Only a few hours to go before the end of the longest break since Christmas and, coincidentally, before the end of some massive deals in the laptop arena. Online retailers have cheekily waited till the last moment to push vouchers and coupons code through the door as well as real savings on some laptops.
The three laptops that caught our eyes this week are two Lenovo models and one Asus product. The first two stood out for different reasons and will appeal to different audiences (great all-rounder for the first and superb portability for the second) while the Asus one will please those looking for a device with a long battery life.
Laptop deal of the week 1:
Asus EeeBook E403
A laptop with up to 14 hours battery life!
It’s difficult not to be wowed by this laptop. Sure, it has only 2GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage but that should be enough for Windows 10. What set’s it apart from the competition are actually four things: there’s a USB Type C connector, a Pentium N3700 processor, far more potent than the rest of the competition, a premium aluminium finish, rather than the plastic chassis usually found at this price point and up to 14 hours battery life, almost twice what we’ve used to on Windows laptops.
Laptop deal of the week 2:
A great “all rounder” laptop
Use the e-coupon EASTEREGG to bring the price of this laptop down. What makes it a special buy compared to other laptops at this price point are the fact that it comes with a full HD display and decent processor/system graphics combo. The AMD A10-7300 is a good match for a Core i3 and the AMD Radeon R6 graphics should be enough for some gaming. Add in 8GB of RAM and a whipping 1TB hard disk drive and you end up with a better-than-average laptop capable of 1080p tasks.
Laptop deal of the week 3:
Lenovo Yoga 700
Perfect for businesses… And everybody else!
Use the e-coupon EASTEREGG to bring the price of this laptop down plus until the 7th of April get an additional £50 cash back. Take an old favourite and update it; that’s essentially what the Lenovo Yoga 700 is, an updated version of the Yoga 2 Pro. Almost the same chassis but with different parts and a much, much lower price. You get a 6th generation Core i5, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a full HD 14-inch touchscreen display. The latter comes handy to bring to life the device’s four-modes: laptop, tablet, tent and stand.
Where to find the best laptop deals in the UK:
We often update our laptop deals to offer you a more diverse offering and you will find our laptop deals archives simply by browsing to the next page. Just bear in mind that stocks vary and prices can go up or down after the deals were posted.
If we have missed out on a particularly attractive deal or if you have found a better one or there is a misprice, feel free to leave a note in the comments section and we’ll include it in our deal with a “thank you” note to the contributor.
Lenovo is offering up to £200 cash back on selected laptops until the 7th of April. View this offer at: Lenovo
Amazon has a huge range of great laptops available for less than £350 so if you’re looking for a cheap laptop deal, that page would be a great place to start. View this offer: at Amazon.co.uk
Argos currently has a whole load of offers on cheap laptop deals, check them out! View this offer: at Argos.co.uk
HP has a roll-in trade-in programme in place for the month of March that pays back a cash back reward depending on the value of your purchase and can account for more than half of your device’s cost (e.g. £100 for a £199 qualifying HP product). View this offer: at HP.com
The best deals on the best laptops
Techradar has reviewed hundreds of laptops over the years: we’ve seen the good ones, the great ones and the ones to avoid. Sometimes our favourite laptops pop up online at some truly deal-tastic prices. So in this section, we’ll list some of the very best laptops out there and the best deals on each.
Asus Zenbook UX305
Ultrabooks are beautiful and expensive beasts but this is the exception
This is one of the best value Ultrabooks on the market and has been on our shortlist for a few months already. Its price has gone up marginally because of the exchange rate but with a gorgeous finish, a full HD display and a Core M CPU for just under £530, it is the one to beat.
This is the best affordable slim-and-thin laptop on the market
This is a laptop like no one on the market so the word unique is fitting here. It packs a tablet-size touchscreen with plenty of ports including a Gigabit one, a relatively spacious 500GB drive and plenty of system memory. The big surprise though remains the old-but-still very capable Celeron 1037U that powers it.
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
This is the best value-for-money laptop for gamers
It is expensive but this Inspiron 7559 absolutely nailed it when it comes to value for money especially for hardcore gamers. It is even out-prices Dell somehow and manages to beat laptops that costs a third more when it comes to specifications. A quad-core desktop-grade Core i7 CPU, full HD display, a GTX960M with 4GB of memory and a 1TB hybrid drive.
Lenovo Yoga 700
A worthy rival to the UX 305.
This is essentially the award winning Yoga 3 Pro but in the shell of the Yoga 2, launched in 2013. A new Intel Core m3-6Y30 replaces the first generation Broadwell chip and there’s a couple of new parts. The rest of the components are the same. Hat tip. Buy it from John Lewis to get 2 years warranty and until the 9th of April get £50 cashback to make this even more unmissable.