Best Laptop for College Students in India (2020)

Aug 27, 2020

Engineering and Medicine are the noblest of professions in the world. It has been around for a long time and most of the marvels which we see around us are made possible due to engineering. Engineering has made contributions to medicinal fields by providing MRI machines and other equipment and therefore it is of utmost importance that engineers have the right tools to make these. And Medicine helps in keeping everyone including engineers safe and helps the entire humanity.

So we have compiled a list of the best laptops available to make life easier for engineers as well as doctors. For college students, we have valued entertainment also as a part of the package since college life is boring without gaming and Netflix.

Best Laptops for College Students

So, let's take a look at the best laptops for engineering students and medical students.

1. HP Pavilion Gaming

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics
Storage: 1 TB HDD
Display: 15.6-Inch FHD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit

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Best laptops for every engineering student, the HP Pavilion Gaming, is something that makes a special statement. The laptop is equipped with features such as dual speakers and that too from Bang and Olufsen to make your college life more memorable.

The laptop is powered by a Ryzen-5 processor. Ryzen is a series of processors from AMD and offers performance similar to an Intel Core i5 processor. The processor is a hexa core processor and has enough power in it to play any game smoothly.

The laptop comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. This card is one of the best graphics cards with 4GB of GDDR6 dedicated memory. This makes it particularly suitable for civil engineers and for those who do architecture since the graphics card helps render the 3D models with ease. The laptop is great for gaming as well.

The graphics card offers a performance of around 70% more than GTX 1050. This means you can play all the AAA titles available today at medium or high settings. The laptop also has larger vents to facilitate cooling during long weekends of gaming.

HP offers 8GB of DDR4 RAM so that you can open as many browser tabs as you want when writing projects. Making presentations and projects is a breeze on this laptop. The laptop comes with 1 TB of storage so that you can store all the movies you want. We would have preferred the laptop to have an SSD as well. You can easily upgrade the laptop with an SSD and that's one of our first suggestions if you're getting this laptop.

The laptop comes with Windows 10 preinstalled so you don't have to worry about getting an operating system separately.

The display in the laptop is a 15.6" FHD display. It has anti-glare technology so you can use it outdoors also, even in bright sunlight. The display is WLED backlit to give battery clarity and brightness. It covers 45% of NTSC.

The claimed battery life of the laptop is around 8 hours, but we think it is more close to around 5-6 hours due to the graphics card.

The laptop has enough ports so that you can connect an external hard disk or display to aid in your gaming. It has an HDMI port, 2 USB ports and an RJ45 ethernet port so that you can connect a cable if that's how the internet is in your college.

This is one of the best laptops for engineering students and offers great value for money. The only thing lacking in this laptop is an SSD, but that is one you can upgrade on your own.

2. ASUS TUF Gaming A15

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GDDR6 4GB VRAM
Storage: 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
Display: 15.6-inch (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080)

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If what you want is a laptop with an SSD that is excellent for gaming and rendering videos as well, then ASUS TUF gaming is the one you should look for. The laptop is powered by one of the best processors and best graphics cards and is very new.

This 15.6-inch laptop is powered by Ryzen 7-4800H processor. This is a laptop that offers stiff competition to its i7 counterpart. This Ryzen processor has 8 cores compared to 6 (i7-9750H) that comes for most of the Intel i7 processors. The base clock speed is also higher at 2.90GHz and a maximum turbo clock speed of 4.20GHz. The processor is also newer compared to i7-9750H, having been released at the beginning of 2020.

All these make an excellent statement for the processor and this is a definite must-have in your laptop. Now let's look at the other parts. The laptop has 8GB of DDR4 RAM which is enough for most of the gaming, or video rendering needs. Most of the people who use a laptop rarely need full 8GB of RAM.

In the graphics department, the laptop has an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti graphics card which is perfect for gaming. It is a slightly more powerful version of the GTX 1650 which we mentioned before. This graphics card too can play all of the latest titles in Medium or High settings. This makes your gaming experience a bliss.

For storage, we are happy that ASUS has put a combination of SSD and HDD. The laptop has a 256GB NVMe SSD on which Windows is loaded. On top of this, the laptop has a 1 TB HDD. The SSD helps in faster loading of the operating system since they are around 3 times as fast as a traditional HDD. This helps in reducing the boot time of the laptop from 30s to around 10s. If you install the games on the SSD, the loading times will also decrease making SSDs a worthy investment.

The laptop is brilliant to look at and has highlighted WASD keys so that it is easier to find those keys for gaming. You don't have to run around to find where the keys are in the dark. The keyboard is also backlit and has enough space between the keys to make typing easier. The space bar is extended so that you don't accidentally press another key while gaming.

This laptop has a brilliant display with a refresh rate of 144Hz showing its gaming pedigree. It is Full HD with a resolution of 1920x1080. The laptop has an anti-glare display with IPS level panel. It also has adaptive sync technology.

The laptop weighs 2.3kg and has decent battery life. The dual fan system in the laptop helps in cooling the laptop and has multiple cooling modes to keep your laptop cool all day long.

3. Mi Notebook Horizon Edition 14

Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: Nvidia MX350 2GB GDDR5 Graphics
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Display: 14-Inch (1920X 1080 )Full HD Anti-Glare Screen

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Mi has been in the industry for a short time only, but it has managed to capture the hearts of a lot of people. Mi provides cutting edge technology and a relatively cheap price and the laptops look brilliant too. This makes Mi one of the best laptops available in India.

The Mi Notebook Horizon Edition has the latest tenth-generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor. This is a processor that was released in 2020 and offers the best performance that is there in consumer laptops. This makes the laptop smoother and easier to work with. There is no visible lag and everything is seamless in this laptop.

The laptop looks excellent and is made of aluminium. It is ultra-light and has a screen to body ratio of 91%. This makes the screen perfect for watching movies or gaming and productivity tasks as well. The surface of the laptop is anodised and sandblasted to give the perfect look. The cooling vents in the laptop cool even when gaming for ultra-long hours.

The laptop comes with a graphics card to assist you in a graphic intensive process such as gaming, video rendering, rendering 3D models and so on. The graphics card in this laptop is Nvidia GeForce MX350, a 2GB graphics card. With this graphics card, you can do entry-level gaming and can have fun.

The display on this laptop is just 14 inches, but on the bright side, that makes it easier to carry the laptop around. It has a full HD anti-glare screen and has a resolution of 1920x1080. The display is brilliant for watching movies as well as in gaming.

The battery life offered by the laptop is also great, a mind-blowing 10 hours. This means you can forget the charger at home when you go to the office and don't sweat about it.  

The laptop comes with a 512 GB SSD which offers the perfect balance between storage and performance.

Overall this is an excellent package for those who don't game much but wouldn't say no to occasional gaming. This laptop also fits perfectly for those who're employed and serious about their work, since unlike a gaming laptop, this laptop gives an amount of seriousness.

You can also get the i5 version of this laptop for a cheaper price if that's more towards what you like.

4. Acer Nitro 7

Processor: Intel Core i5-9300H processor
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics
Storage: 1TB HDD
Display: 15.6" display with IPS technology (Full HD) 1920 x1080

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Acer is a manufacturer that has been making great laptops for a long time and their Nitro series is another crown jewel. The laptop is excellent overall and has great performance.

The processor is an Intel Core i7-9300H. It has a base speed of 2.40GHz and a maximum clock speed of 4.10GHz. The processor makes sure that the laptop remains smooth even after making it work very hard. The processor is a quad-core processor and those four cores help the processor to handle even the toughest of tasks.

For the graphics card, the laptop has a 6GB graphics card. This behemoth of a graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, a graphics card that can handle all of the latest gaming titles. The graphics card is a lot more powerful than GTX 1650 and therefore this laptop offers great value for money. The only thing we feel lacking in this laptop is an SSD which we will get into in a moment.

After all, what fun is college if you don't multiplayer at night. And the cooling provided by the laptop is great and it keeps the laptop cool even after gaming for long times. This helps especially when you're gaming weekends.

The laptop has 8GB of DDR4 RAM which is enough for most of your daily needs. This will take care of your gaming and opening multiple browser tabs to do projects. The laptop has a 1 TB HDD for storage and we are dis-pointed by the lack of an SSD in this laptop. We would recommend the buyer to buy an SSD and upgrade it for better performance.

The Acer Nitro 7, has a 15.6" display and is full HD. It has a maximum brightness of 300 nits which makes visibility in high light conditions good.  The laptop features a full-sized keyboard and the keys are large enough for easy typing. There are full-sized arrow keys also which are necessary for gaming.

The laptop comes with Windows 10 preinstalled and has a 1-year travellers warranty. In short and epic laptop for engineers and doctors as well; with the lack of SSD its only shortcoming.

5. ASUS TUF Gaming

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7-3750H Processor
RAM: 16 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GDDR6 6GB VRAM
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Display: 15.6" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080)

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So what if all this is not what you're looking for? What if you're a gamer who got stuck at engineering? Then we have a solution. the best RTX gaming laptop. This is the most budget RTX laptop we could find and features and RTX 2060.

The laptop features an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and rightly so. They've chosen the Ryzen so that you get the performance for a cheaper price. Intel processors are relatively expensive and to make the laptop bit less expensive they went with Ryzen 7-3750H. The processor is a quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.3GHz and a turbo clock speed of 4.0GHz.

The laptop features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. This card is one of the latest offerings from Nvidia and offers performance that surpasses most laptops. The graphics card is powered by Nvidia Turing Architecture. The graphics card is a 6GB graphics card and features ray tracing.

For those who don't know what Ray Tracing is, ray tracing is the technology by which the path of a ray of light is traced to get accurate reflections. For example, in older games, there used to be just shadows, and even if light reflects from a window or in water it won't get reflected again. But with ray tracing that is possible.

It has 16GB of DDR4 RAM for storage which can be upgraded. For more permanent storage, the laptop comes with 512GB of SSD. The fact that they cut the price only in the right places is evident by the choice of an SSD. SSD boosts the performance of the laptop as SSDs are three times faster than traditional hard disks.

The display on this laptop is a 15.6" LED Backlit Full HD display.  This display has a refresh rate of 120Hz. This high refresh rate is particularly useful for gaming laptops. The laptop has an anti-glare display to prevent light reflecting on its surface. We found the display to be of great quality and provide excellent visuals.

This laptop is one of the greatest value for money laptops if you want an RTX powered gaming laptop to make your college nights more memorable.

6. Apple MacBook Pro

Processor: 9th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 processor
RAM: 16 GB DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: Intel UHD Graphics 630
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display: 16-inch Retina display with True Tone

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We wouldn't recommend college students get one of these. But if you're a working professional, and has a cool job, then this is the laptop to go to. The Apple MacBook Pro.

There is a reason why MacBooks are famous. They look brilliant and they perform brilliantly. MacBooks feature cutting edge technology and push the limits when it comes to performance and the software-hardware integration in the laptop makes everything seamless.

The laptop is powered by a hexacore Intel Core i7 processor and has 16GB of RAM. This might sound like any other computer with nothing special. But the speciality is in the details. The MacBook runs OSX, which is an OS designed specially to run on the Mac. This means it works pixel perfect on it. All the software which third party vendors make also is made just for the Mac. This means they can do their jobs perfectly since they have fewer devices to test on.

The laptop also features a touch-bar and touch-id. The Touch Bar is a bar where the function keys are supposed to be. Let's be honest here, we rarely use the function keys and half of the time we don't even know what they do. So what Apple has done is to go ahead and replace all those keys with a touch screen. And the great thing about the touch screen is that you can change the content and the functionality of the screen.

For example, if you're playing some video, then the Touch Bar will show you controls for audio, close and the seek bar. And if you're working on a word document, it will show you shortcuts such as copy, cut and paste. How cool is that? And it works with most of the modern apps which you use in engineering and medicine. This makes you far more efficient than with the traditional function keys.

The laptop also comes with an AMD Radeon Pro 5300 Graphics card. This is particularly useful for professional tasks such as when creating CAD, Catia Models and for developers since OSX is a Unix based system.

The laptop has six speakers to make this your go-to media hub. The speakers produce loud sounds and are crisp, making it your go-to device for Netflix.

The display on the laptop is also Retina Display. Retina display is a display with high pixel density so that you can't see those pixels apart. This gives a higher clarity image which is excellent to look at. The display helps doctors the most to see the intricate details of MRI scans and other imaging.

The laptop also claims a battery life up to 11 hours making it uber portable. It is also slim making carrying it in your backpack easier.

For storage, the laptop has a 512 GB SSD where you can store all your essential files and also entertainment items such as movies and songs. Overall a perfect machine for every professional.

Conclusion

For all college students, we recommend getting a laptop with a graphics card since you never know if you might need it or not. And it is not every day that you buy a laptop. All these laptops will suit you irrespective of if you're doing Automobile Engineering or Civil Engineering or Computer Science Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Electronics and Communications Engineering or Mechanical Engineering if you're in the engineering field or aspiring to be a doctor.

So have a great experience with one of these laptops.

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