School is right around the corner, as you can tell from the plethora of back-to-school ads everywhere. The one thing that I am really looking to invest in this fall as I head back to college is a second monitor. Instead of trying to shrink down windows to all fit on one screen, an external monitor gives you more space to spread out all of your open documents or windows. This is especially helpful when you’re writing a paper and have to keep referring to academic articles.

And just in time for fall, HP has released two space-saving monitors that will be a great addition to any college student’s tech collection. You can read all about the nitty-gritty details and specs over at Maximum PC. But basically the two monitors are 21.5″ or 20″, costing $225 and $145, respectively. The larger, more expensive model also comes with two USB ports, a USB cable, dual microphones, and audio jacks.

I am about 99% sure that I will be purchasing one of these to help me be more productive this school year, so if you’re in the market for a second monitor, these are a great choice.

Do you use a second monitor at school? Which one do you use? Let us know in the comments!

[via Maximum PC]