Top 3 Cheap Laptops for Students!

Top 3 Cheap Laptops for Students!

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Hey, how’s it going Dave 2d here, and this is a video on some inexpensive laptops for students And I know you can get some very cheap laptops out there for like 200 bucks that have Windows 10 on them but those laptops I feel like they wouldn’t last for regular use for what a student does day in day out putting it out of your bag Using it everyday. Those are not good laptops I feel for students so what I have in front of me are three very well-built Well priced laptops that all do different things these aren’t competitors. There’s not going to be a comparison of them It’s just three individual laptops and depending on what you do as a student or what you want to do with your laptop You might be interested in one of these and I also have a couple other side picks as well But the three main ones are: the asus ux305 The acer aspire 5 And the lenovo 320s. So let’s start off with the Acer first I’ve done a full review of this thing before this is a great device for students who want to get a laptop for school But also want to do some light gaming basically It’s an inexpensive regular looking 15-inch laptop that can handle current gaming titles Reasonably well because of the video card. It has an MX 150 from Nvidia Which is kind of like the GT 1030 and most current titles are very playable on this machine. If you want a more detailed review I’ll link my video below. The configuration with the MX 150 cost $600 and it’s a great laptop for the money. Now there were two things like might be an issue for students First is the battery life I’m only getting around five hours of battery life for this so if you want to bring it to school and you have a full Day of class you’re gonna have to bring your charger with you. The second thing is that it’s not super thin or light It’s not like a really thick gaming laptop, but it has some size to it. Now if you are looking for something That’s a little thinner and lighter that is still a good price point It’s this thing Lenovo 320 s so this thing starts at I think $550 for the base model, it’s a full aluminum build but the chassis has some flex to it the bottom panel is easy to open up for upgrading the RAM and storage the Screen is a little dim and the base model isn’t a 1080p screen It’s not bad though videos and pictures still look really sharp at normal viewing distances the keyboard is comfortable to use but The keystrokes are little softer than I’d like and there’s no backlighting. The trackpad uses Windows precision drivers Which are really and the battery life is surprisingly good as well , I’m getting around seven hours But this thing comes in couple configurations starts at around $500 – $550 depending on sales, but great device for students Okay, next up we have the Asus UX330 Which is the successor to the UX306 which I’ve reviewed in the past and this thing is a surprisingly good laptop for the money. Now, it’s not super cheap It’s 700 bucks. This thing has great build quality and a pretty simple design It has two regular USB ports, a USB C and a micro HDMI. It has a good screen 1080p matte finish And it gets pretty bright. Also has a nice backlit keyboard and windows precision trackpad. Tracking is really good on the surface It’s just a nice texture, but the button clicks are a little shallow. They don’t feel bad though, Just really short travel. The speakers on this thing are really good. They’re located on the bottom, and I mean for this price It’s kind of crazy How good these speakers sound. They have Harman Kardon branding, but usually having branding like this for a laptop speaker doesn’t mean anything They usually sound very average, but these actually sound good It still doesn’t have strong bass, but it’s a very clean, audio, and you’ll be happy with these speakers It is a 13 inch screen. It’s a little bit smaller than the other two laptops I’ve mentioned so far So depending what you do or what you want to do with your laptop this might be too small But if you’re looking for a 13 inch device you’re on the money The one thing I don’t like about this device is actually the fan noise It comes on way more often than you’d like it to and when it does It’s pretty loud and actually comes on when you’re doing very un-intensive stuff like watching a YouTube video or browsing the web It’s kind of weird because this is something that software should be able to fix But it’s been out for several months and there hasn’t been a change, so we’ll see. Now for the price for $700 It’s not something that is for someone looking for the cheapest laptop right, there are going to be cheaper laptops on this But if you’re in the market for some of that’s kind of higher-end like an XPS 13 or an HP Envy Those are like 900 bucks or more. This thing is a lot less But still a really good laptop, now the other thing I want to mention This is not part of the three that I was originally going to talk about is kind of like an off pick so this is the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 now this is a two in one device. I’m not a big fan of two in one devices. I find that they’re a little bit kind of cumbersome for everyday use as a student But I know that a lot of my audience are crazy about two in one devices just because they’re so versatile this one’s $650 and I think it’s the best foldable two in one device at this price point now There’s a lot of inexpensive two in one devices and a lot of them suck. Just they’re not good as laptops They’re even worse as tablets But this one is very usable in both forms the keyboard in particular is surprisingly good for the price It feels like honestly it feels like they’re XPS keyboard. It’s really good trackpad is good It’s a Windows precision driver the whole thing has excellent build quality lots of metal, impressive speakers for the price It’s a great two and one the two things that I don’t love about it Though are the screen and the battery life The screen feels a little dim and I really wish it was brighter because this is such a good device for media consumption But because of the dimmer screen you can’t use it outdoors readily, and the battery life could be better I’m only getting about five hours of life on this thing, but for a cheap But well built two and one, this is my top pick so the last thing I want to talk about are some devices that are well. They’re not really on the table here It’s kind of like a theoretical device so right now the eighth generation CPUs from Intel have been launched Intel’s coffee Lake and those 8th gen CPUs are kind of trickling down into all these devices and everything Is getting refreshed so the seventh generation KB Lake CPUs those prices are coming down a little bit? But there are some sixth generation skylake CPU laptops that are significantly cheaper and they’re still available on Amazon and some of those devices are barely a year old so they’re actually quite new still it’s just a Matter of perception of whether or not you want the brand-new one that’s coming out or one That’s a year and a few months old ok I’ll link all this stuff below And I’ll link some Sixth generation skylake CPU laptops down below as well as some of those have amazing pricing like this 510 s that I have over here But yeah, hope you guys enjoyed this video thumbs. If you liked it subs if you loved it. See you guys next time

100 thoughts on “Top 3 Cheap Laptops for Students!

  • Dave Lee Post author

    Hope this video helps the people looking for some inexpensive laptops. If you need to get something even cheaper (like $300 or less) buy a chromebook, not a windows laptop. Thanks for watching my stuffs!

  • Jai Abraham Post author

    WORST laptop in the market.!!
    dell experion 15 3000 Windows 10
    I buy this laptop I waste my money.!!!

  • Mahdi Post author

    A 2019 version of this video PLZ

  • Mahdi Post author

    A 2019 version of this video PLZ

  • brunaso Post author

    I got the Lenovo 320S thanks to this video, performs amazingly well, it's super fast and great for everyday use, specially for the price, my only complain would be the monitor because it's a TN panel and isn't 1080p but so far so good, even for a TN panel it's still pretty good. The usb-C port is a blessing too, it's my first computer with this port so far and I love it.

  • Showbiz Chismis Post author

    Superb. Get it here:

    OK. Cool. Happy with it.

  • Shouvik Dutta Post author

    Is Asus x510u is better than nitro 5 or not?

  • The commentor Post author

    Meanwhile my budget is $390. Fml

  • Zoe T Bulle Post author

    Hi Dave. What laptop is best for editing( YouTube) that’s also reasonable. I’m starting out and don’t have a lot of capital

  • Nirzar Patel Post author

    I’d Recommend Lenovo Yoga 730 For Students

  • Tobi Ogundiran Post author

    This dude is the chillest ever

  • Joan Post author

    I'd love for him to check the hp pavilion 15 out. It's the laptop i have and it ticks almost all the boxes except only having a 41Wh battery but in general its a great machine

  • J M Post author

    If you cant afford these and cbf getting a job you gonna have to go onto the preowned market. I bought a lenovo t480 with an older i5, and upgraded the ram to 8gb myself for about $220. That was about two years ago for small business tasks like excel, and word. The computer still works like a charm to this day. If you can't afford at that time, have to innovate. 🙂

  • Andre Ribeiro Post author

    Does any know the brands name and model of the backpack at the video beginning.

  • ashlii popz Post author

    Waiting for the 200$ laptop

  • Nirzar Patel Post author

    Which Laptop Has These Features?

    • Windows 10 Pro
    • Convertible 2-in-1
    • Maximum Weight of 2.8 – 3.0 Pounds
    • 13-14 Inch 1440p And Higher With IPS Display (1080p Would Be Okay)
    • Intel i5 OR i7-8565U (Whiskey-lake)
    • 8GB RAM or Higher
    • 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD or Higher
    • Dedicated Graphics (Intel / Nvidia GTX / AMD RX / AMD VEGA)
    • At Least One Thunderbolt 3
    • Microsoft Precision Touchpad With Macbook Keyboard Layout
    • 8-10 Hours of Battery Life
    • Between $999 – $1099

    BTW I’d Recommend HP Spectre X360 13-T (@ $1049.99) And Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) (@ $1079.99) As They Probably Meet All Of The Above Listed Specs.

    However, If You Got More Budget Around $1500 Then Dell XPS 13 9380 Touch Laptop (2019) (@ $1499.99) Would Be A Great Option.

  • Germiah Cunil Post author

    What do you mean the lenovo 320s doesnt have a backliting…simply press the function key and space and boom! A backlit keyboard

  • og aris Post author

    We need a 2019 update, please ❤️

  • Osama Farooqui Post author

    Please do this video for 2019 laptops. Good battery life light weight and good speed is what every student wants. Thanksss😊

  • Anh Thy Nguyễn Ngọc Post author

    Ủa video này tựa là tiếng việt?!? Anh biết nói tiếng việt á?!?

  • Maria Makinen Post author

    Without trolls n hackers , pls. Strong enough. No cardboard -box. Computer. Thanks. 13 or 14 " hp i7

  • Fana Insanu Post author

    Dave lee's intro is so satisfying.

  • Cobwal Post author

    I got an and ad for a collage before this vid. They are onto me….

  • bobaalltheway Post author

    can you do an updated one??? i'm a college student and i rlly need a good laptop that's affordable for me. thank you!

  • matte5 Post author

    You should do a 2019 update and include the iPad Air 3. With the upcoming iPadOS, I feel like it would be sufficient for a good amount of students who don’t want to use Windows but want more creative tools than Chrome OS offers.

  • Adem’s Channel Post author

    You should buy a Lenovo 120S it’s. a good.but under 200£ laptop A full review of it in the next 4 weeks on my channel

  • Blue Toons Post author

    You call 200 cheap?
    I got mine for 20€ yeah it sucks

  • EJ Amarante Post author

    Can I have one of those laptop 😊😂

  • fyas world Post author

    is asus good for gaming like acer?

  • Kevin Albert Post author

    Iraq used to import asus in 2015 but nobody would buy it, now u can barely find asus here

  • Abraxas Annihlus Post author

    I still use the dell latitude e7440. As a student, I can assure you, it's perfect

  • Bilbo Baggins Post author

    Protipp for students: Buy used. Look for shops specializing on reselling what companies stopped using. You can get a Thinkpad that fulfills all your needs for a couple hundred bucks.

  • Malamex Post author

    hey, dave2d here, and I changed my intro for the 1 thousandth time.

  • Delphi Oracle Post author

    Visit your local Salvation Army for inexpensive, name brand computers. Companies donate computers to SA.

  • Thomas 14 Post author

    The Chinese translater for this video is bad at translating

  • Kokakola CAMBODIA Kokakola Post author

    Good Good

  • Amrith Menon Post author


  • Sarthak Wanare Post author

    Can i able to play ping in it.

  • itsme_yannie f Post author

    That Justice League tho❤️

  • Blake Wixom Post author

    You can't beat a used thinkpad.

  • Inspiring Gaming Post author

    1:24 and I bought a laptop from hp it's da0022ne it had Intel core i5 8gen nividia geforce mx130 8gb ram 1tb hhd and a Fhd panel it's only for 700

  • caliente g&m Post author

    i got an inspiron 2 in 1 in 2015 but it was relatively disappointing; it’s insanely slow now and i’ve lost a few important files in the past several months (including an assignment that was due!!) because of it crashing. it was decently specced too with 8gb ram and quad core i7 U processor.

  • Cristañol Rodríguez Post author

    I have a Surface laptop 2

  • Melo_501 Post author

    Acer aspire 5, $600 my ass…. that bastard costs $799…. srsly where did you get that number??

  • Thibauth Sankeu Post author

    In my country 500$ is the monthly salary of a civil servant

  • Water Berd Post author

    WHy dIdNT yOU iNcLUdE ThE RaZer blade?

  • Aayush Pokharel Post author

    Tbh being a professional developer I've seen a lot of people using 200$ laptop through CS classes building apps that would blow people minds and people with 4k$ + laptop who would waste time gaming and submitting crappy projects

    Always remember Apollo was launched with a crappiest computer ever that didn't even have a gui..

    As long as you can type on it and the text is seen you should be good to go…

    For html css JS =< 4gb ram,HD screen 2core cpu

    python =< 4gb ram , 2 core cpu, HD screen ,32gb HDD or ssd and Linux

    This should be wayyyy more than enough considering you have a Google or Microsoft account for free cloud storage.. good luck

    Other unity/Cad/gui devs = 8gb, i5 8th gen, 1080p, ssd

  • JuaN B. Post author

    Nice shirt

  • ash whight Post author

    Just saying its a little expensive

  • Garr Trigger Post author

    Please do a video like this for 2019.

  • {B.A.R.I} 990 Post author

    وينكم ياعرب😭😭😭

  • Call me Dad Post author

    I bought an 1,000$ laptop one and I’m not even sure mine can run over watch

  • nati abe Post author

    Dave can u do updated vidoe for 2019 plZ

  • Muftah Elmehdawi Post author

    Cheap is offending

  • Dhruv Chakervarti Post author

    Hey !! It would be really helpful if you can upload a new video on best affordable/ value for money laptops for students as of 2019. It's a sincere request if you can. Looking forward to your recommendations.

  • Shishi Post author

    i hope u can also make a video about cheap laptops good for video editing. ❤

  • Izu權 Post author

    Can we get another updated video for newer models?

  • Techie always Post author

    Please do a new video for students laptops

  • Real Skull Post author

    Try the new ryzen 5 2500U laptops with Vega 8.Excellent battery life but a close gaming laptop! At a resonable price !

  • Ariz Kamal Post author

    Can the ASUS UX330 run games comfortably?

  • Trev Bermi Post author

    These are not cheap laptops for students yo

  • whichwitch Post author

    This is 2 years late… and I'm not looking for a laptop. I don't even like laptops, I'm desktop all the way! WHY AM I WATCHING?

  • Dino Post author

    Judul indo jgomong inggris


  • adil Post author

    Im thinking more like 400…..

  • Isaac Lyons Post author

    Great video, but I knew that I was in the wrong place as soon as he said "cheapest laptops starting at $200" lol.

  • gennis gayanilo Post author

    can you suggest a cheap laptops for an engineering student?

  • Quoc An Post author

    Dave : Actually recommended good and cheap laptops
    Some peeps in the comment section : Expects 25 dollars laptop with i9 9th gen

  • Nurul Shahira Post author

    please do again in 2019

  • Thomas Finn Post author

    Umm I need a laptop for school and homework not for overwatch

  • ً celina Post author

    i know i'm very late, but the acer aspire looks great and seems to have good stats and would be great for me as a highschool student to do stuff for school but also do some gaming. it's also surprisingly cheap, it's on amazon for 509 dollars, and i think about buying it. if you happen to see this and have any type of experience, please share it!

  • Ali H Post author

    I use a makbook lol

  • what is love? Post author

    Fuck u cheap isnt 560 bucks bitch ass nigguh

  • Jai salkar Post author

    I thought u said cheap…

  • Alisia Lopez Post author

    I don’t care about fancy pictures, speakers or gaming. I just need something that’s fast with a good battery life.

  • Exiled Kay Post author

    $600 is not cheap!

  • Jenay Post author

    It took 5 video clicks to find one where the laptops were under $1000.

    Thank you.

  • shashank soni Post author

    Please update this video for 2019

  • chez cake Post author

    comment on this in 3 years to remind me to look back at this comment so I can buy a laptop

  • TEKNOCHIP Post author

  • Garry W Post author

    I'm a simple guy, I see cheap and I click.

  • Shubham Meher 8BP Post author

    Can u make thess for 2019

  • Gogito Post author

    Dave Lee: Other YouTubers are unrealistic with recommendations.
    Also Dave Lee: Here's this $500-700 laptop

  • Ezecius 47 Post author

    Hey can you review the Asus ZenBook Flip S? I’m debating on that laptop and I love your reviews so I’d love to know your opinion and recommendation

  • n!ah Post author

    الله يرزقنا بسس

  • Kao Kao Co Post author

    Which loptop is the best for video editing?

  • Amila Samarabayake Post author

    thankyou for the information

  • Epic_gamez V2 Post author

    Nah i will just stick with the macbook for now lol

  • firefoxo Post author

    Lenovo 320. Really bad choice to use for programming:
    – Heavy
    – Slow (I had to buy an SSD hard drive)
    – Too big (it does't fit in most backpacks)
    – Trackpad sucks big time (get your own mouse)
    – I had to buy more RAM to make it to 20 GB. The first RAM is soldered into the motherboard.

    I recommend an Acer Nitro 5, although I don't own it, but the specs and the price look really good.

  • Priyanka Post author

    Please help me to buy a Hp laptop or any other with best storage.. Performance and graphics.. Easy to carry and for a long term especially for graphics designering purposes cause my whole course is about graphics design.

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  • dayra Hernández Post author

    I thought he said cheap laptops

  • Zaamir Razi Post author

    Can you do one of these again, budget laptops for students (2019)

  • Rhea Gallemit Post author

    u have a lot of them.. can u give one to me? id highly accept it even if it's slightly damaged hahah

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  • elmorehunter97 Post author

    Could you please do a review on the Lenovo 14 Flex with the Ryzen 5. Not much out here on youtube

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  • lolikaopo Post author

    my sister have DELL G3 15 it’s a good laptop!!! Gaming i7 core lighting keyboard and big

  • hammudi Mawad Post author

    How Match laptop students ??

  • Deep Lahiri Post author

    These devices are overpriced in India because of high governement taxation 😔

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