Must-see back to school deals

Back to school isn't just for buying clothes and office supplies for kids. It is THE best time to buy a laptop, computer or tablet whether it's for a student or for yourself. TechBargains highly recommends this period because the Back to School period synchs up at a crucial time for Intel where they introduce new processors and retailers begin to clear out old ones. In fact they pulled together all the best laptop and computer deals. Below are the cream of the crop terms of value.

Redesigned Dell Inspiron 3650 i7 Quad-Core Desktop with 16GB RAM $579 (Orig $1102.99)Use code: DELLDT629 to drop the price almost 50% off. If you were waiting to upgrade to the latest and greatest look no further. This uses the current generation of Intel's Skylake processors. What's more it comes with a rare 16GB of RAM and a large 2TB hard drive. A typical desktop would give you half those amounts and likely you would have a processor a tier below. This is one of Dell redesigned desktops and takes up 45% less space and has a modern design that will look good in any office. This is really an incredible deal that we don't see often and if there was need for a desktop then look no further.

Dell Vostro Intel Core i3 Dual-Core Desktop w/ Win 7 Pro for $279 Code: 100VOSTRO (Orig $684.99) Use $100 off Code 100VOSTRO. Finding any computer under $300 is a challenge much less one that is a business class desktop. These make great machines for personal use as it has less bloatware since it is meant to be used in business settings and it is very easy to maintain. For $300 you can do almost anything you need to on this desktop and it includes Windows 7 Pro which is an additional free upgrade you are getting along with a license for Windows 10 Pro to update whenever you like.

Dell XPS 8900 i7 Quad-Core Desktop with 16GB RAM $779 with (Orig $1252.99) Coupon Code: SBXPS Dell's performance line of XPS desktops are sleek and powerful and give you tons of performance for your buck. They are incredibly versatile. Many use this as their home desktop work machine for its expandability and ability to use multiple displays. This uses Windows 7 Pro which is perfect for workplace compatibility and comes with a license to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro if you need to. If you needed to it has a 480W power supply which can support most middle to lower middle tier video cards and the machine itself has been engineer to be quieter than most desktops.

Vaio Z Canvas Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 12.3" Tablet Laptop Tablet w/ Keyboard $999.99 (Orig $1599.99) This laptop replacement has a similar 12" size as the iPad Pro but has way more power with a mobile i7 quad-core processor. This laptop tablet is closer to the Microsoft's Surface Pro with its detachable keyboard and included stylus but has enough power to do professional graphics work and fits in your laptop bag. In fact it outperforms almost every tablet or laptop in its weight class easily at only weighs 2.67 lbs and at this price it easily beats all comers as well.

Norton Security Deluxe for PC, Mac or Android $19.99 Code SAVE20NOW (Orig $79.99) Save an extra 50% off with code SAVE20NOW. Norton is a 37-time PCMag Editor's choice award winner to keep your PC or Mac free from viruses, safeguard your online transaction and identity and works faster than the competition. However this doesn't only protect your computer but also any Android or Apple Tablets or iPhones you may own. You can protect up to 5 devices and Norton guarantees it will keep your device virus free or give you a refund.

Dell Inspiron 7559 Gaming Intel i7 Quad-core 1080p 15.6" Laptop w/ GTX 960m $799.99 (Orig $899.99) Use code 50OFF699. This laptop has it all. If you want a powerful laptop that can play games without spending over $1,000 then this is your laptop. It has a powerful 4GB GTX 960m video card which is capable of playing games at 1080p. If you were to buy a gaming laptop maker you would expect to spend over $1,000 easily particularly with a 1920x1080 display. The 7559 is the gaming edition of their popular and Dell's 7000 series laptop and have special gaming design elements. We encourage you to act fast as this is a limited time special price as they are clearing out these laptops for the next generation before schools start.

HP Notebook 15 Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1080p 15.6" Laptop $459.99 (Orig $559.99) For users looking for a laptop under $500 this the best deal currently available. It features a strong i5 processor and a full HD 1920x1080 display which is not common for a laptop under $500. More importantly the display itself uses a SVA LCD panel which makes for much higher contrast and are excellent if you do word processing and spreadsheets.