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Must-have software for college students

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

Review: Gateway's DX4870-UB2C is an affordable workhorse desktop

Gateway's DX4870-UB2C is an old-school midtower desktop that delivers good productivity performance and copious storage for a very reasonable price.

How to buy a laptop for college

Light. Fast. Not too expensive. Study up on the most important specs for long days at class and long nights at the library.

Intro to Television Shopping: Things to Know Before You Buy

Your television may or may not be one of your most important tools while in school. It may also just cause you to procrastinate. Either way, you're going to want one. Here's how to pick the best TV for you.

Put the World in Your Pocket: A Smartphone Buyer's Guide for Students

You already know you need a smartphone, but finding the right one to fit your needs won't be easy. Here are some tips to help you sort out provider availability, operating systems, form factors, and more.

Go Back to School with a Tablet

For the modern student, a tablet might be the single best accessory since the backpack.

What to Look for in a Laptop this School Year

With so many options to consider for a back to school laptop, you may feel like you need to sign up for Laptop 101. Here's a crash course in laptop shopping.

A New Generation of Desktops for a New Generation of Students

Unlike the bulky, beige boxes that cluttered tabletops in the past, today’s desktops are stylish and compact. Here are some of the key points to consider before you buy.

Find Your Back to School Camera

For both casual Instagrammers and serious photographers, a good camera is a must.

A Student's Guide to Gaming Systems

Kicking back with a great video game is a terrific way to give yourself a break from the pressures of school. Here are a few basic tips to keep in mind when you’re choosing a gaming system.