7 Affordable Back to School Devices #WindowsChampions

7 Back to School Devices

I am writing this post as part of the Windows Champions ambassador program. All opinions are my own.

The school bell is ringing nationwide and the children are filing into the classrooms.

Whether you have an elementary school student or college student, chances are they will need some sort of device.

We are fortunate enough to live in a district that offers take home units for most of the children. Unfortunately my younger children are not in a high enough grade to benefit from this program.

For those of us in this situation, Microsoft has us covered. I found these 7 affordable devices that will do the trick for just about any student.

Hopefully you find one that will work for you!

Back to School Devices


Acer Aspire Switch 10: Portable Fun for just $379

Switch Things Up! Head back to school with the sleek, modern, brushed metallic design of the new Acer Aspire Switch 10. This convertible Windows 8.1 PC provides flexibility with quad-modes – tote the tablet, type with detachable keyboard, and pivot screen for sharing or watching videos.


Acer Aspire E series (11”): Style, Everywhere – starting at $199

For surfing the web, entertainment, studying and play, this stylish yet budget-friendly notebook with the new Windows will add more fun to your school life. Power through your whole day without plugging in thanks to the 7-hour battery life, and with a variety of colors and sleek, modern design, you’ll look good anywhere life takes you.


ASUS Transformer Book T100TA: Go-Getter + Tech Trendsetter + $349

ASUS Transformer Book T100 is two computers in one. First, it’s a stylish and lightweight ultraportable laptop with an Intel Atom quad-core processor for great productivity performance with Microsoft Office. But detach the 10.1-inch IPS display from the keyboard dock and Transformer Book is also a capable Windows 8.1 tablet for easy entertainment at home and on the move. And with up to 11 hours battery life, it won’t tie you down.


Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series: Power every day for just $449

With the performance of a laptop and versatility of a tablet, this 2-in-1 PC features Intel processors, Windows 8.1 and an 11.6″ touch screen. Store your movies, music and maybe some school work – with plenty of storage, you can take it all with you.


HP Pavilion x360 (13”): 360° of flexibility. All around great value at $499

Easily convert from notebook to stand to tent to tablet mode for all your productivity and entertainment needs with this amazingly value-packed convertible PC, featuring a 360° hinge. The HP Pavilion x360 features touch for a more engaging and optimized Windows 8.1 experience.


Lenovo Flex 2 (15”): Flex and impress, only $599

Whether you’re working on a paper, giving a presentation, or just watching a movie, the Lenovo Flex 2 handles it all with ease. Its 10-point touchscreen flips 300 degrees, which makes it perfect for working in laptop mode or enjoying a movie in the unique stand mode. Plus, at under an inch thick, it’s lightweight and portable. Combine that with its roomy Full HD display and long battery life, and you’ll find it’s the laptop you’ll want with you all the time.


Toshiba Encore 2 (8”): Powerful Windows 8.1 with Bing tablet for $199

The Encore 2 8 tablet features an elegant Satin gold matte finish and are engineered with rounded edges that make them comfortable in hand. Measuring 0.4 inches thin, weighs less than a pound! Featuring a bright HD (1280×800) multi-touch display – perfect for on-the-go reading and studying.

What type of device would benefit your child the most?


  1. my friend just got the hp pavillion so i think that’s the one i’m going to have to pick up! although a bit pricey i heard its worth it!!!

  2. Katy says

    I really want to try out the HP Pavillion x360! I’m a current Apple User but have been a fan of my previous HP computers and this one seems perfect for all my needs! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Stacey Roberson says

    I really like the Lenovo Flex 2. Perfect for using as a tablet and laptop and self-standing. The 15″ screen is also a plus.

  4. Sarah L says

    No kids, but this big kid would get a kick out of the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA.

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I am glad that the prices of some of these back to school devices has gone down a little bit. I am keeping my eye out for them in the sales occurring now.

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