Students: save on laptops, streaming and more with these discounts

Students work on laptops and tablets at a table in UB's One World Café.

Photo by Douglas Levere

Published March 13, 2024

By Kaylie Horowitz

No one ever said being a student was easy. Sometimes even a little help can make a world of difference.



UBIT Communications Assistant Kaylie Horowitz.

Kaylie Horowitz (she/they, UB graduate student) is in the Master’s program for Theatre and Performance Studies. Upon completion of her thesis, she hopes to attend an MFA program in directing and pursue a career of working and teaching at a regional theater. Originally hailing from Florida, Kaylie enjoys playing video games, voice acting, and over-analyzing animated media.

That’s why we’ve collected a handful of technology-related discounts and other student benefits you might find helpful. Check the list below to find how you could save on devices, software, and streaming services just for being a student at UB.

Be sure to check with each vendor to make sure the listed offer is still valid.

And don’t forget: UB students also get free software and have access to equipment loans and other resources from UB Libraries.

Computers and hardware

  • Apple: discounts on MacBooks, iPads and accessories
  • Best Buy: discounts on lots of products, from laptops to smart TVs and more
  • Dell: discounts on new laptops, including Inspiron 15 (under $300). 
  • HP: student and teacher discounts up to 40% through their membership program
  • Lenovo: discounts on a variety of laptops, including T14s G4 Notebook (under $1,100) and ThinkPad L13 Yoga (under $900). 
  • Logitech: 30% off discount for students by registering with UNiDAYS
  • Microsoft: products for students, parents, and educators
  • Samsung: select Samsung products offered at an education discount

Software and online tools

  • Ableton Live: 60% discount on music creation tools for students and teachers
  • Adobe Creative Cloud: 60% off regular subscription price for Creative Cloud
  • Evernote: 40% off notetaking and organizing tool
  • GitHub: free upgrade to GitHub’s Student Developer Pack
  • Notion: free version of organization and planning software for students and educators
  • Ulysses: writing app for Mac/iPad/iPhone offered at a discount of $10.99 for 6 months

Subscription services

Get help with technology at UB

If you need help navigating UB technology, visit the UBIT Help Center, online at or call 716-645-3542.