If you are a nursing student or willing to be a nursing student, this article will be the best guide on the internet so far for you to buy a laptop for your studies. I talk here about the 5 best laptops for nursing students that can buy in 2020 without robbing a bank.

Today the laptop is a regular thing to a student.

Why? Because of the current world situation. We all know right now the whole world is a pain in the COVID-19 virus situation.

Right now, more than 200 countries are teaching their students through the internet. So as a nursing student or university/college student having a laptop will be good for you to carry on your life as a student.

I know this very well because I am also a student in university and I also know the situation in nursing schools too. Because one of my cousins studying nursing at the University of Michigan.

After a few months as a student there, my cousin said that he has figured out that he needs a laptop that can maximize productivity as much as possible with less weight.

So I research with him and finally decided to write this article. Because I think this will be to help nursing students/university students to choose the best laptop for their future studies.

First, we got 10 laptops from different manufacturer’s company’s. But in the end, we pick up the 5 best laptops for nursing students.

5 laptops were erased from our list because some models have no proper cooling system and some won’t give you good hardware for their market price.

Why You Need A Laptop As A Nursing Student?

As a nursing student, you should know that you need to have a laptop to run some software that your college/university provides you.

Also, you need a laptop to research through the internet, reading eBooks or presentations, communicate with doctors to patients, and also listening to songs or watching your favorite movie or tv series when you have leisure time. Maybe playing league of legends or Dota. Haha, just kidding.

Why you need a lightweight laptop for your nursing studies?

This is one of the main things that you need to consider when you are buying a laptop.

Because you need to carry your laptop with your most of your time in your lectures to clinical.

So, carrying a laptop that way too weight will be a mess. if you using a backpack to carry your laptop then having too much heavy laptop causes back pain easily.

Also, there is an additional most important feature that you need to pay attention to.

That is durability.

Yes, of course, you need to buy a laptop that will be with you the entire four-five years of your nursing school life.

Am I right? Of course, I’m right, I mean who wants to waste another 600-1000 bucks for another laptop after one year or two?

Now some will laugh at me. Because maybe you are switch laptops or mobiles when new models out for the market. 

If your parents are rich or you have incomes that’s ok with you maybe. But I think a lot of students will not in that in your situation.

What are the laptop requirements for nursing students in 2020-2021


A lot of nursing schools recommends laptop with Quad cores will be enough for the studies. But if you can go for an i7 processor it will be not a waste of money. Because machines are machines. They will be not the same after a few months of usage when you first own it. Having more processor power will be a Golden ticket when you doing multitasking with your laptop.


If you are not gaming or rendering heavy videos then 8Gb ram is enough. Because most laptops these days have another ram slot. So if you need more ram you can upgrade it later.


Most people favorite thing. A lot of people won’t satisfy with 512Gb – 1TB storage. But honestly, as a student always check that you have the latest M.2 SSD drive as your main storage. Because Solid State Drive can boost your program’s running speed, loading speed to your laptop booting speed. Having another 1 TB HDD drive is a benefit if you have a lot of things to store on your laptop. But don’t worry our these laptops for nursing students all 5 laptops can have two HDD drives.

Operating System

Mac OS or Windows OS both are fine. But before you buy a laptop my recommendation is to check with your school first of all. Because some schools provide software that you need in nursing for Mac Version.


Another major part of your laptop. Mobility is the main thing about the laptop. If you want mobility then please remember to get a bigger battery laptop. But the not only bigger battery will be fine these days. So always remember to check that your new laptop has fast charging available.

So, we have listed down the top 5 best laptops for nursing students and their key features plus the things to consider helping you choose the best one for you.

Best Laptops For Nursing Students That You Can Buy (2021)

5.Dell XPS 13

Best Cheap Budget Friendly Laptop For Student

The Dell XPS 13 9370 is an upgraded version from its predecessor and comes in gold and white color.

The design is aesthetic and classy. This laptop packs an 11th gen intel quad-core i5-1135G7 processor and 8 gigabytes ram and a 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive.

The performance of this laptop is impeccable because of the above features and there are no hiccups while using the high-end software on it.

The display screen is 13.3 inches in size and has an infinity edge display with 23 thinner bezels. The screen has a Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080p and has touch technology incorporated into it.

The keyboard in the XPS is great and the typing experience is better than on any other laptop at this price range that you can buy.

The trackpad which is 4.1 by 2.4 inches in size is buttonless and captures the inputs accurately but my recommendation is to avoid using it for a long time. Because this is Dell laptop.

This machine remains pleasantly cool during heavy usage as temperatures don’t cross the threshold limits.

The above-average battery life of this laptop attracts a lot of buyers. Because this budget laptop runs up to 10 hours on a single charge which is sufficient to support an entire day’s work.

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home(64bit)
Screen Size13.4″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge Non-Touch Anti-Glare 500-Nit Display
CPU11th Generation Intel® Core i5-1135G7 Processor
Ram8GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x Memory Onboard
(can upgrade up to 32GB)
Storage256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
I/O Ports2 Thunderbolt 4 ports
1 headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
NetworkingKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5.1
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
Black Backlit English Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader.
WebcamWidescreen HD (720p) 2.25mm webcam
Battery4-Cell Battery, 52 Whr (Integrated)
Manufacture Warranty1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis
DimensionsHeight: 0.58″ (14.8 mm)
Width: 11.64″ (295.7 mm)
Depth: 7.82″ (198.7 mm)
Starting Weight: 2.64 lb (1.2 kg)i for non-touch; 2.8 lb (1.27 kg)i for touch
Weight2.8 lb (1.27 kg)


  • Compact chassis with premium build quality
  • Solid keyboard and touchpad
  • Best-in-class performance and integrated graphics
  • 16:10 Display
  • Budget Friendly


  • Limited port selection
  • Not-great webcam with no privacy shutter
  • Processor upgrades won’t be noticed by most owners
  • Runs unusually hot under load

4.Microsoft Surface Book 3 15″

Best 2 in 1 Windows Laptop For Nursing Students

Microsoft Surface Book 3 is seducing laptop buyers with its own sexy look and rich luxurious design. Yet it can be used as a laptop or tablet device. That means you get 2 in 1 option here.

But first of all, I may ask you have you ever seen the first Microsoft surface book? Because this new model is the same as like first surface book. A small laptop with big specs for a big price.

A main thing in this laptop is that you can detachable your screen and used it as a tablet. This is more famous among content creators. It’s more helpful with surface pen(which not included with laptop, but you can buy it separately for 99$).

So if you are a nursing student that running a YouTube channel or working as a freelancer on the graphic-side this is the only option for you. But the price is high because it gives more than for price.

Top Specifications:

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home(64bit)
Screen Size15” PixelSense Display 3240 x 2160, (260 PPI)
CPUQuad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core i7-1065G7 Processor
Ram16GB or 32GB 3733Mhz LPDDR4x
StorageSolid-state drive (SSD) options: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB PCIe SSD
I/O Ports2 x USB-A (version 3.1 Gen 2)
1 x USB-C® (version 3.1 Gen 2 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
3.5mm headphone jack
2 x Surface Connect ports (one on the keyboard base, one on a tablet)
Full-size SDXC card reader
Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction*
NetworkingWi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible
Xbox Wireless built-in (15” only)4
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
KeyboardBacklit Keyboard
Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
8.0MP rear-facing auto-focus camera with 1080p HD video
Dual far-field Studio Mics
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
Batteryconnected to keyboard base: Up to 17.5 hours of typical device usage 
Manufacture WarrantyOne Year International
Dimensions13.5″ x 9.87″ x 0.568-0.90″ (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
WeightIntel® Core i7: 4.20 lb (1,905 g) including keyboard


  • Dual 1080p cameras
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful graphics processor
  • Detachable (Can use as a laptop or tab)
  • Beautiful and colorful display


  • Pricey
  • Keyboard base adds significant weight

3.LG Gram 17 (17Z90N-R.AAS9U1)

Best 17 inch Light Weight Laptop For Nursing Student

LG Gram 17 is the best 17inch laptop for nursing students. So it takes our third place in laptops for nursing students guide.

If you want a bigger screen and also need to be a lightweight laptop then you don’t have other options. Because LG Gram has 17-inch (43.2cm) QHD (2560×1600) IPS LCD display and it’s only weight 2.95 pounds (1.34kg).

Ahh, now I really jealous about this laptop because my MSI GL65 weighs more than 2kg and it only has a 15-inch display.

By the way lets dig in to the main key features of this laptop.

LG Gram comes with the latest 10th Gen i7 1065G7 Processor. The base clock is 1.30 GHz, Turbo up to 3.90 GHz. It has a 16GB DDR4 dual-channel at 3200MHz Ram with 1TB M.2 SSD. The laptop only weighs 2.9lbs with a 17-inch screen size.

So if you want to get a super-fast speed laptop with a 17inch bigger screen this is the best laptop in the market right now.

Top Specifications:

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home(64bit)
Screen Size17.0″ FHD WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS Display
CPUIntel® Core i7-1065G7 (1.30GHz, Turbo up to 3.90GHz, L3 Cache 8MB, 15W)
Ram16GB DDR4 3200MHz, – 8GB x 1 (On Board), – 8GB x 1
Storage1TB (2 x 512GB) M.2 2280 SSD (Solid State Drive)
I/O Ports1x HDMI
3x USB 3.1
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
1x Headphone Out
NetworkingIntel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (Wi-Fi 6 , 2×2, BT Combo)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0(Dual band) 2*2
KeyboardBacklit Keyboard
WebcamHD Camera
Battery80Whrs, 2-cell Li-ion
Manufacture WarrantyOne Year International
Dimensions15.0 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches
Weight2.98 lbs


  • Unbelievably Light
  • Large gorgeous screen
  • Thin & Lightweight


  • Little bit pricey
  • 17 inch screen

2.Apple MacBook Air(2020)

Best laptop For Nursing Student (2021) – User’s Choice

In my article about laptops for nursing students second place taken by Apple MacBook Air.

Everyone loves apples. Apple laptops have that refined look that forces everyone just to get one. if you are a nursing student a super fan of apple products this is the laptop that you are looking for.

New MacBook Air equipped with an excellent performer i3 dual-core intel processor with a turbo booster up to 3.2 gigahertz. It also comes with 256GB SSD storage and 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

Check our MKBHD review of MacBook air 2020

This hardware will run your new MacBook air in pretty fast and will keep your laptop lagging when you multitasking with your laptop.

Being a nursing student, you must be able to follow all of your nursing-related software and with the amazing 8 GB RAM running your most heavy software’s will not be an issue. Also, you can upgrade your ram to 16GB by paying an extra 200$.

Hey hold on, 8GB RAM is fine as I told you before. You don’t need 16GB RAM. So Don’t pay an extra 200$ for another 8GB Ram. But if you want you can upgrade your storage to 512GB SSD for 200$. It’s not a bad idea. I mean having more storage is not a bad idea.

It also comes with an amazing screen size of 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors.

it comes with two Thunderbolt 4.0 USB ports and Bluetooth 5.0 support to help you with fast data transfer.

Top Specifications:

Operating SystemMAC OS
Screen Size13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors.
CPULatest Apple M1 Chip
Ram8GB unified memory
Storage512GB PCIe SSD
I/O PortsTwo Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:
*Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
*USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Networking802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
KeyboardBacklit Magic Keyboard
Webcam720p FaceTime HD camera
BatteryBuilt-in 49.9‑watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery

Manufacture WarrantyOne Year International
Dimensions0.63′ x 11.97′ x 8.36′
Weight2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)3

MacBook Air 2019 Or MacBook Air 2020?

Probably 2020. Why? because its specs are better than the 2019 MacBook Air. MacBook Air (2020) at a starting price that’s lower than what the 2019 model launched at $999 / £999 / AU$1,599.

New MacBook Air comes with a new keyboard and I’m really happy about this new keyboard than previous models butterfly switches.

So go for the new MacBook Air. You can buy a 999$ model(i3+256Gb SSD+8Gb RAM) for 899$ from the apple store.

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  • Improved keyboard
  • Lower starting price than previous models
  • Latest 10th Gen Processor


  • Screen colors a little muted
  • 2020 but Webcam still just 720p
  • Battery life is OK

1.Asus ZenBook 14inch (UX425JA-EB71)

Best Affordable Laptop For Nursing Student

ASUS ZenBook(UX425JA-EB71) is taking the best affordable laptop for nursing students. Among the best laptops for nursing students guide it takes also the first place.

That because it is the best laptop that give massive hardware for reasonable price.

the ZenBook has a silver aluminum alloy body that looks stunning and business look among other laptops

this laptop is portable and durable and can be carried around easily as it’s only 13.9mm thin and weighs only 2.49 pounds. the laptop has the latest 10th gen intel core i7 processor with 8 Gigabytes of LPDDR Ram.

The laptop comes with a 512GB PCIe SSD as your main storage. As primary storage having a Solid-State Drive means one of the best benefits that can have on your laptop. Because it will help you to run your laptop smoothly and for fast boot. It also can help you to run heavy software at a decent speed without any lag.

The combination of these features provides solid power to the laptop and it can flawlessly handle any task being done on the laptop.

The 14-inch display is decent with a resolution of 1920x1080p and has a wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology incorporated in it as well.

The keyboard is good and fast typing speeds can be achieved easily. ASUS ZenBook ultra-slim has a Backlit Chiclet Keyboard that is very easy to use on any kind of finger.

The laptop touchpad has the next level touch number pad 2.0 and tracks all finger movements accurately. The speakers on the laptop kick out the high-quality sound.

Asus ZenBook ultra sim has a decent battery life with up to 22hrs battery life. Also, it’s come with their new fast charging technology. You can charge your laptop 60% in 30 mins. With this powerful performance and a good cooling system, this laptop is one of the best in its category.

Top Specifications:

Operating SystemWindows 10 home
Screen Size14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080,matte)
CPUIntel Core i7-1065G7 1.3Ghz(Turbo up to 3.9GHz)
Ram8GB LPDDR4X(On Board0
Storage512GB PCIe SSD
I/O Ports1x HDMI
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
NetworkingWi-Fi 6(Gig+)(802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0(Dual band) 2*2
KeyboardBacklit Chiclet Keyboard
WebcamHd camera with Ir function to support windows Hello
Battery67Whrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
Manufacture WarrantyOne Year International
Dimensions12.6′ x 8.2′ x 0.6′
Weight2.6 lbs


  • Thin, light, all-aluminum chassis
  • Near-borderless screen
  • All-day battery life
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touchpad doubles as a number pad


  • Some flex in the chassis, despite all-metal design
  • Headphone and Ethernet connections are relegated to dongles


What is the best affordable laptop for nursing students?

We recommend the best affordable laptop for nursing students as ASUS ZenBook 14inch (UX425JA-EB71). That’s why we put no 1 on our list. Because it’s the one and only laptop that gives the best in that price range.

What is the best cheap laptop for nursing students?

Cheap and most reliable laptop is Dell XPS 13. Because you get latest 11th gen processer for 999$.

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