5 Best Laptops for Medical Students in India [2021 Buying Guide]

For medical students, it’s very important to choose the right laptop that’s going to last throughout the long years of the course, be it MBBS or any other medical degree. In this post, I’m going to list down the 5 best laptops for medical students in India and guide you through my recommendations, making it easier for you to decide. 

If you’re looking to buy a laptop in 2021, is it most advantageous to invest in a mid-range or high-end laptop because it’s going to last you longer.

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What are the Best Laptops for Medical Students?

1. Apple MacBook Air

Macbooks Air has always been the preferred laptop for medical students because it offers the very best performance. As a medical student, you need a fast and reliable laptop that you can use comfortably for a longer period of time. 

Among the improvements to this year’s model is the new M1 processor, which provides outstanding performance and long battery life, making the new MacBook Air one of the fastest and long-lasting laptops on the market. I don’t have to wait for it to boot up, it loads up immediately! Additionally, this device works well for multitasking

I just purchased mine a few weeks back!

Despite the 13.3 inch display, I personally think it’s just the right size, not too big nor too small. Viewing histological and pathological slides using Retina True Tone display gives you the same degree of precision and accuracy as viewing the actual slides. Additionally, it is one of Apple’s thinnest MacBooks. You can easily carry it around since it’s thin and lightweight

Specifications:

BrandApple
Screen Size13.3-inch Retina display
Resolution2560×1600
Average Battery Life Up to 18 hours (depends on usage)
ProcessorApple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU
RAM8 GB (configurable to 16 GB)
Hard Drive 256 GB SSD (configurable to 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB) or 512 GB (configurable to 1 TB or 2 TB)
GPU8‑core GPU
ColourGold, Silver, or Space Grey

Pros and Cons:

PROS

  • Significant improvements from previous Macbook generations
  • Ultra-thin, lightweight design 
  • Power-efficient with long battery life
  • Blazing fast bootup
  • Silent operation because of the fanless design (does not make any sort of noise)
  • Fingerprint sensor with Touch ID (Apple is well known for its security)
  • Retina display with vibrant images and incredible detail
  • FaceTime HD camera for clear and sharper video 

CONS

  • Get ready to fall in love!
  • I’m addicted to it!

2. Mi Notebook 14

Mi Notebook 14 is an excellent Windows laptop that provides the best value for money if you’re not ready to dive into an Apple ecosystem. Almost all high-end laptops today come with great features, but the price is where they fall short. This is where Mi Notebook shines!

Mi Notebook 14 offers excellent performance at a budget-friendly price and doesn’t cost as much as some of its competitors. The price is very reasonable. It has got an aluminum build and a gorgeous screen with the thinnest bezels in the market. I’m obsessed with those thin bezels!

I would recommend this laptop if you’re looking for a Windows laptop with a fast processor and a good battery life at a really good price.

Specifications:

BrandMi
Screen Size14-inch display
ResolutionFull HD (1920×1080)
Average Battery Life Up to 10 hours (depends on usage)
ProcessorIntel Core i5/i7 (10th Generation)
RAM8 GB
Hard Drive 256/512 GB SSD
GPUIntel UHD/NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2GB Graphics
ColourGrey or Silver

Pros and Cons:

PROS

  • Value for money (best in its price range of Rs 50,000)
  • Strong, durable, and classy design
  • Compact and lightweight 
  • 91% screen to body ratio
  • Minimal screen bezels
  • Though there’s no inbuilt camera in the Horizon edition, an external camera is provided which is great because most laptop companies require you to purchase it separately

CONS

  • No inbuilt camera in the Horizon edition
  • No backlit keyboard
  • No expandability of hardware

3. ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is a perfect blend of productivity and gaming with no compromises in either domain. This laptop is great for medical students with interests in gaming, video, or photo editing. Who says we just study all day?

The combination of AMD’s processor and Nvidia’s graphics makes it one of the most powerful laptops in its category. It is lightweight (about 1.7 kgs), which is very impressive for a gaming laptop. And being 14 inches, it fits easily into your backpack.

Specifications:

BrandASUS
Screen Size14-inch display
ResolutionWQHD (2560×1440)
Average Battery Life Up to 12 hours (depends on usage)
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5/7/9
RAM8/16 GB (configurable to 24 GB)
Hard Drive 512 GB/1 TB SSD (configurable to 1 TB)
GPUGTX 1650Ti 4 GB/GTX 1660Ti Max Q 6GB Graphics
ColourMoonlight White or Eclipse Gray

Pros and Cons:

PROS

  • Exceptional performance
  • Small form factor
  • Metallic body (Magnesium alloy chassis)
  • Ergonomic hinge raises the device by 15 mm, helps to improve typing
  • Display has a refresh rate of 144 Hz
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Though there’s no inbuilt camera, an external camera is provided which is great because most laptop companies require you to purchase it separately

CONS

  • No inbuilt web camera

4. Dell Inspiron 7415 (2-in-1)

Inspiron 14 2-in-1 from Dell is dual-purpose. It can be used as both a laptop and a tablet. You can seamlessly switch between 4 modes – Laptop, Tent, Tablet, and Stand. As it comes with a stylus, it’s perfect for medical students to draw diagrams or take notes conveniently and comfortably.

Because of its thin design, it is easy to slip in and out of bags, thereby being portable. If you’re looking for a reliable convertible laptop with good performance, battery, and display quality, this is a solid investment

The 16 GB of RAM makes multitasking seamless, allowing you to switch from application to application without any lag. Furthermore, this device does not only cater to your entertainment needs, but it is also flexible, allowing you to switch between laptop and tablet in no time at all. 

Specifications:

BrandDell
Screen Size14-inch display
ResolutionFull HD (1920×1080)
Average Battery Life Up to 7 hours (depending on usage)
ProcessorAMD ‎Ryzen 5/7
RAM8/16 GB RAM (configurable to 32 GB)
Hard Drive 512 GB SSD
GPUAMD Radeon Graphics
ColourPebble Metal

Pros and Cons:

PROS

  • Stylus is included (Dell Active Pen)
  • Suitable for use as a laptop or tablet 
  • 360° hinge to adjust to favourable position
  • Fast performance due to 16 GB RAM
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Inbuilt web camera

CONS

  • Battery life could’ve been improved

5. HP 15S GR0012AU

The HP 15S is suitable for medical students with modest demands. No issues are encountered when using the laptop to perform the usual tasks, browse the Internet, and consume media content. 

Every medical student is unique, and so are their computing needs. The HP 15S is a budget-friendly laptop that is good for those who do not need to use heavy applications. For a budget of about Rs 40,000, it’s the best laptop. It has basic features and will serve your needs well.

Specifications:

BrandHP
Screen Size15.6-inch display
ResolutionFull HD (1920×1080)
Average Battery Life Up to 12 hours (depending on usage)
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 3
RAM8 GB RAM
Hard Drive 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
GPUAMD Radeon Graphics
ColourSilver

Pros and Cons:

PROS

  • Value for money (best in its price range of Rs 40,000)
  • Screen size is large (15.6-inch)
  • Storage space is plentiful (HDD + SSD)
  • Inbuilt web camera

CONS

  • No backlit keyboard
  • No fingerprint scanner

Do Medical Students Need a Laptop?

Medical students don’t really need a laptop to get started with med school. However, it can be a useful device that will make life easier during one’s MBBS journey. From converting the huge textbooks into PDFs to making PowerPoint presentations and staying up to date with the latest news in the medical field, it’s a beneficial tool to have in college.

study was conducted among the MBBS students belonging to the first, second, third, and fourth-year medical students of a medical college in North India and it was found out that about half (53.7%) of the respondents possessed a personal computer

In another study on medical students in a medical college of South India, a significant relationship was seen between the year of study and the purpose of computer and internet use. As students progress to subsequent years, the use of computers for entertainment decreased, and use for general information and thesis/research work increased. 

In today’s world, the use of the Internet has become vital. With the Internet revolutionizing the medical field, medical students have much to gain from this technology. 

The use of computers by medical professionals has been shown to improve the quality of care, facilitate the use of evidence-based treatment, and maintain and update knowledge over the last several decades.

As medical education in many countries around the globe becomes increasingly computerized and internet-based, there’s no doubt that computers and the internet are having a major impact.


What’s your favourite laptop? Let me know in the comments below!

Good luck Medicoholics! Until next time.

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