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 August 2019
1. Asus ZenBook S
Now: £599.99 (£200 off)
One of the sleekest laptops around has a whopping £200 off and comes with a Core i5 processor and Harmon Kardon speakers.
2. Microsoft Surface Laptop
Now: £689.99 (£109.01 off)
The Surface Laptop is a great laptop and you can get one for a great price thanks to this deal. It's the entry-level spec but still good enough to do day-to-day tasks.
3. Huawei Matebook X Pro
Now: £979.99 (£320 off)
Huawei doesn't just make great phones and this laptop comes with an Intel 8th-generation Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and 256GB of storage. See our 4.5 stars our of 5 review and our full coverage of this deal.
4. Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Now: £849 (£50 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.
5. Lenovo IdeaPad 330S
Now: £329.95 (£160.04 off)
Save a decent amount on this Lenovo laptop with an 8th-generation Core i3 processor and speedy 128GB SDD.
6. Huawei MateBook D
Now: £479.99 (£180 off)
Get loads off this already affordable laptop from Huawei which includes an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
7. Asus Chromebook C223NA
Now: £159.99 (£70)
A stylish and compact Chromebook from Asus with an Intel processor. A bargain if you just need a cheap machine for basic tasks.
8. Acer Chromebook 14
Now: £179 (£70.99 off)
A Chromebook is a great laptop for those who have a tight budget and only want to do basic everyday tasks.
9. Microsoft Surface Book 2
Now: £2,479.99 (£519.01 off)
Get more than £500 off the top-spec Surface Book 2 at Amazon. This model comes with a Core i7, 16GB of RAM, a huge 1TB SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card.
10. Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3in with 8GB RAM and 128GB Storage with Platinum Type Cover
Now: £930 (£199 off)
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