Tech Gear for College


An important component to success in college is tech. 

How can a student’s major help them pick the right laptop?
It’s all about knowing what it’ll be used for.

If you’re studying engineering, architecture or math – something along those lines – look for a laptop with Windows Ink compatibility so you can take notes and work through projects right on your screen. 2-in-1 laptops that easily transform from a laptop into a tablet like this are great options. Try a Lenovo Yoga. 

Maybe you’re interested in photography or design. Many photo and video editing programs run smoothly on MacOS. If so, consider a MacBook. 

If all you need your computer to do is type up papers and browse the web, an Acer Chromebook is a good budget-friendly option, usually under $500.

College isn’t cheap – so how can students save on back to school tech? 

Two words – Student Deals. Visit and sign up for exclusive coupons both in-store and online. For example, save an extra $150 on select MacBooks or save an extra $150 on select laptops. And these Student Deals add onto whatever offers that may already be on these computers or Back to School tech each week. These Student Deals also include tech like small appliances, headphones and more. 

To save even more, trade in your unused tech like phones, tablets and computers. Look for membership programs like Total Tech Support as members receive special pricing and exclusive savings on services like computer setup and hardware repairs. 

Outside of a laptop, what new tech do students need for their dorm or apartment? 
This is the part people sometimes overlook – but it can be the most fun aspect of heading back to campus. Bring your dorm or apartment into 21st century by adding a Google Home Mini – just say “Hey Google” to play music, get the local weather, and even answer a homework question you have. Lastly, decorate your space with your favorite photos by instantly printing them with the HP Sprocket. It connects via Bluetooth and you can customize the photos with filters, frames and emojis.

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