These days laptop or notebook computer prices are

dropping so fast anyone can afford a good quality

laptop. High school and college students will be

especially pleased to discover just what kind of

machine can be purchased even for those on the

tightest budget.

Mainly because cheap notebook computers are cheap

in name only, prices have fallen so sharply that

high quality laptops can now be purchased at a much

reduced rate. You simply get more computer bang for

your buck.

There's no real mystery to this price drop. Have

you checked out TV prices recently, over time most

electronic products drop in price as manufacturing

costs are lowered and as the competition heats up.

In addition, new technology comes on stream very

quickly, making perfectly good high quality laptops

somewhat outdated but completely suitable for students.

We are even on our 4th generation laptop technology

with Intel's Santa Rosa Centrino platform as featured

with some of the newer HP Pavilion laptops.

Laptops are becoming more powerful, more mobile and

a whole lot smaller. There are really no significant

differences between a desktop computer and a laptop.

The performance gap is narrowing as you're reading

this, even the lowest priced laptops are now capable

of handling most computing chores and applications.

A good student laptop should be sturdy, portable

and have some note-taking capacity. Long battery

life should also be a consideration. Since the

Internet is now an integrated part of every student's

life, connectability is another factor worth considering.

Some student prefer a tablet form laptop for easy

note-taking, although a combination tablet is usually

more expensive than a regular laptop.

Where To Find Student Laptops?

There are many places to find good quality cheap

notebook computers for students. Here are some

places you might try:


One of the best places to find good quality affordable

laptops is eBay, the popular online auction site. So

check eBay for the type of laptop you're looking for.

If you're not familiar with eBay, make sure you thoroughly

check out the seller's history and ratings before placing a bid.

Refurbished Laptops

Refurbished laptops are perfectly usable and shouldn't

be ruled out. You can get good refurbished laptops

that will serve your needs nicely especially if your

funds are limited. Look for special deals, a lot of the

major manufacturers will offer refurbished laptops

so check with these makers first. Don't forget to

check with Amazon, they also carry used and

refurbished laptops.

Second-hand or Used Laptops

Check with family, neighbors and friends to see if

anyone is selling a used laptop. Pass the word around

your area that you're in the market for a laptop; with

laptop technology changing at a blistering pace many

techno snobs are discarding perfectly good machines

for a newer model. Just snap one up!

Dell Coupons

Don't dismiss Dell. They make some of the best affordable

laptops at a premium price. Remember, never buy a Dell

without checking out the countless coupon sites on the

web. You can usually get from $100-$500 off your new

laptop by using Dell discount coupons and rebates.

Making Dell one of your first stops for those on a

tight budget.


You can now get a quality HP laptop for under $400.

And even if you're buying a higher priced HP laptop,

HP is known to offer great bonuses like a printer,

free shipping, higher RAM or hard-drive at no extra

cost. Something you should consider as a way of

stretching those student dollars.

Monthly Financing

Most major laptop sellers will also offer monthly

financing so you can spread out the cost of a new

laptop over time. If you buy online, check for free

shipping and make it a point to check out the service

record and customer ratings of your chosen online


Regardless of where you search for your student

laptop, you should have a simple check-list in mind

when buying your student notebook. Is there enough

RAM to support your Operating System? Do you need

a large hard-drive or storage space? What types of

connections does the laptop have? Make sure your

chosen laptop is sturdy and portable with good

battery life. Make sure you take security measures

to protect your laptop from theft by using locks,

anti-theft software and biometric devices, laptop

theft insurance is another option.

You should also remember in today's tech depended

world, a computer or laptop is almost a necessity for

most students. A laptop is needed for note-taking, for

research, for essay writing and even for communicating

with mom and dad back home. Plus, owning a laptop will

give any student an edge up on their fellow classmates.

All good reasons why no student should be without a

notebook computer.


Source by Titus Hoskins