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The Best Ultraportables for Students

A laptop is always a student’s best friend. Whether it is for working on assignments, accessing course materials or for completing other tasks, having a great laptop is a good way to start. A laptop that is slow and bulky will only make studying and completing these tasks even harder – and often more frustrating.


Fortunately, now is the perfect time to shop for a new laptop. The holiday season is just around the corner and there are plenty of new ultraportables that are currently on sale at a discount. We’re going to take a look at some of the best options in this article.

The 12-inch MacBook

The new 13-inch MacBook is more compact and very capable, but the steep price makes it a bit beyond reach. If you’re looking for a MacBook that is really portable, the 12-inch MacBook is still the best option on the market. It is a very compact laptop, even smaller than the older 11-inch MacBook Air and a lot smaller than most ultraportables available today. Further, if you are struggling with the MacBook in anyways, there are also Apple Macbook Pro training classes to help you out. You can enroll in such classes.

Performance wise, the 12-inch MacBook is more than capable of handling everyday tasks, and some more advanced ones. If you’re an online student pursuing a masters in criminal justice online, you can easily access case studies, course materials and even log on to the online learning platform used by top universities such as Boston University from this laptop.

Add a Mi-Fi or wireless tethering from your phone and you have a complete set up. Completing the criminal justice masters program online will be a breeze with this ultraportable in your bag.

The HP Spectre

The new HP Spectre is a bit different than most ultraportables. It is quite a lot more expensive than the affordable options we have on the market. For the price, however, you can a lot more oomph in return as well.

The laptop is equipped with Intel’s Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM. This combination means you can do more advanced things, from editing photos to making YouTube videos, without it slowing down in the process.

The price of the HP Spectre should not be a problem too. Time your purchase correctly and you can benefit from Black Friday deals and other extra discounts available this season.

Acer Switch 12

The last option we are going to take a look in this article is slightly different than the previous two. Acer Switch 12 is more geared towards being a 2-in-1 hybrid than a true ultraportable. That said you do get a stylus pen, a very nice touchscreen to use and a comfortable keyboard, all in a compact form.

Performance is also very good. The Acer Switch 12 is capable of handling heavier apps, including sketching and 3D apps you may use in your study. This ultraportable can be used for more than nine hours on a single charge, making it perfect for online and offline students alike.

Of course, these are just some of our favorite picks. There are plenty of other options on the market, all with great discounts and cool features. Be sure to shop around this holiday season and pick up the best ultraportable that suits your needs and personal preferences.