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Choosing the Right Laptop for School


Best Laptop for School

Are you on the hunt for a new laptop for school? The COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for a computer a necessity with the uncertainty of schools going back online or for those taking classes online all school year. Whether you’re in person or online, here are a few things to consider when purchasing a laptop for school.


First, you must decide on a budget. Laptops can range in price and the average new laptop is $800+. Refurbished laptops are a great option for those on a tighter budget. You will also want to check with your school to see if they have any specific system computer or program requirements. Some schools may require that you use Microsoft Office or Adobe type programs and you’ll need to include that in your overall budget.


Another thing to consider is what operating system works best with your school needs. The most popular laptop operating systems are Windows and Mac. One is not better than the other and they both have advantages and disadvantages. MacBook tends to be more user friendly, fewer malware threats, easy integration with iPhone and work best with graphic design and photo editing programs. Windows can be a less expensive option that works well with Microsoft programs, good for programming and gaming and has significantly more software offerings. Both operating systems work well for taking notes, using the internet and other basic school needs.


Compare these options before purchasing a laptop for school:

  • Price

  • School Requirements

  • Storage Size

  • Operating System

  • Battery Life

  • Reliability

  • Weight/Size

  • Video Capabilities for Zoom/Google Classroom

There are a lot of options when deciding the best laptop for college or school. At Desert Computer Solutions we sell refurbished laptops starting at $99. We sell all major brands including Apple, Dell, Lenovo, and HP and offer a 90-day warranty. Contact us today at 602-295-5918 or visit our computer store at 1605 W. University Dr. Ste. 110 in Tempe, Arizona.