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Back to School: Tech Edition – Top Picks for Students in 2023

Gear up for the school year with top-tier tech and accessories! Enhance productivity and gaming breaks with these 12 must-have items for students in 2023.

Back to School: Tech Edition – Top Picks for Students in 2023

Whether you're headed back to the classroom or engaging in remote learning, having the right tech can make all the difference. Dive into this school year armed with top-tier devices and accessories designed to boost your productivity and gaming breaks. Here are 12 great items for students in 2023:


1. For the Budget Gamer: GTX 1660 Core i3-10100F Gaming RigA more than cappable machine for school work while also being able to run most games, the GTX 1660 should allow most esports titles like Valorant to run at high framerates while also being able to run AAA games at 60fps 1080p (at least on medium settings)

2. High-End Gaming Machine/Workstation: Salter | Ryzen 7 5700g, RX 6700xt, 32gb ram, 1tb nvme – A PC perfect for engineering/design students who need more cores for faster renders and simulations! The extra GPU power will also allow for 1440p gaming at high framerates when taking a break from studying.

3. Top-of-the-Line Performance: Frieza Extreme Gaming PCFeaturing Nvidia RTX 4070 TI and Intel i9, this system can handle all the work you throw at it while also being able to game in 1440p or 4k. A perfect system for both work and play!  


4. Portable Gaming Performance: Alienware m15 r4 Laptop – With a RTX 3070 and an 8 core i7 this laptop has power for even the most demanding courseloads on the go! The battery on gaming laptops like these is not the best so keep that in mind if you won't be near a wall outlet.

5. Affordable Refurbished Laptop Option: Eluktronics MAG-15 with GeForce 2070 – For those who prefer to buy refurbished rather than used this laptop comes with an i7 9750h and an RTX 2070, it should be able to run all your intensive programs as well as most games at high framerates. Just be sure to keep your charger on you!

6. Sleek and Powerful: HP Laptop Spectre x360 with i7 13th Generation – This HP is great for students who need to work on the go all day. With up to 12 hours of battery life and being easily recharged with a USB-C brick, this 2 in 1 is highly portable and has enough power for all your coursework. With the Thunderbolt 4 connectors, you can plug in an Egpu to add a graphics card to make this a pretty powerful gaming machine!

7. Dual-Screen Multitasking: Asus Zenbook Duo 14 UX482 – This unique laptop has 2 displays - both of which support pen input, making it a perfect laptop for note-taking and multitasking. It should get around 10 hours of battery life so you should be fine even on extra long days on campus. Just like the HP this laptop also supports Thunderbolt allowing you to add a graphics card via Egpu so you can turn it into a powerful gaming system!


8. Ultimate Gaming Visuals: Alienware AW2521H 360hz Gaming Monitor – This Alienware monitor is a 25 inch 1080p 360hz display. The screen size should make it great for reading lecture notes all day easily while the refresh rate should ensure you can never blame your monitor for being the reason you can hit the next rank this season.

9. Crisp Audio for Gaming: GD Hebe m2 Wired Gaming HeadsetWhether you are hopping on a zoom call with your professor or just communicating with your teammates over voicecoms this headset ensures that they can hear you loud and clear. With 7.1 surround sound it will take your gaming immersion to the next level!

10. Tactile Typing Experience: Hermes M5 Clicky Mechanical Keyboard – In my experience a good keyboard can make writing your 10th essay of the semester a bit more bearable, This is a great option for those who prefer a clicky keyboard switch!

11. Customizable Typing Experience: Glorious GMMK Full-Size Modular Mechanical Keyboard – A little bit of a more gamery keyboard. this full-size keyboard from Glorious is modular allowing you to easily switch out switches if you don't prefer the browns it comes with. A great option if you want an RGB wired keyboard with a number pad to make typing in values just a bit quicker.

12. Smooth Navigations: Eluktronics Covert Varmint Wireless MouseA great option for a cheap wireless mouse! 50 hours of battery life with USB-C charging should keep you running all day in class and into those all-nighter game sessions.

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