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From high school students to university-goers, students across Canada are gearing up to head back to school in just a few weeks.
Whether you're planning on in-person classes or continuing with online learning, searching for a Mac or PC, or looking for a laptop that can double as a tablet, for many shoppers, finding the right computer comes down to one thing: the price.
Between student debt, inflation, and the general cost of living, nobody wants to pay more than they have to for a laptop. With this in mind, we searched the internet to find the 15 best laptop deals for back-to-school season 2022, starting at less than $200.
Best laptops to buy for back to school 2022
Best laptops under $500
This "Amazon's Choice" touchscreen Chromebook features an 11.6-inch screen that can swivel to be used both in tablet and laptop form. According to one five-star reviewer, it's an "excellent little laptop for the value."
With a compelling average rating of 4.3 stars, Walmart Canada shoppers rave that this 14-inch HP laptop is "one of the greatest laptops" they have ever used and say it's a "good quality" budget pick.
This dual-purpose 2-in-1 Chromebook features the convenience of a tablet with the functionality of a laptop. With over 2,200 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars, Best Buy Canada shoppers say it's the "best bang for your buck!" According to one reviewer, the "quality is so good," and it's "super light when you want to use it as a tablet and does so comfortably."
With an average rating of 4.4 stars, Best Buy Canada shoppers describe this 14-inch HP laptop as having the "best value" for its low price. "It's probably one of the best for its value [compared to] other Windows laptops."
With an average rating of 3.9 stars, Walmart shoppers describe this 14-inch ASUS Chromebook as "awesome" and say it "works great," especially considering its low price.
This budget-friendly Lenovo Chromebook 3 boasts up to ten hours of battery life, 4GB of memory, an HD Webcam, WiFi 5, and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. "I can't believe how fast this is," raves one Best Buy Canada reviewer. "I love how I can do so much more on this than ever before, in half the time."
Best laptops under $750
A crowd-favourite among Best Buy Canada shoppers, this 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 1 Laptop has earned a more-than-impressive average rating of 4.8 stars based on more than 1,800 reviews. The unit features Dolby Audio enhanced speakers and includes a 12-month Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription with 1 TB Cloud Storage.
With an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars, Best Buy Canada shoppers call this 15.6-inch computer the "best and fastest laptop [they've] ever owned." According to one user, the "battery life is amazing the processor is fast and it has lots of storage space."
Work from anywhere with ease with this "Amazon's Choice" Lenovo laptop. The device boasts an 11th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. It's an "excellent laptop," according to one reviewer. "Very light and powerful."
This 12.4-inch touchscreen Microsoft laptop has earned rave reviews from Amazon shoppers and top marks for value, portability, and its touchscreen function. It's a "great little laptop for the price," according to one user.
Best laptops under $1,500
This 2020 Apple MacBook Air has racked up more than 15,000 reviews from Amazon Canada shoppers. The device, which offers up to 18 hours of battery life and 8GB of unified memory, has been called "really fast and reliable" by reviewers.
This Acer laptop has earned an impressive average rating of 4.6 stars from more than 650 reviews. The touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook features an Intel i3 processor and 4GB of RAM. Shoppers call it an "amazing product" and even "better for the price."
The 17.3-inch Lenovo laptop has earned near-perfect reviews from Best Buy Canada shoppers, with an average rating of 4.7 stars out of more than 130 reviews. Reviewers say the versatile computer "does everything you want."
This best-selling 13.4-inch laptop is engineered with a 2.4GHZ Intel Core processor and 8GB of RAM. Beloved by Best Buy shoppers, users say the Dell laptop is "extremely fast" and "much better than expected."
Stay on-the-ball and entertained from anywhere with this Acer Nitro 15.6-inch gaming laptop. Featuring an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card and 8GB of RAM, the "Amazon's Choice" computer has earned more than 1,800 five-star reviews from shoppers.