Limitless information is available online with Wi-Fi technology, accessible anytime, and almost everywhere. Because of this, most students prefer doing their research using portable devices such as laptops. Additionally, because of their flexibility and a plethora of tools and features, school projects are easier to complete with a laptop. It would unquestionably be difficult to go through school without one. Because it is now a necessity, Samsung designed laptops tailored for every student’s needs and more importantly, their budget.
In no particular order, here are the top picks for Samsung laptops that are easy on the pocket and best suited for students:
Samsung Chromebook 4+
With a 15.6” screen, it has a wider viewing angle than a normal netbook. Though the 1080p display is not the best out there, it’s more than enough for a pleasurable visual experience, whether watching video tutorials, creating colorful class presentations, or just binging on Netflix on lazy weeknights. Its Intel Celeron processor, expandable RAM of up to 6GB, ultra-fast Gigabit Wi-Fi, and 10-hour battery life provide an uninterruptible performance for a long period. The Chrome 4+ also comes with three internal storage options, 28GB, 64GB, and 128GB. All for an affordable price of $299.99, $349.99, and $379.99, respectively.
Samsung Chromebook 4
A compact version of 4+, this portable has an anti-reflective 11.6” HD LED display, with 1366 x 768 resolution. Running on an Intel Pentium N4000 processor, 4GB of RAM, and Gigabit Wi-Fi, it can also give acceptable performance, either when you’re doing your homework or simply running your favorite Android apps. Like the 4+, this has fast-charging capabilities and can last up to 10 hours on battery. You can also choose between 32GB or 64GB internal storage, and you can always use MicroSD storage for additional storage. This is all worth the $229.99 price for 32GB storage. If you want bigger storage space, just add $50 to get the 64GB option.
Samsung Chromebook 3.
An earlier generation of 4+ and 4, this lightweight Chromebook comes with all the basics that you need for a portable. Slim-built and weighs only 2.54lbs, it’s effortless to carry anywhere you go. It has the same display specs as Chromebook 4 and can be tilted to as low as 180 degrees. It’s 4GB of RAM, Intel Celeron N3060 processor, and Wi-Fi connectivity may not give as powerful performance as its successors but it got all you need for basic tasks such as word processing and online browsing. Just like its successors, the keyboard is spill-proof, which is fitting for students. It also comes with two internal storage options; 16GB, which is cheaper at $219.99, and 32GB, which you can get for $229.99.
Samsung Notebook Flash
This slim-built Windows notebook is best suited for students. Its 13.3” anti-glare, FHD LED display with 1080p resolution that comes with a webcam. It has versatile connectivity features with one USB-C port, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, DC-in port, and UFS (Universal Flash Storage) port. For those not familiar with UFS, it’s the latest innovation in flash memory technology that is five times faster than MicroSD storage. Those who don’t have a UFS, fret not, the MicroSD card can still be used in the same slot. Another cool thing about Flash is the addition of a fingerprint sensor for added security when logging in. It also comes with a playful retro keyboard and has three colors to choose from – coral, white, and charcoal. Finally, it’s loaded Windows 10 OS, 4GB of RAM, a Gigabit Wi-fi connectivity, 64GB internal storage, and has two options for processor – Intel Pentium N4000 and Intel Pentium N5000. If you’re good with the processing speed of N4000, it fits the bill nicely at $349.99, but if you want a faster processor, then you can add extra bucks to get the N5000 at $399.99.
Samsung Chromebook Plus V2
This portable and lightweight, dual-camera 2-in-1 Chromebook is definitely a good value for your money. The screen is 12.2” with 1900 x 1200 resolution with LED backlighting that you can fold up to 360 degrees to convert it to a tablet. What’s more, it comes with a stylus pen that lets you switch to writing or sketching if you’re bored with typing. Interestingly, you can use it to take screenshots too. It comes with two cameras, a 13MP world view camera and a 1MP front camera for video chats. Moreover, it’s built-in with the Intel Core M3 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and up to 64GB internal storage. If you need more storage, you can always use the MicroSD slot. All these amazing features for only $599.99. There’s a less expensive option that is built with an Intel Celeron processor that you can get for a cheaper price of $549.99.
Samsung Chromebook Plus
The first generation of the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is also a portable 2-in-1, which means you can still switch between laptop and tablet mode. The defining difference between the two is the type of processor used. While the V2 upgraded to Intel, the first-gen is using an ARM Op 1 processor. In addition, Chromebook Plus has no rear camera, unlike its successor. The screen of Chromebook Plus is also taller at 12.3” with 2400 x 1600 resolution. The rest of the hardware and features are the same for both, which makes Plus still an excellent choice for students. Expectedly, it is cheaper than 4+. You can get it for as low as $449.99.
The South Korean manufacturer has built laptops for every type of user. Whether you’re a student, a professional on a budget or a practical user who doesn’t really bother about all the fancy features of premium laptops, the lightweight portables presented here are just right for you. Whether you want to weave through the crowd in 2-in-1s or traditional laptops, you can never go for less with quality laptops at reasonable prices from Samsung.
All prices and specs are from Samsung’s website: https://www.samsung.com/us/
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