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Summer is still in the air, but it’s almost time to head back to class. With another school year on the horizon, last year’s tech may not be up to snuff with this year’s lesson plan. Fortunately, you can score amazing back-to-school savings on laptops made by top brands including Apple, HP, Lenovo and so much more.
We’re tracking all the best back-to-school discounts on Reviewed-approved laptops from Apple MacBooks to Samsung Chromebooks. You’ll find those price cuts at Amazon (with or without a Prime membership), Walmart and Best Buy (especially with a My Best Buy membership). Whether you want a powerful gaming laptop or a compact computer you can take on-the-go, check out the best Amazon deals below.
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1. Apple MacBook Air 2020
School might be out for most people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start saving for next semester. At Amazon, you can snag the 2020 Apple MacBook Air for $749.99, which is $249.01 down from the laptop’s original price tag of $999. Our reviewers loved this MacBook for its battery life and incredible design, and even named it their favorite laptop under $1,000 for students.
2. Acer Swift X 14
Want a powerful personal computer for a great deal? Right now, Amazon is offering $206 off the Acer Swift X 14, which is our experts’ favorite overall laptop under $1,000. With over nine hours of battery life and a solid frame rate, this laptop is one of the best value options on the market this year.
3. HP 15.6-Inch Intel Core i3 Touchscreen Laptop
HP is another brand known for top-tier laptop tech and its i3 touchscreen model is no exception. Typically listed for $499.99, you can get the 15.6-inch model with 256 gigabytes of storage at Best Buy for $369.99 thanks to a $130 price cut. While you’re in the classroom, you’ll get Intel UHD graphics and the Windows 11 Home operating system for a smooth interface.
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4. Sgin 15.6-Inch DDR4 Windows 11 Laptop
If you attend as many virtual lectures as you do in person, the Sgin DDR4 Windows 11 laptop gives a great picture. Normally priced at $1,049.99, Walmart has the 15.6-inch 128-gigabyte model for just $259.99. The screen has Full HD IPS technology for a rich display and a powerful Intel Celeron J4105 CPU for a speedy response while using multiple applications at the same time.
5. Apple MacBook Pro 14 M2
Apple knows how to make sleek and stylish laptops, and the MacBook Pro 14 M2 is no exception. In fact, this 2023 laptop has some of the best battery life and HDR display our reviewers have seen all year. They named the MacBook Pro 14 M2 one of their favorite laptops of 2023 and you can get it today for $200 off with this back-to-school deal.
6. Lenovo Ideapad 3i 14-Inch FHD Laptop
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3i is super powerful and compact, employing an Intel Core i3 Processor and a streamlined bezel on two sides. Users love the larger display and the physical shutter for your webcam when you’re off-camera. Amazon has this laptop with 12GB of high-bandwidth RAM and 512GB of space to help you run multiple applications, transfer data and process high-performance graphics on sale for just $369 today.
7. Samsung Chromebook 4
If your budget is really tight, the Samsung Chromebook 4 is one of the most affordable laptops on the market. Typically listed for $149, you can get it and its 32-gigabyte SSD for $119 at Walmart. You’re not sacrificing price for quality as the Chromebook 4 has a lightweight design and an Intel Celeron Processor N4000 handling work through the Chrome operating system.
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8. Dell 14-Inch 13th Generation Inspiron 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop
Some say tablets are as good as computers, but the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop begs to differ. This 13th-generation tech not only promises the processing power of a PC, with 16 gigabytes of RAM and one terabyte of internal storage, but it also has a 360-degree hinge that can convert it into a touchscreen tablet. If you like that double dose of power, get it at Best Buy for $150 off at $849.99.
9. Acer Aspire 3
If you’re a fan of Acer and major savings, the 15.6-inch Aspire 3 would be great for your studies. Typically listed for $329.99, this slim laptop is on sale at Amazon for 15% off at $278.98. You’ll get the latest AMD Ryzen 3 7320U processor in a design that’s both slim and lightweight, ready to be taken to any class or train ride you need to take this school year.
10. Lenovo 13.3-Inch Yoga 6 WUXGA 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop
Be the head of the next study session with the help of the Lenovo Yoga 6 touchscreen laptop. Normally priced at $699.99, Best Buy has the 13.3-inch 2-in-1 tech for $200 off at $499.99. The Yoga 6 is convertible from a laptop to a tablet thanks to its touchscreen and 360-degree design, with a Windows 11 operating system and an AMD Ryzen 5 7530U processor.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.