Best Back-to-School Tech Under $600

Now is the best time to find a deal on a laptop or Apple Watch

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Looking for a Back-to-School Tech Deal?

Trying to get your child ready for back to school? Or maybe you’re just trying to take advantage of all the tech deals that are popping up? Whichever category you fit in, we have some deals on laptops and smartwatches that will help you find the best tech deals on refurbished tech out there right now.

1. Get a Deal on a Refurbished Apple Watch

I don’t know if you’ve read our other articles on Apple Watches, but you can save a lot of money by buying an older generation Apple Watch. You can find the three first generations of Apple Watch (Series 0, Series 1, and Series 2) on our site for around $100. And yes, they look and perform almost exactly like the newest Apple Watch. Each refurbished Apple Watch on our site comes with a quality grade, so you can pick out one that’s in mint condition if you want it looking brand new, or choose the “Stallone” quality grade if you want to save more money and don’t mind a few scratches.

And keep in mind that it’s better to buy an Apple Watch refurbished than used. That’s because all the refurbished Apple Watches featured on our website come with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 1-year warranty. And yes, since they’re all certified refurbished, they’ve been checked by professionals to ensure they’re in perfect working order.

2. Find a Deal on a Refurbished MacBook Air

MacBooks are perhaps the best laptop for back-to-school. They’re great for students because of their seamless user experience and creative workflow. But as we all know, the new models can be expensive. At Back Market, we hope to help you find an affordable MacBook under $600. As a matter of fact, you can find a refurbished MacBook Air on our website for under $600 with a 13-inch screen and Intel Core i5. If you get lucky, you can even find versions with a Core i7 and/or 8GB of RAM for around that price. If you don’t already know, an i7 or more RAM will make the laptop faster, so keep this in mind during your search.

And just as I said before, it’s always safer to buy a refurbished MacBook over a used MacBook. This is due to the warranties and money-back guarantees that come with refurbished products.

3. Get a Deal on a Refurbished Windows Laptop

There are a ton of deals on Windows laptops out there right now for back to school, but if you want a laptop for a student, you’re going to want something light and relatively powerful that can keeps a lot of windows open at once. And for this purpose, I would suggest getting a Lenovo X1 Carbon refurbished. You can easily find the X1 Carbon under $600, and plenty of them come with some pretty nice specs (Core i5 and Core i7 processors). My suggestion, though: try to get one with at least 8GB of RAM that isn’t more than 5 years old. 

4. Get a Deal on the Discontinued MacBook

The MacBook Retina, sometimes just called the "MacBook," was a special breed of product. It was lighter and smaller than the Air, but had a better resolution screen. And since the discontinued MacBook wasn't that popular and is no longer sold by Apple, you might be able to nab a good deal on the refurbished market.

Deals on the MacBook Retina

By Andre, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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