Black Friday and Christmas might be over but January is a great time t find good deals on laptops. Who knows, the model you've been waiting for might be on sale. We search for the best discounts and voucher codes to make your life easy.
You can buy still-new 2021 models from the likes of Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, and Samsung with some big savings applied if you know where to look. Luckily for you, we know where to look - so we've already rounded up the best deals out there on the models that we recommend based on our in-house testing and industry expertise.
We'll point you in the right direction below, but remember some are plain discounts while others require a voucher or code - we'll let you know what they are. We also have a dedicated round-up for the best budget laptop deals under £300.
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. Microsoft Surface Laptop 4
From: John Lewis
Now: £599 (£300 off)
The latest Surface Laptop 4 is now cheaper than ever thanks to this huge £300 discount at John Lewis.
This is the entry-level option and you can also get an extra three months of Microsoft 365 Family or Personal when you buy a subscription.
2. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro (2021)
Now: £749.99 (£349.01 off)
Pick up a big 32% discount on the 13in Galaxy Book Pro from and Amazon. This saving is even better than Black Friday!
It's got an 11th-gen Intel Core i5 processor with Evo certification along with a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and 4G connectivity.
3. Huawei MateBook X Pro (2021)
Now: £1099.99 (£500 off + freebie)
The latest model of Huawei's premium laptop has a huge discount of £500 which is better than the Black Friday deal.
You also get a free Bluetooth Mouse worth £39.
4. Razer Blade Stealth 13
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £1,499.97 (£400 off)
There's £400 off this high-end gaming laptop from Razer which not only comes in a stylish and portable design but powerful components.
You get an 11th-gen Core i7, 512GB SSD, 120Hz screen and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q. That's a lot of bang for your buck and you can get free next-day delivery with code 'LDFND'.
5. Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (2020)
Now: £699 (£200 off)
This is an excellent deal on the Surface Laptop Go, a great laptop for students.
Save a whopping £200 on this model, which comes with an i5 processor and 256GB SSD or get £104 or £60 off the middle and entry-level models.
6. Huawei MateBook D 15 (2021)
Now: £589.99 (£160 off)
The latest version of the excellent MateBook D 15 has a decent saving, although not the impressive £250 Amazon had for Black Friday
However, Huawei is throwing in FreeBuds 3 worth £69.99.
7. Apple MacBook Pro 16
Now: £2,279.05 (£119.95 off)
There's a good discount on this new MacBook Pro 16 at KCRS with this model coming with an M1 Pro processor and 16GB of RAM.
8. Huawei MateBook 14s
Now: £1199.99 (£100 off + freebies)
9. Asus Zenbook Flip S
Now: £1,199.99 (£350 off)
The ZenBook is a powerful touchscreen convertible with a stunning 4K OLED display.
It might have been hard to justify at full price, but this £350 discount makes it much more tempting and it's £600 off the original £1,799.99 RRP.
10. Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020)
Now: £1,117 (£132 off)
Get a better price than Prime Day on the MacBook Air with the latest M1 chip, with over £130 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 £106 on the 256GB model in Gold.
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.
Laptop Buying Guides
Tech Advisor has loads of content to help you find your way around buying a laptop, including advice on peripherals and accessories. We've put all these articles in one place here.
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.
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. In terms of peripherals, we've also created guides on the best Solid State Drives (SSD) and the best USB PD Power Banks for Laptops.
Should you wait for Windows 11?
There's no need. The vast majority of Windows 10 hardware is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 11, including all the devices mentioned in this round-up. Almost all laptops released since 2018 are compatible, and plenty of older devices too.
Officially, Windows 11 will be rolled out gradually to compatible devices, with the process expected to be completed by mid-2022. However, there's an easy way to get the final version right now, with Microsoft providing the download links and installation instructions. All your files and settings will remain intact.
As a result, provided it meets Windows 11's hardware requirements, there's no real downside to buying a Windows 10 device over a Windows 11 one.
Learn more in our separate guide: Should I still buy a Windows 10 laptop or PC?