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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for campus computer.

If you're heading back to school this fall, you're probably starting to think about what you'll need for your dorm. That means picking out a computer and accessories, and deciding what's worth lugging around campus—and what can stay at home. Here are some of the best computers for college students.

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  1. Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go 3 - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i5 with 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Sandstone - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice computer!...Charge is fast than other type of computers that I have used before. Looks nice and clean....I’m on campus for 9 hours and this laptop died mid day. It’s also not that lightweight. "

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    A sleek design in stylish colors³ that sets you apart from the crowd. It’s ultra-portable at under 2.5 pounds with a vibrant 12.4" touchscreen for work or play, wherever you are.
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    "Nice computer!...Charge is fast than other type of computers that I have used before. Looks nice and clean....I’m on campus for 9 hours and this laptop died mid day. It’s also not that lightweight. "

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    A sleek design in stylish colors³ that sets you apart from the crowd. It’s ultra-portable at under 2.5 pounds with a vibrant 12.4" touchscreen for work or play, wherever you are.
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  2. ASUS - Vivobook Pro 16" 120Hz OLED Laptop - Intel 13 Gen Core i9 with 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU - 1TB SSD - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "If you aren't moving it much, it might be a fine computer, but at that point, $2000 will get you a much nicer desktop....My one gripe: A few times now I've gotten some scary Windows blue-reboot-screen telling me that putting my computer to sleep then waking up was bad and I'm bad. "

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    Get the ultimate creative experience with ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED. It features the 16-inch 16:10 aspect ratio display, the latest Intel Core HX55 desktop-level processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU — empowering maximum performance for any task, no matter how tough. This powerhouse is chilled by ASUS IceCool Pro thermal technology, with dual fans and four vents to keep it cool and quiet. It’s also loaded with superb connectivity, including dual Thunderbolt 4 ports and a standard SD card reader for easy file transfers. With an onboard MUX switch and multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos audio built right in, Vivobook Pro 16X also delivers maximum productivity and entertainment. Get ready to create!
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    "If you aren't moving it much, it might be a fine computer, but at that point, $2000 will get you a much nicer desktop....My one gripe: A few times now I've gotten some scary Windows blue-reboot-screen telling me that putting my computer to sleep then waking up was bad and I'm bad. "

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    Get the ultimate creative experience with ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED. It features the 16-inch 16:10 aspect ratio display, the latest Intel Core HX55 desktop-level processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU — empowering maximum performance for any task, no matter how tough. This powerhouse is chilled by ASUS IceCool Pro thermal technology, with dual fans and four vents to keep it cool and quiet. It’s also loaded with superb connectivity, including dual Thunderbolt 4 ports and a standard SD card reader for easy file transfers. With an onboard MUX switch and multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos audio built right in, Vivobook Pro 16X also delivers maximum productivity and entertainment. Get ready to create!
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  3. Lenovo Ideapad 1 14" Laptop - Celeron N4020 with 4GB Memory - Intel UHD Graphics - 128GB SSD - Cloud Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "It helps a lot with schoolwork and light enough to be transport via backpack around campus. Great addition to my work....the price for my Computer as superb, i will by all of my computers from best buys forever."

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    Browse, explore and connect with confidence on the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 powered by a Celeron N4020 Processor. The IdeaPad 1 packs responsive performance in a thin and compact 17.9 mm chassis, making multitasking on-the-go a breeze. Get the most out of your device with a frameless display for more screen and Dolby Audio speakers, along with 11 hours of battery life and rapid charge. Great for video calls, the 720P camera comes with a privacy shutter to keep out spying eyes, as well as Smart Noise Cancelling to eliminate background noise.
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    "It helps a lot with schoolwork and light enough to be transport via backpack around campus. Great addition to my work....the price for my Computer as superb, i will by all of my computers from best buys forever."

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    Browse, explore and connect with confidence on the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 powered by a Celeron N4020 Processor. The IdeaPad 1 packs responsive performance in a thin and compact 17.9 mm chassis, making multitasking on-the-go a breeze. Get the most out of your device with a frameless display for more screen and Dolby Audio speakers, along with 11 hours of battery life and rapid charge. Great for video calls, the 720P camera comes with a privacy shutter to keep out spying eyes, as well as Smart Noise Cancelling to eliminate background noise.
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  4. Apple - MacBook Pro 14" Laptop - M3 Pro chip - 18GB Memory - 14-core GPU - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Space Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best computer ever!...Best computer I’ve ever owned. I’ve had apple computers, my whole whole life and this is by far the best ever made....The sleek design and lightweight build make it easy to carry around campus. Overall, this MacBook Pro has significantly boosted my productivity and creativity."

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    The 14-inch MacBook Pro blasts forward with M3 Pro and M3 Max, radically advanced chips that drive even greater performance for more demanding workflows. With industry-leading battery life—up to 18 hours—and a beautiful Liquid Retina XDR display, it’s a pro laptop without equal. Now in a new color: Space Black.
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    "Best computer ever!...Best computer I’ve ever owned. I’ve had apple computers, my whole whole life and this is by far the best ever made....The sleek design and lightweight build make it easy to carry around campus. Overall, this MacBook Pro has significantly boosted my productivity and creativity."

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    The 14-inch MacBook Pro blasts forward with M3 Pro and M3 Max, radically advanced chips that drive even greater performance for more demanding workflows. With industry-leading battery life—up to 18 hours—and a beautiful Liquid Retina XDR display, it’s a pro laptop without equal. Now in a new color: Space Black.
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  5. 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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    "Good computer...Good computer and very fast I love my computer have everything we need...My computers...Nice computer, good speed, not too awkward. Not a bad display"

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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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    "Good computer...Good computer and very fast I love my computer have everything we need...My computers...Nice computer, good speed, not too awkward. Not a bad display"

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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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  6. Microsoft - Surface Laptop 5 - 13.5” Touch-Screen - Intel Evo Platform Core i5 with 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Black (Metal) - Front_Zoom
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    "I recently converted my family from macbooks to these, they have never been happier. Apple computers just dont compare to windows and it shows...Has been really useful for college love how it’s touch screen and makes it easier to navigate my campus apps. Love the feeling of the keyboard and how smooth the laptop really is"

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    Multitasking speed powered by 12th Gen Intel Core, with Windows 11 and a vibrant PixelSense touchscreen. Sleek and beautiful, in choice of size — 13.5” or 15” — and colors from bold to subtle, including new Sage.¹ Plus battery life² for real life to do your thing your way all day. Surface Laptop 5 gives you the perfect balance to do it all on your terms and make an impact.
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    "I recently converted my family from macbooks to these, they have never been happier. Apple computers just dont compare to windows and it shows...Has been really useful for college love how it’s touch screen and makes it easier to navigate my campus apps. Love the feeling of the keyboard and how smooth the laptop really is"

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    Product Description

    Multitasking speed powered by 12th Gen Intel Core, with Windows 11 and a vibrant PixelSense touchscreen. Sleek and beautiful, in choice of size — 13.5” or 15” — and colors from bold to subtle, including new Sage.¹ Plus battery life² for real life to do your thing your way all day. Surface Laptop 5 gives you the perfect balance to do it all on your terms and make an impact.
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  7. Apple - 10.9-Inch iPad Air (5th Generation) M1 chip  Wi-Fi - 256GB - Pink - Front_Zoom
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    "I love it, I love the color, the size, the space it has, the pen and the keyboard which will get their own review. I have a computer but needed this for nursing school has it has a few apps on there that a HP computer doesn't have and it's just perfect. ...I do recommend getting 256 GB of storage because 64gb is definitely not enough coming from and engineering major who is heavily involved on campus and internships/ research projects along with the normal course work ! "

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    iPad Air. With an immersive 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display.¹ The breakthrough Apple M1 chip delivers faster performance, making iPad Air a creative and mobile gaming powerhouse. Featuring Touch ID, advanced cameras, blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6, USB-C, and support for Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil (2nd generation).³
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    "I love it, I love the color, the size, the space it has, the pen and the keyboard which will get their own review. I have a computer but needed this for nursing school has it has a few apps on there that a HP computer doesn't have and it's just perfect. ...I do recommend getting 256 GB of storage because 64gb is definitely not enough coming from and engineering major who is heavily involved on campus and internships/ research projects along with the normal course work ! "

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    iPad Air. With an immersive 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display.¹ The breakthrough Apple M1 chip delivers faster performance, making iPad Air a creative and mobile gaming powerhouse. Featuring Touch ID, advanced cameras, blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6, USB-C, and support for Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil (2nd generation).³
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  8. Samsung - 15.6" Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC Flash Memory - Platinum Titan - Front_Zoom
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    "Computer...It’s pretty good computer I will refer it to other people...The best computer its like my dream computer but better"

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    Samsung 4+ Chromebook: Browse the web and finish assignments with this 15.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 4+ notebook. An Intel Celeron processor provides the power to tackle everyday computing tasks, and the 4GB of RAM support smooth multitasking. This Samsung Chromebook 4+ notebook has 64GB of flash memory that accommodates files and documents and offers fast boot times.
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    "Computer...It’s pretty good computer I will refer it to other people...The best computer its like my dream computer but better"

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    Samsung 4+ Chromebook: Browse the web and finish assignments with this 15.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 4+ notebook. An Intel Celeron processor provides the power to tackle everyday computing tasks, and the 4GB of RAM support smooth multitasking. This Samsung Chromebook 4+ notebook has 64GB of flash memory that accommodates files and documents and offers fast boot times.
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  9. Samsung - Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 2-in-1 16" 3K AMOLED Touch Screen Laptop - Intel 13th Gen Evo Core i7-1360P - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Beige - Front_Zoom
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    "bought 2 computers....Use like a tablet also computer. It has pen so bery handy for photoshop or drawing....Probably one of the best computers I have. This computer is great for your everyday use from surfing the web to editing videos. "

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    Fuel your ambitions with the versatile laptop that’s made to do it all. Whether you’re creating, editing or knocking out daily tasks, zip through every experience with incredible speed and power thanks to a superfast Intel processor. A thin and light design makes it a breeze to carry. Work where you want, how you want from the beach to the coffee shop to wherever your office is today. Plus, its 360 design gives you 360 degrees of flex sketch out an idea on the fly with S Pen, then flip to respond to emails or take on your streaming list. And when you pair it with your Galaxy, the possibilities are endless. Power meets flexibility that’s Galaxy Book3 Pro 360.
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    "bought 2 computers....Use like a tablet also computer. It has pen so bery handy for photoshop or drawing....Probably one of the best computers I have. This computer is great for your everyday use from surfing the web to editing videos. "

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    Product Description

    Fuel your ambitions with the versatile laptop that’s made to do it all. Whether you’re creating, editing or knocking out daily tasks, zip through every experience with incredible speed and power thanks to a superfast Intel processor. A thin and light design makes it a breeze to carry. Work where you want, how you want from the beach to the coffee shop to wherever your office is today. Plus, its 360 design gives you 360 degrees of flex sketch out an idea on the fly with S Pen, then flip to respond to emails or take on your streaming list. And when you pair it with your Galaxy, the possibilities are endless. Power meets flexibility that’s Galaxy Book3 Pro 360.
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  10. Microsoft - Surface Laptop 5 - 13.5” Touch-Screen - Intel Evo Platform Core i5 with 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Sage (Metal) - Front_Zoom
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    "Cool on Campus...The battery life is good. Computer runs fast."

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    Multitasking speed powered by 12th Gen Intel Core, with Windows 11 and a vibrant PixelSense touchscreen. Sleek and beautiful, in choice of size — 13.5” or 15” — and colors from bold to subtle, including new Sage.¹ Plus battery life² for real life to do your thing your way all day. Surface Laptop 5 gives you the perfect balance to do it all on your terms and make an impact.
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    "Cool on Campus...The battery life is good. Computer runs fast."

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    Multitasking speed powered by 12th Gen Intel Core, with Windows 11 and a vibrant PixelSense touchscreen. Sleek and beautiful, in choice of size — 13.5” or 15” — and colors from bold to subtle, including new Sage.¹ Plus battery life² for real life to do your thing your way all day. Surface Laptop 5 gives you the perfect balance to do it all on your terms and make an impact.
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