Best Student Laptop Deals for September 2019 – MacBooks, Chromebooks and more

The Back to School Deals are starting to roll in, especially following last week’s A Level Results Day. With many students heading off to university, whether returning or for the first time, we’re here to provide you with the best prices on excellent laptops ideal for all kinds of students and degrees.

If you’ve checked out our student laptop buying guide, you’ll know there are lots of different elements to tackle when picking the laptop to compliment your studies, not least with a budget that sits comfortably in your finances.

Related: Best Student Laptop 2019

In summary, some of the key points to consider when buying a laptop perfect for students are:

  • Don’t buy an expensive laptop that’s more powerful than you need it to be – if you only require a laptop that can do the bare minimum like word processing, there’s no need to spend the big bucks.
  • On the flipside, don’t go too cheap and cheerful – even if you don’t need much from your laptop, don’t spend so little that it isn’t likely to see you through your studies, let alone the first year. Invest in something durable.
  • Bulking up internal hard drive volumes can be where your bank account is drained – consider investing in a decent external hard drive instead, and utilising saving documents in the cloud.
  • Make the most of being a student – by that we mean look out for student discounts targeted for you specifically and get an amazing price cut from retailers like Apple, Currys PC World and Dell.

Related: How to Get Student Discounts for Netflix, Spotify and More

With this in mind, we’ve collated the best deals currently out there on laptops suitable for students in three price brackets: discover laptop deals for under £300, between £300 and £700 and over £700.


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Best Student Laptop Deals Under £300

If your degree largely involves research and writing, you likely don’t need a laptop fully loaded with the highest spec processor and humungous amounts of storage. For word processing and needs that don’t stretch far beyond efficient internet browsing, we’ve found some great laptops at a price that is easy on the bank balance, too.

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Student Laptop Deals Under £300

Acer Chromebook 514 Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 32GB eMMC SSD 14in Laptop Silver

Chromebooks are a brilliant option for students who only require word processing programmes and fast internet browsing, made even better with this great discount from Very.

Dell Chromebook 11 3000 11.6 Inch HD LED-Backlit Laptop - (Black) Intel Celeron N3060, 4 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC, Chrome OS

On a super tight budget for this school year? No problem, this Amazon's slick deal on a Dell Chromebook is just the ticket.

ASUS X540NA 15.6 Inch Laptop - (Chocolate Black) (Intel Pentium N4200, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10)

Who said that Windows laptops have to be expensive? Bag yourself this brand new Asus X540NA for well under £300 while stocks last.

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Best Student Laptop Deals Between £300-£700

A middle ground in the world of laptops, if you’ve got more to spend and need a little more from your laptop, investing in a pricier model usually means a guaranteed longer life and more power to see you through your studies.

We continually check thousands of prices to show you the best deals. If you buy a product through our site we will earn a small commission from the retailer – a sort of automated referral fee – but our reviewers are always kept separate from this process. You can read more about how we make money in our Ethics Policy.

Student Laptop Deals £300-£700

Microsoft Surface Go, Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, 10” PixelSense Display, Platinum

For portability, there are few laptop/tablet hybrids better than the Microsoft Surface Go. Plus, ordering through John Lewis gets you a two-year warranty out of the gate.

Lenovo Ideapad 330S 81FB00CHUK Laptop, AMD Ryzen 5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD, Platinum Grey

A great middle ground from Lenovo, the AMD Ryzen 5 processor means this laptop can handle simple tasks like word processing, as well as more demanding tasks like editing.

Pavilion 14-ce2500sa 14" Intel® Core™ i3 Laptop - 256 GB SSD, Silver

Packing an Intel Core i3 processor and a hefty 256GB SSD, this HP laptop is ready to do business.

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Best Student Laptop Deals Over £700

The premium level of laptops, including stunning, high res displays, packing processors and a seemingly endless amount of storage, for heavy usage these deals are the way to go. If you’re doing lots of demanding tasks on your laptop, including running any of Adobe’s creative suite, you’ll want a laptop that can keep up.

We continually check thousands of prices to show you the best deals. If you buy a product through our site we will earn a small commission from the retailer – a sort of automated referral fee – but our reviewers are always kept separate from this process. You can read more about how we make money in our Ethics Policy.

Student Laptop Deals Over £700

HP ENVY 13 13-aq0000na Laptop, Intel i5 Processor, 8GB, 256GB SSD, 13.3" Full HD, Natural Silver

Running on a slick 8GB of RAM, the HP Envy 13 runs like dream, and with a 13.3-inch Full HD screen in tow, it's the perfect device for those quick study breaks on Netflix.

Huawei MateBook 13-Inch Laptop with 2K FullView Screen

A good price on this stylish, compact and capable 13-incher with a 2K screen.

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) – Silver

Apple finally changed things up with the MacBook Air, adding a Retina Display and TouchID fingerprint scanner, while you still get excellent all-day battery life.

Acer Nitro 5

Can’t take your ninja gaming rig with you to uni? This is one of the most affordable modern gaming laptops around, yet it’s capable of playing all your most demanding PC games at full whack.

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