There are a few affordable laptops still available. (Photo: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser)

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Similar to desks and desk chairs, there has been a shortage of inexpensive laptops as both parents and schools try to provide affordable tech for students as they head back to school virtually. According to reports, top laptop names like Lenovo, HP, and Dell are experiencing a delay in production leading up to the school year, putting many at a disadvantage for online learning. In fact, the phrase “affordable laptops” has become a breakout search, according to Google Trends.

Chromebooks and other low-cost PCs are currently some of the most sought-after laptops right now and can be incredibly hard to find in stock. However, there are still a few available at select retailers for a reasonable price.