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Work and school from home essentials: Laptops, monitors, furniture and more

Work and school from home essentials
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Back-to-school season is upon us and in wake of the ongoing pandemic, schooling from home is the new normal. The proper work and school from home essentials will help you make the most of the new semester or day-to-day productivity. 

Right now, retailers are offering solid discounts on schooling from home must-haves including laptops, monitors, webcams, and more.

Today's project management and conferencing software makes studying and working from home fairly easy. However, you'll need the right tech gear to make your productivity soar. 

And that's where we come in. We're here to help you find the best work and school from home essentials that are easy on the pockets. 

From the best laptops to furniture, to home networking devices, we're rounding up the best deals on the gadgets you need. 

Laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7: was $2,629 now $874 Lenovo
Lenovo is currently taking up to off various configuration X1 Carbon laptops. This model packs a 14-inch, 1080p display, a 1.6 GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. Take $1,755 off via coupon, "CLEARANCE8". View Deal

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8: was $2,219 now $1,331 Lenovo
Lenovos is taking $888 off the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 via coupon "THINKSCHOOL". It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-10201U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

Google Pixelbook Go (i5/16GB/128GB): was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy
The Google Pixelbook Go is one of the best Chromebooks available. It packs a bright display, solid performance and great battery life into a super-slim design. The Core i5/16GB/128GB model is now $100 off. Amazon mirrors this dealView Deal

MacBook Air 2020 w/free AirPods: from $899 @ Apple
The 2020 MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, a backlit Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, a 10th Gen Core i3 CPU, a 256GB SSD, and Intel Iris Plus graphics. Apple's back-to-school sale takes $100 off and bundles it with free AirPods. View Deal

HP Spectre x360 15t: was $849 now $799 @ HP
The HP Spectre x360 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops you can buy. This model packs a 15.3-inch 1080p touch display, 1.6GHz Core i5-1035G1U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.View Deal

Monitors

Lenovo L24q-30 24" Monitor: was $199 now $172 @ Lenovo
The new Lenovo L24q-30 23.8-inch (2560 x 1440) IPS monitor has a 75Hz refresh rate and FreeSync technology. For a limited time, it's $27 off.View Deal

Dell 24 Ultra HD 4K Monitor: was $499 now $399 @ Dell
See fine details and true-to-life color on this Dell 27” QHD (2560x1440) monitor in an innovative, stylishly thin design. View Deal

Dell S2719H 27" Monitor: was $279 now $199 @ Dell
This beautiful Dell panel is a solid pick if you're looking for a monitor under $200. It features a near borderless 27-inch display, and dual 5W speakers that deliver premium sound. View Deal

Dell S-Pro 27 Monitor: was $319 now $234 @ Dell
Enhance your machine's viewing experience with this beautiful 27" Dell S-Pro monitor. With a thin bezel design, small footprint and an adjustable stand, it's the perfect addition to any workspace. View Deal

Networking

Google Nest WiFi Router (2 Pack): was $269 now $199 @  Best Buy
Easy to set up and use, the Google Nest WiFi is the best mesh router system we've reviewed. It blankets up to 3,800 square feet with fast and reliable wireless performance. At $70 off, it's at its lowest price yet.
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eero mesh WiFi System 3-Pack: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon
This eero mesh WiFi system replaces your router and can cover up to 5,000 sq. ft. with WiFi connectivity. It's easy to set up, works with Alexa, and it's now $50 off. View Deal

TP-Link N300 WiFi Extender: was $29 now $17 @ Amazon
The TP-Link N300 is one of the best WiFi extenders to buy. It covers up to 800 square feet and supports speeds up to 300 Mbps. View Deal

Accessories

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: was $169 now $152 @ Samsung
It's back-to-school deals season and students can save 10% on the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. These wireless earbuds feature a bean-shaped ergonomic design 12mm speakers tuned by AKG, a built-in mic, and Active Noise Cancellation. Shop the Samsung Education Discount Program Store online to get this exclusive deal. View Deal

Apple AirPods w/ Standard Case: was $159 now $139 @ Best Buy
One of the 2019 AirPods' new features is a faster chip and longer talk time. Best Buy currently has them on sale for $20 off. View Deal

Sony WH-CH710N Noise-Canceling Headphones: was $199 now $128 @ Amazon
Sony WH-CH710N Wireless Headphones offer powerful, distraction-free listening. Dual Noise Sensor noise-canceling technology and Ambient Sound mode let you take control of what you hear. View Deal

Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: was $99 now $89 @ Dell
This wireless keyboard and mouse bundle includes a full size keyboard and precision mouse. Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless technology with 128-bit AES encryption offers a fast and secure connection.
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Seagate 1TB Mobile Drive for Chromebook: was $59 now $54 @ B&H
Instantly add 1TB of storage to your Chromebook, Windows or Mac with this Seagate Mobile Drive. It requires no formatting and offers simple drag and drop functionality with fast data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps via USB 3.0. View Deal

Logitech H600 Wireless Headset: was $69 now $39 @ Best Buy
Cut loose from your PC and roam freely as you talk. Lightweight and long-range wireless headset lets you listen and chat up to 33 ft. (10 m). Laser-tuned speaker drivers and noise-cancelling microphone delivers clear calls and stereo sound. View Deal

AmazonBasics Office and Education Essentials: Up to 20% off @ Amazon
From backpacks to binders to desk organizers, save on work from home and back-to-school essentials. Amazon is taking up to 20% off its branded home office and school supplies. View Deal

Furniture

Home Office Furniture: Up to 56% off @ Amazon
Give your at-home workspace a makeover or build the perfect school from home setup for less. Amazon's Big Summer Sale Event is slashing the price of select home office furniture in half. View Deal

Best Office Mesh Chair: was $69 now $42 @ Amazon
This mesh office chair features ergonomic construction, mid back lumber support, and a thick cushion for maximum comfort. With 360-degree swivel and nylon smooth-rolling casters, this chair provides great stability and mobility.View Deal

Calico Designs Arch Tower Corner Computer Desk: was $162 now $121 @ Amazon
The Arch Tower Corner Desk is a great space saving solution.  It features 2 upper shelves, a lower shelf, a slide-out keyboard shelf, 2 speaker shelves and spacious underneath storage. View Deal