Laptop deals: Cheap laptops of the week - 24 July 2015

All the UK's best cheap laptop deals in one place

laptop deals of the week

Browsing for laptop deals? Looking to buy laptops that are both cheap and powerful this weekend? You've come to the right place!

This page is updated every Friday morning, around mid day, and crammed full of the latest, most up-to-date and best prices on laptops of all shapes and sizes, so that you can find the perfect laptop model at your perfect price.

So if you want to buy a new laptop, be it a Mac or a Window model, whatever your budget, whatever your needs, this is the place to be.

This week, some big changes again, especially at the lower end of the spectrum with what looks like some significant clearances and introduction ahead of the launch of Windows 10 next week.

Below is a list of the best selling laptop pages from reputable online retailers where you will be able to find more laptop deals.

Laptop deals: quick links

We've divided the laptop deals below into categories so you can easily jump straight to the ones you're most interested in. And we've put the very best deals from each category in the deals of the week section just below!

Laptop deals of the week

This week, there's a new laptop of the week, a clearance bargain, and a massive price drop for our Ultrabook deal of the week.

TODO alt text

1. General laptop deals...

These are aimed at people that care mostly about absolute value for money and make up the bulk of the market. We've therefore sorted them by price as that's the most important criteria for the overwhelming number of buyers. Aim for at least 4GB of RAM and a quad-core (or fast dual-core) processor plus ample of storage space. They usually have 15-inch displays and are therefore not the most portable of laptops.

Best general laptop deals under £200:

  • HP 255 G3 | 15-inch HD | AMD A4-5000 | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £199.98 | Get this deal at Ebuyer. You get a £100 cashback from HP when you trade in an old model. Note that this laptop runs Ubuntu rather than W|indows. That deal expires on 31 July.
  • Compaq 15-s107na | 15.6-inch HD | Intel Celeron N2840 | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £164.99 | Get this deal on Amazon.
  • HP 255 G3 | 15.6-inch HD | AMD A4-5000 | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | £169.98 | It comes with BullGuard Internet Security 3 user | Get this deal at Ebuyer.
  • Medion Akoya 7225 | 17.3-inch HD+ | Intel Celeron N2840 | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 500GB HDD | £199 | Get this deal at Medion.
  • HP Pavilion 11 | 11.6-inch HD | AMD A4-1200 | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 500GB HDD | £199.99 | Get this deal at Ebay.

Best general laptop deals under £300

  • Medion Akoya P6647 | 15.6-inch HD | Intel Core i3-4100M | Geforce 825M | 4GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £299.00 | Get this deal at Medion
  • Asus X555LA | 15.6-inch HD | Intel Core i3-4030U | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £284.47. Get this deal at Amazon.
  • Lenovo B50-70 |15.6-inch HD | Intel Core i3-4005U | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | £239.97 | It comes with BullGuard Internet Security 3 user. Get this deal at Ebuyer.
  • Medion Akoya E6239 |15.6-inch HD | Intel Pentium N3540 | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £269.00 | Get this deal at Medion
  • Lenovo G70-70 |17.3-inch HD+ | Intel Pentium 3558U | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £299.99 | Get this deal at Argos

Best general laptop deals under £400

  • Medion Akoya P6653 | 15.6-inch HD | Intel Core i3-5010U | Geforce 840M | 4GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £399.00 | Get this deal at Medion
  • HP ProBook 455 G2 | 15.6-inch HD | AMD A8-7100 | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | £354.92 | This laptop comes with a £75 cashback until the end of the month and you can trade in an old desktop, laptop or tablet to get an additional £150 cashback. That would bring the price of the laptop to £129.92. Terms and conditions apply, See the Laptopsirect for more details.
  • Lenovo G50 | 15.6-inch HD | Intel Core i5-5200U | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £399 | Get this deal at Very.
  • Lenovo B50-80 | 15.6-inch HD | Intel Core i5-5200U | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | £329.99 | This laptop comes with a 3-user BullGuard Internet Security package. Get this deal at Ebuyer

Best general laptop deals under £500

  • Medion Akoya E7415 | 17.3-inch HD+ | Intel Core i7-5500U | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £499.00 | Get this deal at Medion
  • Medion Akoya P6655 | 15.6-inch HD | Intel Core i5-5200U | Geforce 930M | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £499.00 | Get this deal at Medion
  • HP Pavilion 15-p277na | 15.6-inch HD | AMD A10-7300 | AMD Radeon R7 M260 | 16GB RAM | 2TB HDD | £484.03 | This laptop comes with a free copy of Office 365 Personal. Enter the code 3AFOFF at check out to get that price. Get this deal at HP
  • Lenovo FLEX 2 | 15.6-inch FHD | Intel Core i5-4210U | Geforce 820M | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £479.95 | This package comes with two year warranty and a £50 cashback offer that ends on 12/8. Get this deal at John Lewis.
  • Medion Akoya S6413T | 15.6-inch FHD | Intel Core i5-4210U | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £429.00 | It comes with 64GB SSD as well as a detachable keyboard. Get this deal at Medion.

Best general laptop deals over £500

  • Dell Inspiron 15 7548 | 15.6-inch 4K | Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M270 | 16GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £879.00 | Get this deal at Dell
  • Dell Inspiron 17 5758 | 17.6-inch HD+ | Intel Core i5-5200U | Geforce 920M | 12GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £579.00 | Get this deal at Dell
  • Lenovo Flex 2 | 15.6-inch FHD | Intel Core i7-4710U | Geforce 840M | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £599.95 | This laptop comes with two years warranty. There is a cashback offer that ends on 12/8. Get this deal at John Lewis
  • Medion Akoya P6657 | 15.6-inch FHD | Intel Core i7-5500U | Geforce 940M | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £609.00 | The display is an IPS model and there's an additional 128GB SSD Get this deal at Medion.
  • Lenovo Z70 | 17.3-inch FHD | Intel Core i7-5500U | Geforce 840M | 16GB RAM | 1GB | £549.95 | This laptop comes with two years warranty. There is a cashback offer that ends on 12/8. Get this deal at John Lewis.

TODO alt text

2. Chromebook/Netbook deals of the week

Chromebooks have been reviving the affordable small format laptop that was pioneered by Netbooks a few years ago. The former is based on Google's Chrome OS while Netbooks are based on Microsoft's Windows OS. Netbooks have for long been synonymous with cheap laptops and it is not a surprise that we still find them they compete with Chromebooks for the best laptop deals under £200. A good Chromebook or Netbook is one that comes with a fair amount of ports, ample memory and a fast processor. Note that most of them have a small screen.

  • Toshiba CB30-B-102 | 13.3-inch HD | Intel Celeron 2955U | Integrated Graphics | 2GB RAM | 16GB SSD | £197.99 | Get this deal at Coop
  • Acer CB5-571 | 15.6-inch HD | Intel Celeron 3205U | Integrated Graphics | 2GB RAM | 32GB SSD | £229.95 | Get this deal at Currys.
  • Lenovo N20 | 11.6-inch HD | Intel Celeron N2830 | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 16GB SSD | £149.01 | Get this deal at Amazon
  • Acer CB3-311 | 13.3-inch HD | Nvidia Tegra K1 | Integrated Graphics | 2GB RAM | 16GB SSD | £179.99 | Get this deal at Currys
  • ASUS X102BA | 10.1-inch Touch HD | AMD A4-1200 | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 500GB | £159 | It comes with a full version of Office 2013 worth £95 on its own as well as BullGuard Internet Security 3-user. Get this deal at Ebuyer

TODO alt text

3. Ultrabook deals of the week

If you are looking for a thin and light laptop that not only looks great and stylish but also offers day-long battery life and touchscreen capabilities, then look no further than Ultrabooks. They are generally more expensive than mainstream models but the premium is worth it especially if you want to set yourself apart from the crowd. Our Ultrabook of choice offers at least 8GB of RAM, a big fat SSD storage and at least full HD display. Note that Ultrabooks, as an Intel brand, comes with Intel processors only.

  • PC Specialist Lafite | 13.3-inch FHD | Intel Core i7-5500U | Integrated Graphics | 8GB Kingston RAM | 240GB Kingston V300 SDD | £625.00 | Get this deal at PCSpecialist. Change the processor, memory (RAM) and hard disk to the desired models in order to reach the required price.
  • HP Spectre x360 | 13.3-inch FHD | Intel Core i5-5200U | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £872.03 | Use voucher code 3AFOFF at checkout to get that price. Get this deal at HP Direct.
  • Dell XPS 13 9343 |13.3-inch QHD+ | Intel Core i7-5500U | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £945 | Get this deal at Amazon
  • Asus UX305FA | 13.3-inch FHD | Intel Core M-5Y10 | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD | £649 | Get this deal at Amazon
  • Dell XPS 15 | 15.6-inch 4K | Intel Core i7-4712HQ | Nvidia Geforce GT 750M | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1499 | Get this deal at Dell

TODO alt text

4. Gaming laptop deals of the week

Gaming laptops used to be the remit of an elite because they have been known to be expensive beasts and were not exactly what we could call objects of desire. While gaming on a budget is possible, you are realistically looking to spend at least £500 in order to get a capable device that doesn't crawl or stutter during your FPS sessions.

  • MSI GE60 2PL | 15.6-inch FHD | Intel Core i5-4210H | GTX850M | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £599.98 | Note that this laptop does not come with an OS. Get this deal at Dabs
  • Medion Erazer X7833 | 17.3-inch FHD | Intel Core i7-4710MQ | GTX970M | 16GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £999.00 |This model has an additional 128GB SSD. Get this deal at Medion.
  • PC Specialist Optimus VI | 13.3-inch FHD | Intel Core i7-4710MQ | GTX960M | 8GB RAM | 1TB SSHD | £754.00 | Upgrade the Processor to a Core i7-4710MQ, upgrade the memory to 8GB Kingston SODIMM DDR3 and the Hard Disk to a 1TB Seagate Hybrid Gen 3 SSHD drive. Get this deal at PC Specialist
  • Medion Akoya P7639 | 17.3-inch FHD | Intel Core i5-5200U | Geforce 940M | 8GB RAM | 1TB SSHD | £549.00 | Get this deal at Medion
  • Medion Erazer X7835 | 17.3-inch FHD | Intel Core i7-4710MQ | GTX980M |16GB RAM | 1TB HDD | £1,399.00 | This model has an additional 512GB SSD. Get this deal at Medion.

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 3

5. 2-in-1 laptop deals of the week

Hybrid or convertible or 2-in-1 laptops are relatively new to the laptop market having been brought about thanks to the rise of Windows 8.1, a touch friendly OS as well as improvements in power consumption and battery life that make a portable and relatively thin laptop a reality. Prices have also fall down significantly which made these little things even more attractive.

  • Medion Akoya S6413T | 15.6-inch FHD | Intel Core i3-4030U | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | £309.00 | It comes with 64GB SSD as well as a detachable keyboard. Get this deal at Medion.
  • Lenovo Yoga 3 |11.6-inch FHD | Intel Core M-5Y10 | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD | £525 | Get this deal at Amazon
  • Microsoft Surface 3 Pro |12-inch FHD | Intel Core i3-4020Y |Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 64GB SDD | £624.98 | Get this deal at Expansys. Price includes Type Cover (with keyboard)
  • Acer Aspire Switch 11 | 11.6-inch FHD | Intel Atom Z3735F | Integrated Graphics | 2GB RAM | 32GB HDD | £199.99 | Enter gxavdory4 at checkout to get this price. Get this deal at MicrosoftStore
  • Lenovo Miix 3 10 tablet and keyboard dock | 10.1-inch FHD | Intel Atom Z3735F | Integrated Graphics | 2GB RAM | 32GB HDD | £149.95 | Comes with two year warranty and Office 365 for a year. Get this deal from Amazon

TODO alt text

6. Apple MacBook deals of the week

There's only one vendor you can get to for MacBook laptops and that's Apple. However, the company is not the cheapest in town when it comes to selling its own gear. Apple MacBook products are notoriously expensive but they are absolutely worth the money if you're into high-end gear or can't leave without Mac OS X.

  • Apple MacBook | 12-inch FHD+ | Intel Core M-5Y10 | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £1,049.00 | Get this deal at Apple
  • Apple MacBook Air | 11.6-inch HD+ | Intel Core i5-5200U | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £761.95 | Get this deal at Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Pro | 15-inch RD |Intel Core i7-4770HQ | Integrated Graphics | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £1,394.14 | Get this deal at Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Air | 13-inch HD+ | Intel Core i5-5200U | Integrated Graphics | 4GB RAM | 128GB SSD | £674.10 | Use the voucher code TECH10 at checkout to get this price. Get this deal at Argos.
  • Apple MacBook Pro | 13.3-inch RD | Intel Core i5-4278U | Integrated Graphics | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD | £881.00 | Get this deal at Amazon