Back to school sales 2023 — best deals right now

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Back to school sales are starting to wind down. As we approach the first day of September, retailers are shifting their focus to Labor Day sales. However, there's still time to score discounts on laptops, apparel, tablets, and everything in between. 

I've been covering retail events like back to school for over 10 years. To help you find the best back to school sales and avoid mediocre deals, I'm rounding up back to school deals on items we've tested or that the Tom's Guide staff recommends. This includes our favorite notebooks, best dorm-room friendly coffee machines, and our top noise cancelling headphones. 

We're all trying to save money these days, so I'm also highlighting deals on our favorite value buys. Whether it's the best budget gaming laptop we've tested or our favorite cheap smartphone, I've picked out something for every back to school budget. 

Currently, one of my favorite back to school sales comes courtesy of Best Buy. Right now you can get MacBooks from $749, small dorm appliances from $69, and monitors from $89 at Best Buy. Meanwhile, Dell has laptops on sale from $299 and monitors from $79. The sale includes XPS machines as well as Alienware gaming rigs. 

For more ways to save, check out our tips to picking the perfect back to school laptop and why noise-cancelling headphones are college essentials.

Best back to school sales

Editor's Choice sales

Amazon back to school sale: deals from $5 @ Amazon

Amazon back to school sale: deals from $5 @ Amazon
Amazon has one of the biggest back to school sales we've seen. The sale offers deals for children and college students alike. Save on school supplies (pens/markers/backpacks), apparel (Gap/Adidas/Disney), and more. 

5G smartphone sale: free phone w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon

5G smartphone sale: free phone w/ trade-in + unlimited @ Verizon
For a limited time, Verizon is offering select 5G phones for free. Existing and new customers can get this deal by opening a new line or upgrading to eligible 5G data plans. Free phones include the iPhone 14 and the new Galaxy Z Flip 5, whereas phones like the iPhone 14 Plus are just $5/month.

Back to school sale: deals from $69 @ Best Buy

Back to school sale: deals from $69 @ Best Buy
Back to school season is here and the Best Buy Back to School Sale is offering numerous deals for students of all ages. After discount, laptops start from $169, headphones from $69, and small dorm room friendly appliances from $79. Plus, MacBooks are on sale from $749.

Dell laptops/monitors: deals from $79 @ Dell

Dell laptops/monitors: deals from $79 @ Dell
Dell is offering a huge back to school sale with discounts on 1080p monitors, laptops, desktops, headphones, and more. After discount, monitors start from $79, whereas laptops start at just $329 for a basic machine. 

PS5, Xbox and Switch games: buy 1 get 1 free @ Amazon

PS5, Xbox and Switch games: buy 1 get 1 free @ Amazon
Amazon is offering a "buy 1 get 1 free" promotional sale on various PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch games. While the biggest releases of 2023 aren't included, there are still plenty of worthwhile picks. Just add two eligible games to your Amazon shopping cart, and the cheaper one will be free when you checkout. Even better, you can mix and match across platforms. 

AT&T smartphone sale: up to $1,000 off @ AT&T

AT&T smartphone sale: up to $1,000 off @ AT&T
AT&T's back to school sale is officially live. New and existing users can knock up to $1,000 off flagship smartphones after trade-in. For example, trade-in any Galaxy phone in any condition and you'll get the new Galaxy Z Flip 5 for free. Alternatively, you can get the iPhone 14 Pro Max for just $2/month after trade-in. 

Value Picks

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best BuyPrice check: $949 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best Buy
The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of great features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's M2 CPU w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air M2 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop an unbeatable combo of performance, design, and battery life.
Price check: $949 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

Gateway 14" Ultra Slim Laptop: was $479 now $398 @ Walmart

Gateway 14" Ultra Slim Laptop: was $479 now $398 @ Walmart
The Gateway Ultra Slim Notebook is a budget machine packed with mainstream specs. For $399, you get a 14-inch 1080p IPS display, Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Budget laptops usually skimp on RAM or CPU power, but this machine is more than suitable for everything from homework to casual gaming.

Nectar: was $599 now $399 @ Nectar

Nectar: was $599 now $399 @ Nectar
I love my Nectar mattress and while I don't own the memory foam mattress, our sleep editor called it her favorite value mattress. In our Nectar mattress review, we said the Editor's Choice bed is a tremendous value for the money and one of the best mattresses for college students. We found it's very comfortable (thanks to its five layers of memory foam) and it offers excellent pressure relief around your shoulders, hips, and back. Bonus points for offering an impressive 365-night trial and a forever guarantee. As part of its current sale — you can get the twin mattress for $399 (was $599) or the queen for $699 (was $1,049).

Apple Mac mini M2: was $599 now $499 @ B&H Photo
Back in stock! Price check: sold out @ Amazon | $599 @ Best Buy

Apple Mac mini M2: was $599 now $499 @ B&H Photo
Back in stock!
The new Mac mini M2 is faster and $100 cheaper than its M1-based predecessor. In our Mac mini M2 review, we said it's one of the best computers on the market with a speedy M2 CPU that runs circles around Apple's M1 CPU. The base model supports up to two external displays at up to the same resolutions (6K via Thunderbolt 4 or 4K via HDMI). It features an M2 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD.
Price check: sold out @ Amazon | $599 @ Best Buy

Siena Mattress: was $499 now $199 @ Siena

Siena Mattress: was $499 now $199 @ Siena
The Siena Mattress is a very affordable memory foam mattress from the same company behind Nectar and DreamCloud. Its medium-firmness feel should suit most sleepers and we like that it has five layers of memory foam and polyfoam, with a breathable cover to help you sleep cooler at night. In our Siena Memory Foam mattress review, we said it offers excellent temperature regulation, superb edge support, and low motion transfer for a very low price. As part of its back to school sale — Siena is offering the twin for $199 (was $499), whereas the queen is $399 (was $699). You also get a 180-night trial with free shipping and returns. 

Laptops

Dell laptop sale: from $279 @ Dell

Dell laptop sale: from $279 @ Dell
As part of its back to school sales, Dell has multiple laptops on sale from $279. The sale includes XPS, Inspiron, and more. For instance, you can get the Inspiron 15 for $449 (was $649). This everyday laptop can be used for everything from Netflix streaming to work. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD, Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. We like this config because you get a 1080p LCD and everything you could need at a reasonable price. 

HP laptop sale: 50% off deals from $299 @ HP50% off laptops:

HP laptop sale: 50% off deals from $299 @ HP
50% off laptops: Back to school sales are starting at HP. The PC manufacturer is taking up to 50% off select machines. After discount, laptops start as low as $229. A good mainstream machine is the HP Chromebook for $209 ($100 off), which includes a 14-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, Celeron N4120 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB eMMC. We're generally not fans of the 1366 x 768 display, but if you're looking for a budget machine for basic tasks, this should suit your needs. 

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: was $629 now $399 @ Best Buy

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: was $629 now $399 @ Best Buy
There are plenty of cheap laptops out there, but if you want a machine that's usable, the IdeaPad 3i won't disappoint. For starters, it has a 15.6-inch 1080p LCD — something which many budget laptops forgo. You also get a Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It won't play the latest PC games, but it's a reliable machine for everyday work, Web-based tasks, and streaming. 

MSI Cyborg 15 w/ RTX 4050: was $999 now $699 @ Best Buy

MSI Cyborg 15 w/ RTX 4050: was $999 now $699 @ Best Buy
We named the MSI Cyborg 15 one of the best gaming laptops you can buy. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz LCD, Core i5-12450H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an RTX 4050 GPU with 6GB of RAM. You might not be able to crank the settings all the way up on the latest games, but if you play at medium and high settings at 1080p, you're going to have an enjoyable gaming experience. We also found the machine was great for everyday productivity.

Dell XPS 13: was $949 now $849 @ Dell

Dell XPS 13: was $949 now $849 @ Dell
The XPS 13 is one of our favorite overall laptops. Although we dislike that the 2022 model only has a pair of Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, it's still a capable machine for most users. In our XPS 13 (2022) review, we called it a good laptop for everyday computing and for streaming content. It packs a 13.4-inch 1920 x 1200 60Hz display, Core i5-1230U CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. 

HP Omen 16 w/ RTX 4050: was $1,249 now $899 @ Best Buy

HP Omen 16 w/ RTX 4050: was $1,249 now $899 @ Best Buy
Casual gamers on a strict budget will want to check out the HP Omen 16. It has a clean design, trim bezels, and a respectable spec sheet for the price. You get a 16.1-inch 1080p 144Hz LCD, Core i5-13420H CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a GeForce RTX 4050 GPU.

Dell G16 Gaming Laptop: was $1,249 now $899 @ Dell

Dell G16 Gaming Laptop: was $1,249 now $899 @ Dell
Need a study break? This Dell G16 makes for a great everyday laptop with enough horsepower to double as a casual gaming rig. It features a 16-inch 2560 x 1600 QHD 165Hz LCD, Core i7-12700H CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and an RTX 3050 Ti GPU. It's a reasonably priced machine for the casual PC gamer who doesn't need to play the latest games at their highest settings. 

Acer Predator Helios Neo: was $1,199 now $999 @ Best Buy

Acer Predator Helios Neo: was $1,199 now $999 @ Best Buy
The Acer Predator Helios Neo is a powerful gaming laptop that can be used for just about any task. It features a 16-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS panel with 165Hz refresh rate, Core i5-13500HX CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and GeForce RTX 4050 GPU. It also has two PCIe M.2 slots, which leaves one slot available for future upgradeability. 

MacBooks

MacBook Air 13 (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ AmazonLowest price!Price check: $849 @ B&H Photo | $749 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 13 (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ Amazon
Lowest price! It's no longer Apple's flagship, but the MacBook Air M1 offers fantastic performance and value. The M1 CPU never stuttered in our tests and also helped it reach over 14 hours of battery life. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Air M1 review, we said it offers amazing endurance and shockingly good speed. This is the lowest price ever for the MacBook Air M1.
Price check: $849 @ B&H Photo | $749 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ AmazonPrice check: $1,099 @ B&H Photo | $1,099 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon
The 2022 MacBook Pro sports a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560 x 1600), Apple's new M2 CPU w/ 10 core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 review, we said it delivers mind-blowing performance and an epic 18:20 battery life. It's just $50 shy of its all-time price low.
Price check: $1,099 @ B&H Photo | $1,099 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 15 (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,229 @ B&H PhotoPrice check: $1,229 @ Amazon | $1,299 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 15 (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,229 @ B&H Photo
There's a new MacBook Air in town. Apple's biggest MacBook Air features a large 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display (2880 x 1864), Apple's M2 chip w/ 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air 15 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop a super-sized version of the 13-inch model with excellent performance, epic battery life (15 hours in our testing), and a gorgeous display.
Price check: $1,229 @ Amazon | $1,299 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 14" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ B&H PhotoPrice check: $1,799 @ Best Buy | $1,999 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 14" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ B&H Photo
The 2023 MacBook Pro 14-inch packs Apple's new M2 Pro silicon, which outperforms most of today's flagship laptops. (It can also be configured with the M2 Pro Max). In our MacBook Pro 14-inch 2023 review, we called it the world's best laptop. It offers an incredible battery life of over 14 hours. The base model includes a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (3024 x 1964), M2 Pro 10-core CPU (w/ 16-core GPU), 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Price check: $1,799 @ Best Buy | $1,999 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 16" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,249 @ AmazonPrice check: $2,249 @ B&H Photo | $2,299 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 16" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,249 @ Amazon
Apple's new premier laptop is the most powerful Mac laptop we've tested. In our MacBook Pro 16-inch 2023 review, we said its 16-inch mini-LED display is one of the best laptop displays we've tested. If you own an older Intel-powered MacBook Pro and need a new mobile powerhouse, this is the Mac you want. It features a 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (3456 x 2234), M2 Pro 12-core CPU (w/ 19-core GPU), 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Price check: $2,249 @ B&H Photo | $2,299 @ Best Buy

Dorm room essentials

Magic Bullet Blender: was $49 now $39 @ Amazon

Magic Bullet Blender: was $49 now $39 @ Amazon
The Magic Bullet Blender is great for athletes or anyone who's trying to eat healthier. It can be used to make a wide variety of health shakes and smoothies; just add your protein powder of choice and you're set! It can also be used to make pasta sauces and guac.

Roku Streaming Stick 4K: was $49 now $39 @ Amazon

Roku Streaming Stick 4K: was $49 now $39 @ Amazon
The latest version of Roku's popular streaming stick is our pick for the best streaming device you can buy, and that was before it dropped to a new low price. The Roku 4K offers access to all the streaming services you need via a clean interface. Plus, Dolby Vision ensures solid picture quality to a strong standard, and the new long-range Wi-Fi receiver helps you ditch buffering issues.

Roku TV 32" Select Series TV: was $169 now $149 @ Best Buy

Roku TV 32" Select Series TV: was $169 now $149 @ Best Buy
Roku's new line of TVs are on sale. This model maxes out at 720p resolution, but it's small and cheap enough to fit into any dorm room or tight living space. Made by Roku, this TV also features Roku's platform for all your streaming needs. Sold exclusively at Best Buy, it's on sale for $149.

Fire TV with Echo Pop: deals from $64 @ Best Buy

Fire TV with Echo Pop: deals from $64 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has Amazon Fire TVs on sale for as low as $64. Even better, every TV comes with a free Echo Pop smart speaker ($39 value). The sale includes small 1080p sets (perfect for a small dorm room) as well as 4K TVs. Meanwhile, the Echo Pop is Amazon's latest smart speaker that lets you set timers, control other smart home devices, and more. This is the best sale we've seen on Fire TVs all year.

Tempur-Adjustable Support Pillow: 2-pack for $99 @ Tempur-Pedic

Tempur-Adjustable Support Pillow: 2-pack for $99 @ Tempur-Pedic
Normally priced at $69 each, Tempur-Pedic has its Adjustable Support Pillows on sale. Currently, you can get two pillows for just $99. That's $39 off and one of the best sales I've seen on Tempur-Pedic pillows. The pillow uses the Tempur's proprietary blend of materials to offer pressure relief and comfort. (Editor's Note: I've been using these pillows for over a year and find they offer the perfect balance between firm and soft). 

Kasa Smart Plug 4-Pack: was $29 now $25 @ Amazon

Kasa Smart Plug 4-Pack: was $29 now $25 @ Amazon
These Kasa smart plugs can be controlled via voice or app to manage things like lamps, string lights, and coffee makers. (They're compatible with Alexa and Google Home Assistant). You can even leave one in the bathroom for hair styling tools, so you can always double check that the curling iron is off, even after you've left your dorm room.

Keurig K-Mini coffee maker: was $99 now $66 @ Amazon

Keurig K-Mini coffee maker: was $99 now $66 @ Amazon
The Keurig K-Mini accepts K-Cup branded coffee pods to brew 6- or 12-ounce cups of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa quickly and efficiently. It even works with My K-Cup universal reusable pods, letting you enjoy your favorite blend without adding to the landfill. In our Keurig K-Mini review, we said it's super compact and excels at its one function — brewing a pod of coffee. 

Luna Adult Weighted Blanket: was $109 now $68 @ Amazon

Luna Adult Weighted Blanket: was $109 now $68 @ Amazon
The Luna Adult Weighted Blanket is on sale at its lowest price ever. Its hypoallergenic construction, breathable cover and medical-grade glass bead filling for even weight distribution were all reasons why we voted this one of the best weighted blankets. It's on sale for $71, but there's also an on-page digital coupon to save an extra 5% during checkout for a final price of $68.

Headphones

Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds: was $69 now $49 @ Best Buy

Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds: was $69 now $49 @ Best Buy
The Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds are small, sleek headphones that offer up to 12 hours of battery life, a comfortable fit and flawless Bluetooth connectivity. You can use them with iOS, Android or PC, and you can customize the fit with four different eartip sizes. In our Beats Flex review, we said they also offer strong mics for effective call quality and Siri use, which makes them worth the price of admission. 

Beats Studio Buds:

Beats Studio Buds: was $149 now $99 @ Amazon
The Beats Studio Buds offer active noise cancelling, sweat resistance and up to eight hours listening time, or 24 hours when combined with the pocket-sized charging case. In our Beats Studio Buds review, we labeled them a surprisingly affordable option for ANC. Add in impressive sound, and they're a top contender in its price range. They hit $89 last holiday season, which makes this their second-lowest price. 

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro was $229 now $134 @ Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro was $229 now $134 @ Amazon
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offer high quality audio and compelling 3D sound with precise head tracking. The updated design provides improved comfort, while battery life runs to 5 hours before needing a recharge. Meanwhile, the charging case gives 29 hours worth of playback time before needing a top up. In our Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro review we said the Editor's Choice buds deliver great sound and superb ANC, and are an essential audio companion for Galaxy mobile owners.

Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $159 @ Amazon

Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $159 @ Amazon
The Powerbeats Pro are one of the best wireless earbuds on the market, featuring a nine-hour battery life (more than 24 hours with the charging case), water resistance, well-balanced sound and a comfortable yet stylish design. In our Powerbeats Pro review we said they're Apple's first pair of completely wireless fitness earbuds (by way of Beats). They deliver excellent sound and seamless iPhone integration in a low-profile package. They're $10 shy of their all-time price low.

AirPods Pro 2 (2022): was $249 now $199 @ Amazon

AirPods Pro 2 (2022): was $249 now $199 @ Amazon
The AirPods Pro 2 pack Apple's new H2 chip to provide 2x more noice cancellation than their predecessors. They also offer Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for a more immersive audio experience. In our AirPods Pro 2 review, we said they take everything we loved about the original AirPods Pro to the next level. 

Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones: was $349 now $278 @ Amazon

Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones: was $349 now $278 @ Amazon
Although now superseded by the WH-1000XM5, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are still a solid buy. They offer effective ANC, superior comfort, excellent sound quality, and an epic battery life that runs up to 38 hours. In our Sony WH-1000XM4 review, we said they're one of the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market. 

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2: was $299 now $249 @ Amazon

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2: was $299 now $249 @ Amazon
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 take ANC to the next level. In our Bose QuietComfort Earbuds 2 review, we said these buds are a remarkable follow-up to their predecessors delivering better sound, call quality, and unrivaled ANC. Sound balance and noise neutralization work extremely well and battery life lasts up to 6 hours, with an extra 24 hours via the charging case.

Bose QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $279 @ Amazon

Bose QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $279 @ Amazon
The Bose QC 45 offer enhanced active noise cancellation, better sound, and longer battery life than their predecessors. In our Bose QuietComfort 45 review, we said they're a no brainer for Bose fans who want to swap out their older QC headphones for something more modern, or shoppers who want first-class Bose noise cancellation at a cheaper price than the premium Bose 700.

Tablets

Galaxy Tab S9: up to $650 off w/ trade-in @ SamsungFree keyboard!

Galaxy Tab S9: up to $650 off w/ trade-in @ Samsung
Free keyboard! Samsung is knocking up to $650 off its Galaxy Tab S9 when you trade-in an older device. Additionally, you'll get a free keyboard slim ($139 value) with your order. If you opt for a bundle, you'll also get $95 off the Galaxy Watch 6 or 25% off Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Fire HD 10 Tablet (2021): was $149 now $119 @ Amazon

Fire HD 10 Tablet (2021): was $149 now $119 @ Amazon
With its bright, vivid display and speedy performance, the Fire HD 10 is a solid choice if you're looking for an affordable tablet that you can take everywhere. At its current price, it's one of the best deals you'll find. 

10.2" iPad (WiFi/64GB): was $329 now $269 @ AmazonPrice check: $269 @ Best Buy

10.2" iPad (WiFi/64GB): was $329 now $269 @ Amazon
The 10.2-inch iPad features Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, a 12MP front camera, and 64GB of storage (instead of 32GB like its predecessor). You also get support for Center Stage, which uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing camera during FaceTime video calls. In our iPad 10.2-inch review, we called it a solid tablet with a great screen, smooth performance, and good battery life for a reasonable price. Note: The 256GB model is also on sale for $389 at Amazon ($80 off).
Price check: $269 @ Best Buy

10.9" iPad 2022 (WiFi/64GB): was $449 now $399 @ Amazon
The 2022 iPad features a large 10.9-inch (2360 x 1640) screen, A14 Bionic CPU, 12MP rear/front cameras, USB-C connectivity, and Magic Keyboard Folio ($249) support. Although it received a considerable $120 price increase from its predecessor, it's now on sale. In our iPad 2022 review, we said it delivers almost everything you could want in a modern table. 
Price check: $449 @ Best Buy

10.9" iPad 2022 (WiFi/64GB): was $449 now $399 @ Amazon
The 2022 iPad features a large 10.9-inch (2360 x 1640) screen, A14 Bionic CPU, 12MP rear/front cameras, USB-C connectivity, and Magic Keyboard Folio ($249) support. Although it received a considerable $120 price increase from its predecessor, it's now on sale. In our iPad 2022 review, we said it delivers almost everything you could want in a modern table. 
Price check: $449 @ Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7: was $649 now $409 @ Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7: was $649 now $409 @ Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is a great rival to the iPad Pro. It beats the battery life of the iPad Pro by more than 5 hours, plus you get facial recognition features for a fraction of the cost. In our Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 review, we said it's the best best iPad Pro competitor yet. Even with the Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra on the market, the Galaxy Tab S7 is still a worthwhile Android tablet especially on sale.

10.9" iPad Air (WiFi/64GB): was $599 now $499 @ AmazonPrice check: $499 @ Best Buy

10.9" iPad Air (WiFi/64GB): was $599 now $499 @ Amazon
The 2022 iPad Air is powered by Apple's M1 processor, which features an 8-core CPU that delivers up to 60% faster performance than the previous-gen iPad Air. Other standout features include a 12MP ultra wide front camera that supports Center Stage and 5G support (cellular models only). The tablet features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640), 12MP wide (rear) camera, USB-C charging, and Magic Keyboard support. In our Apple iPad Air 2022 review, we said it sets a new standard for tablets.
Price check: $499 @ Best Buy

11" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): was $799 now $749 @ AmazonPrice check: $749 @ B&H Photo

11" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon
The 11-inch iPad Pro is built around Apple's latest M2 CPU. It packs an 11-inch 2388 x 1668 Liquid Retina display with ProMotion (120Hz), Apple Pencil 2/Magic Keyboard/Smart Keyboard Folio support, and works with Apple Pencil hover, which lets you see a preview of your mark before you make it. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras and a 12MP TrueDepth front camera.
Price check: $749 @ B&H Photo

Cord Cutting

Sling TV: 50% off first month @ Sling

Sling TV: 50% off first month @ Sling
Sling TV is an affordable live TV service that offers flexibility and lots of customization. For a limited time, new Sling subscribers get 50% off their first month. You can sign up for Sling Orange (regularly $40/month) or Sling Blue (regularly $45/month) — or a combination of both packages (regularly $60/month). After discount, prices for the first month are $20, $22, or $30, respectively. In our Sling TV review, we called the Editor's Choice service a cheap and flexible option for cord-cutters.

Spotify Premium Student: was $21.98/month now $4.99/month @ Spotify

Spotify Premium Student: was $21.98/month now $4.99/month @ Spotify
Spotify Premium Student bundles Spotify Premium, Hulu (ad-supported), and Showtime for just $4.99/month. Traditionally, all three services would cost you $21.98/month, which makes this an extraordinary deal (77% off) for cash-strapped students. You'll need to re-verify your eligibility every 12 months. Additionally, you're only entitled the student rate for a maximum of four years.

YouTube TV: was $72 now $64 per month

YouTube TV: was $72 now $64 per month
One of the best cable TV alternatives, YouTube TV, is currently on sale. This discount cuts your fee for your first three months, and it's on top of a three-week free trial. YouTube TV offers more than 100 live TV channels, with an unlimited DVR to record it all in. Check out our YouTube TV review to learn why we like it. 

Phones

Galaxy A54: $5/month w/ trade-in @ AT&TPrice check: $10/month w/ new line @ Verizon |
$399 unlocked @ Amazon

Galaxy A54: $5/month w/ trade-in @ AT&T
The Galaxy A54 is the best cheap phone you can buy right now. In our testing, we found it even edges out the new Pixel 7a. Purchase your Galaxy A54 at AT&T and you'll pay just $5 per month after trade-in. (An eligible unlimited data plan is required). The phone features a 6.4-inch FHD AMOLED 120Hz display, Exynos 1380 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Rear camera lenses include a 50MP main (f/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2), and 5MP macro (f/2.4). On the front you'll find a 32MP (f/2.2) lens. 
Price check: $10/month w/ new line @ Verizon |
$399 unlocked @ Amazon

Google Pixel 7a: was $499 now $449 @ Best Buy

Google Pixel 7a: was $499 now $449 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is knocking $50 off all Pixel 7a purchases. (You'll need to activate your phone during checkout to get this deal). The phone features a 6.1-inch OLED (2400 x 1080) 90Hz display, Tensor G2 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You also get a 64MP (f/1.89) main camera lens, 13MP (f/2.2) ultrawide lens, and a 13MP (f/2.2) front camera. In our Google Pixel 7a review, we said Google's new phone offers the most premium features out of any budget phone for your money.

iPhone 14 Plus: $5/month w/ new line @ Verizon
Verizon is offering the iPhone 14 Plus for $5/month with a new line. (No trade-in is required). Note that you'll need to buy your iPhone online to get this deal. 
Price check: up to $700 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T

iPhone 14 Plus: $5/month w/ new line @ Verizon
Verizon is offering the iPhone 14 Plus for $5/month with a new line. (No trade-in is required). Note that you'll need to buy your iPhone online to get this deal.
Price check: up to $700 off w/ trade-in @ AT&T

Visible: was $30/month now $25/month @ Visible

Visible: was $30/month now $25/month @ Visible
Verizon-owned Visible just lowered the price of its unlimited data plan. New members will pay just $25/month for the basic Visible Plan. (It used to cost $30/month). The basic plan includes unlimited talk/text/5G data, unlimited mobile hotspot, and unlimited talk/text to Mexico and Canada. In our Visible review, we called it a bargain carrier compared to other phone carriers. 

Backpacks

Nike Brasilia Backpack: was $109 now $49 @ WalmartPrice check: sold out @ Amazon

Nike Brasilia Backpack: was $109 now $49 @ Walmart
The Nike Brasilia backpack is a unisex backpack that features a spacious main compartment and a laptop pocket. It also has side pockets for water bottles and more. Various colors are on sale for $49.
Price check: sold out @ Amazon

Mancro Laptop Backpack: was $29 now $19 @ Amazon

Mancro Laptop Backpack: was $29 now $19 @ Amazon
The Mancro Laptop Backpack has over 10 compartments, one of which can house a 15-inch laptop. It also has a combination zipper lock, which ensures no one will open your laptop bag and steal its contents when you're not looking. 

Matein Laptop Backpack: was $39 now $23 @ Amazon

Matein Laptop Backpack: was $39 now $23 @ Amazon
Don't let its cheap price fool you. The Matein Laptop Backpack is one of the coolest laptop bags on the market. The 27-liter bag features a padded laptop sleeve that fits up to a 17-inch laptop. It also has a USB-charging port, which connects to a battery backup in the bag that lets you charge your devices without having to open your backpack. (Battery not included).