Cheap laptops are easy to find throughout the year, but which are the best deals? We wade through all the UK laptop deals we can find online to help you find the very best.
Best laptop deals right now
What to look for in laptop deals
There are often decent savings on Microsoft’s Surface range at the moment, as the company is trying to shift seventh generation Intel chip models as we see the eighth generation Coffee Lake replace Kaby Lake.
Retailers like Currys PC World, John Lewis, Argos and AO almost always have plenty of deals on laptops. With the right offer you’ll be able to pick up a half decent machine for around £300 instead of £500, for example – not bad.
You might also see reductions on budget laptops (below £200 or so) but bear in mind that you are getting what you pay for here – they might be fine for web browsing and Netflix, but they’ll be slow and unreliable for anything more challenging than that. That’s especially true of Chromebooks, which pair low specs with a simple OS for wallet-friendly prices but a slightly more limited feature set.
Higher-ticket items like a Surface Pro or HP’s ultrabooks may still be expensive at around £800, but you might be able to save a few hundred on the RRP.
Apple’s MacBooks are a little trickier to get discounts on, as offers are rare, but you can often pick up a model that’s a year or two old for less than the RRP (and still get great performance), and it’s also always worth checking out Apple’s official refurbished store.
Amazon usually has some of the biggest bargains. If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we’d recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you’ll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.
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Best laptop deals
1. HP 15.6in Laptop with 4GB RAM and 1TB Storage
From: Currys PC World
Now: £349 (£200.99 off)
An HP laptop with a generous screen at a great price.
2. Lenovo 14in IdeaPad 320 with 4GB RAM and 1TB Storage
This all-rounder laptop is a great price right now from Currys PC World.
3. HP Pavilion x360 14in 2-in-1
From: Currys PC World
Now: £449 (£200 off)
Save £200 on this 2-in-1 from HP, with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.
4. Apple 1.2GHz MacBook, 256GB
Now: £1,149 (£100 off)
Save £100 on the price of a MacBook with 1.2GHz Kaby Lake m3 Processor and 256GB Storage.
5. Lenovo 15in Laptop with 8GB RAM and 2TB Storage
Now: £499.99 (£200 off)
This Lenovo laptop comes with 8GB of RAM and a massive 2TB of storage, now for just £500.
6. Microsoft Surface Pro (Core i5, 256GB SSD) & Black Type Cover
Now: £849 (£254 off)
Grab a great deal on Microsoft’s professional 2-in-1, with a Type Cover thrown in.
7. HP 250 G6
Now: £529.96 (£170.03 off)
A great deal on a 15.6in laptop with a Core i7 chip inside.
8. Microsoft Surface Book (Core i7, 256GB SSD) & Performance Base
Now: £1799.20 (£449.80 off)
The ultimate laptop, reduced for Black Friday.
9. Acer Predator 15 G9-593 Gaming Laptop
Now: £1529.99 (£270 off)
Stay on the attack with the unrelenting power of the Acer Predator 15.
10. Apple 15in MacBook Pro, 2.9GHz, 512GB
Now: £2499 (£200 off)
You can save £200 on the price of a top of the range 15-inch MacBook Pro.