Best gear every college student should have

Students heading out to college are going to spend a lot more. Furniture, computers, electronics, books, and food are all items every student heading to the dorms will need to get. Luckily the team at TechBargains has nailed down the essential items that most college students need or want and found the best deals currently available. We'll save you money so you will have more to spend on real food instead of instant ramen.

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$20 Nike & Adidas Slides at Kohls

Nothing says college like walking from your dorm room to class in some slides. Kohls is selling a some pretty nice ones for around $30 and many popular Nike sandals are under $20.

Vizio 43" 4K UltraHD LED HDTV for $359.99 (Orig $469.99)

Use Code: SAVEON4K. You could go cheap on your TV or you could get a very good deal on this Vizio's 43" E43U-D2 TV which is not expensive at all for a TV over 40" much less a 4K TV. Its 4K resolution can be double as an Ultra HD computer monitor and will be future proofed even after you graduate college. Don't waste your timing buying budget TVs or looking for premium TVs from Samsung with the same specs as you won't find anything better in this price range. This features a new SmartCast feature that allows you to stream from your smartphone or even control the TV with your phone.

Dell Latitude 13 7000 Intel Core M 2-in-1 1080p 13.3" Laptop with Detachable Keyboard for $499 (Orig $999)

Use Code: LATI100. Get the best of both tablets & laptops. This weighs in at a mere 3.67lbs and less than 2lbs when you remove the detachable keyboard base which contains extra battery. This has all the processing power of a laptop with the option to work as a dedicated tablet. This is a business class laptop which promises an excellent 3-year in-home warranty, excellent build quality, and no pre-installed bloatware. Student discounted laptops love to add junk to your computers that will slow it down or spam you with offers to buy software you won't need. Best of all this all comes at about the same price you might pay for an iPad Air.

Google Nexus 6p 64GB Unlocked Smartphone for $419.99 (Orig $549.99)

No one can really survive without a smartphone these days and if you are looking for an upgrade you can't do much better than Google's flagship smartphone the Nexus 6p. It has an all-metal design, comes with a powerful processor, uses a high resolution 5.7" display and has a long lasting battery with quick charging. This phone is unlocked and can be taken to any carrier, used internationally with other sim cards. The real value of this phone is that it uses Google's Project Fi mobile plan which has no contracts, unlimited talk and txt and lets you hop between free WiFi Hotspots for data. If you are out of WiFi range it uses T-Mobile & Sprints network and you only pay $10/GB of data used plus a $20 monthly cost. If you buy too much data you get credited back what you don't use. If you use more you simply pay for more at the same rate.

30% off Lenovo Thinkpad Laptops (Their Best Deal of the Year)

Use code: SAV30THINKPAD. Lenovo's ThinkPads are legendary for their keyboards, build quality, durability and the fact they simply work without fail. They aren't as flashy as Apple's laptops but have an understated quailty that has become the workstation favorite among professionals; which makes the ThinkPad the perfect choice for students. In fact most ThinkPads are military spec (MIL-SPEC) rated for ruggedness. There' s no better place to write a final paper with its comfortable keyboard and the knowledge that you won't lose your work due to your laptop suddenly overheating or crashing. We have ThinkPads that are over 7 years old that still work great. Here are a few of their most popular models. The lighter laptops tend to command a higher price but are among the best prices we've seen all year. Prices after code: SAV30THINKPAD.

50% off the Big Joe 6-Foot Fuf Chair Bean Bag for $70.98 (Orig $149.99)
This is big bean bag is great for dorms or apartments because it's comfortable, doubles as place for visitors to crash in, and will become the most used piece of furniture. Curl up in it to study or take a quick nap, watch TV, play games, or have friends hang out on it and socialize. The Big Joe will be a center piece of any dorm room.

Belkin 12-Outlet Surge Protector for under $20 (Orig $25)

Roommates each with their own smartphone, laptop, mini fridges means there is no way there is enough outlets for everyone to share. This Belkin surge protectors is highly rated and has tons of outlets to split among roommates. It will also protect your laptops or tablets from getting fried in the event of a power surge. This is a well designed product with a right angle plug, spaced out outlets to fit power blocks and carries Belkin's Lifetime Warranty.

Targus Spruce EcoSmart Laptop Backpack + $30 Dell Gift Card for $59.99 (Orig $79.99)

The Targus Spruce EcoSmart backpack is made from recycled material making quite durable and eco-friendly. It is TSA approved for compliant so there is a little less hassle when you bring this through security. There is a padded laptop compartment to store a laptop up to 17", a quick access pocket for pens and of course a water bottle holder. Dell is offering an extra $30 Dell gift card which effectively discounts this backpack down to $30 which is a steal.

Samsung 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit for $28.49 (Orig $33)

Samsung makes some of the best flash memory around and this flash drive is no exception. It is designed to fit flush in any laptop and is a great way to transfer files or carry them around without taking up much space at all. Plus this is simply a huge capacity for a drive this small.

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$20 Nike & Adidas Slides at Kohls

Nothing says college like walking from your dorm room to class in some slides. Kohls is selling a some pretty nice ones for around $30 and many popular Nike sandals are under $20. Save an additional 15% off Sitewide with coupon code GREATSAVER during their current 70% off Gold Star Clearance.

Vizio 43" 4K UltraHD LED HDTV for $359.99 (Orig $469.99)

Use Code: SAVEON4K. You could go cheap on your TV or you could get a very good deal on this Vizio's 43" E43U-D2 TV which is not expensive at all for a TV over 40" much less a 4K TV. Its 4K resolution can be double as an Ultra HD computer monitor and will be future proofed even after you graduate college. Don't waste your timing buying budget TVs or looking for premium TVs from Samsung with the same specs as you won't find anything better in this price range. This features a new SmartCast feature that allows you to stream from your smartphone or even control the TV with your phone.

Dell Latitude 13 7000 Intel Core M 2-in-1 1080p 13.3" Laptop with Detachable Keyboard for $499 (Orig $999)

Use Code: LATI100. Get the best of both tablets & laptops. This weighs in at a mere 3.67lbs and less than 2lbs when you remove the detachable keyboard base which contains extra battery. This has all the processing power of a laptop with the option to work as a dedicated tablet. This is a business class laptop which promises an excellent 3-year in-home warranty, excellent build quality, and no pre-installed bloatware. Student discounted laptops love to add junk to your computers that will slow it down or spam you with offers to buy software you won't need. Best of all this all comes at about the same price you might pay for an iPad Air.

Google Nexus 6p 64GB Unlocked Smartphone for $419.99 (Orig $549.99)

No one can really survive without a smartphone these days and if you are looking for an upgrade you can't do much better than Google's flagship smartphone the Nexus 6p. It has an all-metal design, comes with a powerful processor, uses a high resolution 5.7" display and has a long lasting battery with quick charging. This phone is unlocked and can be taken to any carrier, used internationally with other sim cards. The real value of this phone is that it uses Google's Project Fi mobile plan which has no contracts, unlimited talk and txt and lets you hop between free WiFi Hotspots for data. If you are out of WiFi range it uses T-Mobile & Sprints network and you only pay $10/GB of data used plus a $20 monthly cost. If you buy too much data you get credited back what you don't use. If you use more you simply pay for more at the same rate.

30% off Lenovo Thinkpad Laptops (Their Best Deal of the Year)

Use code: SAV30THINKPAD. Lenovo's ThinkPads are legendary for their keyboards, build quality, durability and the fact they simply work without fail. They aren't as flashy as Apple's laptops but have an understated quailty that has become the workstation favorite among professionals; which makes the ThinkPad the perfect choice for students. In fact most ThinkPads are military spec (MIL-SPEC) rated for ruggedness. There' s no better place to write a final paper with its comfortable keyboard and the knowledge that you won't lose your work due to your laptop suddenly overheating or crashing. We have ThinkPads that are over 7 years old that still work great. Here are a few of their most popular models. The lighter laptops tend to command a higher price but are among the best prices we've seen all year. Prices after code: SAV30THINKPAD.

50% off the Big Joe 6-Foot Fuf Chair Bean Bag for $70.98 (Orig $149.99)
This is big bean bag is great for dorms or apartments because it's comfortable, doubles as place for visitors to crash in, and will become the most used piece of furniture. Curl up in it to study or take a quick nap, watch TV, play games, or have friends hang out on it and socialize. The Big Joe will be a center piece of any dorm room.

Belkin 12-Outlet Surge Protector for under $20 (Orig $25)

Roommates each with their own smartphone, laptop, mini fridges means there is no way there is enough outlets for everyone to share. This Belkin surge protectors is highly rated and has tons of outlets to split among roommates. It will also protect your laptops or tablets from getting fried in the event of a power surge. This is a well designed product with a right angle plug, spaced out outlets to fit power blocks and carries Belkin's Lifetime Warranty.

Targus Spruce EcoSmart Laptop Backpack + $30 Dell Gift Card for $59.99 (Orig $79.99)

The Targus Spruce EcoSmart backpack is made from recycled material making quite durable and eco-friendly. It is TSA approved for compliant so there is a little less hassle when you bring this through security. There is a padded laptop compartment to store a laptop up to 17", a quick access pocket for pens and of course a water bottle holder. Dell is offering an extra $30 Dell gift card which effectively discounts this backpack down to $30 which is a steal.

Samsung 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit for $28.49 (Orig $33)

Samsung makes some of the best flash memory around and this flash drive is no exception. It is designed to fit flush in any laptop and is a great way to transfer files or carry them around without taking up much space at all. Plus this is simply a huge capacity for a drive this small.

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