Crack Open The Textbooks: The Best Back-To-School Laptops For Every Budget

The unbearable August heat, blockbuster markdowns on summer dresses, and store displays full of pencils and fake apples can only mean one thing: Back to school season is officially upon us.
Whether you're about to head off for your first year of college, embarking on the final year of a PhD program, or simply gearing up for stressful pre-holiday season at work, it's time to reevaluate the device that powers you through late-night emails and supports your downtime streaming. The battery on your existing laptop doesn't need to be struggling for you to consider an upgrade: With plenty of affordable, but high-performing options, it's easy to find a model that will work for you.
Ahead, the best laptops to consider for every budget.

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