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10 Best Back to School Tech Buys from Best Buy

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Linsay ThomasGuest Blogger
July 20, 2016 · 2.3k Views

We’re now approaching the middle of July, which means that for many students, school will start back up again in a month or so. It’s a great time to start preparing for the hustle and bustle of high school or college life. Fortunately, Best Buy is your one-stop shop for everything tech-related. With low prices on everything you need to ace your classes, you’ll be prepared for school and have everything you need to succeed without breaking the bank.

Take a look at all back to school deals and promotions currently available at Best Buy and join the back to school savings as they gear up for more student deals and discounts.

First things first – sign up for college student deals. If you’re enrolled in college, you can take advantage of deep discounts on laptops and everything you else you need to make school a success. Just click here, click the “Sign Up for Deals” button and you will be directed to sign in or create an account. Once you do so, enter your birthdate and school name and you’ll be all set up for savings!

If you’re not in college but still want to save on back to school tech items, read on to find some awesome deals so you’ll be prepared for the school year ahead.


$100 Off Beats Headphones

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Music is great way to not only enhance your mood but make studying more fun. Rock out to your favorite tunes without disturbing your friends with Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Snag a cool pair of these high-quality wireless headphones for just under $200.


$170 Off a Samsung Smart TV

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Find all your entertainment in one place with this 48” LED Samsung Smart TV. With 1080p resolution, you can enjoy Blu-rays and other HD content. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to surf the Internet, stream movies, share photos and connect to social media without leaving your couch. Regularly $599.99, you can snag this TV for just $429.99.


Up to $200 Off 2-in-1 Laptops

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It’s a tablet, it’s a laptop, it’s a 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. For under $300, you can snag one of these popular tech toys. There are a variety of brands to choose from, like HP, Dell, Acer, Asus and Lenovo. All come with Windows 10 installed and there are several colors to choose from. Many also come with Bluetooth capability and HDMI ports. Get one today before these savings expire.


Up to $30 Off Chromebooks

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Looking for a basic, inexpensive laptop? Chromebooks are a great choice. Available from Acer and Samsung, these small but powerful laptops have 16GB hard drives, Bluetooth capability and HDMI outputs. They’re ideal for those who desire word processing capabilities, email and Internet without having to pay for programs and memory they’ll never use. Chromebooks are great for those on a budget, as they range in price from $179 to $249.


$30 Off Samsung Galaxy Tab E

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When it comes to tablets, you can easily pay upwards of $500, but for a limited time, you can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for just $199.99. This tablet has a 9.6” screen that’s large enough to watch movies but small enough so that you can easily take it with you anywhere. It offers two HD cameras and 16GB storage. When you purchase this tablet – or any other tablet from Best Buy – you can get select Modal headphones for just $4.99. Click here to learn more about this special offer.


Cheap Cell Phones

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Stay in touch with friends and family for less with money-saving offers from Best Buy. Right now, you can get a Samsung Galaxy Note5 for $49.99 or a Samsung Galaxy s6 for just $1. Both require two-year activation and there are other conditions that apply. In lieu of the price cut, you may receive a Best Buy gift card instead. There may be even better deals in-store, so if you live near one, you might want to check there first.


Up to $150 Off Desktops

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You can save big on a new desktop computer for your home study area. All come equipped with Windows 10 and hard drives ranging from 500GB to 1 TB. Features include HDMI ports, Bluetooth, wireless keyboard and mouse, webcam and up to 12 GB of memory. Choose from HP, Dell or Lenovo computers, all priced under $1,050.


Up to $60 Off Kate Spade Tablet Cases

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Go back to school in style with these fashionable Kate Spade cases. Originally selling for as much as $120, you can score a gorgeous case for your Apple tablet for as low as $34.99. These cases fit the iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3, mini 4 and Air 2. These leather cases feature a folio design that offers hands-free viewing. They are sleek and lightweight, making them perfect for toting your tablet around the campus. Not a fan? You can also find a wide selection of tablet or laptop cases to browse from on Amazon!


Up to $300 Off Select Printers

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Whether you’re looking for a simple desktop printer, a powerful all-in-one model or office-type laser printer, Best Buy has a printer that’s right for you – at a price you can afford. Nearly 200 of them are on sale now. Choose from brands such as HP, Canon and Epson. Many are touch screen models with built-in Wi-Fi, while other models include scan, copy and fax capabilities. Find one that’ll work best for your printing needs.


Software and Tech Package Deals

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Students can save big on software such as Microsoft Office 2016. This must-have software sells for $149.99 and comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. You’ll get the most use out of Word as you create essays and reports for school. Another option is the Office 365 package deal, which includes a 1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365, Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 and a wireless mouse – all for just $49.98 (you save $100!). Another must-have tech package is the HP laptop package. You get an HP laptop, a 1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365, a laptop sleeve, flash drive and Trend Micro Internet Security 2016 for just $279.99 – a savings of $172.96.

While your local Walmart or Dollar Store may be the best place to shop for standard school supplies like pencils, backpacks and folders, Best Buy is the place to shop for deals on tech products that will get you through the school year – and beyond. Otherwise, if you are in no hurry to shop for new tech, do wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the cheapest deals possible! What tech deals are you hunting down? 

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Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.

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