Students heading off to university or college next month are being offered a birthday present by eco computer provider Green Machine.
The company marks its fourth anniversary on August 25, and to celebrate it’s offering students a 20 percent discount on its already hard-to-beat laptop prices.
Green Machine founder Simon Crisp said: “We know how important a good education is to young people, and how useful a laptop is for researching, writing essays, and for keeping in touch with family back home.
“We also know that going to college or university is expensive. Some young people will spend their summer working to save for big-ticket purchases like a laptop. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate our birthday by helping out.”
Green Machine collects surplus laptops from companies in Wiltshire and further afield, and refurbishes them from its offices just outside Ramsbury, near Swindon.
Because they come from a business environment, the laptops are in good condition and tend to be fairly new – anywhere between a year and three years old. Many are also of higher specification than the cheaper laptops that are available from high street or online retailers.
Prices range from £100 for an older laptop with 2gb of RAM to £200 for a newer model with up to 4gb. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher all laptops come with Windows 7 and are capable of running Windows 10 with a free upgrade.
Software including text, spreadsheet and presentation packages, access to Cloud backup for large and valuable files, an email client, and Microsoft Security Central – with a firewall and virus protection – can all be installed free of charge. Every laptop comes with a 12 month warranty.
And in keeping with the company ethos, every laptop resold is a laptop saved from landfill – so buying from Green Machine is good for the environment, as well as the purse.
The student discount promotion runs from August 25 to September 25, 2015. For more information, log on to www.green-machine.org or call 01672 520133.
Pictured above: Simon Crisp and Richard Paget of Green Machine