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Tech Talk: Back-to-college deals from Apple, Microsoft

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 24 at 1:40 PM

HOUSTON – Summertime is in full swing, but it’s never too soon to check out the back-to-school savings – especially when it comes to expensive tech toys.

On Microsoft’s Student website, when you sign up and make purchases using a .EDU e-mail address, you’ll get 10 percent off. There's a special focus on touchscreen PCs, which isn’t surprising since the company is pushing for its customers to move on to Windows 8. There’s even one touchscreen listed for about $400, and it includes Office 365 (Word, Powerpoint, etc.).

Are you an Apple fan? The Shop Mac for Education website also offers back-to-school discounts for college students and their parents. Right now you can get a $100 App Store gift card if you buy a Mac computer or a $50 card if you buy an iPad or iPhone. There are also savings of up to $200 on computers and $100 on printers. To sweeten the deal, free shipping is available if you spend more than $50.

If you’re trying to decide between Mac and PC -- most students will be better off with a PC, but some schools are more Apple-oriented (depending on the type of studies), so it’s always best to check with the university before making your purchase.

Apple Education Pricing
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/campaigns/education_pricing

Microsoft Student Deals
http://www.microsoft.com/student/en-us/Deals/default.aspx#fbid=mJ7-rJKiVrX

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