What's the best laptop for college students?

13 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Either one would be fine, but here is my reason for choosing the MacBook:

    I have owned my MacBook for 2 years, and have YET to encounter a situation where I felt a bigger or faster MacBook Pro was needed.

    I have run PhotoShop without any hitches or stalls. I have run large programs in each SPACE and have not had the computer shut down on me.

    It is portable, plenty fast, has full AirPort Wi-Fi capabilities built right in, and is a gem to own and use on a daily basis.

    The one addition I made in my purchase was to upgrade to 4GB of RAM, due to the graphic needs I anticipated. It still runs perfectly after 2 years. I will buy another this summer for my own daughter going off to her first year of college.

    That's my two cents, but worth every penny I paid for my MacBook.

    • Answered by Don B from Mora
    • Jun 17, 2011
  • Macbook air 11 inches is just perfect as a notebook. It's small and fit perfect in book bag. The Air is discret, the teachers love that!

    • Answered by Marie Claude R from Knowlton
    • Nov 16, 2010
  • as a college student i would have to say the macbook pro is the best option....i have a macbook air and a PC notebook. while the air (13" inches) is ultra portable it makes reading on screen difficult....particularly pdf handouts. i tend to use my PC to do any assignment and ebook type readings and use my Air for group projects where we meet outside of the university. the other downside to the Air is that it doesn't have an optical drive which means all software needs to be either downloaded or installed via a bootable flash drive....you can create a 'virtual' drive with another computer (PC or MAC) but it has to be on the same wireless network.

    • Answered by Eulalia B from Brooklyn
    • Feb 11, 2012
  • MacBook Pro 13 inch. Its got the most common features one will need in a personal computer without having to pay for additional devices for the budget minded user. Another plus is the ability to run Windows OS with the dual boot format. If you are a PC user making a transition to the Mac World you can still use the same machine to run some Windows products.

    • Answered by Leoni N
    • Oct 12, 2011
  • Well, the MacBook (WHITE) is the cheapest model and can do almost anything.

    What you can afford is probably best.

    (13" is best)

    • Answered by Ezekiel E from Wrj
    • Oct 13, 2010
  • The only real problem about a Macbook air is that it is like a netbook in the fact that it has no optical drive, so you have to have an external drive to use any kind of disk. Over all it is much better than any netbook I have ever used. You get what you pay for.

    • Answered by Max H from Lorain
    • Sep 21, 2011
  • The best laptop for student are Mac book pro. If your in college. They have everything you need if your in high school student Mac book air well do. :)

    • Answered by Johiroone S from Hong Kong
    • Jun 4, 2012
  • macbook pro

    • Answered by Michelle V from Burlington
    • Aug 3, 2011
  • Macbook Pro 13.3

    • Answered by Luis C from Los Angeles
    • Feb 12, 2011
  • macbook pro

    • Answered by Cristina O from Barcelona
    • Jul 4, 2011
  • MacBook, it is priced right and will do anything you want.

    • Answered by Joseph H from Pinon Hills
    • Oct 6, 2010
  • Macbookpro

    • Answered by Evelyn Paulina P from Miami
    • Mar 15, 2011
  • The one you can afford to buy? their all good, difference is the price.

    • Answered by Paul P from Santa Ana
    • Oct 6, 2010