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TechKnow: The Best Tech Deals for College Students
Is it time for a new tablet? Whether or not you call yourself a tech-geek, you probably like to have the latest and best technology out there. Either you have had that laptop for ten years too long, or you realized that picking up the cheapest thing you can find at Wal-Mart probably wasn’t the best idea. In any case, you can still get the best stuff out there without emptying your wallet.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of deals out there for college students trying to survive in the ever-changing technological world. Granted, there are not a lot of deals that let you leave a store with the latest tech for free, but there are enough that recognize that every penny counts, and you want as many of those pennies to stay in your pocket as possible.
So, here are a few deals from some of the biggest tech names out there. Of course, this list isn’t the end all be all of student discounts. The best way to make sure you’re getting the best price on what you want is to ask and do your research.
Here is a small list of tech discounts to cut out some of the work for you:
Apple does actually offer discounts to some of its university-bound following. The discounts are available for Mac computers and iPads, and they range from $200 off discounts to $50 Apple store gift cards. The discounts are actually available for university students, students accepted into a university, and parents buying for their university students. Financing is also available for those students who do not have a thousand bucks on hand.
For those who are not into the Apple lifestyle, Microsoft offers a variety of discounts for students as well. The best thing about Microsoft’s education discount is that it is not just for tablets, laptops, or PC’s. There are also discounts available on software, headphones, and a myriad of accessories. Once you register as a student on the Microsoft website getting your product is as easy as 1-2-3. The only downside to the discount is that it does not come with a financing option.