Good old grandpa may have carried a backpack to school uphill both ways in the snow, but you know better. Just because studying is hard work doesn't mean it has to be an uphill fight. Add the right tech tools to your arsenal and school life will get easier, smoother and—dare we say it—almost fun.
Smarten Up Your Smartphone
Sure, if you just want to keep in touch with friends and family, any old phone will do—but get a truly smart smartphone, such as the Galaxy S® 5, and the sky's the limit. Even if you forget everything else at home, you'll be able to keep track of your schedule, take notes and look up information online. The large, full-HD screen adapts to light conditions, removing the need to squint in sunlight and ensuring you won't be a glaringly obvious light beacon if you check your texts in the middle of class. (Hey, we're not judging.)
Tablet in Tow
With a tablet, you get almost all the same functionality, minus phone calls and texts, along with an independent battery life. Whether you choose the Galaxy Tab® 4 8.0, Galaxy Tab S® 10.5 or Galaxy Note® Pro 12.2, you also get more screen real estate to work with, as well as the ability to run multiple apps side by side using Multi Window mode.
Come on Get App-y
Need apps? Visit the education section of the Samsung Apps repository and you'll be spoiled for choice, no matter what you're studying. The same apps will work on both your phone and your tablet, so you won't need to relearn everything and waste time you'd otherwise spend studying (or having fun). Once you're done studying, or when you're taking a break, you can relax with all the fun apps found in the other sections of the repository. After all, you know what they say about all work and no fun.
Upgrade Your Laptop
If you like the idea of a laptop but you often find yourself somewhere without an Internet connection or simply want more versatility, get the equally speedy and lightweight ATIV Book 9 Lite. This sleek laptop runs Windows®, so you can install all the programs you need. What's more, its bright, high-definition display has a hidden secret—it also works as a touchscreen, so you don't have to fiddle around with the touchpad if all you want to do is launch an app, zoom in on an image or scroll.
Your laptop's screen works brilliantly when you're on the go, but when you're at home, your eyes will benefit from working on a Samsung UHD Monitor. In addition to the crystal-clear picture, this monitor includes Picture-in-Picture technology, which makes it easier to watch videos while working on your essays; additionally, its Picture-by-Picture feature means you can connect both a desktop computer and your laptop to it simultaneously, removing the need to constantly check two different monitors. Once you're done studying, you can connect your gaming consoles to it and enjoy all your favorite games in glorious high definition.
The Little Printer That Could
In a perfect world, your school would accept assignments and other documents by email or via the cloud. In the real world, though, you need something like the Samsung Printer Xpress to swiftly print versions of your essays. This compact laser printer can produce up to 19 pages per minute without sacrificing quality, so even your longest essays won't take an eternity to print. Further, it supports a wide variety of paper types; the included scanner and copier functionality are just icing on the cake.
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