Starting college comes with a lot of new and exciting challenges—and while distance learning in response to the global pandemic may not have been the higher education right of passage many prospective new students had anticipated, like anything else, the learning curve can be mastered if you’re willing to embrace the challenge ... and you have the right tools for the job.
We’ve been doing some digging to find the best back to school tech deals to make getting an education online (or tackling a hybrid or distance-learning model) as efficient and frustration-free as possible.
From laptops under $250 to the best small printers under $100 (you’ll thank us later—trust), here are some of the best sales we could find at Walmart this week.
The best Walmart tech deals for back to school
HP ENVY 5055 All-in-One Printer With Mobile Printing | Was $99.99, now $84.99
While a printer isn’t the most exciting piece of tech out there, you’d be surprised by how often you’ll actually put it to use—lengthy papers and other study material is much more pleasant to read and physically highlight than flipping between digital pages.View Deal
Acer Chromebook 14, Intel Atom x5-E8000 Quad-Core Processor | Was $299, now $229
Whether you prefer the comfort of a desktop computer or you do your best work curled up on the couch (no shame), having a reliable laptop that you can easily throw in your bag is a must for college—and this one happens to be on offer for just $229.View Deal
Google Home Max | Was $399, now $299
You’d be surprised by how helpful having a virtual assistant like a Google Home can be when it comes to staying on top of assignments and developing healthy work-from-home routines. Currently $100 off retail price, this handy smart home will allow you to set timers and reminders, play audiobooks from your syllabus, and more.View Deal
Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones | Was $299.95, now $229.95
If you’re currently living at home or with roommates, you’ll want to make sure you have a decent pair of noise cancelling headphones. The Beats Solo Pro block out any and all at-home noises and are currently a generous $70 off at Walmart.View Deal
Rock Stylus Pens Active Smart Digital Pencil | Was $26.99, now $19.99
You’d be surprised by how much a stylus comes in handy during online lectures and study dates. At less than $20, this smart pencil allows you to transcribe your handwriting directly to your screen, making it quick and easy to take notes and jot down ideas.View Deal
EVOO 11.6" 2-in-1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop | Was $249.99, now $169
Trying to decide between a laptop and a tablet? Why not do both! At $169, this convertible touchscreen laptop allows for the best of both worlds—which will come in handy as you toggle between writing term papers and tackling your reading list.View Deal