Student Survival Guide (Tech Edition)


Student life is known to be stressful, busy and on-the-go, so we at Laptop Outlet have compiled a series of tips to make it easier for you. Keeping in mind student budgets (with student finance, student loans, student accommodation to worry about), we have listed some of our student-friendly products, which are surprisingly affordable without compromising on quality.


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Whether taking a much needed break from revision, or commuting regularly, a good quality headset is a must! At Laptop Outlet, we have headphones starting from only £4.99 so you will definitely find something to suit you! Here is a roundup of our top picks from our range:

The Monster Diesel VEKTR White On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Universal Control Talk are the ideal option if you’re looking for premium and stylish portable headphones, at only £69.99. They combine Monster’s signature audio expertise with Diesel’s individualistic design. They also feature ControlTalk which allows you to take calls and control music from your Apple devices or Blackberry, which is perfect for on-the-go use! These revolutionary headphones are also available in Black –at a cheaper price: Monster Diesel VEKTR Black On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Universal Control Talk at only £39.99 (save £30)!

Looking for something more portable-friendly, yet still high quality? The Original Monster Diesel VEKTR in Ear Stereo Headphones + Universal Control Talk are a great lightweight option, also displaying Diesel’s signature design. The tangle-free design, Apple ControlTalk and multiple ear tip sizes all feature in these headphones, making them a practical, affordable (£29.99), comfortable and stylish option for students!



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Research has shown that taking a break from revision actually leads to better results! And there is nothing better to get you out of revision mode, than your favourite TV show! Keeping student budgets in mind, here is a selection of our best affordable TV/Monitor picks for students:

The HP V201a 20 inch Widescreen LED Monitor is reliable and affordable, with a sleek thin-profile and a detailed 1600 x 900 screen resolution. It features an adjustable tilt stand and an internal power supply, to keep your room clutter free –and the best part, it is currently only £59.49 at Laptop Outlet (save £41). The Acer V196HQLAb 18.5″ VGA Widescreen LED Monitor is another great affordable option at only £49.99, featuring an ergonomic design and IPS technology, which reduces eye strain and delivers detailed imagery in all angles and lighting levels.

The AOC E2050SA 20 inch Widescreen LED Monitor offers excellent playback with a wide 170/160-degree viewing angle, perfect for if you have friends over to watch a movie. It will also help you save money on electricity with the backlit display, which consumes less power with an 18-watt maximum usage! At a reasonable price of £64.99, the AOC E2050SA is a reliable monitor, with a number of great features.



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Following on from the importance of revision breaks, a study from Pew Internet Research finds that 70 percent of college students play video games at least “once in a while”, and they are often used as a way to destress while studying. Laptop Outlet has a variety of cheap gaming laptops, and you can view some of our top picks here.

If affordability is your main requirement, one of our cheapest gaming laptops is the Lenovo B50 15.6″ Gaming Laptop at only £289.99 (save £10). It features a HD Widescreen display with (1366 x 768) screen resolution, along with AMD Radeon graphics technology to delivery stunning visuals. It is the ideal device for multipurpose use, specifically small-time entertainment, due to the Stereo Speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2. The HP Pavilion 15-AB110NA Gaming Laptop features a similar screen size and resolution, along with additional features (HP CoolSense, HP SimplePass security, HP TrueVision HD Webcam and HP Connected Music), at an even cheaper price of £269.99.

Anti-virus software for students, and pre-installed software (Special Offer Bundles):

Anti-virus software and pre-installed software such as Microsoft Office 365 are absolute essentials for students, due to the important assignments, and other confidential data such as card details, saved on your devices. Laptop Outlet often has special offers, which includes free software –check out one of our top picks below:


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The Linx 7 7” tablet features an Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor which runs at 1.33 GHz and is paired with 1GB RAM, making this the perfect portable device for carrying out everyday tasks; it is also perfect for making lecture notes, writing up documents, or viewing PowerPoint presentations, due to the pre-installed Microsoft Office 365. The multitasking ability of these portable-friendly device makes it a bargain student essential at £69.99!


Looking for more ways to save money on student tech, software for students, or student discount? We have a few more tips for you:

  • Check out some of our money-saving blogs:

The Best Refurbished Toshiba Laptops under £500:

How to save money on Chromebrooks:


We hope you enjoyed reading through this article and it has benefitted you whether you are currently going through exams or just starting out with student life.


*Please note: all prices are subject to change without notice and all offers are subject to availability.

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