Which computer is best for high school students? And how much RAM do really need?


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Hi Community,

I am Yamaris Johnson. I am a high school student. I have a project for a computer class for which I need to purchase a laptop. So, I'm looking for the best laptop so that I can use it now and in the future, too.
I would love to share some features which i required-
There are a few factors to consider, such as budget, portability, and performance requirements. Here are some general recommendations:

Laptop vs. desktop: If portability is important, a laptop is a better choice. However, if performance is a priority, a desktop will generally offer better performance for the same price.

Operating System: Both Windows and MacOS are suitable for high school students, but it's worth considering what software they will need to use for school. Some schools may require specific software that only works on one operating system.

Processor: A modern Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, or an AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 processor, should be sufficient for most high school students. These processors will provide good performance for general use and schoolwork.

RAM: For most high school students, 8 GB of RAM should be sufficient. However, if the student will be using more demanding applications or multitasking frequently, 16GB of RAM may be a better choice.

Storage: A solid-state drive (SSD) is recommended over a traditional hard drive (HDD) for faster boot times and application loading. A minimum of 128GB of storage is recommended, but 256GB or more will provide more space for files and applications.

Graphics: For most high school students, integrated graphics will be sufficient. However, if the student is interested in gaming or other graphics-intensive activities, a dedicated graphics card may be necessary.

My friend has recommended some laptop or computer like


Can anyone suggest which one would be best?

Thank you in advance for your support.



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your best option is to follow Diddy's advice and ask a windows forum. I would think any good off the shelf laptop would get the job done, and the particulars are something your ICT teacher should have discussed with the class... There's no point getting a windows machinhe if they are going to be teaching only using Mac or Chrome... we can't recommend something if we don't know what is actually needed

Can you still buy a computer with a hard disc as main storage?

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