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Best Buy Back to School Sale: Save Big on College Tech Essentials Now

Shop discounts on laptops, mini fridges, headphones and everything else you need for dorm life.

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It's no secret that heading off the college is expensive. Between books, a computer and other campus life essentials, the costs can add up pretty quick. Which is why it's important to take advantage of savings where you can find them. This week, Best Buy is offering big discounts on tons of college tech like laptops, headphones, mini fridges and more. 

To help you make the most of these offers while they're available, we've rounded up some of this sale's best bargains below. All deals are only available through Aug. 4, so be sure to get your order in before then if you don't want to miss out on these great discounts.


This versatile Lenovo two-in-one was named our favorite all-purpose Windows laptop for college students. It features a stunning 14-inch 2.2K touchscreen display, and full 360-degree rotation for use in tablet mode. It's equipped with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of built-in storage, as well as Wi-Fi 6 support for lightning fast loading times. And at just 0.68-inches thin, it's perfect for slipping into your backpack or messenger bag and taking on the go. 

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While they've been out a while and the AirPods Pro 2 should be coming sometime in 2022, the Apple AirPods Pro remain a great pair of true wireless earphones. That's largely due to their winning design and fit, good sound, effective noise canceling and spatial audio, which is a virtual-sound mode for watching movies and TV shows. They're also excellent for making voice calls and have a top-notch transparency mode. Also worth noting: They're IPX4 splashproof, so they're suitable for sporting activities, though for a more secure fit you may want to invest in third-party foam ear tips, which are grippier than the tips Apple includes.


If you're after the classic by-the-cup Keurig experience, this is the coffee maker you want. It's sleek and simple, and with the push of a button, it brews a single 8-, 10- or 12-ounce cup of coffee in minutes. It's equipped with a 46-ounce water tank, you can brew up to four cups before having to refill it, and at less than 5 inches wide, it won't clutter your counters.