Best Buy offers a novelty Asus 14-inch laptop for only $169.99 (opens in a new tab). You’ll want to run, not walk, to take advantage of this deal, as it’s one of the cheapest ways to get your hands on Windows 11 – in fact, it might be one of the cheapest Windows laptops we’ve seen this year.
If you’re back to school but haven’t scored a back-to-school laptop deal, Best Buy might be the best place to grab one of best laptops for students.
For the price, this Asus offers a very efficient laptop. Its processor is a bit modest, but the included eMMC storage is quite fast. There’s only 4GB of RAM, though, which is something to keep in mind if you’re looking for a gaming machine or something for more intensive tasks like audio/video editing. For gaming, you’ll be much better off with something like Levono Legion 5i Pro.
The 14-inch display features HD resolution, and it all weighs less than 3 pounds, ensuring it’s perfectly portable for taking from lecture to dorm and back. Although there is no SD card port, it is worth noting that there is HDMI, which makes it easier to connect to a larger display for presentations.
It’s essentially a Windows laptop for the price of a Chromebook, which is pretty impressive given the extra Windows functionality, even with the more modest specs.
You can also add a Microsoft 365 Personal subscription, which includes education apps like Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneDrive, for $69.99 at checkout, saving you nearly $20 off the regular price.
User reviews are positive, with many citing excellent value for money even at a starting price of $349.99, while the battery life is also praised. Some have even noted that it’s a great backup PC that can also run Linux.