It’s the most wonderful time of the year—to buy laptops! As students are getting ready to go back to school, computer prices are being slashed. The best part? You don’t have to be a student to get in on the madness. Whether you’re a freelancing graphic art designer that needs a new laptop or a brand new college student, the deals are available to everyone.
Our favorite place to buy is the Apple store. Macs are a little more expensive than your run-of-the-mill PC, but they also have a lot of value. They tend to last a long time when compared with cheaper options, and offer a big advantage to anyone who has to do any digital creative work for school or their career.
If you are a student, though, be sure to cash in on additional student discounts. By signing up with your .edu email address, you’ll be able to save some big bucks on your Mac. These specific deals only apply to college students or educators, but everyone else should still shop back-to-school pricing!
When you’re looking at a MacBook, you have two options. You can either get one with 256GB onboard flash storage and a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz for $1,299.00, or you can get one with 512GB onboard flash storage and a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz for $1,599.00. Both options come with 8GB of memory and Intel HD Graphics 515.
If, however, you are a student, you can save $50 on either model.
Your basic MacBook Pro is going to run you $1,299.00. The difference between the base model and the next tier up is an additional 128GB of storage for an additional $200. The next tier up will run you $1,799.00, but gives you a total of 512GB of storage and a processor that’s slightly faster at 2.9GHz.
If you want a bigger screen, 15” with 256GB of storage and a 2.2GHz processor will run you $1,999.00. If you bump up to a 2.5GHz processor with 512GB of storage, your price will bump up, too, to the tune of $2,499.00.
Students, if you’re trying to get in on a MacBook Pro, that .edu email address will save you $100 off any model, except the most expensive option, on which you’ll save $200.
An 11-inch MacBook Air with 128GB of storage and a 1.6GHz processor costs $899.00. If you want 256GB of storage, the price goes up to $1,099. You can add two inches to the screen of either model for an additional $100.
If you’re a student, you’ll save $50 on any of these models.
Get Free Headphones
As an added perk to students (and educators,) Apple will give you a FREE pair of Beats wireless headphones when you purchase a MacBook. That’s nearly $300 in additional product–yours for free. You can get colors that match your new computer, too! Featured is rose gold, just like the selected MacBook option above.
Apple provides a ton of value, but wherever you end up shopping, remember to ask about student discounts. For many companies, signing up with that .edu email can save you big bucks.