Orders placed for in stock items before 4.30 pm will be delivered the next working day (UK Mainland only). You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot email on the day of delivery. Read more


All our PC’s, Apple Systems and Laptops come with a standard 1 year RTB warranty. Read more


All our PC’s, Apple Systems and Laptops are fully tested to our own Q20 standard. Read more


Hardware Associates have been supplying the Education Sector with quality refurbished IT hardware since 1997. Read more.. Read more

Affordable, Ethical
Tech for Students


The Perfect Tech for Students

We have a fantastic selection of computers, laptops and iPads ideal for students going to university or back to school to study. More important than any stationary for your studies, a reliable and efficient computer or laptop is key to success as they’re connected and flexible to your needs, no matter which class or course you’re working on.

View our range of laptops for students below and get in touch with any questions, based on your needs. All of our laptops are lightweight and will let you get to class and take notes easily, without weighing down your bag as you travel to and from home.

‘Green’, ethical and cost-effective computing

We are proud to offer students incredible choice when it comes to the tech they use to improve their studies and help them work towards their qualifications. As part of this, we are dedicated to ensuring our range of refurbished IT is budget friendly and accessible for every student who wants to be ‘green’, as everyone should be given the option to reduce their carbon footprint. By purchasing refurbished IT you are contributing to:

By buying refurbished IT, you are choosing green and environmentally friendly tech - that’s also budget friendly. As these models and hardware are already manufactured and are ready to be reused, you’re recycling the resources and core minerals it took to make them originally, rather than stretching these natural resources by choosing a brand new machine.

One material being saved when you choose refurbished computers and laptops is cobalt, which is used to make the Lithium batteries that power our machines. It is estimated that there is only a 40 year supply left on the planet. As these resources are being depleted by new machines, recycling used models reduces waste and ensures better longevity and use from the materials that have already been used. As there are less and less minerals available to produce IT hardware, we all need to be aware of how we can reduce our reliance on ‘getting more’, and how we can start reusing.

For the environment, your education and your wallet, you’re in the best place to buy and upgrade your student computer, laptop, MacBook, iPad or IMac for your studies.


What makes an ideal student computer?

From working with students and schools for years, we understand what you need to study effectively and have handpicked computers and laptops that offer you:

All of our products are from leading brands including Dell and HP, with Apple being part of our core refurbished range. A popular choice for student computers, the lightweight Apple MacBook Air models are sleek and stylish, with high resolution screens and offer great performance across tasks including writing essays, internet research, video editing, coding and artwork. By purchasing a refurbished Air, iMac or iPad you will receive some amazing tech that can handle any task at an affordable price.

When choosing your new computer, it’s worthwhile to consider how you will be using it, and keeping this in mind as you browse within your budget. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we have a range of upgrades available to customise our stock.


Our Q20 promise gives you peace of mind when purchasing a refurbished laptop or computer from Hardware Associates. With over 20 individual checks and a rigorous testing process, all of our tech comes with at least a one year warranty.

Get a great deal today

At Hardware Associates we are dedicated to offering you the best IT at the right price and will always find a solution for your needs.

We know and understand the importance of computers for students and how they enable you to study, research, complete classes and courses. When you head back to school and also during term time if you require an upgrade to be more productive, get in touch with us to discuss the options we have available.

To benefit from our range, order today, call 01428 707900 or send us an enquiry on sales@hardwarespares.com. Our team will be happy to help!