We are so excited to share the latest back-to-school trends, and we teamed up with Microsoft as they shared their picks for the best PCs, smart phones, tablets, hardware and more that will help keep your student organized and connected with family, friends and their schoolwork, wherever they go!
1. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s: Flip, fold, or turn this ultra-versatile Windows 8 PC to keep your whole family productive and entertained throughout the school year! Price: $749.99
2. Skype Video Messaging: Communicating with the family has never been easier send encouragement before a big test, leave reminders for carpool pickup and share afterschool plans in the moment by leaving a Skype Video Message using your favorite PC, phone or tablet.
3. Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone: A smart phone that will make everyone happy! Equipped with an incredible 41MP camera and SkyDrive built in, your photos are automatically backed up so you dont have to fear losing family moments. Available in the U.S. July 26, other markets will follow. Price: $299 with a two-year contract at AT&T (pricing may vary).
4. Office 365 University: Access and review classwork with Office 365 and SkyDrive on your Windows PC or Windows Phone. There, students can store Word docs, OneNote notes, PowerPoint presentations and Excel files so they can access them from virtually anywhere. Price: $79.99 for a 4-year subscription.
5. Surface RT: Save space in your dorm room with this sleek tablet, featuring a built-in kickstand, attachable keyboard and high-resolution display perfect for taking notes in class or Skype Video chatting with friends at home. Price: $349.00
6. Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Limited Edition: Pick your favorite design and deck out your PC or tablet with this ultra-stylish accessory perfect for navigating Windows 8 and small enough to fit in your school bag. Price: $29.95
7. Nokia Lumia 521 Windows Phone: Calling all fashionistas who want to stay on budget without compromising cool. The first pre-paid Windows Phone comes with colorful Live Tiles and a killer camera to share photos instantly with friends. Price: $29.99 with 2-year contract at T-Mobile (pricing may vary).
8. ASUS VivoTab Smart: Great for creating content on the go! Take notes in class, watch movies, play games and more with 9.5 hours of battery life.
9. Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone: Equipped with a killer camera so you can capture every moment from homeroom to homecoming. And with SkyDrive built-in, your photos are automatically backed up so friends and family can access them across devices. Price: $99.99 with a two-year contract at Verizon (pricing may vary).
10. Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse and Wedge Mobile Keyboard: Small enough to carry in your school bag, these two are the perfect pair to navigate Windows 8 while on the go. Price: Wedge Touch Mouse $69.95; Wedge Mobile Keyboard $79.95
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