College students tote a ton of technology when they head off to school. Here are 10 more gadgets and apps worth throwing in the backpack.
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Ralph Ambrose, programmer analyst for Academic Information Systems at UC Riverside, is checking out dual-boot tablet/laptop hybrids, including upcoming systems from Samsung (the Ativ Q) and Asus (the Transformer Book Trio). These systems run both Windows 8 and Android, enabling users to switch back and forth between OSes and opening up a slew of apps options. Ambrose noted that the Microsoft Surface Pro (don't get RT, he warned), which has an attachable keyboard for writing papers, is also worth checking out. "I think the laptop/tablet hybrid is going to replace the traditional laptop," he predicted.
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