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Back to school laptop deals 2022: Save on top-rated college notebooks

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Back to school laptop deals continue this week with considerable discounts on the best notebooks for college. Whether you're going off to school or not, it's one of the best times of the year to buy a laptop. Students and teachers especially can tick items off their back to school wish list for less. 

Laptop PC retailers and manufacturers are currently slashing prices on the today's top-rated student laptops. And what's more, stackable discounts for students and educators amount to even more savings.

Take Lenovo's back-to-school sale for example. Students and teachers can take up to an extra $100 off an already discounted laptop via coupon, "BTS2022" at checkout. Plus, save an extra 5% with ID.me verification. 

And if you're considering buying one of the latest MacBooks, Apple's Education Store has the best back-to-school savings. Not only will you get the MacBook Air M2 for $1,099 (opens in new tab) which is $100 off its $1,199 list price, you'll also get a free Apple gift card valued at up to $150. The base model 13.6-inch MacBook Air M2 packs Apple's latest M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. 

In our MacBook Air M2 review, we praise its elegant redesign, good overall performance and bright colorful screen. We are also fond of its comfortable keyboard and 14 hour battery life. Though we wish it had more ports, we rate the MacBook Air M2 4.5 out of 5-stars. Boasting power, portability, and endurance, it's the Editor's Choice Apple laptop.

From Windows notebooks to Chromebooks, here are the back-to-school laptop deals worth your while. Visit or back-to-school live blog for discounts on college essentials. 

Back-to-school laptop deals — Quick links

Back to school laptop deals — Windows notebooks

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4: was $999 now $799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Now $200 off, the Surface Laptop 4 is at its lowest price yet. In our Surface Laptop 4 (AMD) review (opens in new tab), we gave it our coveted Editor's Choice award for its sleek, sturdy chassis, speedy performance and a comfy keyboard. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.5-inch, (2256 x 1504) display, 2.2-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 4680U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, AMD Radeon graphics, and 256GB SSD. The Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) has it for the same price. 

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro: was $999 now $849 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Now $150 off, the Galaxy Book Pro is one of the best 13-inch laptops for the money. It packs a 13.3-inch AMOLED 1080p display and a rated battery life of 20 hours. The laptop in this deal is configured with a 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 4-core CPU, 8GB RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 256GB SSD. 

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New Dell XPS 13 Laptop w/ Mobile Wireless Mouse: was $1,179 now $979 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the new Dell XPS 13 with Mobile Wireless Mouse Bundle. This laptop packs a 13.4- inch (1920 x 1200) anti-glare display with 500 nits of brightness. Powering the machine is the latest 3.3-GHz Intel Core i5-1230U 10-core CPU paired with 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB PCIe NVMe x2 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. Use coupon, "LAPTOPMAG5" at checkout to drop it down to $930 ($250 off). 

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New Dell XPS 13 Plus OLED Laptop w/ Mobile Wireless Mouse: was $2,029 now $1,812 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $217 on the new Dell XPS 13 Plus 12th Gen Intel laptop with Mobile Wireless Mouse Bundle. 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. Use coupons, "LAPTOPMAG5" and "100OFF1499" to drop its price to $1,628 ($401 off). 

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HP Zbook Studio G8 Workstation: was $4,238 now $1,907 @ HP (opens in new tab)
Save a massive $2,331 on the excellent HP Zbook Studio G8 — our favorite mobile workstation. This machine packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 400 nit display, 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Nvidia's T1200 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory does the heavy lifting for graphics. Apply coupon, "SCHOOLHP10" at checkout to drop its price to $1,811 ($2,427 off).

Back to school laptop deals — MacBooks

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Apple M2 MacBook Air: from $1,099 @ Apple Education (opens in new tab)
Students and educators save $100 on the new M2 MacBook Air. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1600) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. Plus, you'll receive an Apple gift card valued at up to $150.

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Apple M2 MacBook Pro: from $1,199 @ Apple Education Store (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the new M2 MacBook Pro and get a gift card valued at up to $150 from Apple. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features an M2 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. it packs a 13.3-inch Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. Plus, you'll receive an Apple gift card valued at up to $150.

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Apple MacBook Air M1 w/ Free GC: was $999 now $899 @ Apple Education Store (opens in new tab)
The Apple Education Store is slashing $100 off, the Editor's Choice MacBook Air M1. Apple is sweetening this deal with a gift card up to $150. Besides Apple's latest 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. 

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Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14: was $1,999 now $1,799 @ B&H (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14. It features a 14.2-inch mini-LED backlit display and delivers up to 14 hours of battery life. The laptop is powered by Apple's M1 Pro 8-core chip coupled with 16GB of RAM and employs a 14-core GPU for graphics. In our M1 MacBook Pro 14 (opens in new tab) review, its elegant design, excellent performance, and stellar battery life earned it a 4 out of 5 star rating. It's the Editor's Choice best laptop for power-users. 

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Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16: was $2,499 now $2,199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Now $300 off, the M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16 is at its lowest price ever. This 16-inch laptop is powered by Apple's M1 Pro 10-core chip coupled with 16GB of RAM and employs a 16-core GPU for graphics. Like the 14-inch M1 MacBook Pro, it boasts elegant design, excellent performance, and stellar battery life. Best Buy is also slashing up to $300 off MacBook Pro (opens in new tab) machines. 

Back to school laptop deals — Chromebooks

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5: was $469 now $379 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $90 on the Editor's Choice Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 — our favorite convertible Chrome device. This model packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) OLED 400 nit touch screen, 2.55-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180 8-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are Qualcomm Adreno graphics and 256GB of eMMC storage. 

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Asus Chromebook CX1: was $369 now $119 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Currently $250 off at Best Buy, the Asus Chromebook CX1 gives you plenty of bang for your buck. It features an impressive 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 1.0-GHz Intel Celeron N4500 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of microSD-expandable storage. It's a budget-friendly option if you want a big screen laptop for creating docs, web browsing and streaming movies. 

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Acer Chromebook Spin 713: was $699 now $525 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Now $174 off, the Editor's Choice 2021 Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (opens in new tab) is one of the best premium Chromebooks to buy. 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 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) 2K display, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Whether you’re a business user, student or general consumer, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 is a solid choice.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C536: was $569 now $429 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $139 on the Asus Chromebook Flip C536 which is one of the more affordable premium Chrome OS laptops out there. It features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) touch display and 3.0-GHz Core i3-1115G4 dual-core CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM. For your storage needs, it boasts a 128GB SSD which you rarely see on a Chromebook. 

Hilda Scott
Hilda Scott

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.