Group test: Student laptops

Group test: Student laptops

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  • Power, battery life and a hefty student discount

    Students, the government wants to offer you and your teachers a dicscounted laptop through the National Notebook and Desktop agreement (NDNA). To achieve academic excellence you'll need processing power and a battery that can surive a hard dayy's studying. These laptops are currently top of their class...

                                      Best…. Pricier Option
    Apple Macbook
    £800
    Love: long battery life. Mac OS X is a joy to use. Student discounts.
    Hate: Underpowered for the price. No HDMI
    - Read the full review     Link: Apple

    Best… Connectivity
    Sony Vaio E-Series
    £700
    Love: Superb screen. Good keyboard and plenty of connections.
    Hate: Poor battery. Pricey
    - Read the full review     Link: Sony

    Best.... Budget Option
    Toshiba Satellite C650-15X
    £495 
    Love: Very cheap indeed. Great keyboard
    Hate: Wants for both connectivity and power
    - Read the full review     Link: Toshiba

    Best… Value for money
    Samsung NP-Q330
    £584 www.toshiba.co.uk
    Love: Mobility and performance in a reasonably priced unit. Well designed keyboard
    Hate: A bit dull perhaps
    - Read the full review     Link: Samsung

    Best… Multimedia machine
    Dell Inspiron 17R
    £700 www.dell.co.uk
    Love: Powerful spec for the price. Tasty screen. Bundled software
    Hate: Hard to use in bright light. Short battery life
    - Read the full review     Link: Dell

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