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Cheap laptop deals are getting even less expensive this week, as plenty of fan favourites are taking further price cuts in the summer sales. That means now's a particularly good time to be in the market for a new machine, with offers from Currys, Amazon and Very taking centre stage. We're rounding up all the best laptop deals in the UK right now, so whether you're after an everyday computer for browsing the web or something with the power for media-editing and other heavy duty tasks, you're sure to find the best prices of the week right here. 

This week's list of the best laptop deals is bursting at the seams with stellar discounts across the range then. We're seeing particularly strong discounts on the Asus VivoBook line right now, perfect for configurations all the way up the scale, as well as HP's affordable entry level models as well. 

We've brought all your favourite retailers together for the very best laptop deals this week, and listed each machine by price. Not only that, but we've compared all the specs and features to weed out all those overpriced models that aren't worth your time. 

If you're after a cheap laptop for everyday browsing, streaming, and lighter work, you'll be able to get away with spending less than £300. However, once you push past £400, you'll open yourself up to machines that can run higher performance programs with far better specs to support them. For you Apple fans, you might be interested in our MacBook prices and deals page too, or if you're just looking for the cheapest web surfer you can find, check out the best cheap Chromebook prices and sales going right now.

Cheap laptop deal of the week

Acer Aspire 3 14-inch laptop | £329 £299 at Currys
You’re upgrading to an SSD in this Acer laptop at Currys, and a massive 256GB one no less. That’s almost unheard of under £300, so while this isn’t exactly a laptop deal, it’s a fantastic price on a solid machine. You’ll find 4GB RAM and an AMD A6 processor under the hood as well.
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Asus Vivobook Flip 12 11.6-inch laptop | £299 £199.99 at Argos
With a touchscreen, 2-in-1 tablet mode, and 12 months of Microsoft Office 365 Personal included, there are certainly enough hidden features of this cheap laptop to make it worth your £200. On top of that you’re picking up a solid 4GB RAM, 64GB storage machine with an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, making it the perfect little runner for everyday browsing.
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Asus Vivobook 14-inch laptop + Office 365 Personal | £199.99 at Amazon
With 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, you’re picking up standard specs for a sub-£200 laptop here but you’ve also got that Asus Vivobook name to trust in as well. Plus, there’s a 12-month subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal included here – worth £60.
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Cheap laptop deals from £200 – £300

Asus E406MA 14-inch laptop | £349 £279 at Currys
We rarely see cheap laptops in the £200 range offering 128GB of storage space – you’ll usually find 64GB at this price point. However, this 14-inch Asus machine is doubling that standard amount of storage and runs it all on an Intel Pentium processor as well.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch laptop | £299.99 £279.99 at Very
If you want speedier storage, this Lenovo IdeaPad 1 brings a 128GB SSD into the mix at a fantastic price point in Very’s own laptop deals. You’re getting 4GB RAM and an Intel Pentium processor in here, making it the perfect little runner for everyday browsing and light work.
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Acer Aspire 3 14-inch laptop | £329 £299 at Currys
You’re upgrading to an SSD in this Acer laptop at Currys, and a massive 256GB one no less. That’s almost unheard of under £300, so while this isn’t exactly a laptop deal, it’s a fantastic price on a solid machine. You’ll find 4GB RAM and an AMD A6 processor under the hood as well.
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Cheap laptop deals from £300 – £400

HP 15.6-inch laptop | £329 at Currys
This cheap laptop from HP doesn’t feature an SSD, but it does offer a massive 1TB of hard drive space if you’re happy to slow things down a little. An AMD A6 processor and 4GB RAM will see you through lighter tasks, but if you’re looking for big storage this is a great price.
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Asus 15.6-inch laptop | £449 £334.97 at Laptops Direct
There are some excellent specs in this Asus laptop deal, so good that we were previously celebrating a £399 price tag on this model. With 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and an AMD A9 processor you’re picking up an excellent machine for an even better price than usual here.
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Lenovo IdeaPad C340 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop | £399 at Currys
This week’s best laptop deals are offering up some particularly cheap 2-in-1 machines and this Lenovo is no different. For £399 you can pick up a 128GB SSD laptop with 4GB RAM and an Intel Pentium Gold processor. Not just that, but this device is also capable of transforming into a touchscreen tablet with a simple flip.
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Cheap laptop deals between £400 and £600

Asus VivoBook 15.6-inch laptop | £499 £449 at Currys
Currys have knocked £50 off this Asus VivoBook laptop deal this week, bringing the 4GB RAM / 256GB SSD model down to just £449. There’s a Ryzen 3 processor inside as well, which means this is largely a watered down version of the £479 model available at Amazon below. The extra £30 might be worth it while these laptops are on sale, so if you’re after more powerful processing, more multi-tasking power, and bigger storage, you might want to take a look further down the page.
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Asus VivoBook 14-inch laptop | £549.99 £479.99 at Amazon
This 14-inch Asus VivoBook is available for £50 off at Amazon this week. There’s a fantastic 512GB SSD on offer, with 8GB RAM and Ryzen 5 processor under the hood – excellent specs for a sub-£500 price.
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Asus X509JA 15.6-inch laptop | £616.47 £499.98 at ebuyer
This Asus laptop sports a 10th generation i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage – all fairly standard specs, but this is a fantastically portable machine with a gorgeous narrow-bezel display, and you’re saving £116 at ebuyer this week as well.
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Asus ZenBook 14-inch laptop | £599.99 £529.99 at Very
Very’s latest laptop deals include this £70 discount on the 14-inch Asus ZenBook. This machine already has a lot going for it, with a Nano-Edge display and dynamic touchpad keeping this slimline chassis packed with features. Plus, you’re picking up the latest 10th generation i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD as well.
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HP 250 G7 15.6-inch laptop | £699.47 £591.05 at ebuyer
If you need an i7 processor, you’ll find it in this HP 250 laptop deal at ebuyer. It’s a slightly older 8th generation version, but it’s still as powerful as ever and sitting at a great price inside the robust HP. You’re also picking up a pretty standard 8GB RAM and 256GB of SSD storage.
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Lenovo ThinkBook 15.6-inch laptop | £965.43 £883.91 at ebuyer
This isn’t a cheap laptop deal, but you’re picking up some extraordinary power in this suped-up version of the Lenovo ThinkBook. 10th generation i7 processing keeps you ahead of the game, with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD sitting inside for extra oomph as well.
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Apple MacBook Air (2019) | £1499 £1099 at Currys
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on an upgraded spec MacBook Air this week at Currys. With a Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, this superb laptop deal will give most MacBook Pro’s a run for their money in the power department, and for much less cash too.
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Apple MacBook Air (2020) | £999 £923.99 at Amazon
Only want the very latest? Well consider this 2020 MacBook Air at Amazon, now at it’s cheapest price ever thanks to their summer sale. While this is for the pink version only right now, you’re getting some great baseline specs here – a 10th Gen Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
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We'll continue adding the best cheap 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 along with a list of retailers who often have a great selection of laptop sales if nothing else takes your fancy here.

Which stores have decent cheap laptop sales?

  • Amazon: retail giant is often the cheapest in the UK.
  • John Lewis: models come with at least two-year guarantee.
  • Very: Often surprises with cheap prices on electronics.
  • Laptops Direct: specialist UK store has a huge selection of laptop deals.
  • ebuyer: the UK computing specialists have some great promotions.
  • Currys: the retailer that's seemingly always having a laptop sale.
  • AO: lots of cheap laptops at this growing electronics specialist.
  • Argos: home delivery or pick up a cheap laptop locally today.
  • Dell: get a great laptop deal direct from Dell.
  • Apple: MacBooks aren't exactly cheap, but they're excellent workstations

Cheap laptops: what to look out for

Cheap laptops can often lure shoppers 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 largely 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. 

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It's worth looking out for cheap laptop deals that offer a Windows 10 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 10 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 10 or 10s 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 are), but it's important to check that incredible spec and low price for this before you buy. We do feature the odd freeDOS laptop on this roundup, as they can prove cost effective, but we'll make sure you know when we do. 

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Asus Chromebook Flip

Arguably the best value Chromebook around

CPU: Intel Pentium 4405Y – Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 4GB | Screen: 12.5-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED backlit anti-glare | Storage: 32GB – 64GB eMMC

Premium quality for a low price
Stylish tablet mode
Tactile keyboard

On release, the Chromebook Flip reached new heights for the Windows-free laptops as it came rocking a proper Intel Core processor along with a HD screen. Most models nowadays come with 64GB of storage instead of the 32GB which is plenty for running apps and storing regular documents and a fair few media files – you can always use a USB drive for more space. For most users, the newer PixelBook is what we'd call 'overkill', not to mention considerably more expensive, so we'd recommend this model if you just need something for work, browsing the net and so on. The Chrome OS works beautifully in this 2-in-1 laptop's tablet mode too.

Read the full Chromebook Flip C302 review

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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: 4GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) – FHD (1,920 x 1,080); touch optional | Storage: 128GB SSD – 1TB HDD

Thinner and lighter
Tons of options
Shallow, squishy keyboard

A sturdy choice for a study laptop for school/college/uni. The HP Pavilion 15 has plenty of power for the average student's needs while keeping the costs sensible. There are plenty of configurations available too. Some favour speedy SSDs, while others go for larger regular hard drives, so it all depends on what you're going to need more really. Faster loading or more space for storing media files and downloads.

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Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

A budget 2-in-1 bargain

Built-in fingerprint sensor
11-hour battery life
Stylish design

The Asus Transformer Mini series is one of the most reliable brands of 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrids on the market. This upgrade includes a fingerprint sensor and double the RAM at 4GB for speedier performance compared to the older models. For your money, this is one of the most impressive two-in-one transformer models out there. Available in orange/white as seen above, or in a traditional grey steel colour.

Read the full Asus Transformer Mini review

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Ready to stretch that budget a bit (ok, maybe a lot) further? Then be sure to check out our selection of the very best laptops money can buy as we've used our dedicated price comparison technology to find the cheapest prices for them too. You can always come back to this page if they seem a bit overpowered (and over-expensive) for what you need.

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