PCmag.com and Laptopmag.com both named the Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch as the top recommended laptop for college students in 2015. At a retail price of $1099, the MacBook is pricier than other recommended laptops such as the Asus Transformer Book T100TA, which retails for $399.
The Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch was described by PCmag.com as the most light and thin laptop, but also the most durable and powerful. Laptopmag.com also noted that the MacBook weighs less than 3 pounds, but has a long battery life of 12 hours.
Other recommended laptops for college students include the HP Chromebook 11 (Verizon LTE) and Acer Chromebook C720P-2600, both of which retail for $299 as of 2015.