TL;DR: Students qualify for a $300 discount on select HP Omen gaming laptops at Best Buy, as of Aug. 21. Even if you’re not a student, you still get a free digital copy of the new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for Windows.
Students need to focus on their virtual studies this year, but they can still enjoy a little bit of gaming, as a treat. A brand new laptop is typically at the top of their shopping list, so might as well make it a fancy gaming laptop that provides plenty of speed and performance for both work and play. While you’re at it, best make it a gaming laptop that comes with a free copy of one of the biggest game releases of the year.
Qualifying students get $300 off one of two HP Omen 15.6-inch gaming laptops at Best Buy as part of their Student Deals program. Both are $200 off for any customer, but students get a bonus $100 discount. One version includes 8GB of memory and a 512GB solid-state drive that comes to $949.99 with the student discount. The other model includes 16GB of memory and a giant 1TB SSD for a grand total of $1,049.99 for students.
And that’s not all. Each laptop comes with a free digital copy of the standard edition of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for Windows. Set for release this year on Nov. 17, this huge open-world game is the perfect choice to test out your new laptop. And even if you aren’t a student, you still save qualify for the free copy and a $200 discount for the laptops.
But if you want the full $300 discount, you need to sign up for Best Buy’s Student Deals program. Just create a My Best Buy account and college students who are actively enrolled will qualify. But the deals also apply to students enrolled in primary, secondary, or post-secondary schools if their parents or legal guardians sign up. So maybe just ask your parents nicely and offer to do a few more chose to convince them you need a gaming laptop for school.
If you qualify for the deal, you get a great price on one of the premier gaming laptop brands. Both laptops come with the AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Nvidia GeForce 1660 Ti graphics card. That guarantees fast and smooth gameplay as well great performance for any other applications and programs. The screen boasts a 1080p Full HD resolution that doesn’t degrade when viewed at wide angles and features anti-glare capabilities.
The HP Omen gaming laptop is for gaming, first and foremost. But that extra power for gaming won’t go to waste if used for other applications, so there’s no harm in just making the upgrade and taking advantage of this amazing student exclusive.