Today’s best back-to-school laptop deals offer solid discounts for students and parents and teachers. Currently, just about every computer retailer is offering solid discounts on the industry’s best student laptops.
In fact, whether you’re returning to school or not, now is the best time to buy a laptop.
August is National Back-to-School Month so we generally see Black Friday-worthy laptop deals during this time of year. It’s a win-win situation for retailers and consumers alike. Stores get to make way in their inventory for the arrival of fall’s next-gen laptops while frugal shoppers net huge savings.
If you’re in the market for a new MacBook, Best Buy currently has the lowest price. Students, parents and educators can get the entry level MacBook Air M1 starts for $799 ($200 off) or the base model M1 MacBook Pro falls for $1,049 ($200 off). Sign up for Best Buy’s Student Deals program and select the on-page coupon to get this deal.
Not sure which MacBook is for you? Check out our MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro comparison to help you choose.
Alternatively, you can swing over to the Samsung’s Education Store to get the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro with free Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds for $807 ($292 off). One of the best 15-inch laptops to buy, the Galaxy Book Pro boasts a 15.6-inch AMOLED display and rated 20 hour battery life.
And if you’re in the market for a Chromebook, the excellent Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is just $405 ($25 off) at Amazon. With its bright, colorful touch screen, snappy performance, and long battery life, it’s the Editor’s Choice 2-in-1 Chromebook.
Best back-to-school laptop deals
Apple MacBook Air M1 w/ Free AirPods: was $999 now $899 @ Apple
The Apple Education Store is slashing $100 off, the Editor’s Choice MacBook Air M1. Besides Apple’s latest 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. This deal includes a free pair of AirPods with your purchase which makes it one of the best MacBook deals you can get. View Deal
Apple MacBook Pro M1: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Apple
Apple also takes $100 off the MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Besides a Apple’s M1 8-core CPU, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, an 8-core GPU, and 256GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it one of the top laptops on the market. Apple is bundling this MacBook Pro with free AirPods. View Deal
Asus Chromebook Flip C536: $569 @ $469 Best Buy (Student deal)
The Asus Chromebook Flip C536 is one of the more affordable premium Chromebooks out there. It features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) touch display and 3.0-GHz Core i3-1115G4 dual-core CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM. For your storage needs, it boasts a 128GB SSD which you rarely see on a Chromebook. To get this deal, you must sign up for Best Buy’s Student Deals program and select the on-page coupon.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook: was $999 now $699 @ Amazon
At $301 off, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is an incredible value for the price. It features a 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED display razor-thin, aluminum design and built-in S Pen. Under the hood it houses a 1.6-GHz i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. You may also purchase it directly from Samsung for the same price. View Deal
Acer Chromebook Spin 713: was $445 now $405 @ Amazon
Grab the Editor’s Choice Acer Chromebook Spin 713 for $27 off from Amazon. This sleek, premium 2-in-1 Chromebook’s flexible hinges let you convert it into a tablet or use it in tent mode to view movies and videos. It packs a 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) 2k display, 2.1-GHz Intel Core i3-10110U dual core CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB of eMMC storage. Whether you’re a business user, student, or general consumer, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is a solid choice.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 2-in-1: was $299 now $189 @ Walmart
Now $100 off, the convertible Chromebook Spin 311 is one of the most affordable 2-in-1 laptops out there. It packs a 11.6-inch HD display, a 2.0-GHz MediaTek MT8183C Core Pilot 8-core processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. Compact, sleek and versatile, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is perfect for your day-to-day needs.View Deal
HP Chromebook 11MK G9: was $285 now $248 @ HP
No HP back-to-school sale is complete without an HP Chromebook 11 deal. Now $37 off, the 2021 HP Chromebook 11MK is compact, durable and fast. It packs an 11.6-inch HD display and a 2.0-GHz MediaTek MT8183 8-core CPU paired with 4GB of RAM. ARM Mali G72 MP3 graphics and 32GB of eMMC storage round out its specs list. The HP Chromebook 11 is a suitable option if you’re looking for a kid’s starter laptop or a secondary, basic machine. View Deal
Galaxy Book Pro w/ free Galaxy Buds Pro: was $1,099 now $807 @ Samsung via Student discount
Samsung’s Education discount takes $292 off the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro laptop. One of the best portable 15-inch laptops around, it packs a 15.6-inch AMOLED display and a rated battery life of 20 hours. The laptop in this deal is configured with an 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 14-core CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Even better, students and educators get free Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds (valued at $199) via Samsung’s Education Discount Program. View Deal
HP Envy 13: was $799 now $649 @ Walmart
Now $150 off, the HP Envy 13 is one of the best laptops for the money. It’s a wise choice if you’re looking for a solid all-around laptop for work, school, and play. This model packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.4-GHZ Intel Evo platform Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe GPU and 256GB SSD. View Deal
HP Laptop 15z: was $559 now $419 @ HP
Now $140 off, the HP 15z-ef2000 is even more of an incredible value laptop. This machine packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.1-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, AMD Radeon graphics and 128GB SSD. Embedded into its bezel is an HP True Vision 720p camera with dual-mic array for video calls.
Lenovo Yoga 7i: was $849 now $649 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is currently slashing $200 off the Lenovo Yoga 7i. This 2-in-1 laptop packs powerful performance and long battery life into a premium design. The laptop in this deal has a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and a 256GB SSD.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i Laptop: was $619 now $469 @ Office Depot
This Office Depot back to school laptop deal knocks $150 off the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i. This machine packs a 17.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 900) display, 3.0-GHz Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a massive 1TB SSD. It’s a solid choice if you’re looking for a sub-$500 laptop. View Deal