Old school, meet new tech: how today’s laptops are ideal for student life

They work hard. They play hard. And they won’t run out of energy before you do

When you’re at college or uni, a laptop isn’t just for studying. It’s the Netflix bingeing, Spotify streaming, note taking, social life organising hub for every waking moment. And today’s latest laptops have the speed, the smarts and the stamina to be with you all the way.

These aren’t your parents’ laptops. There’s been a revolution in laptop tech, and in just a few short years they’ve been utterly transformed. Today’s laptops deliver more performance and last longer than ever before, making them ideal for student living.

If you browse the range at AO.com you’ll see the incredible benefits of the latest laptop tech. Screens have become incredibly sharp, and some are touchscreens. Others can twist and turn to make your laptop into a tablet. Slow hard disks have been superseded by silent, super-speedy SSDs. And the days when your laptop would run out of puff long before you did are long gone. Today’s batteries are incredibly slim but deliver incredible battery life. 

Of course, if we were presenting this as a college or uni assignment we’d be expected to substantiate our claims. So let’s get substantiating. First up, we’d show you the HP Envy x360 2PN04EA which has a rubbish name and a spectacular screen that swiftly turns into a tablet, the equally impressive and flexible Lenovo Yoga 730 and the spectacular Acer Spin 1. All three laptops have Windows Ink, making them ideal lecture companions as well as powerful laptops.

The HP Envy has a spectacular screen

Then we’d show you the Lenovo IdeaPad 320S, its impossibly slim, stylish design packing plenty of processing power for both work and play as well as enough battery for 12 hours from a single charge. For the creatives we’d present the stunning HP Pavilion x360 4BX53EA with its 8th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, dedicated Photoshop-friendly graphics card and roomy 256GB SSD. And for the serious power users, we’d talk about the Lenovo S730 81J0000NUK’s powerful 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. 

The HP Pavilion is ideal if you're working with images or video

The one thing all these laptops have in common other than their awesomeness is that they’re all available from AO.com. And that’s good news, because AO.com isn’t like other retailers. It doesn’t just want you to have the best laptop. It wants you to get the best price and the best customer service too.

That’s not just empty marketing hype. AO.com’s price promise saves you the faff of trying to compare online prices: AO.com checks every price everywhere every day so that you know you’re getting the best deal. That’s important for everyone, of course, but it’s particularly important when you’re a student on a budget. Money saved on your laptop is money you can spend having fun.

Forget vague delivery promises and hanging around your flat or your halls of residence hoping that some day your courier may come. AO.com offers next day delivery and will text you with a 4-hour delivery window so you can get on with your day, showing you every stage of the delivery on AO.com’s excellent app. If you prefer, you can select a later date for as far as six weeks in the future. 

AO.com has an Excellent rating on TrustPilot based on more than 100,000 reviews, so you can be sure you’re dealing with a firm who cares about delivering superb customer service: in the event of any issues, there’s a UK call centre ready to help.

Whether it’s for studying or scribbling, hard work or hardcore gaming, AO.com has a laptop that you’re going to love. To discover the possibilities and find out what the next generation of super-smart laptops can do for you, visit AO.com here.