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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.

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.

Five must-have gadgets for your new college dorm room

Your dorm room is the place you’ll call home for the next year, so make it your own! From fun to functional, this gear will turn your room into a safe haven for work, play, and hanging out.

Take note: Smart classroom tools for tech-savvy students

Attention college students! Use these tools to help you study.

The evolution of classroom tech, from wax tablets to the iPad

Dragging education into the Information Age has taken centuries of technological improvements.

Announcing the PCWorld Back to School giveaway

Enter via the below for a chance to win one of three sets of back to school prizes

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.

Live la vida wireless with these slick Windows 8-optimized keyboards and mice

Ditch the tangled mess and go wireless with cool new peripherals that sport a dongle rather than a wire.

Must-have software for college students

Fire up the new school year with these powerful and essential tools.