5 budget ultraportable laptops for students

If you’re seeking a thin, light, small form factor laptop to carry to school or college, take a pick from our recommendations from Acer, Apple, Dell, Lenovo and HP.

Education isn't cheap and being a student isn't exactly a cakewalk – we get that. We were students too, not
long ago, and understand your pain. What wouldn't we give for a lightweight, decent laptop to carry to classes instead of traditional laptops, which were nothing short of dull, dreary boxes suspectedly made out of
blocks of lead, for all we cared! Times have changed. Technology has improved. And prices have gone down.Unlike the net books of circa. 2008-2010, the tiny, lightweight ultra-portable laptops mentioned
below either offer adequate performance or a unique combination of features to compensate performance (or both) to fit your expectations. And they won’t burn a hole through your wallet.

1) Acer Aspire V5-123

Sporting a 11.6-inch display and 1366x768 pixel resolution, the Acer Aspire V5-123 is a diminutive but worthwhile entry level ultra-portable laptop to consider purely from a portability and note-taking perspective. It has a 1.6-GHz Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and on board Intel HD graphics. It comes with Windows 8 installed and 1 year of international
warranty. Its keyboard and touch pad take some getting used to but are eventually good to type on.

2) Lenovo IdeaPad S210 Touch

Another 11.6-inch ultra-portable laptop, the IdeaPad S210 is the successor of the 10-inch net book Idea Pad S100 net book. Its multi touch display is a key feature. It allows you to interact with the laptop much more intuitively (and doodle during an especially boring lecture). The S210 sports a 1.6GHz Intel
Celeron 1017U processor with 2MB cache (greater than the Aspire V5-123 mentioned above), 2GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and on-board Intel graphics. Its keyboard and touch pad aren't the best ones we've seen on a Lenovo laptop, but they make do.

3) Dell Inspiron 11-3000

The updated Inspiron 11-3000 is a great looking ultra-portable and perhaps the ideal machine for students who don’t do anything more than web browsing, emails, media playback and the occasional video chat. It offers very good battery life for someone who needs a machine on the go. But that is pretty much
it. It falls short on power for tasks any heavier than that. It does offer a good configuration and feature for the price, and one year accidental damage protection cover and premium phone support.

4) HP Pavilion TouchSmart

Not far behind the Dell Inspiron 11 (in terms of looks), the HP Pavilion Touch-smart 11 ultra-portable is also a head-turner, with a sleek build and appealing looks. It, too, offers a touch-enabled 11.6-inch display, and
comes fitted with an AMD dual-core APU – the A4-1250 clocked at 1 GHz. There’s 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive and on-board AMD Radeon HD 8210 graphics (which is better than competing laptops, but still not gaming worthy). This machine is lightweight, and can do one task at a time sufficiently well.

5) Acer or HP Chromebook

A Chromebook demands a specific user who is willing to give up the comfort of a Windows machine to try something different. While the Chrome OS found on the 11-inch Acer and 14-inch HP Chromebooks is no match to the versatility of Windows, it has its merits if you work completely in the cloud and need an uncomplicated, fast, no nonsense machine to work on. We've found them to be more responsive than Windows machines priced similarly and offer better
battery life.


I hope this will help you  to choose which one is better for your budget.If you have any query drop a comment.Thank you.

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