Box’s back-to-school sale: How to shop the best tech deals – The Independent

August 20, 2022 by No Comments

With A-level results published and university places filling up fast, it’s time to start preparing for the first day of term.

To help save money on the best educational tech, Box’s back-to-school sale includes money off laptops, tablets, bags and accessories, helping your kids prepare for the new term while making some big savings.

Box’s deals include up to £350 off laptops, £150 off desktop monitors, 20 per cent off accessories such as bags, mice and keyboards, and even money off Apple products such as iPads, and official USB-C chargers.

Smartphones are also included in the back-to-school promotion, along with networking devices to help improve the spotting wifi coverage in your student house, and there’s even money to be saved on a range of 3D printers.

The sale has started now, so carry on reading this article to get the lowdown on some of the best deals we’ve found in Box’s back-to-school promotion.

Asus tuf dash F15 laptop: Was £999.97, now £649.97,


  • Display: 15.6in, 144Hz
  • Processor: Intel core i5
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 512GB SSD

The Box sale includes £350 off this gaming laptop from Asus. It is powered by an Intel core i5 processor and has a large 512GB solid-state drive. There’s also 8GB of RAM for easy multitasking and the deal includes an Asus backpack and gaming mouse, plus a free 30-day trial of Xbox Game Pass, giving access to more than 100 games to play online.

Other features include an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 4GB graphics card, USB-C 3.2 connectivity, fast charging and more than 16 hours of video playback per charge.

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Lenovo ideapad 5, 15.6in: Was £549.97, now £399.97,


  • Display: 15.6in, 60Hz
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD

This 15.6in Lenovo laptop comes with a free update to Windows 11 and has a useful 256GB of speedy solid-state storage for quickly accessing your files. Connections include USB-C 3.2 and HDMI for hooking up to a TV, monitor or projector. The IPS display panel has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, and there’s Bluetooth 5.1, plus an SD card slot for transferring photos from your camera. According to Lenovo, battery life is between 16-17 hours.

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Apple iPad 10.2in, 256GB, space grey: Was £459, now £419,


  • Display: 10.2in
  • Processor: Apple A13 bionic
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Camera: 12MP ultra-wide rear, Full HD front
  • Colour: Space grey

The iPad might just be the ultimate university productivity tool, thanks to its long battery life, high-quality display, speedy performance and massive app selection from the App Store. There are also plenty of accessories to boost your productivity, from styluses to keyboard docks, and this 10.2in model will be good for watching TV and films, too.

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Asus VG279Q 27in monitor: Was £279, now £211.99,



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