Back to School Guide 2014

You can't move to head of the class without the right gadgets. Check out our back-to-school buying advice and find the best student laptops, smartphones, tablets and other high-tech gear. Plus, check out our top app picks for students, free software and must-have gadgets for your dorm room.
July 11, 2013
Between the laptop, books, tablet, water bottles, notepads, pens, phone, chargers, gym clothes and who knows what else, every student's backpack is his or her lifeline. And on top of being useful, i...
June 12, 2013
Yes, graduation was seemingly just days ago. But Best Buy is ready for your back-to-school shopping. On Sunday the retailer will be offering special deals to students with college email addresses, inc...
August 21, 2012
You couldn't be happier, or more proud. Junior is (finally) heading off to college. Now you can convert his room into an office or a gym, all while seeing your grocery bill plummet. But one nagging...
June 05, 2012
Summer just started, but all students out there know that they'll be returning to the classroom soon enough, and Dell wants to make sure you go back in style. In that regard, the new Dell Inspiron lin...
April 10, 2012
Toshiba announced its full lineup of back-to-school notebooks, from the sub-$500 C800 Series to the Best Buy-exclusive P800 Series which features a backlit keyboard, Nvidia graphics, and Harmon Kardon...
August 10, 2011
Students, listen up! We know you've got a million things on your mind before starting college, so we've made things a little easier for you by rounding up the best laptop deals that will be perfect fo...
July 29, 2011
The school year is just around the corner, and with a fresh academic semester comes the need for new gadgets. According to a recently released study by the National Retail Federation, families with sc...
May 11, 2011
Students soon could be working on Chrome OS laptops for $20 per month, if the rumors coming out of Google I/O are true. According to Forbes, the fee will provide students with a laptops pre-loaded wit...
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