Apple MacBook Air vs Dell Inspiron vs Packard Bell

Apple MacBook Air vs Dell Inspiron vs Packard Bell

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  • Whether you're a cash-strapped college student or starting your degree, we've got your perfect portable right here.

    With tuition fees rising faster than the average American’s blood pressure, students are more hard-off than ever before. Thankfully the cost of laptops is continually dropping, and these days you can pick up a portable pal for surprisingly little. You don’t have to resort to a chunky beast that can barely load a spreadsheet either. With the laptops we’ve gathered here, you can stream HD video, play games, edit your photos and movies - and of course belt out an essay at three in the morning.

    As well as some great performers, we’ve picked out a couple of highly portable machines that are perfect for carrying to lectures. We’ve even highlighted some exclusive deals for students, so you don’t have to break into the beer fund for your new laptop.

    Packard Bell NS44
    Price: £399
    Love: A highly usable, surprisingly powerful compact laptop with a bright and vibrant screen
    Hate: No dedicated graphics means we can’t run our favourite shooters in high-res
    Packard Bell NS44 review I Link: Packard Bell

    Samsung RV511-S01UK
    Price: £512
    Love: A sturdy laptop that’s comfortable to use and features basic dedicated graphics
    Hate: We weren’t exactly blown away by the design or the rather dim screen, while battery life is merely average
    Samsung RV511-S01UK review I Link: Samsung

    Apple MacBook Air (11-inch)
    Price: £814
    Love: Everything from the ridiculously slender body to the crisp and colourful screen just oozes beauty
    Hate: Rather pricey, but at least Apple offers that student discount
    Apple MacBook Air (11-inch) review I Link: Apple

    Dell Inspiron 15r N5110
    Price: £579
    Love: Tons of power, but also decent battery life thanks to Optimus technology
    Hate: Spongy typing action, due to flex in the centre of the keyboard
    Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 review I Link: Dell

    Toshiba Satellite L755-13F
    Price: £580
    Love: The colourful display is a great way to enjoy HD movies on the go
    Hate: No dedicated graphics limits the multimedia potential
    Toshiba Satellite L755-13F review I Link: Toshiba

    MSI CR640-020UK
    Price: £490
    Love: Photos and films are beautifully reproduced by the colourful screen
    Hate: No dedicated graphics means gamers are limited to older titles
    MSI CR640-020UK review I Link: MSI

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