The best laptop deals in March 2023

We've searched through all the major retailers to bring you the best laptop deals available right now. Check out our hand-picked favourites from all of the top devices available today, featuring a wide variety of options to suit multiple budgets and needs.

You'll find everything from entry-level Chromebooks for light use, budget-friendly mid-range machines for everyday needs and powerful devices that can handle intense multitasking or demanding work. Prices start at around £200, so you can jump to different price brackets depending on how much you have to spend, or check out the top pick that we think is the best overall laptop deal available today.

Our selection of the best laptop deals isn't just based on price alone, though. If you simply go for the cheapest device available, it's likely to struggle with straightforward tasks – leaving you with a fancy yet expensive paperweight. We've hand-picked these laptop deals so you get both the best value for money and a capable machine that fits into your budget.

Know that many of the laptops we've picked are made by some of the highest-rated brands or models that we've also tested in our best laptops guide here at TechRadar, too, so you can be sure you're getting a quality device.

If want to get into some more specific choices, you can check out all the cheap Chromebooks available right now, while Apple fans might be interested in our MacBook deals page. And then there are all the cheap gaming laptop deals available today if you're after something with a bit more power.

Laptop deal of the week

HP 14a Chromebook: was (opens in new tab)

HP 14a Chromebook: was £289 now £269 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Don't let the small saving put you off - this is a terrific price for a basic Chromebook on a budget. What really impresses me is that a laptop this cheap still includes 8GB of RAM - that's a huge performance boost you'll appreciate for day-to-day use. On top of that it has a battery life of around 12 hours and is only 14 inches in size so it's a great portable option too for work or school.

Laptop deals under £200

Acer Chromebook 14: was (opens in new tab)

Acer Chromebook 14: was £249.99 now £179 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Most laptops under £200 come with an 11-inch display, so if you'd prefer a larger one then consider this Acer Chromebook 14. Apart from the jump up to a 14-inch display, it offers a similar level of performance to other devices in this price bracket. That means it's best suited for light use, schoolwork and basic tasks. There's a reasonable 64GB of storage, too, which is small but enough for key files and applications.

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i: was (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i: was £229 now £179 at Currys (opens in new tab)
If you can't decide between a laptop or a tablet then why not get both with this Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i? It's cheap and cheerful and offers a very basic level of performance, but for web browsing, sending emails and watching videos it'll do just fine. Plus, you have the flexibility of flipping the screen around to tablet mode for better ease of use.

Laptop deals from £200 to £300

HP 14a Chromebook: was (opens in new tab)

HP 14a Chromebook: was £289 now £269 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Don't let the small saving put you off - this is a terrific price for a basic Chromebook on a budget. What really impresses me is that a laptop this cheap still includes 8GB of RAM - that's a huge performance boost you'll appreciate for day-to-day use. On top of that it has a battery life of around 12 hours and is only 14 inches in size so it's a great portable option too for work or school.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3: was (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3: was £399.99 now £279.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
When our pals over at T3 (opens in new tab) put together their review of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3, they said it offered solid performance on a budget. That's what makes this £120 saving on it so appealing. As well as a larger 15.6-inch display and impressive battery life, this version comes with a healthy 128GB of storage and an entry-level Intel i3 processor, too. Overall, it's a solid buy for the money if you need a laptop for basic day-to-day computing tasks.

Laptop deals from £300 to £400

Asus VivoBook 15: was (opens in new tab)

Asus VivoBook 15: was £449 now £319.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Even though it has been considerably less before, this Asus VivoBook 15 is still a great laptop deal thanks to the inclusion of 8GB of RAM. Usually, this useful performance boost is found on more expensive devices. The processor is very dated but it'll still hold its own for day-to-day jobs, plus it still sports a decent 15.6-inch display and 256GB of SSD storage.

Dell Inspiron 15: was (opens in new tab)

Dell Inspiron 15: was £399 now £329 at Dell (opens in new tab)
If you're (understandably) put off by the very dated tech in the Asus VivoBook 15 above then it's definitely worth spending an extra £10 to get this more recent Dell laptop instead. The performance is similar and the screen size is the same at 15.6 inches, so it's suitable for everyday use and basic work tasks, but you won't have worries about older components slowing you down.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3: was (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3: was £579.99 now £379.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Another entry for the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 this week. This upgraded version bumps the spec up to an Intel i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD - those are strong components for the money that can handle all your day-to-day needs with ease. Currently, you get the most bang for your buck, here.

Laptop deals between £400 and £600

Samsung Galaxy Book2: was (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Book2: was £699 now £499 at Currys (opens in new tab)
A big £200 saving on this Samsung Galaxy Book2 makes the usually pricey laptop much more affordable and more in line with what you'd expect from the components inside. With a modern Intel i5 processor and 8GB of RAM, it will comfortably handle the majority of everyday computing tasks such as web browsing, sending emails, watching videos and more.

Acer Aspire 3:  was (opens in new tab)

Acer Aspire 3: was £599.99 now £529.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Consider this Acer Aspire 3 if you need a more powerful mid-range laptop. This is the lowest price it's ever been at Amazon and a great price for all this power. It has a decent Intel i5 processor and jumps up to 16GB of RAM, which does more than enough to justify the cost. Go for this if you want the extra performance boost to ensure programs load quickly and more demanding multitasking with dozens of Chrome tabs doesn't slow the laptop down.

Laptop deals over £600

Asus VivoBook Pro OLED: was (opens in new tab)

Asus VivoBook Pro OLED: was £999.99 now £699.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Creative professionals after a premium workstation that isn't as pricey as a MacBook would do well to check out this Asus VivoBook Pro OLED. This compact but powerful machine includes a high-end AMD Ryzen 9 processor, a whopping 16GB of RAM and a huge 1TB SSD. The 14-inch OLED display is the standout, though, which will give you better image and video quality.

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): was (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air (M1, 2020): was £999 now £879 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The record-low price for the previous generation MacBook Air M1 is no longer available at Amazon, but this is just £50 away and the best deal today. Even though there's a newer M2 model available now, this is still a very powerful creative workstation that'll suit most users. If you've had an eye on the device we called a 'game-changer' in our MacBook Air M1 review, then now's the time to buy.

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MacBook Air (M2, 2022): was £1,249 now £1,079 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The MacBook Air M2 is back down to its lowest-ever price so this is a terrific saving on the most recent MacBook Air equipped with Apple's latest processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB hard drive. The last-generation model is likely enough power for most users, but if you want the most up-to-date tech then this offer is decent.

Where to find the best laptop deals

  • Amazon (opens in new tab): retail giant is often the cheapest in the UK
  • AO (opens in new tab): lots of cheap laptops at this growing electronics specialist
  • Apple (opens in new tab): MacBooks aren't exactly cheap, but they're excellent workstations
  • Argos (opens in new tab): home delivery or pick up a cheap laptop locally today
  • Box (opens in new tab): another specialist store with some of the best discounts we've seen
  • Currys: (opens in new tab) the retailer that's seemingly always having a laptop sale
  • Dell (opens in new tab): get a great laptop deal direct from Dell
  • eBuyer (opens in new tab): the UK computing specialists have some great promotions
  • John Lewis (opens in new tab): get an extra 20% off select laptops and MacBooks
  • Laptops Direct (opens in new tab): specialist UK store has a huge selection of laptop deals
  • Very (opens in new tab): regular sales with significant discounts on laptops

How we choose the best laptop deals

It all comes down to what's included in the price. We've been tracking all the best laptop deals for a number of years now, so we have a solid idea of what level of performance and components you can get for your money. Using that as a baseline, we can pick out the treasures from the trash.

We also take into consideration what you might need a laptop for based on the money you have to spend. So, if it's just a basic device for some light work, general browsing and media streaming, there's no point recommending a $1,000 laptop as it would be completely unnecessary. Instead, we look at devices between $100 - $300 that could handle those tasks and recommend some laptop deals accordingly.

However, if there's a particularly good reason to spend a little extra money (maybe for some extra performance-boosting RAM or a healthy storage upgrade) then we'll mention that too for your consideration. Sometimes it's worth that investment to better future-proof yourself and end up with a noticeably better device.

Our search takes us across all the major and specialist retailers, so you can be sure we've taken a comprehensive look across the web to pick out the best laptop deals. All the laptops you see here are hand-picked and judged by a real human, too, so each one is given a proper and detailed assessment before it gets added.

Laptop deals: our top buying tips

Some laptop deals can often lure you in with a sub-£200 price tag, but unless you're picking up a Chromebook you're unlikely to get your money's worth with these particular models. Chromebooks run on Chrome OS, which means they rely less on more expensive components and more on cloud-based services provided by Google Chrome. That means you'll regularly find cheap laptops under £200 that are well worth your cash - provided they were built with this functioning in mind. 

These kinds of budget laptops are regularly found on sale, but every now and then we do spot savings that offer mid-range specs for entry level prices.

It's worth looking out for laptop deals that offer a Windows 11 operating system, but only 16 or 32GB of storage space. You'll likely speed through those gigabites faster than you'd think, and storing those hefty Windows 11 updates often presents a new challenge in its own right. That means the smallest we would recommend on this page is a 64GB hard drive if you're running a Windows 11 operating system. 

Cheap laptops can also come with the caveat that they don't offer an operating system at all. These FreeDOS laptops can sometimes be appealing (and if you're up for installing your own copy of Windows or Linux, they often deserve to be), but it's important to check that spec and low price before you buy. We do feature the odd freeDOS budget laptop on this roundup, as they can prove cost effective, but we'll make sure you know when we do. 

James Pickard
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 own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years 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, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.