Students and parents go through difficulties every year looking for computers best suiting a student’s needs. With the ever plummeting computer prices, there is a wide range of alternatives to choose from. First one needs to know whether he or she as a student would like a laptop or a desktop. From here, the search for the computer can begin.The amount of money the student or the parent(s) is willing to spend on the laptop determines the quality of machine the student is likely to get. Students handling more technical studies in the fields of design, architecture and programming may need advanced machines. Those taking courses that do not involve heavy software require simpler, cheaper computers. These computers can be found in shops selling brand new computers and those selling refurbished ones. Should you go the refurbished type, it is of utmost importance to check its stability before making the purchase. The laptop charger should be in good condition and easily replaceable in case of any damage.