Top 10 Best Gaming - Back To School 2018

When it comes to going back to school, many people think that they need a new laptop, maybe some notebooks to take notes or a new backpack. But you also need some gaming in there, so that when it's time to take a break from studying, or its the weekend, you can actually unwind and relieve some stress. Luckily there are plenty of different gaming consoles available, and we have listed the top ten best consoles as well as some other gaming products that are worth picking up. That includes gaming headsets, a TV, other streaming media set-top boxes and much more.

The PlayStation 4 Slim is a great console to pick up, since it is rather slim, and also pretty cheap, but it also has around 1TB of storage here. So you're going to have plenty of space for storing games on your console and other apps. The PlayStation 4 Slim is smaller which is good for a dorm room, since you won't have a ton of space in your room in the first place. It also has a slew of games available, with plenty more coming in the next few months. Another pickup that would go great with the PlayStation 4 Slim is going to be a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus. With PlayStation Plus, you are going to be able to play online against other people - including your friends - as well as getting free games each and every month. Sony includes about two to three free games each month for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

All of the gaming products that are listed below are definitely worth picking up for going back to school this year. Whether you are moving in on campus, or staying home and commuting to school everyday. Gaming allows you to relieve some stress after a big test like a mid-term or a final, which is definitely useful.

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB

The Sony PlayStation 4 Slim is a great console to take back to school this year, and this particular model comes with 1TB of space, which is plenty of space for you to store games, apps and so much more. The PlayStation 4 Slim is a great console since you can play plenty of games on it, as well as watch all types of movies and TV Shows, including PlayStation VUE for streaming TV.


The NVIDIA SHIELD TV is a great console as well, and slightly cheaper than the PlayStation 4 Slim. The NVIDIA SHIELD TV is an Android TV-based set-top box here, and it sports plenty of gaming titles as well - and even comes with a game controller. You'll find plenty of great apps available on the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, and you can also watch your favorite shows on Netflix, Google Play Movies & TV and so much more.

Logitech G430 7.1 DTS Headphone

This is one of the best gaming headsets out there, it's the Logitech G430, which is a 7.1 DTS compatible headset, that has Dolby Surround Sound. So you're going to feel like you are actually in the game, instead of just sitting in your dorm or at home, playing the game.

Xbox One S 1TB Console - Starter Bundle

This starter bundle that Microsoft has put together here is actually pretty impressive. It comes with the Xbox One S 1TB Console, as well as a wireless controller, three months of Xbox Game Pass, three months of Xbox Live Gold, and the HDMI cable and power cable. With Xbox Game Pass, you are going to be able to instantly stream over 10 different games, for a low monthly fee, which makes it more than worth it.

Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

This TV is going to be great for gaming, since it is a 4K TV, but it also has Fire TV built-in. So if you are a casual gamer, then you'll be all set with this TV. And that's because Fire TV comes with some Android games available. Nothing that's super graphic intensive like what you'd find on the Xbox One S or the PlayStation 4 Slim though.

Razer Blade Stealth

Gaming isn't just about consoles, many still play games on PCs and the Razer Blade Stealth is definitely the best option for gaming these days. It sports a 13.3-inch Quad HD display, powered by an Intel Core i7-8550U, with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. So it'll be great for playing all sorts of Steam-powered games on, while you are taking a study break.

Turtle Beach - Ear Force Recon 50P Stereo Gaming Headset

This headset from Turtle Beach is made for the PlayStation 4, but it is also very comfortable. So you'll be able to wear this for hours of Fortnite playing and never get uncomfortable, which is actually a pretty big deal, when you think about it. This is a wired headset, so you also won't need to worry about plugging it in.

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is one of the best gaming consoles to get right now. This is because it is a portable console, that you can take anywhere. It can also be docked and played on the big screen. Not to mention the fact that Nintendo Switch has a slew of exclusives, including the Super Mario franchise, so you can play Mario Kart all day long.

1 Year PlayStation Plus Membership

PlayStation Plus is a must-have membership for any PlayStation user, this is because it allows you to play others online, but you also get a free game or two every single month. And for just around $5 per month, it's definitely worth picking up, so you can play online your friends no matter where they are.

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