One of the top-rated student laptops as of 2015 is the 13-inch Apple MacBook Air, which uses the Mac operating system and has a battery life of almost 16 hours, according to PC Magazine. This laptop costs $860 new on Amazon.com and weighs 2.91 pounds.
Another laptop option for students is the Asus Transformer Book T100TA, which uses Windows 8 and has a storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, suggests PC Magazine. The screen size is 10.1 inches, but the laptop only weighs 2.4 pounds. The battery life of this student geared laptop is 11 hours.
Other options include the HP Chromebook 11, which uses the Chrome operating system, and the Acer Chromebook C720P-2600. Both of these cost around $300.