Where to buy cheap laptops

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ASUS Zenbook 14 Duo UX482EA 14

ASUS Zenbook 14 Duo UX482EA 14" Laptop - Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB SSD, Blue from Currys

Was: £1499

Now: £999 (Save £500)

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Samsung Galaxy Go 14in Celeron 8GB 64GB Chromebook - Silver

Samsung Galaxy Go 14in Celeron 8GB 64GB Chromebook - Silver from Argos

Was: £349

Now: £299 (Save £50)

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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11.6in Celeron 4GB 64GB Chromebook

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 11.6in Celeron 4GB 64GB Chromebook from Argos

Was: £199

Now: £149.99 (Save £50)

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Apple MacBook Pro (M1, 2020) 13 inch with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 256Gb Storage

Apple MacBook Pro (M1, 2020) 13 inch with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 256Gb Storage from Very.co.uk

Was: £1299

Now: £1149 (Save £150)

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MacBook Pro (M2, 2022) 13 inch with 8-Core CPU and 10-Core GPU, 256GB SSD - Silver

MacBook Pro (M2, 2022) 13 inch with 8-Core CPU and 10-Core GPU, 256GB SSD - Silver from Very.co.uk

Was: £1349

Now: 1229 (Save up to £120)

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Asus Vivobook Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB, 15 inch Laptop with Microsoft Office 365 Family 12 Months

Asus Vivobook Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB, 15 inch Laptop with Microsoft Office 365 Family 12 Months from Very.co.uk

Was: £599 Now: £429 (Save £200)

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Acer Swift 3 SF313-53 Laptop - 13in QHD IPS, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Optional Microsoft 365 Family 1 Year

Acer Swift 3 SF313-53 Laptop - 13in QHD IPS, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Optional Microsoft 365 Family 1 Year from Very.co.uk

Was (RRP): £899 Now: £699 (Save £230)

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Asus Chromebook Flip C433 - 14in FHD, Intel Core M3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD

Asus Chromebook Flip C433 - 14in FHD, Intel Core M3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD from Very.co.uk

Was:£399 Now: £289 (Save £140)

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In the market for a new laptop? If the answer is yes, chances are you’ve worked out how much you’re willing to spend.

But a new laptop is rarely top of the pecking order when it comes to your monthly budget. So while there is truth to the old saying “you get what you pay for”, it’s possible to get your hands on a high-quality laptop without selling an arm (or a leg).

Oh, and you might be able to get your snazzy new model even cheaper with one of our discount codes. You’re welcome!

Our top picks of cheap laptops

Asus Chromebook C423NA-EB0324 (Very)
Very: Asus - Chromebook C423NA-EB0324 - 14" HD, Intel Pentium, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, Silver
This the best laptop model to go for if your budget is tight but you need something transportable. Not to mention its speedy performance, robust security system and nifty little features, including a 14-inch screen.
  • RRP £329
  • Click & collect available.
  • Bundle with Microsoft 365.
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Acer Spin 311 R721T AMD A4-9120C (Laptops Direct)
Laptops Direct: Acer Spin 311 R721T AMD A4-9120C 4GB 32GB eMMC 11.6" Chromebook
If you need something cheap but super reliable, this model is your best bet. We're talking a 10 hour+ battery life and a very durable outer shell that stands up to daily wear and tear, even for students!
  • Click and collect available.
  • Buy now pay later with PayPal.
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1. Very
Very sells a range of high-quality, affordable laptops for all your tech needs.

Choose from Lenovo, HP and many more affordable laptop brands at Very.

  • Click and collect available.
  • Free returns.
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2. Currys
Currys PC World is on hand to help you find the best laptop for your needs.

Need a fresh new laptop without paying over the odds? Shop online at Currys.

  • Free shipping.
  • Free returns.
  • Buy now pay later with Direct.
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3. John Lewis
Shop a range of laptop brands for less at John Lewis.

Upgrade your laptop thanks to the selection of affordable models at John Lewis.

  • Free shipping on orders over £50.
  • Free returns.
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4. Ao.com
Ao.com should be your go-to for cheap, affordable laptop models.

Shop from ASUS, HP, Lenovo and Apple at Ao.com.

  • Free shipping.
  • Free returns.
  • Buy now pay later with Direct.
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5. Dell
Shop Dell for a range of great-quality laptops, at great prices.

If you're looking for the best cheap laptop models, Dell should be one of the top brands on your list.

  • Free shipping.
  • Free returns.
  • 20% student discount.
  • Buy now pay later with Direct.
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6. Laptops Direct
Whether it's Acer, ASUS or Lenovo, shop online at Laptops Direct.

From gaming laptops to everyday models, shop from a range of brands at Laptops Direct.

  • Click and collect available.
  • Buy now pay later with PayPal.
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7. Argos
Don't forget good old Argos when it comes to great-quality laptops.

Whether it's a Windows, Apple or Chromebook model you're seeking, Argos can help.

  • Click and collect available.
  • Free returns.
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8. Novatech
Need a new laptop, without paying through the nose? Try Novatech.

Whether it's for gaming, business or just home use, shop Novatech for neat-value laptops.

  • Buy now pay later with Klarna.
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Frequently asked questions

Below are some of the most common questions we get asked when it comes to laptops and how to go about buying the cheapest model.

How much should I spend on a laptop?

This is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string… Although much depends on your budget. Yes, you can buy laptops for £200, but if you can afford to fork out somewhere nearer the £400 mark, you’ll be getting more value for money when it comes to battery life, features and durability.

What is a Chromebook?

A Chromebook is a sort of hybrid between a laptop and a tablet, which happens to run on Google’s Chrome operating system. The hardware might look like any other laptop, but the minimalistic, web-browser-based Chrome OS is very different from the Windows or Mac laptops you’re probably used to. Chromebooks tend to be cheaper than your average laptop model and can be the ideal pick for students or working professionals always on-the-go.

Can you buy a laptop for under £100?

The short answer is yes, but don’t expect too much from them. For that price, you’re looking at a netbook, which can be ideal if you only want to use it for limited reasons. But if you need more processing power, a bigger screen, better functionality and features, expect to pay somewhere in the region of £250-£450.

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Our top picks were considered the best value for money when it came down to price, durability, battery life and extra features offered.

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