PCR's guide to Back to School hardware, software and accessories

A look at the latest tech products for students
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As students prepare to return to school or start university around September time, PCR takes a look at the latest back to school hardware, software and accessories available on the market for retailers to stock.

RICOH GELJET MULTI FUNCTION PRINTER
Distributor: Northamber
The GelJet multi function printer from Ricoh has a small footprint, full-front access and easy connectivity, including WiFi. Featuring Ricoh’s fast-drying Liquid Gel technology, the device is designed to simplify colour printing.
Specs: Fax, copier, printer, scanner, up to 29 PPM, 1200x1200 DPI scanner.
SRP: £145

MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY
Distributor: Westcoast
Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display comes with an LED-backlit display with IPS technology and 2560x1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch.
Specs: 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 3MB shared L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3: onboard memory.
SRP: £999

HANNSPAD SN1AT74 TABLET
Distributors: Exertis Micro-P, Midwich, Tech Data
Hannspree’s new HANNSpad tablet features a 10.1- inch IPS touch screen and Quad core power. It also boasts HDMI connectivity, Bluetooth, Android 4.4 OS, an 0.3MP front camera, 2MP rear camera, and 16GB of on board storage.
Specs: 10-point touch, 1280x800 pixel display, 1.3GHz Quad core processor, 1GB DDR3, WiFi, microSD, micro USB 2.0, mini HDMI.
SRP: £139

LOGITECH DESKTOP MK120
Distributor: Exertis Gem
This duo comprises of a high-definition optical mouse and a quiet typing keyboard. The mouse features 1,000 dpi and the keyboard is spill-resistant and can last up to 10 million keystrokes.
Specs: USB connections, plug and play, tilt legs, full size F-keys and number pad.
SRP: £14.99

IMAC
Distributor: Westocast
The iMac comes with a 21.5-inch LED-backlight display with IPS technology. It also features a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 3MB shared L3 cache.
Specs: 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory, 500GB hard drive, stereo speakers, dual microphone.
SRP: £899

MICROSOFT OFFICE HOME AND STUDENT
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis Micro-P
Microsoft Office Home and Student includes ready-to-use templates in Word, PowerPoint offers visual effects and media-editing features, Excel gives students spreadsheet tools to help simplify working with data, and One Note is for organising notes, files and resources.
Specs: Licence for one PC, 7GB of online storage in SkyDrive, free Office Web apps, UI optimised for touch, pen and keyboard.
SRP: £110

FUJITSU SCANSNAP SV600
Distributor: Northamber
This scanner enables users to scan any type of document. With its contactless scanning, the device is ideal for delicate manuscripts, and the integrated VI technology produces high-quality readability. The ScanSnap SV600 automatically corrects curved page distortion in bound documents up to 30mm deep.
Specs: USB 3.0, overhead scanner, A4 and A3, LED.
SRP: £469

DYNAMODE DH-878 HEADSET
Distributors: CCL Computers, Digitek
The Dynamode DH-878 is a surround sound headset with soft-padded ear cups and rare-earth speaker drivers. The headset can block ambient noise and features in-line volume control for remote audio adjustment. It requires no drivers so users can just plug in and play.
Specs: 20Hz-200KHz, mini jack, two-metre cord, 55dB+/-2dB microphone sensitivity, 32-OHM headphone impedance.
SRP: £3.69



ACER TRAVELMATE B113
Distributor: Northamber
Thin, light and featuring an 11.6-inch anti-glare display, the TravelMate B series is designed for travelling. This Windows 8 notebook comes with Intel processing, high-definition graphics and different security applications.
Specs: 11.6-inch display, Pentium Dual Core processor, 1.8Ghz, 4GB of RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 8.
SRP: £520

ILUV MULTICHARGER FOR TABLETS
Distributor: Direktek
Users can quickly charge up to ten iPads or tablets simultaneously with the iLuv Multicharger-X. It features a locking door to keep tablets safe and optional wheels can be bought separately to allow for easy portability. It also has a daisy-chain feature so users can link the unit to two additional multichargers to sync up to 30 devices at once.
Specs: Individual LED status indicators, built-in handles, power switch, ventilated sides, charge and sync modes.
SRP: £375

BROTHER HL-L8350CDW PRINTER
Distributors: Exertis Micro-P, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Northamber
This colour laser printer comes with a two-line LCD display, 250 sheet paper capacity and 128MB of memory. It is compatible with AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Brother iPrint&Scan.
Specs: 30ppm print speeds, super high yield 6k cartridge, USB, network and wireless connectivity.
SRP: £407

LMS DATA LMK-363 OPTICAL WIRELESS MOUSE
Distributors: CCL Computers, Digitek
With wireless-free connectivity via the 2.4Ghz protocol, the LMK-363 can connect to any vacant USB port on a Windows, Mac, Linux or Android device via the supplied USB wireless module. No software drivers are required and the mouse can be used by right or left handed users.
Specs: 2.4Ghz, USB wireless adapter, plug and play, 1,000dpi optical tracking, three buttons, scroll wheel.
SRP: £3.10

MANHATTAN STEREO HEADSET
Distributor: Northamber
The Manhattan Stereo Headset features padded foam ear cushions and a single headband, which can adjust to fit any listener. The inline rotary control fingertip provides quick volume adjustments and the long, durable cable helps maintain a reliable connection.
Specs: Binaural, wired, lightweight, ergonomic over the head design.
SRP: £12

NUANCE DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING HOME 12.0
Distributor: Exertis Gem
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12.0 speech recognition software lets you interact with your PC just by talking. Dragon is designed to be three times faster than typing. Users can dictate and edit documents, email and instant messages as well as Facebook and Twitter posts.
Specs: Adapt format rules, 99 per cent recognition accuracy, compatible with Windows applications.
SRP: £79.99

PROPER TV TROLLEY
Distributor: Direktek
This portable display TV trolley is suitable for 32-inch to 60-inch televisions. The stand includes a fixed TV bracket and a 6mm tempered glass shelf.
Specs: Solid sleet base, height adjustable TV mount.
SRP: £270

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LMS DATA K902M(UK) KEYBOARD
Distributors: CCL Computers, Digitek
The K902M(UK) comes with a full-size keyboard layout, separate cursor pad and numeric pad and features Windows specific shortcut keys. As well as Windows, it is also compatible with Mac, Android and works with the Raspberry Pi. Its thin and adjustable profile helps prevent common wrist straining.
Specs: Full-size UK keyboard, nine multimedia function keys, tilt legs, plug and play, 10 million keystroke operation.
SRP: £2.85

TARGUS SPORT LAPTOP BACKPACK
Distributor: Exertis Micro-P
The Sport Laptop Backpack features a padded compartment to protect laptops and notebooks up to 16 inches in size.
Specs: Heavy-duty fabric, padded shoulder straps, multiple pockets.
SRP: £47.99

LOGITECH M185 MOUSE
Distributor: Exertis Gem
This wireless mouse form Logitech boasts the reliability of a cord with wireless convenience. The included nano receives work right away without software needing to be installed.
Specs: Plug and play, one year battery life, contoured body, suitable for left or right hand.
SRP: £14.99

NORTON 360 MULTI DEVICE 2.0
Distributor: Exertis Gem
Norton’s 360 Multi-Device software offers protection for PC, Mac and mobile devices. Spam blocking keeps fraudulent emails out of your mailbox and users can backup files to recover data if devices are broken.
Specs: Spam blocking, identity safe, 25GB of online backup, safe web early-warning system.
SRP: £54.99

DYNAMODE 8-PORT HDMI SPLITTER
Distributor: CCL Computers, Digitek
The HDMI-SP-8 allows up to eight HDMI display devices to be connected to one HDMI source. The splitter is fully HDMI v1.4 compatible as well as being backward compliant with earlier HDMI specifications.
Specs: Auto support for 480p, 720p, 720i, 1080i and 1080p, 12-bit deep colour, up to 1600x1200 resolution, DolbyTrueHD, auto lip-sync, HDCP
SRP: £45



IRISCAN BOOK 3 HANDHELD SCANNER
Distributor: Northamber
Just sliding this scanner over a document will create a high resolution image instantly. The IRIScan Book 3 features a high quality optical sensor and wheels to help scan any document, no matter what the surface.
Specs: USB, 900 DPI, 13 seconds per page A4 scanner.
SRP: £75

BROTHER HL-L9200CDWT PRINTER
Distributors: Exertis Micro-P, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Northamber
Brother’s HL-L9200CDWT is a printer with a 4.5cm touchscreen LCD, automatic duplex, 128MB memory and USB host. It comes with cloud support and is also compatible with AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Brother iPrint&Scan.
Specs: 30ppm print speeds, super high yield 6k cartridge, cloud support, USB, network and wireless connectivity.
SRP: £659

3M PRIVACY FILTERS
Distributor: Direktek
3M’s gold Privacy Filters can be used by schools during exams and offer a sharper ‘privacy cut off’ than black filters. They prevent nearby people from viewing a screen at a certain angle.
Specs: Easy on/off attachment system, available for laptops and desktop monitors.
SRP: From £30

TRUST OSLO NOTEBOOK CARRY BAG
Distributor: Exertis Gem
With enough space to store a power supply and cables, the Oslo notebook carry bag has a large main compartment that fits most notebooks with screens up to 15.6 inches.
Specs: Protective soft padding, durable fabric, metal fittings.
SRP: £17.99

FUJI FINEPIX AX650 DIGITAL CAMERA
Distributor: Northamber
Designed for simplicity, the AX650 features a 16MP CCD sensor and a 5x optical zoom. It also features the SR AUTO function which allows the camera to automatically determine difficult shooting conditions.
Specs: 16MP camera, 5x optical zoom, rechargeable, 2.7-inch display, AA batteries.
SRP: £55

MCAFEE TOTAL PROTECTION 2014
Distributor: Exertis Gem
McAfee Total Protection offers antivirus and online threat protection. With this software you’ll get protection against identity theft, risks in social media, and hacking of your PC.
Specs: Spam filter, firewall, parental controls, anti- virus, anti-malware.
SRP: £69.99

CONTACT
Digitek 01254 703000
Direktek 01494 471 100
Entatech 0333 101 1000
Exertis Gem 01279 822 822
Exertis Micro-P 01282 776 776
Ingram Micro 0871 973 3000
Midwich 01379 649 200
Northamber 020 8296 7000
Tech Data 01256 788 000
Westcoast: 0118 912 6000

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