Best College Laptops 2014

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Nearly 18 million students are enrolled at the 4,000 universities and colleges in the United States. Each and every one of them will need a computer, but with so many options, the choice can be a daunting one. Sure, the student bookstore probably has some good discounts on computers, but will any of those be the right laptop for your studies? Start by reviewing our recommendations for the best laptop for your college major, and then check with your specific school to make sure its configuration meets the minimum requirements. Then, you'll want to pick up a few extras, such as a comfortable mouse and a well-appointed backpack. And don't forget to preload some antivirus software before you head to campus.

Best Laptop for College (Overall): Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

It's lightweight (just less than 3 pounds) and easy to type on, offers zippy performance, and lasts for more than 12 hours on a charge. What more could a college student want from an all-purpose laptop? We also love the Air's sleek and sturdy aluminum design. Plus, at $999, this ultraportable is a good value. 

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Review