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The 10 best websites for students

Bookmark these sites that can prove a valuable resource during the school year.

Toshiba PX35t review: This budget all-in-one is quick, stylish and a great choice for the student

The Toshiba PX35t is a relatively quick performer for its price range and looks great doing it. Despite a dull screen and uncomfortable mouse, this is the best choice for the college student.

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Lenovo C540 Touch review: An excellent budget all-in-one that delivers on performance

The Lenovo C540 Touch may not look like much, but under the hood it delivers some decent performance with an abundance of memory that won't leave you scrounging for more.

PCWorld HP Pavilion Touchsmart review

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f260xt review: This clunky-looking budget all-in-one will save you money and space

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f260xt may look outdated and clunky, but that's just to maximize the space it's saving you.

Dell Inspiron One 20 PCWorld review

Dell Inspiron One 20 Touch review: An attractive budget all-in-one with unsatisfying peripherals and sound

The Dell Inspiron One 20 Touch sports some nice design features that unfortunately don't carry over to the peripherals or media features.

Acer Aspire Z3-605-UR22 review: An all-in-one with a sleek look and slow performance

The Acer Aspire Z3-605-UR22 may look sleek, slim and streamlined, but it's only skin deep—it lagged far behind in our benchmarks.

PCWorld all-in-one PC roundup

5 budget all-in-one PCs for college students: We name the best values

All-in-ones deliver more bang for the buck than notebooks. They’re great for schoolwork and entertainment, and much less susceptible to theft.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch review: A 15.6-inch budget laptop that's strong on performance and can survive some rugged handling

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch may be a bit heavy on weight and light on battery life, but it manages to provide solid performance and can handle a little rough handling.

Dell Latitude 3330 review: A budget laptop with great battery life but lousy performance

The Dell Latitude 3330 is a 13.3-inch budget laptop that offers little more than decent battery life.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z-e000 review: A budget 11.6-inch touchscreen laptop that runs at a snail's pace

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z-e000 is a lightweight 11.6-inch laptop that sports a touchscreen and a slow, slow processor.

Toshiba Satellite L55Dt-A5253

Toshiba Satellite L55Dt-A5253 review: This 15.6-inch budget laptop does well on benchmarks but has some physical drawbacks

The Toshiba Satellite L55Dt-A5253 provides good performance but has drawbacks that don't show up on paper.

Acer E1-572-6870 Notebook

Acer Aspire E1-572-680 review: This budget 15.6-inch laptop is an outstanding value

The plastic construction helps keep the weight of this big-screen notebook lighter than some competitors with smaller displays.

Tech For Life - Dorm Entertainment Tech

Build a killer dorm entertainment system with just two devices

Tech For Life - Classroom Tech

These high-tech notebooks and gadgets—plus one piece of software—will help you stay on top of your study game this semester.

5 budget laptops for college students: We name the best

Being a cash-strapped student requires making a few hardware compromises, but a nice notebook is still within reach.