Back to School

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14 Jul: 5 ways to save money on back-to-school tech this year

From tuition to tech, back-to-school season can be hard on your budget.

To help maximize your money, we compiled some tips to consider when you’re shopping for laptops and other back-to-school tech essentials.  

  • Sign up for Student Deals: Our exclusive Student Deals are the easiest way to save big on all the tech you need to succeed this year. We have offers available on everything from laptops and tablets to headphones and appliances – and it’s easy to sign up.
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14 Jul: Choosing the right laptop and other back-to-school tech essentials

With summer flying by, it’s already time to start thinking about getting ready to go back to school.

That often starts with choosing the right laptop and other technology to meet your student’s needs. We know that decision can be difficult sometimes, but our experts at Best Buy are here to help.

We chatted with a couple of them to get some tips and product recommendations to help you find everything your student will need this back-to-school season.

Pick a laptop that meets your needs

The first step in picking out a new laptop starts with the student.

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14 Jul: Making your college living space your own

Moving into a dorm room or an apartment can be an exciting time for students going back to school. And for many, it’s the first time to truly personalize their own living space.

We know it can be a challenge to figure out what you need for your living space, but Best Buy is here to help with expert advice and all of the latest tech essentials.

We compiled a list of some top tech to help build the perfect living space while you’re at school.

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18 Aug: He’s A High School Teacher By Day, Tech Expert By Night

A full-time teacher, part-time tech expert and a father of five all walk into a room. His name is Justin.

Justin Feil has devoted the past decade to educating and inspiring future generations. From teaching toddlers to schooling seniors, he’s made a difference for hundreds of students, most recently as a special education teacher in Bakersfield, California.

“I absolutely love challenging these students to learn, grow and be their best selves,” he said.

Justin has a lot on his plate right now.

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18 Aug: Best Buy Education Helps Schools — Not Just Students — Prepare For Distance Learning

With the school year fast approaching, a Texas school district was scrambling to find the technology required for students to engage in distance learning during the pandemic.

The district needed Chromebooks. Lots of them.

Administrators placed an order with their usual tech provider, only to learn that company wouldn’t be able to fulfill it in time for the start of school. So, they turned to Best Buy for help.

Four business days later, they had secured almost 1,700 Chromebooks for their school.

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17 Aug: Bronx Store Manager Sets Out To Show What’s Possible

Growing up in the Bronx, Kufre “Archie” Mbatt didn’t see many people who looked like him in leadership roles. So, he was determined to set the example for others.

Archie, the son of Nigerian immigrants, worked hard to achieve that dream. And he’s now the general manager of a Best Buy store in the New York City borough.

“You hear growing up that you’re not going to make it,” he said. “It made me work a little bit harder. I wanted to do that for people in the city and at Best Buy to show them that it’s possible.”

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31 Jul: Best Buy Launches Parent Hub To Help Prep For Virtual Learning

With many states and school districts embracing distance learning because of the pandemic, many parents might soon find themselves working from home while also helping to manage their kids’ virtual schooling.

To help, we’ve launched a new Parent Hub on Best Buy.com. It’s a one-stop resource for exploring all the tech and tips you need to prepare for a new way of learning.

The site includes tech recommendations for distance learning, including laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi routers and computer accessories. Plus, there are tech tip videos and other resources that are designed to help parents’ get the most out of their tech.

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22 Jul: 5 Tips For Choosing The Right Laptop For Learning From Home

As school districts across the country announce what classrooms will look like this fall, parents and students are gearing up for the new normal.

If you’re learning from home and spending even more time online, it might be time to upgrade your technology to make sure you’re getting the most out of your virtual classroom.

Here’s some helpful advice from Geek Squad Agent Derek Meister for what to look for in a new laptop.

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The operating system is the core of your laptop.

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10 Jul: The Best Back-To-School Tech For Our New Normal

Preparing to go back to school is sure to look a bit different this year amid the lingering uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But regardless of whether classes happen in person or online, the latest technology will be just as essential — or more so — than ever for this new normal in the way students learn. From that essential laptop for doing your homework to instant film cameras for capturing all the memories at school, Best Buy has you covered.

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10 Jul: How To Choose The Right Laptop For Going Back To School

Best Buy experts provide helpful tips for their fellow students.

With the start of school just around the corner, it’s time for students to find the right laptop to meet their needs — whether they’ll be learning in the classroom or from home this year.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a new computer for college. But regardless of your major or how much you’re willing to spend, there are plenty of good options for everyone.

Here are some helpful tips from Best Buy employees who are doing double duty as college students.

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07 Aug: 3 easy recipes for cooking at college

College living doesn’t have to be the start of a diet consisting of ramen and macaroni and cheese.

Whether you’re in an apartment or dorm room this year, I’m here to let you know as a recent grad myself, there are options. If you have a microwave, mini fridge, mug and a few ingredients, you can eat like the aspiring foodie you deserve to be.

To help, here are three of my favorite food hacks that take little effort but reap (tasty) benefits.

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02 Aug: 3 tips to avoid college campus tech pitfalls

You’re about to head back to school. You have the computer that’s best for you and all the right tech and appliances for your dorm or apartment.

But campus life can be filled with unexpected tech pitfalls. Are you ready for them?

We talked with some Best Buy Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents who are in school themselves. They’ve identified three common tech pain points on campus and have some ideas on how to deal with them.

Printing perils

Depending on where you go to school, campus printers can be: outdated, hard to find or always in use.