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UPDATE: While HP's laptop sale continues till the end of the month, Dell has a few good machines on sale. While there's disappointingly not much of a discount on any XPS machine, you can save up to 25% off on the Inspiron range. Scroll down to take a look at what's on offer.

If you're looking for a cheap laptop or a mammoth saving on a premium portable computer, you've come to the right place. We've scoured the web for savings – from the usual suspects to the niche deal sites – and rounded up all the genuine and worthwhile specials in one neat place. We've covered everything from budget browsing machines to high-performance powerhouses, so you'll no doubt find something to match your needs.

Up the top, we've highlighted a selection of the latest deals that we've sniffed out, so you can reap the rewards of having your finger on the pulse. Below that we've covered some of the more popular laptops that often come up on special, and then included a quick list of the best prices on TechRadar's pick of the latest best laptops.

If you're from the US or the UK, check out our selections of the top laptop deals in the US or in the UK.

Best laptop deals this week

25% off HP Notebooks: 

HP has some mean machines which not only look good but offer great performance. So if you’re after a new laptop for work, home or play, take a look at what's on offer on HP's mid-year sale which ends July 31. Be sure to use the HPMIDYEAR25% to avail the discount for laptops from as low as $270.View Deal

Lenovo V720 (14) i7 / 8GB / 256GB / GeForce 940MX laptop for $1,299 (usually $1,749): 

Designed for work, this laptop comes with plenty of power under the hood and a price that won’t burn a massive hole in your pocket. Featuring a Full HD display and Nvidia graphics, it’s on sale with a saving of $450. That’s 26% off the usual RRP.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 i7 / 8GB / 2TB laptop for $1,199 (usually $1,599): 

With the latest Core i7 CPU and 8GB of memory, there's plenty of power under the hood to make this device purr. But if you're happy with an HDD as opposed to an SSD, you'll find a whopping 2TB of storage. You'll also find $400 off on the machine on Dell's site.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 17 5000 i7 / 8GB / 128GB + 1TB laptop for $1,199 (usually $1,599):

If you're after plenty of screen real estate, Dell's 17-inch Inspiron 17 5000 is on sale on the manufacturer's website, with $400 off the usual RRP. Not only does it feature the latest Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, you get a 128GB SSD with an additional 1TB of storage in the form of a hard drive. View Deal

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 i7 / 16GB / 512GB 2-in-1 laptop for $1,839 (usually $2,299): 

Featuring Dell Cinema, excellent sound and a screen that makes your video streaming escapades look good, this device currently comes with $460 off on the usual RRP. For a 2-in-1 with plenty of power and lots of storage, plus screen real estate that belies its 13-inch size, it's quite the bargain.View Deal

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We'll keep on updating the list of deals as and when we find them. Below, you'll find up to date prices on TechRadar's favourite laptop, so keep an eye out for those savings.

The best deals on our favourite laptops

Over the years we've reviewed plenty of laptops and, as a result, we've seen what to avoid and what to jump on when there's savings to be had. We'll keep track of the prices of some of the best we've seen so that you can snatch up a bargain when they do show up. Check out the prices below and see if anything has dropped enough to tickle your fancy.

Best laptops

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

Gorgeous bezel-less display
Faster than ever
Lightweight, compact frame

Saying that we're very happy with Dell's XPS 13 is a huge understatement. The slim profile, revolutionary design and small frame bely its powerful performance and gorgeous 13-inch screen. Typically you'd have to weigh up portability and performance, but the XPS 13 has managed to strike a fine balance between the two. With Intel's latest Skylake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, the XPS 13's starting price is certainly an impressive one. We're so chuffed with it that it's taken the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.

Read the full review: Dell XPS 13

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

Stellar battery life
Ports for days
Great value

There are some seriously expensive gaming laptops out there, once you get involved in the optimisation and the latest GPUs, things start get pricey. But if you're after a capable machine on a budget, try out the Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop.

Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15-inch gaming laptop

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3. Asus ZenBook UX310UA

Feel old yet, MacBook Air?

CPU: 7th generation Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800)

All aluminium body
Backlit keys
Bendy keyboard
Meh battery life

A seriously sleek all-aluminium chassis, a higher resolution than the discontinued Asus ZenBook UX305, and an impressive swath of ports, including the latest USB-C interface, the latest UX310UA ZenBook is a serious contender for the MacBook Air and, if you're a Windows person, is much better value.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook UX310

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4. Lenovo Yoga Book

Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

Insanely thin and light
Halo Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Excellent display
Clever Create Pad

Although the specs are modest, the forward-thinking design of Lenovo's Yoga Book makes it a decent option for creative types and those that want a little more out of their laptops. Sacrificing a bit of raw power means you'll get an innovative digital touchpad and drawing surface for a much more intuitive and precise approach to graphical art.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book

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5. 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

Larger, sharper screen
Vastly improved Type Cover
Built in kickstand

We know this is technically not a laptop, but it does come close to being a 2-in-1 (if you get the Type Case) and, most importantly, it has the power to get in the ring with some of its non-tablet competitors. Running the full-blown version of Windows 10 and having the option for a powerful Intel Core processor, this is by far the laptoppiest tablet available, and the price certainly isn't that bad.

Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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