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Cooler Master Notepal U Review

The Notepal U from Cooler Master is the latest laptop cooling stand from a company that’s dedicated to producing products to help cool computers.  Although the term “laptop” would imply we should all use a laptop in our laps, the reality is it’s unhealthy for both you and the laptop to do so.   Placing a […]

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Last Weekend for Apple Back to School 2011 $100 Gift Card Promotion

Time flies and it’s already mid September, which means Apple’s back to school 2011 promotion is ending very soon.  The last day to get the Free $100 iTunes gift certificate with the purchase of any Mac computer is September 20, 2011.  That’s next Tuesday and only 4-days away.  So if you’ve been contemplating purchasing a […]

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7 Back-to-School 2011 Gadget Ideas

Summer’s over, and it’s time to get back into the fall groove. That means so long beach, hello books. Unlike last year, when you brought home a GPA unfit for a chimpanzee, you’re determined to step up your game this semester: You’re going to get to class on time, be organized and efficient, and still […]

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Free Chromebooks to be Handed out at Dublin City University

Are Google’s Chromebooks a good fit as a laptop for college?  Dublin City University thinks so, they have become the first European school to enter into an agreement with Google to purchase Chromebooks for students.  The school will be handing out the Chromebooks, free of charge, to students in a “a small number of selected […]

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Best Laptop for Computer Science Engineering Majors

Computer science & Engineering is a great major to choose in college, the courses teach you a rigorous understanding of math and algorithms and you come out of college with a well respected degree and one that can lead to a lot of job opportunities as well.  During the four years you’ll be working on […]

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Parallels Desktop 7 Windows on Mac Software now Available

A lot of students are using Mac OS X based computers from Apple for school needs these days and if you have to run Windows on a Mac you may be interested to know that Parallels has just released Parallels Desktop 7.  Parallels Desktop 7 promises faster performance of Windows on a Mac and full […]

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Free Antivirus Software for Students on a Budget

We all know it’s essential to have an antivirus installed on your computer, if you’re plugging into a college campus network or using the Internet then your computer is at risk of getting infected with a virus, trojan worm, spyware, key logger, adware — the list goes on, but you get the point.  But what […]

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Is it Still a Good Idea to Buy an HP Laptop Computer?

First of all, if you don’t have any patience and just want the question to this article answered, the answer is YES it is still very safe and perfectly fine to buy an HP computer.  HP has great PC products and if you find a laptop or desktop PC made by them that fits your […]

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Student Tech Guide has Arrived!

I’m happy to announce we’ve moved from our old domain StudentBuyingGuide.com to our new and more fittingly named studentbuyingguide.com! For many regular site visitors you probably already noticed that the focus of this site has been 90% about technology gear for students such as laptops, tablets, eReaders, smart phones or MP3 players. Now we are […]

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Amazon Releases iPhone App for Students

Amazon has released an iPhone App targeted specifically at students, the app is appropriately named “Amazon Student”.   The Amazon Student iPhone appessentially bundles together a bunch of features available in other apps.  Front and center in the app is the ability to go to the student bookstore and scan UPC bar codes to find out […]

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