The end of financial year is great time to buy new tech gear. If you use your computer at home for work — you may be able to claim your PC as a tax deduction. That applies to some students, too. Further, small businesses with total incomes less than $2 million can write off purchases valued under $6500 immediately in the year the cost occurred. So what new laptops/tablets are best for work or play? Here are some ideas.
For further information on deductions, click on the Australian Tax Office links above.
ASUS encourages all individuals and businesses to visit your tax professional for advice tailored to your specific situation.
If productivity matters most, the ASUS Zenbook UX301/302 delivers high performance in a stylish, lightweight design. Premium specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, Windows 8, solid state hard disks and a 13.3-inch multi-touch screen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.
The higher spec Zenbooks are available from sSpecialist Australian retailers such as CentreCom, BCC Computers and Sorptec. In general, you should be wary of buying laptops from overseas vendors or grey importers as the warranty may not be valid.
The top-selling ASUS Transformer Book T100 is an ideal choice. The 2-in-1 ultraportable has a 10.1-inch multi-touch display that can detach from the keyboard — you get the productivity of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet.
The T100 packs a speed Intel quad-core processor and up to 11 hours battery life. Perfect for running around university campuses. At just $599, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 is cheaper than an iPad, more versatile, and includes Microsoft Office Home and Student.
Looking out for deals around tax time is important. The T100 can be bought through all the big retailers, so it’s worth shopping around the likes of JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Dick Smith for best prices.
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