5 best laptops for engineering students to buy in 2024

Tackle demanding tasks with these powerful and reliable laptops

5 best laptops for engineering students to buy in 2024

A laptop is an essential electronic gadget for every student during their academic journey. It’s even more crucial for those who are into computer, mechanical, or civil engineering streams. They are required to do demanding tasks like creating CAD designs, analysing datasets, running simulations, crunching complex equations, and working on a research-intensive engineering project and more. 

The computationally intensive coursework requires laptops to be powerful and reliable enough to last the entire duration of the student’s academic journey. Additionally, these laptops should also have a good battery backup ensuring that they last through a day of classes.  

A good laptop then, helps make a good engineer. 

Best laptops for engineering students in 2024

Modern engineering software have demands similar to that of heavy graphic-intensive games. In the market, various laptops are portable, long-lasting, and packed with enough performance power to tackle most engineering needs.

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Hence, to simplify your decision-making process, we’ve put together a list of the five best laptops for engineering students in 2024.  

1. Apple MacBook Air M2 

2. Dell Inspiron 7430 

3. ASUS Vivobook S 15 

4. HP Pavilion 15 

5. Lenovo Yoga 6 

1. Apple MacBook Air M2

Apple’s MacBooks are the first choice for anybody looking for a power-packed performance. Since the company switched to its in-house M-series chipset, the Macs have become more efficient and better at multitasking. Although the MacBook Air M1 has now been discontinued, it’s still a solid recommendation. If you don’t want an older model, there is the Air M2. There’s not much difference between the two except for an incrementally upgraded chipset.  

The MacBook Air M1 and M2 are feather-light, feature a gorgeous Retina display, and are rated to deliver a battery life of up to 18 hours. The only caveat is that Macs are not upgradeable, and some academic software may not be compatible with macOS.  

2. Dell Inspiron 7430

When it comes to laptops, you can hardly go wrong with Dell. The Inspiron 7430 is a well-rounded Windows laptop. It has a 14-inch FHD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood is a 13th-generation Intel Core i5 processor coupled with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. There is an Intel Iris Xe GPU onboard. 

3. ASUS Vivobook S 15

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has a gorgeous OLED screen and is probably the only laptop brand with such a display panel in the Rs 50K to 1L price segment. It has a 15.6-inch screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 600 nits peak brightness that is also Pantone Validated and VESA Display HDR certified.  

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There are Harman Kardon-powered stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. The laptop boasts a MIL-STD-810H military-grade durability. Internally, it houses a 13th-generation Core i5 processor coupled with Iris Xe GPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. 

4. HP Pavilion 15

HP’s laptops offer a premium look owing to their metallic chassis. The Pavilion 15 is no different as it is sleek and lightweight. It has a 15.6-inch FHD display and Bang & Olufsen dual stereo speakers.  

The laptop is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 SoC and packs 16GB RAM which is enough for multitasking and running heavy-duty applications. There is also a huge 1TB SSD storage for faster read/write speeds and data transfers

5. Lenovo Yoga 6

The Lenovo Yoga 6 is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop that offers versatility and can be used in various form factors. It features a 13.3-inch FHD+ touchscreen display with 300 nits peak brightness. The laptop is equipped with dual 2W speakers with support for Dolby Atmos and Vision. An AMD Ryzen 5 processor with AMD Radeon graphics keeps the device running.  

It packs a substantial 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage that can run demanding tasks without a hitch. The machine is claimed to offer a 12.5-hour battery life with support for rapid charging.  

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Reliability and power should be the two main parameters that engineering students must consider because of the rigorous academic demands and challenging projects. Ideally, the buying decision also depends on the engineering software that will be required for use daily. 

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