Laptops are an essential tool for many people, whether they use them at home or in school. They're also great for travel, so if you're planning a trip soon, consider buying a new laptop before you leave. Need to browse the internet? Sure. Stream TV or Films? OK. Edit word documents or run your business? Absolutely! If you need all this, but need it on a budget, some of our cheap laptops will get the job done. Check out our top 5 favourite cheap laptops below!
A surprising contender, if you know anything about MSI. They typically cater to gamers wanting high performance gaming machines. Like a lot of other manufacturers, they are now offering some productivity kit as well. This laptop includes an Intel i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space.
It features MSI's usual high quality design and construction. The laptop includes a large trackpad, backlit keyboard and attractive 14" full HD display. It's very portable, very high performance and most importantly - comes in under £500!
This is possibly one of the best laptops available coming in at under £500! It features an Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad core processor. Not only is it powered up with an excellent processor, but it includes a 15 inch full HD screen with nice slim bezels.
This machine is equiped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of solid state storage. Enough to cover nearly all use cases for home. It'll come pre-loaded with Windows 11 home and ready for your to get to work or play.
Cheap laptops that include dedicated graphics cards are a little rare these days. Luckily though, we have this offering from Acer. It contains an Intel Core i3 dual core processor, 8GB of RAM 256GB of storage and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics card.
It's a quick 15" machine with full HD screen and slim bezels. The whole laptop is neat looking. It's lightweight, portable and convenient. A great budget option with dedicated graphics.
If you need a laptop, but don't want to spend too much, the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 is a fantastic option. It's extremely inexpensive but more than capable enough for general home use. It comes with an Intel Celeron N4020 dual core processor. 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. More than enough for word processing, emails and maybe some light video streaming.
This is quite possibly one of the cheapest laptops you'll find on the market today! Even so, you still get the standard one year warranty and a full copy of Windows to play with. Fantastic budget option!
If Chrome OS is more your speed, this Chromebook from ASUS is a fantasticly cheap laptop. Running Chrome OS, a web based operating system designed for portability and convenience. All your documents sync to Google's cloud. You can download and run apps from the Chrome store. Use Google Sheets and office programs.
Chromebooks do rely on a good internet connection to work, this being their main downside. Still, if you need something on a budget, they are a great option. Especially popular in schools for e-learning and homework!
If the above weren't cheap enough, try looking through our refurbished laptops. Or even our clearance section! We have different grades of refurbished laptops which we grade between A and B. A laptop are in extremely good condition with a mark or two here and there. Whereas the grade B machines are a little less pristine, with more scratches or marks but are correspondingly much cheaper.
It doesn't get much cheaper than this! A fully functional laptop for under £100. Running Chrome OS this compact little laptop will get you started online. Maybe a mark or two here and there, or some scratches, but every bit as functional as a brand new machine. Just much cheaper!
This laptop features an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. Very inexpensive, and a great option for those looking to get the most for their money.