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How to Choose the Right Laptop for College Students   August 1, 2019

St. Petersburg, Pinellas
How to Choose the Right Laptop for College Students   , St. Petersburg, Florida

Are you headed to college this fall? A laptop is one of the most important tools you can have to ensure your success in both classes and extracurriculars. But with so many devices on the market, including the MacBook® and iMac® computers, how can you decide which will best meet your needs? Here’s a quick guide to help you choose a device that makes the most sense for your studies.

How to Find the Best College Laptop

1. Check With the School

Before purchasing a MacBook or other Apple® device, it’s a good idea to first check with your college. Depending on your chosen field of study, the department may have specific software requirements, including types of processors, as well as storage capacity. While most newer Mac computers should meet this criteria without an issue, verifying department requirements provides peace of mind that you’re set up for success. 

2. Don’t Stress About Windows®

macbookIf your department requires you to utilize Windows programming, a MacBook or other Apple device is still a great option. In addition to all of the great benefits of operating on an Apple operating system, Mac computers can still run Windows software directly within “Boot Camp.” Windows can also be accessed on a Mac through software like VMware® Fusion® or Parallels Desktop®

3. Consider Portability & Convenience

Unless you’re enrolled in a program that requires a great deal of processing power, such as film production or gaming and web design, a powerful iMac® desktop computer is likely not the right choice. Apple laptops, on the other hand, are portable and can easily be carried around campus. For students who are always on the go and want an impressive display but don’t need a great deal of power, the sleek MacBook is the lightest and smallest option in Apple’s line. 


If you’re looking for an affordable MacBook for college, stop by Experimax St. Petersburg in Florida. Their inventory features a wide variety of used Apple products, including refurbished iMac computers and used iPad® tablets. To learn more about their inventory of refurbished products, give them a call today at (727) 289-3367. To learn how you can upgrade your device, visit them online.