Kickstart your weekend with this week’s best tech deals

The Acer Swift 3, one of picks for the best student laptops, is on sale at Costco for $490. | Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge

The weekend has arrived, bringing with it an assortment of great discounts on everything from student-centric laptops to headphones to some games that launched as recently as this week. We’ve rounded up many of the highlights below, and if you’re looking for the best of the best and not just what’s currently on sale, we’ve also updated our comprehensive guides to the best streaming devices and best gaming laptops, both of which offer a host of entertainment options for looking to escape the summer heat.

Save $15 on TP-Link’s budget-friendly Wi-Fi Extender

You don’t necessarily need to opt for a Google Nest Wifi system or a similar mesh network in order to boost your home’s Wi-Fi network — sometimes a simply Wi-Fi extender like the…

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