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The best notebooks for schoolchildren and students

With a starting price of just under 1,500 euros for the basic version with 1.4 GHz i5 CPU, 256 GB of working memory and 8 GB of RAM, Apple is positioning its compact all-rounder just below the limit of 1,500 euros. Any upgrades have a painful effect on the price: Plus 256 GB of memory to 512 GB of total memory: +250 euros, 2.0 GHz i5 quad core instead of 1.4 GHz i5 quad core and plus 8 GB RAM: another plus 370 euros. The good thing: Even in the basic version, the MacBook Pro 13 comes in a high-quality and elegant aluminum housing, an excellent, high-resolution display and very good input devices. A battery life of more than 10 hours in practical use is another aspect why the MacBook Pro secures a top place in this overview.

The limited connection options (4x Type-C TB4) and the only 256 GB memory in the basic version (no upgrade option) could be cited as disadvantages of the MBP 13. Note: Our test refers to the variant with a 2.9 GHz i5 CPU and 512 GB SSD. If you choose the entry-level version, there may be slight differences in performance, emissions and battery life, but these should not have any noticeable impact on daily use, apart of course from the capacity of the SSD itself.

MacBooks are traditionally only really cheap when the new generation appears. You can get the current generation for 1,899 euros at, for example.