10 best laptops for study in 2015

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Navernoe, it is necessary to warn readers that the appearance of this material here is very conditional. Except that this selection from the series "top 10" includes a pair of chromebooks, which, like Android, are the brainchild of Google. However, it was impossible not to share an article, the relevance of which in the last August days did not cause any issues.

Nearing the beginning of the school year, which means that someone will raise the question about buying a new laptop. A very worthy reason, and most importantly, inevitable – so the ability to somehow ease the return to the usual routine, presenting himself as the new device.

Maybe you still can't part with your PC or maybe your laptop is in a semiconscious state after attempting to feed him the video in high resolution – one way or another, the need to upgrade long overdue. Fortunately, you can find a laptop that will look good and suit the characteristics, and thus not go broke. However, the current situation has greatly eroded the concept of accessibility. And yet... there we go.

1. Asus Zenbook UX305

The Most affordable, superior ultrabook


CPU: 800 MHz Intel Core M 5Y10 (dual core, 4 MB cache, 2 GHz mode Turbo Boost) | Graphics: Intel HD 5300 | RAM: 8GB DDR3 | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD 1920x1080 (matte) | Memory: 256 GB SSD | Connection: 802.11 n wifi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Webcam: 1.2 MP HD | Weight: 1.18 kg | dimensions: 325x226x12,7 mm


  • Serious performance
  • Super thin and lightweight


  • Driver
  • A rattling speaker

You Can, of course, scold him as a clone of the MacBook, but this is one of the best and available now on the market of ultrabooks.

2. Acer Chromebook 15

Chrome OS is coming to the big screen


CPU: 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 3205U (dual core, 2MB cache) | Graphic: Intel HD | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 | Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD 1920x1080 pixels | Memory: 32 GB SSD | Connection: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Webcam: 720p HD | Weight: 2.2 kg | dimensions: 383x245x24,1 mm


  • Great display
  • Battery charge which is enough for the day


  • Sudden departure
  • Jarring (though still decent) speakers

Device for those who need a big car and the Chrome browser. The Chromebook 15 is a device that extends the "habitat" of Chrome OS, it first received a 15.6-inch display and the latest processor architecture from Intel Brodwell.

3. MacBook Pro 13.3-inch with Retina

With a quick little MacBook Pro


CPU: 2.7 GHz dual core Intel Core i5 with 3MB L3 cache (Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz) | Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 | RAM: 8 GB | display: 13.3-inch IPS, 2560x1600 pixels | Memory: 128 GB SSD | Connection: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: FaceTime HD | Weight: 1.58 kg | dimensions: 313,7x219x18 mm


  • Retina display
  • Faster processor


  • Crude Force Touch
  • Nothing has changed in design

The 13-inch MacBook Pro – the perfect solution for students for whom not enough power Chromebook and the MacBook Air, but who do not want to sacrifice portability. He has a long life time of battery life, relatively light weight and high resolution display. Budget-conscious students will be pleased free pre-installed Pages, Numbers and Keynote as well as iMovie, Photos and GarageBands for creative work.

4. Acer Chromebook 15 S910

"Colossus" the world chromebooks


Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5-5200 dual-core | Graphics: Intel HD 5500 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM | Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD 1920x1080 pixels | Memory: 32 GB SSD | Connection: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Webcam: 720p HD | Weight: 2.2 kg | dimensions: 25,4x383,5x256,5 mm


  • High processing speed
  • Long-life battery


  • Too heavy
  • Uncomfortable keyboard

Don't be fooled by the appearance of blubber. It is a strong workhorse, and if you look through your fingers to its weight and size, she will reward you with performance, long working time and a stylish appearance.

5. Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

Finally, the battery life under control


CPU: dual-core 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 (2.6 GHz mode Turbo Boost) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 13.3-inch 1440x900 pixels| Memory: 128 GB SSD | Connection: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: FaceTime HD | Weight: 1.35 kg | dimensions: 325x227x17,3 mm


  • Fantastic a long time of operation
  • Processor Haswell


  • Without Retina display
  • Not subject to upgrade

Despite the acclaimed advantages of the Retina display, and without it, there is something to strive for any ultrabook: the amazing survivability of the battery and Wi-Fi 802.11 AC

6. Asus ROG GL551

Best gaming entry-level computer available on the market


Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ (Quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.5 GHz Turbo Boost) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M (2 GB GDDR5); Intel HD Graphics 4600 | RAM: 16 GB DDR3 (2x8 GB 1600 MHz) | display: 15.6" FHD (1920x1080 pixels), matte | Memory: hard drive 1 TB 7,200 rpm) Connectivity: 802.11 g Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 1.2 MP, 720p | Weight: 2.72 kg | dimensions: 381x254x33 mm


  • Impressive performance
  • Well built


  • Not the best screen
  • Case thickness

The Device has unexpectedly impressive performance – the best one couldn't wish for. Except that the screen decently.

7. Acer Aspire V7

Excellent performance for a variety of tasks – ideal for learning


Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-4200U (dual core, 3MB cache, up to 2.60 GHz Turbo Boost) | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 750M (4 GB DDR3); Intel HD Graphics 4400 | RAM: 8 GB DDR3L | display: 14-inch, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy, IPS, touch | Memory: 500 GB (5400 rpm, built-in 16 GB SSD cache) | Connectivity: 802.11 n Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Webcam: 720p | Weight: 2 kg | dimensions: 340x238,8x22,86 mm


  • One-piece appearance
  • Excellent screen


  • Unresponsive trackpad
  • Low battery life

A Short work from a single charge and an unbearable amount of pre-installed garbage – but otherwise this is a superb device that occupies a niche between ultrabook and gaming laptops.

8. Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Thinner, lighter, quieter, cheaper


CPU: Quad-core Intel Atom x7-78700 (2 MB cache, 1.6 GHz up to 2.4 GHz) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.8-inch ClearType Full HD Plus (1920x1200 pixels) | Memory: 128 GB | Connections: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 3.5 MP front; 8.0 MP primary with auto focus | Weight: 0.62 kg | dimensions: 267,2x187x8,6 mm


  • Display
  • Desain


  • Klawiatura
  • Memory

If you need a cheap and ultraportable Surface for undemanding tasks, is a great choice, and those who need more power, you can buy Microsoft Surface Pro 3 from the lower segment.

9. Microsoft Surface Pro 3


CPU: 1.9 GHz Intel Core i5-4300U (dual core, 3MB cache, up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400 | RAM: 8GB LPDDR3 | Screen: 12-inch, 2160x1440 pixels, multi-touch (ClearType, aspect ratio 3:2) | Memory: 256 GB | Connections: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: dual 5 MP (video up to 1080p) | Weight: 0,8 kg | dimensions: 201,4x292x9,1 mm


  • Clear display, clear design
  • the
  • Upgrade due to the Type Cover


  • Body heating
  • Type Cover still sold separately

Not without flaws, is nevertheless a perfect example of the vision of a future without desktops – not only Microsoft's vision, but in General for a segment hybrids of laptop and tablet.

10. Lenovo ThinkPad E555

ThinkPad, but not a frightening price tag


CPU: AMD A8-7100 APU | Graphics: Radeon R5 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz (0.67 GB is reserved for video memory) | Screen: 15.6-inch anti-glare 1366x768 pixel Memory: 500 GB (7200 rpm) | Connectivity: 802.11 n Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: HD | Weight: 2.54 kg | dimensions: 375x255x25 mm


  • Perfect keyboard
  • Good performance


  • Unimportant while working
  • Heavy

Forget about the Essentials line of Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad E555 offers everything (well, almost all) of the virtues of the legendary ThinkPad family, but do not confuse price.

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