One of the questions I get asked a lot is what exactly does a student need to live comfortably in a shared apartment or in a dorm room. There are a lot of things that prospective students need, but here are a few that I thought would really make a difference by making life a little easier. 1. Laptop
Love 'em or hate 'em, laptops are here to stay, even though other computing products like tablets are becoming very popular. The mistake that most people make when purchasing a laptop is underestimating how heavy it is when you're carrying it around. It's best to stick to 12-15-inch laptops that don't take up too much space. 17-inch laptops are powerhouses, but they are harder to carry around daily.
2. All-in-One Computer
Whether it's an iMac or a PC-based all-in-one, these computers are great as media hubs. iMacs come in 27-inch models, so they can easily double as your main screen for watching your shows and playing your video games. It's also nice to give the laptop a rest after having used it all day. Another option would involve skipping the laptop all together and just using a computer at home and one at school, in the computer labs.