Student laptop deals 2023: Save big with these Windows and MacBook deals

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Laptop feeling a little sluggish halfway through the school year? We get it, but don’t panic – we’ve rounded up the best laptop deals for students right here.

Whether you want a lightweight Chromebook, a MacBook for composing the next big hit, or a powerful Windows machine to cut loose after the day is done with the latest games, we’ve put together this guide featuring all of the above.

If you’re not quite sure what you want or need, we’ve got a guide to help you identify the best laptops for students. From touch screen 2-in-1s to thin and light machines that run Chrome OS, we’ve got a bit of everything.

When it comes to Macs, there’s arguably never been a better time to buy. Not only do they still hold their value and last longer than many Windows-based alternatives, but the Apple Silicon transition means they’re more powerful than ever – while still maintaining an excellent battery life. For more, check out our page on the best MacBooks for students.

If a keyboard isn’t a deal-breaker for you, though, there’s a whole host of great tablets to consider instead. Along with our best tablets for students guide, we’ve got a full rundown of the best Apple tablets with the which iPad you should buy, too. 

Student laptop deals

, now $599.99 at Best Buy

HP Envy x360 - was $949.99, now $599.99 at Best Buy

Save $350: This laptop has Windows 11, a touch screen and large display, and flips to become a tablet, too. 

Check out our HP Envy x360 13 review where we gave it an impressive 4 out of 5 stars.

, now $1049 at Best Buy

MacBook Air M2 - was $1199, now $1049 at Best Buy

Save $150: The best MacBook for students is available with $150 off, features Apple’s latest M2 chip, and is powerful enough for students and creatives without sacrificing battery life.

, now $1099.99 at Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro - was $1499.99, now $1099.99 at Best Buy

Save $400: This Samsung laptop has an AMOLED screen that doubles as a touch screen, and packs 512GB of superfast storage and 16GB of RAM.

, now $899.99 at Best Buy

Surface Pro 8 | i5 | 256GB - was $1349.99, now $899.99 at Best Buy

Save $450: This version of the Surface Pro 8 is somehow even cheaper than the 128GB model, despite offering double the storage.

, now $999.99 at Best Buy

Surface Pro 8 | i7 | 256GB - was $1599.99, now $999.99 at Best Buy

Save $600: If you need even more power, this i7 version of the Surface Pro 8 is also on sale, offering more processing power for tasks like coding and editing.

, now $499 at Walmart

HP Envy 15.6" - was $602.50, now $499 at Walmart
This touchscreen laptop offers Windows 11 right out of the box, and features a 360-degree hinge so you can convert it to a flat, tablet-like format for a more compact, note-taking experience.


Acer Nitro - was $979, now $799 at Walmart

Save $180 on this Acer Nitro laptop, which packs a powerful GPU, superfast storage, and 16GB of RAM so you can play the latest games wherever you are - and do your best work, of course.

Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews,, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.

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  • Michael_Gehring
    Also can check out this article that discussed which is better way to use Laptop or Desktop.

    I personally prefer desktops because they can be separated from the other equipment equally.