Back To School Essentials for Distance Learning

Remote or distance learning can be difficult! Children need structure. The best way to simulate that structure at home, is to set up an in-house classroom, or at least someplace where your child can focus and have limited distractions. We have found the best way to do that is to set up a 'home office' which is essentially what it is. The main considerations for setting a successful home workspace, is to have the essentials, Chair, Desk or table, and adequate computing power, this usually means a decent laptop or chromebook, and a monitor. Your child may also need other accessories like pens, paper, etc.

Our guide below is meant to help steer you in the right direction, with products, deals and retailers, that all offer cash back, and generally have good deals.


Having a good chair, can make the difference between a good learning experience and a bad one. We have selected a couple of chairs, that fit the bill.

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Desks come in all shapes and sizes these days. From a standard desk, to standing desks, the choices are endless. We have a selected a couple of good ones, in the most popular categories.

dimensions 30 in. X 42 in. X 19-3/4 in. Distributed By Office Depot Inc. Manufacturer OFFICE DEPOT Product Type Computer Desk Desk Style No Pedestal

Product Type Computer Desk File Drawer No Hutch Attached (Boolean) No Integrated Electrical Outlet No Keyboard Tray No

Laptop Computers

You need a good laptop to successfully distance learn, if you pick the right one it can last for years, and be used for other things including gaming.

Title HP 15 gw0023od Laptop, 15.6" Screen,... Dell™ Inspiron 15 Laptop, 15.6" Screen,... Dell™ Latitude E7270 Refurbished Ultrabook Laptop,... Lenovo - Legion 5 15" Gaming... HP - Pavillion 16.1" Gaming Laptop...
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Details HP/HP Dell/Dell Dell/Dell Lenovo/Lenovo HP/HP
Model 3M201UA#ABA I5501-5449RVR-PUS OD5-1529 81Y6000DUS 16-a0032dx


Display Type LED FHD LED LED-Backlit Full HD Widescreen LED Widescreen LED
Graphics Type Integrated Integrated Integrated Discrete Discrete
System Memory (RAM) 8.0 GB 12.0 GB 8.0 GB 8.0 GB 8.0 GB
wired connectivity 10/100/1000 Ethernet -- 10/100/1000 Ethernet -- --
wireless connectivity 802.11ac; Bluetooth Wi-Max 802.11ac -- --
laptop battery life range 8+ hr 8+ hr 4.9 hr (Or Less) -- --
Touch Screen No No No No No
ports USB-C; USB 3.0 -- USB 3.0; HDMI; RJ-45 -- --
processor model AMD Ryzen 3 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 Intel 10th Generation Core i7 Intel 10th Generation Core i5
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Storage Capacity 1.0 TB 512.0 GB 512.0 GB -- 512.0 GB

External Monitors

External monitors, are an extremely personal choice, it comes down to what is important, and also more than any of the other products, the screen has to look great to your eyes.

Title Acer® EB321HQU D 31.5" WQHD Monitor,... AOC 32" Full HD LED Curved... Dell™ 27" Full HD LED Monitor,... HP 24yh 23.8" Full HD LED... Dell - 27" IPS LED FHD...
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Details Acer/Acer AOC/AOC Dell/Dell HP/HP Dell/Dell
Model UM.JE1AA.D01 C32V1Q SE2719H 3UA73AA#ABA SE2719HR


Screen Resolution 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
ports HDMI VGA 15-Pin D-Sub; HDMI HDMI; VGA 15-Pin D-Sub DVI-D; HDMI; VGA 15-Pin D-Sub HDMI, VGA
Screen Size (Inches) 31.5 inches 31.5 inches 27.0 inches 23.8 inches 27.0 inches
refresh rate (Hertz) 60.0 Hz 75.0 Hz -- -- 75.0 Hz
Curved Display (Boolean) No Yes No No No
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178 degrees 178 degrees 178 degrees 178 degrees 178 degrees
HDCP Compatible (Boolean) No Yes No Yes --

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