The best cheap laptop deals and sales in August 2019: prices from just £139

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Checking through the cheap laptop deal scene here in the UK can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many options to choose from. Luckily for you, we're used to sifting through the net's laptop sales all year round.

So if you need to buy a new laptop sharpish, we should be able to find you something that fits with your budget nicely. We've split this guide into sections based on price to help you keep that budget in check.

We'll give you a bit of info about each laptop we highlight too, so you can see some specs at a glance before you click through to the store and have to browse their lengthy descriptions for those vital stats you're after. 

Not everyone needs a super powerful laptop, especially if you just want something for the basics like casual browsing, email and document editing, so don't feel like you have to spend £500 on a laptop for that - you can get something for far less if you want. Naturally, if you're a bit of a multitasker, love to have loads of tabs open and want a little extra grunt for media editing, we've found laptop deals with higher spec. Chromebooks get a mention most weeks too as they're increasingly popular nowadays as users look to ditch Windows for the stripped down speedy Chrome OS instead. For you Apple fans, you might be interested in our MacBook prices and deals page too.

If you're from the States or Down Under, be sure to check out our selection of the top laptop deals in the US or Australia.

Cheap laptop deal of the week

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Chromebook with 90-day trial option | £199 at Currys
This is the perfect opportunity to give Chromebooks a shot as Currys is offering a 90-day trial where you can return it for a full refund if you don't want to keep it. It's a great Chromebook for the price too with a nice pairing of 4GB of RAM and the larger 64GB storage capacity. Available in black or dark purple.
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HP 15-DB0043NA 15.6-inch laptop (refurbished) | £139 at Tesco's eBay
This Grade C refurbished laptop will have some signs of wear and tear for sure, but if you just need something for standard work activities at mega cheap price, this is the way to go. It comes with a 12-month warranty and BullGuard security for a year. A 1TB hard drive and 4GB of RAM make this decent value overall for the price.
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HP EliteBook 745 G2 laptop (refurbished) | £139.99 at eBay
Another cheap refurbished laptop deal that caught our eye this week is this HP EliteBook. This isa great price for a laptop with a 128GB SSD. We expect the battery on this won't last long at all, but if you're happy being plugged in at the mains all the time, this is a great deal. The laptop is covered by a one year warranty too.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 120S 11.6-inch laptop | £149 at
The long-running Asus offer below has been usurped this week by this cheap Lenovo laptop deal. You're getting similar spec, but with a much nicer-looking design and for less money too. So if you just need a a laptop with the bare essentials, this is a great buy.
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Asus VivoBook E201NA 11.6-inch laptop | £159.99 at Amazon
If you need a basic, super cheap laptop that won't take up all the space in your bag when you're mobile, this is a real contender for a seriously low price. 4GB of RAM is enough to run basic tasks easily enough and the 64GB of storage will easily handle the Windows updates that the 32GB models struggle to cope with.
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Dell Latitude E5440 laptop (refurbished) | £181.30 at Dell
Use voucher code BACK2SCHOOL to get this price down from the original £259. Dell's Latitude series of laptops have a great reputation in the workplace for reliability and you can get refurb models with i5 processors, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD on offer today. They come with the Professional Edition of Windows 7 rather rather than 10, but that shouldn't be a problem for most users.
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Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Chromebook with 90-day trial option | £199 at Currys
This is the perfect opportunity to give Chromebooks a shot as Currys is offering a 90-day trial where you can return it for a full refund if you don't want to keep it. It's a great Chromebook for the price too with a nice pairing of 4GB of RAM and the larger 64GB storage capacity. Available in black or dark purple.
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£200 - £300 laptops

Lenovo C330 2-in-1 32GB Chromebook | £209.99 at Very
This 11.6-inch laptop deal is seriously tempting if you've been itching to try out the world of Chromebooks. It's a 2-in-1 convertible and comes with a very manageable 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There are cheaper Chromebook options available, but they lack the build quality and eye-pleasing nature of this lovely Lenovo.
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Lenovo C330 2-in-1 64GB Chromebook | £229.99 at John Lewis
This is the same Chromebook deal mentioned above but with double the storage at 64GB. Plus, John Lewis has thrown in a three year guarantee at no extra charge. If you can afford the extra £20, this is a much better deal.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15.5-inch laptop | £249 at Argos
If you're not ready to check out Chromebooks then this is a tempting Windows laptop deal. 4GB of RAM combined with a nippy 128GB SSD makes for a surprisingly speedy laptop if you just need something for basic work/study tasks.
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Asus X540NA 15.6-inch laptop | £269 at Amazon
Save £31 today. This laptop deal offers excellent value with 4GB of RAM for light multitasking and a large 1TB of storage for well under £300. The chocolate black colour scheme won't be for everyone, but you've gotta love that price.
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£300 - £400 laptops

Lenovo V110 15.6-inch laptop | £318.99 at Amazon
This is a fantastic price for a full-sized laptop with 8GB of RAM, allowing you to multitask away with an abundance of tabs, apps and programs running at once. This is a great price for a laptop loaded with a 256GB SSD too. If you're going to be spending significant amounts of time at a desk working with a laptop, this is a solid performer.
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HP 255 G7 15.6-inch laptop | £349.97 at ebuyer
The spec inside this laptop is a real head turner at this price. A 256GB SSD paired with 8GB of RAM means this will handle multiple tasks at once with ease. An AMD Ryzen processor and Redeon Vega 3 graphics card will allow for some very light gaming too.

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£400+ laptops

Asus ZenBook S laptop | £799.99 £599.99 at Amazon
The Asus ZenBook range is one of the most stylish series of laptops on the market and we've never seen this one at such a low price. The super svelte metal chassis houses an impressive 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, 8th-gen i5 processor and HarmanKardon speakers.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop | £649.99 at Amazon
The Surface line are amongst Microsoft's most stylish laptops which usually keeps the prices high - this launched at £799. The internal specs include 4GB of RAM, an M-5Y70 processor and 128GB SSD. When you look at the laptop deals either side of this one though, that's not particularly impressive for the money. If you love the form factor and touchscreen element though, this is one of the cheapest Surface Laptop deals you're likely to find.
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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.

What stores have decent cheap laptop sales?

  • Amazon: retail giant is often the cheapest in the UK.
  • AO: lots of cheap laptops at this growing electronics specialist.
  • Argos: home delivery or pick up a cheap laptop locally today.
  • John Lewis: models come with at least two-year guarantee.
  • ebuyer: the UK computing specialists have some great promotions.
  • Very: Often surprises with cheap prices on electronics.
  • Currys: the retailer that's seemingly always having a laptop sale.
  • Laptops Direct: specialist UK store has a huge selection of laptop deals.
  • Dell: get a great laptop deal direct from Dell.
  • Apple: MacBooks aren't exactly cheap, but they're excellent workstations

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Asus Chromebook Flip

Arguably the best value Chromebook around

CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare | Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC

Premium quality for a low price
Stylish tablet mode
Tactile keyboard

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.

HP Pavilion 15

HP Pavilion 15

The de facto learning laptop lives on

CPU: AMD dual-core A9 APU – Intel Core i7 | Graphics: AMD Radeon R5 – Nvidia GTX 1050 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) – FHD (1,920 x 1,080); touch optional | Storage: 128GB SSD – 1TB HDD

Thinner and lighter
Tons of options
Shallow, squishy keyboard

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 other 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.

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

A budget 2-in-1 bargain

Built-in fingerprint sensor
11-hour battery life
Stylish design

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.

cheap laptop deals prices sales

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.