Back to School
Are you headed back to school this autumn? ZDNET has researched and compared the top school supplies to consider. Whether it's a backpack or a laptop, our experts have curated all the must-have essentials so that you can quickly get what you need and focus on more important tasks at hand -- like decorating your dorm room, meeting friends, or studying for that first exam.
What is the best laptop for college and going back to school? The Apple MacBook Air is our top choice. We analyzed features like pricing, ratings, display, memory, and more to make our top picks.
The 5 best large tablets: Top picks for students
What is the best large tablet? ZDNET chose Apple's iPad Pro (2021). Back-to-school season doesn't always mean finding a device that's small and ultra-portable. Here's a list of tablets from Samsung, Microsoft, and Apple that offer a large-screen experience.
The 4 best cheap Windows laptops: Under $400 notebooks for students
What is the best cheap Windows laptop? The Acer Aspire 5 is our number one pick for its affordability, good processor, and sharp display. We did an in-depth analysis of the top Windows laptops under $400, focusing on display, battery life, processor, and storage to come up with the best and some honorable mentions.
The 5 best cheap earbuds: Find an affordable AirPods alternative for school
What are the best cheap earbuds? Our expert pick are the Raycon The Everyday earbuds for their impressive battery life, water resistance, and three sound profiles. While earbuds may not be at the top of everyone's school supply list, they can be a valuable tool for students attending hybrid or virtual classes or while studying.
The 5 best note-taking tablets: Top picks for students
What is the best note-taking tablet? Our top pick is Apple's iPad Air. The right tablet can do a lot of things, but one of the most important school tasks you need it for is taking notes, so we've rounded up the best note-taking tablets in time for back-to-school season.