The big box stores seem quiet this week. Hurried parents, dragging youngsters with ever growing school supply lists are gone. Nervous looking adults with anxious college freshman are long gone. Lunchboxes have been packed, dorms have been decorated and the stores are quiet for the time being. There is a quiet moment between back to school technology shopping and gearing up for the holiday sales.
What were this year’s back to school top sellers for the fifth year in a row? Laptops!
The Acer Aspire 7 laptops deliver a quality experience on a budget. PC Magazine says “With discrete graphics, diverse port selection, excellent performance, and a reasonable price, the Acer V7-482PG-6629 is a top pick for midrange ultrabooks.”
For those studying design or requiring top-notch speed you still can’t beat Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch. It continues to be unstoppable.
The relatively small amount of storage is not a problem provided you are willing to take to the clouds!
If you don’t require the full suite of Office software you can more than get by with a netbook and this season’s top seller was the HP Chromebook.
You won’t find a student that isn’t connected to the internet. Even middle schools are now providing (moderated and limited) wi-fi to their students so that they can use tablets and laptops in the classroom. Provided you have wi-fi the HP Chromebook’s sleek design, 14″ diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit screen and Intel® Celeron® 2955U with Intel HD Graphics (1.4 GHz, 2 MB cache, 2 cores) will be perfect for a fraction of the cost!
What did you choose for the student in your life? I am lucky enough to have elementary aged kids so I still have time left before I need to make these decisions!