Ideal for young learners, the Lenovo 100E is small, relatively lightweight, especially affordable, and durable enough to withstand the occasional drop, or splash of water. It runs the streamlined Chrome OS and has 32 gigabytes of flash storage inside.
- 4 gigabytes of ram
- Wi-fi 5 connectivity
- Somewhat sluggish performance
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Technically a tablet, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 delivers one of the most convenient Windows experiences on the market, thanks to its premium construction, light weight, and compact form factor, although it’s not quite as powerful as full-size models.
- High-quality touchscreen
- Relatively costly
- Keyboard sold separately
The HP X360 is a reliable, no-frills 2-in-1 with a 360-degree hinge and a responsive touchscreen with a slim bezel. Its high-definition webcam and dual-array microphone setup make it a good choice for video calls and remote learning.
- Full-size sd card slot
- 10th-generation intel i3 processor
- Only 2 cpu cores
Asus Tuf A15
Because college isn’t exclusively about studying, you might consider the Asus Tuf A15 , which is decently capable of running games, due to its six-core Ryzen 4600H processor, GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, and RGB backlit keyboard.
- Build meets military specifications
- Two self-cleaning fans
- Weighs quite a bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 3
Thanks to an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, a 256-gigabyte SSD, and 8 gigabytes of RAM, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 won’t struggle to manage any everyday tasks. Its 14-inch screen offers a 1080p resolution, and it’s comfortable to type on.
- Hinge rotates 180 degrees
- Three usb ports
- Radeon vega 8 gpu
Apple MacBook Air
As long as you’re willing to shell out the cash for it, the early 2020 Apple MacBook Air is generally considered easier for many people to use than Windows notebooks. It’s widely known for the premium quality of both its display and touchpad.
- Touch id security
- Thunderbolt 3 connectivity
- Doesn't have a touchscreen
At less than one inch thick and almost exactly 2 pounds, the 10-inch Lenovo Duet won’t weigh down a bag or take up much desk space at all. Its detachable 2-in-1 design allows for convenient tablet usage and is good for watching online lectures and taking notes in class.
- Screen has a 1920 by 1200 resolution
- Premium fit and finish
- Supports usi-certified styluses
Unlike many that use Google’s streamlined operating system, the Acer Chromebook is equipped with considerably powerful internals and offers 15 inches of Full HD screen space to work with, as well as a pair of USB-C ports and one Type-A port.
- 128-gigabyte ssd
- Microsd card slot
- Battery life up to 12 hours
Acer Swift 3
Though it’s relatively expensive, the 14-inch Acer Swift 3 is still one of the best values out there, thanks not only to its capable and reliable hardware, but also its thin and light construction, USB-C charging, and all-day battery life.
- 8-core ryzen processor
- 500 gigabytes of nvme storage
- Backlit keyboard
Asus VivoBook F512
The moderately priced Asus VivoBook F512 is outfitted with both convenient and reasonably powerful components, including a high-quality, backlit keyboard with ergonomic enhancement, dedicated number pad, and quad-core Ryzen CPU.
- Screen measures 15 inches
- 10-gigabit usb connectivity
- Full-size hdmi output