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Best Laptops for Teachers

Best Laptops for Teachers

Laptops make the teaching process constructive and more interesting for students. A large number of educational institutions have resorted to such technological upgrades for improving their educational standards. This Techspirited article lists some of the best and well-known laptops which are suitable to teachers.
Prachi Patkar
Laptops can be used by teachers for:
  • Monitoring students' grades
  • Checking students' assignments
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Playing videos to teach a certain concept
Imparting knowledge to students with the use of laptops has widely increased over the years. Teaching subject content can be done effectively with the help of laptops. They provide a bigger and a better platform to the teachers for explaining complex subject concepts.

The laptop revolution has not only helped make learning a success, but it has also reduced the student absentees. It has in the long run led to improvement in the students' grades and increased concentration in studies.

While choosing a laptop, the following factors should be considered:
  • Battery life
  • Processing speed and performance
  • Storage space
  • Compatibility with other devices
  • Graphics

Best Laptops for Teachers
  • Apple MacBook Pro
    Type: Notebook
    Features: Long battery life, Good sound quality, Retina display, Trackpad with multi-touch facility, Iris and Iris Pro Graphics, Backlit keyboard, Hyper-Threading technology in the Camera, Wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, Greater bandwidth through Thunderbolt 2.0, OS X
    Processor Speed: 3.0 GHz
    Configuration: Intel Core i5 (Dual-Core)
    Screen size: 13 Inches
    Price: $1299 Onwards
    Get it Here: Apple MacBook Pro
  • Acer Chromebook 13 (by Google)
    Type: Notebook
    Features: Multiple-device compatibility (tablet or phone), Protection from virus, Lightweight, 100 GB storage space on Google drive, Good battery life of about 13 hours, Fast boot-up, Guest mode or Admin mode operation, Google docs, Hangouts, Regular free updation, Convenient keyboard and tracking pad, Chrome OS
    Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
    Configuration: NVIDIA Tegra K1 CD570M-A1(Quad-Core)
    Screen size: 13.3 Inches
    Price: $279 Onwards
    Get it Here: Acer Chromebook 13
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X230
    Type: Notebook
    Features: Good battery life of about 9 hours, High-definition camera with face tracking facility, Finger-print reader, Bluetooth, Power manager, Good sound quality, Wi-fi, Multiple accounts, Windows 7 Professional 64 OS
    Processor Speed: 2.60 GHz
    Configuration: Intel Core i5 - 3320M
    Screen size: 12.5 Inches
    Price: $1399 Onwards
    Get it Here: Lenovo ThinkPad X230
  • Dell XPS 15 Touch
    Type: Notebook
    Features: Multiple-device compatibility (tablet or phone), Suave navigation, Excellent display, Tough design, Backlit keyboard, Great battery life of about 11 hours, Windows 8.1
    Processor Speed: 3.4GHz
    Configuration: Intel Core i5
    Screen size: 15.6 Inches
    Price: $1549 Onwards
    Get it Here: Dell XPS 15 Touch
  • Acer Aspire S7-392-9890
    Type: Ultrabook
    Features: Backlit display, Tough design, Battery life of about 7 hours, Open up to 180 degrees facility, Screen with multi-touch facility, Wi-fi, Excellent voice quality, Touchscreen, Windows 8 64 Bit OS
    Processor Speed: 1.80 GHz
    Configuration: Intel Core i7 (Dual-Core)
    Screen size: 13.3 Inches
    Price: $1,399 Onwards
    Get it Here: Acer Aspire S7-392-9890
  • Toshiba KIRAbook 13
    Type: Ultrabook
    Features: Multi-gesture support, Backlit display, Bluetooth, Backlit Keyboard (LED), Touchscreen, Battery life of about 7.5 hours, Excellent picture quality, Sturdy case, Windows 8.1 Pro
    Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz
    Configuration: Intel Core i7
    Screen size: 13.3 Inches
    Price: $1699 Onwards
  • ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DS71T
    Type: Zenbook
    Features: Touchscreen, space for storage over the web, Excellent picture clarity, Resistance to scratches, Good sound quality, Cloud technology, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
    Processor Speed: Maximum up to 3.3 GHz
    Configuration: Intel Core i7 (Quad-Core)
    Screen size: 13.3 Inches
    Price: $1799 Onwards
    Get it Here: ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DS71T
  • Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition
    Type: Notebook
    Features: Sleek design, Portable, Excellent display quality, High-definition audio, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Long battery life of about 8.8 hours, Windows 8.1 Update (64-bit)
    Processor Speed: 1.6 Ghz
    Configuration: Intel Core i5
    Screen size: 15.6 Inches
    Price: $1499 Onwards
    Get it Here: Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition
  • Inspiron 15 5000 Series
    Type: Notebook
    Features: Non-touch laptop, Sleek design, Backlit display, Bluetooth, Wi-fi , Spill-resistant keyboard, Multi-gesture support, Windows 8.1 (64Bit)
    Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz
    Configuration: Intel Core i7
    Screen size: 15.6 Inches
    Price: $749 Onwards
    Get it Here: Inspiron 15 5000 Series