8 Best Laptops for Law Students in 2021

Every year thousands of students enroll into law schools across the world so that they can practice law in different departments once they’ve completed their law degrees.

With such an increased interest in law education, it means that the demand for lawyers has also gone up. This has caused the layers, legal practitioners and even the students to be more tech-savvy than ever before. Indeed, it’s a need of time that we reorient our approach toward the use of technology and gadgets for collective advantage and a better future.

That’s why in this article  I’m going to discuss what will become the best friend for any law student – a future lawyer – laptop.

The 8 best laptops for law students in 2021 with instant connectivity, impressive storage and iron-clad security, and so much more are discussed below.

So let’s get reading.

1. ASUS VivoBook S Ultra-Thin and Portable Laptop

ASUS VivoBook

Features

A day in a life of law students is always swamped with assignments, tasks, and research papers. That means they have to study day-in, day-out to achieve their academic milestones. They have to read books, go through law journals, and so much more to keep them informed, so this is the perfect laptop for Law students.

ASUS VivoBook S is an affordable laptop which I will recommend to law students because of its 15.6 inches of screen and impressive Nanoedge display. As far as the processor is concerned, it is an 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250U with base frequency ranging from 1.8 GHZ to 4.0 GHZ. It makes use of quad cores to process data which is a competitive advantage in Intel processors to transform data speedily without consuming much power that will help law students in downloading books, journals and important stuff for their academic use. When it comes to memory, it is packed with 8GB RAM of DDR4 to ensure multi-tasking at a rapid pace.

Since it’s an ultra-thin and easily portable laptop, you can carry your laptop all around college or law school. But with such portability there are chances that your laptop is exposed to certain threats. In order to keep your laptop protected, it comes with a fingerprint reader for minimizing threats.

An important feature which will inspire you most is ‘long-lasting battery’ as its special lithium-ion cells optimize battery health for long hours.

I would like to say one final thing about ASUS VivoBook S is that ‘It is ergonomically perfect so you could write, read and concentrate on your study without any physical strain.’

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Specifications

Standing screen display size15.6 Inches
Max Screen Resolution1920×1080 Pixels
Graphics CoprocessorIntel Integrated Graphics
Chipset BrandVivoBook
Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics Card Ram Size8 GB
Wireless Type802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2

Pros

  • Long- lasting battery
  • Super-Fast i5 processor
  • Thin Laptop with easy of portability

Cons

  • Noisy fans could be disappointing

2. Acer Chromebook R 13 Convertible, 13.3-inch Full HD Touch

Features

Acer, a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company, is widely popular for being ‘Customer-Centric’ brand produced this best laptop for law students with great emphasis on a lot of good features that are important for law students. For instance, its anti-glare display allows you to sit in front of a laptop for long hours, without making you tired or your eyes watery, which is most likely to happen with other laptops.

Moreover, if you’re looking for a pocket-friendly yet high on specs laptop, then Acer Chromebook R 13 has got you covered. Sparkly silver in color with impressive hardware features, you’ll get everything in it from eye-catching looks to flexibility, and top-notch security.

As it is based-on Chrome Operating System (OS), it works well on the Internet. One of my friends, who is a lawyer in making, had a rough patch in handling assignments manually. So I suggested he should try Acer Chromebook R 13 and he couldn’t be any happier as his productivity has skyrocketed – Viva la Vida.

Although this laptop is packed with Intel Celeron N3060 which is good at multitasking, its processing power is unlikely to meet your expectations if you tend to enjoy a gaming laptop-like speed. But, for lawyers or law students, Acer Chromebook R 13 is a suitable choice as they can do stuff like writing, editing, and research for case studies, etc.

The big advantage of using Acer Chromebook R 13 is an additional storage space on Google Drive that you will get with this laptop. This is why you should not be concerned about storage at all because this laptop comes with 16GB SSD storage, plus, you can avail 100 GB on Google Drive. So, isn’t it enough to meet your storage demands? Plus, if you’re concerned about its RAM then that is 4GB which is just adequate, but if you could invest more money and time, then it could be optimized as per your needs.

What I like most about this Chromebook and why I recommend this laptop to law students is because it is light in weight (2.4 pounds) with incredible battery life (10-Hours).

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Specifications

Standing screen display size13.3 Inches
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 Pixels
Graphics CoprocessorPowerVR GX6250
Chipset BrandMediatech
Card DescriptionIntegrated
Wireless Type802.11ac
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Average Battery Life (in hours)12 Hours

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Classy design and elegant look
  • Best touch screen

Cons

  • Problematic Wi-Fi
  • Poor Speakers

3. Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st Gen) (Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Platinum

Features

If you are a typical student that has to go an extra-mile for getting studies and research work organized then you should buy Microsoft Surface Laptop.  This 1st Gen laptop with built-in Windows S is a right fit for you. There are three reasons why I’m reviewing this laptop here because:

  1. It is suited to meet the dynamics to enhance online learning for law students as it is consisting of handy features i.e. Intel Core 10th-generation process with options of i5 or i7 and SSD options till 1TB.
  2. It is a handy and portable laptop for law students as it weighs only 2 pounds.
  3. It contains an impressive battery life of up to 14.5 hours.

However, it has much more to offer the law students and law professionals besides these features.

Seemingly, it is an expensive laptop ($999.99) but this beast can outdo your friends using other laptops because of its matchless processing power (Intel Core Processor with i5 or i7). Likewise, 256GB of storage enables you to save a huge collection of books, research papers, and legal documents.

With 8GB RAM, it’s not like a speed monster but it can keep you on-the-go because it never freezes.

When it comes to graphics card, its Intel Iris Graphics enhances performance as compared to Intel HD graphics series because, in general, Iris does better with multimedia i.e. rendering HD qualities, so if you’ve have to watch video tutorials and E-lectures, you don’t have to put up with lagging issues.

From an aesthetic point of view, Microsoft Surface Laptop (1ST Gen) is beautifully designed in Aluminum casing and available in four heart-melting colors: 1) Graphite Gold, 2) Burgundy, 3) Cobalt Blue, and 4) Platinum.

If you are still unconvinced about the laptop for you, go through the following benchmarks and pros, and cons.

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Specifications

Standing screen display size13.5 Inches
Max Screen Resolution2256×1504 Pixels
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 620
Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics Card Ram Size4 GB
Wireless Type802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1

Pros

  • Better battery life
  • Thin and beautifully designed
  • Good Touch screen

Cons

  • No Thunderbolt USB port

4. Apple MacBook Air (13", 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 Dual Core Processor, 512GB) - Silver

Features

You can’t deny the fact that Apple is the powerhouse of best technology products for its users worldwide.  Same way, the list of high-tech Apple laptops for law students is equally big. But, in order to keep it short and pick the best one for a law student, in this review, I’m going to discuss mainly the Apple MacBook Air: a versatile machine with outstanding resources and incredible features to make you the most tech-savvy student throughout the Law College or University.

You will fall in love with the Apple MacBook Air at first sight because it’s unparalleled aesthetically, light-in-weight, and super-easy.

This Apple MacBook Air contains a powerful Intel Core i7 Dual Core processor. It comes with the best technology that makes colors look brighter and enticing on its 13” display. You can meet all of your Law school requirements with technically advanced features such as 8 GPU cores (that can run graphically-intense apps five times faster) and M1 chip for super-fast machine learning performance.

For an average Law school student, typing is like a nightmare and constantly speaking out loud for voice typing in G Doc doesn’t look cool all the time. Therefore, Apple MacBook Air has ergonomically-fit keyboard with appropriate space among keys for comfortable usage.

Ever since, ‘Work-From-Home (WFH) became new normal after Covid-19 pandemic hit the Planet Earth’; e-learning has risen at a speed of light. This MacBook is the right choice for online learning for law students as it contains noise-free front camera for live video streaming even in low lightings.

This simple yet stylish laptop for law practitioners has phenomenal battery life that can last up to 12 hours that liberates you from anxiety – ‘what if I run out of battery’. Its speakers are placed right at the top of the keyboard (which might be off-putting for many users) but they do generate good sound.

All-in-all, this simple looking device is a hardware monster that can crush down any competing laptop single-handedly.

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Specifications

Product Dimensions14.3 x 10.5 x 2.2 inches; 2.96 Pounds
Item Weight2.96 pounds
ManufacturerApple Computer
ASINB07211W6X2
Item model numberMQD32LL/A
Batteries1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableNovember 1, 2018

Pros

  • Fantastic battery life
  • Appealing design
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No support for Type C USB

5. LG Gram Thin and Light Laptop – 13.3" Full HD IPS Display

Features

LG has manufactured feature-rich laptops in past few years for Law College students. LG Gram thin and light laptop tops the chart when it comes to flexibility, portability, and functionality. Therefore, you’re going to find an in-depth analysis of LG Gram thin and light laptops here which I believe will be quite helpful 

So, let’s dig in!!

First released in 2015, this laptop from ‘Gram’ series comes with a 13.3” LCD screen with 72Wh Lithium Battery with guarantee of non-stop working battery for over 22 hours. It has Windows 10 Home pre-installed in it.

And, if you’ll look at the more technical aspects, then it has an Intel 8th generation processor whose processing power can shoot up to 6 cores which is quite better than to the previous Intel Core processor. It also has an Intel UHD Graphics 620 which is a  graphic coprocessor that possesses many valuable features i.e., Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Quick Sync Video, and so much more. This takes your computer usage to the next-level. 

LG Gram thin and light laptop comprises dual-channel memory of 8 GB RAM from DDR4 family. As a student in Law University, you will have to use your laptop for multitasking like listening podcast, or watching tutorials, or syncing with smartphone; so, in order to keep you going, it is built with multiple ports i.e. USB Type-C port( for high-speed data transfer), and HDMI port for HD display.

From an aesthetic perspective, it is elegantly designed in white color with four-finger multi-touch gestures and backlit keyboard for best performance. Although, it is quite pricier ($1248.01), but at this cost, you’ll get the best laptop for Law students.

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Specifications

Standing screen display size 13.3 Inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Graphics Coprocessor Intel UHD Graphics 620
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Integrated, Dedicated
Wireless Type 802.11ac
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3

Pros

  • 22-Hours battery life
  • Handsome storage support

Cons

  • Flawed system memory

6. Lenovo Legion Y520 15.6 inch FHD

Features

If you’re pursuing your law degree with passion for gaming in spare time, then you should pick Lenovo Legion Y520 blind-foldedly. This high-end machine has everything loaded in it to make your day happy and enlightened at campus and in the dorm room.

Let’s start unfolding Lenovo Legion Y520 – there are two things that make this laptop stand out:

  1. Next-Gen Graphics.
  2. Thermal Engineering.

It comes with NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti, a graphic card which is capable of playing video games smoothly, especially if you’re specially talented at playing first-person shooter games, then this laptop has got you covered. Since it has fans and vents located in proximity to graphics cards and processors it eliminates heat in a balanced-way.

If you look at other technical aspects of this economical and user-friendly laptop as a law student in 2021; it has a completely different story to tell.

It includes 7th generation Intel Core i5 7300HQ processor which is quite enough for law students. Based on the Kaby Lake architecture, this quad-core processor can run at 3.5 GHZ for praiseworthy performance.

Similarly, if you want to entice your auditory senses; Legion Y250 has Harman speakers coupled with Dolby Audio to produce top-quality audio for impressive gameplay.

Lenovo Legion Y520 features a Crimson backlight keyboard for perfect gameplay and in-game chatting, etc

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Specifications

Standing screen display size15.6 Inches
Max Screen Resolution1920×1080 Pixels
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionDedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size4 GB
Wireless TypeBluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Average Battery Life (in hours)4 Hours

Pros

  • Good graphic card

Cons

  • Poor battery life

7. Dell XPS9360-5203SLV-PUS 13.3" FHD Infinity Edge Touch Screen- 8th Gen-Intel Core i5

Features

Dell XPS9360 is your next digital companion with everything to make your academic and professional life quite organized as a law student in 2021. 

One of the things which makes Dell XPS9360 ‘talk-of-the-town’ is a 13” display that too, in the size of 11” of laptop. This is because of a magical display called ‘Infinity Edge Display.’ Why do I call this laptop a ‘modern and high-end laptop for law students in 2021’?

It begins with its matchless display capabilities, outstanding processing speed and ends at artistic portability designs. Even if you’re outside and working in broad sunlight, you’ll not miss the details of your screen.

Equipped with Intel i5 Core processor, you are going to enjoy the super-fast speed with great clarity and enhanced graphics. 

As far as longevity of battery life concerns, it can last up to 11 hours – although it is half of the LG Gram ( one of the best laptops for Law students in 2021) – it works well for students and professionals that have to spend more time working online.

It is the user-friendly laptop with a touchpad of pitch-perfect precision. You will enjoy amazing pinching, zooming, and fluid panning. 

What I like most about Dell XPS is the eco-friendly design – free from materials such as mercury, phthalates, and lead, etc. Moreover, you should thank the SSD (Standard Solid State Drive) of Dell XPS which guarantees to resume and boot your laptop in seconds.

At $900 price, you’ll get 128 GB HDD, 8 GB RAM, and a fun-filled experience of using a Dell XPS: a laptop which will ease up your organizational, educational and professional life to the next-level.

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Specifications

Standing screen display size13.3 Inches
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 Pixels
Memory Speed1866 MHz
Graphics CoprocessorIntel Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionIntegrated
Wireless Type802.11ac
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Average Battery Life (in hours)11 Hours

Pros

  • Good SSD

Cons

  • Poor voice quality

8. Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop

Features

Since, we’ve discussed many laptops from world’s best manufacturers from Acer, ASUS, Lenovo, to Microsoft, I would like to sum up this review of best laptop for Law students in 2021 by highlighting technical details with pros and cons of Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL.

In our extensive list, I’ve covered another Apple MacBook Air earlier (Apple MacBook Air (13″, 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 Dual Core Processor, 512GB) – Silver) this one is not just a laptop but a blessing for students who want to achieve their academic targets using easily available digital resources.

So, let’s start unwrapping this laptop!

Although, it’s somehow a pricier machine but its advantages will impress you. For example, Its Intel Core i5 processor can execute multiple apps and software without any hassle. Coupled with Retina display and True Tone technology, it enhances the graphics and makes them look real. 

The keyboard is spaced ergonomically to keep your wrist away from any damage and you will enjoy typing simultaneously. On the other hand, batteries play a crucial role when law students are making assignments, interactive documents, and presentations for the classroom. Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A contains Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery with average battery life of 5 Hours. Though, its battery is not sufficient but still it stands out as a reliable laptop by Apple under $600.

Without any doubt, getting a laptop under such a small budget with all the best features is a gift for lawyers and law students. Don’t waste your time, get a new Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A now.

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Specifications

Standing screen display size11.6 Inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366×768 pixels
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 6000
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionIntegrated
Wireless Type802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11g
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Average Battery Life (in hours)5 Hours

Pros

  • Cost-effective

Cons

  • Bad battery life

Final Words

Finally, I’ve presented you with the 8 best laptops for Law Students in 2021. This list is a mix of all types of laptops from Apple to Lenovo comprising unique features and outstanding battery health.

Rest assured: this blog will help you buy the best laptop so that you could manage your academic life perfectly.

Don’t forget to share this review with your friends so that they could find the best laptops as per their budget.

 

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