The Acer Chromebook 15, which uses the Chrome operating system, is recommended for students because of its Broadwell processor and 15.6-inch screen. While many students prefer Windows-based systems, the Acer Chromebook 15 provides the best experience the Chrome OS has to offer as of April 2015.
The Acer Chromebook 15 is also very reasonably priced at just under $300 on Amazon.com. Another Chromebook recommended for students is the Toshiba Chromebook 2, which offers more RAM than other laptops in this class. It also comes with a full HD 1080p screen and SkullCandy speakers. This model costs around $225 on Amazon.com. The Asus Zenbook UX305 is a reliable and well-designed laptop that has a full metal casing and excellent battery life. This laptop also has a 1080p display and a 256 GB solid-state hard drive.
Another laptop recommended for students is the 13-inch Macbook air. This model has the Core i3 processor and a twelve-hour battery life. It comes standard with Apple's iWork software and receives regular updates. For students who enjoy computer gaming, the Asus ROG GL 551 laptop provides graphic processing speed, quality speakers and a full metal keyboard deck. Finally, the Acer Aspire V7 is one of the slimmest laptops in its class, and it's recommended for its all-around performance in gaming, editing and video streaming. The 14-inch display provides great resolution and color.