With the summer holidays starting to wind down, it's inevitable that parents are going to think about all the gear their kids are going to need for the new school season ahead.
While there's the obvious culprits like new uniforms and crisp, fresh notebooks, there's also a fair big of tech gear that your kids might be in need of. Whether it's a new durable tablet, a laptop for assignments, or a printer that won't break down the night before an important report is due, it's important to make smart choices when you're looking for the best back to school tech.
Amazon UAE is currently running a great Back to School sale (opens in new tab), from August 23-31. Here you'll find savings on some essential tech for your kids, so it's worth looking at our top picks below to find the best tech for your budget. While there are some high-end products available on sale, we've narrowed down our choices to keep things a bit more affordable, given that school fees are already expensive enough.
Make sure you stop by during the week as more deals are added in, so you always get the best recommendations of what to buy.
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Back to School sale: Laptops
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 -
AED 2,499 AED 2,149 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 350: Powered by a 10th Gen Intel processor, this laptop is powerful enough to handle any school assignments. The bonus is that it's also a very capable gaming laptop, making it great to unwind with over the weekend.
HP Laptop 15s-eq2001ne -
AED 2,499 AED 1,735 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 764: For light assignments and video classroom calls, this HP laptop is more than up to the task. The long-lasting battery and HP Fast Charge lets you work for long periods of time before needing to recharge, making it great for taking to school or library.
HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop -
AED 4,199 AED 2,788 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 1,411: This gaming laptop from HP is a great pick if you're looking for a sturdy laptop that can handle particularly challenging work, such as photo editing or even some 3D design. Doubling up as a good gaming laptop on the weekends is also a great bonus.
HP Pavilion X360 -
AED 3,699 AED 2,494 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 1,205: This great laptop also doubles as a tablet, and the included pen is handy for note taking as well as freehand drawing and other design work. Plus, it's great for streaming videos in bed or just playing some light touchscreen games to pass the time.
Acer Aspire 5 -
AED 2,749 AED 1,799 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 950: This 11th Gen Intel laptop is another great choice for college work, as it's light enough to take around with you to class and won't skimp on the battery life.
Lenovo Ideapad 3 -
AED 2,599 AED 1,765 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 834: With a built-in privacy webcam shutter and 11th Gen i5 processor, there's a lot to like about the Ideapad 3. It's slim and light enough to take anywhere, and has enough storage for your important assignments and programs.
Back to School sale: Tablets
2021 Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) -
AED 1,399 AED 1,190 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 209: The iPad is still the strongest tablet for school work, and this 2021 model is nothing to scoff at. There's plenty of storage and power available here, along with a great app ecosystem and parental controls, should you need it.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite -
AED 1,249 AED 970 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 279: If you're in the market for an affordable Android tablet for drawing with, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is for you. It's not as powerful as later models and comes with less storage, but it's still a promising tablet that can handle quite a bit of work.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 -
AED 979 AED 757 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 222: Another great tablet from Samsung that's not going to break the bank, and is perfect for younger kids to explore apps with. Paired with a durable tablet case, this is a great tablet that offers good performance without spending too much.
Huawei Matepad 11 -
AED 1,699 AED 1,313 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 386: The Matepad 11 is a good tablet from Huawei for video calls and learning apps. There's enough performance here to handle even the most demanding apps, but the downfall is that there's no Google Play store, so you'll have to look into other ways to get school apps to run on it.
Huawei Matepad T 10 Kids Edition -
AED 569 AED 499 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 70: For younger kids who are learning to use a tablet and stylus, the Matepad T 10 Kids Edition is a rugged tablet that can stand plenty of wear and tear. Dedicated apps for kids introduce various learning tasks, making it a great tablet to keep them busy.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 -
AED 1,699 AED 1,275 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 425: The Surface Go 3 is perfect for everyday tasks, and when combined with a stylus and optional keyboard, turns it into a very efficient note-taking and drawing device. While it may not be as powerful as other tablets, it's still a very good budget-friendly choice to run most popular applications.
Back to School sale: printers
HP Deskjet 2720 -
AED 179 AED 139 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 40: Easily print, scan, and copy with this printer from HP that is good for quickly producing assignment printouts or full-blown color prints. Wireless printing also makes it easy to print from nearly any device, including tablets and smartphones.
HP Ink Tank 415 Printer -
AED 629 AED 449 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 180: Engineered for high-volume printing - Print up to 8,000 pages with a set of HP color bottles or up to 15,000 pages with an HP black ink bottle. Print documents, scan on the go, and easily order supplies from your mobile device, with the HP Smart app.
HP Smart Tank 516 Printer -
AED 769 AED 499 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 270: This cartridge-free printer delivers uncompromising quality and up to 3 years of ink included in the box. Easily monitor and maintain ink levels with an integrated tank design and an automatic ink sensor.
HP Laserjet M141W Printer -
AED 679 AED 519 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 160: If all you're looking for is a monocrhome printer, then this one from HP is an excellent pick. You can quickly scan or copy documents, or print from multiple devices while saving on time and toner.
Back to School sale: headphones and audio
Echo Dot (4th Generation) -
AED 279 AED 209 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 70: The Echo Dot is a perfect companion for quickly answering curious questions. The embedded clock makes it great for setting wakeup alarms in the morning, or quickly sending a broadcast message when lunch is ready.
Apple AirPods Pro (2021) -
AED 999 AED 670 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 329: If your kid has Apple devices, then the AirPods Pro are a must-have. They're great for listening to music or lessons, or for when participating in video calls as well.
JBL Tune 510BT -
AED 199 AED 135 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 64: Easily stream from your essential devices via Bluetooth without having to worry about cables or compatibility. Switch from one device to another with ease, with a padded headband making the headphones comfortable to wear for extended periods.
Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds -
AED 1,099 AED 669 (opens in new tab)
Save AED 430: While these are usually more on the expensive side, you can grab these fantastic earbuds at considerable reduction for excellent noise-cancelling. Whether you're buying these for your teen or for yourself, it's a great investment to make.