With the new school year rapidly approaching, it’s time to start looking for essentials to help you or the student in your life excel whilst at school, college or university, whether at school or studying from home.

One of the main essentials for students nowadays is technology, especially laptops, PC’s and tablets, as they allow students to complete work quickly and efficiently, wherever they are assuming they have an internet connection.

Refurbished computers tend to be an excellent choice for students, this is because:

Below, we have put together a helpful guide of all you need to know about purchasing the right computer for your studies. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our team, who would be happy to give you advice and help regarding your purchase.

Importance of tech for students

Technology and computer skills are increasingly more important for students to have access to, here’s why:

Technology skills are needed more and more in the workplace

A lot of jobs from a range of industries now rely on technology for day-to-day tasks. Whether you’re looking to work in an office and have word processing and spreadsheet skills, or become a website developer and need coding skills, workplaces now tend to require some level of understanding in technology.

Whilst the younger generation have been raised using technology, having that extra knowledge of computers can give you that edge once you’ve finished your studies.

More efficient and effective learning

Not everyone learns in the same way, so having access to technology gives you a range of options for studying. You can learn at your own pace and easily go back to sections and review any information you’re not sure on quickly and easily.

With access to the internet, students have such a variety of resources available which can help you improve your knowledge and skills. It makes learning far more interesting and creative for students, which can make tasks quicker and easier to complete.

As you have access to such a wealth of information and resources, students can really start to expand their knowledge and skills quickly and effectively.

Technology encourages collaboration

With the ability to easily share and collaborate with documents online, technology makes group projects far more efficient and easier. Students can collaborate from the comforts of their own home, or together at school, college or university without the need to share notes which could get lost easily.

What to look for when choosing back to school tech

When choosing the right tech for you, there are a few things worth considering such as:

Best tech for students

We’re proud to stock a wide range of products that are perfect for students. As all of our PC’s, laptops and tablets are refurbished, they are far more affordable than brand new counterparts, are more ethical and environmentally friendly and come with a one year warranty.

Apple MacBook

Apple MacBooks are one of the most popular laptops on the market. This is because they are very high quality, stylish, long lasting and hard wearing laptops. We stock a selection of MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs which are refurbished to the highest standards.

Whilst you can expect a higher price point from Apple products, the durability, great graphics and powerful Intel Core makes them an excellent choice for students, especially those who are interested in graphic design.

Find out more about our selection of Apple MacBooks.


Tablets are extremely handy for learning, as they are easily portable, so can be carried from class to class. With access to hundreds of thousands of apps, their ability to aid learning is huge - there are a wide variety of school and learning apps available that can make a massive difference.

They also have word processing abilities so you can still take notes in class or write up essays and assignments.

Browse our selection of refurbished tablets.

Dell Latitude Laptops

Dell is one of the most popular laptop brands, with an impressive range of models available. The Dell Latitude range is perfect for students who are looking to complete tasks, browse the internet and collaborate with other students.

With excellent performance and manageability, users can multitask easily and run demanding applications with ease.

Take a look at our range of Dell laptops.

Get in touch

If you’d like help choosing the right laptop for your needs, give our team a call on 01428 707900, we’d be happy to help you find the right laptop for your studies.

With over 20 years experience in the industry, we have a knowledgeable and experienced team that can give you excellent advice on refurbished tech.