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Back to school technology list

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It’s that time again when we are overwhelmed with questions about what to buy for the new school year, or maybe you need some new technology devices for yourself. I have learned over the years when purchasing equipment for my family, or myself  to check with another knowledge base other than my own :).  I am a fan of searching the www for ideas on what’s new according to some of the experts: students and New York Times Personal Tech, Brian X. Chen. This is a summary of what I learned: MacBook Pro is preferred for use with a traditional keyboard and Google Docs/Google Presentations.  These apps  are available through the web.laptop-1209008_1280

  • For students who have digitized textbooks a tablet may be preferred.  Tablets are easier to use for reading.  In addition, Microsoft Excel and Word is used with these Tablets.
  • The type of devices to buy may also depend on the student’s field of study. Science students may best be served with a laptop, which can handle multitasking more efficiently.
  • Design and liberal arts students may find tablets a better ‘fit’ for their field of study.

Here are some suggestions for equipment:  $899 Mac Book Air.  Tablets: $599 iPad Pro, $499 Microsoft Surface 3.  As for SmartPhones, checkout Apple iPhone 6s, or Samsung Galaxy S7. Take note Apple could release a new iPhone soon. And, do not forget to buy a battery pack.  Suggestion:  $20 Anker’s PowerCore Slim 5000.
There are many more suggestions in this article you may want to check, such as Audio Accessories, and Coffee/Food gadgets for your college students.  Source: Off to College? Maybe These Devices Should Go Along – The New York Times

 

 

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