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HP Envy x360 13 (2022)
Thin and easy to carry, this 13in 2-in-1 laptop/tablet has a brilliant OLED touchscreen and excellent battery life. It has a range of ports: USB-C and audio jack, but no HDMI. £699; hp.com
Apple MacBook Air (M2)
It is pricey, but creative students may want it because the macOS platform is the industry standard. It’s also thin and light, with a 13in screen and good battery life. A cheaper option is the M1 model, at £999. £1,149; apple.com
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Asus TUF Gaming A15
This is a powerful 15.6in gaming laptop that has everything you need for academic work too, with video rendering, graphic design, audio editing and complex programming. £999.99; johnlewis.com
Dell XPS 13
One of the best Windows laptops out there, this has a bright, crisp 13in touchscreen. It is incredibly fast, thanks to the 12th generation Intel processor, but is let down by its webcam. £929; dell.com
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook
This affordable 10in tablet doubles as a laptop thanks to its magnetic keyboard cover and stand. You are limited to ChromeOS software and web apps, though. From £190; amazon.co.uk
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