Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for notebook computers for college students.
If you're a college student, you know that your laptop is more than just a tool for studying and homework. It's also your lifeline to the Internet, your connection to friends and family, and your gateway to entertainment. You want something that will keep up with your busy schedule and still look good while doing it. Browse the top-ranked list of notebook computers for college students below along with associated reviews and opinions.
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Certified Refurbished - Intel Core i5 with 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (2017) - SilverModel: MQD32LL/ASKU: 6441209Top comment
"It’s a decent computer and it does everything I want it to. However it’s a little older than I thought....My MacBook is perfect for going back to college in the winter of 2023....Used computer"See all customer reviewsSee all MacBooks
Product DescriptionThis 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.
LG - gram 17” Ultra lightweight Laptop - Intel Evo Platform 12th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB RAM - 1TB NVMe SSD - GrayModel: 17Z90Q-K.AAB8U1SKU: 6504760Top comment
"I’m able to download multiple softwares that require a lot without the fan constantly blowing and no lagging on it also. A great computer for college students, anyone who needs any heavy softwares....Great for college and overall a great laptop to have around the house"See all customer reviewsSee all Windows Laptops
Product DescriptionDeliver necessary portability with uncompromising features on the LG gram 17Z90Q. It has a huge 17-Inch WQXGA (2560x1600) AntiGlare IPS display while still slim and light enough to take anywhere. At under three pounds and delivering impressive battery life this LG gram is great to carry around for a long day of work The 17Z90Q also impresses with Intel Evo Platform Powered by 12th generation Intel core i7 processor with Intel Xe Graphics delivers performance for high-resolution content creation and editing. Windows 11 Home included.
- Model: MNEH3LL/ASKU: 6509652Top comment
"Great for college students...Love the computer, very practical and great for my college needs....Light, portable, powerful. Great for college students"See all customer reviewsSee all MacBooks
Product DescriptionThe 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
Lenovo - Legion 5 Pro 16" WQXGA Gaming Laptop - Ryzen 7 6800H - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti - 512GB SSD - Storm GreyModel: 82RY000KUSSKU: 6504429Top comment
"More than what you need for a general college laptop...Bought this laptop for my son who will be going to college next year to study computer engineering. He loves it!"See all customer reviewsSee all Gaming Laptops
Product DescriptionEngineered to deliver devastation in and out of the arena, the Lenovo™ Legion 5 Pro features the latest generation AMD processing and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, dishing out high-resolution gaming at optimal-frame-rates with the Legion AI Engine, and optimally cooled via the Legion Coldfront 3.0 thermal system. The world’s first 16" WQXGA gaming laptop sets up a killer “winning zone” that towers over your enemies’ sight lines, giving you an extra edge in screen real estate by upping your peripheral vision. Combined with Nahimic 3D audio that pinpoints their footsteps in space, you’ll be able to see and hear any scrub headed your way before they even hit firing range. Enjoy elite gaming experiences on the Legion 5 Pro, available in Storm Grey.
- Model: I3593-7872BLK-PUSSKU: 6397230Top comment
"Anyway, it's a good laptop for college students without too much expectation....Highly recommended for the college students,"See all customer reviewsSee all Windows Laptops
Product DescriptionDell 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.
HP - Victus 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i5-12450H - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 - 512GB SSD - Mica SilverModel: 15-fa0031dxSKU: 6503849Top commentSee all customer reviewsSee all Gaming Laptops
Product DescriptionYou'll need this much power: Peak PC gaming is upon us and the compact Victus 15 is packed with the power of a desktop to keep up with the biggest games and the best players. Power up and feel your game elevate to where you want to be. Introducing the most refined design in the game: From its iconic color to its spritely designed 15 inch package, this picture of sophistication is a fashion statement rarely realized in the gaming space. This will be all you need to pack. Let's go. The updated thermal design keeps everything chill from max power gaming to after-hours streaming. Open up your game with a full gaming keyboard with the OMEN Gaming Hub key and a much bigger touchpad. The HD Camera features Temporal Noise Reduction for that crisp clarity on your streams or calls.
Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go 3 - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i5 with 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - PlatinumModel: XK1-00001SKU: 6554716Top comment
"Great for Business major students...this has been the best purchase i have made all year. Perfect for college students who are Business major because you get all microsoft benifits with a Mac book look. "See all customer reviewsSee all Windows Laptops
Product DescriptionA 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.
HP - Envy 2-in-1 15.6” Full HD Touch-Screen Laptop with Windows 11 Pro - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Natural SilverModel: 15-fe0073dxSKU: 6551223Top comment
"Great College Computer...This was a great purchase for my college student. Gives her everything she needs and a little more, allows her the ability to switch between a laptop and a tablet. ...computer...good computer, I wish the screen was bigger and that it had more USB ports"See all customer reviewsSee all Windows Laptops
Product DescriptionThis HP Envy x360 15.6-inch 2-in-1 laptop, with Windows 11 Pro, levels up your go time, camera time, and screen time with the touchscreen display, audio by Bang & Olufsen and HP Presence collaboration technology. And with a sustainable design, serious power, and all the apps you could imagine, your flow is–Unstoppable. Dynamic. Cinematic. Elevate every experience.
- Model: MQKT3LL/ASKU: 6534597Top comment
"For college kid...Great computer and great functionality, definitely worth the cost we paid...Very great quality for any student doing work in class."See all customer reviewsSee all MacBooks
Product DescriptionThe 15-inch MacBook Air is impossibly thin and has a stunning Liquid Retina display. Supercharged by the M2 chip—and with up to 18 hours of battery life¹—it delivers incredible performance in an ultraportable design.
MSI - Cyborg 15.6" 144hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i5 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD - BlackModel: CYBORG1512046SKU: 6532163Top comment
"Very good computer....I love this computer it does all my work. It is easy to take to college ....Nice computer...Excelente for it's Price for gaming is more than enough for college"See all customer reviewsSee all Gaming Laptops
Product DescriptionThe next phase of evolution is here: dive into the world of games in cyberpunk style, flex your sci-fi fashion, and outplay your opponent with revolutionary hardware. Incorporating a futuristic mechanized exterior design, the Cyborg 15 is built to be the most ground-breaking, avant-garde gaming laptop..