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The best cheap laptop deals in March 2020: prices start at just $99

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Cheap laptop deals are everywhere this week and we're working tirelessly to bring you the best ones right here, right now. We've got the latest from Dell, HP, Lenovo and many more this week - packing the latest processors, SSDs, and boatloads of RAM ready for all your multi-tasking needs. Everything can be found in this article, from cheap and cheerful streamers, all the way to working from home powerhouses ready to take anything you can throw at them. So, scroll on down to see what we've got on offer. You're sure to find what you're looking for here, and for much less cash than you may think.

Not only have we found the best laptop deals out there, but we're also here to save you from the arduous task of comparing laptop specs. We've gathered all the information you need to know about each model and laid it out for your perusal. Check out the processors, storage solutions, and memory configurations on offer to help make an informed decision. 

If you're a gamer, you'd be better suited to check out our selection of gaming laptop deals, as the models on this page are not usually built with gaming in mind. We've also rounded up a fine collection of cheap laptops on sale in the UK too.

Cheap laptop deal of the week

HP Laptop - 15-inch | $749.99 $549 at HP
On offer this week over at the official HP store is a tasty $300 off deal on the solid HP Laptop. This is a super up-to-date machine with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB SSD and a massive 16GB of RAM - more than enough for most users. There's also the handy option to upgrade your components on the HP store if you want that option.

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Cheap laptop deals under $200

ASUS 11.6-inch Laptop | $234.99 $179 at Newegg
Save $50
on this great entry-level laptop over at Newegg this week. For under $200 you'll get an Intel Celeron N4000, 2GB RAM, and 32GB SSD - Which is a respectable size for this price. If you order this laptop this week, you'll also be eligible for free shipping.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 11-inch Laptop | Now $189.99 at Lenovo
Save $40
with this amazing deal from Lenovo and grab yourself an 11-inch IdeaPad with AMD A6 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of flash memory. These great little laptops also feature Dolby Audio enhanced speakers, a free 12-month subscription to Microsoft Office 365 and an impressive 8-hour battery life - making them great cheap laptops for any occasion.
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HP Stream 11-Inch Laptop | $249.99 $194 at Newegg
If you can spend a little more than the ASUS above, you can instead go for this brand new HP Stream 11 which features 4GB RAM, Celeron N4000 processor, and 32GB SSD. That little bit of extra RAM will give you more headroom when it comes to running multiple tasks, great if you're looking for a cheap work machine.
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Acer 15.6-inch Chromebook | $229 $199 at BHPhoto
If you'd like to try a cheap Chromebook instead of a windows machine then consider this Acer entry - which is selling like hotcake this week on BHPhoto. With this Chromebook you'll get a 15.6-inch screen which is perfect for streaming movies and shows, as well as an Intel Atom processor, 16GB of flash memory and 2GB RAM.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e 11-Inch Laptop | Now $199.99 at Newegg
If you're on a budget and would prefer storage over speed, then this cheap Lenovo ThinkPad features a 300GB HDD - perfect for storing large amounts of media files. For just shy of $200 you'll also get a dual-core AMD processor, Integrated AMD graphics and 4GB of RAM - which makes this a great work from home multi-tasker.
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Cheap laptop deals under $400

HP Laptop 14-inch laptop | Now $259.99 at Newegg
For well under $300 you can pick up a really capable machine here with 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, AMD Ryzen 3 processor and integrated Radeon VEGA 3 graphics. These are excellent specs for the price if you're looking for an all-purpose machine.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 14-inch laptop | Now $269.99 at Lenovo
Limited stock
is available on these excellent AMD equipped Lenovo IdeaPads. These14-inch powerhouses come with dual-core AMD processors, 4GB DDR4 RAM and 64GB flash memory drives - specs that will handle most tasks with speedy efficiency. Included in the purchase currently is a 12-month free subscription to Microsoft Office 365, which is great if you need a cheap work laptop this week.
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Inspiron 14 3000 14-inch laptop | $334.98 $299.99 at Dell
Dell is always on point when it comes to providing super up-to-date machines at competitive price points and this Inspiron 14 is no exception. The latest Intel Pentium N5000 processor, 4GB RAM and a massive 128GB SSD means that this machine packs in a lot of specs under its unassuming shell.
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Dell New Inspiron 15 3000 15.6-inch laptop| $324.98 $319.99 at Dell
Need something a little bit bigger? well, check out Dell's other offer on this alternative Inspiron 15 deal. Alongside that little bit of extra screen real estate, you'll be trading that Intel CPU for a 7th Gen AMD A9 with integrated Radeon R5 graphics. Not bad considering you still get to keep that 4GB RAM and truly excellent 128GB SSD.
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HP Laptop 17z: $539.99 $379.99 at HP
Grab this great deal from HP if you're looking for a budget streaming powerhouse. With a massive 17-Inch display and 9 hours of battery life you can cut those cords and start the movie marathon right now. It's also got an excellent 8GB RAM, AMD A9 processor and expansive 1TB hard drive - perfect for storing movies.
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HP Chromebook 14 G6 Notebook: $733 $388.49 at HP
Save $300
on this capable HP Chromebook this week and get the job done for less. For under $400 you'll get yourself a FHD touchscreen display, 4GB RAM and a wide-angle HD webcam - which makes it great for work calls or skyping the relatives.
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IdeaPad S145 15-inch laptop | Now $389.99 at Lenovo
For under $400 you can get the very latest specs here with this great deal on an IdeaPad S145 at Lenovo. Coming with a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 dual-core processor and 8GB of RAM means that this is well equipped for a mid-range machine. It's also a great buy if you value storage space over boot-up speed, as you'll also get a massive 1TB hard drive - enough to store hundreds of movies, shows, and other media files.

Acer Spin 14-inch multi-touch 2-in-1 laptop | $449 $399 at B&H
If you're after performance over bulk storage, this Acer Spin might be better suited than the Lenovo above. You're keeping that 4GB RAM but swapping up to an 8th generation i3 processor with a 128GB SSD for faster loading and program switching. Plus, this multi-touch display can also flip around for more versatile working.
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Cheap laptop deals under $600

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop | $649.99 $449.99 at Adorama
Save $200
when you pick up this great deal on Adorama this week. This is currently one of the most feature-packed laptops for the sub $500 price range with an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM, and excellent 256GB SSD. While not the latest Inspiron 15 on our list this week (see our other great dell offers) it's definitely packing the most horse-power for the money.
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HP laptop 15t: $749 $519.99 from HP
Save $200
and get yourself the latest 10th Gen i7 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM, all packed into an attractive 15.6-inch chassis. If that wasn't enough, then you'll also get free shipping. This one's likely to sell out soon, so we'd pick it up sooner rather than later.
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Dell New Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop | $654.98 $549.99 at Dell
Dell laptop deals are coming thick and fast this week with another great $100 saving on this newest Inspiron 15. They've packed this 15-inch laptop full of the latest specs - a 10th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM and massive 256GB SSD. This one's a serious workhorse, and will serve you well for all those multitasking sessions.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 130 15.6-inch laptop | $599 $549 at Newegg
Unlike most entries on this list, this laptop features mainly AMD components - an AMD A9 processor and onboard Radeon R5 graphics for starters. These are good components, great for basic applications and streaming, but the main selling point here is the massive 512GB SSD and 8GB of RAM, that's a lot of memory for the money.
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HP Laptop - 15-inch | $749.99 $549.99 at HP
Save $300 on this awesome laptop deal from HP this week. This is one of the most up-to-date machines on our list - with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, huge 16GB of RAM, and 256GB.  While a bigger SSD would have been nice, you just can't argue with that processor and 16GB of RAM for under $550. Plus, you can upgrade using HP's handy customize option on their store page.
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Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop | $649 $559 at Newegg
Save $90 on this sweet 15-inch laptop at Newegg this week. This one's a real powerhouse for the money, with a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and a 10th Gen core i5 - a super up-to-date processor at a great price point. This one's perfect if you want a cheap 15.6-inch laptop that will cover a versatile range of tasks and last you for a while.


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HP Pavilion 15z Touch Laptop: $1,299.99 $579.99 at HP
Just sneaking in under our $600 budget is this amazon HP Pavillion 15z touch laptop. This one's packing 16GB of RAM, 256GB storage and a speedy AMD Ryzen 5 processor. Consider picking this one up quickly if you want a machine capable of multi-tasking most things with ease, as this is a limited time offer.
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What stores have cheap laptop sales?

We've compared prices on some of our favourite cheap laptops and run through the details on why we recommend them further down this page. But if you'd like to browse the latest laptop deals directly from your favorite retailers we've included a list of the most-recommended stores directly below. 

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The best cheap laptops of 2020

Acer Swift 3

The bigger, better value proposition

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB – 8GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) ComfyView IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD

Powerful for the price
Stellar battery life
Boring looks
Down-firing speakers

Here we have one of the few budget laptops with a processor nearly equivalent to a MacBook Pro from a couple of years back, that is if you opt for the Intel Core i5 configuration. The best part? Among the best Acer laptops right now, it's roughly half the cost of its Apple-branded rival. Now given that it sells at a range of different prices, the Acer Swift 3 can be an obtuse purchase, but lucky for you, the midrange model will get you by just fine. There are often plenty of cheap laptop deals on Acer products so you'll always be in a good position to grab a discount. 

Read the full review: Acer Swift 3

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

Small, portable and flexible

CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch HD (1,280 x 800) LED touch display | Storage: 64GB

Tablet and laptop in one
Sizable hard drive
Tiny size could be tough

This convertible laptop has always been about function over form. For one minuscule transaction, you’re getting a tablet equipped with an included keyboard and even a fingerprint scanner for more secure logins. Along with reliable performance and a magnesium-alloy chassis, it’s built to last – not to mention, one of the best Asus laptops you can buy when you're on the budget. As cheap laptops go, Asus is one of the most trusted brands out there so as long as you're getting the specs you need you can't go wrong. 

Read the full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

acer chromebook 15

Acer Chromebook 15

Battery life like no other

CPU: 1.5GHz Intel Celeron 3205U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 15.59-inch, HD (1,920 x 1,080) touchscreen | Storage: 32GB SSD

 Stunning battery life 
 Attractive, fanless design 
Trackpad feels clunky 

While it may be outclassed by the Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook in terms of sheer power, the Acer Chromebook 15 can still pack a wallop while providing battery life that is frankly out of this world. It’s rare that a cheap laptop can truly provide all-day battery, but in our independent battery tests, Acer’s Chromebook lasted an astonishing 17 hours – on top of providing enough power to get your work done online. If you’re looking for a 15-inch Chromebook that will give you the most bang for your buck, look no further.

Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 15 

Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows 10)

The netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,200 resolution), IPS touchscreen | Storage: 64GB flash storage (plus 128GB with microSD)

Insanely thin and light
Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Woefully underpowered
Dated microUSB port

If you're looking for a Lenovo laptop, the Lenovo Yoga Book, and the Windows 10 version of it in particular, is the sort of futuristic fodder you would find in an episode of Black Mirror. It has a keyboard that doubles as a Wacom touch panel and, best of all, it’s cheap as hell. Now, of course, that comes with the caveat of a weak Intel Atom processor, but the rest of the Lenovo Yoga Book should go down in the history books. Lenovo laptop deals are often worth a look, even if you're just browsing, as they offer a decent range of prices and specs. 

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book

Asus X102BA

Acer Chromebook 14

Meet the anti-MacBook Air

CPU: Intel Celeron N3160 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) display | Storage: 32GB SSD

Top-notch build quality
Solid keyboard and touchpad
Full HD display
Flaky HD video playback

With its slick lines and a slim silhouette, the Acer Chromebook 14 makes for a subtle, snazzy laptop. Although its display isn't the most attractive we've seen, it’s still acceptable for full HD. On top of that, the keyboard and trackpad adhere to the principle of ‘it just works.’ The battery life is satisfactory as well despite falling a bit south of Acer's 12-hour claim in real-world use. 

Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 14

How much are good laptop deals? 

In a budget of between $50 and $200, you'll be taking a look at the excellent range of Chromebooks on sale right now. Typically running Chrome OS, these budget laptop deals will see you through everyday web browsing, emails, and some light streaming for eye wateringly low prices. You'll be picking up anything from a 16GB SSD to a 64GB hard drive, but you'll also be looking to utilize the cloud for more storage.

If you're punting a bit higher than $200, you'll be opening yourself up to more RAM, moving from 4GB to 8GB in most models, meaning your cheap laptop will be able to open programs faster, generally retrieving information and multi-task in a more streamlined manner. You'll also be picking up far more storage for your cash, with prices this week including either a 128GB or 256GB SSD. This SSD further streamlines your storage, acting as a lightning-fast drive to keep everything you need instantly attainable.

Once you search for a laptop deal above $400, you may well start to find 16GB of RAM on offer as well as a few models with a 512GB SSD. Along with improved processors, that means exceedingly fast storage potential, keeping your cheap laptop zippy however many programs you have open. Laptops above this price range are also better suited to media editing than cheaper models.

Not quite what you're looking for? Maybe our other laptop articles will have what you need:

HP Pavilion 15z Touch Laptop: $1,299.99 $579.99 at HP
For a limited time, you can get the HP Pavilion 15z touch laptop on sale for $579.99. The touchscreen laptop features a 15.6-inch HD touch display and packs 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and an AMD Ryzen 5 processor.
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