The best laptop deals of January 2018

The best laptop deals of January 2018

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Cheap laptops are easy to find throughout the year, but which are the best deals? We wade through all the UK laptop deals we can find online to help you find the very best.

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.

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 seventh generation Intel chip models as we see the eighth generation Coffee Lake replace Kaby Lake.

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 (below £200 or so) 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, but you might be able to save a few hundred on the RRP.

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.

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Best laptop deals

1. Acer 15.6in Laptop with 4GB RAM and 1TB Storage

From: Argos

Was: £399.99

Now: £299.99  (£100 off)

This Acer laptop should offer solid performance at a very friendly price – with £100 off for Christmas.

2. Lenovo 15in Laptop with 8GB RAM and 2TB Storage

From: Currys

Was: £699.99

Now: £499.99  (£200 off)

This Lenovo laptop comes with 8GB of RAM and a massive 2TB of storage, now for just £500.

3. Microsoft Surface Book (Core i7, 256GB SSD) & Performance Base

From: Microsoft

Was: £2249

Now: £1549.97  (£699.03 off)

The ultimate laptop, reduced at Microsoft right now.

4. HP Stream 14in Laptop with 4GB RAM and 1TB Storage

From: Amazon

Was: £249.99

Now: £229.97  (£20.02 off)

This fantastic offer also includes a 1 year subscription to Office 365 Personal.

5. Acer Chromebook 14in Notebook

From: Amazon

Was: £249.99

Now: £199  (£50.99 off)

6. Asus ROG Strix 15.6in Gaming Laptop with 12 GB RAM and 1TB Storage

From: AO.com

Was: £1389

Now: £1089  (£300 off)

7. HP Pavilion x360 15.6in 2-in-1

From: AO.com

Was: £449

Now: £299  (£150 off)

This 2-in-1 comes with up to 12 hours of battery life and 4GB RAM.

8. HP Envy Laptop with 8GB RAM and 128GB Storage

From: John Lewis

Was: £999.95

Now: £729.95  (£270 off)

Plus, get £20 off Microsoft Office software when purchased with this laptop. Use code WINOFFICE20.

9. MSI Dominator Pro 15.6in Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM and 1TB Storage

From: AO.com

Was: £1999

Now: £1689  (£310 off)

10. Asus VivoBook Slim 14in

From: AO.com

Was: £649

Now: £429  (£220 off)

This 1.4kg featherweight laptop packs a powerful 8GB RAM and up to 9 hours of battery life!