If you're looking for cheap laptop deals to start your year off right, we've got all the latest sales and discounts right here. That means you can pick up a machine with far more power than its price tag suggests, and save money on higher-end machines that rarely see price cuts. This week we're seeing a fantastic range of laptops in the $200 - $300 price range, but we've also got newcomers in the cheaper spots as well as high-performance machines down well below $1,000. If you've been holding off until the holiday sales for the best laptop deals, you're in for a real treat with this selection.
We're not just used to looking for cheap laptops in the run-up to Christmas, but every day of the year, so we know a great deal when we see one. We've got you covered for various needs too so if you're looking for work, school or home you're sure to find something that works for you below. We've got cheap laptop deals featuring an assortment of workhorses, versatile machines, and basic configurations perfect for students all at surprisingly low prices.
We know that shopping for a new laptop can be an often arduous and tedious task of comparing storage, memory, processing power and features, but our guide below will help you find the best from the laptop sales and save time too by giving you the key specs before you click through to the store. From huge names like Dell, Asus, Acer, and Lenovo to lesser-known brands, we've got something for everyone.
If you're a gamer, you'd be better suited to check out our selection of gaming laptop deals, as the models on this page are not usually built with gaming in mind. We've also rounded up a fine collection of cheap laptops on sale in the UK too.
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We've compared prices on some of our favourite cheap laptops and run through the details on why we recommend them further down this page. But if you'd like to browse the latest laptop deals directly from your favorite retailers we've included a list of the most-recommended stores directly below.
The best cheap laptops of 2019
Here we have one of the few budget laptops with a processor nearly equivalent to a MacBook Pro from a couple of years back, that is if you opt for the Intel Core i5 configuration. The best part? Among the best Acer laptops right now, it's roughly half the cost of its Apple-branded rival. Now given that it sells at a range of different prices, the Acer Swift 3 can be an obtuse purchase, but lucky for you, the midrange model will get you by just fine. There are often plenty of cheap laptop deals on Acer products so you'll always be in a good position to grab a discount.
Read the full review: Acer Swift 3
This convertible laptop has always been about function over form. For one minuscule transaction, you’re getting a tablet equipped with an included keyboard and even a fingerprint scanner for more secure logins. Along with reliable performance and a magnesium-alloy chassis, it’s built to last – not to mention, one of the best Asus laptops you can buy when you're on the budget. As cheap laptops go, Asus is one of the most trusted brands out there so as long as you're getting the specs you need you can't go wrong.
Read the full review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA
While it may be outclassed by the Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook in terms of sheer power, the Acer Chromebook 15 can still pack a wallop while providing battery life that is frankly out of this world. It’s rare that a cheap laptop can truly provide all-day battery, but in our independent battery tests, Acer’s Chromebook lasted an astonishing 17 hours – on top of providing enough power to get your work done online. If you’re looking for a 15-inch Chromebook that will give you the most bang for your buck, look no further.
Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 15
If you're looking for a Lenovo laptop, the Lenovo Yoga Book, and the Windows 10 version of it in particular, is the sort of futuristic fodder you would find in an episode of Black Mirror. It has a keyboard that doubles as a Wacom touch panel and, best of all, it’s cheap as hell. Now, of course, that comes with the caveat of a weak Intel Atom processor, but the rest of the Lenovo Yoga Book should go down in the history books. Lenovo laptop deals are often worth a look, even if you're just browsing, as they offer a decent range of prices and specs.
Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Book
With its slick lines and a slim silhouette, the Acer Chromebook 14 makes for a subtle, snazzy laptop. Although its display isn't the most attractive we've seen, it’s still acceptable for full HD. On top of that, the keyboard and trackpad adhere to the principle of ‘it just works.’ The battery life is satisfactory as well despite falling a bit south of Acer's 12-hour claim in real-world use.
Read the full review: Acer Chromebook 14
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By: Brendan Griffiths