As students file back into classes, fresh from a winter break rife with gifts, various new tablets and e-readers can be spotted all throughout Cal Poly, leaving envious students in their wake. Those jealous of fellow students sporting brand new tablets and more can quickly fix the problem though — all without breaking the bank by making the commitment of spending $350 or more on a technology that is constantly becoming outdated.

Cal Poly students may now rent out a Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet for an entire quarter for $99 from the University Store. The first electronic device made available to rent through the bookstore comes with a “buyout” option, and aims to save students money on textbooks by providing a large quantity of e-books at 60 percent off the publisher’s price, according to University Store computer department manager Preston Sirois.

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