An HP Chromebook on sale for $98 — and 5 more epic back-to-school deals

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Get organized and on the right track for a stellar school year. (Photos: Walmart)

Notebooks and folders, pencils and markers — picking out school supplies is thrilling, whether you're entering first grade or your first year of college. But getting everything your student needs for classwork and home can add up fast. Since supply lists are long and budgets are tight, we've rounded up the best deals at Walmart — from HP Chromebooks to Texas Instruments calculators — so your kid can start the school year off with an A+.

Connect with your phone via Bluetooth to seamlessly print labels for notebooks, storage boxes and more.
$20 at Walmart

Want to organize your life? Get a label maker! The easy-to-use Supvan E10 Handheld works with the accompanying app to print labels for school supplies and more. No cartridges needed — it's inkless. And it's cute enough to leave out on a desk. Beware: Some shoppers got addicted to this thing.

One reviewer called it "freaking awesome" and said, "It's so easy and portable. I use it for my journal, my tool box... I label and sticker everything!"

High school math classes often require a calculator with graphing capabilities. This one is off the charts (and on mega sale).
$108 at Walmart

Many schools require a calculator, but you may experience sticker shock — how can one little gizmo cost nearly $150?! Save big right now with the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator — you'll score nearly $40 off.

One parent said Walmart has the best deal: "I bought this for my son after years of using my own. It is an outstanding calculator for advanced high school math and can be used on the SAT. The price was $20 less than at a major office supply chain."

Great for small spaces, this compact desk has built-in storage on the side, and the mix of metal and woodgrain makes it feel pricier than it is.
$39 at Walmart

During the school year, kitchen surfaces can quickly become the catchall for craft projects, permission slips, homework, and — oh yeah — family dinner. Take back your table with a workspace that's devoted to schoolwork. This Mainstays Basic Metal Student Computer Desk is a simple, sophisticated choice. Framed in metal, it's durable and packed with open storage. Choose from nine colors (like pink and teal, on sale for $45) to suit your space (and your student) best.

This reviewer says it's the "perfect desk for kids and teens." Adds another: "This will give my son a private and dedicated space to do work. My hubby put this together quickly and it fits his room perfectly! Nice looking, sturdy, and right sized!"

This compact cooler takes up minimal space, so it's ideal for tight dorm rooms. The half-width freezer compartment comes in handy for ice and quick meals, and the door can be configured to open from the left or right.
$89 at Walmart

Use it in a dorm room for brain fuel or to stash snacks in your kids' study space. The handy Galanz 1.7 Cu ft One Door Mini Fridge sure is handy. And at just 19 by 19 inches, it's not a space hogger.

Reviewers say the humming sound many of us expect from this type of appliance is minimal. "Great value. quiet, apartment sized. It was purchased for my teen son so he could have his drinks and sandwich fixings at his fingertips. It has ample space, and also has a small freezer compartment that fits two ice trays," shared one happy customer.

With 10 hours of battery life, this super-speedy laptop will meet any young student's needs.
$98 at Walmart

A laptop is a necessity for many in this digital age, but finding one that won't break the bank feels like a monumental task. Parents, look no further than this HP 11.6" Chromebook. For under $100, you can get this resilient (read: durable enough to withstand literally whatever your kid throws at it) piece of tech that will keep up with a fast-paced learning lifestyle.

One shopper said, "This is a simple, snappy, and very convenient little Chromebook that gets the job done. It is not a touchscreen and does not have any speakers. Just make sure it has the features you need. It is a great bargain."

Who has time to clean during back-to-school madness? Let this powerful robot do your dirtywork: The side and center brushes handle multiple surfaces, from hard floors to rugs, and can be controlled via app or voice commands.
$279 at Walmart

This one's for you, parents. The fall frenzy means an uptick in meetings, events, early mornings and late nights. So take a task off your plate with this smart machine. The Shark ION Robot Vacuum can move from room to room for up to two hours on a single charge. Use the app or voice commands to schedule cleanings while you're away and breathe easy knowing one thing is checked off your to-do list.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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