Do you know the No. 1 gift graduating students will ask for this year? A computer.
No surprise — it’s a powerful tool for success in their coming years. Whether they are becoming entrepreneurs (like the 61 percent of students that expect to start their business), entering the workforce (like the estimated 2.8 million of U.S. students who will this year), or starting college (like 66 percent of high school students), a laptop is the No. 1 wish list item.
All these big, life adventures mean even more savings out-of-pocket. We don’t want anyone to overspend on the technology that can, and will, empower them to do more in their next chapter.
Instead, now is the time to grab these great deals for your grad to play hard and work harder.
- Save $100 on Select Surface Pro 4 Models
Surface Pro 4 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Powerful, portable and designed to be there when you need it — finishing a project or kicking back for a Netflix binge. Pair it with a colorful Type Cover, and Surface Pro 4 is everything a recent graduate needs.
- Save up to $200 when you buy a Surface Pro 4 and a Surface Dock
Transform your Surface into a desktop PC instantly with Surface Dock. Surface Connect technology enables high-speed transfer of video, audio and data over a single cable keeping your desk clutter-free. Simply plug in your Surface Connect cable to charge your device and access external monitors, a keyboard, mouse and more. And with two high-definition video ports, a gigabit Ethernet port, four high-speed USB 3.0 ports, and an audio output, you’ve got all the connections you need in a sleek, compact design so you can do your best work.
- Save up to $500 when you buy select PCs
From Dell to ASUS, Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, Acer and more, save anywhere from $100 to $500. These high-speed, versatile laptops will fit for a wide array of grads — or even yourself!
- Save 10 percent at Microsoft stores
Microsoft stores offer a 10 percent discount on software, hardware and accessories every day for students, school faculty and even parents of a student currently attending or accepted into a public or private K–12 or higher education institution in the U.S.
Click here to learn more about all deals at Microsoft stores, and check back for new deals to be added throughout the season.
- Purchase a Dell for $699 or more and get a FREE Samsung 32” LED TV
Select one of more than 50 different configurations, including laptops, desktops and Alienware gaming devices. Now is your chance to snag the hotly reviewed Dell XPS 13 running Windows 10; eligible configurations start at $1,499. This elegant touchscreen laptop features Dell’s InfinityEdge display with a virtually borderless, quad-HD screen. Light and thin, fast and powerful, this laptop wins fans for its portability that packs a punch with a touch-screen option and 17 hour battery life. Bam. Looking for even more savings? The free-TV deal is also available on select Inspiron 15 5000 series laptops starting at $699. This 15” laptop includes touchscreen options on Windows 10, the fastest, most productive version of Windows.
Best Buy’s College Student Deals on BestBuy.com:
- Save $50 on Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro and Notebook 9 Spin premium laptops
Both notebooks boast HD touchscreens encased in aluminum bodies, with backlit keyboards and extremely powerful processors. The Pro, a stunning clamshell, starts at $1,499, while the Spin, a fully convertible 2-in-1, starts at $1,299.99. The Spin utilizes Continuum and a 360-degree display to change between tablet mode, laptop mode and everything in between. Both devices include Windows 10, designed to help people do great things, as well as added security and encryption options to help keep sensitive information private.
- Save $30 on Lenovo Flex 3 2-in-1 and Lenovo Ideapad 100s
Both value-priced devices are specifically designed to pack all the assets a student needs, into a cost-effective body. The lightweight Ideapad 100s laptops start at $199 and include a multitude of ports for accessories, including a HDMI and 2 USB 3 inputs. The Flex 3 2-in-1, starting at $249, is also light and budget-friendly. With a 360-degree hinge and touchscreen display, the Flex 3 utilizes Continuum to flip from laptop mode, to tablet mode, to tent mode, to display mode. What more can you want?
Plus, whether you purchase a PC at the Microsoft Store or not, Microsoft Answer Desk technicians are on hand to answer technical questions, make recommendations, and offer full service and support on all software and hardware. In fact, they’ll answer questions and work to fix PCs, tablets, phones or Xboxes free of charge, regardless of what device you have or where you bought it.