As from today, potential customers can trade in their old netbook or laptop and get a massive £150 from Samsung. This, combined with a £100 cash back as part of Samsung's student cash back scheme means that one can potentially save up to £250 on a deal.
The laptop must be less than six years old, come with all the accessories needed to make it work (power supply and cable) and hold at least 20 minutes worth of battery life without being plugged in the mains.
One of the better deals available is the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook from DSGi which costs £650 including delivery but can be had for only £400 when the two discounts are applied. Even if you don’t have a second hand laptop, you can always purchase one from ebay for less than £100 and still get a significant discount.
The Series 5 laptop comes with an Ivy Bridge-based Intel i5-3317UM processor clocked at 1.7GHz with 3MB L2 cache, 6GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics, a 13.3in 1,366 x 768 resolution, a 500GB hard drive with 24GB "Express Cache", a card reader, two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port, GbE, Bluetooth, HDMI out, Wi-Fi, a front facing camera and a 4-cell, 45Whr battery.