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

If you're a student, you know how important it is to have a laptop. You need one that's lightweight and portable, yet powerful enough to run all your schoolwork and keep up with your social media. Browse the top-ranked list of best laptops for students below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. 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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    Product Description

    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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  2. 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!...Would definitely recommend for any middle school or high school student."

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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!...Would definitely recommend for any middle school or high school student."

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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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  3. ASUS - ROG Flow Z13 13.4" Touchscreen Gaming Tablet WQXGA-Intel Core i9 with 16GB Memory-NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 V8G -1TB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This really is a beast when it comes to performance.I am a graduate student who is into 3d modelling and video editing.I can just render 4k videos at much faster speeds, and the touch screen also helps me with my illustration and note taking.This really is worth the money you pay for....I always bring it to school. Very convenient and small weight while playing a lot of 3A games."

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    Dive headfirst into the best tablet gaming experience on Windows 11. The ROG Flow Z13 packs a 14-core Intel Core i9-13900H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU into the most powerful gaming tablet. Enjoy a 165Hz fast refresh rate, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage all wrapped in a super light 2.6lbs chassis. The future is portable.
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    "This really is a beast when it comes to performance.I am a graduate student who is into 3d modelling and video editing.I can just render 4k videos at much faster speeds, and the touch screen also helps me with my illustration and note taking.This really is worth the money you pay for....I always bring it to school. Very convenient and small weight while playing a lot of 3A games."

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    Product Description

    Dive headfirst into the best tablet gaming experience on Windows 11. The ROG Flow Z13 packs a 14-core Intel Core i9-13900H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU into the most powerful gaming tablet. Enjoy a 165Hz fast refresh rate, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage all wrapped in a super light 2.6lbs chassis. The future is portable.
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  4. HP - EliteBook 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "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....I recommend any student who needs a good laptop to get this."

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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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    "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....I recommend any student who needs a good laptop to get this."

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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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  5. ASUS - CX1 11.6" Chromebook - Intel Celeron N4020 with 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Front_Zoom

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    ASUS Chromebook CX1 is made for boosting productivity and having more fun while on the move — all day, every day. This lightweight, ultraportable device is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron processor and gives you the freedom of a 13-hour battery life. The slim-bezel design fits more screen into the compact chassis for easy multitasking and incredibly immersive entertainment, and the device is your gateway to the best of Google, including the rich library of apps for work or play on the Google Play. With speedy performance, robust security and convenient features, ASUS Chromebook CX1 is not only perfect for students — it’s ideal for anyone on the go!
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    Product Description

    ASUS Chromebook CX1 is made for boosting productivity and having more fun while on the move — all day, every day. This lightweight, ultraportable device is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron processor and gives you the freedom of a 13-hour battery life. The slim-bezel design fits more screen into the compact chassis for easy multitasking and incredibly immersive entertainment, and the device is your gateway to the best of Google, including the rich library of apps for work or play on the Google Play. With speedy performance, robust security and convenient features, ASUS Chromebook CX1 is not only perfect for students — it’s ideal for anyone on the go!
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  6. 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 kids laptop for school and play...Great for my kid can’t beat the price uses it for school and play games...Great for students...Great investment for college students and it’s a great help for me to edit my YouTube videos."

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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 kids laptop for school and play...Great for my kid can’t beat the price uses it for school and play games...Great for students...Great investment for college students and it’s a great help for me to edit my YouTube videos."

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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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  7. HP - Victus 15.6" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 - 512GB SSD - Mica Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice laptop for students with great specifications...Nice laptop...Excellent laptop, very useful for high school students. My son is very happy."

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    Product Description

    Keep up with the biggest games and the best players. The processor and graphics are all sleekly designed in a mighty little package. It's time to start your gaming adventure.
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    "Nice laptop for students with great specifications...Nice laptop...Excellent laptop, very useful for high school students. My son is very happy."

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    Keep up with the biggest games and the best players. The processor and graphics are all sleekly designed in a mighty little package. It's time to start your gaming adventure.
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  8. 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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    Product Description

    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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  9. ASUS - ROG Flow Z13 13.4” Touchscreen Gaming Laptop QHD 165Hz- Intel Core i9 with 16GB Memory NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 - 1TB SSD - Mixed Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect laptop...Purchased this for running my engineering programs for school. This handles anything that I have needed it to do....Best tablet...Best gaming tablet money can buy definitely recommend over any of there laptops"

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    Product Description

    Dive headfirst into the best tablet gaming experience on Windows 11. The ROG Flow Z13 packs a 14-core Intel Core i9-13900H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU into the most powerful gaming tablet. Enjoy a 165Hz fast refresh rate, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage all wrapped in a super light 2.6lbs chassis. The future is portable.
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    "Perfect laptop...Purchased this for running my engineering programs for school. This handles anything that I have needed it to do....Best tablet...Best gaming tablet money can buy definitely recommend over any of there laptops"

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    Product Description

    Dive headfirst into the best tablet gaming experience on Windows 11. The ROG Flow Z13 packs a 14-core Intel Core i9-13900H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU into the most powerful gaming tablet. Enjoy a 165Hz fast refresh rate, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage all wrapped in a super light 2.6lbs chassis. The future is portable.
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  10. ASUS - 16" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Chromebook - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Mineral Grey - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "College students...Best bang for your buck laptop for college students. ...All around solid laptop...I love this laptop. Does everything i need for school."

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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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    "College students...Best bang for your buck laptop for college students. ...All around solid laptop...I love this laptop. Does everything i need for school."

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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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