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Everything you need to survive your academic studies


Bigoa Machar

By Bigoa Machar


As beaches and resorts begin to empty and classrooms begin to fill up, millions of students across the world aim to make the most of this upcoming academic year. Regardless of what level of schooling you may be in, having the right equipment can be a huge benefactor. As a group of passionate tech lovers, we here at Notice want to make finding the right technology a little easier for you with our handy dandy back to school tech guide.

Laptops & Tablets

ASUS Chromebook C201

With Google Docs offering more and more different functionalities for its users, the popularity of Chromebooks has skyrocketed. Combining the ease of use with affordability has become the Chromebooks’ staple in the competitive laptop market. One of the more intriguing Chromebooks to hit the market this season is the ASUS C201. Featuring an 11.6-inch display, this unit comes packed with a Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288C Processor and 4 GB of RAM.┬áThe unit is also comes packed with two micro HDMI ports and an internal battery that lasts for up to 13 hours.

MSI GP62M 7RDX-256CA Leopard

If you’re looking for something a little more powerful, this gaming enthusiast laptop may be for you. The MSI GP62M 7EDX-256CA Leopard sacrifices portability for heavy duty specs, coming stocked with a 7th Gen Core i7-7700 HQ Processor and a 128 GB solid state drive. This 15.6-inch model also comes with GeForce GTX 1050 2GB video card.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5

Is it a tablet? Is it a laptop? Regardless of what you may think of the Surface Pro’s design, there’s no doubting its top of the line performance. The device offers desktop-like specs and functionality, including the detachable keyboard and the full Windows OS experience. Available with a variety of different colored keyboards, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with either a 128 GB or 256 GB hard drive. Users can choose to pay an extra $400 for the larger storage unit. If you’re going to pick up a Microsoft Surface Pro for yourself, we recommend adding an Office 365 subscription.

Apple iPad Pro

From your 5-year-old cousin to your technologically illiterate grandparents, the iPad has found its niche amongst those who are willing to sacrifice capability for simplicity. The iPad is perfect for simple activities, such as taking notes and checking emails. While it doesn’t offer the same technological aspects that the Surface Pro, the hardware used in this thing isn’t anything to scoff at. The iPad offers a 12.9-inch retina display screen as well as an 8-megapixel camera. The unit also comes packed with a 32 GB hard drive and a lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 10 hours.

Storage

Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Type-C (32 GB)

If you’re unfamiliar with USB-C, it’s a new type of input that is quickly becoming the industry standard. From newer MacBooks to smartphones, more and more devices are beginning to use the new USB for faster file transferring and storage. The 32 GB version of this unit should be more than enough to hold any files you wish to keep safe.

Seagate Backup Plus External Hard drive

If you need a little more storage space, then Seagate has you covered. For just under $200, you can have 5 TB of storage at your disposal. The entire unit is USB powered, meaning you can take it anywhere you need it to be.

Audio

Sennheiser Momentum 2

If you have a little more money to spend on headphones, then the Sennheiser Momentum 2 might be for you. The unit is built with leather padding on the ear pieces and at the top of the headband.

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

You may not be a fan of the ergonomic fit, but Bose offers some quality ear buds for a fair price. These headphones are equipped with an in-line microphone that also allows for volume control. Capable of working with Apple and Android devices, the headphones also come with a carrying case and three different sizes of tips that for that perfect feel.