Best Laptop Deals: $100 Off a 9.7-inch iPad Pro

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Yeah, believe it or not it's nearly August, which means you're going to want to start thinking of equipping yourself for another year in the classroom. To assist your school PC search, we've found deals on portable computing gear from Acer, Apple, Dell, HP and Lenovo, along with some memory expansion options.

Check out all of our top deals below.

Save $100 On Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Pro

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $499.99
Sale Ends: July 30, 2016
When Released: March 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Best Buy is lopping off $100 from a variety of 9.7-inch iPad Pro configurations, which makes the discount on this entry-level 32GB Wi-Fi edition the best deal on Apple's latest PC slab. "The original iPad Pro helped tablets evolve beyond mere consumption devices, thanks to its desktop-grade A9X processor and powerful Apple Pencil for creative professionals," we lauded about this Editor's Choice. "But not everyone wants a huge 12.9-inch screen. The iPad Pro 9.7 inch (starting at $599) delivers the same speedy CPU, Apple Pencil capability and an optional keyboard in a much more manageable size. You also get a much sharper camera and a new True Tone display that automatically changes the screen color based on your environment. This tablet also nearly lasted nearly 11 hours on a charge, which puts Windows 2-in-1s such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 to shame."

 

Save $55 On 960GB ADATA SATA III SSD

Retailer: NewEgg
Regular Price: $259.99
Sale Price: $204.99
Sale Ends: July 28, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: One way to cure a slow-booting, slow-storing laptop is to replace its antiquated mechanical hard disk drive and replace it with a speedy solid state device such as this 960GB ADATA Premier SP550 2.5-inch SATA III TLC SSD. You'll get around 560MB/s read and 510MB/s read/write speeds, along with cooler and quieter operation, built-in hardware error-checking, data prioritization and low-power state technology and a three-year limited warranty.

$100 Off 13.3 Inch Dell Inspiron 2-in-1

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $749.99
Sale Price: $649.99
Sale Ends: July 30, 2016
When Released: February 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "With its stylish design, solid audio and above-average performance, the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a solid 2-in-1 option," we decided. This 360-degree convertible FHD 13.3-inch touchscreen Windows 10 sale configuration contains a 6th generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel HD Graphics 520, a healthy 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, and both HDMI in and AC Wi-Fi. It's also equipped with MaxxAudio sound and, although it measures a silly .7-inches thin, it weighs a surprisingly hefty 3.59 pounds.

Just $10 For Tek Republic 4-Port USB Hub

Retailer: NewEgg
Regular Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $9.99
Coupon Code: EMCELGG37
Sale Ends: July 28, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Here's a way to assist your accessory attachment if your laptop is USB port challenged – a four-port expander (model TUH-300), which will accommodate hot-swapped USB 1.1, 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices. Just don't forget the EMCELGG37 coupon code to get the $9.99 price.

Transcend 480GB SATA III SSD Just $97

Retailer: Amazon
Regular Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $96.99
Sale Ends: July 30, 2016
When Released: April 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: We all know an SSD boots programs and reads/writes files faster. But SSD drives also can be expensive – until now. This 480GB Transcend TLC SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5-inch internal SSD is less than $100. Just because it's less money doesn't mean it's less effective; you'll get up to 550MB/s read and 450MB/s write speeds. Among its geek speak attributes is support of DevSleep ultra low power state, TRIM, NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. functions, plus it's resistant to shock and vibration, and comes with a three-year limited warranty.

$140 Off Acer Aspire E 15

Retailer: NewEgg
Regular Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $459.99
Sale Ends: July 28, 2016
When Released: May 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Exactly two years ago, we noted that the "Acer Aspire E15 is yet another good budget 15-inch notebook from Acer. For $550, consumers get a swift everyday system with a touch screen." This updated FHD 15.6-inch Windows 10 version is nearly $100 less but nearly 100 percent more useful thanks to its 2.30GHz Intel Core i5 6200U engine, NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics, 8GB of memory and 1TB HDD. It also adds some style thanks to the textile pattern on its top cover and underside that also helps prevent scratches and provides a tactile grip, and an undercut design on the front and rear edge makes it easy to open the laptop's lid with one hand.

Just $10 For 32GB Corsair Voyager Thumb Drive

Retailer: New Egg
Regular Price: $25.99
Sale Price: $9.99
Coupon Code: ESCELGG84
Sale Ends: July 28, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Sharing files over the internet may be quicker, but maybe not safer. If you need to physically ferry fat files from place to place, try this Corsair capless and copious 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive, now available for a ridiculous 10 bucks. Considering its low sale price – and don't forget the ESCELGG84 coupon code, NewEgg is limited sales to 20 per customer.

11.6-inch Lenovo Chromebook for $170

Retailer: NewEgg
Regular Price: $229.99
Sale Price: $169.99
Sale Ends: July 28, 2016
When Released: March 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Sometimes we're  just shocked at how inexpensive these incredibly sophisticated portable PCs have gotten. Here we have a Lenovo Chromebook (model #80SF0001US) for a measly $170 – that's less than a pair of decent, but less technically complex, headphones. Inside this insanely inexpensive and light (2.8 pounds) 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 Chromebook is a 1.6GHz dual core Intel Celeron N3050 processor with Intel HD graphics, 4GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC flash memory.

$100 Off QuickBooks Pro 2016 for Windows

Retailer: Staples
Regular Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $199.99
Sale Ends: August 6, 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: Arguably the most recognized software brand for small business management, this most recent edition of QuickBooks Pro helps keep your finances organized. It'll create invoices, manage expenses, produce one-click financial, tax and sales reports. With this new version you'll get a new visual Home Page, you'll be able to more quickly and efficiently run and share reports, download your online banking transactions directly into the program, and get a real-time view of your business activities with Company Snapshot.

$50 Off 14-inch HP Chromebook

Retailer: Best Buy
Regular Price: $249.00
Sale Price: $199.00
Sale Ends: July 30, 2016
When Released: March 2016

Why This Is a Good Deal: "If you've been tempted to switch from a Windows 10 notebook to one that runs Google's lightweight Chrome OS, you might have noticed there aren't many big-screen Chromebooks available," we noted of this Intel Celeron N2840-powered discounted configuration. "Enter the 14-inch HP Chromebook 14, which packs an Intel Celeron processor and a 1080p display. This attractive, teal-and-white laptop provides strong audio and plenty of performance for multitasking." Admittedly we weren't overly fond of the comparatively short battery life, but "[i]f you want a large screen for simultaneous document editing, internet browsing and video streaming, it packs enough punch to suit your needs."

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