Back-to-school laptop deals are abundant today and now is one of the best times of the year to buy a laptop. Students and teachers especially can tick items off their back-to-school wish list for less.
Laptop PC retailers and manufacturers are currently slashing prices on the today's top-rated student laptops. And what's more, stackable discounts for students and educators amount to even more savings.
Take Lenovo's back-to-school sale for example. Students and teachers can take up to an extra $100 off an already discounted laptop via coupon, "BTS2022" at checkout. Plus, save an extra 5% with ID.me verification.
And if you're considering buying one of the latest MacBooks, Apple's Education Store has the best back-to-school savings. Not only will you get the MacBook Air M2 for $1,099 (opens in new tab) which is $100 off its $1,199 list price, you'll also get a free Apple gift card valued at up to $150. The base model 13.6-inch MacBook Air M2 packs Apple's latest M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.
In our MacBook Air M2 review, we praise its elegant redesign, good overall performance and bright colorful screen. We are also fond of its comfortable keyboard and 14 hour battery life. Though we wish it had more ports, we rate the MacBook Air M2 4.5 out of 5-stars. Boasting power, portability, and endurance, it's the Editor's Choice Apple laptop.
From Windows notebooks to Chromebooks, here are the back-to-school laptop deals worth your while.
Back-to-school laptop deals — Quick links
- Amazon: Back-to-school laptop deals from $145 (opens in new tab)
- Apple: Students save $100 on MacBook, free gift card up to $150 (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: up to $300 off select Intel laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell: up to 55% off Windows Pro laptops (opens in new tab)
- HP: Back-to-school deals for college, K-12, and teachers (opens in new tab)
- Lenovo: Back-to-school laptop deals up to 70% off (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft: up to $400 off Surface Laptop Studio (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Back-to-school laptop deals from $98 (opens in new tab)
Back-to-school laptop deals — Windows notebooks
New Dell XPS 13 Laptop w/ Mobile Wireless Mouse:
was $1,179 now $979 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the new Dell XPS 13 with Mobile Wireless Mouse Bundle. This laptop packs a 13.4- inch (1920 x 1200) anti-glare display with 500 nits of brightness. Powering the machine is the latest 3.3-GHz Intel Core i5-1230U 10-core CPU paired with 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB PCIe NVMe x2 SSD. We love the XPS 13 for its attractive, premium chassis and springy, comfortable keyboard. It's the Editor's Choice best all-around laptop. Use coupons, "LAPTOPMAG5 and "50OFF699" at checkout to drop it down to $883 ($296 off).
New Dell XPS 13 Plus OLED Laptop w/ Mobile Wireless Mouse:
was $2,029 now $1,812 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $217 on the new Dell XPS 13 Plus 12th Gen Intel laptop with Mobile Wireless Mouse Bundle. This configuration has a 13.4- inch 3.5K (3456 x 2160) OLED touch screen with 400 nits of brightness for an immersive viewing experience. It's powered by a 3.5-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260U 10-core CPU coupled with 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. Powered by Windows 11 Home, Dell XPS Plus owners have the option of installing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for a more customized user experience. Use coupons, "LAPTOPMAG5" and "100OFF1499" to drop its price to $1,628 ($401 off).
HP Zbook Studio G8 Workstation:
was $4,238 now $1,907 @ HP (opens in new tab)
Save a massive $2,331 on the excellent HP Zbook Studio G8 — our favorite mobile workstation. This machine packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 400 nit display, 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Nvidia's T1200 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory does the heavy lifting for graphics.
HP Envy x360 15.6-inch 2-in-1:
was $1,099 now $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the versatile HP Envy x360 2-in-1 laptop. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) touch screen, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U 10-core CPU, Intel Iris Xe graphics and 16GB of RAM. For storing important files, it houses a speedy 512GB SSD. The 360-degree hinge is versatile and lets you employ pen and touch inputs for sketching and taking notes.
Back-to-school laptop deals — MacBooks
Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16:
was $2,499 now $2,199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Now $300 off, the M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16 is at its lowest price ever. This 16-inch laptop is powered by Apple's M1 Pro 10-core chip coupled with 16GB of RAM and employs a 16-core GPU for graphics. Like the 14-inch M1 MacBook Pro, it boasts elegant design, excellent performance, and stellar battery life. Best Buy is also slashing up to $300 off MacBook Pro (opens in new tab) machines.
Apple M2 MacBook Air: from $1,099 @ Apple Education (opens in new tab)
Students and educators save $100 on the new M2 MacBook Air. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1600) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. Plus, you'll receive an Apple gift card valued at up to $150.
Apple M2 MacBook Pro: from $1,199 @ Apple Education Store (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the new M2 MacBook Pro and get a gift card valued at up to $150 from Apple. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features an M2 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. it packs a 13.3-inch Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. Plus, you'll receive an Apple gift card valued at up to $150.
Apple MacBook Air M1 w/ Free GC: was $999 now $899 @ Apple Education Store (opens in new tab)
The Apple Education Store is slashing $100 off, the Editor's Choice MacBook Air M1. Apple is sweetening this deal with a gift card up to $150. 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.
Back-to-school laptop deals — Chromebooks
HP Chromebook 14 Laptop:
was $319 now $198 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $121 on the 2022 HP Chromebook 14a-na0210nr. Don't let the budget price fool you, this laptop is 4K ready and well-suited for school, work, and consuming content. It has a 14-inch (1966 x 768) display, stereo speakers tuned by audio experts B&O, and rated battery life of 14 hours. This Chrome OS-charged laptop features a 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron N4120 quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 600 and 64GB of storage.
Asus Chromebook CX1:
was $369 now $119 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Currently $250 off at Best Buy, the Asus Chromebook CX1 gives you plenty of bang for your buck. It features an impressive 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 1.0-GHz Intel Celeron N4500 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of microSD-expandable storage. It's a budget-friendly option if you want a big screen laptop for creating docs, web browsing and streaming movies.
HP Chromebook X2:
was $599 now $299 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
At $300 off, the HP Chromebook X2 11-da0023dx is more affordable than ever. This detachable 2-in-1 has a 11-inch (2160 x 1440) 2K touchscreen, 2.4-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Adreno 618 graphics and 64GB of eMMC storage. It also ships with an HP Wireless Rechargeable USI Pen for jotting down notes or sketching. If you're looking for a flexible laptop that gives you the best of both worlds, the HP Chromebook X2 is a wise choice.
Lenovo Chromebook 3:
was $139 now $89 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $50 on the Lenovo Chromebook 3 at Best Buy. This laptop has an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and Radeon R5 graphics. There's 64GB of eMMC storage on board, expandable via the laptop's built-in microSD slot. Like all Chromebooks, it comes with an extra 15GB of Google Drive storage and Google Perks.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 2-in-1:
was $199 now $181 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Chromebook Spin 311 2-in-1 laptop is at its lowest price yet. This convertible Chromebook has an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, a 1.8-GHz AMD A6-9220C CPU, 4GB RAM, Radeon R5 graphics, and 32GB of storage. Compact, sleek and versatile, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is perfect for basic day-to-day tasks.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5: $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Editor's Choice Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops under $500. The device in this deal has a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) OLED 400 nit touch screen, 2.55-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180 8-core CPU and 8GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are Qualcomm Adreno graphics and 128GB of eMMC storage.