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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Best College Laptops 2019

Every college student needs a laptop, but with so many choices at so many different prices, it can be homework in itself to find out which one to get. Start by reviewing our buying guide then head to ...

10 Best Back-to-School Laptop Backpacks

Students carry a heavy burden. They need to move books, tech and food from class to class. In many ways, a backpack is their most important organizational tool. However, not all of them are equal. The...

The Stylish Asus VivoBook 15 Is Now $349

With so many laptops to choose from nowadays, finding the best college laptop can be stressful. That's why we're excited about this back-to-school laptop deal from Amazon. Currently, Amazon has the As...

Buy an Unlocked Galaxy S10e, Get a Free Chromebook 3

If you're a student or a parent, chances are a laptop and smartphone are at the top of your back-to-school shopping list. Luckily, Amazon offers an exclusive deal which bundles an affordable Samsung C...

Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy?

Chromebooks are continuing to mature into a force to be reckoned with. Offering a simple and stripped-down experience, Google's Chrome OS is extremely easy to use (if you can use a browser, you're goo...

Best Mac Apps - Essential Apps for Your MacBook

Buying a MacBook is like getting a ticket to a land of fantastic new software. In addition to all of the free apps that Apple gives to every Mac owner, both the Mac App Store and independent developer...

Best Apps for Students

High school and college are periods of ever-expanding responsibility for students. When you were younger you might have had mom and dad's help to get you up in the morning, tell you where you need to ...

How to Keep Google From Spying on Your Kid's Chromebook

Schools love to hand out Chromebooks to students, but they may not be happy to find out that Google’s low-priced notebooks log student Web activity and send the records to the company’s server...

10 Key Features to Look for in Your Next Laptop

Up until around 2010, both consumers and businesses could be counted on to upgrade their laptops every three years on average, because technology changed so quickly that anything older than that felt ...

A Guide to Computer Ports and Adapters

Today's computers and mobile devices are available with a wide array of ports, from traditional USB to newfangled USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Even if you're familiar with the most common conne...