7 best laptops for students, and everyone on a tight budget

There's a thin line between price, quality, and transportability — and these laptops check all the boxes

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The holidays are just around the corner and as a student, you'll probably want to ask for something practical. Maybe you'd like someone to pay your bills for the month or buy books for next semester. Or maybe you should replace that 5-year-old laptop barely hanging on by a thread.

You may think your computer will last a couple more years, but why put yourself through slow speeds and terrible battery life when it's not necessary? Laptops made for students and others with lower budgets are more advanced — here are seven models that can handle your school load and won't break the bank.

Lenovo ThinkPad E580


Lenovo'sThinkPad E580 would be perfect for students in the business, economics or tech fields. Starting at about $530, the E580 has a slew of different security protocols, such as fingerprint verification, durability against drops or being roughly thrown in a backpack. You also get up to 13 hours of battery life on one charge. Your trusty pal definitely won't die out during a lecture.

Available on Amazon & Best Buy

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