Best Laptop Deals for May 2020

best laptop deals

Don’t pay full price for a new laptop when you can easily get a deal and save loads of money. And we’re talking about some the latest models from the likes of Asus, Microsoft, Acer, HP and more.

Best laptop deals right now

You’ll find some great laptop deals on sites including AmazonCurrys, and ArgosYou can find a ton more good deals on all things tech on our main deals site. We do the shopping so you don’t have to spend hours trawling for the best price.

If you’re specifically looking for a cheap laptop deal, we’ve also rounded up the best laptop deals under £300.

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 older generation Intel models. The same is often true of other brands and a device that’s only the previous generation is still new enough to buy and will still last many years.

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 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 or over a grand, but you might be able to save hundreds on the RRP. See our dedicated round-up of the best Microsoft Surface deals of the month.

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. Sign up for Prime now.

Laptop Buying Guides

Tech Advisor has loads of content to help you find your way around buying a laptop, including advice on peripherals and accessories. We’ve put all these articles in one place here.

If you want to know what the best laptops are, see our dedicated round up of the top devices, all expertly reviewed.

If you don’t want to splash out too much on a premium machine, we also have a guide on the best budget laptops of the year. It goes through what to look out for in terms of screen, processor, software storage and memory and more.

While we’re on the topic of budget, students may also want to see our article on the best laptops for students and for studying.

Another popular option now laptop-tablet hybrid. We’ve also compiled a guide on the best 2 in 1 laptops, full with our expert reviews. In terms of peripherals, we’ve also created guides on the best Solid State Drives (SSD) and the best USB PD Power Banks for Laptops.

Best laptop deals

1. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

From: Microsoft

Was: £999

Now: £899  (Up to £240 off)

The recently launched Surface Laptop 3 has up to £240 on the official store depending on what model you choose. The cheapest model has £100 off.

2. Lenovo IdeaPad S340

From: eBay

Was: £649.99

Now: £519.99  (£130 off with code PLAYWITH10)

3. Apple MacBook Pro 16

From: Amazon

Was: £2,399

Now: £2,169  (£230 off)

Get 10% off the MacBook Pro 16, meaning a whopping £230 off. This model comes with some of the latest tech including a 9th-gen Intel Core i7, Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch Bar and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics.

4. Microsoft Surface Book 2

From: Currys PC World

Was: £1499

Now: £1049  (£450 off)

Get a whopping £450 off the Surface Book 2 at Currys. This model comes with a Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD storage. Read our Surface Book 2 review.

5. Asus ZenBook 14

From: Amazon

Was: £899.99

Now: £749.99  (£150 off)

Amazon has £150 off this stylish and feature-packed 14in laptop. It’s got NanoEdge screen, a powerful Intel Core i7 processor and only weighs just over 1kg.

6. HP 250 G7

From: eBuyer

Was: £599.88

Now: £559.97  (£39.91 off)

The G7 is a solid laptop with great specs and you can get this Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Read our review of the HP 250 G7.

7. Acer Chromebook 14

From: Currys

Was: £279

Now: £229  (£50 off)

Cheaper than Acer’s other Chromebooks, this model is also more easily portable with a 14in HD screen. It runs an Intel Celeron chip and has 32GB of solid-state storage, which sounds meagre but should be plenty given that you’ll be interacting with its browser-based OS.


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