Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8 Get PCs, Devices Ready for Back to School

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-08-16
 
 
 

Acer Aspire S3

At 13mm, the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is one of the thinnest Windows 7-based notebooks on the market. Enjoy life on the go with Innovative Acer Green Instant-On technology, which provides instant-resume functionality and ensures battery longevity, while Acer Instant Connect delivers Internet access in 2.5 seconds. This techno-wonder comes in an ultra-aerodynamic, super-slim design, yet delivers everything you expect from a standard-size notebook.

Acer Aspire S3

ASUS K55 Series

The new K55 series notebook offers an expressive combination of technology and style, featuring a host of convenient features that translates into an incredible value. It also boasts Super Hybrid Engine II with exclusive instant-on functionality, which resumes in just two seconds from sleep ensuring that you are always connected.

ASUS K55 Series

Dell XPS 13

Weighing less than 3 pounds, the XPS 13 Ultrabook is perfect for the student headed back to school. Featuring high-performance computing and thoughtful design, the XPS 13 offers bonded Corning Gorilla Glass for exceptional durability, while the razor-thin bezel and sleek form factor puts a 13-inch screen in a portable 11-inch footprint. Additional features include a unique, cool-to-the-touch carbon fiber base; a full-size, backlit keyboard; Windows 7; rapid-response solid-state drive (SSD); powerful Core i3, i5 and i7 processors; and a brilliant high-definition WLED 300-nit display.

Dell XPS 13

HP ENVY Ultrabook 4

The HP ENVY Ultrabook 4 is ideal for students whose schedules keep them on their feet from morning to night. Weighing a scant 4 pounds and measuring 1 inch thin, the HP ENVY Ultrabook 4 can go a full day without recharging, all while students listen to music with Beats Audio, look through photos and watch videos.

HP ENVY Ultrabook 4

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook

The affordable IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook, available in a range of colors, uniquely combines a super-slim design with intelligent features such as the Lenovo Smart Update that downloads your emails even while in sleep mode. An extended battery life of up to seven hours makes sure you are on top of your game, even while on the go.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook

Samsung Series 5 Ultra

Be inspired at work or play. The Series 5 Ultra's careful design features simple connectivity, a stunning form and a breathtaking display.

Samsung Series 5 Ultra

Sony VAIO T

The T Series Ultrabook has big-time battery life in a slender form factor that goes anywhere—from bedroom to classroom. With instant response, the moment you open the lid, not to mention plenty of performance and full-fledged connectivity wrapped up in a beautiful brushed-aluminum design, every student will love to show off.

Sony VAIO T

Toshiba Satellite U845

Toshiba's newly announced Satellite U845 Ultrabook is bringing high-end performance to students this year, without burdening their backpacks, weighing in at just 4 pounds. The Satellite U845 brings everyday productivity and entertainment to a thin and light design with great battery life at a highly affordable price.

Toshiba Satellite U845

Vizio Thin + Light Pcs

The Vizio Thin + Light PCs are available in both 14- and 15.6-inch screen sizes so you can fit your PC to your lifestyle, not the other way around. Stylish, thin and light, but powerful enough to run your most demanding applications, this impossibly slim PC easily slips into a purse, briefcase or backpack. This is more than just another pretty case; there's plenty of power under the hood, thanks to third-generation Intel Core processors. Combined with crystal-clear HD screen and expertly tuned audio, Vizio Thin + Light PCs are great for watching movies or editing videos. Lightweight, durable, unibody aluminum design makes transporting your digital life a snap.

Vizio Thin + Light Pcs

Nokia Lumia 900

Give your kids a phone that's as unique as they are. Windows Phone is the only phone with Live Tiles that kids can design to reflect their interests and personality. It gives them the information that matters most—from friend updates and photos to soccer practice reminders. The Nokia Lumia 900 with speed connectivity and high-res imaging is a brilliant choice for back to school. With Nokia's largest display, at 4.3 inches, it delivers a rich content experience from a phone that still fits easily in your hand.

Nokia Lumia 900

Wedge Touch Mouse

The Wedge Touch Mouse is perfect for your mobile lifestyle. Small enough to fit in your pocket, it is designed for smooth use with Windows 8, providing four-way touch scrolling and navigation at your fingertips. Plus, it features BlueTrack Technology, so you can use it on virtually any surface, whether you're in a conference room, a coffee shop or at home on your couch. Its sleek design also comes free of cables or USB transceivers; you simply turn it on and connect it to your Bluetooth-enabled laptop or tablet for a clutter-free experience.

Wedge Touch Mouse

Wedge Mobile Keyboard

Tired of trying to type on your tablet screen? Make life easier with the Wedge Mobile Keyboard from Microsoft. Designed specifically for tablet users, the Wedge Mobile Keyboard includes some of the most commonly used Windows features, such as Windows 8 Hot Keys and built-in media keys. Plus, it has a durable cover that not only protects your keyboard from scratches but also quickly converts into a tablet stand. It also uses Bluetooth technology, so you can wirelessly connect to your tablet without a cable or transceiver.

Wedge Mobile Keyboard

LifeCam Studio

The LifeCam Studio sets a new standard in the LifeCam family featuring Microsoft's first true 1080p sensor, crystal-clear video at virtually any resolution, premium optics, improved autofocus and a high-precision glass element lens for superior clarity. When you can't be there to share your life's big moments in person, LifeCam studio delivers the next best thing.

LifeCam Studio

Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Limited Edition Artist Series

Show off your personal style by sporting your mouse of choice. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Limited Edition Artist Series combines precision, portability and style with its newest designs by this season's hottest artists. This mouse is perfect for life on-the-go: It features a battery life of up to eight months and BlueTrack technology so you can work, browse and play on any surface. Plus, its snap-in Nano transceiver lets you remain plugged into your computer at all times, giving you clutter-free portability and wireless freedom in a comfortable, compact and stylish mouse.

Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Limited Edition Artist Series

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