Students are always on the go, especially the high school and the college students. They are always in a rush attending lectures between doing their project works and having fun. As most of their time goes into running between classes and completing their home works, they are in a dire need of a laptop. All the same, due to heavy fee that they pay towards their college tuition fee, they usually face the money crunch, and quite naturally opt for laptop rental. In this article let us see the minimum requirements for laptop rental where students are concerned.
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Based on the needs of the students, there are certain basic requirements that a student might look for in a laptop. Here are a few ideas
Portability matters: The bigger the laptop, the heavier it becomes. At the same time you need a laptop for the portability it offers as students are always shuttling between the classes and lecture. Therefore, pick a laptop that is convenient to carry around. An 11”-14” laptop weighing less than four pounds is ideal for students.
Look for Durability: Students are meant to be careless; hence it is better to get a laptop that can stand the blows. Most of the business laptops are sturdy in built as they have to go through the MIL-SPEC 810 G for durability. It is ideal to go for these laptops which are also spill-resistant as students and multi-tasking go together. Moreover, laptops like the Acer Chromebook 11 N7 are capable to stand the drops from a height.
Choose specs to cut to the chase:
Display: Unless it is a 1920 x 1080 (1080 p) resolution, there is no point, let this be the priority.
CPU: If you want to keep the laptop for some time with you, let it be a Core i5 or i7 processor. Just be sure that it is a 7th generation CPU.
RAM: 8 GB RAM is ideal for students as there is a lot of multi-tasking involved in it.
Storage: A solid state drive (SSD) is a better bet than a hard drive, as the SSDs have a better effect on the performance on the laptop. They are certainly better than the 5,400 rpm or 7,200 rpm of the hard drives, which translates to better responsiveness, faster opening of apps. As the SSDs are a pricey option, if you are looking for a heavy storage, it is better to go for an external hard drive.
Wi-Fi: Target for a minimum of 802.11 ac Wi-Fi standard.
Windows has been there for a long time that people automatically go for Windows. The latest Windows 10 is a huge improvement from the previous version not to mention the Cortana assistant for help.
Chromebook, on the other hand, is still evolving, however, is quite user-friendly and if you are tight on the budget, it is an attractive option.
Big battery life is a boon
Look for at least 8 hrs of battery life as it will allow the students to go unplugged for hours together while listening in to the guest lecturers online.