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Best back-to-school laptop deals 2020: Save at Apple, Best Buy and more

The best back to school laptop deals
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August is back-to-school laptop deals month and now is the time to score huge savings. Several retailers are offering solid discounts on today's best laptops for students

HP's  back to school sale slashes dollars off one our favorite 2-in-1 laptops. For a limited time, you can get the latest HP Envy x360 for $769. Normally priced at $919, that's $150 off and one of the best laptop deals you can get right now. 

It packs a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS touch display, 1.6 GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD with 16GB Intel Optane. 

Meanwhile, Lenovo's back-to-school deals doorbuster deals takes up to 69% off select laptops and accessories. It's a great opportunity to save on some of the PC manufacturer's best business, gaming and mainstream machines. 

Apple and Best Buy are also offering noteworthy discounts on today's best laptops for students. Right now, the Apple Education Store takes up to $200 off select MacBooks and up to $100 off a shiny new iPad. 

If you're a student or a parent, the base model MacBook Air will cost $899. Normally, this laptop is priced at $999, so that's $100 off. It's the lowest price we've seen for this MacBook and one of the best back-to-school laptop deals around. 

Even better, Apple is bundling this deal with a free pair of AirPods ($159 value). You can upgrade your earbuds to the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for just $40 more or the AirPods Pro for $90. No matter which earbuds you select, you're saving $159.

Not to be outdone, Best Buy is running its own back-to-school sale with Surface laptop discounts of up to $300. You must be enrolled in the free Best Buy Student Deals program to get these exclusive deals.

So if you want to get an early start on the next school semester, these are the best back to school laptop deals you can get right now. 

Best back-to-school laptop deals

Apple back-to-school sale

The MacBook Air is one of the best laptops for college students and high schoolers. 

It features a new Magic Keyboard for a comfortable typing experience. As we noted in our MacBook Air 2020 review, we like its sleek design, great battery life and clicky Magic Keyboard. 

MacBook Air 2020 w/free AirPods: from $899 @ Apple
The 2020 MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, a backlit Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, a 10th Gen Core i3 CPU, a 256GB SSD, and Intel Iris Plus graphics. Apple's back to school sale takes $100 off and bundles it with free AirPods. View Deal

MacBook Pro 2020 w/ free AirPods: from $1,199 @ Apple
Apple's back-to-school sale lets you save $100 to $200 off a new MacBook Pro. The base model MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has a 13-inch Retina display, Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and Touch ID. It's bundled with a free pair of second-generation AirPods. View Deal

Best Buy back-to-school sale

Students and parents can sign up for Best Buy's free Student Deals or My Best Buy program membership for exclusive deals on laptops. 

From now until September 13, you can save $400 on the Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1  with 4K display. You must sign up for Best Buy's Student Deals or My Best Buy membership program to get this $1,199 deal price. 

Lenovo Yoga C940 14 (i7/16GB/512GB): was $1,599 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
This Lenovo Yoga C940 14 2-in-1 laptop packs a 14-inch (3840 x 2160) 4K display, a 1.3 GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD with 32GB Optane. It currently $400 off when you enroll in either Best Buy's free Student Deals or My Best Buy program membershipView Deal

Lenovo back-to-school sale

Lenovo has a massive assortment of ongoing back-to-school laptop deals. The PC manufacturer is currently taking up to 69% off its ThinkPad, Yoga, IdeaPad and Legion series laptops. 

Lenovo Yoga C940 14: was $1,249 now $939 @ Lenovo
This Lenovo Yoga C940 14 packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 1.1-GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G4 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. This Editor's Choice machine is now $310 off via coupon, "B2SDB3". View Deal

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8: was $2,219 now $1,331 Lenovo
Lenovos is taking $888 off the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 via coupon "THINKSCHOOL". It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-10201U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7:from $899 @ Lenovo
Lenovo back to school laptop deals takes up to $1,249 off the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7. The cheapest model on sale packs a 14-inch 1080p display, a 1.6 GHz Core i5-8265U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 


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HP back-to-school sale

HP's back to school sale takes dollars off select laptops, 2-in-1 and gaming machines. For a limited time, save $168 on the HP Envy x360 laptop/tablet hybrid PC. 

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 Laptop 15t: was $920 now $760 @ HP
Right now, you can save $168 on the HP Envy x360. It packs a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS touch display, 1.6 GHz 10th Gen Intel Core 10210U  quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD with 16GB Intel Optane. View Deal

HP Pavilion 15 Touch Laptop: was $1,199 now $1,079 @ HP 
This HP Pavilion 15 (15-cs3096nr) packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a 1.3 GHz Core i7-1065G7 quad-core CPU, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD + 16GB Optane. For a limited time, it's $120 off its regular price. View Deal

HP Pavilion 15Z Touch Laptop: was $679 now $579 @ HP
Looking for a great budget laptop? For a limited time, you can save $100 on the HP Pavilion 15Z Touch. It pack a 15-inch (1366 x 768) touch display, a Ryzen 5 3500U CPU, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and Radeon Vega 8 graphics. View Deal

HP Omen 15 2020 AMD Laptop: was $999 now $899 @ HP
The HP Omen 15 2020 (15-EN000) packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 3-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a GTX 1650 Ti GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory. It's currently $100 off at HP.View Deal

Microsoft HP back-to-school sale

Microsoft's back-to-school sale takes $300 off the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. This is one of our favorite premium laptops and prices start at $799.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: was $999 now $799 @ Microsoft
Microsoft has the Editor's Choice Surface Laptop 3 on sale from $799. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for this configuration of Microsoft's premium laptop. The base model packs a 13.5 inch 1080p touch screen, a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD.View Deal

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15: was $1,249 now $999 @ Microsoft
Now $250 off, Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15 is an affordable MacBook Pro alternative. You get 2-in-1 functionality, Intel Core i7 performance, and solid battery life for under $1,000. View Deal