Money can be tight when you're studying, but there's one big advantage: you can receive student discounts on all sorts of goods. Here are the best permanent student tech discounts in Australia.
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We've rounded up the most prominent deals we know of below, but it's always worth asking if a student discount or other concession is available. Keep your university-issued ID with you at all times, and don't be afraid to enquire politely if there are any student deals on offer.
Microsoft offers a number of student-specific deals:
- Office 365 for University costs $99 for a four-year subscription (as opposed to $119 per year for the regular edition)
- Windows 8.1 Pro Student is $69.99 (rather than $259)
- You can also save 10 per cent on Surface and Xbox, and 25 per cent on accessories. That's a decent deal, though you might beat it with shopping around.
Adobe also offers some solid student edition offers:
- Creative Cloud is $14.99 a month (rather than the regular $49.99 a month)
- Acrobat Pro is $89 (a big saving on $637)
- Photoshop Lightroom is $99 (rather than $186)
- Photoshop Elements 12 and Premier Elements 12 is $149.99 (down from $129.99 for each product)
Apple has a specific store for university buyers, though much of the product it sells is the same price as regular gear.
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