Best Laptops for Learning the Way You Want

Like with anything, having the right tools on hand makes being a student that much easier. And the right laptop should be at the top of the list. Not only will it keep students connected to learning, but it can also provide a place for them to explore independently.

Here are our recommendations for the best laptops to help students get ready for the new school.

For Elementary School Students

Wading into the tech pool with your kiddo can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. For kids who are still figuring out how to make their own lunches, Chromebooks are the answer (although not to lunch). They are easy to use and can help them to get ready for the “new school,” and learning from home.

What is a Chromebook? A versatile, wallet-friendly laptop that uses Google Chrome as its operating system and is lightweight as a result. They work with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and have access to Google Play apps. In addition, they run automatic updates in the background so you don’t lose productivity and they optimize battery performance to keep the kiddos going.

Check out:

Acer Chromebook 11

Built to be tough, this little workhorse comes with Chrome OS pre-installed, 32 GB of storage, HD technology and 10 hours of runtime on its’ lithium-ion battery.

Asus Chromebook C204

Durable and spill-resistant, this machine is built to withstand everyday wear and tear. It has Bluetooth connectivity, comes with a one-year warranty and weighs only 2.6 pounds so the littles can take it anywhere. 

For High-School and University Students

Struggling for independence and committing to discovery are two elements of growing up that drive the typical high schooler. And once they hit university age, they’re ready to take things on independently. The right technology tools can help them achieve those goals more easily.

These laptops are ideal for learning from home. Great battery life, secure, durable – Windows 10 PCs have the innovative features and tools to prepare students for success. And no matter their learning style or preference, you can find one that fits their needs and budget.

Check out:

Lenovo IdeaPad 1

A machine built to do the job, at under $300 it’s the perfect companion to high school learning. Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth, a 14-inch screen, and a 1-year warranty make it practical all ‘round.

ASUS Vivobook Flip

With touchscreen capabilities, the flip book is the best of both worlds. It has a clean design and four viewing modes (tent, stand, tablet and laptop). It’s 14-inches, lightweight and has long battery life for those all-night work sessions.

Looking for a laptop that’s ideal for ideal for work, study and collaboration – look no further! Balancing family, work and study while staying connected to friends and loved ones is a lot to manage in this new norm. These Windows PCs will help students find their new balance.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5

This performance-driven convertible laptop has a 360-degree hinge making it one of the best 2-in-1s available. Add a webcam privacy shutter, USB ports (plural) to charge, connect and share, and an accessible price point, and higher learning just got a whole lot easier.

HP Laptop

At 17-inches, this laptop is designed for long-lasting performance, speed and enhanced display with a 1600x900 screen resolution making it great on graphics.

Whether you’re creating, catching up or chilling out, these Windows PCs give students more power and performance to prepare them for whatever may come their way.

If working and learning on the go is more their speed, check out:

Acer Swift 3

Straight-forward, lightweight and designed with some of the latest technology (including a fingerprint reader), this laptop is super portable which means it can go from your teen’s study space to the family room when it’s time to take a break.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

An 11.5 hour battery runtime should certainly be enough to cover an all-nighter on this touchscreen machine. Match that with Dolby sound, 128GB Solid State Drive storage and cloud storage integrated with One Drive and this laptop is at the head of the class.

By Staples Canada

August 18, 2020

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