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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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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26 Jul: Here’s your study guide for those techy laptop terms


Shopping for a laptop can be tough, especially when you add technical terms into the mix.

But don’t worry, we have an expert to translate the jargon. 

That expert is Geek Squad Agent and college student Daniel Bellorin from Tallahassee, Florida. When it comes to understanding the lingo, he says, don’t be scared. “It seems like a lot of information, but once you learn what it all means, it can really help pick out the best laptop for you.”

Here are some common terms and what they mean.


12 Oct: This Computer Advice Is Top of the Class

By now you’ve settled into the school routine. But has your computer?

Whether you put off getting that new computer all summer or are realizing your old reliable might not be so reliable, there’s always  time to upgrade.

The perfect computer looks very different for every student. Some devices fit with specific majors and interests better than others. It can be overwhelming to know where to begin.

We did your homework for you and chatted with Blue Shirt Carl Smith about picking the right computer for your needs.

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28 Jul: Study Up on 5 Trends for Back to School

It seems like summer just started, but before we know it the kids will be loading up their backpacks and hopping on the bus for their first day of school.

That means it’s time for back-to-school shopping.

Here’s a quick look at a few of this year’s hottest trends.

1. People are shopping earlier, longer and spending more

While two-thirds of us plan to start our back-to-school shopping the same time as last year, 28 percent of shoppers said they planned to start earlier.


06 Jun: Here’s How to Pick the Perfect Laptop for Grads

For graduation season, there’s nothing that says “Yay, you did it!” quite like a new laptop. Not all high school grads wait until they are shipping off to campus to get their college computer.

Getting your laptop at the beginning of summer means more time getting acquainted with your new study-buddy (and procrastination-buddy). You know what they say: College is all about working hard … and playing hard too.

We chatted with Best Buy Blue Shirt and computer expert Jamie Orr from Brentwood, Tennessee, for advice on choosing the perfect laptop for grads.

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17 Aug: Laptop 101: Find the Computer That’s Right for You

A laptop is a critical tool for crushing it in school, but choosing the right one can be a challenge.

Let us help you. (After all, we are the nation’s No. 1 destination for laptops.)

We turned to expert Blue Shirt Steve Doiron, who works at our Best Buy store in Tempe, Arizona, just a mile from one of America’s largest universities. Here’s his advice for finding a laptop that will help you ace those classes (and provide some fun when you’re procrastinating).

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26 Aug: Christian Siriano Unveils Exclusive Collection of Tech Accessories at Best Buy

When you think about Christian Siriano, you probably think of your favorite celebrities wearing his gorgeous gowns on the red carpet. Soon, you can see his designs dress up your favorite tech devices – thanks to the new Christian Siriano for Best Buy collection.

The world-renowned designer and electronics retailer have partnered to bring shoppers a collection of cases for smartphones, tablets and laptops. All cost less than $60 and are available only at Best Buy.

“Customers want cases that show off their personal style,” said Patrick McGinnis, Vice President of Accessories at Best Buy.

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22 Aug: Back to School 101: Turn Shopping Into Savings

Back to school. This time of year can break the bank for parents and students, especially those heading off to college for the first time. But you don’t have to spend money like it’s going out of style.

There are the obvious expenses – tuition, books and housing – and then there are tech tools like a laptop or tablet you need for class assignments. And don’t forget the gear that makes your dorm room the perfect study retreat.

These costs may seem like you’ll be eating ramen noodles forever, but don’t worry.