If you're looking for the best cheap laptop deals, then you've come to the right place. Many retailers are slashing prices in their laptop sales all year round and our dedicated team of deal hunters are on the lookout to find the best laptop deals from the most reliable stores. So, for the best value cheap laptops, with genuine discounts over the trumped up fake 'deals' take a look below.
If you're after a cheap laptop for web browsing and other simple tasks, or you need a new laptop for school or work, or you simply need a really powerful laptop for as little money as possible, we've got you covered.
At the top of the page you'll find our selection of the 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. If you're an Apple fan, be sure to take a look at our cheap MacBook deals page too.
The best cheap laptop deal of the week
Lenovo V110 15.6-inch laptop £299.98 at ebuyer
This is a fantastic price for a laptop with 8GB of RAM, allowing you to multitask away with an abundance of tabs, apps and programs running at once. There's a roomy 1TB hard drive too.
Other brilliant laptop deals this week
Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-132
£199.99 £129.99 at Amazon
This is a great budget Chromebook, and although on paper it looks like it has some pretty weak specs, remember that Chromebooks don't need powerful components to run. Definitely worth checking out with this £70 off deal. Ends at 11:59pm November 27.
Lenovo Ideapad 120S £149.98 at ebuyer
With a 64GB hard drive, this cheaper cheap laptop comes with double the storage of most laptops around this price and should be better equipped to handle incoming Windows updates - which can be the bane of the 32GB models. 4GB of RAM is encouraging for some basic multitasking like document editing and web browsing and you're even getting a HD screen which is handy for Netflix and YouTube viewings.
HP Chromebook 11
£179.99 £155.24 at Amazon
If you're after one of the cheapest Chromebooks around to try out saying goodbye to Windows, then this 11-inch model is worth a look. 4GB of RAM is enough for very basic work activities, although the 16GB of storage is a bit rubbish. There is free access to 100GB of online storage though to make storing your files online super easy.
HP 11-v001na 11.6" Chromebook £179 at AO.com
This is a good deal for an excellent little Chromebook. Chromebooks are less powerful than Windows machines, but as ChromeOS is lighter, they don't need the extra firepower.View Deal
Acer Chromebook R11 CB5-132T
£279.99 £199.99 at Amazon
This is a more powerful version of the above, with an 11.6-inch touchscreen display, 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage. With £80 taken from the price, this is a great deal. This deal ends at 11:59 PM November 27.
Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook from £168 at eBay
This refurbished ultrabook is enormously powerful for such a low price and comes with a six-month warranty as standard. £168 is the price if you want the Windows 10 OS pre-installed - £150 if you're flying solo. Impressive spec on this 12-inch HD touchscreen laptop include an i5 processor, 4GB of RAM (or choose 8GB for just £18 more) and a 128GB SSD. You won't find better value for such a low price if you don't mind it being a refurb.
Gemini TC10 10.1-inch 2-in-1 laptop £169.97 at Amazon
This is a mega cheap 2-in-1 laptop/tablet convertible with some decent bang for your buck. 4GB of RAM, a HD screen (nice for streaming!) and 64GB of storage make this a very handy device for basic work needs with casual browsing and Netflix sessions catered for too.
ACER CB3-131 11.6-inch Chromebook £199 at AO.com
If you're happy to say goodbye to Windows and take advantage of the very capable Google/Android ecosystem services for basic laptop needs this 11.6-inch Chromebook comes with a respectable 9-hour battery life. Shame about the small 32GB hard drive, but you can always expand with a portable drive or USB stick.
Acer Chromebook 14-inch CB3-431 £199.99 at Very
It's not just the bling that caught our eye with this champagne gold Chromebook deal. Actually, it's mainly that, but this is actually quite a capable model too and a great price considering this is a larger 14-inch Chromebook and we usually only find great discounts on the 11-inch ones. This Chromebook deal only comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage but should be fine for basic browsing, emails, document editing and streaming movie content. The silver version is on offer at £199.99.
HP Stream 14-inch laptop £229 at AO.com
Looking for a stylish cheap laptop deal? The HP Stream models are a popular choice in both blue and purple formats and this is a great back to school laptop as it comes with a year of Microsoft Office 365 access along with 1TB of cloud storage.
Lenovo IdeaPad 320 15.6-inch laptop - £269 at AO.com
The IdeaPad line is a solid choice for work laptops too and this is a bargain under £300 too. You're getting a 1TB hard drive, 4GB of RAM and an A9 processor too.
Asus C101PA-FS002 Chromebook Flip
£349.99 £269.99 at Amazon
The Asus Chromebook Flip is one of the best Chromebooks in our view, and Amazon has cut the price by £80. It features some great specifications for a Chromebook, including 4GB RAM and a design that allows it to be used as a tablet. This deal ends at 11:59pm November 28.View Deal
Acer Aspire 15.6-inch laptop - now £279 at AO.com
This Acer laptop is a great pick for your average day-to-day tasks like editing documents, browsing the net and so on. It's got some decent spec too with a modest yet capable Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and a roomy 1TB hard drive.
Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T
£399 £299 at Amazon
Amazon is cutting a decent £100 off this great Chromebook from Acer. It offers 12 hours of battery life, a 1080p touchscreen and a 360-degree hinge that turns it into a tablet-like device. This deal ends at 11:59pm November 27.
Asus Vivobook X540LA 15.6-inch laptop £299 at AO.com
If you don't mind a slightly older machine, then this is quite good value. It comes with a 5th gen Core i3 processor, 1TB hard drive and (you've guessed it) 4GB of RAM. Only to be used for web browsing and light work.
Lenovo V110 15.6-inch laptop £299.98 at ebuyer
This is a fantastic price for a laptop with 8GB of RAM, allowing you to multitask away with an abundance of tabs, apps and programs running at once. There's a roomy 1TB hard drive too.
Lenovo IdeaPad 320 14-inch laptop - £319.99 at Amazon
This is the smaller 14-inch version, but it comes with some beefed up spec compared to similar deals at the moment. You're getting a 128GB SSD and an i3 processor on this model.
Lenovo Thinkpad T440s 14-inch laptop - £339.99 at ebay
Refurbished laptops like this can save you a lot of money if you don't mind a bit of wear and tear. These model are getting on a bit and may have a few 'blemishes' on the screen, but they're packing some serious heat with an i7 processor, 12GB of RAM and a 240GB SSD. There's a one-year warranty too.
HP 250 G6 4WU13ES
£399.99 £349.97 at Ebuyer
Here's another decent budget laptop that manages day-to-day tasks, as long as you don't expect too much from it. A 7th gen Intel Core i5 powers it, and it comes with a 15.6-inch screen, 500GB hard drive and Windows 10 Home.
Dell Inspiron 15-3000 laptop £349.99 at Very
Another favourite work laptop in offices and classrooms around the world. The Inspiron has proved to be very reliable over the years and this model will have no problem multitasking thanks to 8GB of RAM, which makes up for the N5000 processor's limitations. There's a decent 1TB hard drive too.
Acer Aspire 3 14-inch laptop - £359 at AO.com
This popular and portable Acer model has an especially large 256GB SSD considering the super low price you're getting. 4GB of RAM is plenty to handle standard multi-tasking activities like checking email, listening to music, running plenty of browser tabs, editing documents and so on. The Full HD screen is great for relaxing with movie content too.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR -
£519 £379 at Currys
This early Black Friday Currys deal caught our eye today as it's got some serious muscle for way under £500. AMD Ryzen 3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 2TB hard drive is a rare find at this price. And you're getting to enjoy it all on a HD screen too.
Acer Aspire 3 A315-53 15-inch laptop £399 at AO.com
AO.com has released some early Black Friday laptop deals, including this decent Acer laptop with a 7th gen Core i5 processor and 1TB hard drive. It only has 4GB of RAM, though, but that's plenty for basic multitasking.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 14-inch laptop - £429 at Currys
If having a speedy SSD in your new laptop is an essential element then this Lenovo Ideapad might be up your street. IdeaPads are fantastic workhorse laptops for everyday use and this one has 128GB SSD, 4GB of RAM with an i3 processor. Not the most powerful machine aside from the SSD, but the Full HD display certainly has us tempted for the money.
Microsoft Surface Go
£509.99 £450.16 at Amazon
Amazon has cut the price of Microsoft's brilliant tablet/laptop hybrid by £70. Comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD for an impressively low price. It's worth noting that it doesn't come with the Type Cover, however, so you'll need to buy that separately if you want a keyboard.View Deal
HP 250 G6 laptop £449.97 at ebuyer
An i5 processor is more than enough for most users and big savings can be made over i7 laptops. You're still getting 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD making this laptop deal one of the best from ebuyer. All in all, a very tidy offer under £450.
Lenovo Ideapad 520S 14-inch laptop
£679.99 £479.99 at Amazon
Considering how expensive larger SSDs are, we're surprised to see this Ideapad rocking a 256GB SSD for under £500, especially when you're also getting 8GB of RAM and an i5 processor. So if you're looking for a work laptop capable of running more demanding programs simultaneously, then this is a great buy while it's on offer at £200 off the usual RRP.
HP 14-ck0997na 14-inch laptop - £479 at AO.com
The 256GB SSD is the highlight of this laptop deal, although the 8GB of RAM impresses too for a such a low price. If you've got the need for speed (on a budget), this is a great option.
HP 15.6-inch laptop - £499.99 at Argos
If you're not too bothered about a SSD for storage we'd take a look at this HP laptop deal. It comes with a roomy 1TB hard drive and a meaty 8GB of RAM making it great for multi-tasking with minimal slowdown.
Asus X Series X540UA 15.6-inch laptop - Now £499.99 at Amazon
We rarely see decent 7th-gen i7 processors in laptops under £500, but thanks to Amazon knocking £100 off this Asus today we have a great deal to show you. With 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive you're good to go too!
HP 14-ck0017na 14-inch laptop £549 at AO.com
If you need more power than some of the cheaper laptops on this page, then this could be an option if you're upping the ante with additional multitasking for more demanding programs. This HP laptop comes with 8GB of RAM, an 8th-gen i5 processor and a 256GB SSD.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330S laptop £549.99 at Currys
This Lenovo laptop deal from Currys is £150 cheaper than usual and comes rocking 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD (they usually keep prices super high). Combine that with a Full HD display and you've got a very tidy laptop that'll blitz through most tasks.
Acer Aspire 7 gaming laptop £599.97 at Box
If you've been looking for a decent gaming laptop for a super low price, then we'd suggest you take a look at this Acer Aspire 7 offer from Box as it's £200 cheaper today. The dedicated GeForceGTX 1050 graphics card will handle most games at modest settings with ease. You're also getting 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a Full HD screen.
£999 £699 at Currys
This Pixelbook comes loaded with 8GB of RAM, a 128GB hard drive, a quad HD display and an i5 processor. We're surprised to see such a big discount, as we thought the previous best price of £799 would be as good as it got for some time. It's also available to at the BT Shop if this deal sells out.
Acer Swift 3 SF315-52 15-inch laptop - £699 at AO.com
We do enjoy a brushed steel-effect finish here at TechRadar and this Acer Swift is a hot pick in AO's laptop sale with the insides to match. We're talking i5 processor, Full HD screen, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM for reliable speed multitasking at a high capacity.
Asus FX503VM gaming laptop £749.99 at Amazon
Amazon has just knocked £150 off this very capable gaming laptop. You're getting a slick 120Hz Full HD screen, i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256SSD and a Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card. All of which adds up to a laptop that'll have a crack at any game with some decent settings too.
Surface Pro 6 (Core i5/8GB/128GB) with Signature Type Cover
£1,029 £749 at Amazon
This silver-coloured model runs with Intel’s nippy Core i5 processor backed by 8GB of system RAM and 128GB of storage, plus you get the fancy Signature Type Cover, all with £280 knocked off the recommended asking price.View Deal
Surface Pro 6 (Core i5/8GB/256GB) with Signature Type Cover
£1,299.99 £899 at Amazon
Step up to the model with a 256GB SSD – which is otherwise the same as the above machine except for the greater amount of storage – and you can save yourself a whopping £400.99.View Deal
Asus FX504 i5 gaming laptop £999 at AO
Also comes with a bag and mouse. So you're looking for a VR-ready gaming laptop deal? This is an absolute. A GTX 1060 graphics card, 15.6-inch Full HD screen, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive with 256GB SSD and an 8th gen i5 processor are more than ready for the likes of Ocululs Rift or Vive.View Deal
Microsoft Surface Book 2 | £1149 at Microsoft
Microsoft has knocked up to £200 off select models of the excellent Surface Book 2. You can now configure one with 8GB of RAM, an i5 processor and a 128GB SSD for just £1149, which is the cheapest price in the UK by some distance. It also comes with a 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card and Windows 10 Pro.
- Here's a larger selection of cheap gaming laptop deals
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.
Where to find more 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.
- Very: often has plenty of voucher codes or 'buy now pay later' options.
- ebuyer: the UK computing specialists have some great promotions.
- Laptops Direct: specialist UK store has a huge selection of laptop deals.
- Dell: get a great laptop deal direct from Dell.
- Currys: the retailer that's seemingly always having a sale.
Popular cheap laptop deals
1. Lenovo Ideapad 510
A powerful and stylish 15.6-inch laptop
There have been some generous offers lately for this popular Lenovo laptop series. Any choice between the 4GB and 12GB RAM options should run multiple applications at once. Hard drive sizes vary from 256GB SSD to 1TB in regular form. Some options also include dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 940MX graphics.
2. HP Stream 14
Big and colorful for cheap
CPU: Intel Celeron N3060 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch HD (1,366 x 768) SVA BrightView WLED-backlit | Storage: 32GB eMMC
At around £200, the HP Stream 14 is decent value if you're after something to cover the basics like web browsing or document editing. It's competitively priced again the cheaper Chromebooks out there despite the 14-inch screen and Windows 10 operating system.
Acer Nitro 5
A decent pick for gaming laptop buyers on a budget
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 (8th-generation); AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5); AMD Radeon RX 560X | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) | Storage: 256GB SSD or 1TB HDD (5400 rpm) – 128/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
As one of the cheapest gaming laptops that will still run games at decent settings, the Acer Nitro 5 is well worth a look if you're wanting to get into PC gaming and play modern games too (just don't expect to be running Battlefield V on ultra settings ok?). The design is a bit plasticy and there's no SSD on the cheapest models, but given the low price and the power of the internal spec inside we're more than willing to look past that to get our gaming fix on the go.
4. 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: 6GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) – FHD (1,920 x 1,080); touch optional | Storage: 512GB SSD – 1TB HDD
A sturdy choice for a study laptop for school/college/uni. The HP Pavilion 15 has more power that the average pupil needs while keeping the costs sensible. If you're not needing extra power of an expensive laptop for video/photo editing, this is more than enough for web browsing, playing some tunes on Spotify and editing coursework.
5. Asus X555LA
A great all-rounder laptop
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.
6. Asus Transformer Mini T102HA
A budget 2-in-1 bargain
This is the newer version of the Asus Transformer Mini series. This upgrade includes a fingerprint sensor and double the RAM at 4GB for speedier performance. For your money, this is one of the most impressive two-in-one transformer models out there.
7. Acer Chromebook 15
This Chrome laptop is super cheap
CPU: Intel Celeron 3205U 1.5GHz (dual-core) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels | Storage: 32GB SSD | Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 | Camera: 720p | Weight: 4.85 pounds | Dimensions: 15.08 x 9.65 x 0.95-inches
This is one of the larger Chromebook experience out there for someone looking for a full-sized laptop with an excellent screen at a super low cost. The 4GB of RAM running the Chrome OS is super fast and will allow you to really pile up tabs and apps without slowing down. The battery will easily last the best part of a day for most users too.
The best deals on our favourite laptops
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.
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+ (3200 x 1800) | Storage: 128GB-512GB SSD
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.
2. Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming
This gaming that doesn't cost a fortune
CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 anti-glare LED backlit | Storage: 1TB SSHD 8GB – 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD
Looking for a quality gaming laptop but want to keep things under that unappealing £1000 mark? Then Dell has you covered with the Inspiron 15 Gaming range.
3. 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 (1280 x 800) IPS multi-touch | Storage: 16GB eMMC
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.
4. 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
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.
5. Asus ROG Strix GL502
An Asus ace for gamers
CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 - 1070 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS | Storage: 128GB - 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD
The Asus Strix GL502 is undoubtedly one of the best gaming laptops around for gaming in 1080p. It'll run with the settings cranked with games like Overwatch not dipping below 60fps. The battery life isn't the best, but the display, performance and built-in sound system more than make up for it.
6. Lenovo Yoga Book
Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?
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.
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: 2736 x 1824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
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.