CTV Tech Talk: Back to school gear for college students: Apple, Beats, HP, Targus


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Heading back to college or university means sourcing out some gear that can provide all the computing power you need, while being easy to use too.  This time on CTV Tech Talk, we looked at a laptop, tablet, and some other tech that can help make school assignments and studying easier.

Apple Macbook Pro

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar  has top-end specs and is fantastic for software engineer enthusiasts, creative individuals and students who need larger software files. Recently refreshed in June it’s faster and more powerful than ever before. The Touch Bar changes, based on the program you’re using, and it’s got Siri inside too for handsfree seraches and school research.

Apple iPad Pro 10.5″

iPad Pro is more powerful than most PC laptops, yet is simple to use. It’s got a redesigned Retina display and the “world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” according to Apple. It’s the perfect studying and note-taking companion, not to mention a creative’s dreams for sketching, drawing and doodles. Use it with the new Apple Pencil.

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones 

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones: When it’s time to hunker down on the books and tune the world out, Beats Solo3 Wireless On-ear Headphones do the trick to play your favourite tunes. Available in several colours, postsecondary students get Beats free with purchase of Mac or iPad Pro (minus Mac mini).

HP Envy 7640 wireless printer with AirPrint

HP ENVY 7640 e-All-in-One Printer: AirPrint lets you print easily and wirelessly to all your Apple devices.  Since this printer is a copier, scanner, fax and photo printer too, it’s ultra versatile.hp envy printer

Targus Mobile VIP Backpack

 One of my favourite new tech haulers, this versatile and comfortable backpack is perfect for back to school.
Read my full review of the backpack here.
What’s your must have for back to school? Or what was it in your day? Share in comments below.

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