Beneath the admittedly unattractive case, the Cyberpower Back to School Super Value desktop is a winner among its budget brethren for its dual-core processor and upgradability.
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Our back-to-school guide will show you something worth your time and money.
It's not the most polished desktop we've seen, but for $899, the iBuyPower Back to School PC presents an attractive starter system that's ready for the dorm room.
The manufacturer sells this product directly from its Web site, where you can find configuration and pricing information.
New desktops in the Pavilion and Envy and lines cover everything from basic schoolwork to 4K video.
In 14, 15, and 17-inch versions, you get a choice of processors, screen types and colors.
The right tech tools can help high school and college students on the go stay connected and powered up. Increasingly busy schedules mean there's no time to wait for a dead battery to charge. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends a few useful school gadgets that fit neatly into a purse or backpack.
The Fix team offers essential tips on setting up your MacBook, insights on how to search Google like a pro, and ways to learn a new language for free.
School supplies no longer mean some pencils and erasers. Expensive gadgets like laptops and tablets have stepped in. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on great student discounts offered by major tech retailers as the first class bell gets ready to ring.
The gang from CNET's The Fix get together to offer some tips for students heading back to school.
Cables. Chargers. Headphones. They're the lifeblood of your tech lifestyle, but it's easy to overpay for them. Thankfully, there are plenty of good deals out there: here are the best ones for under $25.
Time to hit the books, but not without a few apps to help you out this school year.