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
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
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)
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
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
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
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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