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The best laptop deals in July 2017: cheap laptops for all budgets

Looking for the best cheap laptop deals on the net? Good news, you can stop looking! We’ve taken an in-depth look through all of the biggest and best to find the best value cheap laptops and pick out the genuine discounts over the trumped up fake ones. You don’t have to wait for the Black Friday deals, as we’re looking for great deals every day

If you’re after a cheap laptop for web browsing and other simple tasks, or you need a new laptop for school or work, or you simply need a really powerful laptop for as little money as possible, we have options for you.

At the top of the page you’ll find our selection of the very latest and best cheap laptop deals of the week followed by a selection of popular quality laptops that retailers like to discount on a regular basis. Underneath those laptop deals you’ll find our pick of the latest best laptops and the best available prices.

If you’re from the States, check out the top laptop deals in the US in our always-updated guide.

Cheap laptop deals of the week

HP 14-inch Intel Celeron 4GB 1TB laptop: Here’s a value-packed laptop deal from Argos available in red, white or black. Not only is the price cut for this decent machine with an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive, but you also get a subscription to McAfee Internet Security and a carry case (see image above). All for just £279.99.

Acer Aspire ES 15.6-inch laptop: Argos has held this excellent price beyond the original deal to coincide with Amazon Prime Day. This is a good all-round laptop with 4GB of RAM and a meaty 1TB hard drive. For day-to-day use this is a great choice and now down to £259.99.

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 laptop: Currys is also riding out the Amazon Prime Day deals wave with its own deals. This cheap laptop/tablet hybrid deal knocks £130 off the regular price and offers the fantastic Dell laptop, the Inspiron 13 5000. It includes a Core i3 processor, Windows 10 and a full HD touchscreen and is down to £499.99.

Acer R11 Intel: This 11.6-inch 2-in-1 convertible has had £40 knocked off its price this week making it one of the cheapest deals on this page. With 4GB of RAM and eight hours of battery, it’s a step up from most cheap hybrids. Get it now for just £179 @ Tesco.

Dell Inspiron 15 5000: If the 7000 series is a bit much (see the best prices further down this page), then why not save yourself £200 today on this still very capable model with 8GB RAM and a 1TB HDD. Not bad at all for just £399 at Amazon.

HP 14-an001na: This is super cheap for a 14-inch laptop with Windows 10, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Not bad at all for basic computing tasks. We’re quite fond of the stylish silver bodywork too. Don’t miss this laptop deal for £199 @ Tesco.

Lenovo V110: If a speedier Solid State Drive is one of your must have features on a cheap laptop deal then this could be for you as it’s currently £60 cheaper than usual. The V110 comes with a 128GB SSD, 4GB DDR4 memory and an i5 processor for just £359.99 @ ebuyer.

Asus VivoBook Max: This is a solid all-rounder with some stylish looks to match. You’re getting a large 1TB hard drive and 4GB of RAM. Currys is now only charging £350 in the sale.

Lenovo Yoga 510: At just £350, this is considerably cheaper than the svelte Windows version of the new Lenovo Yoga Book and Currys has knocked £25 of last week’s price too. This very tidy two-in one Windows laptop/tablet convertible has 4GB of RAM and a generous 128GB SSD. Not bad at all just just £350 at Currys

Linx 1020 10-Inch Tablet with Keyboard:  Just need a portable tablet with a keyboard attachment for casual browsing and working on some documents? We’ve seen this go for £150 without the keyboard, so don’t miss this bundle for £129.97 at Amazon

Asus C201PA Chromebook: If you’re happy to say goodbye to Windows and take advantage of the very capable Google/Android ecosystem services for basic laptop needs this 11.6-inch Chromebook comes with a 13-hour battery life. Amazon has knocked £20 off and you can get it now for just £179.99 at Amazon

The best gaming laptop deals of the week

ASUS ROG GL552VW: There’s a massive £240 discount this week on this Asus gaming laptop deal. Spec includes an Intel i5-6300HQ processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB SSD, Nvidia GTX960M 2GB graphics and a gaming backpack, headset and mouse for just £689.97 @ Laptops Direct.

MSI Apache Pro: This beast of a laptop has a big 17.3-inch screen, an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, a speedy 128GB SSD, a 1TB hard drive and a GTX 1060 graphics card. Best of all, almost £105 has been chopped from its price but hurry as stocks are running low – now £1430 from Amazon

We’ll continue adding the best laptop deals in the latest sales as we find them. Up next, you’ll find the latest prices on some of the most popular laptops around, followed by the best deals on TechRadar’s favourite laptops.

Where to find the best laptop deals:

1. Lenovo Ideapad 510

A powerful and stylish 15.6-inch laptop

There have been some generous offers lately for this popular Lenovo laptop series. Any choice between the 4GB and 12GB RAM options should run multiple applications at once. Hard drive sizes vary from 256GB SSD to 1TB in regular form. Some options also include dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 940MX graphics.

2. Asus Transformer Book T100CHI

A budget bargain

One of the cheapest brand new 2-in-1 laptops we’ve seen in a while and an ideal entry point to casual users wanting to try out the world of these higher function tablet/laptop hybrids. Specs include 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 10-inch 1080p screen, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and an Intel Atom processor.

3. HP 250 G4

Big specs, small cost

There’s some hefty grunt under the shell of this HP 250 G4 and there are some great prices this week. The Intel Pentium processor and 4GB/8GB of RAM mean this laptop will whip through pretty much any day-to-day activity you can throw at it without the juddering performance of cheaper laptops. Hell, it’ll even have a decent crack at playing a few of the less demanding games out there.

4. Asus X555LA

A great all-rounder laptop

From afar, this laptop might be mistaken for a MacBook Pro which tells you a lot about its level of quality. Don’t expect a full metal chassis at this price, but this is probably one of the best looking plastic bodies in its category. There are plenty of ports (old and new), 4GB of RAM and a massive 1TB hard drive. The cheapest models have a respectable i3 processor, but you can get the more powerful i5 versions for not much more if you need that extra kick. Asus saw it fit to include a DVD writer as well as a 15.6-inch full HD screen. Despite this large display and the presence of a numeric keypad, it’s just a tad thicker and heavier than an Ultrabook.

Why not upgrade your storage with a cheap hard drive or SSD? See the best hard drive and SSD deals. 

5. Asus Transformer Mini T102HA

A budget 2-in-1 bargain

This is the newer version of the Asus Transformer Mini series. This upgrade includes a fingerprint sensor and double the RAM at 4GB for speedier performance. For your money, this is one of the most impressive two-in-one transformer models out there.

The best deals on our favourite laptops

We’ve reviewed loads of laptops over the years: we’ve seen the good ones, the great ones and the ones to avoid. Sometimes the best laptops pop up online at some truly deal-tastic prices. So in this section, we list the very best laptops out there and the best deals on each one.

1. Dell XPS 13

Dell’s latest Ultrabook is simply the best laptop in the world

CPU: Intel Core i3 – i7 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520-620 | RAM: 8GB-16GB | Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) | Storage: 128GB-512GB SSD

The Dell XPS 13 is, bar none, the best laptop you can buy today. It features a revolutionary design that’s astonishingly thin and light. Fitting a 13.3-inch screen into such a small frame means Dell has created a nearly borderless Infinity display. It’s a powerful and long lasting machine even by today’s Ultrabook standards. The XPS 13 comes outfitted with Intel’s latest Skylake processors plus lighting, quick storage and memory, all while coming in at a very affordable starting price. For these reasons, it easily takes the top slot as the best Ultrabook, the best Windows laptop and the best overall laptop.

2. Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

This gaming that doesn’t cost a fortune

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 anti-glare LED backlit | Storage: 1TB SSHD 8GB – 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD

Looking for a quality gaming laptop but want to keep things under that unappealing £1000 mark? Then Dell has you covered with the Inspiron 15 Gaming range.

3. HP Pavilion x2

The most affordable Windows 10 touchscreen convertible laptop

CPU: 1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Graphics: Intel HD graphics | RAM: 2GB | Screen: 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 WXGA WLED IPS touchscreen display | Storage: 32GB eMMC

This 10-inch hybrid comes packing a surprising amount of goods considering its small size. It’s outfitted with an HD screen and more than enough power to get you through a simple day of web browsing and even image editing. When you’re ready kick back with some media streaming, you can pop off the 10-inch tablet.

4. Asus ROG Strix GL502

An Asus ace for gamers

CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD

The Asus Strix GL502 is undoubtedly one of the best gaming laptops around for gaming in 1080p. It’ll run with the settings cranked with games like Overwatch not dipping below 60fps. The battery life isn’t the best, but the display, performance and built-in sound system more than make up for it.

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5. Lenovo Yoga Book

Is this the netbook of the future – the ultra netbook?

Lenovo has crafted a brilliant, forward-thinking device that could very well create a subcategory in computing all of its own. The modest specs hold it back from taking on the big boys in terms of raw power, but the innovative digital touchpad keyboard and drawing surface look like trendsetters to us. The Android version is currently about £100 cheaper than the Windows one (click ‘see all prices’ above to see all options).

6. Asus Chromebook Flip

A flipping premium Chromebook for almost nothing

CPU: Rockchip 3288-C | Graphics: ARM Mali T624 | RAM: 2GB – 4GB | Screen: 10.1-inch, WXGA (1280 x 800) IPS multi-touch | Storage: 16GB eMMC

The Asus Chromebook Flip isn’t perfect, but it’s an impressive little piece of kit. Plus, it’s so affordable that you might want to pick one up just to have a Chromebook on hand – even if you already own a MacBook or Windows laptop. Aside from the budget price tag, the Flip is one of the best-built Chromebooks to blaze the trail onward for more convertibles. Touchscreen functionality feels more logical, with a screen that actually rotates. The Flip meets all the core tenants of an ideal Chrome OS device.

7. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The tablet that can replace your laptop

Weight: 766g/786g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2736 x 1824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

Can a tablet really replace your laptop or home PC? That’s still up for debate, but the best tablet trying to make that happen is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – and it does a fine job with the full blown version of Windows 10, an integrated kickstand and optional keyboard attachment. Great for for creative professionals, students and everyday folks alike – it’s only the premium price that push it down the list, but if you’re willing to pay for it, you’re getting a lot of power. A LOT.

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