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Best laptops for students in Kenya

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Best laptops for students in Kenya

Many individuals get confused when there searching for the best laptops for students to use for their higher education. A majority do not know what they’re looking for especially parents. I have been in the same situation before. I remember while looking for a laptop I was looking for a good laptop within my budget which was KES 41,000. With such an amount 6 years ago would get you a good high-performance laptop but times have changed.

Due to Covid-19 prices for electronics have gone up due to their scarcity and restrictions from the outside market. In Kenya Currently acquiring laptops for college and university students have become common. This article will help you to identify the best laptops within your budget, I will also break down for you different uses for laptops such as for gaming, IT, normal usage, and graphics/design.

Best New laptops.

Laptops are categorized according to their performance capabilities. We have Intel Celeron, AMD, Pentium, Intel Core i3, core i5, and Core i7. Another consideration is the Random Access Memory (RAM) and also, storage size and type ROM. We have Solid State Drives (SSD) and Hard Disk drives (HDD). The difference between SSD and HDD is SSD is fast, does not malfunction easily, and is pricy compared to HDD. I will categorize new laptops into normal usage, IT, Design, and gaming.

Best gaming laptops

      Gaming Laptops.

Gaming laptops require high-performance machines with top specifications. Loading speed and clarity vary depending on one’s budget. A good gaming laptop needs to have a minimum HD 14” inch display with 1280 X 720 pixels, the processor should at least have Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5. Storage space 500GB HDD or 256 GB SSD. Do not forget that graphics cards play a big role in gaming to control the visual output on the laptop. So, also include graphics card in your list of specs.

Best gaming laptops are;

  1. HP 14 Intel Core i5 1005G1 4GB DDR4 RAM 1TB 2GB GRAPHICS CARD – KES 67,000
  2. HP Pavilion 15 Intel Corei5 12GB 512SSD WINDOWS 10 15.6″ – 78,000
  3. ASUS X509JB-BR039T Corei7 1065G7, 8GB DDR4, 1TB, 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA GEFORCE MX110 15.6” Inch -78,000
  4. HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 16-A0076MS Corei7 10750H 8GB RAM 512GB SSD 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Graphics 15.6” display. – 130,000
  5. HP Envy 13m Corei7 1165G7 16GB DDR4 1TB SSD PCIe 2GB GRAPHICS WINDOWS 10 13.3″ Touch Screen – 163,000
  6. ASUS ZenBook 14 Corei7 10510U, 16GB DDR3, 512GB PCIe SSD + 32GB – KES 130,000
  7. HP Envy 13- ay0014nia Ryzen 7 4700U Quad 16GB SSD, 512GB SSD, 2GB GRAPHICS – 115,000
  8. HP Envy 13- ay0018nia Ryzen 7 4700U Quad 16GB SSD, 512GB SSD, 2GB GRAPHICS – 120,000
  9. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05, AMD Ryzen 4700U, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD – KES 110,000

Best New laptops in Kenya

Laptops for Design.

            Students who pursue or are interested in design, film, and photography require high-performance laptops such as;

  1. HP Pavilion 15 Intel Corei5 12GB 512SSD WINDOWS 10 15.6″ – 78,000
  2. HP Elite Book 830 G7 Corei5 10th Generation 16GB 512SSD 13.3″ – 155,000
  3. ASUS X509JB-BR039T Corei7 1065G7, 8GB DDR4, 1TB, 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA GEFORCE MX110 15.6” Inch -78,000
  4. HP 15 Corei7 1065G7 12GB 256GB SSD DOS 15.6″ – 90,000
  5. HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 16-A0076MS Corei7 10750H 8GB RAM 512GB SSD 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Graphics 15.6” display. – 130,000

Laptops for IT students

Laptops for IT students

 Students and young IT professionals require a laptop that has the following specifications;

  1. At least 2 USB ports
  2. CD reader
  3. Intel Processor core i5 and above.
  4. At least 500GB HDD or 512 GB
  5. Minimum of 14” inch display size.

The following laptops are examples of good performance laptops suitable for IT students and young professionals.

  1. HP 14 Intel Core i5 1005G1 4GB DDR4 RAM 1TB HDD 14″ – 62,000
  2. HP 440 G7 Corei5 10210U 8GB RAM DDR4, 256GB SSD 14″ – 86,000
  3. Lenovo Think Book TB 14 Corei5 1135G7 8GB DDR4 512GB SSD – 73,000

Laptops for IT students

Normal Consumer Use

  1. HP 14 Celeron N4020 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 14″ – 37,500
  2. HP 250 G7 Celeron N4020 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 14″ – 38,000
  3. Lenovo Idea Pad 3 Corei3 4GB DDR4 1TB 14″ – 46,000
  4. HP 240 G7 Intel Corei3 1005G1 4GB DDR4 RAM 1TB HDD 14″ – 52,000
  5. Lenovo Idea Pad 330 Celeron N4000 4GB DDR4, 1TB – 35,000
  6. Dell Vostro 3500 Corei3, 4GB, 1TB, 15.6″ – 52,000

Best EX-UK Laptops

EX-UK Laptops are laptops are that have been used in the United Kingdom and brought to Kenya for sale. EX-UK Laptops come with high specifications at affordable prices. Please note that some EX-UK Laptops come with a short life span. Make sure before you purchase a second-hand laptop you have done a complete assessment of the machine to ensure its software works perfectly fine and physically it has no dents. There also recommended buying when you have a limited budget but still want to get high specs.

Some of the Best laptops on a budget (EX-UK Laptops) for students on sale currently include;

  1. HP Elitebook 2560p Core i5 4GB RAM 320 GB HDD – KES 23,000
  2. HP 340 G1 Core i 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD – KES 33,000
  3. Dell Latitude e7470 Core i5 8GB RAM 256 SSD – KES 43,000
  4. HP Elitebook  820 G4 Core i7 8GB RAM 256 SSD – KES 42,000
  5. Lenovo X1 Carbon Core i7 8GB RAM 256 SSD – KES 65,000
  6. Dell 3180 Pentium 6th Gen 8GB 128GB SSD – KES 23,000
  7. Lenovo thinkpad X131e Core i3 4GB RAM 320 GB HDD – 22,000
  8. Lenovo T440 Core i5 4GB RAM 500 HDD – KES 34,000

 

           

 

 

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