How to choose the right laptop for school or college

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Laptops can be an invaluable tool for the academic year, whether you’re in school or college. They can be used to take notes, to stay organised, to research, to complete assignments, and to spend some free time when assignments are done and dusted. With the new school year rapidly approaching, it’s the perfect time to invest in a new laptop as you can take advantage of special back-to-school deals. Of course, the big question is ‘How do you choose the right laptop?’

One of the first considerations you’ll have to make is how much you want to spend on a laptop. You don’t necessarily need to break the bank to get your hands on a laptop that will serve you well. Harvey Norman has laptops from €279, while there are also a range of deals and bundles available in-store. For example, you can pick up a 15.6-inch ASUS X551CA laptop, which comes with an 8GB USB key, a laptop bag, a wireless mouse, and a copy of Microsoft Office 365 Personal Edition for €539.

If you are purchasing a laptop, there’s a good chance that you’re going to be carrying it around with you. One of the major selling points of laptops is their portability. However, some laptops pack a bit of weight, so make sure you choose something that you’re just as happy carrying around after five hours as you are after five minutes.

Like phones and tablets, the screen size and resolution of a laptop are major selling points. Smaller screens can be found on much more portable devices, but they may be more difficult to work on after an extended period of time. Similarly, larger screens lend themselves to watching videos or playing games when you have some spare time. Some, such as the HP Pavillion and Lenovo G505, feature gorgeous 15.6-inch screens, for example.

If you are bringing a laptop out with you to school or college, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to plug it in to keep it charged. As a result, you should find out the average battery life of a laptop, if it has any additional power saving features, and if the battery is removable.

Call into Harvey Norman today to see our range of laptops and deals, and to talk to our technology experts who can help you find the right laptop for your needs.

In Short: If you’re investing in a new laptop for the academic year, whether you’re in school or college, here are some considerations to think about.

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