What Are The Best Laptops For Teachers? [2016]

by TeachThought Staff

Whether for students, teachers, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs–there is something in this list for everyone, from affordable Chromebooks to MacBook Pros and Surface Pros to high-end gaming laptops from Alienware.

The laptops (and a few 2-in-1s) were chosen based on their Performance, Design, Utility, and Value. That is, they had to score well in at least one of these areas, and ideally more than one.

Chromebooks, for example, would be high on Value, but lower on Design. Alienware’s laptop would be very high on Performance and Design, but lower on Utility (primarily a gaming laptop), and even lower on Value (though that’s subjective–depends on what you’re looking for).

Lenovo Yoga 730 13.3″ 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop

ASUS Flip 2-in-1 10.1″ Touch-Screen Chromebook

Toshiba 13.3″ Chromebook 2

Apple MacBook Air 13.3″ Display

Apple MacBook Pro 15.4″ Display

HP Pavilion 15.6″ Touch-Screen

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3″ Display

HP Chromebook 11.6″ Display

Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ Touch-screen Ultrabook

Apple MacBook Air 11.6″ Display

ASUS L510MA-DS04 15.6″ Laptop

Dell Inspiron i5559 15.6″ Touch-screen Laptop

HP Envy 17 Touch-screen Laptop

HP Spectre 13.3″ Touch-screen Laptop

Samsung Notebook 9 13.3″ Touch-screen

ASUS Zenbook 13.3″ Laptop

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