Back to School – Buy New Tech or (Fix Up) Your Old Wreck?


No one likes the end of summer. For many people, it’s the end of beach days, late nights and vacations, and gearing up to go back to work or school. But fret not, here’s a list of this fall’s new tech gear and gadgets releases to keep you feeling sunny all the way till Christmas. And, if after summer expenses you’re a little light on cash, we can fix your broken or tired old technology to ensure you stay connected to the digital world. Keep reading to find out what’s ‘tech’-nically hot this fall.

MOTO G Smartphone

Wireless carriers are no longer subsidising the cost of the latest smartphones. Motorola’s new Moto G has a starting price of $179 but its features make it seem like a more expensive phone. It has a 5-inch display and a powerful 13 megapixel camera. It’s water resistant and has an SD slot for memory expansion. And students will love the all-day battery life.

Lenovo LaVie Z Laptop

Lenovo’s LaVie Z is the lightest 13-inch laptop you can buy right now, weighing in at just 1.87 pounds. But don’t let its lightness fool you; it has plenty of power with a 5th generation Intel core i7 processor and a 13.3-inch QHD display. It comes with Windows 8.1 and plenty of USB ports and HDMI. Battery life is about 6-8 hours, with a price of around $1,199.

Google Nexus 6

Stay connected to your work and play with the Google Nexus 6. Yes, this $499 Android phone is expensive, but think of it as a worthy investment to your 4-year college experience. Of course there are less expensive ways to get the latest, greatest Google phone — with 32GB of storage, a long-lasting 3220Ah battery, and AMOLED display — but the best way to make it stick to your budget is to use it on Project Fi. A Google-run mobile network that offers pay-as-you-go data, Project Fi is currently only available on the Nexus 6, and is excellent for people frequent switching Wi-Fi connections.

Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z580CA

The Asus ZenPad is an awesome 8-inch tablet, running Android 5.0 Lollipop. It weighs less than a pound, and has front and rear cameras for selfies and Skype. It also features colour enhancement, with the ASUS Splendid app allowing you to automatically enhance and adjust the colours on the screen. The ZenPad features a front speaker with DTS HD Premium Sound for listening to music and videos and the battery should last about 8 hours on a charge. Price starts at $199.

Samsung Galaxy S6

This sleek metal and glass unibody device is an absolute powerhouse with its in-house processing package, with the smooth performance helped along by the toned-down software experience. It has a great Quad HD Super AMOLED display, and one of the best camera experiences around on a smartphone. It’s expensive, though, at $599.

Google Chromecast

The Google Chromecast HDMI streaming stick lets you stream your online video and music to your TV from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, with support for Android and iOS devices and Chrome for Mac and Windows. It’s easy – all you do is plug the device into the HDMI port of the TV, connect it to your Wi-Fi network and follow the easy instructions. Its affordable price point of $29.99 currently makes it one of the best media streaming options available.

HP Envy 4500 e-All-In-One-Printer

No need to visit the library or go to an e-cafe – hook your study space up with this all-in-one printer, copier and scanner from HP. The HP Envy 4500 is wireless, so users can also print right from their smartphone or tablet. The printer retails for $59.98, and for an additional $2.99, students can sign up for the HP Instant Ink service that orders ink when it detects it’s running low.

So there’s some ideas if you’re looking for something brand spanking new. Or if you want to fix up of your ole faithful laptop or tablet, then drop by Repair Express today. We fix all makes and models of mobile devices, phones, and tablets from all the major manufacturers – iPhone, Android, Samsung, Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola and more. Unlocking, water damage, screen replacements, parts and modifications – you name it, we have you covered.

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