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Best Back to School Tech 2022!

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  • Published on Aug 7, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • Thanks to @Best Buy for sponsoring today's video! Check out the tech I showed off on my Best Buy storefront at bestbuy.7tiv.net/XxarBG or at the links below.
    Dell XPS 15 Laptop: bestbuy.7tiv.net/P0QADM
    M2 MacBook Air: bestbuy.7tiv.net/7m6DNV
    Samsung Galaxy QLED Chromebook 2: bestbuy.7tiv.net/QO9GQ9
    Logitech MX Master Mouse 3S: bestbuy.7tiv.net/x9KmG3
    Apple iPad Air 4th Gen: bestbuy.7tiv.net/5bdqNo
    Apple Pencil 2nd Gen: bestbuy.7tiv.net/e40QW6
    Samsung Galaxy S22 Smartphone: bestbuy.7tiv.net/e40Q71
    Samsung Galaxyt S21 Ultra Smartphone: bestbuy.7tiv.net/ORDaAZ
    OttLite Office Desk Lamp with Qi Charging: bestbuy.7tiv.net/rnK0Pd
    Belkin 3-in-1 Charging Dock: bestbuy.7tiv.net/qnK0jq
    Sony WH1000XM4 ANC Headphones: bestbuy.7tiv.net/AoOA6K
    Beats Studio Buds: bestbuy.7tiv.net/9W69YY
    Links in the description are affiliate links, which means I will earn a small commission if you make a purchase through these links.
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Comments • 5 413

  • Kanav
    Kanav  +27

    Guys, a quick note that you do NOT need all the high-end tech in order to do well at college. If you can (and you should), save as much money as you can while at college, pay your tuition in full and student loans as soon as possible instead of spending on liabilities like gadgets. Get the bare minimum you need and only spend money on products you know you are going to be using for 4-6 years (such as laptop). Don't overspend on phone, headphones, lamps, tablets, etc.

  • Jack Wiegmann

    this is hilarious. i was in a focus group over 4 years ago for Best Buy where they were asking college students how to advertise for Back to School. One of the kids next to me said "Maybe you should have someone like MKBHD talk about your products". Well... here we are

  • Nech P
    Nech P  +584

    BEST BUY: We want to sponsor a back to school type video. But you can only push the high end stuff.

  • TheCanasian

    Shoutout to my OnePlus phone and Huawei laptop for getting me through university feeling premium for MUCH less. Bonus ups for Ikea's articulating lamps ($20 and I can see all my homework incredibly well without eye strain), the old door I refinished to use as a desktop, and wired earbuds under hardware store earmuffs as my "noise-cancelling headphones." And the same 2 sets of Hanes underwear from target for also lasting the whole ride.

  • Tsr Rzf
    Tsr Rzf  +259

    You don't necessarily need the high-end and latest tech for University. I used a 2009 macbook pro throughout my years at uni , had an iphone 6 and it worked out just fine. What's important is to remain focused on getting that degree and graduating.

  • Noir
    Noir  +157

    Hey everyone. Good take on the video and love the recommendations. If you plan on making another video such as this, maybe you can also include some more budget options and best value options.

  • Trueno Ong

    Most of the items you recommend are pretty pricey for a student. I'm not a student myself anymore but if I were one, more budget alternatives would make this video a lot better!

  • David Álvarez Lombardi

    this is an insanely out-of-touch list ... everything is at LEAST 2x what most students can responsibly afford

  • Sai Nair
    Sai Nair  +155

    I have used Galaxy Tab S7 during my Ph.D. It's been a lifesaver for me. First of all, it is really good for reading journals, note taking and scribbling on the pdf's, secondly, it doesn't strain your eye that much when you use a computer or a laptop always at a fixed distance, thirdly you get the premium version of noteshelf free with Tab s7 and lastly if you are from a STEM background and use a lot of illustrations or flow process diagrams, you can draw those easily with the stylus on Tab s7. I choose tab s7 over Apple Ipad Air for its ease of use, user interface, and cost (you get stylus for free with Tab S7 and in most cases keyboard too with a huge student discount).

  • Ted W
    Ted W  +139

    Everyone has been saying it but I’ll throw my hat in as well. To any prospective college students, you DO NOT need to spend money on flagship products. I am about to graduate with a business degree and have been using a 7 year old laptop and the base iPad from late 2020. Both products have worked flawlessly and I have no intention of replacing them. The recommendations listed are ones I would never be able to afford even with my job I’m working as well. Do your own research on forums to see what your peers say the best value product is. I promise that if you buy a flagship product you will quickly see that you did not need it.

  • Ronald
    Ronald  +19

    I got through my 4 years of CS engineering with my then 4 year old Lenovo laptop. By the time I finished college it was 8 years old and doing pretty well. I still remember attening my first job onboarding on that machine.

  • BSucculent
    BSucculent  +128

    Personally I feel like this is really out of touch. Most students won't be able to afford these. In case anyone needs it: I believe Dave2D's back to school video are honestly the best ones I've seen on the topic. Consider checking them out too before making a purchase decision.

  • Ziyan Yang

    As people are saying, even if you are in software engineering or a computer science major, you don't need very high end tech to complete the courses. Most of the time, the university has enough lab equipment to let you finish your work.

  • benji richter

    Pairing with Best Buy only limits honest recommendations. Would be a lot cooler to see unique products found all over a bigger marketplace like Amazon

  • Ivy
    Ivy 28 days ago +1

    let me just say your videos are always on point like alwaysssss & about 2 years ago you were the reason i got the mx 3, it’s still doing incredibly well & i can’t thank you enough!

  • GreyNade
    GreyNade  +53

    My recommendation instead-

  • DraftierInfern0

    As an engineering student, the iPad and Apple Pencil have saved my back. I used to carry three or four thick spiral ring notebooks and it was so much to carry around especially living far off campus.

  • jenesuispasbavard

    The Logitech MX Master's one fatal flaw is that it's

  • bubbygold
    bubbygold  +254

    Probably one of the most heavily guided sponsor videos of MKBHD.

  • Anonymous 1

    I graduated with a degree in electrical engineering last year. If I were to go back, I'd get an iPad or a Surface Pro to take notes. It was always stressful taking notes in electronics classes when profs would solve circuits by erasing and drawing over their work before I got a chance to draw it in my notebook. It would have been so much easier to take notes if I could copy and rearrange things on a notes app