9 must-have laptop power and charging accessories for students

Dell XPS 15 7590
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Laptops are amazing devices that students can put to great use while on campus, and the best laptops make researching, studying, and completing assignments a breeze. However, if you plan on using one, then you're going to want to invest in a quality charging accessory that can keep your device juiced up throughout a long day of classes. Here are some of our favorites.

Note: If you choose to get one of these, you need to check the type of plug your device uses to charge and make sure that it's compatible with the charging accessory on which you have your eye. Most modern laptops use a USB-C cable for charging, so most of these accessories will primarily charge that way.

If we had to choose

Choosing a charging accessory for your laptop is an important step you'll need to take to get the most out of your device. This is especially true if you're equipped with one of the best laptops on the market that will help your productivity soar to new heights. Frequent use or use with intensive types of software will drain the battery faster, so in that case, you'll want to opt for a product that has a high battery capacity. If you only use your laptop for a short while each day, though, you can get away with a more affordable option without any issues. Of course, the amount and type of USB ports that a power bank comes with is a factor, too, as most college students will want to keep their peripheral devices charged as well as their laptops.

Our favorite pick is the MAXOAK Laptop Power Bank (opens in new tab), as it offers a ton of battery capacity and a set of four USB ports for a very fair price.

If you're looking for something less expensive, but still high-quality, than you should opt for the RAVPower Portable Charger (opens in new tab) since it strikes an excellent balance between charging efficiency and price, making it ideal for people that use their laptops less frequently than their peers. If a power bank that can fit into your bag easily is what you're after, the compact size and top-notch quality of the Anker PowerCore (opens in new tab) is your best bet, as there's an impressive amount of value crammed into its frame.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.