It’s hard to say that a certain laptop is the best for school especially that each school has it’s own requirements depending on it’s usage however there are a few common requirements like that it should be light weight with a decent battery life and a good build quality so I will take all of those into consideration when choosing the laptops in this list
1- The Acer Aspire 5 slim
This is a great option for students on a budget as it’s very rare to find a laptop with a FHD (1920*1080) IPS screen, an SSD, more than 6Hrs. of battery life, an aluminum top cover and weighing only 3.97 Lbs.
The only downside that it has windows 10 in S mode ( which you can find how to switch it for hone version free) and the SSD is a little small .
You could also get the AMD version of the same laptop for less
2-The Asus Vivobook 15
This is a great option as well if you are on a budget it only weighs 3.5 Lbs. but it has a shorter battery life than the Acer lasting 3.5 Hrs. only
3- The Acer Aspire 5 Slim
This uses the same chase as the previous 2 Acers but it has a Quad Core I5 CPU so it’s more powerful .
4- The Asus Vivobook 15
Again this uses the same chase as the previous Vivobook but it has a stronger Quad core R5-3500U CPU as well as AMD Radeon Vega 8 iGPU which is much stronger than the HD 620 on the previous Acer so if you need a stronger GPU for your usage or if you want to be able to play light games this will be a better option but it still has a shorter battery life .
5- The Lenovo Flex 14 2in1
If you want a touch screen or 2 in 1 capabilities then the flex would be a great option for the price as it has a Quad core AMD R5-3500U CPU as well as a Radeon Vega 8 Graphics iGPU so it should handle some light gaming and video editing .
6- The Acer Swift 3
This configuration of the swift 3 has the same specs as the previous Aspire 5 Slim configuration but it has an all metal body and it’s lighter at 3.2 lbs.