This HP 14s is the best cheap laptop deal available right now for under £250

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Update: Unfortunately, this laptop deal is now expired and the price has jumped back up to £329.99. If you're looking for any similarly affordable options then we'd recommend this Asus Vivobook 15 X515JA for £249.99 at Amazon or you can browse through more laptop deals we've found right now.

Cheap laptops don't get much better than this HP 14s that's reduced by £100 right now at John Lewis. If you've got a budget of around £250 and need an everyday device then you should bag this cheap laptop while you can.

What makes it so good? Well, this HP 14s at John Lewis for £229.99 (was £329.99) features an excellent price for the spec, with an Intel i3 processor, 4GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Most laptops in this price range usually feature weaker components and a much smaller storage drive so this HP 14 will outperform them with ease. That makes it a great choice for general use - whether that's browsing, sending emails, media streaming or doing basic office tasks. On top of that, it's also an excellent portable option at just 14-inches in size and with a 10-hour battery life.

We really haven't found another laptop available that can compete in terms of value for money. So much so that we've jumped it up to the top spot in our guide to the best laptop deals available this week and think it'll be tough to be in the Amazon Prime Day deals. We'd advise picking this up over a cheap Chromebook, too, as the boost to performance is so significant.

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Today's best cheap laptop deal

HP 14s laptop: £329.99 £229.99 at John Lewis
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– No other cheap laptop comes close to this HP 14s from John Lewis in terms of value for money. If you need a capable everyday machine for under £250 then your money will be well spent here. The Intel i3 processor ensures good performance, while the 256GB SSD is loads of speedy storage for all your files and applications. At 14-inches, it's a very portable device, too.

For more of today's best prices on top tech you can always have a browse through all the latest iPad deals and cheap tablets we've gathered up this week. If you think you need a device with more power, too, do check out all the MacBook deals and cheap gaming laptop deals in stores now.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his personal use, he decided to make it his job to share all the best bargains and coupon codes with you. James also has almost a decade of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting or stacking coupon codes to get the biggest savings, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.