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Work from home essentials: laptops, monitors and more

Work from home essentials to build the perfect home office
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The work from home essentials for building the perfect home office doesn't have to cost a fortune. Various retailers are offering excellent deals on work from home must-haves like laptops, monitors, headsets, and more.

Today's project management and conferencing software makes working from home fairly easy. However, you'll need the right tech to make your productivity soar. And that's where we come in. We're here to help you find work from home essentials that are easy on the wallet. 

From the best laptops to webcams to home networking devices, we're rounding up the best deals on work from home essentials you can get right now. 

Laptops

Working from home requires a good PC for maximum productivity. If you're workload consists of large media files and demanding applications, we recommend a laptop with a minimum of 8GB of RAM. 

Asus ZenBook 15 : was $1,199  now $816 @ Adorama
The glamorous and durable Asus ZenBook 15 has improved screenpad functionality, a comfortable keyboard and great audio. This model packs a 5.6-inch 1080p display, a Core i5-8265U CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and GeForce MX150 GPU.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad S540: was $999 now $849 @ Lenovo
This IdeaPad S540 laptop from Lenovo packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) display,  Core i7-10510U CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. For a limited time, it's $150 off via Lenovo coupon code, "S540SALE". View Deal

MacBook Pro 13" 2019: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Amazon
Arguably the best Apple laptop for most users, the MacBook Pro gives you loads of power in a super-portable chassis. This model has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. Best Buy offers the same priceView Deal

MacBook Air 13" 2019: was $1,099 now $899 @ Best Buy
Although it's been replaced by the 2020 MacBook Air, the 2019 MacBook Air is still one of the best laptops money can buy. The base model packs a 13-inch display, a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. View Deal

Google Pixelbook Go: was $999 now $991 @ TigerDirect
The Google Pixelbook Go packs solid performance and great battery life into a slim design. This model packs a 13.3-inch display, an Intel Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. View Deal

Computer monitors

No work from office is complete without the right monitor. Expand your screen's real estate with a 32-inch display or a curved multi-display for juggling documents and spreadsheets. 

Lenovo L27q-30 27-inch 1440p Monitor: was $269 now $199 @ Microsoft
With its three-sided near-edgeless design and stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution, the Lenovo L27q-30 lets you see movies, games, photos, and more clearer and more lifelike than ever before. View Deal

Lenovo Q27q-10 27" WLED Monitor: was $299 now $219 @ Microsoft
The ultraslim Lenovo Q27q-10 monitor is a brilliant blend of elegance and functionality. With dual speakers built in speakers, you can immerse yourself in movies, games, and more. View Deal

Dell S-Pro 27 Monitor: was $319 now $239 @ 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

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

Samsung  27" Space Monitor: was $329 now $279 @ Best Buy
The Samsung Space Monitor has a unique design that hooks to the back of your desk. Specs-wise, it features a 2560 x 1440 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio, a 4ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. 

Networking

Working from home requires a stable internet connection. That's where a whole home mesh router comes in. This system woks with your cable modem to blanket your home with WiFi, eliminating buffering and dead zones. 

For smaller homes, alternative, a WiFi range extender might be do the trick. 

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. View Deal

Netgear Nighthawk CM1200 Multi-Gig Speed Cable Modem: was $219 now $199 @ Best Buy
The CM1200 Delivers true Multi-Gig Internet speeds with link aggregation support. It supports with up to four home networks and allows for multiple servers to run at the same time.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

Investing in the right PC accessories can help make working from home more comfortable. An ergonomic keyboard reduces risk of fatigue and promotes neutral wrist posture. Meanwhile, an wireless over-ear headset lets you take calls away from your PC, hands-free.

Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam: for $79 @ Dell
The Logitech C920 HD Pro is the best overall webcam out there. It's perfect for Zoom meetings, Twitch streaming and Skype chats. In our Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam review, we praised its sharp, clear photos, 1080p videos and wide field of view. View Deal

Logitech C270 HD Webcam: for $39 @ Dell
Enjoy smooth, sharp 720p video in rich color with the Logitech C270. It's built-in noise-reducing microphone lets be heard loud and clear. View Deal

LapGear Computer Lap Desks: from $29 @ Best Buy
Work comfortably from anywhere with a LapGear lap desk. Best Buy offers a range of these laptop accessories for as little as $29.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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Brother HL-L2370DW Wireless Laser Printer: was $129 now $99 @ Best Buy
This Brother Monochrome Laser Printer (HLL2370DW) has a 250 sheet capacity and prints 36 ppm. It's the perfect space-saving printer.  View Deal

Seagate 1TB Mobile Drive for Chromebook: was $59 now $50 @ 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 $49 @ 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

Corsair Void Elite Wired Gaming Headset: was $79 now $60 @ Best Buy
The Corsair Void Elite gaming headset also works great for video conferencing. It features great sound, an omnidirectional microphone for exceptional clarity and a comfortable fit.
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Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds: was $229 now $177 @ Newegg
The Sony WF-1000XM3 are a wireless triumph. They offer stellar sonics, impressive noise cancellation, and a plethora of features like built-in Alexa for easy voice access to music, news, and more. They're currently at their lowest price ever. 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

Home office furniture

AveSix Riley Mesh Home Chair: was $227 now $179 @ Best Buy
This home office chair features a breathable mesh seat and back and built-in lumbar support. One-touch pneumatic seat height adjustment allows for easy customization. View Deal

Ave Six Malta Faux Leather Office Chair: was $159 now $93 @ Amazon
Engineered for optimal comfort, this chair features a synthetic leather seat and back with padded arm rests with chrome accents. It's also easily adjustable with a minimum height of 20 inches and a 23.5 inches.
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Calico Designs Arch Tower Corner Computer Desk: was $162 now $120 @ 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