The 10 Best Laptops For Engineering Students

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Whatever design or modeling program you or your engineering school prefers, you'll need one of these high quality laptops in order to use it effectively. Our selection includes choices with plenty of power to handle software like SolidWorks, CATIA, and others, with an emphasis on durability and portability, to make it easier for students to carry them to and from classes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best laptops for engineering student on Amazon.

10. Dell G5 Gaming

9. HP Envy 13-Inch

8. Acer Aspire 7 A717

7. Asus VivoBook Pro Performance

6. HP Spectre x360 13T

5. Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming

4. MSI Prestige P65 Creator

3. Razer Blade Stealth 13.3-Inch

2. HP Spectre x360-15T

1. Microsoft Surface 2

Editor's Notes

January 03, 2019:

This demographic seems to require a little less power than gamers and video editors, so they gain the advantage of working with lighter, more portable devices. Microsoft's new Surface Laptop seems to house the best specs in the smallest package with the most impressive track record, though there are some serious contenders from Razor Blade and HP, with Dell — a company some had written off as a manufacturer of nothing but cheap, throwaway computers — offering some competitive choices.


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