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
MacBook Air M2 -
was $1199, now $1049 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro -
was $1499.99, now $1099.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.
Surface Pro 8 | i5 | 256GB -
was $1349.99, now $899.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $450: This version of the Surface Pro 8 is somehow even cheaper than the 128GB model, despite offering double the storage.
Surface Pro 8 | i7 | 256GB -
was $1599.99, now $999.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.
HP Envy 15.6" -
was $602.50, now $499 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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.