Top 10 Best Lightweight Laptops For College Students To Buy

A laptop is a personal computer designed for mobile use, as opposed to a desktop computer. Laptops are usually smaller, lighter, and have longer battery life than desktops.

Our Top Picks At A Glance

Here is a quick recap of our top 10 picks that lets you compare each product with another and allow you to choose the best one.

10 Best Lightweight Laptops For College Students People Love In 2022: In Depth Features

Bestseller No. 1
Backpack Bookbag for School College Student Sturdy Travel Business Hiking Fit Laptop Up to 15.6 Inch Multi Compartment Gifts for Men Women Night Light Reflective (Black)
  • DURABLE & STURDY BACKPACK: The PROETRADE Backpack / Daypack is made of HIGH QUALITY Anti Scratch Fabric with durable zipper design, it’s very sturdy, tear resistant, Which can effectively prevent your belongings from the dust, rain and dirt. Durable buckle and strength zipper make it even more durable and long lasting.
  • LARGE CAPACITY & MULTI COMPARTMENTS & LIGHT WEIGHT : CAPACIOUS, the backpack Dimension : 19"H x 12.5"W x 8"D. Lightweight : 1.5 lb, Total 8 pockets, 2 main compartment, 1 laptop compartment pocket, 2 front zipped pocket, Both side water bottle pockets outside for holding small accessories and water bottles or umbrellas, 1 inner pockets for keys, pen or small accessories. the multi pocket keep your things organized. It can easy hold your clothing, books, ipad, water bottles.
  • NIGHT LIGHT REFLECTIVE : NIGHT LIGHT REFLECTIVE design on the front and back of the backpack will keep all the users safe when use the backpack in the night or dark area.
  • ERGONOMIC & AIR FLOW SYSTEM : this strong backpack with ergonomic design that S-Curved Shoulder Straps with breathable mesh and back panel with multi layer sponge padding could protect your backbone and ease the bear load, help relieve the stress from your shoulder, breathable materials will keep you comfortable.
  • SUITABLE MANY OCCASIONS : Stylish, Fashion and Classic Design, Suitable for all school bookbag, book bags, big student backpack, computer backpack, office backpack, notebook backpack, high school backpack , middle school backpack, highschool backpack, compartment backpack, laptop backpack, reflective backpack, nursing school backpack, hiking backpack, camping backpack, business backpack, casual backpack, climbing backpack, traveling backpack, cycling backpack for men or women.
Bestseller No. 2
Himawari Large Travel Backpack with Laptop Compartment 17 Inch Roomy School Doctor Bag for College Student Women (1882-Grey)
  • LARGE SCHOOL BACKPACK- 17.7 Inch Backpack. laptop compartment inside can fit 15 inch laptop. Dimension: 17.7"x 11.8"x 8"
  • SPACIOUS TRAVEL BAG- Inner layout:main pocket, 1 laptop slot and 2 open pockets. Outer layout: 1 roomy front pocket and 2 side pockets
  • FUNCTIONAL BOOKBAG- It can fit your laptop,folders, textbook,notebook, pencase, headphone and more
  • MULTI USAGE- It can be school backpack for students,laptop bag, backpack for trip, doctor diaper bag for Mom
  • 30-DAY FREE RETURN- Email us if you have any issue and need help. We'll handle it ASAP
SaleBestseller No. 3
Matein Travel Laptop Backpack, Business Anti Theft Slim Durable Laptops Backpack with USB Charging Port, Water Resistant College School Computer Bag Gifts for Men & Women Fits 15.6 Inch Notebook, Grey
  • ★LOTS OF STORAGE SPACE&POCKETS: One separated laptop compartment holds 15.6 Inch Laptop as well as 15 Inch,14 Inch and 13 Inch Laptop. One spacious packing compartment roomy for daily necessities,tech electronics accessories. Front compartment with many pockets, pen pockets and key fob hook, make your item organized and easier to find
  • ★COMFY&STURDY: Comfortable airflow back design with thick but soft multi-panel ventilated padding, gives you maximum back support. Breathable and adjustable shoulder straps relieve the stress of shoulder. Foam padded top handle for a long time carry on
  • ★FUNCTIONAL&SAFE: A luggage strap allows backpack fit on luggage/suitcase, slide over the luggage upright handle tube for easier carrying. With a hidden anti theft pocket on the back protect your valuable items from thieves. Well made for international airplane travel and day trip as a travel gift for men
  • ★USB PORT DESIGN: With built in USB charger outside and built in charging cable inside,this usb backpack offers you a more convenient way to charge your phone while walking. It's a great tech gift for him from wife, daughter and son. Please noted that this backpack doesn't power itself, usb charging port only offers an easy access to charge
  • ★DURABLE MATERIAL&SOLID: Made of Water Resistant and Durable Polyester Fabric with metal zippers. Ensure a secure & long-lasting usage everyday & weekend.Serve you well as professional office work bag,slim USB charging bagpack,college high school big student backpack for boys,girls,teens
SaleBestseller No. 4
Rolling Backpack, MATEIN Water Resistant College Wheeled Laptop Backpack for Travel,Good Gift for Men Carry on Luggage Business Bag Student Computer Bag for Men Women fit 15.6 Inch Notebook,Black
  • COMPARTMENT: School rolling backpack built-in separate laptop pocket hold Laptops less than 15.6 Inch as well as 15 Inch, 14 Inch and 13Inch Macbook; 36L Large Main Compartment roomy hold books for school or clothing for trip; Second zippered file compartment to organize books and files; Organizer Compartment with many pockets make your items organized and easier to find; Mesh water bottle pockets at sides; A magic tape pocket at the back is convenient to carry a small towel
  • DESIGN: Water-resistant bottom panel Corner guards and a kick plate protect the bag from abrasion; Corner-mounted wheels provide an easy carrying for teen girls and boys; Metal Swivel Hooks can be adjusted at any time, Protect from Straps are turned; Lockable Metal Zippers design provide you to lock up the wheels backpack with your own lock, can safe to protect valuables from thieves
  • DURABLE MATERIAL: Back to school backpack well made of Durable Polyester Fabric with metal zippers and Waterproof bottom panel Corner guards and a kick plate; Adjustable padded shoulder straps with Sturdy Metal Hooks; Durable Aluminum Telescoping Handle and Strong & reliable rubber wheels
  • CONVENIENT CARRYING: Breathable and adjustable straps of this bookbags for middle school student can be tucked away into the zipper pocket, so they are not dragging while the backpack is rolling. can be used as a backpack when going up stairs or roll when moving to a new area; 2 in 1 wheels backpack offers comfort and casual style for day to day use and at anywhere for middle school, high school, college, vacation, travel, weekend getaway, occasional travel, business trip, overnight trip
  • Dimensions: EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS – 19.6 X 13 X 9 inch, Item WEIGHT: 4.9 pound; 22 inch Aluminum Hideaway Telescoping Handle can freely adjust the length at your needs. The business and school business backpack for school students, teens, adults, men, women Great gifts choice for Valentine's Day gifts, Mother Day gifts, Father Day gifts, Thanksgiving Day gifts, Christmas gifts, Birthday gifts, Teacher gifts, Anniversary gifts
Bestseller No. 5
Backpack Bookbag for School College Laptop Travel Student ,Fit Laptop Up to 15.6 inch Multi Compartment with USB Charging Port Anti theft, Gift for Men Women (Black)
  • DURABLE & STURDY BACKPACK: The PROETRADE Backpack / Daypack is made of HIGH-QUALITY Anti Scratch Fabric with durable zipper design, it’s very sturdy, strong, tear resistant. Which can effectively prevent your belongings from the dustand dirt. Durable buckle and strength zipper make it even more durable and long lasting.
  • LARGE CAPACITY & MULTI COMPARTMENTS & LIGHT WEIGHT : CAPACIOUS, the backpack Dimension : 19.5"H x 12"W x 8"D. Lightweight : 1.8lb, Total 9 pockets, 2 main compartment, 1 laptop compartment, 2 front zipped pocket, both side water bottle pockets outside for holding small accessories and water bottles or umbrellas, 1 inner pockets for keys, pen or small accessories, 1 anti theft pocket for protect your belongings, the multi compartments keep your things organized. It can easy hold your stuff.
  • USB CHARGING PORT & ANTI THEFT & NIGHT LIGHT REFLECTIVE : External USB CHARGING PORT with built-in charging cable ,provides a convenient charging of your electronic device anywhere, ANTI THEFT back hidden zipper pocket will keep your valuable belongings such us credit cards or purse safe, NIGHT LIGHT REFLECTIVE design on the front of the backpack will keep all the users safe when use the backpack in the night or dark area.
  • BACK LUGGAGE SLEEVE & CHEST STRAPS & AIR FLOW SYSTEM : BACK LUGGAGE straps Design allows your backpack fit on luggage or suitcase for easier transport, Adjustable CHEST STRAPS with buckle design will Keep the shoulder straps securely in place, AIR FLOW SYSTEM, Ergonomic backpack design that S-Curved Shoulder Straps with breathable mesh and back panel with multi layer sponge padding could protect your backbone and ease the bear load, help relieve the stress from your shoulder.
  • SUITABLE FOR MANY OCCASIONS : Stylish, Fashion and Classic Design, Suitable for all school bookbag, book bags, student backpack, computer backpack, office backpack, compartment backpack, high school backpack, middle school backpack, usb backpack with usb charging port, laptop backpack, big student backpack, university backpack, hiking backpack, camping backpack, business backpack, strong backpack, quality backpack, mulit pocket backpack, tech backpack, nursing school backpack, casual backpack.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Monsdle Travel Laptop Backpack Anti Theft Water Resistant Backpacks School Computer Bookbag with USB Charging Port for Men Women College Students Fits 15.6 Inch Laptop (Black)
  • LARGE CAPACITY&MANY POCKETS: This backpack has two main compartment pockets. One separate laptop compartment holds 15.6 Inch Laptop as well as 15 Inch, 14 Inch and 13 Inch Mac book or Laptop. The other one packing compartment with 3 open pockets is roomy for daily necessities and tech electronics accessories. Front compartment with zipper pockets and pen pockets; 2 small elastic mesh side pockets; 1 rear padded pocket. Make your items organized and easier to find.
  • CONVENIENT USB PORT DESIGN: With built in USB charger outside and built in charging cable inside, great convenience for charging your electronic items via connecting your own power bank, offers you a more convenient way to charge your phone while walking. Please note that this backpack doesn't power itself, usb charging port only offers an easy access to charge.
  • COMFY & BREATHABLE BACKPACK: Adjustable shoulder straps and back side comes with comfortable and breathable mesh design, relieves the stress of your shoulder. A comfortable airflow foam-pad back design with soft, multi-panel breathable mesh padding, offer your back maximum back support. A foam-padded top handle for a long time carry on.
  • ANTI-THEFT&FUNCTIONAL: The backpack back luggage strap allows travel laptop bag fits on suitcase, slide over the luggage upright handle tube for easier carrying. A small anti-theft pocket located on the lower back keeps your phone, wallet, passport, and other valuable items safe and handy. Internal shockproof belt is for fastening your laptop and iPad, preventing them from sliding and bumping.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: Our backpack made of waterproof and quality Polyester fabric with metal zippers. Lightweight and sturdy, ensure a secure & long-lasting usage every day. Perfects for weekend getaways, shopping, office work, business traveling and other outdoor activities. Also, it is a perfect student’s backpack for women, men, teens, boys and girls.
SaleBestseller No. 7
17 Inches Lunch Bookbag for Students, Extra Large Lunch Box with Insulated Cooler Compartment, Water Resistant Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port for School College Work Picnic Beaches
  • 🍽️Large Capacity: This large size college backpack with one separate padded laptop compartment fits for 17 inch laptop as well as 15.6 inch, 15 inch, 14 inch and 13 inch computer. The Main compartment is roomy for daily necessities and tech electronics accessories, like notebooks, books, clothes, pen pockets and other essentials
  • 🍽️Insulated Function: This lunch student bookbag with a insulated leak-proof compartment, could keep food cool or warm for 3-5 hours and has enough space to store food or drinks, such as meals, beverages, fruits, sandwich, snacks and so on. The cooler backpack is suitable for women, men, students, teens or commutes. Dimension of the cooler compartment is 12.2x 5.9 x 7.9 inch
  • 🍽️Lots of Pockets: The front compartment with zipper pockets, pen pockets and card pockets could keep your stuff organized and easier to find it. The left side pocket is for water bottle or umbrella, and the right side pocket is design for facial tissue. The back anti-theft pocket can fit a phone, credit cards or a wallet to protect your important things from being stolen by thieves. The card pocket on the shoulder strap can fit like coins or keys
  • 🍽️Convenient USB Port: A external USB port with built-in charging cable, the student backpack offers a convenient way to charge your cellphone or other electronic devices while walking. Please noted that this 17in laptop backpack cannot be powered by itself and USB charging port is for you provide a convenient charging way
  • 🍽️Durable Material & Multipurpose: Made of waterproof and durable polyester fabric with metal zippers, the large insulated backpack is perfect suitable for college school students/teachers. Your daughter/mother/sisters/friends will love it! Let's carry this girls ladies backpack to work, travel, business trips, picnics, camping, beaches, etc
SaleBestseller No. 8
Travel Laptop Backpack,TSA Large Travel Backpack for Women Men, 17 Inch Business Flight Approved Carry On Backpack with USB Charger Port and Luggage Sleeve, MATEIN Durable College School Bookbag,Grey
  • ▶GREAT GIFT IDEA: Graduation gifts for college student, high school students and middle school students. The best gift choice for men and women as Valentine's Day Gifts, Thanks giving Day gifts, or Christmas gifts. Special birthday day gift for him or her, your husband, daughter, son, father, mother and as a gift for friends
  • ▶TSA Friendly Backpack: TSA-Friendly function is exclusively designed for airplane flight travel. At Checkpoint, unfolds the laptop travel backpack freely 90-180 degree and the laptop stays flat without taking it from the bag, making it getting through airport security checkpoint more easily. The laptop travel backpack is large enough for hiking, vacation, travel, weekend getaway, overnight trip
  • ▶USB Charging Port and Luggage Sleeve: Durable 17 inch laptop travel backpacks with external USB charging port for women men and built-in charging cable can easily and conveniently charge your smart phone, tablet and other electronic devices while walking. Featuring the luggage belt on the its back, business traveller could fit backpack right on the luggage suitcase, which frees your hands
  • ▶Spacious Pockets: Sturdy laptop travel backpack has one separate laptop compartment for iPad, for hp, dell inspiration laptop(size up to 17. 3 inch) travel packing cubes, wallet, clothes, bottles, phone accessories, umbrella, other electronic devices and various items, Make your items organized and easier to find
  • ▶Water resistant & Multipurpose: 17. 3 inch laptop travel backpack is well made of water resistant and eco-friendly Polyester Fabric with metal zippers, which perfects for business traveling, professional office work bag and other outdoor activities, college high school student backpack for boys girls
Bestseller No. 9
Vintage Backpack Travel Laptop Backpack with usb Charging Port for Women & Men School College Students Backpack Fits 15.6 Inch Laptop Black
  • Lots of Storage Space&Pockets: One separate laptop compartment hold 15.6 Inch Laptop as well as 15 Inch,14 Inch and 13 Inch Macbook/Laptop. One spacious packing compartment roomy for daily necessities,tech electronics accessories. Front compartment with many pockets, pen pockets and key fob hook, make your items organized and easier to find
  • Functional&Safe: A luggage strap allows travel laptop bag fit on luggage/suitcase, slide over the luggage upright handle tube for easier carrying. External pockets on both sides are made of elasticized fabric, expands to secure various size water bottles and compact umbrella
  • USB Port Design: With built in USB charger outside and built in charging cable inside,this usb backpack offers you a more convenient way to charge your phone while walking. Please noted that this backpack doesn't power itself, usb charging port only offers an easy access to charge
  • Durable Material & Solid:Made from DURABLE nylon fabric with Two "S" curve PADDED shoulder straps,offers LIGHT-WEIGHT Carrying and of force reinforcement,perfects for business traveling, weekend getaways, shopping, professional office work and other outdoor activities. Also, a perfect college high school student backpack for boys,girls,teens,women and men
  • Note: We got you covered. Your purchase includes a hassle-free 30 days Guarantee. If you for any reason don't like your brand new Laptop Bag simply return it for a FULL REFUND. No questions asked.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Travel Laptop Backpack,Extra Large Capacity TSA Friendly Anti Theft Backpacks with USB Charging Port,Water-Resistant Men Women Business College Student Computer Bookbag Fits 17 Inch Laptop&Notebook
  • TSA APPROVED & MULTIPURPOSE:At checkpoint,unfolds the EXTRA LARGE BACKPACK freely 0-180 degree making you quickly through the airport security and keep other items tidy,exclusive designed for AIRPLANE TRAVELING, fit under seat on airplane. It can be served as everyday backpack,spacious college bookbags or high school student backpack, professional backpack for laptop or daily use at anywhere for weekend getaway,occasional international travel, camping,business trips,hiking.
  • LARGE CAPACITY & ORGANIZED: Men travel backpack owns 20+ Independent multi pockets with classic style for large storage and organization. extra large size 19.0*14.6*10.2 (inches), Capacity:45L, spacious main multi compartments with 2 anti theft zipper and many hidden pockets can accommodate lots of accessories, like clothes, small blanket, cellphone, wallet, stationery, notebook, keys,coin; 2 side larger deep ZIPPER POCKET for easy access essentials like toothbrush,toothpaste.2 side elastic net
  • EXTRA LARGE & DURABLE MATERIAL: The extra large college backpack: With 3 Mobile device pockets, separate padded laptop compartment hold for 13 inch macbook,14,15,15.6 and up to 17 Inch Laptop/computers for boys and girls, teens, adults, women, men and teacher.The business computer backpack made from high quality polyester fabric shockproof with high density nylon lining for better TEAR & WATER RESISTANT and reduce tear prefect heavy duty backpack XL laptop backpack for the CitySmart usage
  • PRACTICAL & CONVENIENT: External Micro-USB port with set-in charging port offers convenient charging for your cellphone, and other electronic devices and travel accessories cord organizer travel without opening up the backpack on the go. Audio interface with headphone pull through outside gives easy access to earphone usage. Also, the college school student backpack with a sturdy RUGGED HANDLE with steel cable on the top for carrying, The back of the backpack have a Invisible ANTI THEFT pockets
  • COMFORTABLE BACK DESIGN: Tech backpack with airflow back system design help for the air convection, ventilation and heat elimination. Comfortable wide breathable mesh adjustable shoulder straps with plentiful sponge pad help relieve the stress from your shoulder added comfort. Sides of the shoulder strap with lanyard design, can hang sunglasses and earphone. Bookbag is a Ideal gifts for men women or back to school graduation gift father's day gift.

What To Look For Before Buying Best Lightweight Laptops For College Students

Not every lightweight laptops for college students comes with the same specifications & price. So, you should choose the one that will serve your purpose and save your wallet.

When looking to buy a lightweight laptop for college students, you should factor in the weight and size of the device. Laptops that are too heavy or large to carry around would not be suitable for many students. Additionally, it is important to consider the graphics capabilities of the device as well. Some lightweight laptops have lower-quality graphics that may not meet the needs of college students.

Related Frequently Asked Questions

What Laptop Do Most College Students Use?

One laptop that most college students use is the Microsoft Surface Laptop.

What Type Of Laptop Is Thin Light And Powerful?

A thin light and powerful laptop is the perfect solution for people who need a lightweight and powerful device. This type of laptop has a small form factor and is able to run most modern operating systems.

What Is The Most Affordable Laptop For College Students?

The most affordable laptop for college students is a laptop that has at least an Intel Core i3 processor and an 8GB of memory.

What Is A Good Laptop Weight For Students?

There is no definitive answer to this question as the best laptop weight for students will vary depending on the individual and their needs. However, it is generally recommended that a laptop be at least 10-15 pounds lighter than average to avoid fatigue and loss of performance. Additionally, choose a laptop that provides good battery life in order to avoid having to recharge often.

Conclusion

There are many good lightweight laptops for college students. Some of the best options include the Acer Aspire E5-575G-5850, the Asus ROG GL551VE, and the Dell Inspirion 15 7000.

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