Student Offers on SP3

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  1. SeanKDN

    SeanKDN New Member

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    will the current student special offer be available at Microsoft retail store as well? because i am planning to get either i5 or i7 256gbs. which one do you think is good for a college student majoring in business?
     
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    i5 should be fine. The i7 is not that needed unless you are planning to do a lot more tasking things such as Photoshop/Video editing and the works.
    Unless you are going after the 512Gb Version, I'd stick with the 256Gb i5.
     
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    Thank for answering. I will consider i5 over i7 because i am not really into rendering but if i do have to rendering something, i will just use my new built PC at home. Do you have any info about my first question btw?
     
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    No Idea on that. I know that so far it seems to be Microsoft USA only as other Microsoft sites don't have any such offers. You could always Email/Call Microsoft, Use their Site's LiveChat or go to a Retail store and ask them there.

    As I am going through the Student offer online, I think it is Online-only as they need 3-4 days to verify your student card or documentation, which I don't think they'll do in a store.

    Seems online only.
     
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    i live in States but im asking this simply because i just want to get my SP3 right away instead of waiting for shipping or stuff like that since Microsoft retail store is only 4 miles far from my house.
     
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    Yup, for school work i5 256 is perfect! Even for photoshop and premiere pro its great! i5 has a better battery life but only by 1-2 hours. I recommend this one.
     
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    Surely you can wait the 2-3 days in exchange for saving $150?

    Might as well go to the store and ask them though.
     
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    Thank for the respond, OGF. i will definitely get i5 256gbs because i will mostly use Office, Chrome though i know chrome is battery juice sucker, and youtube-ing
     
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    im in mid of process of checking out after a quick academic verification as they asked me for my student email and BAM! im verified. But im not going to purchase it now. gotta wait for my paycheck...ya know what i mean. nomoneynohoney thou
     
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    Yes, the Microsoft store will definitely honor the discounts. Even Best Buy will match Microsoft's discounts if you can prove you're a student. And, from everything I'm hearing, the i5 8gb RAM should be more than enough to handle your needs. I have the i7 coming today as I am a graphic design student and will be working heavily in the Adobe programs, but the i5 may have even been fine for me.
     
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    It most certainly is not just in the USA. I wouldn't be buying my sp3 if it wasn't for the student discount.
     
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    i purchased the i7 256 on the student discount and considered returning for the i5. That is the one I would recommend for you.
     

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