The best back to school sales this weekend offer epic discounts on must-have tech for students and teachers. August is back to school and now is the time to shop back to school deals on laptops, Apple gear, tablets, phones, and more.
Dell's back to school sale for example, offers sitewide savings on must-have tech for college students and educators. As part of the sale, you can pick up the best-selling Dell XPS 13 Laptop for $849. That's $100 off its former price of $949 and one of the best back to school laptop deals out there.
We reviewed the 2-in-1 version Dell XPS 13 and liked its lightest design, bright sharp display and great graphics performance. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.4- inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 500 nit-display, Intel Core i5-1230U 10-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB NVMe SSD.
Shop the best back to school sales this weekend and 17+ recommended deals below.
Best back to school sales this weekend
- Amazon: save on back to school essentials from pre-K and up
- Best Buy: save up to $500 on select Windows laptops
- Dell: save up to 50% on select laptops and PC accessories
- HP: Back to School Sale Sneak Peek — up to 67% off sitewide
- Newegg: save up to 60% on select laptops, monitors and more
- Microsoft: save up to $400 on select Surface devices
- Target: save on video games, headphones, tablets, laptops and more
- Walmart: save on laptops, tablets, monitors, headphones, TVs
Best back to school deals this weekend
Dell XPS 13 9315:
$949 $849 @ Dell
Save $100 on the Dell XPS 13 9315, one of the best laptops to buy. We reviewed the 2-in-1 version Dell XPS 13 and liked its lightest design, bright sharp display and great graphics performance. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.4- inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 500 nit-display, Intel Core i5-1230U 10-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB NVMe SSD. Powered by Windows 11 Home, the Dell XPS 13 is the best overall Dell laptop to buy.
Acer Chromebook Spin 714:
$699 $569 @ Best Buy
Save $130 on the excellent Acer Chromebook Spin 714, our favorite convertible Chromebook. This sleek, premium 2-in-1 Chromebook's flexible hinges let you convert it into a tablet or use it in tent mode to view movies and videos. It packs a 14-inch (1920 X 1200) touch screen, 3.3-GHz Intel Core i5-1335U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, and 256GB SSD. If you're looking for a flexible Windows or Mac alternative, the Acer Chromebook Spin 714 is a solid choice.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3:
$1,199 $949 @ Amazon
Save $250 on the 2023 Samsung Galaxy Book 3 and snag it for just $5 shy of lowest price ever. Great for students, teachers and anyone who's looking for a powerful Ultrabook. It has 15.6-inch FHD LED display, 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P 12-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and 512GB SSD.
Apple 15" MacBook Air M2:
$1,299 $1,199 @ Applew/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Students save $100 on the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 at the Apple Education Store. And for a limited time, get a free $150 Apple gift card with your purchase. The 15-inch MacBook Air features a 15.3-inch (2880 x 1864) Liquid Retina display, Apple M2 8-core chip, 10-Core GPU, 16-core neural engine, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID. This MacBook deal is also open to parents, faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers.
Apple iPad Pro: from $749 @ Apple Education Store
Students, teachers, parents and faculty get instant savings on the iPad Pro at the Apple Education Store. For a limited time, Apple is throwing in a free gift card valued at up to $100. The base model iPad Pro deal packs an 11-inch Retina Display, Apple M1 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 8-core GPU and 128GB of storage.
Logitech MK470 Slim Combo:
$39 $29 @ Walmart
Save $10 on the Logitech MK470 Slim Wireless Keybiard and Mouse Combo. This bundle includes a Logitech keyboard and Logitech M350 Pebble wireless mouse. The kit's simple plug-and-play USB receiver is easy to set up and covers a range of 10 feet. It works with Windows and Chrome OS devices.
Herschel Little America Backpack:
$68 $56 @ Amazon
Save $12 on the Herschel Little America Backpack. This 25L pack features a roomy interior, padded, fleece-lined 15-inch laptop sleeve, and inner media pocket with headphone port. It also has a small front pocket with hidden zipper and key clip for stashing items you want to access quickly. The bag's drawstring closure and magnetic buckle keeps your items secure. Made from 600D polyester, the Herschel Little America Backpack is built rugged to withstand heavy use.
Dell 14-inch Portable Monitor C1422H:
$359 $269 @ Dell
Save $90 on the Dell Portable Monitor for a second screen experience. Enjoy dual-screen productivity anywhere with this ultralight, ultrathin 14” FHD portable monitor, weighing less than a pound and a half and less than a quarter-inch thick at its slimmest. This 14-inch 1080p 300-nit display connects to your laptop via USB and supplies you with 2 x USB-C/DisplayPort 1.2 Alt Mode ports. At just 1.3 pounds, it easily fits into your bag or backpack. It's the perfect companion for your Dell XPS or Dell Inspiron laptop.
Samsung USB-C Flash Drive:
$23 $16 @ Amazon
Save $7 on the portable Samsung Type-C Flash Drive. With transfer speeds up to 400MB/s, this portable NAND drive transfers 4GB worth of files in 11 seconds. Samsung's Type-C Flash Drive is waterproof, shock-proof, magnet-proof, temperature-proof and X-ray-proof. Plus, it's backed by Samsung's 5-year limited warranty for added peace of mind.
Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield 1TB:
$109 $89 @ Samsung
Save $20 on the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield. Tough, fast and compact, it has an IP65 rating for dust and water resistance. It works with PC, Mac, Android devices, gaming consoles and more. Transfer massive files in seconds with sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s. It ships with USB Type C-to-C and Type C-to-A cables for more options.
Wavlink USB-C Docking Station 4K Triple Display:
$129 $89 @ Amazon
Save $40 on the Wavlink USB-C Docking Station 4K Triple Display. With 130W PD3.0 pass-through charging port, this 13-port dock provides up to 100W of power delivery to your laptop. This is a must have for your laptop since it quickly charges connected devices while displaying or transferring data.
Motorola Edge 2022 Unlocked:
$599 $249 @ Amazon
Save 58% on the 2022 Motorola Edge. It features a 6.6-inch (2400 x 1080) 144Hz OLED display, MediaTek Dimensity 1050 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The Motorola also features a 50MP rear camera, 120-degree wide-angle camera and 32MP front-facing selfie camera so you can take photos of yourself living your best life.
Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones:
$329 $279 @ Amazon
Bose QuietComfort 45 are among the best noise-cancelling headphones to buy. These Editor's Choice Bose 'phones are among the best wireless headphones to buy. They boast class-leading noise cancellation, a durable, comfortable design, and up to 24 hours of battery life. This deal is also available at Best Buy.
Beats Studio Buds:
$149 $99 @ Amazon
Save $50 on Beats Studio Buds, featuring powerful, balanced sound and feature Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and transparency mode. The earbuds ship with three sets of ear tips for a secure, comfortable fit and acoustic seal. What's more, the Beats Studio Buds are IPX4-rated sweat and water-resistant and provide up to 8 hours of battery life (up to 24 hours combined with a charging case).
Apple AirPods Pro 2:
$249 $199 @ Amazon
Save $50 on Apple AirPods Pro 2nd generation wireless earbuds. The AirPods Pro 2 feature Apple's H2 chip for better noise-cancellation, 3D sound, and longer battery life. Personalized Spatial Audio which creates a unique profile based on the size and shape of your head and ears.
Garmin Venu 2 Smartwatch:
$399 $261 @Walmart
Save $138 on the Garmin Venu 2. This GPS smartwatch features advanced health monitoring and fitness features to help you stay on top of your wellness. You get animated workouts and over 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps.
Price check: $349 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 8 41mm:
$399 $329 @ Amazon
Save $70 on the Apple Watch Series 8 and get 3 free months of Apple Fitness+ (valued at $30). The Apple Watch Series 8 features a new temperature sensor, Crash Detection, and is more durable than ever. Following the Apple Watch Series 7, the Apple Watch Series 8 is the most advanced Apple smartwatch yet.
Stay in the know with Laptop Mag
Get our in-depth reviews, helpful tips, great deals, and the biggest news stories delivered to your inbox.
Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.