Sometimes back-to-school shopping can be a bit of a chore, but when it comes to laptop tech, we've got you covered. Here is a list of some of the best laptops of the year -- and they have "Dean's List" written all over them.

By Hannah Statler
August 17, 2016
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This laptop is perfect for the student who's always on the go! It's small, yet mighty with an 11.6 inch screen and flexible build -- ideal for tossing into your bag and running from class to class.

Price: $319.99

Your Everyday Necessity

This HP Chromebook is our go-to for all your basic needs. Loaded with the essential Google Chrome apps right at your fingertips, browsing the Web and managing your daily tasks has never been easier.

Price: $249

Switch It Up!

Whether you're looking for the convenience of a tablet or the functionality of a laptop, this Transformer Book will give you what you need! This Asus is a total steal!

Price: $149.99

New and Improved!

Get the ultimate tech experience with the new and improved MacBook Pro! With a retina display like no other and an ultrasleek design, this laptop is totally top of the line.

Price: $1,299 - $2,599

A Digital Design Experience

Attention design students: It's time for a tech upgrade. The Surface Pro 4 allows you to get a hands-on experience like never before so your work can truly shine.

Price: $2,199

Your Latest Netflix Binge Awaits

Built to withstand your everyday needs, this simple-yet-sturdy laptop is ideal for note-taking and Netflix-binging between classes. We like the sound of that!

Price: $189.99

Inspired by the Inspiron

We're loving the versatility of this Dell Inspiron! Flip it around any which way you want for easy use with a nifty touch screen.

Price: $706.48

Light as a Feather

Not only does the MacBook Air have all the cool features of the original MacBook, but it's also so easy to carry with you on the go! Weighing less than three pounds with its flattest design ever, it has never been easier to toss in your bag.

Price: $899 - $1,199

Laptop Envy

Featuring a bigger screen than most convertible laptops, its 15.6 inches is perfect for navigating your way through multiple tabs at a time. The HP Envy is perfect for all multitaskers.

Price: $579

This Acer's Got Your Back

This laptop's got you covered all the way! With Microsoft Office, digital design, and Netflix, a trusty find like this one will be your favorite sidekick this year.

Price: $279.99


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