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Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student

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Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student.
Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student.

Every student needs a reliable laptop to complete school assignments, research papers, and essays. Getting a laptop that is capable of all the computing needs of a student is no longer a struggle.

Things to consider when buying a laptop as a student range from storage, performance, battery life and whether the device will be able to handle extracurricular activities, such as social networking, watching movies, listening to music, posting photos, gaming, and video chatting with friends.

Depending on your budget, some laptops offer a wide range of specifications including a selection of processors – for instance, you can choose one that maximises performance or one that favours battery life.

Students need to consider a full-size keyboard and comfortable touchpad for the excessive amount of typing that is involved when doing assignments, essays, and research papers. They also need to consider the size of the laptop. Always moving around campus requires a light sized device that is portable and can be carried around easily. This depends on your tolerance level for smaller display.

To assist students in Kenya, IT News Africa has compiled a list of the most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student.


1. ASUS X541SA Series
Price: KSh 24,999
The ASUS X541SA features include an efficient Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a vibrant 15.6-inch HD display. It also features an immersive SonicMaster soundcard as well as multiple USB Type C ports.

The 15.6-inch HD LED-backlight display comes standard with a resolution of 1376 x 768 and features ASUS Splendid Technology, which delivers vibrant colours and clear pictures in a 16:9 widescreen format. The display also features ASUS Eye Care technology in order to reduce blue light, which ultimately makes the screen more comfortable to view… especially when doing assignments late at night.

Processor: Intel Celeron N3060 Processor
500GB Hard Drive
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Dell-Inspiron-31622. Dell Inspiron 3162
Price: KSh 21,999

The Dell Inspiron 3162 laptop has an 11.6-inch backlit screen and comes with Waves MaxxAudio, which will allow students to enjoy movies and music while taking a break from school work.

The Accurate touchpad makes pointing and gesture recognition precise. With the HDMI connection, you can connect your laptop to an external monitor or big-screen TV to view content in a FHD/1080p resolution. The USB 3.0 port transfers files up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 ports, saving students a lot of time when transferring large files to an external hard drive or network – which will ensure you move on the next assignment quickly.

Processor: Intel Celeron N3060
Storage: 32 GB SSD
Weight: 1.2 kg
Memory: 2GB RAM
Operating System: Windows 10
YEPO 14 inch3. Yepo 737T
Price: KSh 17,99
The Yepo 737T features substantial high-bandwidth RAM to run your games, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once. This could be the best feature for students studying multimedia.

The device provides 64GB storage capacity for students to store pictures, videos, music and school assignments. The Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices so students can wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the computer and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories. The battery lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge.

Processor: Intel Core Duo
Storage: 2GB
Weight: 1.38KG(laptop), 1.9KG(full packing)
Operating System: Supports Windows 10

Innjoo-A1004. InnJoo A100 Leapbook
Price: KSh 17,999

The InnJoo LeapBook A100 combines a stylish design and a super-fast processor on a budget. The 14.1-inch display delivers images in hi-resolution which can be used for both work and multimedia. The InnJoo A100 sustains up to 10 hours normal use on a single charge.

The A100 also comes with enhanced gaming and speed with Gen 8 Intel HD Graphics and a 64-bit Instruction Set. The A100 adopts the new Windows 10 Desktop System. The device comes in two colour options silver and gold.

Processor: Intel Core Duo
Memory: 2GB Ram
Storage: 32 GB ROM
Weight: 1.27kg
Operating System: Windows 10

ILIFE Zed Air-Jumia Kenya5. ZED AIR MINI – 10.6-inch Notebook
Price: KSh 12,999

At 0.9 kg, this flyweight laptop not only fits perfectly in your bag but is perfect for students who are always walking around campus. The Zed Air Mini is equipped with Intel Quad Core 1.8 GHz Processor – ideal for high performance and great energy efficiency. The battery life is up to 8 hours on a typical charge and lets you go all day without plugging in. The ZED AIR Mini has the latest wireless networking components allowing students to connect to the internet wherever they are.

Processor: Intel Quad Core 1.8 Ghz
Storage: 32GB
Weight: 0.9 kg
Operating System: Windows 10

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