The Best Prime Day Laptop and Tech Deals for College Students

Ipad and Kindle
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While it may seem early to start back-to-school shopping, Amazon Prime Day is a great time to save money on the laptops or tablets your kids might need for the coming year. Whether they’re starting high school or college — or somewhere in between — get them the latest and greatest technology at seriously discounted prices.

Here are our favorite Prime Day laptop and tablet deals to save on one of the biggest purchases you’ll make for college.

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Our 5 Favorite Prime Day Laptop Deals

1. Acer Swift Creator Laptop, 14″

Acer Swift Laptop
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A lightweight laptop that weighs just over 3 pounds, this is the ideal computer for kids who are already weighed down with a heavy backpack. This laptop will please even the most discerning student with a 14-inch widescreen HD display and a long-lasting battery. Plus, you can save almost $300 if you purchase it on Prime Day.

2. Apple 2020 MacBook Air, 13″

Apple MacBook Air
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Most students seem to want an Apple MacBook for school. If they’re a die-hard Apple user, don’t sleep on this deal on a 13″ MacBook Air. It’s lightweight, has a long battery life, and, best of all, it’s 25% off this Prime Day.

3. Microsoft Surface Pro 9, 13″ 2-in-1 Tablet and Laptop

Surface Pro
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It’s the best of both worlds, with a tablet and a laptop all in one! The Surface Pro has a built-in kickstand, fantastic screen quality, and over 15 hours of battery life. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on this multi-functional gadget!

4. Lenovo 3i Chromebook

Lenovo Chromebook
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The coolest thing about the Chromebook is the flippable lid so kids can turn the screen around. With a large touchpad and excellent speakers, your teen will want to use this gadget for both school and fun when watching videos.

5. Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet

Amazon Fire HD 10
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They can use it for reading, watching streaming channels, or gaming, and they can add a Bluetooth keyboard to use it for schoolwork. The Kindle is truly a multifunctional device, and it’s 50% off this Prime Day.

Other Amazon Prime Day Tech Deals

  • Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger – $16.99 at Amazon (Originally $24.99): Your student needs to keep their phone charged; this portable charger will allow them to do so on the go.
  • Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) – $139.99 at Amazon (Originally $169): The upgraded Apple AirPods are currently $30 off!
  • Apple AirPods Pro – $199 at Amazon (Originally $249): Get these popular wireless earphones for $50 off.
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – $114.99 at Amazon (Originally $199.95): These are a great price on these popular over-ear headphones and are perfect for studying.
  • Echo Pop – $17.99 at Amazon (Originally $39.99): This new small smart speaker is ideal for college dorms and is at its lowest price.
  • JBL Clip 3 – $39.95 at Amazon (Originally $49.95): This mini speaker would be great for listening to music on the quad.
  • Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Essentials Bundle – $162.97 at Amazon (Originally $162.97): Forget bulky books and save big on this Kindle Paperwhite set.
  • LectroFan EVO Guaranteed Non-Looping Sleep Sound Machine – $31.50 at Amazon (Originally $44.99): This discounted white noise machine could help your college student sleep in the dorms.
  • Roku Streaming Stick 4K – $34.99 at Amazon (Originally $49.99): A great device to add streaming to the hand-me-down TV your student brings to college.
  • Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 – $69.99 at Amazon (Originally $99.99): This is a great sized waterproof speaker on campus.

More Amazon Prime Day Laptop Deals

  • HP 15.6 Inch Laptop – $489.99 at Amazon (Originally $729.99): Thin and portable with a long-lasting battery.

Amazon Prime Day Tablet Deals

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 – $149.99 at Amazon (Originally $229.99): Includes access to Galaxy Kids for younger users.
  • Amazon Fire Max 11 – $149.99 at Amazon (Originally $229.99): Sizable 11-inch screen with 2.4 million pixels for a fantastic display.
  • Apple iPad 10th Generation – $379.99 at Amazon (Originally $449): Every teen’s favorite tablet.

Prices were accurate at the time of publishing.

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About Mary Dell Harrington

Mary Dell is the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. She started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and is co-author of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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