Tech can be pricey. As much as we'd all like shiny new laptops with top-of-the-line functions straight from the factories where they're made, not everyone can afford that. Especially college students and parents who are sending their children back to school. Whether you're on a budget or just appreciate a good deal, if you're in the market for a new computer, check out these special promotions going on now.
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Buy a Mac or iPad for college between now and September 21 and get a $100 "Back to School Gift Card." The giftcard can be used on apps, books, music and movies. If you purchase the new iPad, you can get a $50 gift card. You can use the gift card in the Mac App Store, the iTunes Store, the iBookstore, and the App Store. This is all part of a program called Apple Education Pricing, which gives discounts to students, faculty and PTO members.
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According to a recent survey of 4,450 U.S. online shoppers, about 50% said they will purchase a laptop or tablet for school. With only 10% saying they will purchase a desktop computer. Half of shoppers gave themselves a max spending budget of $500, but 20% said they'd spend up to $1,000.
How much do you plan to spend on back-to-school tech shopping? Tell us in the comments.
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