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.
Note that Amazon Prime Day is confirmed for June so may have good laptop deals, but there's no guarantee that prices will be any lower so don't wait if you see the right price on the right device - stocks might run out.
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. Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020
Now: £1,199.99 (£500 off + free smart speaker and mouse)
With a staggering £500 discount, this MateBook X Pro model is a high-end laptop for much less. It's got an Intel Core i7 processor and 1TB of storage.
It comes with a free Sound X smart speaker (usually £299.99) and Bluetooth mouse (usually £19.99). You can also bundle it with a host of other discounted products, including the FreeBuds 3i wireless earbuds and MatePad T 10s tablet.
2. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5in, i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)
Now: £795 (£204 off)
The Surface Laptop 4 has just launched, but its predecessor remains a great option. That's especially true following this £200 discount, meaning you can pick up the device for just £795. In exchange, you get an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
3. Apple MacBook Pro (M1)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £1,187 (£147 off)
Currys has an excellent discount on the new M1-powered MacBook Pro. A model with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD is under £1,200, saving £112 on the usual asking price. If you'd prefer, you can also save £62 on the M1 MacBook Air.
4. Huawei MateBook 13 (2020)
Now: £649.99 (£250 off + free mouse)
This hefty discount on the excellent Huawei MateBook 13 means it's now available for a very reasonable price and with a free Bluetooth mouse. You can also save £300 on the Core i7 model.
There are also optional discounts on various products if you want to bundle them in, like the Freebuds 4i wireless earbuds, Watch Fit or Wi-Fi AX3 router - save up to £70
5. Asus Flip C436 Chromebook
From: Currys PC World
Now: £699 (£300 off)
There's a huge saving on this convertible Chromebook with a Core i5 processor, 14in touchscreen and 256GB SDD.
6. LG gram 2021 laptops
Was: From £1,149
Now: £249 of freebies
7. 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 an extra £200 off.
It's an excellent all-rounder laptop that will cope with almost any task wherever you take it.
8. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15in)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £1,019 (£450 off)
The Surface Laptop 3 is still a great laptop but now discounted due to the Surface Laptop 4. You can get a whopping £450 off this Ryzen 5 model or even more at £620 off the Ryzen 7.
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. An even bigger saving can be found on the Core i9 model.
10. 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 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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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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