The summer solstice has come and gone, which means a new school year is upon us. Thankfully, many of our top student-friendly laptop picks are currently on sale. On top of these deals, the M2-equipped MacBook Pro just got its first significant discount at Best Buy. Normally priced at $ 1,499.99, the 512GB configuration of Apple’s latest MacBook Pro model is discounted for $ 1,299.99 at Best Buy, its lowest price to date. Additionally, the 256GB model that typically retails for $ 1,299.99 has dropped to just $ 1,099.99 at Best Buy.
It might look the same as previous MacBook Pro versions – Touch Bar and all – but it houses the faster M2 processor. While the tired design and lackluster webcam may not be what all students want to settle for, at least it retains the same excellent performance and battery life as its predecessor. Read our review.
You might want to check out this deal on the Acer Chromebook Spin 513. Normally $ 459.99, Amazon discounted the lightweight laptop for just $ 399.99. The machine running ChromeOS may not offer the same kind of power and versatility you’ll get in a MacBook or Windows-based laptop, but its lightweight form factor and long battery life make the Spin 513 an excellent choice, especially for students. This setup features a 1080p touchscreen with 8GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 7c processor, which should be more than capable of handling most, if not all, ChromeOS applications. A little disappointing, however, is its lousy 64GB of built-in storage. But if most of your activities are in the browser, this shouldn’t be a big deal. Read our review.
You can currently save $ 100 on Sony’s WH-1000XM4 on Woot, but only if you buy them directly through the Woot mobile app. The popular noise-canceling headphones hit $ 228 earlier this month on Prime Day, so that’s not such a good price, but $ 249.99 is still a bargain for a given Thursday. And while the XM4s have given way to the XM5s, the previous model has several features in common with the newer model.
In addition to offering the best noise cancellation available in a pair of over-ear headphones, the XM4s support multipoint Bluetooth connectivity and excellent clarity for voice calls. At $ 249.99, the XM4 remains a great buy and now more budget conscious. Read our review.
Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo is currently on sale for $ 59.99 on Amazon and Best Buy, down from its regular price of $ 99.99. The globe-shaped smart hub-meets-speaker offers a large library of Alexa skills for home automation functions. The latest Echo offers more robust sound than the cheaper fourth-generation Echo Dot. It can also work in tandem with another Echo speaker, giving your sound a big boost by pairing them in a stereo setup for music or connecting them to a Fire TV streaming device. Read our review.
Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro is a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to shell out more than $ 100 for a decent pair of noise-canceling earbuds. Normally $ 129.99, Best Buy is currently discounting the pair of earbuds in blue at $ 49.99, the lowest price to date. In addition to providing different sizes of ear tips for a comfortable fit, the Air 2 Pro comes with solid noise cancellation for the price, and its companion app allows you to optimize your listening experience. Read our review.
Our favorite Bluetooth speaker, the Bose SoundLink Flex, is currently discounted at around $ 129 on Amazon and Best Buy. This capsule-shaped Bluetooth speaker is usually priced at $ 149, and that’s the best price we’ve seen since May. SoundLink Flex is weatherproof and can withstand being buried in sand or stuck in a sudden downpour. In addition to being sturdy, this speaker also has a 12-hour battery life and has one of the best sound qualities among other Bluetooth speakers available for a similar price.