

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    Work smarter with this 14-inch HD refurbished HP EliteBook laptop. The Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM let you run multiple applications concurrently, while the 256GB SSD offers fast boot-ups and ample file storage. This HP EliteBook laptop includes a built-in camera for videoconferencing and multiple USB and display interfaces for smooth connection to other devices. This product has been refurbished.
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    "Great Laptop...It said refurbished but the laptop looks and works like brand new. Needed an entry computer just to get school work done and this is it. ...Buying refurbished can be risky, but the laptop we received was in tip-top shape! Bought this as a first computer for a new student, and we could not be happier with the quality and performance."

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    Work smarter with this 14-inch HD refurbished HP EliteBook laptop. The Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM let you run multiple applications concurrently, while the 256GB SSD offers fast boot-ups and ample file storage. This HP EliteBook laptop includes a built-in camera for videoconferencing and multiple USB and display interfaces for smooth connection to other devices. This product has been refurbished.
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  2. Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Certified Refurbished - Intel Core i5 with 4GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage SSD (2015) - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great for students...Great investment for college students and it’s a great help for me to edit my YouTube videos....Great kids laptop for school and play...Great for my kid can’t beat the price uses it for school and play games"

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    This Refurbished MacBook Air is a Certified Refurbished Macbook. Work through your to-do list on this Apple MacBook Air laptop. The 13.3-inch screen displays graphics in 1440 x 900 resolution and is powered by Intel HD Graphics for enjoyable video watching, and the 4GB of RAM supports basic multitasking. This Apple MacBook Air laptop has a dual-core i5 processor for fast boot times and program execution.
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    "Great for students...Great investment for college students and it’s a great help for me to edit my YouTube videos....Great kids laptop for school and play...Great for my kid can’t beat the price uses it for school and play games"

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    This Refurbished MacBook Air is a Certified Refurbished Macbook. Work through your to-do list on this Apple MacBook Air laptop. The 13.3-inch screen displays graphics in 1440 x 900 resolution and is powered by Intel HD Graphics for enjoyable video watching, and the 4GB of RAM supports basic multitasking. This Apple MacBook Air laptop has a dual-core i5 processor for fast boot times and program execution.
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  3. ASUS - Flow Z13 GZ301 13.4" Touch-Screen 2-in-1 Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 - 512GB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "As a gaming laptop this computer does tend to overheat which was very frustrating. ...The compactness of a tablet and the gaming capabilities of a gaming laptop. It has become my number one personal device for work, school and play."

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    ROG - Republic of Gamers. ROG was founded with the goal of creating the world's most powerful and versatile gaming laptops in the industry. Our premium devices elevate gaming experiences highlighting displays, graphics, and innovative cooling solutions that take performance to new heights.
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    "As a gaming laptop this computer does tend to overheat which was very frustrating. ...The compactness of a tablet and the gaming capabilities of a gaming laptop. It has become my number one personal device for work, school and play."

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    ROG - Republic of Gamers. ROG was founded with the goal of creating the world's most powerful and versatile gaming laptops in the industry. Our premium devices elevate gaming experiences highlighting displays, graphics, and innovative cooling solutions that take performance to new heights.
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  4. ASUS - 16" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Chromebook - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Mineral Grey - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Laptop...We bought this laptop for my son to use while in high school....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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    "Laptop...We bought this laptop for my son to use while in high school....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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  5. HP - Stream 11.6" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Diamond White - Front_Zoom
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    "This lightweight laptop is ideal for students. It is much more than a toy. ...This product is good for high school and college student on the go."

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    Extremely portable. Expressive design. Live your best life on-the-go and in style with a slim, expressive design. With its smooth finish, vertical brushed pattern, and pop of color, the HP Stream perfectly fits your personality. More features. More value. With an Intel processor and up to 13 hours and 15 minutes of video playback battery life, work all day or binge-watch your favorite shows – all while staying under budget. Plus, stay connected with fast Wi-Fi and all the ports you need. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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    "This lightweight laptop is ideal for students. It is much more than a toy. ...This product is good for high school and college student on the go."

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    Extremely portable. Expressive design. Live your best life on-the-go and in style with a slim, expressive design. With its smooth finish, vertical brushed pattern, and pop of color, the HP Stream perfectly fits your personality. More features. More value. With an Intel processor and up to 13 hours and 15 minutes of video playback battery life, work all day or binge-watch your favorite shows – all while staying under budget. Plus, stay connected with fast Wi-Fi and all the ports you need. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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  6. MacBook Pro 13.3" Laptop - Apple M2 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Gift for my daughter for her 21st birthday and plus because she needed it for grad-school and it was perfect - easy set up - perfect for college student - could not be a better gift - get this for all college students - you will not regret it...11 grade students...Good for a student high schoy. perfect for presentation and homework."

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    The 13-inch MacBook Pro is more capable than ever. Supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, it’s Apple’s most portable pro laptop, with up to 20 hours of battery life.¹
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    "Gift for my daughter for her 21st birthday and plus because she needed it for grad-school and it was perfect - easy set up - perfect for college student - could not be a better gift - get this for all college students - you will not regret it...11 grade students...Good for a student high schoy. perfect for presentation and homework."

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    The 13-inch MacBook Pro is more capable than ever. Supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, it’s Apple’s most portable pro laptop, with up to 20 hours of battery life.¹
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  7. HP - 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Natural Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Student laptop...Excellent for a student to take to school in backpack. Light weight!...Great for school...I like that the computer is great for any college student. It’s versatility pops out out when deciding for a fresh laptop."

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    Meet the HP Chromebook x360 that gives you the perfect balance of performance you need with entertainment features you want paired with the best of Chrome and Android and a battery life that lasts all day.
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    "Great Student laptop...Excellent for a student to take to school in backpack. Light weight!...Great for school...I like that the computer is great for any college student. It’s versatility pops out out when deciding for a fresh laptop."

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    Meet the HP Chromebook x360 that gives you the perfect balance of performance you need with entertainment features you want paired with the best of Chrome and Android and a battery life that lasts all day.
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  8. Acer - Nitro 5 17.3" Full HD IPS 144Hz Gaming Laptop- Intel Core i5-12500H- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050-512GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "My son loves this computer for school and games. Perfect purchase!...It’s a decent laptop. I wanted to play a few games on this but got it mainly for school use. "

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    Fire it up then go full throttle faster and more effectively than ever with Acer's next evolution of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The new Nitro 5 soars to new levels of performance for gamers and creators, courtesy of its 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3050 graphics—powered by Ampere™ NVIDIA's RTX architecture! Next, toss in the vivid, crystal-clear 17.3” Full HD display with a 144Hz IPS panel, ample cooling and a 4-zone RGB keyboard and you can see why the Nitro 5 is a knockout hit for gamers of every level!
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    "My son loves this computer for school and games. Perfect purchase!...It’s a decent laptop. I wanted to play a few games on this but got it mainly for school use. "

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    Fire it up then go full throttle faster and more effectively than ever with Acer's next evolution of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The new Nitro 5 soars to new levels of performance for gamers and creators, courtesy of its 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3050 graphics—powered by Ampere™ NVIDIA's RTX architecture! Next, toss in the vivid, crystal-clear 17.3” Full HD display with a 144Hz IPS panel, ample cooling and a 4-zone RGB keyboard and you can see why the Nitro 5 is a knockout hit for gamers of every level!
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  9. MacBook Pro 13.3" Laptop - Apple M2 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "School Use...Best MacBook for teenager students. Perfect size screen....Student friendly...Only computer i would buy for school. Highly recommend"

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    The 13-inch MacBook Pro is more capable than ever. Supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, it’s Apple’s most portable pro laptop, with up to 20 hours of battery life.¹
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    "School Use...Best MacBook for teenager students. Perfect size screen....Student friendly...Only computer i would buy for school. Highly recommend"

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    The 13-inch MacBook Pro is more capable than ever. Supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, it’s Apple’s most portable pro laptop, with up to 20 hours of battery life.¹
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  10. Lenovo - IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook - 11" 2k Touchscreen 2-in-1 Tablet - Snapdragon 7cG2 - 4G RAM - 128G eMMC - with Keyboard - Misty Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Laptop/Tablet!...I got this tablet/laptop for school because I am a college student, and it is very very useful. ...It’s a good option for kids school laptop/tablet. Recommend"

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    Fast, flexible, and fun, the Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook 11" brings everyone’s favorite Chromebook features, housed in a slim chassis, running on the lightning-fast Chrome OS that boots up in seconds, updates automatically, and is protected by built-in virus protection. Powered by Snapdragon SC7180 processor offers up to 10 hours of battery life, to seamlessly run all of your favorite apps at the same time. Get Minecraft and 3 months of Realms Plus at no cost* with purchase of a new Chromebook. Terms Apply. *Offer valid for qualifying Chromebooks purchased on or after July 1st, 2023 through July 31st, 2023 while supplies last.
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    "Great Laptop/Tablet!...I got this tablet/laptop for school because I am a college student, and it is very very useful. ...It’s a good option for kids school laptop/tablet. Recommend"

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    Fast, flexible, and fun, the Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook 11" brings everyone’s favorite Chromebook features, housed in a slim chassis, running on the lightning-fast Chrome OS that boots up in seconds, updates automatically, and is protected by built-in virus protection. Powered by Snapdragon SC7180 processor offers up to 10 hours of battery life, to seamlessly run all of your favorite apps at the same time. Get Minecraft and 3 months of Realms Plus at no cost* with purchase of a new Chromebook. Terms Apply. *Offer valid for qualifying Chromebooks purchased on or after July 1st, 2023 through July 31st, 2023 while supplies last.
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