Best Budget Laptops, Motherboards, Video Cards Announced by 10rate

10rate editors collaborate to find the best of the best when it comes to laptops for students, motherboards, graphics cards, gaming mice, and GPS devices

ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It's the time of the year for students to begin thinking about the computers they will be working with for upcoming semesters of college and grade school. These decisions impact everyday throughout the year, so they are important. What's more important is finding the best deal for these devices. 10rate editors Jon Bannister and Brian Jones have put together lists of the best laptops, computer components, mice, and even GPS navigators to take the guess work out of the shopping experience. The products were given ratings from 1 to 10 based on different criteria and awarded editor's choice awards for Best Quality, Best Value, and Best Budget.


A student's computer is probably their most important tool for school. All sorts of assignments are completed digitally whether it be research papers, photo editing, or programming. Jon Bannister's Best Budget Laptop list gives the Samsung's Chromebook the editor's choice award for best budget product. In his review he says, "For just over $200 you get an 11.6 inch screen enabled with wifi and the slick Chrome operating system. We believe it could make a great portable candidate for a student who needs a basic machine for internet research and word processing. That is the key. This isn't for heavy computing or design work."

For those who are more interested in building their own machines for logging in, Brian Jones rated the best motherboards and graphics cards. These two components are critical to having a highly functional machine that will last. The Motherboards Ratings list gives the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO the top spot on the list. Brian noted that it is on the expensive side but it "will provide the means to make a serious powerhouse of a computer. The features will blow your mind. It will support the latest Intel processors and it has a 32GB max of ram and multiple graphics card support."

On the video side of things, Brian gave the MSI GTX 660 Ti the award for best value. It ranked 2nd on the Graphics Card Reviews list because it "is a solid component for your gaming or home theater computer. The really unique thing about this particular card is MSI's Twin Frozr IV feature. The fans keep the card 14 degrees Celsius cooler and they run very quietly."

Students that are fortunate enough to have some off time typically will spend that time playing video games. The right mouse is one of the most important parts of being a successful gamer. The Razer Deathadder topped the Best Gaming Mice list with a rating of 9.5 and the best quality award. "The mouse is sleek in design and will fit your hand perfectly with its ergonomic right-handed design, allowing for hours of play without it becoming uncomfortable. Paired with a 3500DPI infrared sensor, you have 4x the precision of a normal mouse," Jon said in his review.

Students that are traveling out of state for school or in unfamiliar areas are going to need a helping hand when it comes to directions. Steve Holdgren created the Best Car GPS Device list in order to help students find the best one for their needs. The TomTom START 50M was his best budget choice with a price tag of less than $100. conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes "Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life." The company's web site strives to "Make it Easy" to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the companies expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the companies editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.

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