Windows Central's back to school guide

It’s time to go back to school, and we’ll make sure you’re well-equipped. For many students, it’s time to hit the books again. Whether you’re loading up for your first time at high school, finding your stride in college, or you’re making the long haul in university graduate programs, we’ve got the best gear you can find for back to school season right here. Best tablets for students Some kind of tablet is a must-have for the school year. It’s perfect for taking notes in the middle of a lecture, doing your assigned reading, doing some quick research, and even working on your assignments thanks to a wealth of productivity tools. When moving around all day from class to class, you’ll be happy that it’s so light and portable. Microsoft Surface 3 The original Surface 3 tablet is still a solid choice for general use, whether it be managing school projects, taking notes, or doing research for your next big assignment. Available in both 64 and 128GB versions, it comes loaded with Windows 10 or a free upgrade if desired. The 10.8-inch display offers enough workspace while its Quad-Core Atom X7 processor handles multitasking rather well. If you’re not ready to dish out the cash for the Surface Pro 3 just yet, you can definitely save a dime with this perfectly-suitable tablet. Don’t forget about that awesome Surface Pen too.