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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best laptops for college.

If you're a student, your life is probably full of homework and study. You might be using your laptop to take notes in class or write papers. You might be watching movies on it or playing games. The best laptops for college students have to be able to handle all of these things while keeping up with your busy schedule. Browse the top-ranked list of best laptops for college below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. 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 Mac book for college...I bought this for my daughter who is in college! She loves her Mac book!"

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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 Mac book for college...I bought this for my daughter who is in college! She loves her Mac book!"

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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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  2. MacBook Pro 13.3" Laptop - Apple M2 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "School...This was a great gift for a student starting college....Perfect laptop...Perfect size for high school or college students to carry back and forth to class."

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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...This was a great gift for a student starting college....Perfect laptop...Perfect size for high school or college students to carry back and forth to class."

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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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  3. Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Certified Refurbished - Intel Core i5 with 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (2017) - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "I’ve been using it since September of 2023 for college, and its been working great! Honestly no complaints whatsoever....Apple MacBook Air laptops buy and experience....Bought these for kids to use for school and they were in such great condition. Condition like new. "

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    This Refurbished MacBook Air is a Certified Refurbished Macbook. The 13-inch MacBook Air features 8GB of memory, a fifth-generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 2, great built-in apps, and all-day battery life.* It’s thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go—and powerful enough to do everything once you get there.
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    "I’ve been using it since September of 2023 for college, and its been working great! Honestly no complaints whatsoever....Apple MacBook Air laptops buy and experience....Bought these for kids to use for school and they were in such great condition. Condition like new. "

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    This Refurbished MacBook Air is a Certified Refurbished Macbook. The 13-inch MacBook Air features 8GB of memory, a fifth-generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 2, great built-in apps, and all-day battery life.* It’s thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go—and powerful enough to do everything once you get there.
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  4. Apple - MacBook Air 13.3" (2017) MQD32LL/A Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD - Pre-Owned - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Laptop...Great laptop. Brought it for my daughter as a graduation gift for she’s heading off to college in August....I didn’t purchase this to play games or anything just for some light work/ school things."

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    The Apple MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.8 13-Inch (2017/Broadwell) features a 14-nm "Broadwell ULT" 1.8 GHz Intel "Core i5" processor (5350U) with two independent processor "cores" on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB of 4 Lane PCIe-based flash storage and an "integrated" Intel HD Graphics 6000 graphics processor that shares system memory. This all is packed in a razor thin 0.11-0.68 inch), 2.96 pound, aluminum case with an integrated 720p "FaceTime HD" webcam, a backlit full-size keyboard and a 13.3" widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix "glossy" display (1440x900 native resolution). Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, analog audio out, a single "Thunderbolt" 2 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an SDXC-capable SD card slot.
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    "Great Laptop...Great laptop. Brought it for my daughter as a graduation gift for she’s heading off to college in August....I didn’t purchase this to play games or anything just for some light work/ school things."

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    The Apple MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.8 13-Inch (2017/Broadwell) features a 14-nm "Broadwell ULT" 1.8 GHz Intel "Core i5" processor (5350U) with two independent processor "cores" on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB of 4 Lane PCIe-based flash storage and an "integrated" Intel HD Graphics 6000 graphics processor that shares system memory. This all is packed in a razor thin 0.11-0.68 inch), 2.96 pound, aluminum case with an integrated 720p "FaceTime HD" webcam, a backlit full-size keyboard and a 13.3" widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix "glossy" display (1440x900 native resolution). Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, analog audio out, a single "Thunderbolt" 2 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an SDXC-capable SD card slot.
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  5. Dell - Inspiron 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "dell laptop for college...good computer, just what we need for College and it has MS Office as well, which is also needed...Compact, fast and perfect for my college student...This laptop was purchased for my college student and it is perfect for completing her work and taking to class. "

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    Dell Inspiron Laptop: Complete work projects on time with this Dell Inspiron notebook. The Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM run multiple programs simultaneously for seamless multitasking, while the 256GB SSD provides ample file storage space and rapid booting. This Dell Inspiron notebook has a 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare display for delivering crisp, detailed visuals, and the Windows 10 Home operating software ensures simple operation.
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    "dell laptop for college...good computer, just what we need for College and it has MS Office as well, which is also needed...Compact, fast and perfect for my college student...This laptop was purchased for my college student and it is perfect for completing her work and taking to class. "

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    Dell Inspiron Laptop: Complete work projects on time with this Dell Inspiron notebook. The Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM run multiple programs simultaneously for seamless multitasking, while the 256GB SSD provides ample file storage space and rapid booting. This Dell Inspiron notebook has a 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare display for delivering crisp, detailed visuals, and the Windows 10 Home operating software ensures simple operation.
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  6. MSI - Stealth GS77 17.3" 144 Hz Gaming Laptop 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) - Intel 12th Gen Core i7 i7-12700H with 16GB Memory - Core Black, Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Solid laptop...Very functional and better then the old protege laptops....An Awesome Laptop...My son loves this laptop and uses it at college. Note that the Webcam activation button is on the side of the PC."

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    Stealth Series. Sharp and Beyond. Experience performance with portability. A combination of gaming and business features, the Stealth series is made for business and gaming. The Stealth comes with a thin and light black sand-blasted metal chassis and reinforced hinge. A bold and understated tone for gaming enthusiasts and tech elites.�
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    "Solid laptop...Very functional and better then the old protege laptops....An Awesome Laptop...My son loves this laptop and uses it at college. Note that the Webcam activation button is on the side of the PC."

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    Stealth Series. Sharp and Beyond. Experience performance with portability. A combination of gaming and business features, the Stealth series is made for business and gaming. The Stealth comes with a thin and light black sand-blasted metal chassis and reinforced hinge. A bold and understated tone for gaming enthusiasts and tech elites.�
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  7. ASUS - 16" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Chromebook - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Mineral Grey - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "I was searching for a new laptop for my son who is attending college for rhe first time. ...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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    "I was searching for a new laptop for my son who is attending college for rhe first time. ...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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  8. HP - 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Natural Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Good laptop...Good laptop. Using for school at elementary, middle, high school & college level...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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    "Good laptop...Good laptop. Using for school at elementary, middle, high school & college level...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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  9. Lenovo - IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook - 11.0" (2000x1200) Touch 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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  10. Lenovo - IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook - 13.3" OLED 1920x1080 Touch 2in1 Tablet - Snapdragon 7cG2 - 8GB - 128GB eMMC - with Keyboard - Abyss Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Great for school...Great for kids going to school or college, my girl loves it...It's perfect for surfing the web and doing school and college work."

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    The thin and light 13" IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook now packs a brilliant OLED 1920 x 1080 touch screen featuring narrow bezels for true blacks and a cinematic experience, as well as four speakers for clear and resonant audio. 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 September 30th, 2023 while supplies last.
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    "Great for school...Great for kids going to school or college, my girl loves it...It's perfect for surfing the web and doing school and college work."

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    The thin and light 13" IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook now packs a brilliant OLED 1920 x 1080 touch screen featuring narrow bezels for true blacks and a cinematic experience, as well as four speakers for clear and resonant audio. 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 September 30th, 2023 while supplies last.
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