3 Best Computers for Online Classes

Our best computers and laptops for online classes

refurbished laptops and desktop computers for online classes

Online classes can be hard...

Have an online class that’s a real pain? And maybe in addition, you have a laptop that’s making that class even harder? Yikes, that’s like a real nightmare scenario right there, mate. But let me tell you what can ease your pains at least a little: getting a refurbished MacBook, laptop, desktop, or iMac for your online class.

Don’t forget about our student discount! We know that it’s stressful being a student, let us take some of that weight off your shoulders when buying your next desktop or laptop for online classes.

Desktops are a great choice for online classes

If you have a set work area where you plan to do online classes at home, I suggest getting a refurbished iMac. Why? Because they have much bigger screens than MacBooks, and thus can significantly increase your productivity. And now at Back Market, you don’t have to pay extravagant prices for Apple products. You can get an older refurbished iMac for as low as $150, although I would suggest getting one for a little more (maybe at least $600) that’s slightly newer. Remember that the newer the computer, the longer it will last and remain snappy. And since these are Apple computers, expect them to last longer than their Windows counterparts. 

Also, remember that you can get a Windows all-in-one if iMacs aren’t your thing! If you don’t plan on moving around with your computer for your online class, I would suggest getting a desktop over a laptop.

MacBooks are the best laptops for online classes

If you’ve ever used a MacBook, you'll know why we think they're the best laptop for online classes. MacBooks feel great, work great, and are true wonders of modern engineering. But guess what, you no longer need to pay jaw-dropping prices for awe-inspiring products thanks to Back Market. Because these are refurbished, you can be sure they’ve been checked for any defects or faulty parts, and you can get them for as low as $150, although I would suggest getting a newer model and not paying less than $500. Also, be aware that variants with Core i7 chips are usually faster than variants with Core i5 or i3 chips, but this rule goes out the window when comparing models from different years as Intel (the manufacturer of these chips) upgrades them annually.

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Windows laptops are also a great pick for online school

If you're not much of an Apple fan, check out our refurbished laptops page and try to grab a newly discounted Windows laptop that’s just aching to fly off the shelf and help you with your online class :) There are so many great laptops on the website from brands like Lenovo, Dell, and HP, so don’t hesitate to grab one if the deal looks especially good! The biggest plus of Windows laptops is that you can get a much newer (and more powerful) laptop for the same amount of money as a MacBook. So if you want power and value for money, get a refurbished Windows laptop, if you want a streamlined and easy-to-use product with guaranteed longevity, a refurbished MacBook or iMac is your best bet.

What's the best laptop for online classes?

In our opinion, the MacBook Air is probably the best laptop for online classes, but it really depends how much you're willing to spend and if you prefer Mac or Windows. The more you spend on a laptop and the more powerful it is, the longer it will generally last. More powerful laptops are able to stay snappy even as the years pass.

Are MacBooks good for online classes?

Yes, of course! There's a reason students love MacBooks: they're generally great performers and have a nice workflow for students, especially creative types! There's a reason why MacBooks are our top laptop pick for online classes.

Are used MacBooks good?

Yes, but I would be careful buying one that isn't certified refurbished. Refurbished MacBooks are a safer buy because they are checked by professionals in a factory for any defects and usually come with nice warranties. The last thing a student wants right now is a hefty repair bill for a laptop :(

Andre from Back Market
By Andre Kopacki, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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