11 Best Laptops for Nursing Students [2020]

Are you a nursing student who is looking for one of the best laptops for nursing students but still struggling to find the best?

Don’t worry.

In this article, we have come up with 11 best laptops for nursing students you can buy right away in 2020. Not only that we have all the specifications, pros and cons you need to consider before buying your device.

You can compare your requirements and needs with the specifications and performance of the laptops we have brought you here. You don’t need lots of dollars because we have some cheap but best options too.

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Best Laptops for Nursing Students

  1. Apple MacBook Pro 13
  2. ASUS ZenBook Pro 
  3. LG Gram
  4. Microsoft Surface Book 2
  5. Lenovo Thinkpad E590
  6. HP 17
  7. MacBook Air
  8. Acer Aspire 5
  9. Dell Inspiron i358
  10. Asus VivoBook Pro

1. Apple MacBook Pro 13

Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor – 1.4GHz (up to 3.9GHz)
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB SSD
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Display 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display (2560×1600)
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Weight 3.0 lbs
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Starting the list we have the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop to review. At a price point around 1200 dollars, it brings a decent amount of specifications to help you with nursing studies. The MacBook series is getting more and more positive customer feedbacks because of its capability of delivering outstanding performance to users.

When it comes to its display, this sports a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display with 2560×1600 resolution. Needless to say that this has a decent color accuracy than other laptops we have reviewed in this article. Apple always makes devices with sleek and stylish design so the same applies to this as well. You can expect to see some outstanding layout via this device as a nursing student.

This laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor with a clock speed of 1.4GHz (up to 3.9GHz). When it comes to multitasking, you really don’t have to worry about the capability of this laptop after all. You can run all your necessary software, apps, and other stuff on this device without a doubt.

Apart from that, this has an 8GB RAM card along with a 128GB SSD storage(there is a 256GB SSD model as well) to enhance its performance more. This SSD ensures faster data processing and start-ups to maximize your efficiency. To help its display with delivering high-quality visuals this device has Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 installed.

This has all the connectivity options you need and overall this weighs around 3 lbs. This device has a battery life of 10 hours depending on your usage and settings. However, the MacBook Pro 13 is a great portable and durable laptop to use as a student. So we do recommend this device as one of the best laptops for nursing students for sure but we think the Asus VivoBook Pro is more valuable than this in terms of the price.

Pros
  • Powerful processor with smooth performances
  • Quality display
  • Sleek and stylish design
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Portable and durable option
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Less hard space of 128GB
  • A bit pricy option

2. Asus ZenBook 13

Specifications
Processor 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565u Quad-Core processor(up to 4.6 GHz)
RAM 16GB DDR3
Storage 512GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Display 13 3-inch wide-view Full-HD NanoEdge bezel display(1920×1080)
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Weight 2.6 lbs
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If you are not a Mac fan or want to cut some dollars from the price tag then the Asus ZenBook 13 would be a great choice for sure. This comes with a user-friendly and stylish layout in terms of its design, costing around 1000$.

This has a 13 3-inch wide-view Full-HD NanoEdge bezel Display with 1920×1080 resolution. This is powered by Intel HD Graphics 620 to enhance the quality of the visuals the display provides. If you need more graphics power there is an option to chose GeForce MX250 as the graphic card but it costs 150 dollars more. However, Intel HD Graphics 620 is more than enough to cope with studies.

The Asus ZenBook 13 is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565u Quad-Core processor(4.6GHz). This powerful processor is capable of running multiple apps at once so as a student you don’t need to worry about its performance on multitasking at all.

Further, this is equipped with a 16GB DDR3 RAM card along with a 512GB SSD to give you a fast and smooth performance while using it. With an SSD you can manage your personal and educational data easily and thanks to its massive RAM card you won’t experience any lags while using apps related to your studies.

You can get all the necessary ports to help with connectivity needs and as a thin and portable device, this only weighs 2.6 lbs. Further, you can switch its touchpad to a number pad and use it so you don’t want to go for its keyboard. You can use this up to 10 hours depending on your usage manner.

Overall, we have a good experience while testing it so we definitely recommend this as one of the best laptops for nursing students without a doubt.

Pros
  • Powerful processor with smooth performances
  • Quality and wide display
  • Sleek and stylish design
  • Portable and durable option
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Low quality trackpad

3. LG Gram i5

Specifications
Processor 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265U processor – 1.6 GHz
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Display 15. 6 inch Full HD IPS display (1920×1080)
Battery Life Up to 17 hours(10 hours if you are a heavy user)
Weight 2.4 lbs
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LG Gram comes in different models such as i5 and i5 models with slightly different hardware specifications. However, for the sake of your budget and also performance, we have chosen the i5 model which costs around 1000 dollars.

The first best part of this laptop is its wide display. This has a 15. 6 inch Full HD IPS display with 1920×1080 resolution. Thanks to its Intel HD 620 graphics setting, this display provides quality and solid visuals with great color accuracy.

Further, this is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265U processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. This processor is capable of delivering premium performance to its users enhancing efficiency.

If you are interested in laptops with i5 processors then check our ‘Best i5 Laptops’ post to find more affordable and powerful laptops.

LG Gram i5 model comes with an 8GB DDR4 RAM card pared with a 256GB SSD space to maximize your overall user experience. However, at such a price point we expected a bigger SSD but LG seemed to focus on the overall performance of the laptop than the size of its specifications.

This has all connectivity options including Type-C ports and this only weighs 2.4 lbs. LG mentions that this is has a battery life up to 17 hours which is true to some extent but if you are a heavy user battery will last about 10 hours depending on your usage. But as a nursing student, you can use this up to 1-2 days without charging if you use it in an efficient manner.

Overall, we had a great experience reviewing this device considering its quality display, smooth performance, and great battery life. So we do believe that this will fit into nursing students’ bags.

Pros
  • Quality and wide display
  • Sleek and stylish design
  • Very light device
  • Good battery life around 17 hours
Cons
  • Hard space could be better
  • A bit pricy

4. Microsoft Surface Book 2

Specifications
Processor 7th generation Intel Core i5-7300U processor – 3.5 GHz
RAM 8GB DDR3
Storage 128GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Display 13.5 Inch touchScreen PixelSense display (3000×2000)
Battery Life Up to 17 hours
Weight 3.5 lbs
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a bit expensive yet one of our favorite laptops on this list. Though this is an expensive option we think it’s a reasonable price in terms of its specifications and performances. This costs you around 950$ however, there are cheap and pricy models of this laptop but in perspective of a student, this one is the perfect one.

This sports a 13.5 Inch touchScreen PixelSense display with 3000×2000 resolution. This display has a decent color accuracy and delivers quality visuals with the help of its Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card.

Apart from its quality display, this device is powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i5-7300U processor with a clock speed up to 3.5 GHz. Further, this is armed with an 8GB DDR3 RAM card along with a 128GB SSD storage to ensure fast and smooth processing while giving you enough power to multitasking.

This weighs around 3.5lbs and has a battery life around 17 hours depending on your settings and usage. However, we don’t push you into this product because we think you can buy a better device than this with the same price tag.

Pros
  • Quality and touchscreen display
  • Sleek and stylish design
  • Fast performances
  • Good battery life around 17 hours
Cons
  • 128GB SSD isn’t enough in terms of its price
  • A bit pricy

5. Lenovo Thinkpad E590

Specifications
Processor Intel Quad-Core i5-8265U processor – 1.6 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz)
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 512GB SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display 15.6-Inch Anti-Glare display (1366×768)
Battery Life Around 8-11 hours
Weight 4.7 lbs
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If you are limited to a budget yet need to purchase one of the best laptops for nursing students then this is it. At a price point around 700 dollars, you can get Lenovo Thinkpad E590 with great and powerful specifications in terms of the price.

This comes with a wide 15.6-Inch Anti-Glare display with 1366×768 resolution which is combined with Intel UHD 620 graphics. As a display, this provides great solid visuals without a doubt.

This is powered by an Intel Quad-Core i5-8265U processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz). Speaking of its power, you don’t worry about multitasking or software you have to run on this. Because we had a great smooth experience while reviewing it without a doubt.

Apart from its processor, this has a 16GB DDR4 RAM card along with a 512GB SSD storage to help you with multitasking. This massive memory card and SSD make this device faster and smoother for your advantage.

Lenovo Thinkpad E590 has all the useful ports to help you with connectivity and overall this weighs around 4.7 lbs. You can expect a battery life of 10 hours but according to our experience, it varies around 8-11 hours.

However, considering the price tag and specifications we absolutely recommend the Lenovo Thinkpad E590 as one of the best laptops for nursing students without hesitating.

If you are curious about more budget laptops then check our ‘Best Laptops under 700$’ post to find more.

Pros
  • Quality and wide display
  • Massive RAM and SSD storage
  • Fast performances
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Build quality could be better
  • A bit heavy

6. HP 17 – BY1053DX

Specifications
Processor 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265U mobile processor – 1.6 GHz
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 256GB SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display 17.3-inch HD display (1600×900)
Battery Life Around 5-6 hours
Weight 5.3 lbs
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The HP 17-BY1053DX is also an affordable but powerful option if you are on a tight budget. HP always makes laptops full of performances yet with a reasonable price tag.

This has a 17.3-inch HD display with 1600×900 resolution which is paired with an Intel UHD 620 graphics card to deliver a solid color accuracy for your photos and videos. This isn’t a high-quality display but a price around 500$, this is a pretty decent one for sure.

This is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265U mobile processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. This processor is combined with an 8GB DDR4 RAM along with a 256GB SSD storage space to ensure that you get the maximum power for multitasking as a nursing student.

This 5.3 lbs weight laptop which has a battery life of 5-6 hours and has all the necessary USB ports you need. However, we aren’t happy about its overall performance so we think that though this is cheap you better go with the Lenovo Thinkpad E590 we have listed previously.

However, you can find some budget options on our ‘Best Laptops under 600$’ post.

Pros
  • Powerful processor
  • Cheap option
Cons
  • Build quality could be better
  • A bit heavy

7. Apple MacBook Air 13

Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5 dual-core processor – 1.8GHz(up to 2.9GHz)
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 6000
Display 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display (1440×900)
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Weight 3.0 lbs
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We have reviewed the MacBook Pro earlier but here with the Macbook Air 13-inch model. This is also a pricy option compared to other laptops in this price range around 700 dollars but in terms of performances, this laptop has some decent power to produce what users need.

The MacBook Air comes with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with 1440×900 resolution. Needless to say that this display delivers very high-quality visuals as same as the MacBook Pro. As a nursing student, you can get the maximum usage of this display for your studies for sure.

This is equipped by an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.8GHz(up to 2.9GHz). Since this is a powerful i5 processor you can easily use this to multitasking without any lags or issues after all.

Apart from that, this has an 8GB RAM card paired with a 128GB SSD hard space to strengthen its processing faster. Intel HD Graphics 6000 runs as the graphics settings of this device by enhancing its visual quality.

This only weighs around 3 lbs and has a battery life of 10 hours depending on your usage. All the connectivity options are available on this laptop but a USB Type-C port.

This is a great option if you are not familiar with Windows OS and need something good at multitasking. If then this would be one of the best laptops for you to try as a nursing student.

Pros
  • Powerful processor
  • Good battery life
  • Lightweight option
  • Quality display with accurate colors
Cons
  • Pricy option
  • Hard space could be better
  • No USB Type-C port

8. Acer Aspire 5

Specifications
Processor 10th generation Intel Core i5-10210u processor – 1.6 GHz(Up to 4 2GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 512GB SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display 15 6-inch Full HD widescreen LED-backlit IPS display (1920×1080)
Battery Life Around 5-7 hours
Weight 3.9 lbs
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Acer Aspire 5 has one of the best processors among laptops’ processors on this post. The best part is you can buy this around 650$ which is pretty much close to the price of MacBook Air.

Starting with the design, this has a portable, stylish and easy to use design. Further, this sports a 15 6-inch Full HD widescreen LED-backlit IPS display with 1920×1080 resolution. This display play shows a decent amount of color accuracy even in a bright area. To help with this display to deliver accurate and quality visuals it has an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphic card installed.

Then to the most important part which is the processor, this has a 10th generation Intel Core i5-10210u processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz(Up to 4 2GHz). You don’t have to worry about multitasking or running heavy programs on this because this is very powerful to handle such heavy tasks.

Apart from that, to help its powerful processor more this is paired with an 8GB DDR4 RAM along with a 512GB SSD storage maximizing its multitasking ability furthermore.

With all the connectivity ports and specifications this weighs around 3.9 lbs and has a battery life between 5 to 7 hours depending on your usage.

Considering specifications, performances, and the price point, we do recommend this laptop for nursing students for sure.

Pros
  • Powerful 10th generation processor
  • Good for multitasking
  • Quality display with accurate colors
  • SSD for fast performances
Cons
  • Battery life coul be better
  • A bit heavy

9. Dell Inspiron i3583

Specifications
Processor Intel 8th generation Core i3-8145U processor – 2.1 GHz
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 128GB SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display 15.6″ HD LED backlight touchscreen display(1366×768)
Battery Life Around 5-7 hours
Weight 4.4 lbs
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Here are we with another affordable laptop which is the Dell Inspiron i3583 that costs you around 300 dollars. Keep in mind that you can’t expect to run heavy tasks on this laptop since it’s a cheap device, it has some limited resources. However, if you are a light user this would be a great affordable option.

This comes with a 15.6″ HD LED backlight touchscreen display with 1366×768 resolution combined with Intel UHD Graphics 620 to deliver decent visuals to you. Actually we got surprised by seeing its quality in terms of its price tag so we think this might be enough for students.

This is powered by an Intel 8th generation Core i3-8145U processor with a clock speed of 2.1 GHz. Compared to other laptops this isn’t powerful but with an 8GB DDR4 memory card and a fast SSD of 128 gigabytes boost the capability of this processor more for delivering enough power to multitasking.

This has all the is useful ports you need and overall this weighs around 4.4 lbs. Further, we can experience a battery life between 5-6 hours but it actually depends on your usage.

So as a cheap option, we recommend the Dell Inspiron i3583 as one of the best laptops for nursing students but we think that spending a couple of more dollars can get you a better option than this one.

Pros
  • Affordable option
  • Good for light use
  • SSD for fast performances
Cons
  • Battery life coul be better
  • A bit heavy
  • Not good for heavy use

10. Asus VivoBook Pro

Specifications
Processor 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565u(up to 4.6 GHz)
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 1TB HDD + 256 SSD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Display 17.3″ full HD display (1920 x 1080)
Battery Life Up to 7-8 hours
Weight 4.6 lbs
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Here we have the Asus VivoBook Pro a bit expensive but powerful device. This is a stylish and powerful laptop so if you want to play some games to get rid of your studies then this is the laptop worth checking.

What we love the most is its 17.3″ full HD display with 1920×1080 resolution. The reason is this display delivers very quality and vibrant visuals thanks to its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. You can watch movies, play games and other stuff with this laptop not framing only for studying.

This is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565u processor(up to 4.6 GHz) which is the most powerful processor on this list. This costs you around 1200 dollars but it is less than MacBook Pro 13 and powerful than that as well. Further, this is equipped with a 16GB DDR4 RAM card along with a 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD. As you can see there is a massive memory card and storage to make things easier for you. You will have no issues with multitasking either.

With all the other ports and stuff, this weighs around 4.6 lbs and has a battery life between 7-8 hours. We strongly believe that this is the best laptop for a nursing student among the others from this list without a doubt.

Pros
  • Powerful i7 processor for multitasking
  • Great performance
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • Not lightweight
  • A bit pricy
  • Battery life could be better

11. Lenovo Yoga C630

Specifications
Processor 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core processor – 1.6GHz(up to 3.4 GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR4
Storage 128GB SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display 15.6″ Full HD IPS multitouch WLED backlight display (1920 x 1080)
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Weight 4.2 lbs
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Last but not least we have  Lenovo Yoga C630 a 2 in 1 laptop you can buy under 750 dollars. You can get the maximum efficiency using this touchscreen laptop to take your notes and other study-related stuff.

This has a 15.6″ Full HD IPS multitouch WLED backlight display with 1920×1080 resolution with 360° flip-and-fold design. This has a great color accurate as a display thanks to its Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics card. Since this is a 2 in 1 convertible laptop, you can easily use this device for studies without an issue.

This is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core processor with a clock speed of 1.6GHz(up to 3.4 GHz). Needless to say that this is powerful enough to manage several heavy apps at once without lagging or decreasing your user experience at all.

To help its processor with multitasking, this has an 8GB DDR4 RAM card along with 128GB SSD storage. These both can boost your overall experience but we aren’t happy about the 128GB hard space because at such price point at least 256GB is a must.

Lenovo Yoga C630 has all the necessary USB ports you need to fulfill your needs and overall this weighs around 4.2 lbs. This has a battery life up to 10 hours but we got between 8-10 hours so it depends on your settings.

Overall, this is one of the best laptops for nursing students but at such a price point, there are few to consider in terms of qualifications.

Pros
  • Powerful 8th generationi5 processor for multitasking
  • Convertible device
  • Excellent build quality
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • A bit heavy
  • Hard space could be better

Conclusion

These are the final 11 best laptops for nursing students that we have come up with. However, in our opinion, our final top 3 picks would be Asus VivoBook Pro, Acer Aspire 5 and Asus ZenBook 13 but you can choose one without those by comparing your needs and requirements with specifications of others.

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