Buying a Windows laptop for under £300 usually means there are big sacrifices involved, but that’s not the case this Black Friday.  

AO has dropped the price of the budget-friendly Asus VivoBook X415EA to just £269. That’s £110 off the RRP, and the lowest it’s ever been. What's more, you also get a free subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal (usually £59.99) at no extra cost. That takes total savings to £169.99.

Get this Asus VivoBook X415EA deal from AO now 

(Read about the best VivoBook deal for US customers over on our sister site PCWorld.com)

At this price point, most people will be opting for a Chromebook – most Chrome OS devices are better optimised for less powerful hardware. However, not only does the VivoBook X415EA run a full version of Windows 10, it’s eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 11. 

The hardware under the hood suggests it’ll cope just fine. Intel’s entry-level Pentium Gold processor is designed for everyday tasks such as web browsing, email and watching videos, aided by 4GB of RAM. There’s also a Full HD (1920x1080) display and generous port selection, as well as 128GB of SSD storage – that's a rarity on laptops at this price point. 

Asus is claiming 7 hours of battery life on a single charge, while the premium design gives the impression of a much more expensive device. It’s not the lightest at 1.6kg, but remains relatively portable. 

It’s just one of a wide range of laptop deals available this Black Friday. Check out some of the other highlights below:

1. Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

From: John Lewis

Was: £899

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)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,099

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)

From: Huawei

Was: £1599.99

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

Was: £1,899.97

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)

From: Microsoft

Was: £899

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)

From: Huawei

Was: £749.99

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

From: KCRS

Was: £2,399

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

From: Huawei

Was: £1299.99

Now: £1199.99  (£100 off + freebies)

The brand new MateBook 14s sits atop our best laptop chart having gained a 9/10 score in our review.

You can grab £100 off in the 16GB/1TB model and you'll also get £269.98 worth of freebies getting a 
MatePad 10.4 and a Bluetooth mouse.

9. Asus Zenbook Flip S

From: Amazon

Was: £1,549.99

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)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,249

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.

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