Best Laptops for College-Bound Grads
Your favorite twelfth graders are deep in the haze of Senioritis as their last days of high school approaches, but soon they’ll be packing up to go to college. You promised them a computer — one that will help them make the jump to higher education.
Finding the right student notebook can be a challenge, because different types of study require different types of hardware. You wouldn’t necessarily buy the same notebook for a computer science major that you would for a film major. Fortunately, there’s a student laptop out there for every interest and every budget.
For Undecided Majors: Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830TG-6808 ($729)
If your grad is a Jack-of-all-trades that has yet to dedicate on a major, the 14-inch Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830TG-6808 could be the perfect choice. The TimelineX's discrete Nvidia graphics combined with a 2nd-Generation Intel Core i5 processor can help with photo editing, writing the next great novel, computer programming, audio editing, or making short films. Good enough for gaming, the $729 TimelineX 4830TG-6808 weighs just 4.6 pounds and got 7 and a half hours of battery life in our tests.
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