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The most necessary college gear for any type of student

And more importantly, tech that will survive beyond your first year of school.

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College is already what some may call daunting, and that’s without the cloud of a pandemic looming overhead. Today’s students are looking forward to a particularly unorthodox school year. The good news? Most universities are considering more flexibility when it comes to remote learning, giving students the option to choose what works best for them. With modern solutions comes the need for modern technology — and preferably, something that doesn’t tap out after the first year.

Walmart is helping students find exactly that: the best in tech that will last through graduation, no matter what type of learning is on your horizon. From tablet assistants to 4K screens, Walmart’s selection of top tech is making back-to-school season easier, smarter, and surprisingly more fun. Check out our top picks below, and don’t sleep on these impressive deals. Once you’re set with classroom accessories, see what tech we’re loving for after school.

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Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch

Have you ever been so late to class that the professor called you out? Now, picture the same situation, but in an online classroom where it’s much harder to sneak in without notice. The Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch not only tells time (that is so 14th century) but also has a variety of helpful features for busy students. The built-in voice control lets you check the weather, set reminders, speak and receive text replies, and even monitor your sleep for peak final exam performance.
Price: $199.00-$199.95

ASUS VivoBook Flip 14" i3 2-in-1 Touch Laptop

A sleek, high-tech laptop is a no-brainer when it comes to back-to-school needs. The ASUS VivoBook Flip offers secure fingerprint access and an intuitive interface with a responsive 14" touch screen, keeping things simple (a.k.a no stylus to eventually misplace!). The 1920x1080 FHD resolution presents visuals in crisp clarity while 4G of built-in memory makes room for any games and programs (but let’s save the gaming for after class, yeah?).
Price: $399.00

Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6"

Chromebooks are famously light, easy, and fast, and this one is no different. The Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6" is perfect for students on-the-go, or ones who are looking to lighten up their at-home workspaces. Its compact design lets you stream, work, create, and play on a secure device designed for travel — whether to your next class or from couch to couch. Take it from a top reviewer: “You cannot go wrong with this computer.”
Price: $199.00

Logitech Compact Wireless Mouse

The convenience and functionality of a classic mouse is far underrated, especially when learning from home. Wireless mice help avoid the intricacies of a touchpad, combining the feeling of a desktop with the flexibility of a laptop. With its designed-for-Web scrolling and up to 18 months of battery life, the Logitech Compact Wireless Mouse is an ideal mix of precision and comfort. And honestly, you can’t beat the price.
Price: $13.88

Lenovo Tab M8

Never underestimate the power of a tablet. The Lenovo Smart Tab M8 boasts a premium design, fast connectivity, and multimedia enhancements ideal for any type of learner. Enhanced HD IPS display with TDDI technology and dual Dolby Atmos®-tuned speakers help create the ideal atmosphere for video chats. But the Google Assistant feature in itself makes this tablet worth every penny.
Price: $99.00

Samsung 27" Class Curved Monitor

The coolest thing about this monitor? Its curved shape makes for a more immersive, panoramic view. Maybe you’re catching up on a series or watching a documentary for class — this monitor creates an in-theater atmosphere we didn’t know we deserved. Throw in the AMD FreeSync and Game Mode technology and the Samsung 27" Class Curved Monitor is clearly living in the future.
Price: $159.00

Acer 315

Especially in the days of on-and-off quarantine, connection to the outside world is of utmost importance. The Acer 315 is super thin, extra light and features an impressive slate of tech benefits — HDR camera, fast wireless connectivity and a long-lasting battery life allows for all-day streaming, on and off campus.
Price: $179.00

HP Pavilion Laptop 15.6"

This ultra-sleek laptop is any student’s dream. It has a seemingly never-ending list of class-friendly features — whether you’re enrolled online or in real life — like HP Wide Vision HD Camera, dual-array microphones, and up to 8 hours of battery life. At 128 GB, this laptop is an undeniable powerhouse. Do yourself a favor and snag one before they’re all gone.
Price: $499.00

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