5 Amazing Tech Deals for Students
By Noah Henry September 04, 2013
Being a college student is hard enough. All those parties, relaxed classroom atmospheres, and indelibly sweet experiences can certainly wrack your soul for the worse. Luckily, top tech companies are offering great discounts and promotions for students, so they won’t have to waste their whole wad on stressing afternoons at the pub, woeful strobe light parties, and begrudging dates with the opposite sex.
A student ID can get you a lot these days. Among the many perks are the following promos geared towards penniless college kids and desperate parents:
1. Apple’s Education Pricing
Students, faculty, and staff can save up to $200 on a new Mac. Currently, the Apple Store is giving away a $100 app store gift card for customers who buy a Mac. You can also buy an iPad or iPhone and get a $50 gift card with your purchase, if a laptop isn’t what you’re looking for.
The 2013 MacBook Air is the ideal gadget for students. It features the new Haswell processor, developed by Intel, which gives the laptop a boost of 40 percent more battery life. Its flash storage is 45 percent faster than the previous generation, making it ultra-snappy and more responsive. Perfect for long stays away at the classroom or library, the 11-inch lasts up to 9 hours between charges and the 13-inch lasts up to 12 hours between charges.
2. Dell University
Dell is currently offering $699 for a Dell PC and a $200 Promo eGift Card to use toward a new Xbox. Dell University allows you to save up to 30 percent on PCs, 5 percent on accessories, and 3 percent on non-Dell accessories. Simply select your school from a list and tackle the discounts.
Free shipping and $416 off the market value are only a smidgen of the perks involved with buying a Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook. You can watch DVDs on its luxurious 15.6 inch display and enjoy its super-slim profile and backlit keyboard. What separates the Inspiron 15z Ultrabook is its optional touch capability, letting you operate with a touch of the screen and a swipe of the finger. If you’re a Windows person, this is the perfect collegiate companion.
3. HP Academy
Students, parents, educators, and alumni can get 20 percent off HP products by joining HP Academy. Registration is free, and no student email (.edu) is required. All you have to do is agree that HP may contact you for eligibility. Members also receive free shipping and personalized PC recommendations.
You can get the HP Slate 7 8G Tablet for the amazingly low price of $139 at HP Home & Office. Students can keep their email-social media, apps and Internet close at hand with built-in WiFi. You get the world in 7 inches. One of the most affordable options for tablet shoppers, the HP Slate 7 can take your college learning experience to the next level.
4. Microsoft Student
Members get 10% off Surface and Touchscreen PCs, software, and accessories. Valid until the end of the year, customers will be sent a promo code to their school email address after registering with a verifiable school ID or school email address.
Microsoft Store’s ASUS VivoBook X202E is worth checking out. Its 11.6 inch multi-gesture touchscreen lets you tap, swipe, and pinch your way to a good grade. A more stylish alternative, it gives you five hours of battery life and smooth computing with a 500 GB hard drive and 4 GB of memory. Microsoft Complete will also provide you with an extended warranty and expert technical support for two years—in case your roommate spills a can of
beer soda on it.
5. Norton Antivirus
Public WiFi in the library and dorms may leave your computer vulnerable to viruses. Norton offers security suites to students for 50 percent off. Qualify by simply registering your .edu email address.
Norton Internet Security detects and removes spyware and other undesirable monitoring software. With up-to-the-minute protect complete with rapid pulse updates every 5 to 15 minutes, you can rest assured your computer is performing optimally. It blocks worms, hackers, and spam to let you work on that 15-page essay in peace.
Good luck on the semester kids!