Best Buy back to school sales — here are my top 17 last-minute deals

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Retailers are starting to wind down their back to school sales. For students heading back to class, that means now is the time to shop. Whether you're looking to replace an old tablet or in search of a new laptop, there's still some time left to make any major purchases. 

One of the best back to school sales I've seen this summer comes from Best Buy. The retailer is offering aggressive discounts on Apple gear, headphones, and Windows laptops. To help last-minute shoppers find the best deals, I'm vetting all of the Best Buy back to school sales still available. Below you'll find the best deals along with recommendations on which laptops to buy, which tablets offer the best value, and more. 

Best Buy back to school sales

Bella Pro Series Air Fryer: was $59 now $34 @ Best Buy

Bella Pro Series Air Fryer: was $59 now $34 @ Best Buy
If you're going to eat unhealthy, then you might as well do it right. This 4.2-quart air fryer lets you enjoy those French fries and fried chicken wings with less guilt as it uses a powerful heating system to cook your food (instead of tons of oil). It's compact size makes it great for dorm rooms or small kitchens. This is a Best Buy exclusive, so you won't find it elsewhere. 

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 as well as 4K 65-inch and 75-inch 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.

Keurig K-Latte Coffee Maker: was $89 now $69 @ Best BuyPrice check: $77 @ Walmart | sold out @ Amazon

Keurig K-Latte Coffee Maker: was $89 now $69 @ Best Buy
Perfect your latte art making skills with the Keurig K-Latte Coffee and Latte Maker. The single-serve coffee and latte maker les you brew 6-, 8-, or 10-ounce cups of coffee, tea, or cocoa. It also lets you make lattes in three easy steps. 
Price check: $77 @ Walmart | sold out @ Amazon

Samsung 990 Pro SSD (1TB): was $159 now $84 @ Best BuyPrice check: $84 @ Samsung | $84 @ Amazon

Samsung 990 Pro SSD (1TB): was $159 now $84 @ Best Buy
The Samsung 990 Pro SSD (1TB) just crashed to its lowest price ever. This PCIe 4.0 M.2 storage device is PS5 compatible and packs seriously impressive speeds. Samsung's new SSD offers a sequential read speed of 7,450 MB/s and a write speed of 6,900 MB/s. It also comes with a heatsink equipped with RGB lighting. It's a great pick if you want to boost your console's storage capacity.
Price check: $84 @ Samsung | $84 @ Amazon

Fire HD 10 Tablet (2021): was $149 now $119 @ Best Buy
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 tablet deals you'll find. In our Amazon Fire HD 10 review, we said it packs an amazing 13 hour and 14 minute battery life and it's great for casual use (internet, e-books, and video).
Price check: $119 @ Amazon

Fire HD 10 Tablet (2021): was $149 now $119 @ Best Buy
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 tablet deals you'll find. In our Amazon Fire HD 10 review, we said it packs an amazing 13 hour and 14 minute battery life and it's great for casual use (internet, e-books, and video).
Price check: $119 @ Amazon

Sony WH-CH720N was $149 now $129 @ Best Buy
As Price check: $128 @ Amazon

Sony WH-CH720N was $149 now $129 @ Best Buy
As the follow-up to the company's WH-CH710N over-ear headphones that launched in 2020, the WH-CH720N offer improved noise canceling, 35-hour battery life with noise canceling enabled, and full Sony Headphone Connect app support. They're a solid pair of entry-level noise-canceling headphones.
Price check: $128 @ Amazon

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

10.2" iPad (WiFi/64GB): was $329 now $269 @ Best Buy
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. It's an all-time price low right now. 
Price check: $269 @ Amazon

LG UltraGear 27" Monitor: was $399 now $299 @ Best BuyPrice check: $299 @ Amazon

LG UltraGear 27" Monitor: was $399 now $299 @ Best Buy
LG's gaming monitor boasts a QHD (2560 X 1440) IPS display, 1ms response time, and a 165Hz refresh rate. It's compatible with Nvidia G-Sync, supports HDR10, and has a stand that can tilt and pivot (landscape to portrait). It's also height-adjustable.
Price check: $299 @ Amazon

Samsung 34" ViewFinity S50GC: was $379 now $299 @ Best BuyPrice check: $299 @ Amazon

Samsung 34" ViewFinity S50GC: was $379 now $299 @ Best Buy
The 34-inch Samsung ViewFinity S50GC monitor is the screen you want for those late night Netflix, err, study sessions. The Ultra-WQHD monitor packs a 3440 x 1440 resolution, 100Hz refresh rate, 5ms response time, HDR10 support, and DisplayPort/HDMI connectivity. Note that you can tilt the screen, but it's not height adjustable.
Price check: $299 @ Amazon

HP 14" 2-in-1 Chromebook: was $699 now $379 @ Best BuyPrice check: refurb $264 @ Amazon

HP 14" 2-in-1 Chromebook: was $699 now $379 @ Best Buy
The HP 14-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook is a little pricier than your average Chromebook, but it's well worth the cost of admission, especially now that it's on sale. It features a 14-inch 1080p touchscreen display, Core i3-1115G4 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. The 2-in-1 can be used in laptop or tablet mode.
Price check: refurb $264 @ Amazon

10.9" iPad 2022 (WiFi/64GB): was $449 now $399 @ Best Buy
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: $399 @ Amazon

10.9" iPad 2022 (WiFi/64GB): was $449 now $399 @ Best Buy
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: $399 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 7a: was $499 now $444 @ Best BuyPrice check: $444 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 7a: was $499 now $444 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is knocking $55 off all Pixel 7a purchases. 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.
Price check: $444 @ Amazon

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.

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

MacBook Air 13 (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ Best Buy
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 @ Amazon

HP Envy 2-in-1: was $1,149 now $749 @ Best BuyPrice check: $1,669 @ Amazon

HP Envy 2-in-1: was $1,149 now $749 @ Best Buy
Save a whopping $400 on this HP Envy 2-in-1. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p touch LCD, Core i7-1355U CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The laptop can be used in laptop, tablet, or tent mode and it also has a backlit keyboard for those all-night study sessions.
Price check: $1,669 @ Amazon

Aventon Soltera Ebike: was $1,399 now $999 @ Best BuyPrice check: $999 @ Aventon (limited colors)

Aventon Soltera Ebike: was $1,399 now $999 @ Best Buy
The Aventon Soltera offers and fun and zippy way to get around campus. In our Aventon Soltera review, we said beginner e-bike riders or budget-conscious commuters will be plenty pleased with the no-frills package the Soltera offers. This 7-speed model features a 40 mile max operating range and 20mph max speed.
Price check: $999 @ Aventon (limited colors)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 Gaming Laptop: was $1,449 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
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Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 Gaming Laptop: was $1,449 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 Gaming Laptop has just been slashed $250 off at Best Buy, dropping it to just $1,199. Underneath its sleek casing, you'll find a Core i7-13620H CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an RTX 4060 GPU. It also packs a 16-inch 1080p display with a 165Hz refresh rate. It's a great pick for newcomers to the world of PC gaming and veterans alike as we rank it as the best gaming laptop you can buy. Note that it sold for $999 last month, but today's config packs a notably better CPU and GPU. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.