The best Dell laptops for students

Before we talk you through the reasons why Dell produces brilliant laptops for students, let’s take a look at five of our favourite Dell machines. We’ve picked a selection of devices to suit all budgets…

Dell Chromebook 3100 Intel Celeron N4020 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC 11.6″ HD Touchscreen Chrome OS Laptop – 877RV

Designed to last beyond the bell, the Dell Chromebook 3000 Series is rigorously tested to endure the school day and beyond. Students can learn uninterrupted with tamper- and spill-resistant keyboards and a long battery life. Looks like they’ve thought of everything – and they have!

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Dell Chromebook 3100 Intel Celeron N4020 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC 11.6″ HD Chrome OS – G2GJC

With up to 14 hours of battery life, this trusty Chromebook gets kids through even the longest school days and students through the longest days and nights! The USB Type-C port supports fast power and data transfers to keep students connected in any setting.

Powerful performance: The Intel Dual Core Celeron processor provides robust performance and power. And because it boots in less than 10 seconds, students can be ready to learn at a moment’s notice. Plus, with up to 14 hours of battery life, this trusty Chromebook gets kids through even the longest school days. The USB Type-C port supports fast power and data transfers to keep students connected in any setting.

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Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i5 8GB 512GB SSD 13.4″ Win10 Pro Laptop

*Intel Core i5-1135G7 2.4GHz

*8GB RAM + 512GB SSD

*13.4″ FHD Display

*Fingerprint Reader

*Windows 10 Pro

If you’re a hardworking student (and at this point we have no reason to doubt that you aren’t) then the Dell XPS 13 is perhaps the best of all the Dell laptops for students. That’s a big claim, we know – but here’s why.

It is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, and the notebook is ready for work or play. The battery is going to give you in excess of eleven hours, so you’ll got plenty of time to type that thesis into submission before you chill out with movies or music.

When it comes to looks, the XPS 13 is just as pretty as it is powerful. Dell has made this smaller yet more powerful than its predecessors yet it still boasts a larger trackpad and keyboard. The screen is a site to behold – measuring 13.4 inches with an almost invisible bezelless (is that a word?) display on every side. It’s futuristic, and that’s a fact!

There are lots of minor improvements to the notebook, but you know what that means? Put them all together and you have a giant leap for mankind. This is the perfect package for any student who wants to let tech take the strain of all that lovely work you’ll be producing!

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Dell Latitude 3420 Core i5 8GB 256GB SSD 14″ FHD Win10 Pro Laptop

Level-up your productivity with this 14″ smart laptop which is smaller and faster than ever. You can also customise it to fit your needs with a vast array of options and speed your work with Dell Optimizer, now with ExpressConnect -which automatically joins the strongest access points in the office and prioritises bandwidth for conferencing applications, wherever you work.

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Dell Vostro 15 3510 Core i3 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6″ FHD Win10 Pro Laptop

Everyday tasks are quickly handled with ease using 11th Gen Intel Core processors.  And the Dell Vostro delivers extra power and optimal everyday performance when you opt for NVIDIA GeForce MX350 with 2 GB GDDR5 discrete graphics. Only available in combination with 11th Gen Intel Core processors.

Dual storage options allow for both the smooth performance of SSD and the increased capacity of HDD. This is another machine which is popular with small businesses and with students who need extra power and speed.

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Why consider Dell?

If you’re looking for a device which is strong, powerful, feature-filled and ultra-portable, then Dell has a wide range of excellent laptops which are perfect for the busy student. When compared to the majority of competitors, they provide excellent value-for money – which is what you really need to hear!

When looking at the best Windows laptops, Dell notebooks seem to have the number one spot sewn up! The great thing is that you don’t need to spend too much time browsing their premium laptops or lightweight Chromebooks, as their notebooks are ‘on the money’ when it comes to satisfying their target market (and here we’re talking about students).

Of course, Dell has a great range of laptops for all types of workloads and those who love gaming. Whether you’re after a 2-in-1 laptop, a mobile workstation or an Ultrabook, you’ll always find something which will be perfect for your needs. We’ve already shown you a good selection of Dell laptops to consider (above) and no matter what your budget, you should be able to get a model which will work for you.

Dell Latitude 5320

If you are currently a student, or about to consider university, you’ll want one of the best laptops which can help you smash your exams but then spend time streaming TV or gaming when you need to relax. After all, those exams can be stressful! There are so many choices for students available that it can seem like a full-time job researching. Relax, we’re here to help!

Student laptop necessities

The student life can be very unpredictable and one key thing you’ll need with your laptop is a long battery life and a fast CPU performance. And whichever laptop you end up buying, you’ll probably want to purchase a few extras such as a comfortable mouse, a printer and possibly a backpack to make transportation a doddle.

Targus 15.6″ Laptop Carry Case

On the move

Let’s examine the key things which you’ll be looking for in a Dell laptop. First up is portability – which goes hand-in-hand with screen size. The bigger the screen you go for, the more inconvenient it will be for to transport. Students generally go for something around 13 inches because they are somewhere in the middle: A good size screen and easy to carry around. Taking the Dell XPS 13 as an example, it has a weight of just 2lbs and is 0.5 inches thick. That’s incredibly light and slim and yet – wait for it – this model has a 13.3-inch edge-to-edge display which is mightily impressive.

Feel the power (for longer!)

If you’re going to be taking your laptop around the campus, to the library, into the canteen and elsewhere, then don’t expect there to be power outlets everywhere. We recommend you get a laptop with at least nine hours of charge, or you could end up powerless during a class. You need enough power to keep you going for a full day.

Dell laptop specs

As a busy student you are going to need power and memory, so we suggest a device with an Intel U-series or H-series Core i5 CPU, at least 8GB of RAM (16GB is great) and a minimum of 256GB of storage. To go with the specs, you also need to consider comfort – so a nice, comfy keyboard and a sensitive touchpad with give you the feel-good factor. For relaxation, it’s also advisable to get a Dell laptop with a bright and vivid display.

Students also love Dell because they are a good fit if you’re into producing music. Most of their models have built-in microphones and cameras and allow for on-the-go mixing and recording. They’re perfect if you want to get your ideas down quickly before you forget them – a sort of portable recording studio.

Another thing to bear in mind is repairs. They are generally easy to repair should they malfunction. But don’t worry – Dell laptops are known for their reliability and performance, so you can’t go far wrong.

Dell XPS 15 9510

Dell-icious Dell!

So, we’ve given you quite a bit of info to work through, and now it’s time for a quick re-cap. So, Dell laptops are very popular with students for a number of reasons, starting off with their convenient size and obvious portability. Students of all ages will feel comfortable carrying them around, and even though they are light, they have good-sized screens which make it easy to work on all types of projects from essays to graphic design.

Schoolwork is where Dell score highly as they are versatile, and you can get impressive storage for all your files and photos. Of course, there are many other brands which can supply you with more or less the same options when it comes to size, weight and various specs, but few can compare when it comes to value for money.

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