EE LAUNCHES NEW SUITE OF PC GAMING LAPTOP BUNDLES AND NEW CONSOLE TRADE-IN SERVICE
- Only on EE – New suite of PC gaming laptop bundles launched – providing customers with access to the latest gaming services for just £60 per month and the newest gaming hardware
- EE introduces console trade-in service with cashback for old gaming consoles, as new research reveals 88% of Brits own up to two unused consoles
- EE also unveils new Nintendo Switch OLED bundle, including the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, available for a £10 up-front fee and a £20 per month plan
- New gaming initiatives are part of EE’s journey to become the UK’s no.1 destination for gaming
EE has taken its gaming offering to the next level today, with the launch of a new range of PC gaming packages featuring laptops from some of the world’s best gaming manufacturers, as well as a new console trade-in service with cashback available for old gaming hardware. The growing gaming offering comes as part of EE’s mission to become the UK’s no.1 destination for gaming.
New Gaming Laptop Bundles - Only on EE
Removing data worries and providing some of the best hardware, featuring the latest processors and graphics cards - EE’s new PC laptops gaming packages have been designed to allow customers to get the best experience out of every frame, every shot, and every win. The bundles provide existing EE mobile customers with; Xbox Games Pass Ultimate, which offers access to hundreds of high-quality games across console, PC and Cloud; Gamers Data Pass and Video Data Pass on the UK’s unrivalled network for gaming, as well as Roam Abroad and Microsoft 365 add-ons – all for just £60 a month on a 24-month plan. The bundles come with a range of PC gaming laptops starting from just £10 upfront. EE is launching the following range of laptops – with more brands to be offered over time:
- The IdeaPad Gaming 3 Gen 7, armed with AMD Ryzen 5 6600H CPU Processor and GForce RTX 3050 Graphics card is available with a £10 one off upfront charge
- The Asus ROG Zephyrus, powered by AMD's Ryzen 7 processor and GForce RTX 3060 graphics card with 8GB DDR5 RAM is available with a £300 one off upfront charge
- The Legion 5, benefiting from a Ryzen 7 6800H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, a 165Hz display and an RGB-laden keyboard is available with a £425 one off upfront charge
- The Samsung Book 3 Ultra, powered by 13th-gen Intel Core i9 processors, with Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics and 16GB of DDR5 RAM is available with a £1950 one off upfront charge
EE’s extension of its gaming hardware offering comes as research reveals that over two thirds (68%) of consumers have expressed an interest using gaming laptops coinciding with the pandemic, stating it was because of better graphics (53%), and more processing power (43%) for either dual screen gaming at home or for when gaming on the move. Despite this, many find that the standalone price can make gaming laptops less obtainable, with two thirds (67%) revealing that being able to access the latest gaming hardware via monthly payments would make them more accessible.
Console trade-in via EE.co.uk
EE’s gaming offering has also been further bolstered by a new console trade-in service, whereby customers can exchange select consoles from brands such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo to securely refurbish or recycle them for cash – depending on the condition of the device they trade in.
The console trade-in service follows new research from EE revealing that 88% of Brits own up to two old gaming consoles that they are not using, with customers able to save up to £270 using the service.
The new offers follow EE’s existing PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and Xbox great value gaming bundles which come with cloud gaming access and unlimited gaming data on the UK’s best network and come. EE is also launching a new Nintendo Switch OLED bundle that includes the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, 24 months access to Nintendo Switch Online along with an EE Gamer’s Data Pass and Video Pass on a £20 per month plan with a one off £10 up-front fee from May 12th.
Sam Kemp, Director of Gaming at EE: “We’re delighted to be expanding our gaming offering to customers by introducing some of the best-in-class gaming hardware available through our new bundles. Following the start of our recent mission to become the no.1 destination for gaming, we’re now partnering with some of the world’s best gaming companies to ensure our customers can game without limits, wherever they choose to play.”
EE also offers an extended range of gaming devices and accessories available in store and on EE Add to Plan, which include for the first time Meta Quest 2, and has rolled out in-store gaming bays in select retail shops, giving customers the chance to get hands-on with a range of the best gaming products.
For more information on EE’s gaming offering, including full terms and conditions, please visit ee.co.uk/gaming
EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. EE brought the first 4G network to the UK in October 2012, and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.
EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK’s no.1 5G network by RootMetrics® in 2020 and 2021, and the UK's best network every year since 2014 for the following awards: The Mobile Choice Awards, The Mobile Industry Awards and by RootMetrics®.
As well as delivering mobile services to consumers, small and medium businesses, corporate customers and Government programmes, EE also provides home and business broadband using both 4G and fixed line connections.
EE is committed to being number one for service in the industry and has nearly 600 shops across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019. EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards.
EE is part of BT’s Consumer business unit which provides products and services to all of BT’s consumer customers in the UK.
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