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Back to school deals: 7 best 12th Gen Intel laptop deals

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If you're shopping around for a new PC, chances are you're considering the latest 12th Gen Intel laptops. Following their early 2022 debut, these powerful machines are now seeing significant price cuts. 

Thank sot ongoing back to school sales and early Labor Day deals, laptops powered by Intel's new 12th Gen Intel CPUs are cheaper than ever. College student or not, if you're due for an upgrade, you don't want to miss these savings. 

Outside of the holiday season, now is one of the best times to buy a laptop. Major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart currently offer 12th Gen Intel laptop deals. PC makers Dell, HP and Lenovo offer excellent discounts on their newest 12th Gen Intel laptops. 

So if you're looking for a price break on a 12th Gen Intel laptop for college, work or gaming, you're in luck. We've done the leg work for you and found the best laptop deals to fit your budget, 

Here are today's 7 best 12th Gen Intel laptop deals  — many of which are under $1,000. 

7 best 12th Gen Intel laptop deals 

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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 360: was $949 now $799 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 360 convertible notebook is now $150 off. This 2-in-1 laptop features a 360 degree hinge, so it converts from laptop to tablet mode. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.3-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 1.3-GHz Intel Core Intel Core i5-1235U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro: was $1,099 now $899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the lightweight and powerful Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro. It has a rated battery life of 21 hours so you spend less time charging and more time getting things done. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.3-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 3.3-GHz Intel Core i5-1240P 12-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 2-in1: was $1,049, now $799 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the covertible Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 12th Gen Intel laptop at Walmart. For less than $800 you're getting a powerful configuration laptop that rivals pricier 2-in-1s. This machine packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1200) touchscreen, 3.5-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. 

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MSI Prestige 14 Evo: was $1,169 now $899 @ Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $270 on the MSI Prestige 14 Evo 12th Gen Intel laptop — its biggest discount yet. The laptop on sale has a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 3.6-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1280P 14-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. It's rare to see this configuration priced this low which makes it an exceptional value. 

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Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1: was $1,149 now $999 @ Lenovo (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on the 12th Gen Intel-powered Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1 laptop. Great for multitasking, taking notes, and video conferencing, the Yoga 7i is well-suited for college students and business pros alike. This machine has a 14-inch (2240 x 1400) 300 nits touchscreen, 3.3-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe Graphics and 512GB SSD. 

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New Dell XPS 13: was 1,149  now $1,025 @ Dell (opens in new tab) via coupon "LAPTOPMAG5"
Save $124 on the new Dell XPS 13 via coupon, "LAPTOPMAG5" at checkout. This laptop packs a 13.4- inch (1920 x 1200) 500 nit display. Powering the machine is 3.3-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1230U 10-core CPU. Rounding out its specs list 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe Graphics, and a speecy 512GB SSD. We love the XPS 13 for its attractive, premium chassis and springy, comfortable keyboard. It's the Editor's Choice best all-around laptop.  Apply coupon, "LAPTOPMAG5" at checkout to drop it to $1,025. 

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New Dell XPS 13 Plus OLED Laptop w/ Mobile Wireless Mouse: was $2,079 now $1,649 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Dell is slashing $250 off the new Dell XPS 13 Plus 12th Gen Intel laptop with Mobile Wireless Mouse Bundle. Save more when you use, coupons, "LAPTOPMAG5" and "100OFF1499" at check to drop it to $1,471 ($427 off). This configuration has a 13.4- inch 3.5K (3456 x 2160) OLED touch screen with 400 nits of brightness for an immersive viewing experience. It's powered by a 3.5-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260U 10-core CPU coupled with 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. Powered by Windows 11 Home, Dell XPS Plus owners have the option of installing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for a more customized user experience. 

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.