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Back to school laptop deals 2022 — save on MacBooks, Chromebooks and more

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It's not too late to shop back to school sales because retailers are still offering discounts on a range of essentials, including laptops that are perfect for both work and play. 

Back to school laptop deals are usually among the most popular categories during these seasonal sales, but with the rise of at-home learning over the past two years, more and more students are relying on laptops for educational purposes. 

In fact, you can also look at our tips to buy the perfect back to school laptop.

We're here to help you score a capable machine at a low price, so we've rounded up the best back to school laptop deals that you can shop right now below. Highlights of the current offers include up to $300 off Intel machines at Best Buy (opens in new tab) and laptops from $249 with next-day delivery at Dell (opens in new tab)

Whether you're looking for an everyday Chromebook, a stylish MacBook Pro, or even a machine that is powerful enough for a spot of recreational gaming once homework is done, these are the best back to school laptop deals available right now. 

Back to school laptop deals right now

Back to school laptop deals under $299

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Asus C223 11.6" Chromebook: was $249 now $134 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
A hyper-affordable Chromebook, Asus' 11.6-inch model is currently more than $100 off, with the C223's price dropping even further to $134 currently. But this Chromebook gives you something you won't expect from a laptop this cheap: full-functionality USB-C ports. Yes, the reversible power-charging data-transfer port comes standard on this model. 

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Lenovo 14 S330 Chromebook: was $279 now $174 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Lenovo Chromebook is perfect for at-home learning and is currently $174 at Walmart. It features a 14-inch HD display, a MediaTek quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB EMMc storage. Not bad for such a low price. 

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Lenovo Chromebook C340: was $309 now $175 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
This Lenovo Chromebook features an 11.6-inch display that can be completely flipped in on itself, to create a laptop that can be used as a tablet-style device as well. It also sports an Intel Celeron N4000 Dual-Core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB eMMC SSD, and Intel UHD Graphics 600. 

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Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6": was $289 now $249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of the more popular mid-range Chromebooks, Acer's Chromebook Spin 311 is at a massive discount here for $40 off. This convertible is rated for up to 10 hours of battery life. It also features a touchscreen, a necessity for laptops with its 360-degree hinge. 

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Asus Chromebook C203XA: was $249 now $204 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you need a Chromebook that's rugged and durable, look no further than the Asus Chromebook C203XA, which has a spill-proof keyboard, military grade durability and a scratch resistant screen. This makes it perfect for any challenging or accident-prone environments. Right now, Amazon are selling this Chromebook for just over $200. 

Back to school laptop deals under $599

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HP 15z: was $469 now $319 @ HP (opens in new tab)
The HP 15z is a solid mid-range laptop that can be used by students or anyone looking to perform everyday tasks. It packs a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, 2.4GHz AMD Athlon Gold 3150U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Recommended upgrades include a 1080p LCD (+$60) or a Ryzen 3 CPU (+$20).

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Gateway 14" Laptop: was $699 now $399 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
It might be small but it's certainly mighty. This Gateway machine houses a 14.1-inch 1080p IPS LCD, Core i5-1035G1 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 256GB of storage. It also has Tuned by  THX Audio and built-in Cortana, to make it one of the best back to school laptop deals you'll find.

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HP Laptop 15t-dw300: was $599 now $429 @ HP (opens in new tab)
This mid-range HP laptop doesn't sacrifice performance in the name of price. It includes an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 256GB SSD, and a 15.6 touch display. It's currently $170 off at HP. 

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Acer Spin 3: was $699 now $399 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
This Acer Spin 3 doubles as both a laptop and a tablet. Making it perfect for home learning as well as working while traveling. It features an FHD 14-inch touch-screen display, 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU and 156GB SSD for storage. it's currently more than $300 off at Walmart. 

Back to school laptop deals over $599

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Dell G15 Gaming Laptop: was $1,184 now $685 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Dell has slashed the price of this G15 gaming laptop by $498 for a limited time. This machine sports an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11260H processor, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Plus, a 15.6-inch FHD display and Alienware-inspired cooling system. 

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Surface Pro 7 w/ Type Cover: was $929 now $599 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Surface Pro 7 is considered one of the best tablets on the market. With Windows 10 built-in, a great display and its high-quality type cover included, the Surface Pro 7 is a steal for anyone looking for a premium 2-in-1 laptop for an affordable price. It's now just $599. 

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro: was $1,099 now $796 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has a decent deal on the larger model of Samsung's new Galaxy Book Pro laptop that takes it down below $1,000. For that you'll get a 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Pro with an AMOLED screen, an 11th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. It's a decent laptop, especially at this price, and the AMOLED display is gorgeous. Click the on-page coupon for the full discount.

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Razer Blade 15: was $1,499 now $1,399 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Gaming laptops aren't traditionally seen as back-to-school machines, but at $100 off this deal on the popular Razer Blade 15 is one you won't want to miss. It sports a 15.6-inch FHD display,10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTZ 1660 Ti, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a backlit keyboard as well. 

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Asus ROG Zephyrus w/ RTX 3080: was $2,199 now $1,999 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This deal knocks $200 off on one of the best gaming laptops out there. This particular model sports a vibrant 15.6-inch QHD display, AMD Ryzen 9 5000 CPU, RTX 3080 graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It also sports six speakers with Dolby Atmos tech to make your gaming experiences more immersive. 

Back to school MacBook deals

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MacBook Air M1 256GB: was $999 now $949 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The MacBook Air M1 uses Apple's own M1 chip to offer lightning-fast performance in a slick package. This MacBook boasts a 13-inch Retina display, 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and an HD FaceTime Camera. 

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MacBook Pro M1 256GB: was $1,299 now $1,198 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The MacBook Pro M1 is currently $150 off, making this one of the best laptop deals currently available. This configuration sports a 13.3-inch Retina display, an Apple-designed super-speedy M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for storage. If you're in the market for a MacBook this is a deal you can't afford to miss.

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MacBook Pro 14" (2021): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This latest MacBook Pro offers game-changing performance thanks to the M1 Pro chip and a larger array of ports. The 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display is also gorgeous. It's currently on sale but only for $200, which is an excellent discount on this top-of-the-line configuration. This is easily one of the best laptop deals currently available. 

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.