Best cheap laptop deals and sales for June 2020 cheap laptop deals sales
There are plenty of cheap laptop deals available in the UK right now, perfect if you're in the market for a new computer. In fact, you'll find excellent savings no matter which market you're shopping in, with prices dropping on cheaper everyday laptops as well as the more powerful rigs at the top end of the budget. That means you'll get away with picking up laptop deals for as little as £159 right now.
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.
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Cheap laptop deals under £200
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11.6-inch laptop |
£199 £159.99 at Argos
You’ll spot two of these Lenovo IdeaPad 1 laptop deals in this week’s roundup and to be honest, we’d rather point you towards the 14-inch model below. With so much more screen real estate you’ll feel more like you’re using a fully fledged laptop rather than a cramped netbook of yore. That said, this is still a nicely powered up laptop for £159 with 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, a quad-core Intel Celeron processor and Dolby Audio.
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14-inch laptop |
£219 £199.99 at Argos
Weighing in at just 1.4kg and featuring Dolby Audio and up to eight hours of battery life, this 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad offers the feeling of a full-sized Windows laptop while costing under £200. With 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage you’re still picking up cheap laptop specs here, but there’s some fantastic features to take advantage of on top of that.
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.
Cheap laptop deals from £200 – £300
Asus Vivobook Flip 12 11.6-inch laptop |
£299 £249.99 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 £250. 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.
Asus E406MA 14-inch laptop |
£349 £279 at Currys
We rarely see laptop deals 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.
Cheap laptop deals from £300 – £400
Acer Aspire 3 14-inch laptop | £329 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 this close to £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.
Asus 15.6-inch laptop |
£399 £329.97 at Laptops Direct
With 4GB RAM, a 128GB SSD, and AMD A9 processor under the helm, you’re getting a little less RAM and storage in this cheaper Asus laptop compared to the £399 offer further down the page. If you’re concerned about storage we’d recommend the extra £70 spend, but if you’re spending as little as possible you’re still getting some power with this model.
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.
Asus 15.6-inch laptop |
£449.97 £399.97 at Laptops Direct
This Asus 15.6-inch laptop is up for £50 less at Laptops Direct in their latest laptop deals. With 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and AMD A9 processor there’s plenty to play with under the hood of this cheap laptop.
Cheap laptop deals between £400 and £600
HP Pavilion 15.6-inch laptop |
£449 £429 at Currys
You’re only saving £20 with this HP Pavilion laptop deal, but the specs inside make this a great price regardless. With a 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM on offer as well as a Ryzen 3 processor, there’s plenty to celebrate here if you’re looking to get as close to your £400 budget as possible.
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.
Acer Aspire 3 15.6-inch laptop |
£549 £499 at Currys
If you need big storage but you’re not concerned about speedy loading, this Acer Aspire is the workhorse you might be missing. With a 1TB hard drive there’s certainly enough room to keep everything on one machine, and you’re picking up a 10th generation i5 processor and 8GB RAM to help compensate for that slower storage as well. There’s a £50 price cut at Currys this week, bringing this popular laptop deal down under £500.
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.
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.
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.
HP Pavilion 14-inch laptop |
£649 £599 at Currys
There’s a massive 512GB SSD hiding inside this cheap laptop deal at Currys. That’s a fantastic amount of storage for £599, especially when you consider that 10th generation i5 processor and 8GB RAM in the configuration as well.
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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.
Asus ZenBook Duo 14-inch laptop |
£1,499 £1,299 at Currys
If you’re really looking to push the boat out, you’ll find the fantastic Asus ZenBook Duo on sale at Currys right now. With £200 off, this premium laptop with unique double screen display and gorgeous slimline form factor is just that little bit more affordable right now. This particular configuration also offers a 10th generation i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage – with GeForce MX250 graphics as well.
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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
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
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
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
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
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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