Vendors are offering plenty of attractive end-of-financial-year sales – just be quick, because some are finishing up very soon.
If you've been planning to buy a new computer, it usually makes sense to do so before the end of the financial year to quickly reap the potential benefit of tax deductions, such as the $20,000 asset immediate write-off for small businesses. And there are usually EOFY specials to help nudge you into action.
You'll need to move quickly to take advantage of Dell's EOFY specials, as they finish on 26 May. Notebook offers include selected models in the Inspiron 15 5000 series and Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Series at $200 off, XPS 13 models at 10% off, and XPS 15 models at 15% off.
If you need a desktop or two, there are money-off and free monitor offers on certain Inspiron desktops and all-in-one PCs.
Lenovo is slightly more generous in terms of the duration of the offer, and the maximum discounts are higher – you have until 29 May to save up to 30%. Examples include $250 off the M73 Tiny i5 desktop (currently $849), $250 off the ThinkPad E560 i5 ($949) and $500 off the ideapad 300 17" Silver i7 ($1199). All of Lenovo's EOFY offers include the option of a one-year Office 365 subscription for an extra dollar.
Although HP isn't going with the EOFY theme, the company does have some specials running until 3 June. There's the Spectre x360 13-4101tu convertible touchscreen notebook at $200 off ($1399), and big discounts off selected notebooks (such as the Pavilion x2 10-n105tu for $498), desktops (such as the Pavilion 500-403a for $779), and printers (like the LaserJet Pro CP1025 colour printer for $100 – less than half price).
Remember that if a product's not right for you it's unlikely to be a bargain no matter how much it has been marked down – and it only takes a few minutes to shop around online to check that a particular outlet's discounted prices really do represent a good deal.
As always with any potential tax deduction, consult with your accountant first.