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Received your CAO offer? Time to pick the perfect laptop!

Received your CAO offer and now it’s time to get ready for the next step? Starting college can be a pretty expensive time for parents and students alike.

Currys revealed today that the Off Starting College and Back to School season in 2021 saw unprecedented levels of laptop traffic and sales on their website, second only to Black Friday! And it looks like this year will be no different!

Laptops are a pretty essential part of most people’s third-level education, and picking the right one for you can often result in confusion, but fear not, Jaimie Cantwell, Head of Commercial at Currys has some advice when picking out your laptop this term.

“To make sure you’re getting the best value for money when choosing a laptop, you need to have a pretty good idea on what you need, and then start adding the things you want. If you’re not sure where to start, there are some easy questions to help steer you in the right direction. What operating system do you like?? Does is need to be light? Are you using it for many things? Most important of all, what coursework will you be using it for? If you’re going to be designing on Adobe or running engineering programs, it's important to weigh up performance vs value and make sure your laptop fits the bill first time round, saving hassle (and money) down the line! Similarly, if all you need is a lightweight device with a long battery, there’s no need to break the bank on nice-to-have features that you won’t actually use.”

Currys have just launched their Mega Laptop Sale in store and online. They have laptops from just €199 and unbeatable offers across big brands like HP, Dell & Lenovo. Customers who purchase a participating laptop at €299 or over, will also receive a One4all gift card worth up to €150.* With so many extra expenses this time of year, a free gift card is sure to be put to good use.

Currys also has a ‘price promise’ guarantee, which means they will match the cost of products it finds stocked cheaper at other major retailers! Find more information on the price promise here.

Here are some of the unbeatable offers currently live in the Currys Mega Laptop Sale:

HP Stream 11-ak0517sa 11" Laptop - Intel Celeron, 64 GB eMMC, Rose Pink

Now €199

Save €70

Was €269

HP 14s-dq2502na 14" Laptop - Intel Pentium Gold, 128 GB SSD, Silver

Now €329

Save €140

Was €469

HP 14a-na0509sa 14" Chromebook - Intel Pentium Silver, 64 GB eMMC, White

Now €369

Save €50

Was €419

HP Pavilion 14-dv0603na 14" Laptop - Intel Pentium Gold, 128 GB SSD, Silver

Now €449

Save €100

Was €549

HP 15s-eq2517na 15.6" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 3, 256 GB SSD, Silver

Now €549

Save €50

Was €599

ASUS VivoBook 15 X1500EA 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i3, 256 GB SSD, Black

Now €579

Save €50

Was €629

SAMSUNG Galaxy Book2 360 13.3" 2 in 1 Laptop - Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, Silver

Now €949

Save €150

Was €1,099

HP Pavilion Plus 14-eh0500sa 14" Laptop - Intel Core i5, 512 GB SSD, Silver

Now €999

Save €200

Was €1,199

HP DeskJet 2710e All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer & Instant Ink with HP+

Now €54.99

Save €10

Was €64.99

CANON PIXMA TS5350a All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer

Now €79.99

Save €10

Was €89.99

LOGIK L14BUN20 14.1" Laptop Bag & Wireless Mouse Bundle - Black

Now €19.99

Save €20

Was €39.99

LOGIK L15BUN20 15.6" Laptop Bag & Wireless Mouse Bundle

Now €19.99

Save €20

Was €39.99

ACER KG271G Full HD 27" IPS LED Monitor - Black


€149 when bought with any laptop

SANDSTROM SDESWLW19 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set - White


20% off when bought with any laptop


*T&Cs apply – see for details.

Slán go fóill.

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