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Best student laptops in Kenya:

Having a small, and light-weight computer is preferable when running around campus or school. Shop a variety of the best laptops for students only at Smartbuy Kenya.

There are several reasons why you need to choose a laptop specific to your needs. These range from the course you are undertaking, it’s size, weight and technical features. Some of these features are highlighted below:


First and foremost, portability is one of the main reasons. Laptops with monitor sizes measuring 14-inches and below offer the best portability. You can carry these laptops effortlessly without breaking your lower back.

Our top 5 picks on laptops that offer the best portability:

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 3, Core i5, 14-inch, 8 GB Ram, 512 GB SSD.
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 3, Core i3, 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HDD, 14-inch
  • Hp 240 G8 core i3, 4 GB, 1 TB HDD notebook
  • Apple MacBook Air M1, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD 13-inch
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 1, 11-inch, 4 GB Ram, 128SSD


Another factor is the laptop price, most students in Kenya look for a laptop that ranges from KSh: 30,000 to KSh: 60,000. At Smartbuy you will definitely find laptops and computers at pocket friendly rates. In case you’re searching for a brand-new laptop that offers decent performance on a budget, there are loads of extraordinary deals from Ksh 30,000 on offer from us.

Some of our best-selling laptops priced under 60K and 30K include:

  • Asus X409F, Core i3, 14-inch, 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HDD – Available at KSh: 44,000
  • Asus X509F, Core i3, 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HDD, 15-inch – Available at KSh: 45,000
  • Hp 15 Notebook Core i3, 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HDD DA3007nia – Buy it at Ksh. 48,500 
  • Hp 250 G8, Core i3, 4 GB, 1 TB, 15.6-inch – Buy it at Ksh. 48,500
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 IIL05, 10th Gen Core i3, 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HDD – Ksh: 43,999. Check it out here

Processing Power:

A laptop’s processing power is also crucial, especially for students who demand more performance from their laptop. A student who studies graphic design may require a laptop with a good display that is colour accurate, while engineering studies will most likely prioritize GPU speeds. At Smartbuy we stock the best Pc’s that offer high-end performance, let’s look at some of them below:

  • 2021 M1 MacBook Pro (The most powerful of them all):

Apple MacBook Pro 13 M1 256GB

Apple’s introduction of their M1 powered laptops in 2021 and almost instantly become a game changer. The New M1 MacBook’s are so powerful in terms of speed, offer the best display and are so stylish, especially this 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro. According to apple, these M1 Mac’s outshine intel-powered laptops when it comes to performance by far. It’s 8-Core GPU and CPU will certainly be a favourite for film, engineering, music students just to name a few.

  • The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 lineup:

The Lenovo brand undoubtedly still makes the best computers for students, even in today’s highly competitive market. These pc’s are so good when it comes to typing, offer decent battery life and run common student applications like EXCEL smoothly. We highly recommend this Lenovo:

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 3 i5, 4 GB, 1 TB, 15.6 inch HDD. Shop for it out here

lenovo ideapad 3 i5, 15-inch

  • HP Probook models:

The HP ProBook models are now so good, thanks to Intel’s 11th and 10th generation CPU’s and an updated graphics card, which makes it one of the best laptops for students. The HP ProBook’s are lightweight laptops designed for security, flexibility, and dependability. It has an athletic aluminium body, an eighty per cent monitor-to-physique arrangement, and a spill-aggressive keyboard. They also support the latest Windows 11 OS.  Let’s take a look at one of the best hp probook’s we have here at Smartbuy:

  • Hp ProBook Core i5 450 G7, 8 GB, 1 TB

hp probook 450g7 core i7hp probook i5 450 g7hp probook i5 450 g7

The HP ProBook 450 G7 is a great student’s laptop with a 15-inch display and a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. It’s powered by a 10th generation core i5 processor and comes with 8 GB of RAM. Some of the key reasons we recommend this laptop to students include:

  • Full-sized keyboard:

Students who study accounting will love the 450 G7’s full sized-keyboard, meaning it comes with its own numeric keypad, making it easier to make calculations such as multiplications and additions.

  • Huge storage space:

Saving your homework, projects and assignments will not be a problem for this laptop, a huge 1 TB HDD storage space will surely serve you for a long time.

  • A dedicated graphics card:

We all know that having a laptop with a dedicated graphics card makes it extra powerful. Architectural students, who depend on heavy programs like AutoCAD, require a laptop with strong GPU performance, something the 450 G7 delivers.



After deciding on which laptop is best for you, please reach out to us if you need further clarification on stock availability and pricing. At Smartbuy we are willing to help you in making the best decision, furthermore all our laptops come with one-year warranty.

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