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.
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January 17, 2014
That new tablet or phone you're bringing to school isn't just for sharing photos on Instagram or checking Twitter. Your device can also be a great study partner.
September 10, 2013
School is back in session, but it's never too late to get the essentials. Best Buy is offering a fresh batch of back to school deals for students who register on its websitewith valid .edu email addresses.
August 21, 2013
Tablets in the classroom is becoming the norm. The Los Angeles Board of Education recently announcing plans to bring 31,000 free iPads to its schools is just one case in point.
July 25, 2013
Google just announced that the books section of its Play market will now see a new category for textbooks, and starting next month, users can rent them for 80 percent off rather than purchasing them a...
July 18, 2013
When it comes to laptop selection, there's never been a better time to be a student. From sub- $300 Chromebooks to Windows 8 touch-screen convertibles, there's a breadth of options for meeting your specific needs.
July 17, 2013
Strolling around campus without a smartphone is like, well, you probably don't even want to think about it. How else would you keep tabs on all your classes and assignments, stay in the know with Twit...
July 16, 2013
In 2013, every student -- from the first-grader learning to read to the graduate student writing a thesis -- needs a full-fledged Mac or PC laptop. Tablets can be helpful for taking notes in class o...
July 12, 2013
Whether you're in high school or a masters degree program, chances are that your education is expensive. The amount that some companies charge for the software you need can be downright obscene, mak...
July 12, 2013
There are lots of reasons for students to invest in a tablet. They're practically weightless in a backpack, they last all day on a charge (at least the good ones) and there are lots of touch-friendly ...
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...
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