This year back to school is completely different due to the Pandemic more and more university and college students will be attending their classes online. That means you need a reliable and affordable computer that will have enough performance to help you get your work done on time,
Finding the best laptop is more essential than ever, especially now that many of us are working and learning from home. A great laptop will allow you to juggle a myriad of work and school tasks while remaining portable and long-lasting enough to let you stay productive on the go.
With so many options to choose from, finding the right laptop can be daunting. That’s why we’ve tested the most popular notebooks available to help you pick the very best laptop for your needs and your wallet.
Here Are The Best Back To School Laptops 2020
10. Google Pixelbook Go
Have you been waiting for the day you can finally afford the premium price of Google Pixelbook? Well, with Google releasing Pixelbook Go, your wait is finally over. Granted, it isn’t quite the actual luxury device you’ve been dreaming of. However, rest assured, you will love this Chromebook, just as we have during our time with it.
CPU: Intel Core m3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615 (300MHz) | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: Full HD Display – 4K Ultra HD Molecular Display | Storage: 64GB – 256GB
- Incredible battery life
- Amazing ‘Hush’ keyboard
- No biometric login
9.Samsung Galaxy Book Flex
Samsung’s hit-miss record hasn’t been great on laptops, but the Galaxy Book Flex is definitely a win. Available in 13-inch and 15-inch designs, this laptop offers amazing all-day battery life (15+ hours!) and comes in a gorgeous blue finish.
Its QLED panel gets pretty bright and has an Outdoors Mode that helps fight glare for better readability. Oh, and the creative class will be happy to see that Samsung included the S-Pen, which docks on the laptop’s right side.
Price: $1,399 | Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i7 (Ice Lake) | Memory: 12GB of RAM | Storage: 512GB SSD | Display: 15.6″ QLED (1920 x 1080 pixels) | Size: 14 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.4 pounds | Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB-C microSD reader, headphone jack
- Amazing battery life
- Striking blue design
- Built-in S-Pen
- Fingerprint reader disrupts typing
- QLED display pales to OLED panels
8.Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
The Lenovo ThinkPad has long been the best laptop for folks with serious productivity demands, and the 7th-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon should be no exception.
The laptop not only offers all the specs you would expect from a flagship laptop but also has a sleek and slim aluminum chassis, making this machine perfect for those that need something to take to and from work or school.
Display: 14 inches; 1,920 x 1,080-3,840 x 2,160 | CPU: 8th-Generation Intel Core i5-i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 Graphics | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB-1TB SSD | Weight: 2.40 pounds
- Slim and portable
- Powerful specs
- Good battery life on 1,080p version
- The touchpad isn’t great
7.Microsoft Surface Pro 6
If you like the idea of a 2-in-1 but want a detachable display instead of a foldable one, then the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is easily the way to go. The device offers powerful specs for the money, plus you can use the display in tablet mode, leaving behind the bulk of a keyboard and touchpad.
That also makes the Surface Pro 6 one of the most portable Windows 10 devices out there, though you’ll have to pay an extra $160 for Microsoft’s Type Cover keyboard if you want the full laptop experience.
Display: 12.3 inches; 2,736 x 1,824 | CPU: 8th-Generation Intel Core i5-i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Storage: 256GB-1TB | Weight: 1.70-1.73 pounds
- Detachable design
- Good performance
- Good battery life
- No Thunderbolt 3 ports
- Type Cover keyboard sold separately
6.Asus Chromebook Flip C434
Google’s Chrome OS has been getting better and better over the last few years, and you can even run many Android apps on it now, making it pretty versatile. If you want a laptop to take advantage of all those improvements, then the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is the best laptop in its category, thanks to its sleek design and relatively powerful specs.
Display: 14 inches; 1,920 x 1,080 | CPU: 8th-Generation Intel Core m3 | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 615 | RAM: 4GB-8GB | Storage: 64GB | Weight: 3.19 pounds
- Slick design
- Nice display
- Good battery life
- A bit more expensive than some other Chromebooks
5.HP Elite Dragonfly
that comes along and sets a new standard for the entire category. This 2-in-1 laptop’s design is one of the most stunning we’ve ever seen on a laptop, with incredibly thin edges that measure just 0.6 inches in thickness and a deep blue coat of paint that looks refreshing, mesmerizing and classy all at once.
And while the Dragonfly is wonderfully light at 2.5 pounds, it also feels impressively sturdy, has an oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprints and uses recycled ocean-bound plastics to help the environment.
Display: 13.3-inch touch-screen display, 1920 x 1200 or 3840 x 2160 | CPU: 8th-Gen Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 | GPU: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB / 16GB / 32GB | Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB SSD | Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Beautiful, eye-catching design
- Epic battery life (with optional upgrade)
- Bright and colourful screen
- Comfortable keyboard
4. HP Envy 13t
The HP Envy line of laptops has long offered excellent design and high-performance specs, and this model is easily able to go toe to toe with the likes of the Dell XPS 13 and MacBook Pro. Safe to say, if you’re in the market for an Ultrabook, then it’s worth considering the HP Envy 13t.
That’s especially true if you need slightly boosted graphics performance and are willing to pay for the upgrade to the GeForce MX250. This is one of the most attractive notebooks we’ve gotten our hands-on, with a razor-thin chassis that makes the Mac look dated.
Display: 13.3 inches; 1,920 x 1,080-3,840 x 2,160 | CPU: 8th-Generation Intel Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630 to Nvidia GeForce MX250 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Storage: 256GB-1TB SSD | Weight: 2.59 pounds
- Great performance
- Excellent keyboard
- Touch display
- Speakers aren’t the best
- The battery is just fine
3.Asus ROG Zephryus G14
the best gaming laptop out there — it’s one of the best laptops you can buy, period. With a battery that lasts more than 11 hours, the Zephryus runs circles around its gaming-focused competitors and even keeps up with more mainstream notebooks for folks who simply want a long-lasting PC for getting work done.
A large part of that great battery life can be attributed to the Zephryus’ super-efficient AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS, which also offers zippy multitasking performance for content creation and everyday productivity.
Display: 14-inches, 1920 x 1080 | CPU: AMD Ryzen 9-4900HS | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Great performance for gaming and everything else
- Super portable design paired with 11-hour battery life
- Great display and audio
- No webcam
- Keyboard has backlighting issues
2.Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch)
The MacBook Pro finally has a good keyboard again, and it’s glorious. Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro ditches the company’s shallow Butterfly switches for its new Magic Keyboard, which offers a softer feel and delightfully deep travel. This is the change we’ve been waiting for on MacBooks for years, and Apple finally delivered on it in a big way.
But a great typing experience isn’t the only reason to pick up the latest MacBook Pro. The new model’s bigger 16-inch display is one of the most immersive you can find on a Mac, with slim bezels and gorgeous colours.
Display: 16 inches, 3072 x 1920 | CPU: Intel Core i7 or i9 | GPU: AMD Radeon 5300M or 5500M | RAM: 8GB – 32GB | Storage: 512GB – 2TB SSD | Weight: 4.3 pounds
- Magic Keyboard feels great
- Best sound ever in a laptop
- The epic battery life of nearly 11 hours
- Display not 4K
- Heavier than 15-inch MacBook Pro
1.MacBook Air 2020
It’s amazing what a difference the right keyboard makes. Starting at $999, the MacBook Air 2020 packs the improved Magic Keyboard, which replaces the butterfly switch with a scissor-style mechanism that allows for much more comfortable typing.
Apple also upgraded the Air to 10th Gen Intel Core processors (from 8th Gen). It’s a Y-series chip (which isn’t as powerful as U Series CPUs), but it proved enough for everyday use and basic multitasking. In addition to lowering the price by $100, Apple doubled the default MacBook Air storage, from a 128GB SSD to a 256GB drive, which is still offering blazing-fast read speeds.
Display: 13.3 inches; 2,560 x 1,600 | CPU: 10th-Generation Intel Core i3-i5 | GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Storage: 256GB-2TB SSD | Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Improved Magic keyboard
- Double storage of the previous model
- Very good battery life
- Limited ports
- Not the fastest CPU