Get prepared for freshers with these essential tech items to see you through your time in uni!
If you’re getting ready to go to uni, you’re probably going to be relying on tech regularly throughout your studies.
Whether you want a tablet for quick note-taking, a new laptop to write up your coursework or to build out your gaming setup in your new room, you can get all your tech needs from Lenovo.
Thanks to our selection of student discounts at Lenovo, you can save on monitors, gaming accessories, laptops and tablets to help you build the perfect setup for all of your needs throughout your degree.
So, if you’re looking for some new tech products to kick off the new year, here are our top picks.
This 14″ laptop is a great all-rounder for uni thanks to its long battery life and range of great features to support you during your studies. The laptop is thin and lightweight, meaning it’s easy to carry around campus all day. For video calls, you can cancel out background noise and blur your background, so you can jump into virtual classes or meetings with tutors in public places or noisy cafes without it impacting your call.
With a starting price of £850 (and of course, our student discount too!) this is a great laptop if you’re looking for something slim and lightweight to get your daily tasks done on.
If you prefer working with a secondary screen or find that your laptop isn’t big enough for you to be productive, a monitor could solve all of your problems. This 23.8″ monitor has a 2K QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution giving off stunning visuals.
A monitor is great for adding a second screen so you don’t have to have loads of tabs open while working, but it’s also great for gaming or for streaming your favourite tv shows if you don’t have a TV in your uni room!
This monitor is also certified as an Eyesafe Display monitor, meaning that it reduces blue light emissions and reduces harm to your eyes, which is great for long study sessions
If you want a device for both work and entertainment, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is a great option. The tablet is great for bingeing all of your favourite Netflix TV shows on the go thanks to the 2.5K OLED display and full HD and cinematic quad-speaker system. It’s also a great option for gaming with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The tablet is also a great second screen for your laptop if you don’t want to invest in a monitor and when paired with the Precision Pen 3 and Keyboard pack it’s perfect for taking notes in lectures or using as a mini laptop to quickly get work done while you’re out and about.
With a starting price of £340, you can also get a 15% student discount on all Lenovo tablets so this is a great affordable option.
Lenovo’s Legion gaming laptop range is perfect for anyone who wants to invest in a gaming laptop for uni. If you want to buy a pre-built gaming laptop it’s powered by AMD Ryzen processors for high performance without compromising on the battery life. With a NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics card, you’ll get powerful graphics, performance and speed.
Plus, when you buy a new Lenovo Legion you’ll get three months free of Xbox Game Pass and access to over 100 free games to play on your new laptop. With prices starting from £1,399, you can customise your Legion to suit your needs, so it will be perfect for whatever games you like to play.
The IdeaPad Flex range is perfect for students due to the unique 360-degree hinge, making the laptop ideal for sitting or working in any position or angle. With long battery life, a 2.2k display, low blue light certification, and rapid charge which will give you 2 extra hours of battery life from just 15 minutes of charging, it’s a great option for students.
If you like to work on the go, the IdeaPad Flex range is a firm favourite among students due to its powerful and smart performance and useful features such as noise cancelling on video calls and fast data transfer thanks to the USB-C ports.
Noise-cancelling headphones are essential for students, trust us. Whether you’re working in the noisy section of the library, have loud housemates, or want to work at night while next door are already having their pre-drinks–– they will come in super useful.
Of course, noise-cancelling headphones aren’t just for trying to drown out the outside world, they’re for enjoying music and sound quality and the ThinkPad X1 headphones provide a rich, first-class listening experience. Priced at £120 and with hybrid active noise cancellation, these are foldable and lightweight headphones that are a great affordable and everyday headphone option.
Hopefully, this has given you some ideas for some of the great tech products you can enjoy with our Lenovo student discount and some of the essentials you might need to look into buying before freshers starts!