Back to school tech deals in 2024: Everything you need for the new school year

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With the new academic year fast approaching, getting a good deal on back to school tech is more important than ever. Whether you're in the market for the best student laptop, or you fancy picking up the best student camera for your new photography course, we've put together a guide to help you find the back to school tech you need.

So, what sort of tech will be best for the new academic year? If you're a college or university student, the best tablet for a student will likely come in handy. We particularly recommend the best Chromebooks for students, as these handy hybrids take the best parts of tablet technology and add the ergonomic benefits of an additional keyboard.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.