Need a Laptop for Back to School? Check Out Walmart’s Best Laptops for Under $300 Shipped!

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If you’re looking for a laptop that is functional, lightweight, kid-friendly, parent-approved AND doesn’t break the bank, here are a few laptops to make note of…all for under $300 on!

Plus, these laptops are recommended for back to school by Parent2Parent powered by – a community of parents that offer helpful content, product reviews and tips for finding just the the right laptop for kids! Also, you can write a review for a chance to win a $50 Walmart eGift Card (details below)!

Voted Best for Educational Purposes –


Acer Granite Gray 15.6″ Chromebook PC with Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core Processor, 2GB Memory, 16GB Hard Drive and Chrome OS
ONLY $179 shipped (reg. $199)!

The Acer Chromebook 15 is a feature-rich and ultra-affordable large-screen Chromebook. Its 15.6-inch HD display is the largest among all Chromebooks! It uses the new dual-band 802.11ac wireless technology and it’s fast with Intel dual-core processing. It all adds up to the right mix of features to make you think bigger and re-imagine what’s possible with a Chromebook.

Voted Best Lightweight Laptop –

HP Stream

HP 11″ Stream Laptop PC with Intel Celeron N3050 Dual-Core Processor, 2GB Memory, 32GB Hard Drive and Windows 10 Home, Microsoft Office 365 Personal (1yr subscription)
ONLY $179 shipped (reg. $199)!

Looking for a laptop that can keep up with your busy day? The HP Stream is the hard-working, smartly designed laptop that’s light on price. It features Intel Celeron N3050 Dual-Core processor, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory, 32GB eMMC hard drive, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN and more!

Voted Best for Entertainment –


HP Flyer Red 15.6″ 15-f272wm Laptop PC with Intel Pentium N3540 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 10 Home
ONLY $299 shipped!

This reliable, value-packed laptop combines the features you need to get the job done and a sleek, thin design you can easily take on the road. This laptop features an Intel Pentium N3540 processor, 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive, Windows 10 Home and more!


Plus, through October 2nd, enter The Walmart Back to School Ratings & Reviews Contest for a chance to win a $50 Walmart eGift Card! To enter, just submit a product review for any product during the Contest Period. Your entry will be entered and judged against all other entries submitted during that BiWeekly Entry Period.

Reviews do not need to be positive; however, the review must focus on the product and the experience with using it and should provide specific details on what you did or did not like about the product. There will be one prize consisting of a $50 Walmart eGift Card awarded per BiWeekly Entry Period! Good luck!

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Comments 8

  1. Lily T.

    Just curious, does anyone use desktops anymore? My daughter is still a toddler and I’ve been debating between a laptop or a desktop to prep her for school.

    • Amy

      We have one of each. Our desktop is for work and the laptop is for everything else.

      • Lily T.


    • momif6

      We do. It’s too the point we don’t have room to have it anymore though. Because it has to be so close to our wireless internet modem to be bugged into it. I would prefer a laptop.

      • Lily T.


  2. Cassandra

    I’m in the market for a new laptop, and I need one to store all of my pictures would the purple or blue hp be good for that ?

  3. Ashley

    I have a question for you guys if anyone knows…I’m going to college in the Winter semester and I need a laptop. Is this the best time of year to buy or should I try to catch christmas sales? Thanks so much for any insight!

    • Deborah Zavala

      Back to school is always a good time to buy a laptop. If you need it now before you start school, I would definitely buy now instead of waiting for black friday or xmas sales.

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