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3/8/2018 2:48:22 PM | with 0 comments
Setting yourself a budget is one of the best ways to make sure you’re getting the tech you need. It’s easy to get carried away when researching a new purchase and you may end up spending more than you really wanted to. That’s why we here at Techscheme have taken a look at some of the best tech under £500. Alongside our partners at Currys PC World and Apple, we’ll help you save up to 12% on the listed price of your tech and let you spread the cost over up to three years.

Lenovo Ideapad 17.3-inch: The Lenovo Ideapad is a great everyday laptop for work and play. It has a solid Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB HDD providing for all your power and storage needs. The sleek black design is both stylish and professional while the 17.3-inch screen is perfect for those who love to streaming video. It comes with Windows 10 and whilst it’s not set up for intense activities like hardcore gaming, it’s the perfect laptop for sharing between your work and home life.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium:
There’s a lot of choice in the mobile market, but the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one of the finest Android mobiles at this price level. It has a 5.5-inch 4K Ultra HD display that looks incredible and is perfect for flicking through the pictures and 4K video you can capture using its fantastic, 19MP rear camera. The XZ is also set up to last you a good long while; there’s a 2.45GHz octa-core processor providing the power, while it’s water and dust resistant, IP68 certified design is super durable.

Apple iPad 9.7-inch Cellular: The latest version of Apple’s entry-level, 9.7-inch Cellular iPad is the best Tablet in its price range, hands down. It’s a solid investment, though, with the proprietary A9 processor with embedded M9 coprocessor providing the power and speed while the gorgeous LED screen with Retina Display offers a feast for the eyes alongside excellent usability. There’s a reason the word ‘iPad’ has become interchangeable with ‘tablet’, it’s because it’s a mark of quality and there’s never been a better time to jump on the bandwagon.

Amazon Echo Plus: The Echo Plus is a built-in home hub that will scan for all your smart home products and connect them at your request. That means you can eliminate a lot of that painful set-up time with a new device. Much like with the Apple HomePod and Google Home, Alexa will work from voice commands, acting as your search engine, personal assistant and confidant. You also don’t need to throw your older model away, they can connect meaning you’ll even be able to ask Alexa to play different songs in different rooms.



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These are just a few examples of the great tech available within a reasonable £500 budget. Of course, we here at Techscheme will save you up to 12% on a huge range of tech available from Currys PC World and Apple; if you want to take advantage of our great benefits, talk to your employer today about Techscheme’s employee benefits scheme.
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