If you’re looking for a great January sales deal on a new laptop you’ve come to the right place! That’s because every week we trawl through all of the biggest and best UK laptop retailers to find what look like the best deals on decent laptops.
Whether you’re after a cheap laptop for browsing the web and doing other simple tasks, or you need a new laptop for school or work, or if you’re after a really awesome laptop for as little money as possible, we have you covered.
At the top of the page you’ll find our selection of the best cheap laptop deals of the week. We always focus on finding the best discounts, and try to avoid recommending a laptop we think you’ll be disappointed with.
Underneath that you’ll find our pick of the best laptops currently available and the best deals available for each one. Highlights this week include top discounts on all rounder laptops, a collection of the best priced 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrids and even some powerful Intel Core i5 models.
If you’d prefer to skip straight to the laptop deals section at the big retailers you can do so using the below links. But first, check out the best January sale deals.
The best laptop deals in the January sales
HP Pavilion: Get the HP Pavilion 15.6-inch laptop with the latest 7th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor in stylish gold, funky purple and lots of other colours for just £399, down from £599.99 at Currys. Or there’s an i7 option with a Full HD screen for £549 at Currys.
Dell laptops and computers: Over at Dell’s laptop sale, you can save £50 on models over £599 using voucher code SAVE50. Or save £100 on items over £899 with SAVE100. Check out these Dell deals.
HP Pavilion x360: If you need something with a performance boost over the HP deals above, then we’d take a look at the X360 as the i5 processor is supported by a speedy 128GB SSD. Plus it looks ace in gold for £499.99 at Currys
Lenovo Ideapad 310: Like the look of the deal above but want a little more performance? This model at John Lewis has an i7 processor and a 2TB hard drive. Get your new laptop for £499.95 at John Lewis. Or at Amazon for the same price.
Lenovo Z50: This 15.6-inch laptop comes packing a huge 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, but has a super low price. we’re loving that brushed steel finish too. get it now for £249.99 @ Argos
HP 250 G5 HP’s 250 G5 series is usually much more expensive for one of their i5 models, especially one enhanced with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Save over £50 and get it now for £398.99 @ ebuyer
Asus VivoBook L402: This is a seriously cheap laptop deal and ideal for anyone with basic computing needs. Surprisingly at this low price you’re also getting Windows 10, 4GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD. All for just £189.99 @ Currys
Acer Aspire ES1: Get this 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop with 1TB HDD and 4GB RAM – it’s an excellent Tesco laptop deal and it’s down £239 at Tesco
HP 15-ay026na bundle: This powerful and versatile 15-inch laptop comes with a quad-core Intel processor, 8GB of RAM and a huge 2TB hard drive – ideal for storing all your photos, videos and files. This bundle also includes a carry bag, mouse and McAfee Internet Security, with £50 off the normal price –
Asus X540SA: Now under £300, this laptop with an Intel Pentium processor, 8GB RAM, 15.6-inch screen and a 1TB hard drive. The price has dropped by £30, making it the perfect time to grab this machine –
The best convertible laptop January sale deals
LINX 1010B: Use discount code 10LAPTOP to save 10% on this Windows tablet laptop convertible, which will be very handy for basic browsing, email and document editing – now £139.97 at ebuyer
HP Pavilion x2: This laptop features a detachable keyboard that turns it into a powerful tablet with an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch touchscreen – £199.99 from Argos
Asus Transformer Mini T102HA: This Windows 10 laptop comes with an Intel Atom processor, 4GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch screen. The keyboard also detaches, turning the device into a powerful tablet and the price has dropped by £150 – now £349 from Currys
Lenovo YOGA 900: This highly sought after Lenovo convertible laptop is a real showstopper and John Lewis has brought their black friday deal back by knocking a few hundred quid off. There’s a two year warranty too. Internal spec is bursting with an i7 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. Get it now for £849.95 at John Lewis
The best gaming laptop January sale deals
Medion Akoya P7641: Looking for an entry level PC gaming laptop to check out what all the fuss is about? This won’t be running the latest FPS games on Ultra settings, but will comfortably run more modest titles thanks to its 6GB of RAM, i5 processor, NVIDEA GeForce graphics card and 128GB Solid State Drive – now £589 direct from Medion
Medio Gaming Laptop sale: There are lots of hefty discounts on a wide range of Medion gaming laptops. So be sure to check out the Medion gaming laptop sale
MSI Apache Pro: This beast of a laptop has a big 17.3-inch screen, an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, a speedy 128GB SSD, a 1TB hard drive and a GTX 1060 graphics card. Best of all, almost £105 has been chopped from its price but hurry as stocks are running low – now £1430 from Amazon
We’ll continue adding the best laptop deals in the January sales as we find them. Below you’ll find some of our most regularly featured laptops along with comparison charts for a range of the best prices on a new laptop.
Where to find the best laptop deals in the UK:
Cheap laptop deals of the week
1. Lenovo Ideapad 500
A powerful and stylish 15.6-inch laptop
1TB HDD with 8GB SSD options
There have been some generous offers going of late for this popular Lenovo series. Both the 8GB or 12GB RAM options should run multiple reasonably-demanding standard applications at once. Drive sizes vary from 256GB to 1TB hard drives. There’s a generous two year guarantee too if you buy from John Lewis.
2. Asus Transformer Book T100CHI
One of the cheapest brand new 2-in-1 laptops we’ve seen in a while and an ideal entry point to casual users wanting to try out the world of these higher function tablet/laptop hybrids. Specs include 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 10-inch 1080p screen, Windows 8.1 and an Intel Atom processor.
3. HP 250 G4
Intel Pentium processor
There’s some hefty grunt under the shell of this HP 250 G4 and there are some great prices this week. The Intel Pentium processor and 4GB/8GB of RAM mean this laptop will whip through pretty much any day-to-day activity you can throw at it without the juddering performance of cheaper laptops. Hell, it’ll even have a decent crack at playing a few of the less demanding games out there.
4. Asus X555LA
A great all-rounder laptop
1TB hard drive
From afar, this laptop might be mistaken for a MacBook Pro which tells you a lot about its level of quality. Don’t expect a full metal chassis at this price, but this is probably one of the best looking plastic bodies in its category. There are plenty of ports (old and new), 4GB of RAM and a massive 1TB hard drive. The cheapest models have a respectable i3 processor, but you can get the more powerful i5 versions for not much more if you need that extra kick. Asus saw it fit to include a DVD writer as well as a 15.6-inch full HD screen. Despite this large display and the presence of a numeric keypad, it’s just a tad thicker and heavier than an Ultrabook.
The best deals on our favourite laptops…
We’ve reviewed loads of laptops over the years: we’ve seen the good ones, the great ones and the ones to avoid. Sometimes the best laptops pop up online at some truly deal-tastic prices. So in this section, we list the very best laptops out there and the best deals on each one.
1. Dell XPS 13
Dell’s latest Ultrabook is simply the best laptop in the world
CPU: 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6200U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) | Storage: 128GB SSD
Gorgeous bezel-less display
Lightweight, compact frame
The Dell XPS 13 is, bar none, the best laptop you can buy today. It features a revolutionary design that’s astonishingly thin and light. Fitting a 13.3-inch screen into such a small frame means Dell has created a nearly borderless Infinity display. It’s a powerful and long lasting machine even by today’s Ultrabook standards. The XPS 13 comes outfitted with Intel’s latest Skylake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, all while coming in at a very affordable starting price. For these reasons, it easily takes the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.
2. Asus Zenbook UX305
A brilliant laptop that should cost a lot more than it does
CPU: 900MHz Intel Core M3-6Y30 (dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 2.2GHz) | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515 | RAM: 8GB DDR3 | Screen: 13.3-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 | Storage: 256GB SSD
Incredibly thin and light
Vibrant, glare-free screen
Excellent keyboard and trackpad
This is one of the best value Ultrabooks on the market and has been on our shortlist for a few months already. Its price has gone up marginally because of the exchange rate but with a gorgeous finish, a full HD display and a Core M CPU for under £600, it’s the one to beat.
3. HP Pavilion x2
The most affordable Windows 10 touchscreen convertible laptop
CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Graphics: Intel HD graphics | RAM: 2GB | Screen: 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 WXGA WLED IPS touchscreen display | Storage: 32GB eMMC
Long battery life
This 10-inch hybrid comes packing a surprising amount of goods considering its small size. It’s outfitted with an HD screen and more than enough power to get you through a simple day of web browsing and even image editing. When you’re ready kick back with some media streaming, you can pop off the 10-inch tablet.
4. Dell Inspiron 15 7559
This is the best value-for-money laptop for gamers
Not the most powerful
It is expensive but this Inspiron 7559 absolutely nailed it when it comes to value for money especially for hardcore gamers. It is even out-prices Dell somehow and manages to beat laptops that costs a third more when it comes to specifications. A quad-core desktop-grade Core i7 CPU, full HD display, a GTX960M with 4GB of memory and a 1TB (models vary) hybrid drive.
5. Lenovo Yoga Book
Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?
Insanely thin and light
Halo Keyboard surprisingly accurate
Clever Create Pad
Lenovo has crafted a brilliant, forward-thinking device that could very well create a subcategory in computing all of its own. The modest specs hold it back from taking on the big boys in terms of raw power, but the innovative digital touchpad keyboard and drawing surface look like trendsetters to us. The Android version is currently about £100 cheaper than the Windows one (click ‘see all prices’ above to see all options).
6. Asus Chromebook Flip
A flipping premium Chromebook for almost nothing
CPU: Rockchip 3288-C | Graphics: ARM Mali T624 | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch, WXGA (1,280 x 800) IPS multi-touch | Storage: 16GB eMMC
Fully metal construction
Excellent battery life
The Asus Chromebook Flip isn’t perfect, but it’s an impressive little piece of kit. Plus, it’s so affordable that you might want to pick one up just to have a Chromebook on hand – even if you already own a MacBook or Windows laptop. Aside from the budget price tag, the Flip is one of the best-built Chromebooks to blaze the trail onward for more convertibles. Touchscreen functionality feels more logical, with a screen that actually rotates. The Flip meets all the core tenants of an ideal Chrome OS device.
7. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The tablet that can replace your laptop
Weight: 766g/786g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2,736 x 1,824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
Larger, sharper screen
Vastly improved Type Cover
Built in kickstand
Can a tablet really replace your laptop or home PC? That’s still up for debate, but the best tablet trying to make that happen is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – and it does a fine job with the full blown version of Windows 10, an integrated kickstand and optional keyboard attachment. Great for for creative professionals, students and everyday folks alike – it’s only the premium price that push it down the list, but if you’re willing to pay for it, you’re getting a lot of power. A LOT.
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