Back-to-School Shoppers Eye Discounted Laptops and Tablets [STUDY]

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Back-to-School Shoppers Eye Discounted Laptops and Tablets [STUDY]
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The dog days of summer means it's go-time to buy discounted gadgets. Despite savings, consumers anticipate spending more on back-to-school supplies including tech, according to a recent study.

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Knowledgable consumers know summer is one of the best times to buy gadgets as retailers are slashing prices on older models to make room for new stock. About 50% of consumers will purchase a laptop or tablet for school, according to the of 4,450 U.S. online shoppers.

Students and parents anticipate buying more mobile gadgets -- only 10% say they will invest in a desktop computer. Even though schools actively , 28% of back-to-school shoppers have smartphones on their lists.

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The survey also reveals more parents and students are shopping online for tech. Most shoppers, 79%, will scour the web for deals this year, according to the survey. Gadgets are on top of back-to-school shopping lists, along with clothes and supplies.

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Exactly how much will they spend? About 63% of consumers say they'll spend up to $500 for school supplies including tech. Some respondents, 20%, are willing to spend up to $1000 while 17% of study participants said they don't have a budget.

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