Best Budget Laptops For Students in Africa


So many students out there are in constant search to find the best laptops that can fully satisfy their study needs and as well, be affordable. Most students are looking for laptops that prove good quality, long battery life, fast processing speed, reliability, and pocket friendly.

When it comes to a laptop, nothing comes to the buyers’ minds more than the regular question “will this laptop perfectly do the tasks I want and last many years without inherent hardware or software problems?’

Each specific task requires a specific kind of laptop. for most students, the reliability of a laptop computer to deliver perfectly matters more than other minor tasks. For this reason, we have put together a list of the best laptop computers that students can buy at pocket-friendly prices which will deliver all necessary functions required by their various courses. We will mostly take a look at the FAIRLY USED versions of the laptop computers, which prove 100% good working health.

1. Hp Stream 11 Pro

The Hp stream 11 Pro series is specifically aimed at students. They deliver a long battery life of about 6-8hrs, they are very lightweight which makes them easy to carry around between lectures, and they are never slow for basic student tasks such as typing in Microsoft office, making power points and other documents, playing media, browsing the internet, and more.

Hp stream 11 pro series comes in three models which are Hp stream 11 pro G1, Hp stream 11 pro G2, and Hp stream 11 pro G3. A foreign-used version of the laptop series can be found in the ranges of NGN 55,000 to NGN 70,000 in Nigeria.

Key Specifications

  • 11.6-inch, 1,366 x 768 display
  • 1.28kg
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage- upgrade up to 512GB using Micro SD
  • SD card slot
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • HDMI

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2. Hp 250 (Hp 15) G7

This is a must-buy for students looking for big screens in high quality and optimal performance hp 250 laptop series. Similarly, this value-priced HP 250 G7  Notebook also comes with the latest technology and a durable chassis, hence the rugged look and durability.

This latest entry-level business laptop also offers Windows 10 operating system alongside a few security features to help safeguard your privacy and sensitive information. Hp 250 comes in varying processors such as the intel Pentium, intel Celeron, 7th Generation intel core i3 to core i7, and 10th Generation intel core i3 to core i7.

The price of a fairly used hp 250 G7 starts from around NGN 75,000 while brand new starts from around NGN 170,000

HP 250 G7 Key Specs & Features

  • 15.6-inch IPS Display, 1366 x 786 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Intel® Whiskey Lake CPU ( up to Intel Core i7-8650U)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • Windows 10 Home Single Language, Windows 10 Pro for business (64-bit).
  • 4GB, Up to 32GB SDRAM
  • 500 GB HDD, Up to 1 TB PCIe Gen 3×4 NVMe TLC SSD
  • Starting at 1.78 kg

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3. Lenovo Yoga 11e

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga 11e is designed for schools, which means the device is pretty sturdy. Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga 11e is an 11.6-inch convertible that provides sufficient performance for office and web applications.

Yoga 11e is a light laptop that can be carried around between lectures. it has a stunning touchscreen as well as 360 rotation to enable users much more flexibility.

The heart of the Yoga 11e is an Intel Celeron N2930 (Bay Trail) quad-core processor. The CPU runs with a nominal clock of 1.83 GHz, which can be raised up to 2.16 GHz via Turbo Boost.

Lenovo equipped the Yoga 11e with an IPS display, which means the display content is visible from every position.  The convertible can be used outdoors.

A fairly used version of this laptop can be found starting from NGN 75,000 in Nigeria.

Key Specs

ProcessorIntel Celeron N2930 4 x 1.8 – 2.2 GHz, Bay Trail-M

Graphics adapterIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail),

Core: 854 MHz,

Memory 4096 MB, DDR3, Single-channel, one memory slot (occupied)

Display 11.60 inches 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, capacitive; 10-point, Lenovo HN116WXA-100, IPS, glossy: yes

Storage 500 GB, 7200 rpm

Weight 1.59 kg ( = 56.09 oz / 3.51 pounds),

Power Supply: 291 g ( = 10.26 oz / 0.64 pounds)

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