With retailers competing for your custom, there's little need to pay full price for a new laptop. There are always plenty of deals around often saving you hundreds. And we're talking about some the latest models from the likes of Asus, Microsoft, Huawei, HP, Apple and more.
Amazon Prime Day is long gone, but there's still plenty of great laptop deals on the site and from other retailers. Currys, for example, always has many laptops at discount prices, often with further benefits or deals via voucher codes.
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. Asus VivoBook L410 (w/ Office 365)
Now: £199.99 (£50 off)
If you need a laptop for under £200 then you're unlikely to find a better deal. This VivoBook has modest specs but can get the basics done, plus includes a one-year Microsoft Office 365 subscription, worth £59.99.
2. Huawei MateBook D 15
Now: £429 (£170.99 off)
This is an amazing price for a laptop with a Core i3 processor, 256GB SSD, fingerprint scanner and plenty of ports. There's also the MateBook D 14, if you want something slightly.
3. Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020)
Now: £1,099.97 (£149.03 off)
Get a better price than Prime Day on the MacBook Air with the latest M1 chip, with effectively £150 off.
This means you can get the 512GB MacBook Air for the price Apple sells the 256GB model for! Note that the discount only applies to some colours. You can also save £72 on the 256GB model in Gold.
4. Asus 15.6in ZenBook 4K Laptop (16GB RAM + 512GB storage)
Now: £989.99 (£60 off)
Save £60 on the premium Asus Zenbook UX534 gaming laptop with a full HD screenpad, 16GB RAM and 512GB storage.
5. Lenovo 14in IdeaPad Flex 5 Notebook (12GB RAM, 512GB storage)
Now: £449.99 (£50 cashback for students)
Lenovo's Back to School Sale is offering up to £250 back on laptop purchases, including this IdeaPad Flex 5 notebook. See the full sale.
6. Asus C523NA Chromebook
Now: £229.99 (£70 off)
This Chromebook has basic specs but a bargain if you only have a little over £200 to spend on a laptop.
7. Acer Swift 5 (2020)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £899 (£100 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 an extra £100 off the RRP of £999.
It's an excellent all-rounder laptop that will cope with almost any task wherever you take it.
8. Asus ZenBook 14
From: Currys PC World
Now: £469 (£230 off)
Asus has been making great laptops for a long time and the ZenBook 14 is yet another affordable all-rounder. As well as an attractive design, it's got an Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD.
9. Apple MacBook Pro 16
Now: £2,129 (£270 off)
Get 11% off the MacBook Pro 16, meaning a whopping £270 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.
10. Apple Back to School Sale
From: Apple Education Discount
Now: Up to £280 off Mac, £80 off iPad (with free AirPods)
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 along with a free pair of AirPods. Here's what you need to know.
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 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. Sign up for Prime now.
If you don't have Prime, you can still buy items discounted in Amazon's regular sales events. The latest of these was its Spring Sale, which concluded at the end of March 2021.
Laptop Buying Guides
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If you want to know what the best laptops are, see our dedicated round up of the top devices, all expertly reviewed.
If you don't want to splash out too much on a premium 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.
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