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

If you're starting college, it's time to think about what kind of laptop you'll need for the next few years. These devices can help you do homework, send and receive e-mails and browse the internet. Browse the top-ranked list of laptops for college below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Microsoft - Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Sandstone - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect for college!...My daughter purchased this laptop to use at college. She has been able to use it to take notes and to do online classes and has had no problems....Great for school...I purchased this for school work and it is an amazing computer!! "

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    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.
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    "Perfect for college!...My daughter purchased this laptop to use at college. She has been able to use it to take notes and to do online classes and has had no problems....Great for school...I purchased this for school work and it is an amazing computer!! "

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    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.
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  2. Apple - MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop with Touch ID - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "School...Fun ... School .. Pressnt .... No complaints so far...Perfect MacBook for a high school or college student."

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    Available in silver, space gray, and gold, the latest MacBook Air features a stunning Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch ID, a backlit Magic Keyboard, and a Force Touch trackpad - all housed in a thin and light iconic wedge design made from 100 percent recycled aluminum.² And with 11-hour battery life, it's a do-it-all notebook that goes all day long.¹
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    "School...Fun ... School .. Pressnt .... No complaints so far...Perfect MacBook for a high school or college student."

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    Available in silver, space gray, and gold, the latest MacBook Air features a stunning Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch ID, a backlit Magic Keyboard, and a Force Touch trackpad - all housed in a thin and light iconic wedge design made from 100 percent recycled aluminum.² And with 11-hour battery life, it's a do-it-all notebook that goes all day long.¹
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  3. Apple - MacBook Pro - 13" Display with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "best laptop for college...very useful and convenient for anyone, including college students....Great for college...Great for college students!!"

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    MacBook Pro features a quad-core Intel processor for up to 90 percent faster performance.¹ A brilliant and colorful Retina display with True Tone technology for a more comfortable viewing experience. A backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID. And dynamic, contextual controls with the Touch Bar. So you can take productivity to the next level.
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    "best laptop for college...very useful and convenient for anyone, including college students....Great for college...Great for college students!!"

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    MacBook Pro features a quad-core Intel processor for up to 90 percent faster performance.¹ A brilliant and colorful Retina display with True Tone technology for a more comfortable viewing experience. A backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID. And dynamic, contextual controls with the Touch Bar. So you can take productivity to the next level.
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  4. Apple - MacBook Pro - 13" Display with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Great for High School and College Students...The MacBook Pro is an affordable, powerful, lightweight, and compact computer for high school and college students....Great for school, specially for college. super handy."

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    MacBook Pro features a quad-core Intel processor for up to 90 percent faster performance.¹ A brilliant and colorful Retina display with True Tone technology for a more comfortable viewing experience. A backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID. And dynamic, contextual controls with the Touch Bar. So you can take productivity to the next level.
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    "Great for High School and College Students...The MacBook Pro is an affordable, powerful, lightweight, and compact computer for high school and college students....Great for school, specially for college. super handy."

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    MacBook Pro features a quad-core Intel processor for up to 90 percent faster performance.¹ A brilliant and colorful Retina display with True Tone technology for a more comfortable viewing experience. A backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID. And dynamic, contextual controls with the Touch Bar. So you can take productivity to the next level.
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  5. Apple - MacBook Pro - 16" Display with Touch Bar - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - AMD Radeon Pro 5300M - 512GB SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "College life...Great laptop for school! Nice size screen. Overall great!...Great device for school...Great device for school and productivity. Great hardware."

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    Expand your view of everything on MacBook Pro thanks to a larger 16" Retina display with sharper pixel resolution and support for millions of colors.¹ Harness the power of 6-core processors and AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics with 4GB of GDDR6 memory, together with an optimized thermal architecture for groundbreaking performance. Featuring 16GB memory and 512GB of storage.³ Touch ID and the Touch Bar. And all-day battery life.² Designed for pros who put performance above all else, MacBook Pro gives you the power to accomplish anything, anywhere.
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    "College life...Great laptop for school! Nice size screen. Overall great!...Great device for school...Great device for school and productivity. Great hardware."

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    Expand your view of everything on MacBook Pro thanks to a larger 16" Retina display with sharper pixel resolution and support for millions of colors.¹ Harness the power of 6-core processors and AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics with 4GB of GDDR6 memory, together with an optimized thermal architecture for groundbreaking performance. Featuring 16GB memory and 512GB of storage.³ Touch ID and the Touch Bar. And all-day battery life.² Designed for pros who put performance above all else, MacBook Pro gives you the power to accomplish anything, anywhere.
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  6. Samsung - Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 12.4" LED Touch Screen  Laptop - Intel Celeron- 4GB Memory -Intel UHD Graphics- 128GB eMMC - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Booting up took a reasonable time that got me to the “chrome” screen. I mainly used the laptop for school access. The 12.4” screen was very good and showed no signs of tearing or bleeding when I used multiple applications. ...Chrome OS system operating system works great on this small laptop, perfect for school or travel, good 720p facing camera with built in microphone, fast wifi connection, Bluetooth connection and headphone Jack, the speakers ( 2) are located on the bottom of the laptop and they’re not that loud There’s three USB ports one type A and two type Cand it also has a media card reader. 128GB storage it’s great storage space for school files, work files, music, videos or apps. "

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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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    "Booting up took a reasonable time that got me to the “chrome” screen. I mainly used the laptop for school access. The 12.4” screen was very good and showed no signs of tearing or bleeding when I used multiple applications. ...Chrome OS system operating system works great on this small laptop, perfect for school or travel, good 720p facing camera with built in microphone, fast wifi connection, Bluetooth connection and headphone Jack, the speakers ( 2) are located on the bottom of the laptop and they’re not that loud There’s three USB ports one type A and two type Cand it also has a media card reader. 128GB storage it’s great storage space for school files, work files, music, videos or apps. "

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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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  7. HP - 14" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Pale Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "College Bound...Got this for my son, He starts college in August. It's perfect!...Excellent product would recommend to anyone especially college student due to its lightweight and multifunctional screen."

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm microedge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio(40) – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Powered up and productive. All day long. With a long battery life and fastcharge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. 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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    "College Bound...Got this for my son, He starts college in August. It's perfect!...Excellent product would recommend to anyone especially college student due to its lightweight and multifunctional screen."

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm microedge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio(40) – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Powered up and productive. All day long. With a long battery life and fastcharge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. 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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    Your price for this item is $212.99
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  8. Lenovo - IdeaPad 3 15" HD Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3-1115G4 - Intel UHD Graphics - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Almond - Front_Zoom
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    "Very easy to use and perfect for college classes. 5 star...A better value for school and every day...Battery life is very decent since it last through a typical school day. Not very good for intensive graphic tasks."

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    Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 is the perfect laptop for your everyday tasks with features that you can depend on.
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    "Very easy to use and perfect for college classes. 5 star...A better value for school and every day...Battery life is very decent since it last through a typical school day. Not very good for intensive graphic tasks."

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    Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 is the perfect laptop for your everyday tasks with features that you can depend on.
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  9. Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Ice Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Great light computer. Perfect for a college student"

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    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel Core or exclusive AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors².
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    "Great light computer. Perfect for a college student"

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    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel Core or exclusive AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors².
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  10. Lenovo - 15.6" ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256 SSD - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_1
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    "Nice laptop only reason I took a star off is because the specs said it had a backlit keyboard yet it didn’t come with one I needed it for school so I didn’t want to wait"

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    The ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 laptop harnesses the power of an 11th Gen Intel Core processor along with DDR4 memory and up to 1TB solid state storage drive to deliver high performance to your workday. It confidently handles whatever tasks come your way, and it even intelligently maintains the optimum temperature while running multiple apps.
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    "Nice laptop only reason I took a star off is because the specs said it had a backlit keyboard yet it didn’t come with one I needed it for school so I didn’t want to wait"

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    The ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 laptop harnesses the power of an 11th Gen Intel Core processor along with DDR4 memory and up to 1TB solid state storage drive to deliver high performance to your workday. It confidently handles whatever tasks come your way, and it even intelligently maintains the optimum temperature while running multiple apps.
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    Your price for this item is $841.99
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