With school now in full gear, there are a lot of students out there with the same need... a cheap laptop for school. With today's technology, it is easier than ever to find cheap laptops for students that are cheap in price, but great in terms of what you can buy with your money.
Since students are returning to school, we took a look around our laptop section and found some really nice ones on sale now.
One great laptop for returning students is the Toshiba mini NB205-N210 Netbook
. This powerful little netbook comes cheap at only $349.99, although there is nothing cheap about its performance. It features a 1.66 GHz processor and a nice 160 GB hard drive, perfect for storing everything you need for school. The monitor is a small 10.1 inches and it weighs only 2.93 pounds so it is easy to lug around campus in and out of classrooms. Comes with Microsoft Windows XP and will definitely handle anything you throw its way.
Another big name in computers is Sony, and a great cheap laptop for students this year is the Sony VAIO Netbook computer
. Sony has always made great computers, and this one is ideal for students that need a light weight, reliable computer that can take some abuse. You can pick up this computer for under $500 and it comes with a 1.66 GHz processor and a 160 GB hard drive. The computer has a 10.1 inch display and weighs in at only 2.6 pounds. Another great option for students of any age.
You can't write a feature on great laptops without including an Inspiron Laptop from Dell. The new Dell Inspiron 15
really brings power, but with a low price tag of only $579, making it one of the best cheap laptops for students. It has a 2 GHz processor and a really nice 250 GB hard drive. With its 3 GB RAM, you know that this computer has all the speed that you could want from you new computer, as well as being easy to handle coming in at only 5.8 pounds. Although this is the heaviest computer we have seen so far, the extra couple of pounds allows you to increase you monitor size up to 15.6 inches.
A fantastic laptop maker on the market is Acer, which has built its reputation on low cost, reliable computers that give the consumer exactly what they want... fast computing power at a low price. The Acer Aspire One netbook
gives you exactly that. This computer is on sale right now for only $292.99 so it definitely fits any sort of budget, and then some. It has a 1.33 GHz processor and a 160 GB hard drive. It features an 11.6 inch display size and weighs a light weight 3 pounds. Has a built in webcam and a very respectable 8 hour battery life, so you won't have to worry about running out of battery during class. A really good computer for the price here.
We all know "cheap" is a relative word. I like to think of cheap as being a really good deal for the price, and that is why I am including the Apple 13.3 inch MacBook Pro Notebook. I made the switch to Apple a couple months ago, and I know I will never go back, these computers are just that good. You can pick up a great MacBook Pro
for $1,149, or if you want to save a few hundred dollars you can grab a refurbished machine
for a bit less (comes with 1 year Apple warranty). While these computers are a bit more expensive than our previous machines, you are really getting a great deal on these laptops for students. It has Intel Core 2 Duo processor built around the Mac OS X operating system. A 2.26 GHz processor and 160 GB hard drive. If you are considering buying your first Mac, you will not be disappointed, and this is a great cheap laptop for students wanting to use an Apple.
So there you have it, some really good choices for students that need some new computing power for the school year. What are your favorite laptops? Share your experiences with our readers and let us know which laptops you love, or hate.