There’s plenty of cheap laptop deals to consider this week, starting at just £199 and ranging all the way to £799. We’ve especially found some good ones at the lower end of the budget range, so if you’re really looking to save those pennies right now then you’re in the right place. Many of these cheap laptop deals come with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processors, generous helpings of RAM and even spacious SSDs. So, whether you need a cheap browser or a multi-tasking workstation, then you should be able to find a good laptop deal for you here.
We’ve brought all your favourite retailers together for the very best laptop deals this week, and listed each machine by price. Not only that, but we’ve compared all the specs and features to weed out all those overpriced models that aren’t worth your time.
If you’re after a cheap laptop for everyday browsing, streaming, and lighter work, you’ll be able to get away with spending less than £300. However, once you push past £400, you’ll open yourself up to machines that can run higher performance programs with far better specs to support them. For you Apple fans, you might be interested in our MacBook prices and deals page too, or if you’re just looking for the cheapest web surfer you can find, check out the best cheap Chromebook prices and sales going right now.
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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.
- Amazon: retail giant is often the cheapest in the UK.
- John Lewis: models come with at least two-year guarantee.
- Very: Often surprises with cheap prices on electronics.
- Laptops Direct: specialist UK store has a huge selection of laptop deals.
- ebuyer: the UK computing specialists have some great promotions.
- Currys: the retailer that’s seemingly always having a laptop sale.
- AO: lots of cheap laptops at this growing electronics specialist.
- Argos: home delivery or pick up a cheap laptop locally today.
- Dell: get a great laptop deal direct from Dell.
- Apple: MacBooks aren’t exactly cheap, but they’re excellent workstations
Cheap laptops can often lure shoppers in with a sub-£200 price tag, but unless you’re picking up a Chromebook you’re unlikely to get your money’s worth with these particular models. Chromebooks largely run on Chrome OS, which means they rely less on more expensive components and more on cloud-based services provided by Google Chrome. That means you’ll regularly find cheap laptops under £200 that are well worth your cash – provided they were built with this functioning in mind.
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It’s worth looking out for cheap laptop deals that offer a Windows 10 operating system, but only 16 or 32GB of storage space. You’ll likely speed through those gigabites faster than you’d think, and storing those hefty Windows 10 updates often presents a new challenge in its own right. That means the smallest we would recommend on this page is a 64GB hard drive if you’re running a Windows 10 or 10s operating system.
Cheap laptops can also come with the caveat that they don’t offer an operating system at all. These FreeDOS laptops can sometimes be appealing (and if you’re up for installing your own copy of Windows or Linux, they often are), but it’s important to check that incredible spec and low price for this before you buy. We do feature the odd freeDOS laptop on this roundup, as they can prove cost effective, but we’ll make sure you know when we do.
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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.
Read the full Chromebook Flip C302 review
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 others 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.
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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.
Read the full Asus Transformer Mini review
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.