Whether you're starting high school or college, finding the right gadget is never easy. That's why we put together a list of the "must-haves" for this Back-to-School season, and a few tips on what to look for.
When it comes to laptops, it's important to know that the brand doesn't matter as much as the hardware. Make sure that your laptop of choice has either Intel i3, or Intel i5 if you're looking for something to get you through writing papers.
Laptops with an i7 processor and other Compatible Parts , are more for gamers, and engineering students who require a faster processor for large programs.
According to Best Buy in Dedham, their top selling laptop is the HP M6-1045dx. It has 8GB of memory and a 750GB harddrive.
But if you're a student that's studying anything that has to do with art and design, you're best bet is to get a MacBook Pro. Mac's have a much faster processor for Adobe programs and their colors are more accurate because of its screen.
And when it comes to flash drives, a lot of students are never sure about which one to buy. Once again, the brand should not matter. But you can never go wrong with buying an 8GB flash drive to start.
External hard drives and laptop keyboard should be the must-have for any student who will be using a lot of software programs. And it's safe to go with one that holds 500GB of information. It's important to store and back-up your information on a drive in order to keep your laptop running smoothly. Because the more you store on your laptop, the more the operating system will slow down.
Keep checking Patch for more guides and ideas for Back-to-School.