Students getting back to school have now plenty options when it comes to picking up gadgets. Our post is focused on the small needs which students look for, in their tech devices and applications.
We have collected our top picks for laptops, tablets, gadgets, apps and much more in this article which will help students help in the classroom and outside.
Keeping in mind that budget can be varied and whichever course your are studying all the products below are regardless of these anomalies.
Our main section of work will revolve around laptops, tablets, some basic gadgets and apps.
Best Laptops for Students
In the bottom area of the post we have some guidelines at the end which will cover some pretty basic security tips for better handling plus performance. Let’s begin our listing of best tech products for students in 2013.
Apple MacBook Air (13 inch)
With the best battery life, lasting more than 13 hours, this powerful, super-thin and lightweight laptop is a must, although on a higher side of pricing. Price : $1,099
Need a second system or a seriously inexpensive go-anywhere laptop? This Chromebook could be perfect for you, provided all you need are Web apps. Price : $279.99
You won’t get much more bang for your PC-buying buck than with this solid-performing laptop, which comes equipped with a fantastic keyboard.
Price : $479
SAMSUNG ATIV BOOK 7
For a PC that blends style and substance, the ATIV Book 7 is the way to go: It’s good looking, speedy, and has solid metal construction and a touch screen.
Price : $1,099
LENOVO IDEAPAD Z400 TOUCH
Strong performance and an impressive feature set make this touch screen–equipped laptop an ideal (and affordable) Windows 8 companion.
Price : $700
Best Tablets for Students
The Nexus 7 is versatile, well built, fast, and a lot of fun to use. There’s no better small (7-inch) tablet for surfing the Internet or playing games.
Price : $269
Less a tablet than a window onto the world’s biggest content store, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD with Wi-Fi is terrific if you value consuming media and ease of use.
Price : $159
For people who value apps, the only small tablet that will do is the beautifully made, slim, and light iPad mini.
Price : $329.99
Looking for a solid blend of price and performance? HP’s Slate 7 lacks a top- notch display, but it’s surprisingly speedy.
Price : $169.99
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3 8.0
Its multitasking and universal remote capabilities define the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, though its touch screen can sometimes be a bit finicky.
Price : $299.99
Best Basic Gear for Students
This is one of the world’s most popular smartphones for a reason: It can do anything and everything you need, is a powerful performer, and delivers spectacular call quality.
Price : $99-$249 (with contract), $649(unlocked)
Can’t fit your entire media library on your phone or tablet? This 1TB drive can house all your photos, videos, and music, and has a built-in Wi-Fi router for extra Internet access anywhere.
Price : $199.99
This MFP is ideal for heavy-duty personal use; it can print on both sides of the paper, and event print through the cloud.
Price : $149.99
This 40-inch HDTV from TCL is light on features, but it’s heavy on value, delivering a bright, sharp-looking picture.
Price : $359
Don’t settle for average-sounding bundled earbuds. This highly affordable pair is comfortable, isolates noise well, and packs some serious low-end punch.
Price : $19.95
For those times when your smartphone camera isn’t enough, Samsung’s connected model has an impressive 21x zoom range and good high-ISO performance.
Price : $449.99
Best Apps for Students
Time management can be tough for students, but iStudiezPro can help. It tracks tasks, monitors grades, and aids in keeping deadlines. $2.99 | iOS
CourseSmart sells more than 40,000 electronic textbooks— some for as much as 60 percent off. Set up an account and use this app to access and read them on your mobile device. FREE | ANDROID & iOS
Sourcing a paper is key, so do it the right way. Enter some information into iSource, and it formats sources properly for you. $3.99 | iOS
One of the best voice recording apps you can find, Recordium lets you annotate and tag your audio clips and even highlight important portions during either recording or playback. $0.99 | iOS
WOLFRAM | ALPHA
Don’t settle for a plain-old smartphone—turn it into a supercomputer with this app. It can gather answers to diverse questions about math, physics, engineering, and pretty much everything else. $2.99 | ANDROID & iOS
Dig deeper into math, science and economics, and the humanities with Khan Academy’s more than 4,200 videos. Use the app to create playlists, track your history, and more. FREE | ANDROID & iOS
Security Tips to stay secure
To be on a safer side, you should always perform some security measures so that no one can misuse your data if your PC is stolen.
1. Locking down
Cable lock slots are very common these days, so its advisable to use them as thief would not be able to take it without damaging its case.
2. Keep Passwords
Every system has user account facility and making an account with password protection will give you added advantage all the time.
3. Manage passwords
The best way to use passwords is to keep them unique and strong enough to be broken by anyone. Password manager allow you to do so.
Downloading pirated software can be a serious threat and should always use a good antivirus, AVG Anti-virus 2013 is free to use and can be very helpful at times.
5. Phone lock Screen
Make sure you use a lock screen on your phone, only laptop securing is not enough use password protection on every possible device.