11 Best Deals: Laptops, Chargers, and Home Office Gear


Welcome to fall, my friends! The best season. Unless it isn’t autumn where you are, in which case I am very sorry. I hope it comes soon for you because it truly is the best season. At least we can agree on that. Also, there are deals. There are always deals, but these are the very best deals that we could find this week, hand-picked, like fine fall apples, ready for you to enjoy.

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Laptop and Monitor Deals

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Apple’s MacBook Air (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite laptops. The M2 processor can handle all but the most intensive tasks, and it’s completely silent, due to the fanless internals. This is the redesigned MacBook that looks more modern and has a 1080p webcam. 

We like the OLED Asus Zenbook 14 (8/10, WIRED Recommends), which is very similar to this laptop. The particular deal is on a model that features an Intel i5 processor (13500H), with 8 gigabytes of RAM and a 512-gigabyte drive. The RAM is on the paltry side in this model, but it will handle typical office tasks and web browsing. 

Asus Flow laptops are a slimmer take on the gaming laptop, making them a bit more portable than other Asus gaming rigs. This is a 2022 model with an AMD Ryzen 9 processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti V4G Graphics card, 16 gigabytes of RAM,  and a 1-terabyte SSD. We did find that this machine can run hot and loud when pushed, and that will have a negative impact on battery life. Still, for a super portable but powerful gaming machine, that’s a necessary sacrifice and one that’s easier to bear at this price.

Monoprice 4kPhotograph: Monoprice

This 4K Monoprice monitor offers a very sharp 3,840 x 2,160-pixel resolution screen. The IPS panel has rich, vibrant colors that are excellent for editing photos. It’s restricted to 60 Hz, so not the best for gaming, but for everything else this one is hard to beat, especially at this price.

This 1,440-pixel resolution has a 27-inch screen and a 165-Hz screen refresh rate, which is great for gaming (it also has AMD FreeSync support, so it’s best paired with a PC using an AMD graphics card). It doesn’t have HDR support, but this is a fair price for these specs and size. Read more in our Best Monitors guide.

Charger Deals

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This is our favorite MagSafe Power Bank. You can use it with the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14, or iPhone 15 series devices since they have MagSafe embedded on the back of the device. It can top up your devices in a pinch, is fairly slim, and has a kickstand pulling double duty.  

We have not tested this docking station yet (see our guide to hubs and docking stations for some other options), but I’ve had great luck with Ugreen’s power supplies, and this docking station gets high marks in reviews around the web.

Be sure to check the coupon box to get the full deal. I tested this power bank for well over a year and found it to be a solid, reliable power supply for everything up to and including a laptop. 

Office Chairs and Backpack Deals

Whether you work at home or head to the local coffee shop, check out our guides to Everything You Need to Work From Home, Best Backpacks for Work, and Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for more ways to improve your work life.

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If you need a compact chair, the Path is a great option. You can get an even better discount if you don’t need armrests. These chairs are also eco-friendly, as Humanscale says it’s made of 22 pounds of recycled materials, and the company earns high marks for its ecological impact. 

The Heritage is the top budget pick in our guide to the best bags for work and school. It’ll hold a day’s worth of textbooks, and nearly all laptops will slide into the 15-inch sleeve. It’s even big enough to work as a carry-on when you’re traveling. The 600-denier polyester and faux leather handle have held up well in our testing. The price varies by color, so click through a few options if you aren’t seeing the deal.

Our top pick for smaller people, the Never Stop is a great choice for anyone with smaller shoulders and a shorter torso. The teardrop-shaped silhouette looks sleek and still manages to have room for two bottle pockets and a 15-inch laptop sleeve.

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