Typically retailing at £179, a Cyber Monday discount sees a full copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student (retails separately at £119.99) and a Jam portable bluetooth speaker (£9.99) thrown in for just £188.99.

Core specs include an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of solid-state storage, along with dual speakers, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a basic webcam, a 3.5mm headphone jack, HDMI, a USB-C port and three USB 3.0 ports. The battery is said to last up to 13 hours, and though the storage allocation is rather meagre, microSD support does let you expand this.

Rather than Windows 10 Home this laptop runs Windows 10 S, which is primed for cheaper systems and education-oriented PCs. It is more streamlined and runs much faster than full-fat Windows, allowing the machine to also boot much more quickly, but a key difference is it will run only applications available in the Windows Store.

Since it is possible to get Microsoft Word for free, you might prefer to buy only the HP Stream 11 itself, which we've seen as low as £139 for Cyber Monday. Check out our live price comparison below:

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If the HP Stream 11 doesn't take your fancy, here are some other great deals on cheap laptops under £300:

1. Chuwi HeroBook Pro (14.1in FHD, Intel N4000, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

From: Amazon

Was: £279

Now: £269  (£10 off)

2. Lenovo IdeaPad 330 (15.6in HD, AMD A4, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD)

From: Box

Was: £289.97

Now: £269.97  (£20 off)

A sub-£300 laptop with an AMD A4 processor and a terabyte of storage, this Lenovo laptop looks to offer excellent value to those on a budget.

3. Lenovo IdeaPad S145 (15.6in HD, AMD A9, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD)

From: Currys

Was: £279

Now: £279

4. Acer Aspire 3 (15.6in HD, AMD A6, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD)

From: Very

Was: £299.99

Now: £299.99

5. HP Stream 11

From: Very

Was: £199.99

Now: £199.99

If you just need a laptop for as cheap as possible, we can recommend the Stream 11. A very portable laptop with basic specs, but enough to do simple jobs like email and word processing.

6. HP Stream 14 (14in HD, AMD A4, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD)

From: Very

Was: £249

Now: £249  (Free Office)

If you just need a basic laptop without breaking the bank then this is bargain from HP, with a no-frills AMD A4 processor that isn't the fastest you'll find in the budget market but capable for most daily computing tasks. It's got what you need, plus includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage.

7. HP Chromebook 14

From: Currys

Was: £239

Now: £239

8. Asus C523NA 15.6in Chromebook (4GBRAM /64GB Storage)

From: Amazon

Was: £359.99

Now: £299.99  (£60 off)

Save on an Asus Chromebook at Amazon's End of Summer Sale.