Cheap way to get MS Office on multiple laptops without an annual subscription?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by matasar, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. matasar macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008
    Unfortunately find that I need to get MS Office on two laptops. I've been trying the web-based free apps, but they're just too limited. I really would hate to have to pay an annual fee indefinitely, but can't find an easy work-around to get Office on two separate mac laptops without buying it twice. Any advice?
  2. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    in exile
    Those are your only choices.

    If you shop around, you can get a year subscription to Office 365 for $65.
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    If you don't need the latest (Office 2016) you may be able to find a 3 X install version of Office 2011 Home and Student version for sale either on eBay or from an on line re-seller. I have the 3 X install version of Office 2011 which originally sold for $149.95 from Amazon. Just be careful when buying from eBay...
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    Investigate both Office 365 Home, which is a 5-PC/Mac install option with UL iOS devices on the same account, and Business Premium. I bought my 1-year licenses (they're stackable) from Best Buy, which matched Amazon's price of $70 per year. I also use Business Premium for myself - all of the Business plans can be purchased month-to-month or annually; Premium includes the same Office suite deal as Home - 5 PC/Mac installs with UL iOS installs. QED.

    Neither are "cheap" but that's the way it goes...
  5. SpinalTap macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2003
    Bournville, UK
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Office365 is your best bet imo.

    MS is not going to offer many options for non-subscription uses for Office, they want people on the subscription and so anything beyond that is counter to their plans.

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