Cheap laptops are easy to find throughout the year, but particularly around Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day and beyond. But which deals really are the best? We wade through all the UK laptop offers 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. See our dedicated round-up of the best Microsoft Surface deals of the month.
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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Laptop Buying Guides
Tech Advisor has loads of content to help you find your way around buying a laptop, including advice on peripheries and accessories. We've put all these articles in one place here.
If you want to know what the best laptops of 2019 are, see our dedicated round up of the top most devices, includes expert reviews as well.
If you don't want to splash out too much on a new machine, we also have a guide on the best budget laptops of the year. It goes through what to look out for in terms of screen, processor, software storage and memory and more.
While we're on the topic of budget, students may also want to see our article on the best laptops for students and for studying in 2019.
Another popular option now laptop-tablet hybrid. We've also compiled a guide on the best 2 in 1 laptops, full with our expert reviews.
Best laptop deals October 2019
1. Lenovo IdeaPad 330S
Now: £319.95 (£170.04 off)
Save a decent amount on this Lenovo laptop with an 8th-generation Core i3 processor and speedy 128GB SDD.
2. Asus ZenBook UX433
Now: £799 (£200.99 off)
Get over £200 off this extremely portable and powerful laptop which even has a trackpad which doubles as a screen.
3. Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Now: £829.99 (£69.01 off)
Save on this excellent full-sized laptop from Dell with an 8th-gen Core i7 processor and Nvidia MX150 graphics card. It's got narrow bezels and the combination of an SSD and larger storage drive.
4. Microsoft Surface Book 2
Now: £2,489 (£510 off)
Get a whopping £510 off Surface Book 2 at Amazon. This model comes with a Core i7, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. Read our Surface Book 2 review.
5. Acer Chromebook 14
Now: £209 (£40.99 off)
A Chromebook is a great laptop for those who have a tight budget and only want to do basic everyday tasks.
6. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover
Now: £779 (£224.99 off)
Microsoft has up to almost £225 off the Surface Pro 6 bundled with a Type Cover.
7. Lenovo IdeaPad 330S
From: Currys PC World
Now: £548.97 (£200.03 off)
There's £200 off this thin and light Lenovo laptop with a Ryzen 7 procesor and Radeon Vega 10. It's also got a 256GB SSD.
8. HP 11 Chromebook
From: Currys PC World
Now: £179 (£70 off)
Compact, portable and long battery life. That a lot of decent features for an affordable price.
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