What are the best laptops for a student around $1000?

asked by Stuart Kearney
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    #1HP Envy 13

    HP Envy 13

    This laptop counts with an immersive 8 million pixel display and an aluminum chassis for a design is all about high-end style. It combines elegance and efficiency with a 13.3" or 17.3" diagonal display and a full-size keyboard.

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    Joan Fuller
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Amazing little laptop. ALl the thing you could do with it are astounding. I was able to download so much onto it. Cant believe how much space it has"
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    #2Lenovo Yoga 910

    Lenovo Yoga 910

    Lenovo Yoga 910 is a 2-in-1 laptop that sports a 14-inch full HD convertible multitouch display and a dual-core 7th Generation Intel i7-7500 processor. It also features an 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM and a 256 GB SSD.

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    Dylan Wells
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "The Lenovo Yoga 910 is a 14 inch laptop that is loaded with all the goodies. It is listed for $949.99. The screen fold all the way over so it works as both a laptop and a tablet. It plays 4k video and has as good of sound as you can get with a laptop. Lenovo makes a top notch laptop and this one is no different. It fits the topic perfectly."
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    #3Acer Aspire 3 15.6" HD Notebook

    Acer Aspire 3 15.6" HD Notebook

    The Acer Aspire 3 Notebook has a great 15.6” HD screen, beautiful design, built-in WiFi, and reliable performance. It’s a good laptop for personal use because it covers all the computer essentials the average user requires.

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    Julio Monroy
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Great laptop for the price. I'm really happy and excited that I bought it, great choice for sure."
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    #4HP 15-BA015WM

    HP 15-BA015WM

    A versatile and complete little laptop from HP that comes with an AMD E2 processor, a 15.6 inches screen a 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage. A good option if you are looking for a little helper in your business or your study. 

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    $219

    Heather Phillips
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "The link did not work, but I found it on another website. This computer is rather slow for those who program and really need their computer to do fast processes. It is fine for an elementary or middle schooler who just wants to play around and mom and dad don't want them touching their computer. Basically an ok starter computer. This is not for a serious user or for someone who wants it for their business."
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    #5Dell XPS 13-9343

    Dell XPS 13-9343

    This is the smallest 13-inch on the planet and counts with the world’s first InfinityEdge display. The XPS 13 Developer Edition combines the performance and mobility of the XPS 13 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to create a client-to-cloud solution for developers.

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    Victoria Obrien
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "This isn't a great choice. It's a pretty small laptop. The specs seemed okay until I saw it has a very outdated version of Windows on it. I'm not sure if there is still a free upgrade available now. I'm going to keep looking for something else."
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    #6ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02

    ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02

    The ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02 is an affordable laptop that has a ruggedized spill-proof case, with a 11.6-inch touchscreen. Its 360-degree high strength zinc alloy hinge allows you to use this device as both a laptop and a tablet. It has a convenient size if you intend to carry it around with you. 

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    Justin Lopez
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "Now, when it comes to being hard on laptops, I am the King! But this hot little Chromebook can withstand all my abuse. Couple that with all day battery life and all the power a guy needs, and this baby is a definite winner, and affordable to boot. "
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    #7HP Spectre x360

    HP Spectre x360
    The HP Spectre x360 is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop with long battery life and an amazing display. It's very slim and lightweight, which makes it perfect for people that use their laptop on-the-go.
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    Jessica Obrien
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "This is a great laptop. Easy to use, great display and very portable."
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    #8System76 Galago UltraPro

    System76 Galago UltraPro

    It allows you to customize every aspect of the interface to reflect your personal needs and preferences. It counts with a 13″ HiDPI display encased in an all-aluminum body.

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    $959

    Kevin Elliott
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "This is a neat idea. Customization of a laptop is awesome to be unique. I would say that it is a bit overpriced for what you get. Students don't need so much customization on their device. I think that the average student is looking at the hardware more than the software. "
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    #9Lenovo 80SB0002US

    Lenovo 80SB0002US

    Lenovo Flex 4 (15”) is equipped with Intel® 7th Gen Core processors. Its blazing fast, feature-packed processor family with built-in security is ready to take your productivity, creativity, and 3D gaming to the next level. By enabling Windows 10 features, 7th Gen Intel Core processors empower you to unleash your imagination and explore the possibilities.

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    Brandon Black
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "This was an alright laptop for the price. For simple web browsing and lighter applications it works great. Unfortunately when you try to do something processing or graphically intense it heats up real quick and the battery doesn't last very long."
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    #10Acer Aspire 17.3

    Acer Aspire 17.3
    Acer Aspire 17"- A laptop perfect for any needs. With Acer True-harmony High-Performance Sound System, built-in webcam and stereo speakers. It is also very handy with its thin body that fits any space.
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    Phillip Carroll
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "I own this laptop , i bought it but replaced all the internals. It is now the fastest laptop i have ever owned. For the price you are paying there is no doubt you should grab it up . The money you are saving you can use it to upgrade the memory and ram. And its so easy to do that you dont even have to have prior knowledge of replacing it. Awesome awesome laptop for 599"
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    #11HP 15-r029wm

    HP 15-r029wm

    The HP 15-r029wm is a laptop with a 16-inch screen display equipped with Intel HD Video graphics, 2.17GHz Intel Pentium N3520 processor with turbo boost up to 2.42GHz. It runs on Windows 8.1.

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    David Nelson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This computer is good for the price point but not a heavy quad core computer. Keyboard is simple is comfy to use, the build is plastic but a strong sturdy plastic. Good computer and well protected from the vendor who sent it to me. "

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for a student around $1000
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HP Envy 13Electronics 20 Paid
2Lenovo Yoga 910Electronics 17 Paid
3Acer Aspire 3 15.6" HD NotebookElectronics 13 Paid
4HP 15-BA015WMElectronics 11 Paid
5Dell XPS 13-9343Electronics 10 Paid
6ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02Electronics 8 Paid
7HP Spectre x360Electronics 6 Paid
8System76 Galago UltraProElectronics 3 Paid
9Lenovo 80SB0002USElectronics 1 Paid
10Acer Aspire 17.3Electronics 0 Paid
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