The best laptop deals in March 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

All the UK's best cheap laptops, all in one place

If you're looking for the best laptop deals you've come to the right place! That's because every week we trawl through all of the biggest and best UK laptop retailers to find the best laptop deals on decent models.

Whether you're after a cheap laptop for browsing the web and doing other simple tasks, or you need a new laptop for school or work, or if you're after a really powerful laptop for as little money as possible, we have you covered.

At the top of the page you'll find our selection of the very latest and best cheap laptop deals of the week followed by a selection of popular quality laptops that retailers like to discount on a regular basis. Underneath those laptop deals you'll find our pick of the latest best laptops and the best available prices.

The best laptop deals of the week

Chromebook with free Chromecast: Quick, this deal is probably expiring March 14. Get the Acer Chromebook R11 weith 4GB RAM and a free Chromecast for £229.99 @ Argos

Zoostorm: If you just want something basic for browsing the net, email and a bit of document editing this 11.6-inch touch screen laptop is now only £89.99 @ eBay

HP 255 G5: This 15.6-inch laptop is a steal at this price as it comes with a 256GB Solid State Drive. The quad core processor and 4Gb of RAM  should power though youre day-to-day activities. Now £329.99 @ eBay

Lenovo IdeaPad 100s: This is another great deal for the IdeaPad 100s. These laptops aren't staying in stock for long at this price, so move fast - now just £169.99 from Currys

Lenovo 10.1-inch MIIX 310: If you want to save a lot of money and just need something basic for browsing and document editing, this refurbished 2-in-1 tablet hybrid is well worth a look at just £129.99 @ Argos' eBay

The best gaming laptop deals of the week

Medion Akoya P7641: Looking for an entry level PC gaming laptop to check out what all the fuss is about? This won't be running the latest FPS games on Ultra settings, but will comfortably run more modest titles thanks to its 6GB of RAM, i5 processor, NVIDEA GeForce graphics card and 128GB Solid State Drive - It's now £599 direct from Medion

Medion Erazer X7843: If you're going to need something with considerably more grunt, then Medion has discounts on the Erazer line too. How about a £350 discount on one with an i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics, 16GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive for £1049 from Medion?

Medion Erazer X7843: There's an alternative option too if you need your Solid State Drive to be even bigger. Same spec as the deal above, but with a 256GB SSD. So double the size for just an extra £100 (but the sale saves you £350 on the regular price). Get this gaming laptop deal for just £1149 at Medion.

MSI Apache Pro: This beast of a laptop has a big 17.3-inch screen, an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, a speedy 128GB SSD, a 1TB hard drive and a GTX 1060 graphics card. Best of all, almost £105 has been chopped from its price but hurry as stocks are running low - now £1430 from Amazon

We'll continue adding the best 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, followed by the best deals on TechRadar's favourite laptops.

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1. Lenovo Ideapad 500

A powerful and stylish 15.6-inch laptop

8/12GB RAM
Windows 10
1TB HDD with 8GB SSD options

There have been some generous offers going of late for this popular Lenovo series. Both the 8GB or 12GB RAM options should run multiple reasonably-demanding standard applications at once. Drive sizes vary from 256GB to 1TB hard drives. There's a generous two year guarantee too if you buy from John Lewis.

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2. Asus Transformer Book T100CHI

A budget bargain

Build quality
Display
Battery life

One of the cheapest brand new 2-in-1 laptops we've seen in a while and an ideal entry point to casual users wanting to try out the world of these higher function tablet/laptop hybrids. Specs include 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 10-inch 1080p screen, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and an Intel Atom processor.

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3. HP 250 G4

Big specs, small cost

4GB/8GB RAM
Windows 10
Intel Pentium processor

There's some hefty grunt under the shell of this HP 250 G4 and there are some great prices this week. The Intel Pentium processor and 4GB/8GB of RAM mean this laptop will whip through pretty much any day-to-day activity you can throw at it without the juddering performance of cheaper laptops. Hell, it'll even have a decent crack at playing a few of the less demanding games out there.

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4. Asus X555LA

A great all-rounder laptop

i3/i5 processors
1TB hard drive
Stylish finish

From afar, this laptop might be mistaken for a MacBook Pro which tells you a lot about its level of quality. Don't expect a full metal chassis at this price, but this is probably one of the best looking plastic bodies in its category. There are plenty of ports (old and new), 4GB of RAM and a massive 1TB hard drive. The cheapest models have a respectable i3 processor, but you can get the more powerful i5 versions for not much more if you need that extra kick. Asus saw it fit to include a DVD writer as well as a 15.6-inch full HD screen. Despite this large display and the presence of a numeric keypad, it's just a tad thicker and heavier than an Ultrabook.

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The best deals on our favourite laptops

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We've reviewed loads of laptops over the years: we've seen the good ones, the great ones and the ones to avoid. Sometimes the best laptops pop up online at some truly deal-tastic prices. So in this section, we list the very best laptops out there and the best deals on each one.

Best laptops

1. Dell XPS 13

Dell's latest Ultrabook is simply the best laptop in the world

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520-620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 128GB-512GB SSD

Gorgeous bezel-less display
Faster than ever
Lightweight, compact frame

The Dell XPS 13 is, bar none, the best laptop you can buy today. It features a revolutionary design that's astonishingly thin and light. Fitting a 13.3-inch screen into such a small frame means Dell has created a nearly borderless Infinity display. It's a powerful and long lasting machine even by today's Ultrabook standards. The XPS 13 comes outfitted with Intel's latest Skylake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, all while coming in at a very affordable starting price. For these reasons, it easily takes the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.

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2. Asus Zenbook UX305

A brilliant laptop that should cost a lot more than it does

CPU: 900MHz Intel Core M3-6Y30 (dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 2.2GHz) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 8GB DDR3 | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 | Storage: 256GB SSD

Incredibly thin and light
Vibrant, glare-free screen
Excellent keyboard and trackpad

This is one of the best value Ultrabooks on the market and has been on our shortlist for a few months already. Its price has gone up marginally because of the exchange rate but with a gorgeous finish, a full HD display and a Core M CPU for under £600, it's the one to beat.

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3. HP Pavilion x2

The most affordable Windows 10 touchscreen convertible laptop

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Graphics: Intel HD graphics | RAM: 2GB | Screen: 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 WXGA WLED IPS touchscreen display | Storage: 32GB eMMC

Long battery life
Absurdly affordable
Detachable keyboard

This 10-inch hybrid comes packing a surprising amount of goods considering its small size. It's outfitted with an HD screen and more than enough power to get you through a simple day of web browsing and even image editing. When you're ready kick back with some media streaming, you can pop off the 10-inch tablet.

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4. Dell Inspiron 15 7559

This is the best value-for-money laptop for gamers

Decent performance
Great price
Not the most powerful

It is expensive but this Inspiron 7559 absolutely nailed it when it comes to value for money especially for hardcore gamers. It is even out-prices Dell somehow and manages to beat laptops that costs a third more when it comes to specifications. A quad-core desktop-grade Core i7 CPU, full HD display, a GTX960M with 4GB of memory and a 1TB (models vary) hybrid drive.

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5. Lenovo Yoga Book

Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

Insanely thin and light
Halo Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Excellent display
Clever Create Pad

Lenovo has crafted a brilliant, forward-thinking device that could very well create a subcategory in computing all of its own. The modest specs hold it back from taking on the big boys in terms of raw power, but the innovative digital touchpad keyboard and drawing surface look like trendsetters to us. The Android version is currently about £100 cheaper than the Windows one (click 'see all prices' above to see all options).

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6. Asus Chromebook Flip

A flipping premium Chromebook for almost nothing

CPU: Rockchip 3288-C | Graphics: ARM Mali T624 | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch, WXGA (1,280 x 800) IPS multi-touch | Storage: 16GB eMMC

Fully metal construction
Terrific value
Excellent battery life

The Asus Chromebook Flip isn't perfect, but it's an impressive little piece of kit. Plus, it's so affordable that you might want to pick one up just to have a Chromebook on hand – even if you already own a MacBook or Windows laptop. Aside from the budget price tag, the Flip is one of the best-built Chromebooks to blaze the trail onward for more convertibles. Touchscreen functionality feels more logical, with a screen that actually rotates. The Flip meets all the core tenants of an ideal Chrome OS device.

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7. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Weight: 766g/786g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2,736 x 1,824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

Larger, sharper screen
Vastly improved Type Cover
Built in kickstand

Can a tablet really replace your laptop or home PC? That's still up for debate, but the best tablet trying to make that happen is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - and it does a fine job with the full blown version of Windows 10, an integrated kickstand and optional keyboard attachment. Great for for creative professionals, students and everyday folks alike - it's only the premium price that push it down the list, but if you're willing to pay for it, you're getting a lot of power. A LOT.

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