Best laptops for uni students

  1. Home
  2. Mobile
  3. Best for
  4. Laptops for uni students

If you're a student at university, your laptop can help you revise for and ace your exams, and let you unwind after class by streaming movies or gaming.

With so many choices available to buy, finding the best laptop for uni as a student can sometimes feel like extra homework. This handy guide will help you make the perfect selection just in time for the start of the new term.

Exceptional performance and battery life

When you're buying a laptop for uni or for school, make sure it has a long battery life and a fast CPU performance.

This means that you'll be able to multitask efficiently and run several applications at once, without running the risk of ever losing valuable work. Plus, whether you're studying from home or in a lecture hall, a powerful battery will allow you to work all day without having to search for a plug or wait a long time for your device to recharge.

The 11th gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor and long-lasting battery of the Samsung Galaxy Book helps to juggle multiple uni tasks at once without ever slowing you down, so you can be sure to meet your deadlines. Plus, the array of ports - including USB-C and Micro SD slot - means you'll have no problem connecting your laptop to other devices, such as desktop screens, while working from your university campus.

The advanced 2nd Gen Snapdragon 7C processor and long-lasting battery of the Samsung Galaxy Book Go also facilitate multitasking and keep you going all day while working on important uni projects and presentations.

Student using a laptop with long battery life

Reliable storage space

While working on important uni projects, you want your laptop to store your files, pictures and videos safely and for a long time.

Whether you're writing an essay, writing up an experiment or working on a design task, a good amount of storage space supports your every move. With 256GB of storage and up to 8GB of RAM, Samsung Galaxy Book provides faster access to data and start up times and offers reliable and durable storage of data.

Thanks to the built-in intelligent personal assistant, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go helps your store important information, organise your calendar and send out emails instantly using Google Assistant and Voice Commands. What's more, you can easily access all Microsoft 365 web apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

A laptop with a large storage space

High-definition screens

Whether your university degree requires you to complete creative design work using applications like Adobe Creative Cloud or quantitative work on spreadsheets, a large, high-definition screen will make your daily tasks easier to complete and will eliminate your possible need for an external monitor. For a good balance between mobility and screen size, laptops with a 15-inch screen are an excellent option.

With a 15.6-inch screen and impressive HD picture quality, Samsung Galaxy Book guarantees a crystal-clear visual experience and the bright 300-nite display includes an anti-glare coating that stays easy on the eyes even after long study sessions.

The anti-glare HD LED display and 14-inch screen of Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go ensures that browsing is made comfortable throughout your daily lectures. Plus, the 180-degree hinge allows you to lay it completely flat and easily share your screen with classmates while working collaboratively on uni projects.

Student streaming a video in HD on laptop

Ultra-light and easy to carry to class

A lightweight laptop is easy to carry around with you while walking to class and can be easily slipped into your school bag.

With a 14-inch screen and weighing just under 1,500g, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is an incredibly light and compact laptop, which is easy to carry with you during your commute to university.

Plus, the USB-C charging cable works well with all Samsung devices, so you can keep your journey to university extra lightweight and charge up your phone or tablet on the go.

Student carrying a lightweight laptop

Best budget laptop for uni students

When starting university, you want to keep track of your finances and not exceed your budget when purchasing a new laptop.

With its flexible design and gorgeous display at a competitive price, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is a great choice for a tight budget.

If you're looking for high-level CPU performance to support multitasking or if you're an exceptionally keen gamer after class, a Chromebook may not be the best for you - but if you want a reliable laptop for daily studying and emails, a budget-friendly laptop like Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go may suit your needs.

LTE laptops at school

Vodafone LTE laptops are configured to our 4G network to deliver fast internet speed and more bandwidth than 2G or 3G networks*. With 4G connectivity, LTE laptops ensure wireless broadband communication anywhere and at any time, without having to worry about a Wi-Fi or hotspot connection.

Whether you're browsing from your university lecture hall, checking your emails while commuting to school, or studying from home, connected laptops offer stable speeds with low latency and fast data downloads for an exceptional roaming experience.

* 4G signal required.

Get 15% off selected laptop plans

If you're an existing customer we're rewarding your loyalty with an additional 15% discount on selected laptop plans. Terms apply.

Log in to see your exclusive customer discounts.

Find your perfect match

Samsung Galaxy Book

Galaxy Book

Loaded with a 15.6-inch Full HD display and Dolby Atmos sound. Galaxy Book delivers an immersive visual and audio experience.  You can keep up with life’s pace thanks to the 11th gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, and with a range of ports you can easily connect to your other Samsung devices.

Galaxy Book
Samsung Galaxy Book Go

Galaxy Book Go

With a stunning 14-inch display fitted onto a compact design, Galaxy Book Go means you're ready to go wherever life takes you. You can go to class, finish your work and then stream your favourite content thanks to a long-lasting battery that delivers 18 hours of video playback. Plus, with the advanced 2nd Gen Snapdragon 7C processor, you can juggle different projects with ease.

Galaxy Book Go
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go

Galaxy Chromebook Go

Featuring a slim design and a 14-inch screen, Galaxy Chromebook Go is perfect for on-the-go learners. You can easily share your screen with friends or colleagues thanks to the 180-degree hinge. And with 4G LTE connectivity2 you can browse, stream and game without slowing down.

Galaxy Chromebook Go