5 Best Student Laptops to buy in the UK

So lecture notes, some prefer to type so you need a portable laptop with a lengthy battery life. Then there’s the artsy students- video editing, graphic design, digital art, that’s some pretty hefty software, you guys needs something powerful. And on top of all of that, every student needs some down time, so a laptop that can handle movies, music and gaming too. Finding the perfect student laptop seems next to impossible! But fear not, Laptop Outlet are here to help. We’ve done our research and we’ve narrowed it down to the 5 best student laptops to buy in the UK and there’s something suited to everyone in there!

Before we jump in, just a few quick tips. Check up on your course content before purchasing to ensure you buy a laptop equipped to deal with your personal needs and more importantly your course; e.g. graphic design student will need a laptop with higher storage space and RAM and most likely more advanced graphic quality. Alongside this, check sites and apps such as Student Beans as they offer great discounts. We offer discounts across a range of selected student laptops on our site. And lastly, check with your university to see if you’re eligible for funding or a grant, they may provide you with your needed device or partially cover the costs. Now, let us jump straight into our 5 best student laptops to buy in the UK.


HP Pavilion x2


Processor: Intel Atom x5-38300


Storage: 32GB

Screen: 10.1”

OS: Windows 10 Home

Graphics: Integrated Intel HD


Find tablets and laptops both useful? Torn between the two? Well, the HP Pavilion gives you the flexibility of both (literally)! This diverse hybrid allows you to switch between tablet, stand, tent and laptop mode, so any task is tackled with ease and comfort. A great choice for those who work hard and want to play hard, tent mode is a great choice for a movie in bed or propped up on a table with all your mates round for movie night; Intel HD graphics ensure optimum detail and sharpness too. Windows 10 is a must have for students- customise your desktop for easy navigation and use, you’ll know exactly where everything is and how to get there.




Processor: Intel Core i5-6300HQ


Storage: 1TB + 128GB SSHD

Screen: 15.6”

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M


This Asus laptop has earned its place in our 5 best student laptops in the UK due to its endless capabilities because of its super powerful Intel Core i5 processor. This laptop can handle gaming and power-consuming software, so graphic/product/web design, film, television, art and photography student- keep your eyes on this bad boy. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics and wide screen ensures work that requires fine detail can be completed to perfection and gaming and viewing experience has a true to life feel because of the vivid graphics.


HP Stream 11-r001na


Processor: Intel Celeron N3050


Storage: 32GB

Screen: 11.6”

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Graphics: Integrated Intel HD


For those of you who are a fan of aesthetics, this is the laptop for you. Most laptops stick to dull grey and black, so this little laptop breaks those norms and has a nice pop of colour. Weighing only 1.18kg and only 18.4mm, travelling is done with ease thus making the HP Stream an ideal companion for those who are working and playing on the go. In addition to this, the 9.5 hours of battery life eliminates the hassles of carrying chargers and hunting for a plug socket to charge whilst out the house.


Lenovo Ideapad 110

Processor: AMD A6-7310


Storage: 1TB

Screen: 15.6”

OS: Windows 10 Home

Graphics: AMD Radeon R4


This laptop is definitely one of the highest ranked in our 5 best student laptops pick. With 1TB storage, you can download music, movies, apps and programmes to your hearts content without the worry of filling up all your storage space. With a powerful processor and 4GB RAM, this laptop is again suited for students who have to work with power-consuming software as it’s built to withstand such draining tasks. AMD graphics ensure gaming, design work and movies are to the utmost highest standards in terms of visual quality.



Processor: Intel Pentium Quad Core N3540


Storage: 1TB

Screen: 15.6” (Touchscreen)

OS: Windows 8.1

Graphics: Integrated Intel HD

Last but not least on our 5 best student laptops pick, another powerhouse of a laptop. Store as much as you want, no hassle of multiple USBs because of lack of storage space. Packed with loads of ports, stay connected to your devices with ease and there’s no hassle with super quick transfers. Tackle daily tasks as well as more advanced and highly power-consuming software with the Intel Pentium Quad Core processor. Multimedia will be a breeze on this ASUS laptop, with SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard, you’ll never miss a beat; listening and creating music has ever been easier.


So there you have it, our 5 best student laptops to buy in the UK- all available with a student discount via Student Beans on our website. If you’re still undecided, check out our huge range of student laptops and you’ll most definitely find something that suits your needs.


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