5 budget laptops for the Kenyan students

School assignments, research papers and essays are part of a students life. Students need reliable machines that is capable of all these, without strain. When purchasing laptops, there are a number of things a student needs to have in mind about laptops. Storage capacity of the laptop, performance of the laptop, its battery life are some most important things to have in mind. Furthermore, it should be able to do the common extracurricular activities such as playing games, watching movies and video chatting with friends.

Basing on the budget, one has a wide variety of laptops with different specifications to suit the student user. Good laptops have good qualities such as a full-size keyboard and comfortable touch-pad, long battery life, fast processing speed, large storage capacity and strong networking capability. The laptop should also be small sized for easier portability.

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For the convenience of students with the need to make a choice for the laptop to go for, here is a list of what we recommend.

  1. ASUS X540S, Intel Celeron Processor, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, 15.6 Inch, Intel HD Graphics, DOS

Ksh 26,999

  • Brand:Asus
  • Model:X540S
  • Processor:Intel Celeron M
  • Screen Size:15.6 inch
  • Display Type:Keypad
  • Connectivity:WiFi
  • RAM:2GB
  • Hard Disk:500 GB
  • Optical Drive:DVD-RW
  • Type:Notebook

The notebook features include Intel Celeron M Processor, 2GB of RAM, 15.6 inch Screen size, WiFi connectivity. It also features SonicMaster sound card as well as multiple USB type C ports.

The notebook is ideal for the Kenyan student.

2. Dell Inspiron 3162

Price Ksh 21,999

The notebook has an accurate touch pad that makes pointing and gesture recognition precise. Thanks to the HDMI connection, it is possible to connect the notebook to an external monitor ar a bigger screen to view content in HD resolution. The usb 3.0 transfers files upto ten times faster than the common USB 2.0 thus time saving for the student.

Specifications

Graphics adapter Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Core: 300-600 MHz, single-channel, 20.19.15.4300
Memory 2048 MB , DDR3-1600, single-channel, no memory bank, soldered memory
Display 11.6 inch 16:9, 1366×768 pixel 135 PPI, AU Optronics B116XTN, TN LED, glossy: no
Storage 32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB
Weight1.18 kg ( = 41.62 oz / 2.6 pounds)

3. Yepo 737T

Ksh. 17,999

The Yepo 737T features substantial high  bandwidth RAM to run games, photos and video editing applications, run multiple programs and browser tabs at once. It suits students that study multimedia.

The notebook provides 64GB storage capacity for the storage of pictures,

videos, music and school assignments. The Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices so students can wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the computer and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories. The battery lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge.

Specifications:
Processor: Intel Core Duo
Storage: 2GB
Weight: 1.38KG(laptop), 1.9KG(full packing)
Operating System: Supports Windows 10

4. InnJoo A100 Leapbook

Ksh 17,999

A100 sustains up to 10 hours normal use for whole day work on a single charge with breathtaking 10000mAh battery. Working together with the low power consumption Intel chip, it even gets up to 6.5 hours video time and 300 hours standby time, so you can reliably carry your LeapBook.

 Invented for starting point of portability, light in weight and thin in size; the fanless A100 is meticulously designed with 14.1-inch 1366*768 screen in a compact body of only 18.2mm thickness and weights 1275g merely.

Specifications:
Processor: Intel Core Duo
Memory: 2GB Ram
Storage: 32 GB ROM
Weight: 1.27kg
Operating System: Windows 10

5. ZED AIR MINI – 10.6-inch Notebook

Ksh. 12,999

Students can get down to business wherever education takes them with this 10.6 inch thin laptop with INTEL Atom processor and powerful 5600 mAh battery.

Specifications:
Processor: Intel Quad Core 1.8 Ghz
Storage: 32GB
Weight: 0.9 kg
Operating System: Windows 10

  • Rebin Buyaki

    I absolutely love this article. Am a student so it’s very relevant. Thanks!

    • Clinton Madegwa

      You are most welcome. Also, let us know what you would like us to explore for you.