I ordered the I5/128 from Costco, If I find that not powerful enough I want to switch back the I5/256 maybe even an I7 model. If it doesnt work out I was planning on ordering through Microsoft store, online. I myself am not a student but I have many friends that are students and they are all willing to help me get the student discount. So I guess my question is if I use one of my friends does the student discount lock the device into their name or anything like that, that I should be aware of? Yes I know this is shady, I would love to justify it but all I can say is I'm pretty much broke and the discount would help out a lot if I decided to get the I5/256 again or even get an I7 model.