Hey guys, welcome to a new post about the Best college laptops in Canada in 2018, we will mention what we think the best laptops in the range between 500 and 2000, if you want us to extend the price let us know in the comments, now let us get started.
Best college laptops in Canada under 700
This price/budget range is very limiting, so most in this section will be refurbished laptops, refurbished laptops can mean a lot of things, it could be a laptop that was shipped to a customer and he returned it for any reason (wrong specs, wrong color, damaged packaging, etc..), and it could mean (and most likely), it is used, but with it was checked/test to make sure that everything is fully functioning. Most refurbished laptops will have some wear and tear, or some cosmetics flaws, so buying one comes with certain risk, but the money saving is usually well worth it in most cases.
- It comes with dual core i5 CPU, which is a great CPU for this price range.
- 500GB of HDD storage, which should be more than enough for a college laptop.
- 8GB DDR3 which is good enough for good/smooth multitasking.
- 14.1 inch screen, which is standard/normal for a college laptop, that way it would fit into your backpack.
- This is very similar configuration to the previous one, however, this one is more expensive and it comes with 16GB of ram, instead of only 8 and it looks like it also comes with 240GB SSD, I say “looks like” because the listing is not clear whether it is SSD or a fast HDD.
If you don’t want to risk buying a used/refurbished laptop then your next best options for this price range/budget, is this :
- AMD dual-core A9-9420 processor which is somewhat weak, but it should be more than enough for browsing, text writing.
- 8GB DDR3 which is good for the price range on a new laptop.
- 1TB HDD which is plenty of storage for 99% of college students.
- USB type C for your phone (if yours supports USB type C).
- Intel Quad-Core Celeron N3450 This is a weak CPU which we usually don’t recommend, however, if you are only going to use it for web browsing or note taking then it should be enough for your usage.
- 64 EMMC Storage, 4GB DDR3 RAM again, usually this considered a little limiting but again fo only browsing and/or note taking then it should be fine.
- 2 in 1 features, which is the main reason way it is on the list, that plus it is a 14 inch screen laptop in the size of 13.3 inch laptop.
- Lightweight at 3.3 lbs, and with USB type C.
Best College laptops in Canada for under 1000
- 8th gen i5 CPU, which is at this price is a great find, which is the main reason it is on this list.
- 4 GB DDR4 which is a little limiting but is great for the price, 500 GB HDD of storage which is more than enough for a college laptop.
- USB type C, long battery life, and iGPU 620 which should be enough for light gaming.
- Now we are going into the price area where the specs are good enough for most usage without shuttering, but still it is not the best in the market.
- 6th gen i5 dual core CPU, with 12 inch QHD touch screen.
- 8GB of LPDDR3 Onboard Memory, 256GB SSD both are the combination that you should be looking for in a college laptop, good SSD storage that you won’t have to worry about it running out (unless you keep large files on your college laptop), and enough ram for smooth multi tasking.
- USB type C, and it works with Acer’s active stylus.
- 8th gen i5 CPU, 8GB DDR4, 1 TB HDD (if it came with SSD it would have been the perfect 2 in 1 laptop in this price range).
- 14 inch touchscreen (in the size of 12.9 laptop), with 2 in 1 features, lightweight at 3.5 lbs.
- USB type C, with fingerprint sensor, with above average build quality.
- 8th gen i5 CPU, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Full HD 13.3 inch screen which to me is the perfect combination for the reasons mentioned above.
- USB type C, Backlit keyboard, and very lightweight at 1.18 kg.
- Long battery life, high build quality.
Best College laptops in Canada for under 1500
After the previous Asus most of the upcoming laptops at this point will just have incremental difference, or features that drive the price higher.
- 7th gen i5 dual core (that is much weaker than the one on the previous Asus Zenbook), with 8GB ram, 256GB SSD.
- It is on this list because it comes with 2 in 1 features, so if it is a must for you then this would be a very good option.
- 13.3 inch full HD IPS multi touch screen, good battery life, lightweight at 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs).
- Another 2 in 1 laptop, this time it comes with a more powerful 8th gen quad core CPU, however, it also comes with a smaller 128GB SSD and 8GB of ram.
- 14 inch full HD IPS multi touch screen, good battery life, lightweight at1.69 kg.
- Build quality similar to the acer spin, and both are above average for the price range.
- USB type C, Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint reader.
- You might be wondering why a refurbished laptop is this expensive, it is because of brand value, the Dell XPS series is more expensive just like the Macbooks are much more expensive, because of brand, but with buying refurbished you would be getting much better value for money.
- It comes with 8th gen i7 quad core CPU (one of the best CPUs in the college laptops category).
- 8GB ram, 256GB SSD, Full HD 13.3 inch screen.
- Latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, and 1 TB HDD (which is rare for a college laptop to have both SSD and HDD so if you need big storage as well as fast storage this is the option for you).
- 14 inch full HD IPS screen, very lightweight (for its specs and size) at 3.1 lbs, with backlit keyboard.
- USB type C, Chicklet keyboard, good battery life.