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®6 edge, 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. And with the Information Stream, you can slyly 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. With the Galaxy Tab® A, you also get more 9.7 inches of screen real estate to work with, as well as the ability to run multiple apps side by side using Multi Window mode.
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 Plus. This sleek laptop runs Windows® 8.1, 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 Simple LED Monitor. In addition to the crystal-clear picture, this monitor features ConnectShare™ USB, allowing you to watch your favorite videos from the drive directly on your LED monitor.
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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