Best Laptops For School Students

by | Jul 2, 2018

The vacation season is about to finish. All the kids will be waiting anxiously to see their friends at school.

At the same time, the excitement of new books and bags will make them happy as well.

As the school curriculum becomes more and more streamlined, students are required to learn more from outside than from the supplied textbooks. A laptop would be the best tool for this purpose.

But which laptop should you gift your kid? – We’re here to help.

School students only need to have basic functionalities like the option to browse the internet, prepare presentations with the office suite etc.

A budget laptop under Rs.30,000 is more than enough for these purposes. Here is a list of five best laptops that we’ve cherry picked for students.

1. Dell Inspiron 3565

Best Laptops For School Students
Overall Best Pick
  • Best for upper primary classes
  • AMD APU is well suited for academic tasks
  • Bundled softwares is a bonus
Dell is one of the few laptop brands that people feel synonymous with reliability. Even though Dell laptops are a bit pricier than its similarly spec’d competitors , the quality of the components used and the overall build justifies it.

The Dell Inspiron 3656 is an attractive package for school goers and the reasons why is detailed down below.

This device features AMD A9 APU or Accelerated Processing Unit. What does it equate to in real life usage? This dual core processor is very much capable of running all the day to day apps that your kid might use.

The included 6GB RAM is adequate for carrying out multiple tasks at once.

Kids lack patience – isn’t it? This laptop won’t test their patience for sure. The apps load and run faster. No matter how many tab he/she has opened in the browser, switching over to an encyclopedia app won’t freeze the system.

The Dell Inspiron 3565 comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home operating system from Microsoft.

As an added bonus, this laptop also includes Microsoft Office 2016 Home and student version out of the box. Thank god your kid can prepare presentations, make tables and charts without having to resort to a pirated copy of Microsoft Office.

This laptop features a CD/DVD drive which is kind of becoming a rarity in the laptop market.

Some of the academic books come with a supplied CD which includes explanation tutorials and other data. Having an optical drive is highly beneficial in that case.

Reliable brand
MS Office 2016 pre – installed
CD/DVD drive


Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Storage1 TB
RAM6GB DDR4, with an additional slot
CPUAPU Dual Core A9 2.4GHz
Battery backup5 hours
Display15.6- inch, HD LED Truelife display

2. Lenovo 320E

Best Laptops Under Rs. 50,000
Best Linux Pick
  • Best suited for tech savvy kids
  • Anti glare display reduces eye strain
  • Decent performance guaranteed
Lenovo is the Chinese brand we’re all familiar with – thanks to some of their popular smartphones in the country.

Lenovo is known for their stylish and sleek laptops which reminds the style meets substance quote.

The Lenovo 320E is a budget laptop priced under Rs.25,000 that is suitable for everyday casual use.

Powering the Lenovo 320E is a seventh generation AMD APU coupled with 4GB of DDR4 RAM. This processor runs on a slightly higher clock speed than the above mentioned Dell Inspiron 3565.

Higher clock speed equates to better performance. Even with the processor running inside at this clock speed, the Lenovo 320E manage to last for 5+ hours in a single charge.

This device comes with a large 15.6-inch anti-glare display. Looking at the laptop screen for extended hours can cause stress to the eyes, especially for children who cycle between the books and the laptop.

The anti-glare display reduces the reflectivity of the screen and this reduces the strain on the eyes when this laptop is used under brightly lit environments.

The supplied 1TB hard disk will let your kid save all the files offline. For a student 1TB hard disk space is more than enough to play with.

If you wish to spend some time with the laptop watching a few movies at times, the 15.6-inch screen offers good colour reproduction and brightness levels.

The main drawback of this laptop is that it comes with Ubuntu OS. To the end users, it means that the learning curve for the new OS is steep and it may take a while to get used to it.

You’ve to install an operating system such as Windows 10 to continue using it with the apps you’re familiar with.

Ubuntu is a free and open source OS that is, in our opinion the best for a student to become familiar with computers on a deeper level.

Stylish and sleek design
Great display with punchier and vivid colours
Good battery life
Limited port selection
Slow HDD


Operating SystemUbuntu
Storage1 TB
CPU2GB Nvidia Geforce 940MX
Battery backup5 hours
Display15.6 inch, 1366 x 768 HD LED Backlit Antiglare

3. Asus X540YA

5 Best Laptops For School Students
Value For Money Pick
  • Suitable laptop for on-screen reading
  • Affordability is a big plus
  • Works well for casual tasks

Asus needs no introduction. The ROG series with gamers in mind and Vivobook series for budget-conscious buyers, Asus has a strong foothold in the laptop segment.

The Asus X540YA is an entry level laptop priced under Rs.20,000 that comes equipped with latest and greatest connectivity features.

The Asus X450YA has a 15.6″ HD LED Backlit display with an anti glare coating that will reduce the reflectiveness of the display under bright light. This will reduce the strain on your eyes while looking at the display for an extended period of time.

Asus Eye Care technology is a piece of software that would particularly help a lot of students out there, who spend a lot of time reading content on the laptop screen.

This nifty software reduces the blue light levels on the screen up to 33%, which in turn makes reading a comfortable experience.

The Dual core AMD APU E1 processor is fast and powerful enough to run browsers as well as every day productivity apps side by side without any lags or stutters.

This device comes with a 500GB HDD that provides enough space for your kid to save his/her files safe and secure.

What makes this laptop stands out from the rest at this price point is its connectivity options. This laptop comes with a USB C, a USB 3.0, USB 2.0 along with an HDMI as well as a card reader.

How does this benefit you as a user?

USB 3.0 and USB C are capable for faster data transfer speeds.

If you have to copy some content into or from the laptop, the time required to do that will be almost reduced by half.From a student’s standpoint, this feature isn’t something worthy of attention. But still having an option is always better than nothing.

The Asus X540YA comes loaded with Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Home operating system out of the box.

USB C port present
Windows 10 Home preinstalled
Multi-gesture supported touchpad
Slower DDR3 RAM module
Webcam resolution is low


Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Storage500 GB
CPUAMD APU Dual Core E1 1.3GHz
Battery backup5 hours
Display15.6 inch,HD LED Backlit Anti-glare Display

4. HP Imprint 15-BW098AU

5 Best Laptops For School Students
Best Build Quality
  • Best for viewing media content
  • Built to withstand rough use
  • No OS out of the box is a let down
HP is one of the leading manufacturers of laptops in India with many successful products in their kitty. Imprint series is the company’s entry-level lineup with an idea of providing respectable features at an affordable price range.

The Imprint 15-BW098AU is one such offering from HP that has the potential to be a true performer in this category.

For a budget laptop priced under Rs.20,000 the HP Imprint 15-BW098AU has one of the best displays around. The large 15.6 – inch HD display has decent viewing angles and colour reproduction.

The panel is touted as a Brightview widescreen display which, as the name suggests offers ample brightness under all lighting conditions.

The Dual core AMD APU inside does run the apps pretty well – thanks to the 4GB DDR4 RAM on board.

One of the interesting aspect of this entry level laptop is that the RAM is expandable up to 16GB. This gives the laptop, the flexibility to be used as a kid’s laptop as well as a capable machine in case you decide to crank up the power at some time later.

One of the attractive aspects of this HP Imprint 15-BW098AU is its build quality. The construction is solid and rigid. The components used for the build feels high quality as well.

Kids use laptop much different than a normal adult would use. This HP laptop can withstand much of that rough use and abuse without hampering the general usability of the device.

One of the main gripe with this device is that it comes with Free DOS meaning you will have to install the operating system of your choice on your own.

If you wish you kid has to have a more thorough understanding of computers, Ubuntu is the best. Or else, if you think it’s much off a hassle to get used with Ubuntu, you can easily install Windows OS as well.

A 4-cell lithium ion battery powers the device that the company promises to provide up to 6 hours of usage on a single charge that is pretty much user subjective. The inclusion of fast charging feature will let you charge this device quickly.

Good build quality
Bright display with good viewing angles
Fast charging support
No Operating system out of the box
Average processor
Lower clocked RAM (1866 MHz)


Operating SystemFree DOS
Storage1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4 upto 16GB
CPUAMD APU Dual Core E2 1.5GHz
Battery backup6 hours
Display15.6 inch, HD LED Backlit BrightView Widescreen

5. Micromax Canvas Lapbook

5 Best Laptops For School Students
Entry Level Pick
  • Suited for lower primary classes
  • Easy to carry around
  • Long lasting battery
We all know Micromax as a cell phone manufacturer. Before the entry of Chinese handset makers, Micromax was the goto entry-level phone manufacturer for many.

Now that the market is saturated, they have switched the tables and entered the netbook category with Micromax Canvas Lapbook offered at a typical smartphone price point.

If you’re too low on budget but still is in search of a netbook that your kid can make use for his/her academic purposes, this is the best bet.

Running on a less powerful Intel Atom processor and coupled with just 2GB of RAM, this little device can be as useful as any of the laptops priced under Rs.20,000 mentioned above.

A 32GB eMMC lets you store some of the data, if not all on the device. Be sure you have an external storage source if you plan to use this device on a heavy basis, as apps and other data can take up space quite quickly. But for students we think, for storing their files and PDFs won’t take up much space.

The Micromax Canvas Lapbook sports an 11.6″ HD LED Backlit display with good colour and saturation levels. This display is perfect for viewing video content on youtube and casual browsing on the go.

Since it’s lightweight and compact, students can carry it around in their regular school bags easily.

Windows 10 is preinstalled and users can use the device right out of the box without having the need for setting up anything else. What is impressive to us is the battery life of this device. This netbook can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. This makes it a perfect travel companion.

Windows 10 Preinstalled
Very cheap
Limited performance
Limited storage


Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Storage32GB eMMC
CPUIntel Atom Quad core 1.33Ghz
Battery backup10 hours
Display11.6 inch, HD LED Backlit display
We conclude this article for the best five laptops for school students here. If you wish to purchase something even more powerful than the products mentioned here, don’t forget to check out our other lists for the best laptops under Rs.40,000 and laptops under Rs.50,000. Thanks for your time, have a great day and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter.