With so much on offer from this group of laptops, picking one winner, let alone two, was never going to be easy.

However, medals aside, every single laptop impressed us in a variety of ways, be it portability or value for money, and we're confi dent that whichever machine you choose will benefi t your college work and help you achieve the best results possible in your studies.

WINNER:

PC nextday zoostorm 84-5200

PC NEXTDAY Zoostorm 84-5200

It isn't the smallest or lightest laptop here, but the Zoostorm impressed us by covering all the bases well.

There's enough office performance here to ensure college work goes smoothly, and there's also good 3D power and bags of memory for carrying out multimedia tasks. A worthy winner.

Read: full PC NEXTDAY Zoostorm 84-5200 review

RUNNER-UP:

acer aspire 3810t

Acer Aspire 3810T

Portability is the name of the game here. Its compact shape means you can slip it into a bag and forget about it, as it is a pleasure to carry between home and college.

The great battery is another benefi t, helping you work all day. It faced stiff competition from the MSI, but won through in the end.

Read: full Acer Aspire 3810T review