The best back-to-school tech package

Big retailers are working hard to cater to tech-hungry students. Here's how to put together a perfect package on a budget for your back-to-school student.

HP Pavilion dv6327cl Laptop
HP Pavilion dv6327cl Laptop
$778, Wal-Mart

HP's laptop has a powerful processor and big storage at a good value.

Start with a 15.4-inch display - now basically a standard in laptops - and a speedy 1.6GHz AMD chip that can handle the most processor-intensive spreadsheet thrown its way.

The computer has HP's QuickPlay software for watching DVDs or TV, or listening to music with a simple interface. It's a computer designed for academics and entertainment. It also comes with a wireless networking card and Altec Lansing speakers.

HP Pavilion dv6327cl Laptop

Wenger Maxxum Computer Notebook Backpack

Lexmark Z1420 Wireless Color Printer

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

SanDisk Express 1GB MP3 Player

HP Photosmart M437 Digital Camera

SanDisk 1GB Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive

Texas Instruments TI-30Xa

Mr. Coffee CGX5 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

The total package
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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.