The best Chromebooks for students in 2024

students in a classroom collaborating using one a laptop, possibly one of the best Chromebooks for students
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The best Chromebooks for students are a great alternative to Windows laptops and MacBooks, because they're a lot cheaper. They're also lightweight, making them convenient for carrying around school, college or university all day. 

And that's not all. Because they're not slowed by bloated operating systems like Windows or macOS, they offer fast boot up times and smooth performance, allowing you to get more done in breaks between classes. Plus Chromebooks are known for their higher level of security, reducing the chance of being hacked and defrauded, which cash-strapped students in particular will appreciate.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.