If your school of choice doesn’t offer a laptop program,(find one that does here: MyCollegeLaptop.com) there are many other resources you can use to save money on computers and software. The following companies and big box stores offer discounts to college students. In most cases you must present a valid student ID or be able to prove your enrollment in a college or university to qualify for the discounts.
Amazon- Amazon Student is offered to students for free for the initial 6 months and then at a 50% discounted off of the standard prime rate. This service offers exclusive technology, textbook, and software discounts to students as well as free 2-day shipping and streaming services.
Apple Store for Education- Students can save up to $20 on tablets and $200 on new Mac computers.
Best Buy- Students can sign up for the College student deals program and receive email alerts about upcoming sales available to them. Discounts include specific dollar amounts off of popular computers and free shipping.
Dell University- This is a purchasing club for college and university students. Discounts are available on a variety of computer models including laptops, desktops and tablets.
HP Academy- a member’s only saving club where members can save up to 20% on HP computers and free shipping. HP also provides student-specific recommendations through its free PCmathlab.
Lenovo- Through their Academic Purchase program students can get deep discounts on both tablets and laptops.
Newegg- Newegg offers a student only store which offers discounts on both new and refurbished laptops, tablets, and electronics. In order to place an order the purchaser must have a valid .edu email address.
Sony- The Sony Education Store provides students 10% discounts on select items. A valid student ID is required to qualify.