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 What Intel Core Laptops Do Students Need? (Explained)

  • For a college student’s at least Intel Core  2  with 8GB of RAM and iGPU will be ok or: intel  i3
  • Intel  core i5   
  • Intel  core i7 
  • Intel  core  i9 

These are the recommended student laptops for better performance, now let’s take a look at what these mean here, on this topic we are going to dive into the intel core listed right here including what the core (i) mean, the minima core for student laptops and explain what is really like.
what is (i) mean in intel core?

The (i) in an intel core simply means the way the intel brand organizes its core and product stack.  Now that you’ve understood what it means let’s move to the i3, i4, i7, and i9.

1#. Intel Core 2 

An intel core 2  is ok for a college student laptop, you only want to go higher only if you are into heavy Graphic design kinds of stuff or if what you are taking involves around 3D if you just have a  2 core processor with  8 GB of RAM and the integrated GPU has to have iGPU inside the CPU.

2#. Intel i3

It’s what you will get for a medium-budget laptop today,  normally it’s about  2 cores or 4 cores in newer generations, the Core i3 is perfect for surfing the net, office suites, and media,

For a normal college student, an intel core i3  will be perfect, you do not need more than that in all you do other than something involving 3D modeling or graphic design, then you will need more upgraded laptops to handle the heavy graphic software.

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.
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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.
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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
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3#. Intel Core i5   

It usually has 4 cores but is clocked higher than the i3 in newer generations laptops. The Core i5  is a perfect ideal for students with minor graphic design work, heavy  3D modeling, lit gaming ware, and perfect for heavy office suites, the intel core i5  is what you get in a mid-range system in today laptop.

4#. Intel Core i7  

Good for students in which their subjects involve programming, graphic designing, avid 3D models, and also deal for avid gamers. Intel Core i7 usually has 4 cores, however, they have 8 cores in newer generations. The Core i7 is what you get in a high-end machine in today’s laptops.

5#. Intel Core i9 

Intel Core i9 is good for students in which their subjects involve heavy computing, programming,  graphic designing, avid 3D models, and also deal for avid gamers, these are rarely seen and some time on some high-end laptops, these can have anywhere from 8 to 12 cores, and generally clocked higher than the Core i7 processors are.

Final thought

What Intel Core Laptops do Students need?

  • For a college student’s at least Intel Core  2  with 8GB of RAM and iGPU will be ok or intel  i3
  • Intel  core i5
  • Intel  core i7
  • Intel  core  i9

With that being said,  the first thing you want to do when choosing a laptop for school is decide on what you going to be using it for, is it for normal school work, for surfing the net, something involving 3D modeling, or heavy graphic design, or gaming?

 Can I play Games on an Intel Core (i) Laptop?

You can play games on an Intel core (i) not lesser than an Intel Core i3 CPU without any hassle. One thing to take into consideration is that if you are plan to do any heavy graphics gaming Intel Core i3 for instance will demand more upgrading.

So you will need either a well-integrated GPU or a Dedicated Graphics Card. With integrated GPU AMD APU and the dedicated graphics card, you get a better battery life,  if not using your intel core i3 laptop for heavy graphics stuff though might give a good performance but may produce more heat and have reduced battery life.


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