When it comes to laptop sales, many computer manufacturers look to August and September as their key selling seasons. Back-to-school season used to mean notebooks, binders and pens. Nowadays, laptops for college students and many high school students outnumber any paper products.
In fact, many programs require laptops for college students.
With all the choices out there, how do you know which laptop to buy? The first thing to do is find out if there are any requirements. Does the school require laptops for students to be Microsoft (MSFT) Windows compatible? Does a course require software that’s only available on an Apple (AAPL) Mac or a Windows PC?
Next, narrow down any personal requirements such as budget, display-size preference, performance and battery life.
Still not sure? We’ve put together a list of five of the most popular back-to-school laptops for students to help you out.