Today is the last day of 2015 and the time to think reflect on what a year that has been for technology. We've seen some cracking laptop deals and the emergence of Intel's sixth generation processor that is powering some of the finest laptops ever launched. Expect more to emerge over the next few days as CES kicks off in Las Vegas.
Best laptop deals: 31 December 2015
Below are our 10 top laptops deals, our list will be refreshed soon. Check out our terms and conditions at the end of this page.
1. Toshiba Satellite Click 10.1 Netbook
View this deal: £229.99 at Argos
You will not find a cheaper laptop, netbook or convertible in the UK that comes with a full HD display. Its 10.1-inch IPS display actually sports 1920 x 1200 pixels and the screen itself houses an Intel Atom Z8200 processor. Add 2GB of RAM, a 32GB eMMC storage and a keyboard that comes with an additional battery and you have surprisingly good, versatile device.
View this deal: £129.99 at Currys
It is a tablet but add a keyboard to it and it turns into a netbook with added versatility. At its core is a quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB eMMC storage, a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display and up to 7-hour battery life. Other than Wi-Fi, there's Bluetooth, Micro USB, Micro HDMI and a microSD slot and Windows 10. Unfortunately, no Office 365 Personal.
3. MSI CX61 2QF gaming laptop
View this deal: £699.99 at Ebuyer
This is hands down one of the best laptops on the market when it comes to sheer value for money. It remains the cheapest model with a GTX960M and where some shove in a 2GB model, Dell is offering a 4GB one! The rest of the configuration is top-notch: An Intel Core i7 CPU with four cores, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hybrid hard drive and a full HD display means that you get a laptop with a lot of punch.
4. Toshiba Kira-109 Ultrabook
View this deal: £799.96 at John Lewis
Other than coming with a two-year warranty, this laptop features a 13.3-inch full HD display (non-touch) with an Intel Core i5 (Broadwell) flanked with 128GB SSD. Toshiba also claims that it can run for up to nine hours. It might be more expensive than the competition but its build quality and aesthetics (it weighs just over 1.35Kg) make of it a great buy.
5. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 2-in-1 convertible laptop
View this deal: £849.99 at John Lewis
Despite being more than 14 months old, this laptop is still one of the most iconic models of its generation. It has now been upgraded to a Core M and comes with 8GB of RAM and a massive 512GB mSATA SSD. Other than the 13.3-inch QHD+ display and the 802.11ac WiFi, its battery life remains one of its many highlights.
6. Lenovo Yoga 3 2-in-1 convertible laptop
View this deal: £599.99 at Lenovo
Use the code YEARENDYOGA at checkout to grab this laptop for £230 less than it was a few weeks ago. A smashing deal on a laptop that is both gorgeous and highly portable thanks to a 14-inch full HD display. Its biggest asset though is its ability to transform into a tablet in a snap. It runs on an Intel Core i7 (Broadwell chip) with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
7. HP Envy x360 Ultrabook
View this deal: £699.95 at John Lewis
It comes with a free laptop sleeve and a two-year warranty. Other than that you will be impressed by the value for money delivered by this laptop. Check this out: 12GB RAM, a 1TB hard disk drive, a 15.6-inch full HD touchscreen display, an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, BandO speakers and six connectors (but still no DisplayPort).
8. Lenovo IdeaPad 300 laptop
View this deal: £229.99 at Amazon
If you are shopping on a budget then, this laptop should be on your shortlist. It comes with a Pentium processor rather than the Celeron or Atom CPUs we usually find in this price range. Add in 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard disk drive together with 802.11ac and a DVD writer and you get a very capable, yet affordable notebook.
9. Lenovo Z51-70 laptop
View this deal: £594.99 on eBay
A fantastic performer that is not only affordable (for what it offers) but also packs some cracking components under the hood. There's a AMD Radeon R7 M360 GPU with 2GB memory, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB hybrid hard disk drive, a 15.6-inch full HD display, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and an Intel Core i7 Broadwell CPU.
10. MSI GS70 2QE gaming laptop
View this deal: £1049.97 at Saveonlaptops
One step above the Dell listed above is this massive laptop. While the other one is powered by the GTX960M, this one features the GTX970M, the only meaningful upgrade from the former. It runs an Haswell Core i7, still a very capable CPU, with 8GB of RAM, a 17.3-inch full HD display, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, SteelSeries backlit keyboard, two year warranty as standard and a free bag.
Laptop deals: quick links
- Amazon UK - Laptop Store
- Currys/PCWorld - best selling laptops
- Ebuyer - laptop top sellers
- Dabs.com - hot deals on laptops and tablets
- Tesco - laptop best sellers
- Argos - laptops and netbooks
- John Lewis - most popular laptops
- Saveonlaptops - top 10 laptop deals
- Laptops Direct - main laptop deals page
- Very - top selling laptops
If you want to get your fix of the best laptop deals, don't worry. Even over Christmas and the New Year period, we will update this page to offer you the latest, freshest and most up-to-date laptop bargains of the last seven days (give or take a few hours); we're sure we're the only mainstream technology website in the UK to do so.
We rotate our laptop deals to offer you a more diverse offering; you will find our legacy laptop deals archives simply by browsing to the next pages. Just bear in mind that stocks vary and prices can go up or down since the deals were posted.
If we have missed out on a particularly attractive deal or if you have found a better one or there is a misprice, feel free to leave a note in the comments section and we'll include it in our deal with a "thank you" note to the contributor.
Note that all items listed there are brand new and come with at least 12-month warranty. They have all been sourced in the UK and prices include VAT and delivery unless otherwise stated.