Deal alert: Back to school for the last time!

By Ken Wong - 14 Sep 2020

Deal alert: Back to school for the last time!

A back to school student special

Students at all years of their education now need a laptop or tablet to use for study. Whether they are experiencing Zoom classes for the first time in their primary school journey, or in university taking notes in lectures, a laptop makes studying a little bit easier. 

We looked for some deals that can help those who are starting their school journeys and for those who are moving on to the next stages of their education, needing something a bit more powerful. We went to vendor sites and found laptops on offer and affordable, or any that have some form of Back to School deal attached to them.


Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-R2NY

The Acer Aspire 3 A315-23-R2NY is a 15.6-inch laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen 3 3250U processor (top speed of 3.9GHz) and ATI Radeon graphics. It’s also equipped with 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, with plenty of I/Os, including HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and gigabit Ethernet. What makes this good for students and home use is the price. Usually priced at S$898, it’s now going for S$698 on Acer’s official store which is a savings of 23%.

Check out the deal here.


ASUS ZenBook 14 UM433DA-A5046T

The ASUS ZenBook UX433 was and still is one of the best bang for buck notebooks you can buy. Stylish and still powerful enough to meet student needs, its slim profile – just 1.09kg heavy and 15.9mm thick belies the power inside. It has an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Processor 2.3 GHz processor with 8GB of memory and a 1TB SSD. That’s not all, it also discrete graphics in the form of a Radeon RX Vega 10. It also has a two-year warranty. If you purchase it now, you can get it for S$1,298, which represents modest savings over its original price of S$1,398.

Read our review of the ASUS ZenBook UX433 here.

Check out the deal here.


Dell Inspiron 14 3000 (3493)

Dell calls their Inspiron 14 3000 series the “14-inch laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it”. It is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and has Intel UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory. It also comes with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. For connectivity, it features an SD Card Reader, USB 2.0, USB 3.1, HDMI, ethernet and a 3.5mm jack. The great thing about this model right now is that you can save S$300 off the regular price of S$1,298.99 and get it now for sub- S$1,000 at S$998.00.

Check out the deal here.


Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

Slim, stylish, and powerful, the black Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is equally at home whether being used a work machine in the office, or as a tool for school at home. For students needing to attend a whole day of lectures, there is 11 hours of battery life and fast charging that charges the battery to 80% in an hour. It is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and Intel Iris Plus Graphics. There is 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. Get it before September 15 to enjoy savings of S$239 off the regular price of S$1,888 and pay S$1,649. Students, parents and teachers can save up to an additional 10% on selected products from Microsoft Store. You can check your eligibility here.

Read our hands-on with it here.

Find out our thoughts when we reviewed it here.

Read the full terms and conditions here.

Check out the deal here.



Editor's note and disclaimer: The deals are not an endorsement or recommendation of the product from the editorial team. Instead, the listed items present themselves as a good deal based on the novelty factor and how much of a discount it is being offered from standard retail pricing at the time of publishing. Please note that we are not responsible in any way if you're unable to secure the listed offer due to errors on our part or should the offers expire by the time you've checked them. RRP prices quoted are based on downtown retailing prices, inclusive of GST.

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