Scoring computer deals direct from the manufacturer this Fall

Man shops for a computer
Man shops for a computer

Back-to-school sales are traditionally one of the best times to buy, a computer, but according to financial reports from Intel, which supplies 80% of computer processors, demand during the back- to-school season was weak. The good news for computer shoppers is that manufacturers are expected to slash prices this fall to make up for lost sales.

There's even more good news for consumers. Speaking to the Associated Press, Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes noted that the prices manufacturers have to pay for hard drives and memory reached their lowest prices this year in August, which means that manufacturers can sell computers cheaper and still make a profit.