Student Essentials: Laptops

Yes, it will soon be that time of year again when more kids fly the nest to start out on their own at university – a scary prospect for parents who will worry about leaving them to fend for themselves.

Aside from the essential saucepans, tins of baked beans, bedding and alarm clock, a laptop is a great way for students to get their work done and also means you can keep in touch easily, as it’s far easier to get in contact with them with an email than it is by getting them to pick up their phones!

Here are my top picks for a great laptop that will help students get their work done wherever they are – and help you to keep in touch.

This Toshiba C650 laptop has a nice big 15.6” screen is great for using Windows Office and comes with the new Windows 7 software – not only that but it has top multimedia features too so it can double up as a stereo and DVD player. At the moment, there’s even £100 off so it’s great value too!

It might be a cliché but there are still girl’s out there who do like pink, and they can stand out with this pretty pink Zoostorm laptop that is perfect for getting all those reports written up and is also speedy and has plenty of space – with a Intel Celeron 900 processor, 1GB RAM and 160GB hard drive. If the pink is too much, there’s also a black version available.

If you’re thinking of getting them the whole package then you can’t go wrong with this Compaq CQ62 laptop and printer bundle, which will save them from the last minute deadline queues in the Uni library. As well as a Intel Pentium 2GB processor, 250GB hard drive and Windows 7 software you will also get a HP C4780 printer.

If you want to check out some more options, visit the latest laptop offers page, where you’ll find loads of great brands and save yourself a few pennies too – which you might need when the student loan starts running out!

1st September 2010
Written by Very_Lauren