Consumers could spend a record amount on back-to-class as they buy more laptops for at-home learning this year.
- Parents with children in elementary school through high school plan to spend an average $789.49 per family, topping the previous record of $696.70.
- College students and their families expect to spend an average $1,059.20 per family, which would top last year’s record of $976.78.
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