Back to School 2012

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Our Best Technology Back to School Picks Focus on Productivity and Maybe a Little Fun!

Getting ready to go back to school can be a stressful time. The mad rush for new clothes and school supplies is bad enough without having to hunt down the perfect electronics while sticking to a budget.

Luckily our team of technology experts has you covered. Our comprehensive Back to School 2012 buying guides are packed with all the information you need to find the perfect laptop, tablet, smartphone or other gadget quickly and without breaking the bank. Ultrabooks and the newest Android tablets are cool, but can a student or parent find the latest and greatest tech at fair prices?

Our editors have also compiled lists of the best product picks from across different categories that tell you which ones are at the top of their class, based on our standardized lab tests and hands-on experience. Each one of the products on these lists has been thoroughly tested and recommended as Back to School 2012 best buys for students.

Be sure to also check out additional articles in the report that provide valuable info on selecting and buying the best technology from across our family of technology review sites. We’ll tell you which products are hot and zero in on the latest technology trends.

While the old adage is usually true that “you get what you pay for”, it is possible for students to find cutting-edge technology to help them learn without adding to your personal financial debt. These top picks and our helpful advice will not only take care of your basic computing needs, but also help you stay connected and have some fun — when you aren’t focusing on your schoolwork, of course!

Best Desktops for Students Looking to Simplify Their Back-to-School Trek

Unpacking and setting up a new desktop can be challenging, so we highlight the Top 5 systems that are among the easiest to set up and move from home to dorm and back again. Everyone needs a little simplicity in their lives and these Top 5 desktops are designed f less stress.

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Multitouch a Winning Combo for Campus-Bound Students?

With the impending release of Windows 8, Microsoft will finally make touch interfaces a reality for millions of new PC buyers. Could this paradigm shift be the perfect way to marry productivity and pleasure? We think so.

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Best Lightweight Laptops for College Students Help You Rule at School

Once again the summer season draws to a close and your school bus is getting ready to resume its daily route. It’s back to school shopping season, and this year we’re here to help you find the perfect lightweight notebook, starting with our Top 5 List of the best and brightest.

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Top 5 PC Software Applications: From Productivity Suites to Cloud Computing

Whether you’re headed back to school or your school days are long behind you, sofware applications can help you get the most out of what you’re doing with your Windows PC or Mac. Here are some of the hottest items right now, in categories that include multi-application office suites, graphics packages, cloud storage, videoconferencing, and cool tools.

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Best Tablets for Putting Productivity in Hand for Students

For students and parents trying to decide on the best tablet, the editors of TabletPCReview have put together a Top 5 list of recommendations. Combined with the right software and accessories, these can earn a place in almost any backpack.

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Best Smartphones for College Students on the Go

The new school year is drawing close, and it’s time to think about what school supplies students are going to need. Back in the day, all Little Johnny or Janie needed was pencil paper, but times have changed. Now a smartphone is likely to be on the list, especially for college students. We list our Top 5 picks.

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Best Mobile Games that Add Class to Your Gaming

Back to school means more work for you students, but when you need a break, there are tons of excellent mobile games for you to enjoy, no matter what platform you’re using. Here are our Top 5 picks for college students and others heading back to school.

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Best in Class Mobile Printers for Output on the Fly

Mobile printing is the hot new trend in the print world but it also serves a practical application for students who want to work on projects outside their home or dorm room. Our Top 5 picks for Back to School 2012 all offer consumers plenty of mobile print options including mobile print applications, Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint!

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Top 10 Digital Cameras For Image Conscious Students

Get ahead on your shopping with our list of the top ten digital cameras for back to school. Whether you’re looking for a convenient point-and-shoot or a full-fledged DSLR, we’ve highlighted cameras for every skill level and budget in our guide.

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Back to School: Do WiFi Cameras Make the Grade?

Chances are you’ve already seen a lot of cameras boasting WiFi connectivity. For a student with loads of images to share, it could be an ideal feature. Is it really everything it claims to be?

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