This guide is mostly basics; for incoming students who have special needs (like, say, graphic designers, or hardcore gamers, or musicians), you'll need different equipment. But you already know if you'll need specialized stuff, so this guide is for those who don't have special needs. If you're not a photographer, we've got a good camera recommendation to get you started. If you're not a gamer, we've got the laptop that'll be the best for most people. And everything is recommended with an eye on price: we won't recommend something that's the best if there's something that's also great and half the price. You're not a millionaire, after all; chances are you're going to be broke for the next few years.