Why Gaming Laptop is Not Good For School Students (Explained)

On this topic, let’s talk about why the gaming laptop is not good for school students. I personally won’t recommend it to any fellow student like myself.

And if you planning to get one for your study, you better read this first so that you don’t blame yourself later.

I just want to share this with you guys my experience using the gaming for study, so that you know why I said gaming laptop doesn’t worth buying for school.

Why Gaming Laptop is Not Good For School Students include:

  • The first reason gaming laptops is not advisable for school students is the cost and that of theft issues.
  •  Other issues included heavy and bulky, ugly design
  • The battery life doesn’t last long.
  • Gaming laptops can be too noisy. 
  • It causes Distractions. 

1#. Gaming Laptop Cost you more money

A gaming laptop will cost you more money than the normal regular laptop but wait, not only for the high price tag but also your light bill.

Gaming laptops are equipped with particular processors running heavy gaming software and graphics thus consuming more energy.

The gaming laptop I bought which was (ASUS ROG Strix G15 – 15.6 inches – 32 GB RAM – AMD CPU – 1 TB storage – Windows 10 Home) cost me twice the regular laptop, it took all my savings highly expensive, then because of dictation, I bought another regular cheap laptop by HP.

2#. Theft issues.

The second reason is the security which is one of the craziest, see, the thing is that gaming laptops are often a target for theft no matter whether it’s college or university campuses.

Why

Is that they know what you are carrying with you worth, they know what you pay for it, there will be plenty of people who know that and want to have the thousands of dollars of hardware worth you are carrying.

3# Its Heavy and bulky Unsexy Design

As a student you need an easy-carry compact, versatile laptop you can put inside your bag with no hassle, not that of the heavy, bulky gaming laptop.

Gaming laptops are very heavy and bulky, it’s not convincing to carry around with you like the regular laptops.

My ASUS ROG Strix G15  dimensions are about LxWxH ‎13.94 x 10.2 x 1.07 inches what a heck! while it weighs about 5.1 pounds, as you can see here, you will need large bags to carry including the charger is heavy too.

4#. The Battery life Doesn’t last long. 

In a serious where you want to make occasional use, gaming won’t let you, their battery life is unreliable it’s not the best. No matter how much you spend to get your gaming laptop battery won’t last long.

But know let’s say you have an innovative technology on it like that of Nvidia Optimus and AMD Enduro though can help, but another big issue is that not all classes have plugs, so you may not see charge up.

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Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming Laptop You can view the price here on amazon
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop You can view the price here on amazon
Asus Tuf Gaming Laptop You can view the price here on amazon
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-r83z Gaming Laptop You can view the price here on amazon

5#. Gaming laptops can be too noisy.

Let me be honest with you guys here, a gaming laptop can be lousy, especially its cooling fan sometimes, even during normal operation, the fans can spin up and that can distract to people nearby class or the buzzy noise, I know how ridiculous is it when my laptop in on.

6#. It causes Distractions. 

And the distraction it is, the game itself, you be subjected to playing games with your laptop, it can cause distracting in classes or when you should be studying, the reason why the gaming laptop is not good for the school students.

What type of laptop Should A School Student Buy

As I said earlier as a student you want to make sure you go for a regular normal laptop with good usability (NOT a gaming laptop).

See, let me show you, here are some important features to look at when on a laptop as a student for your schoolwork;

 Diversity of the Performance

  •  You should look for a good performance processor, no matter whether it is a (low-end or high-end laptop depending on your budget.
  • Long-lasting or moderate battery life is very important in case you need occasional use.

Here is our choice for students:

 
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray - Z14V0016E
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD)–Space Gray–Z14V0016E.
  Check out the current price here. 
 
Razer Blade 17 Gaming Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti - 12th Gen Intel 14-Core i7 CPU - 17.3" QHD 240Hz - 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD - Windows 11 - Chroma RGB - Thunderbolt 4 - SD Card Reader
Razer Blade 17 Gaming Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti – 12th Gen Intel 14-Core i7 CPU – 17.3″ QHD 240Hz – 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD – Windows 11 – Chroma RGB – Thunderbolt 4 – SD Card Reader
  Check out the current price here. 
 
LG Gram 17Z90P Laptop 17" IPS Ultra-Lightweight, (2560 x 1600), Intel Evo 11th gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Upgradeable Windows 10 Home, Alexa Built-in, 2X USB-C, HDMI, USB-A - Black
LG Gram 17Z90P Laptop 17″ IPS Ultra-Lightweight, (2560 x 1600), Intel Evo 11th gen Core i7, 16GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Upgradeable Windows 10 Home, Alexa Built-in, 2X USB-C, HDMI, USB-A–Black
   Check out the current price here. 

Compatibility

  •  An easy to carry, compact, versatile, and lightweight, you want to look for moderately thick with a decent cooling system on it.
  • A high-quality display screen is recommended, IPS or OLED

Durability

Of course you also want to look for a laptop with good durability, look for a durable laptop, and if possible something of metal structure and fiber internally.

Final thought

There you get it folks the  6 reasons gaming laptops are not good for school students.

Hope this post helps you and If you have any question comment or anything concerning this topic, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. If this post helps you please share it with others thanks.

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