Don't pay full price for a new laptop when you can easily get a deal and save loads of money. And we're talking about some the latest models from the likes of Asus, Microsoft, Huawei, HP and more.
Black Friday and Boxing Day might be in the past but there are still plenty of sales around and therefore lots of great deals - yes, even in March. Retailers will likely be keen to promote them, but don't forget to check out deals directly from manufacturers.
We'll point you in the right direction below and remember some are plain discounts while others require a voucher or code - we'll let you know what they are.
Best laptop deals right now
You'll find some great laptop deals on sites including Amazon, Currys, and Argos. You can find a ton more good deals on all things tech on our main deals site. We do the shopping so you don't have to spend hours trawling for the best.
1. HP Envy 13
From: Currys PC World
Now: £649.99 (£250 off total with ENVY50)
The HP Envy 13 is one of the best laptops you can get and there's an amazing £200 off at Currys PC World. Get a further £50 off with code 'ENVY50'. Over at HP, you can get up to £500 off the Envy or a Spectre laptop when you trade-in your old device.
2. Huawei MateBook 13 (2020)
Now: £699.99 (£200 off + freebies)
This hefty discount on the excellent Huawei MateBook 13 means it's now available for a very reasonable price and there's £128 worth of free items including a Band 4 and FreeBuds 3i.
You can also get £300 off the Core i7 model with similar gifts. There are also optional discounts on various products if you want to bundle them in, like the Honor Router 3.
3. LG gram 2021 laptops
Was: From £1,149
Now: £249 of freebies
4. Honor MagicBook Pro
Now: £739.99 (£210 off with APCINTEL70 + freebies)
This limited-time deal is worth snapping up from Honor, bringing the excellent MagicBook Pro down by over £200 and has 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
Use code 'APCINTEL70' for an extra £10, then there's also a set of free gifts such as the Honor Magic Buds and Watch ES worth over £200.
5. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook
From: Currys PC World
Now: £469 (£180 off)
If you're looking for something convertible at under £500 then this is the deal for you. It was previously listed at £649 and now comes with a free bag and mouse. The Flex 5i is a versatile laptop for not much money with a Core i5 processor, Full HD touchscreen and 10-hour battery life.
Read our IdeaPad Flex 5 review to find out how we got on with the Windows 10 version.
6. Acer Swift 5 (2020)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £799 (£200 off)
We scored the Swift 5 an excellent 9/10 in our review and gave it the Tech Advisor Recommended award, and that's without factoring in a whopping £200 off.
It's an excellent all-rounder laptop that will cope with almost any task wherever you take it.
7. Dell XPS 13 (2020)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £1,099 (£250 off)
Get the infamous XPS 13 for a great price in this Currys PC World deal saving you a cool £250.
This model comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 512GB of storage and promises up to 16.5 hours battery life.
8. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5in)
Now: £1,121.19 (£147.81 off)
Amazon has a decent discount on the excellent Surface Laptop 3, save almost £150 on the Core i5 model with 256GB of storage.
9. Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020
Now: £1,199.99 (£500 off + freebies)
With a staggering £500 discount, this MateBook X Pro model is a high-end laptop for much less. It's got a Core i7 and 1TB of storage.
10. Razer Blade 15 (2020)
Now: £1,398 (£601.99 off)
There's a huge £600 off this RTX 2070 model of the Razer Blade 15. It's the 2020 edition, too, getting you a 10th-gen Intel Core i7, a 144Hz display and a 512GB SSD.
11. Apple MacBook Pro 16
Now: £2,148 (£251 off)
Get 10% off the MacBook Pro 16, meaning a whopping £251 off. This model comes with high specs including a 9th-gen Intel Core i7, Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch Bar and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics.
12. Apple Back to School Sale
From: Apple Education Discount
Now: Up to £280 off Mac, £80 off iPad
Apple's education pricing is available all year round. To be eligible, you just need to prove your status as a current or newly accepted university student, parent buying on behalf of a university student or member of teaching staff at any level. You'll then get up to £280 off a new Mac or up to £80 off a new iPad.
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 older generation Intel models. The same is often true of other brands and a device that's only the previous generation is still new enough to buy and will still last many years.
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 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 or over a grand, but you might be able to save hundreds on the RRP. See our dedicated round-up of the best Microsoft Surface deals.
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 onAmazon’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. Sign up for Prime now.
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