Navigating the swarms of cheap laptop deals can be a bit overwhelming with so many options to choose from here in the UK. Luckily for you, we’re checking through the net’s laptop sales throughout the year, so we know how to spot a bargain.
With such a competitive scene in the UK for laptop deals, there’s plenty to choose from all year round, so if you need to buy a new laptop sharpish, we should be able to find you something that fits with your budget nicely. We’ve split this guide into sections based on price.
We’ll give you a bit of info about each laptop we highlight too, so you can see some specs at a glance before you click through to the store and have to browse their lengthy descriptions for those vital stats you’re after.
Not everyone needs a super powerful laptop, especially if you just want something for the basics like casual browsing, email and document editing, so don’t feel like you have to spend £500 on a laptop for that – you can get something for far less if you want. Naturally, if you’re a bit of a multitasker, love to have loads of tabs open and want a little extra grunt for media editing, we’ve found laptop deals with higher spec. We sometimes chuck in gaming-friendly laptops if they meet our sensible price criteria and Chromebooks too as they’re increasingly popular nowadays as users look to ditch Windows for the stripped down speedy Chrome OS instead. For you Apple fans, you might be interested in our MacBook prices and deals page too.
Cheap laptop deal of the week
Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook from £168 at eBay
This refurbished ultrabook is enormously powerful for such a low price and comes with a six-month warranty as standard. £168 is the price if you want the Windows 10 OS pre-installed – £150 if you’re flying solo. Impressive spec on this 12-inch HD touchscreen laptop include an i5 processor, 4GB of RAM (or choose 8GB for just £18 more) and a 128GB SSD. You won’t find better value for such a low price if you don’t mind it being a refurb.
Cheap laptop sales and deal highlights
Laptops under £200
HP Chromebook 11 £179 at AO.com
If you’re after one of the cheapest Chromebooks around to try out saying goodbye to Windows, then this 11-inch model is worth a look. 4GB of RAM is enough for very basic work activities, although the 16GB of storage is a bit rubbish. There is free access to 100GB of online storage though to make storing your files online super easy.
Asus VivoBook E201NA 11.6-inch laptop £159.99 at Amazon
If you need a basic, super cheap laptop that won’t take up all the space in your bag when you’re mobile, this is a real contender for a seriously low price. 4GB of RAM is enough to run basic tasks easily enough and the 64GB of storage will easily handle the Windows updates that the 32GB models struggle to cope with.
Asus Chromebook C223NA £174.99 at Amazon
Chromebooks like this are super cheap and a viable alternative to your standard Windows laptop, even more so if you’re used to using Google’s suite of office apps. This 11-inch one comes with a useful 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which is surprisingly roomy without the bloated Windows OS. We’d opt for this one over the sometimes cheaper 16GB Chromebooks.
Gemini TC10 10.1-inch 2-in-1 laptop £169.97 at Amazon
This is a mega cheap 2-in-1 laptop/tablet convertible with some decent bang for your buck. 4GB of RAM, a HD screen (nice for streaming!) and 64GB of storage make this a very handy device for basic work needs with casual browsing and Netflix sessions catered for too. It’s not the most recognisable brand out there for sure, but it’s a tempting buy if you want a touchscreen on your laptop for a price way under £200.
£200 – £400 laptops
Lenovo Chromebook S330 | £219 at AO.com
This 14-inch Chromebook is ideal if the 11-inch versions mentioned earlier are a bit too small for you. With 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage you’ll have plenty for basic tasks like email, document editing and browsing the net.
Lenovo V110 15.6-inch laptop £244.96 at ebuyer
Like the idea of a speedy SSD instead of a regular mechanical hard drive but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Well this may be the cheap laptop for you today. The V110 comes with a 128GB SSD, AMD A9 processor and 4GB of RAM. All in all, a very tidy machine for day-to-day work or uni activities.
Asus Chromebook C423 | £199.99 at John Lewis
Save $50 today! The stars are aligning this week for buyers tempted by the world of Chromebooks. Unlike some of the cheaper Chromebooks above, this one comes with 32GB of storage instead of 16GB and it’s a 14-inch model rather than 11-inch. To sweeten the deal that little bit more, John Lewis has also thrown in a two year guarantee on this super cheap laptop.
Dell Chromebook 11 2-in-1 laptop £249 at Amazon
Save £49 today! This is more expensive than most of the other Chromebooks on this page, but it is a 2-in-1 laptop – which means it has a touchscreen and can be folding over to use like a tablet. You’re also getting 4GB of RAM and an extended 64GB of storage. If you fancy a Chromebook but you’re not bothered about the touchscreen and you don’t need that much space for media files, then you could opt for one of the cheaper deals mentioned earlier.
Lenovo Chromebook C330 | £259.99 at Amazon
This isn’t just a Chromebook, this also acts as a 2-in-1 tablet convertible too thanks to the touchscreen and fully-foldable hinge. 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is plenty for basic work. If you’re happy to ditch the touchscreen though we’ve got cheaper offers mentioned earlier on this page. On the flip side we’ve found a 64GB touchscreen Chromebook further down this page.
Lenovo C330 2-in-1 Chromebook £279.99 at John Lewis
This 11.6-inch laptop deal is seriously tempting if you’ve been itching to try out the world of Chromebooks. It’s a 2-in-1 convertible and comes with a very manageable 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There are cheaper options available with similar spec, but they lack the build quality and eye-pleasing nature of this lovely Lenovo. Also comes with a two year guarantee.
Lenovo V110 15.6-inch laptop | £327.99 at Amazon
This is a fantastic price for a full-sized laptop with 8GB of RAM, allowing you to multitask away with an abundance of tabs, apps and programs running at once. This is a great price for a laptop loaded with a 256GB SSD too. If you’re going to be spending significant amounts of time at a desk working with a laptop, this is a solid performer.
HP 255 G7 15.6-inch laptop – £349.98 at ebuyer
ebuyer may have only knocked a tenner off this laptop deal, but even without this modest discount, the spec inside this laptop is a real head turner at this price. A 256GB SSD paired with 8GB of RAM means this will handle multiple tasks at once with ease. An AMD Ryzen processor and Redeon Vega 3 graphics card will allow for some very light gaming too.
£400 – £650 laptops
Lenovo V130-15IKB 15.6-inch laptop – £451.47 at ebuyer
Large SSD drives are fantastic for increased performance and faster loading times, but they can really drive up the price of a laptop. Which is why we’re surprised to see this laptop deal weighing in way under £500 with a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and an i5 processor. A powerhouse on a budget for sure.
Acer Aspire 3 15.6-inch laptop | £599 at Currys
Currys has knocked £100 off this popular Acer laptop deal today. So for just under £600 you can get 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and an AMD Ryzen 7 processor. Fancy a bit of gaming too? The AMD Radeon Vega 10 graphics card will have a decent crack at most titles if you don’t push the settings too far.
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15ARR 15.6-inch laptop – £529 at Currys
Save £220 today. Need a bigger focus on capacity over raw loading speed? There’s no SSD here but you do get a large 2TB hard drive which can be the better option if you want to store lots of media files. The 8GB of RAM along with AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon Vega graphics mean this laptop still packs one hell of a punch without an SSD.
Acer Swift 5 14-inch laptop – £789 at Currys
There’s something about these blue and gold laptops that always catch our eye. This Acer model’s allure goes beyond skin deep affections though with an 8th-gen i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It’s super portable too with a smaller 14-inch screen which makes carrying it around a fair bit easier than your standard 15.6-inch laptop, whilst maintaining a decent keyboard size. Currys has knocked £210 off today too!
We’ll continue adding the best cheap laptop deals in the latest sales as we find them. Up next, you’ll find the latest prices on some of the most popular laptops around along with a list of retailers who often have a great selection of laptop sales if nothing else takes your fancy here.
What stores have decent cheap laptop sales?
- Amazon: retail giant is often the cheapest in the UK.
- AO: lots of cheap laptops at this growing electronics specialist.
- Argos: home delivery or pick up a cheap laptop locally today.
- John Lewis: models come with at least two-year guarantee.
- Very: often has plenty of voucher codes or ‘buy now pay later’ options.
- ebuyer: the UK computing specialists have some great promotions.
- Laptops Direct: specialist UK store has a huge selection of laptop deals.
- Dell: get a great laptop deal direct from Dell.
- Currys: the retailer that’s seemingly always having a laptop sale.
More laptop prices
The cheapest laptop deals on these popular picks
Asus Chromebook Flip
Arguably the best value Chromebook around
CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare | Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC
Premium quality for a low price
Stylish tablet mode
On release, the Chromebook Flip reached new heights for the Windows-free laptops as it came rocking a proper Intel Core processor along with a HD screen. Most models nowadays come with 64GB of storage instead of the 32GB which is plenty for running apps and storing regular documents and a fair few media files – you can always use a USB drive for more space. For most users, the newer PixelBook is what we’d call ‘overkill’, not to mention considerably more expensive, so we’d recommend this model if you just need something for work, browsing the net and so on. The Chrome OS works beautifully in this 2-in-1 laptop’s tablet mode too.
Acer Chromebook R11
A very capable budget 2-in-1 laptop
CPU: Intel Celeron N3060 – N3150 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics – Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 11.6-inch, HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 16GB – 32GB SSD
Solid battery performance
Plenty of stores still stock the very user-friendly Chromebook R11 and most have models in for a decent price, making it a strong alternative to similarly-priced Windows laptops. Unlike other cheap Chromebooks the R11 has a much more solid build that doesn’t feel like tacky cheap plastic, so you certainly won’t be embarrassed to be caught using it away from home or the office. And with a battery life that’ll get you about eight hours on a single charge, you’re all set to leave the charger at home each day. On-board storage is a little light, but there’s plenty of free cloud storage available with Chromebooks nowadays if you have lots of media files you need access to regularly.
HP Stream 14
CPU: Intel Celeron N3060 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch HD (1,366 x 768) SVA BrightView WLED-backlit | Storage: 32GB eMMC
Larger than most budget options
Free 25GB of Dropbox for 1 year
Barely HD screen
At around £200 and with a range of colourful models, the HP Stream 14 has been a popular pick as a first ever laptop or for those after something to cover the basics like web browsing or document editing. If you’re going to use this quite regularly you may want to skip the 32GB model and look out for the 64GB version instead. Budget Windows laptops with just 32GB of storage tend to struggle with future system updates and some users report there’s not enough space after accommodating the OS itself to continue updating it for long even if they’ve not installed any extra apps or store media files on it. If you can’t find any decent 64GB prices, we’d consider a Chromebook instead for this price, as they can handle updates even if they have a small 32GB hard drive.
Acer Nitro 5
A decent pick for gaming laptop buyers on a budget
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 (8th-generation); AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5); AMD Radeon RX 560X | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080) | Storage: 256GB SSD or 1TB HDD (5400 rpm) – 128/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Adjust fans for your needs
Decent battery life
No SSD on cheapest models
As one of the cheapest gaming laptops that will still run games at decent settings, the Acer Nitro 5 is well worth a look if you’re wanting to get into PC gaming and play modern games too (just don’t expect to be running Battlefield V on ultra settings ok?). The design is a bit too ‘plastic’ and there’s no SSD on the cheapest models, but given the low price and the power of the internal spec inside we’re more than willing to look past that to get our gaming fix on the go or even as an introduction to PC gaming without investing in a desktop rig.
HP Pavilion 15
The de facto learning laptop lives on
CPU: AMD dual-core A9 APU – Intel Core i7 | Graphics: AMD Radeon R5 – Nvidia GTX 1050 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) – FHD (1,920 x 1,080); touch optional | Storage: 128GB SSD – 1TB HDD
Thinner and lighter
Tons of options
Shallow, squishy keyboard
A sturdy choice for a study laptop for school/college/uni. The HP Pavilion 15 has plenty of power for the average student’s needs while keeping the costs sensible. There are plenty of configurations available too. Some favour speedy SSDs, while other go for larger regular hard drives, so it all depends on what you’re going to need more really. Faster loading or more space for storing media files and downloads.
Asus Transformer Mini T102HA
Built-in fingerprint sensor
11-hour battery life
The Asus Transformer Mini series is one of the most reliable brands of 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrids on the market. This upgrade includes a fingerprint sensor and double the RAM at 4GB for speedier performance compared to the older models. For your money, this is one of the most impressive two-in-one transformer models out there. Available in orange/white as seen above, or in a traditional grey steel colour.
Ready to stretch that budget a bit (ok, maybe a lot) further? Then be sure to check out our selection of the very best laptops money can buy as we’ve used our dedicated price comparison technology to find the cheapest prices for them too. You can always come back to this page if they seem a bit overpowered (and over-expensive) for what you need.