Back to School Tech Guide

Check out our back-to-school buying advice and find the best student laptops, 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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iPad Stylus Review Roundup: Best Pen for Your Tablet

As an infographics artist, I rely on a Wacom drawing tablet to get sketches into my computer. Drawing on the iPad has been challenging due to the limitations of the typical rubber-tipped stylus: diffi...

10 Best Back-to-School Laptop Backpacks

Students carry a heavy burden. They need to move their books, their tech and their food from class to class. In many ways, it's their most important organizational tool. However, not all backpacks are...

Best Tablets Under $200

Getting a tablet for less than $200 used to mean lowering your expectations. Not anymore. Today's budget slates deliver sharp and bright full-HD displays, long battery life and quad-core processors po...

How to Save Money on Amazon

Thanks to its great combination of selection, service and low prices, Amazon has more than 244 million active customers. However, most shoppers don't know all the ways to find even better deals offere...

Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro

You pull your brand-new laptop out of its packaging and plug it in for the first time. Then you go through the Windows setup, and you're all done, right? Not really. Your notebook is not really ready-...

Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice

A Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, ...

Laptop Buying Tips for Students

Going off to high school or college without a decent laptop is like refusing to use pencil and paper. It instantly puts a ceiling on how much students can learn, how far they can go and how many lifel...

The Best Time to Buy a Laptop

Nothing causes buyer's remorse quite like seeing the laptop you bought last month for $1,000 go on sale for $750. It's equally unpleasant to buy a pricey new MacBook on July 1st and then watch as App...

Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips

Compact enough to carry with you, yet versatile enough to run demanding applications, a laptop is the best tool for doing serious work or play at home and on the road. While standalone tablets and sma...

The Most Stylish Laptop Bags for Women

Most traditional laptop bags were not built with women in mind. These generic, black, boring, corporate, drone-looking cases offer little or no pizzazz. But that doesn't mean you can't find a supercut...