Best Laptops For Students In Kenya And Their Prices For 2023

A laptop is a general requirement that a modern student should have in his university or college Life. A good laptop is necessary for pursuing higher education, whether for taking notes, completing assignments, or watching videos. If you are looking for the best laptops for students, you are in the right place. Keep reading to the end to stay informed.

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Best Laptops For Students In Kenya And Their Prices For 2023
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A laptop is one item that has become necessary for students. The laptop had evolved into crucial equipment for the student's workspace even before  The COVID  pandemic, which forced many students to go online.

It may appear simple, but picking the best laptop for studying is not that simple. It is vital to consider some, perhaps incompatible, factors, including performance and cost. A decent student laptop must be portable, have a high degree of autonomy, and be reasonably priced, given that it will be used continuously.

Not everyone can afford the most costly, top-of-the-line ultraportable. However, the laptop computer will not only be utilized in lecture rooms; it may also serve as your primary computer, on which you will watch television shows or interact with your family at home.

 Despite this, we urge you to avoid selecting the deal with the lowest price. Consider your purchase as an investment in the future instead. Therefore, we have selected the top laptops for students available right now, whether they run Mac OS, Windows, or Chrome OS.

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 HONOR MAGIC BOOK 14 AMD (2022)

Honor has done well with its most recent MagicBook 14, which offers an ultraportable that strikes a good mix between performance and cost. The aluminium chassis is noteworthy in this price bracket, as is the straightforward design. The keyboard is large, the keys are evenly spaced apart, and the keystrokes are extremely short, which won't be to everyone's taste but is nonetheless appealing. A matte coating that doesn't capture reflections is a nice touch for the Full HD LCD panel. It has an animated AMD Ryzen 5 5500U inside, 256GB of NVMe PCIe 3.0 storage and 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It's a plus that the computer doesn't get hot while running and stays fairly quiet. And in terms of autonomy, it performs admirably, lasting 13 hours without a plug.

 Key Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-12500H
  • GPU: Xe + Geforce RTX 2050
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Screen size: 14.2
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 x 1440
  • Connectivity: Intel AX201

 LENOVO IDEAPAD DUET CHROMEBOOK (2020)

Is your spending constrained? You can use Chromebooks right now. When connected to its keyboard and trackpad, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 2-in-1 device can be used as a PC or a tablet. As soon as you put in the keyboard, the system immediately shifts between tablet and laptop modes. As a result, it utilizes ChromeOS and is powered by a MediaTek P60 CPU. The Chromebook is perfect for taking notes in class because it can handle basic office work. Its approximately 8-hour autonomy is another benefit.

 Key Specs

  • CPU:  MediaTek P60T 8-core/8-thread 2.0GHz (boostable to 2.80GHz)
  • GPU:  ARM G72 MP3 800GHz
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4X (Soldered)
  • Storage: 128GB eMMC
  • Display: 10.1-inch, 1920x1200 IPS touchscreen, 400 nits
  • Ports: USB Type-C x 1
  • Camera: 8MP auto-focus (back), 2MP fixed-focus (front)
  • Connectivity: 802.11 AC (2 x 2) wireless, Bluetooth 4.2
  • OS: Chrome OS
  • Battery: 7,180mAh/27.6Wh (max)/7,100mAh/0Wh (min)
  • Size (W x D x H) - Tablet: 9.44 x 6.29 x 0.29 inches (239.8 x 159.8 x 7.35 milometers); With keyboard and cover: 9.64 x 6.66 x 0.71 inches (244.87 x 199.31 x 18.2 milometers)
  • Weight - Tablet: 0.99 pounds (450 grams); With keyboard and cover: 2.03 pounds (920 grams)

Huawei MATEBOOK D16 (2021)

Huawei is no longer a player in the local smartphone industry, but it continues to sell unique laptops like the MateBook D 16. Its exceptionally thin borders give it the appearance of a 15.6-inch device, but having a big 16.1-inch screen. Despite having a huge display, it is lightweight and portable, measuring only 1.8 cm. There are 4 USB ports, 2 USB-C connections, and an HDMI output on the connector. The wireless-rated table is completed with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. The screen is average, with well-calibrated colours, as one could expect considering the budget, but the contrast and brightness are poor. The placement of the webcam within a keyboard key results in angles that are nonetheless unattractive in the video, even with a decent low-angle image.

 Key Specs

  • Operating System. Windows 11 Home.
  • Dimensions. Width. 356.7 mm.
  • Display. Size. 16 inches. ...
  • Processor. 12ᵗʰ Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12450H Processor. 12ᵗʰ Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H Processor. ...
  • Graphics. Intel® UHD Graphics. Intel® Iris® Xᵉ Graphics. ...
  • Memory. 8 GB / 16 GB.
  • Storage. 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD. ...
  • Battery. Material.

HUAWEI MATEBOOK 14S 2021

We still advise the Matebook 14s from Huawei, which has done well for itself in this price category. The MateBook 14s features a grey aluminium chassis and the standard MateBook design. It weighs 1.43 kg, which is less than a MacBook Pro 14. The keyboard is comfortable with big keys and a stroke that isn't too short, just like the previous MateBooks. One of the model's significant advantages is the screen. The 16.10:1 aspect ratio and 14.2 inches make it ideal for productivity. For a student, this is a fair size compromise. It is quite nice to touch, has a 2.5 K definition, and is capable of up to 90 Hz daily. Excellent contrasts and a good maximum brightness are both present.

Key Specs

  •  Type. LTPS.
  • Screen-to-body Ratio. 90%
  • Aspect Ratio. 3: 2.
  • Resolution. 2520 x 1680, 213 PPI.
  • Refresh rate. 90 Hz / 60 Hz.
  • Maximum brightness. 400 nits.
  • Colour gamut. 100% sRGB. 

APPLE MACBOOK AIR 2020 M1

Despite our best efforts to limit our selection to inexpensive PCs, we could not leave out the MacBook Air M1. Despite its same chassis, the first ARM-powered version of Apple's flagship computer is indispensable. It has recently been replaced by a new model called the MacBook Air. However, we still recommend the M1 because it is less expensive and equally efficient.

The M1 chip represents a true revolution within. The new internal processor performs better than an Intel Mac, using incredibly little power. Because of this, the MacBook Air no longer even has fans (and is therefore completely silent), and its battery life may last up to fifteen hours without losing power.

Apple strikes hard here and now and provides the best performance/price ratio by a wide margin. It's the ideal student laptop if you can afford it.

 Key Specs

  •  Display. Retina display. ...
  • Chip. Apple M1 chip. ...
  • Battery and Power 1 Up to 15 hours of wireless web. ...
  • Charging and Expansion. Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for: ...
  • Memory. 8GB. ...
  • Storage 2 256GB. ...

ASUS ZENBOOK 14 OLED (UX3402)

OLED panels are common on our smartphones but uncommon on laptops, so when they appear at a competitive price, some PCs stand out from the competition. But Asus has succeeded in achieving this with their ZenBook 14 OLED. The device is solid and beautiful, although it is thin (16 mm) and relatively light (1.39 kg). The keyboard's rather long stroke is pleasant for people who type a lot. It has a sizable, extremely accurate touchpad that can be turned into a number keypad by touching a corner. An HDMI port, two USB-C ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, and even a microSD card reader are all included in the connection. We also appreciate the inclusion of Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E.

 Key Specs

  • Display size: 14.00-inch
  • Display resolution: 1,800x2,880 pixels
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Processor: Core i7
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: Windows 11
  • SSD: 1TB
  • Weight: 1.39 kg

 MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 8

If you have the money, you may buy a full PC. The Surface Pro laptops from Microsoft have some benefits for students. The Pro 8, the most recent Surface, is adaptable because of its hybrid design. When connected to its keyboard, it can appear either as a large 13-inch tablet or as a computer. The screen's outer edges have been significantly slimmed down in this most recent generation, and the display now has a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Thus, it incorporates an 11th-generation Intel H-series processor and a dedicated GeForce RTX graphics chip. Even a couple of games can run on all of this. The Surface may consequently take on three positions: laptop, tablet, or an intermediate mode ideal for watching movies. The Surface is thus at the intersection of a tablet and a laptop. The hinge's quality never changes. Without giving anything away, it still has a distinct, recognizable look.

 Key Specs

  • CPU: 3.0GHz Intel Core i7-1185G7 (quad-core, 12MB Intel Smart Cache, up to 4.8GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • RAM: 16GB LPDDR4x
  • Screen: 13-inch QHD (2,880 x 1,920) touch
  • Storage: 256GB SSD (PCIe, NVMe, M.2)
  • Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 4, combi audio jack, Surface Connect port
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6; Bluetooth 5.1
  • Camera: 1080p IR Webcam
  • Weight: 1.96 pounds (891g)
  • Size: 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.37 in (287 x 208 x 9.3mm W x D x H)

 LENOVO LEGION 5 PRO (16ACH6H)

The laptop plays the sober aesthetic card when it comes to aesthetics by avoiding RGB lighting and extravagances. In the 16:10 format, the 16-inch screen provides a good definition. Rest assured, workplace use is also guaranteed by these performances, even though everything is made for gaming. The colours and brightness of the UI are true and generous. It houses an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics processor from Lenovo. So it shouldn't be surprising that the Lenovo Legion 5 is a performance powerhouse. A major negative is that the autonomy is subpar, and the charger is excessively hefty. Therefore, it is strongly advised to be sedentary.

 Key Specs

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Ryzen 7 5800H
  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti, RTX 3060, RTX 3070
  • RAM: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
  • Display: 16-inch IPS LCD, WXQGA (2560 x 1600), 165Hz
  • Storage: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Dimensions: 14 x 10.4 x 0.86-1.1 inches
  • Weight: 5.4 pounds

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