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For most people, school is back in session, but there's still time to get prepared for school. There are still plenty of back to school deals out there, so you're not stuck paying full price at the last minute. Everybody's needs vary; some will need a new laptop (we've got the best Surface deals right here), while others might just need a bag or charger. We've rounded up a list of all the best back to school deals that are available right now to make things easier for you.

Best back to school sales at retailers

Below, we've broken out all the best back to school deals by category, but if you're looking to shop bigger sales to see everything that's discounted, we have you covered as well. Here's a list of places you can already score back-to-school deals.

  • Best Buy: Shop deals on PCs, TVs, and more
  • Amazon: Save big on accessories, pens, and more
  • Walmart: Discounted essentials and tech
  • Target: Up to 20% off clothes, water bottles, and classroom essentials
  • Lenovo: Up to 77% off select PCs
  • Newegg: Save big on PC parts and builds

Computer deals

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5
$369 $499 Save $130

For many students, a Chromebook is a great option. They're not the most powerful machines out there, but they are great for browsing the web, creating documents, keeping up to date on social networks and much more.Walmart has Lenovo's IdeaPad Duet 5 on sale for $369 right now, which is $130 lower than it regularly sells for.

macbook air m1 2020 in rose gold
Source: Apple
Apple MacBook Air (2020)

While it's not the newest MacBook Air in Apple's lineup, it's one of the best values right now. It's currently discounted by $250, but only in the silver color.It's powered by Apple's M1 chip, has a 13-inch display, and comes equipped with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD inside. This is the perfect back to school laptop as it provides an amazing balance of power and portability.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i
Source: Lenovo
Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i
$770 $900 Save $130

Should you be lucky enough to have space in your dorm for a desktop PC, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i has all the performance you need for work and play. It's also discounted by $130 to make it even more affordable to remain focused.

Angled front view of Surface Laptop 5 facing left
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5
$850 $1000 Save $150

Both the 13.5- and 15-inch Surface Laptop 5 models are on sale at Best Buy, Amazon, and Microsoft. The smaller version starts at $900 with a $100 discount, while the larger version starts at $1,100 with a $200 discount. The savings climb as you add more hardware, with a maximum $400 off the 15-inch laptop.

Surface Laptop Studio
Surface Laptop Studio
$1300 $1800 Save $500

The versatile Surface Laptop Studio and its pull-forward design are on sale at Best Buy and Microsoft, but you'll find better pricing at the former retailer. A model with a Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD is down to $1,300 at Best Buy and Microsoft. Not all configurations are available, so get in on this deal if you can.

Tablet deals

Apple iPad 9th Gen (2021) render with two color options and one showing the display
Source: Apple
Apple iPad 9th Gen (2021)
$279 $329 Save $50

Apple has already released the iPad 10, but for most people out there, the iPad 9 is the better option to consider, especially at this price. It features a 10.2-inch display, Apple's A13 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage, and TouchID.Normally, this model retails for $329, but right now, you can get it for just $279.

Source: Samsung
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
$119 $160 Save $41

Tablets are a great way to take a lot of information with you on the go. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite features an 8.7-inch display, 32GB of storage, and a sturdy metal frame. It's great for consuming media, browsing the web, and using some of your favorite Android apps.Normally, this retails for $160. At $119, it's a great option for kids of all ages.

Accessory deals

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Lavender
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

Wireless earbuds are a necessity for going back to school. Whether you need them to focus while studying or to block out some noise on the bus, having a good pair of headphones in your pocket will be helpful this year.Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2 are available in four different colors, and right now. they're all discounted by $40.

Dyson AM07
Source: Dyson
Dyson AM07 cool tower fan

This is a weird deal highlight as the Dyson AM07 doesn't really connect with any other piece of technology, but this is easily one of the better fans available. It gets hot, especially during summer with hot bodies and warm electronics.This deal is also hot, slashing a full $100 off its usual $370 price.