If I was a student I would get a chromebook. Simply because it's amazing for browsing the net. Students need to research a lot and nearly everything you can find in books are online, so having something super fast for browsing really helps.
Back in my school days, if i had a dollar for everytime my laptop froze while browsing the net I would be a millionaire.
+ what student wants to do school work all the time, the faster they can get their work done, the better