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

Best back to school laptop deals
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If you're on the prowl for the best back-to-school laptop deals, you've come to the right place. This week, several retailers are offering solid discounts on today's best laptops for students

So if you want a new laptop for school and everything else, now is a great time to snag the best mainstream or gaming PC for a great price. Apple for instance, continues to take hundreds off its family of MacBooks which are among the best laptops for students

Currently, the Apple Education Store takes up to $200 off select MacBooks and up to $100 off a shiny new iPad. Students can get the base model MacBook Air for just $899. Normally, priced at $999, that's $100 off and its lowest price we've seen for this MacBook. 

It's also one of the best back-to-school laptop deals you can still get. 

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.

Meanwhile, one Best Buy back-to-school laptop deal takes $300 off the Microsoft Surface Book 3. You must be enrolled in the free Best Buy Student Deals program to get this deal. 

Not to be outdone, HP's back to school sale slashes dollars off its best laptops. As part of the sale, you can get the HP Envy x360 for $639. Usually, this 2-in-1 laptop retails for $759, so that's $120 off and best laptop deals you can get right now. 

Those are just a few examples of what's on sale this week. Here are the best back-to-school laptop deals you can get right now.

Best back-to-school laptop deals

Apple back-to-school sale

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

Microsoft Surface Book 3: up to $300 off @ Best Buy
Students can save up to $300 on the Microsoft Surface Book 3 at Best Buy. Enroll in the free Best Buy Student Deals program to get this discount.
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Surface Pro 7 w/ keyboard: was $959 now $599 @ Best Buy
This configuration Surface Pro 7 features a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Even better, it includes a Type Cover keyboard (a $129 value). For a limited time, it's $360 off its normal price.  View Deal

Lenovo back-to-school sale

Lenovo Yoga C940 14: was $1,249 now $999 @ 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 currently $250 off via coupon, "KICKOFFSALE2020". View Deal

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7:from $899 @ Lenovo
Lenovo currently has the excellent ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7 on sale from $899. 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. Use coupon, "THINKDEAL", to drop its price to $1,249. 

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HP back-to-school sale

HP Omen 15t Gaming Laptop : was $999 now $899 @ HP
The HP Omen 15t packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.5-GHz i5-10300H quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. For graphics handling, it features a GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory. View Deal

HP Envy x360 2-in-1: was $759 now $639 @ HP
This HP Envy x360 2-in-1 packs a 15.6-inch 1080p touch display, 2.4-GHZ AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. HP's back-to-school sale takes $120 off its usual price. View Deal

Microsoft back-to-school sale

Microsoft Surface Pro X: was $999 now $849 @ Microsoft
The Surface Pro X is a slimmer, premium version of the Surface Pro 7. It packs a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) touchscreen LCD, ARM-based Microsoft SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. It's currently $150 off at Microsoft. 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

Samsung back-to-school sale

Galaxy Book Flex Alpha: was $849 now $699 @ Samsung
This Galaxy Book Flex on sale packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) QLED display, a Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Samsung is now taking $150 off this laptop and tossing in free Galaxy Buds Plus when enroll in the Samsung Education Discount ProgramView Deal

Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $549 @ Samsung
For a limited time, you can get the Samsung Chromebook 4K for as little as $549 with an eligible trade-in at Samsung. This is one of the few Chromebooks to feature a 13.3-inch 4K screen. It's powered by a Core i5-10210U CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost,, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.