The Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 is a brand new, Windows 10 ready, mid-range convertible laptop from Toshiba. Officially launched just a few days ago, it comes at a list price of $799, a fair price for this laptop with hinges capable of rotating the screen at 360 degrees. It’s ideal for college students, home users and light work (more useful in face-to-face and small team presentations and meetings).
The 17.3 inch ASUS X755JA-DS71 is a great desktop replacement laptop, perfect for everyday home use or suitable in an office where screen size and value for money are more important than portability.
The relatively rugged Lenovo B50 series are designed for office and work environment tasks. Delivering speed and accessibility is a must for these workhorses, not to mention durability and competitive prices. Therefore, the Lenovo B50-80 80EW023CUS, the most expensive variation of the series will deliver those results.
As the start of school and college inches closer, now it’s a good time to think about practical and affordable laptop solutions to power your education endeavors.
What’s the difference between a laptop and a convertible laptop?
The convertible is equipped with a touchscreen display that you can easily rotate to 360 degrees due to a very mobile hinge. You can use it as a laptop, as a tabletop to share the screen with a co-user, as a tent (to present whatever is on the screen) or as a tablet. Don’t confuse a convertible laptop with a detachable. The latter has the added functionality of detaching the screen completely from the keyboard in order to use it as a tablet, but they’re usually more expensive.
The three convertible laptops we’ve chosen come from Toshiba, Dell and HP and cost just under $400, are all pretty lightweight and ideal for college or school students.
The affordable convertible laptops from Dell, the Inspiron 11 3000 series are designed as a viable alternative to Chromebooks for people who want a little more control over their machines and a bit more processing power and versatility.