Life isn't a Supermarket Sweep: You can't just grab every back-to-school gadget in the weekly circular. College-bound kids have to conserve cash for important things like pizza and beer, err textbooks. Cut through the marketing crap and snatch the essentials.
WHAT YOU NEED
If you were thinking about getting a desktop, STOP. Laptops are the perfect library or couch companion and even the best laptops on the market have come down in price. Apple's MacBook is one of the best laptops for students, and if you want the nice unibody aluminum one, you can pick it up refurbished for $900. If you opt for Windows instead, this Dell Inspiron 15 is solid for as low as $500. Take it from Prof. Dealzmodo, you don't have to be scared of buying refurbs, as long as it's through the manufacturers themselves.