Cheap Laptop Black Friday – Student laptops and Chromebook deals

After a cheap laptop deal on Black Friday? You’re in the right place. If you’re working to a tight budget, or you just need a laptop to do the bare minimum and nothing else (or you just really, really love a bargain), then this round up is for you. 

As we’ve done with our Black Friday Gaming PCs and Gaming Laptops deals article, we’re breaking everything down in terms of price.

Best Cheap Laptop Deals Under £200

Best Cheap Laptop Deals Under £200 – Black Friday

Asus (C202SA-GJ0027) – 11.6-inch display, Intel Celeron N3060 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC, Chrome OS

Get this ruggedised and water resistant design Chromebook for an even more reasonable £129.

Acer Aspire ES 11 (refurbished) – Intel Celeron N3350 2GB 32GB 11.6-inch Windows 10 Laptop

This refurb deal is one of the cheapest Black Friday bargains we’ve seen so far.

HP Stream 14-AX054SA (refurbished) – Intel Celeron N3060 2GB 32GB 14-inch Windows 10 Laptop

The lightweight HP Stream 14 can be snapped up now with a £100 discount and Laptops Direct will throw in a free mouse if you pick up a carry case.

ASUS Chromebook Flip C101PA, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC Flash, 10.1" Touch Screen, Silver

A bargain Chromebook for under £200 after this Black Friday saving. Pair that with John Lewis' excellent 2-year warranty.

Best Cheap Laptop Deals Under £500

Best Cheap Laptop Deals Under £500 – Black Friday

Asus Vivobook X541 – Intel Core i5-7200U 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Windows 10 Laptop

This Asus laptop features a 15.6-inch 1366x768 LED screen, dual-core 2.5GHz processor and a sizeable 1TB of storage.

HP 15-DB0010NA 15.6-Inch Full HD Laptop – (AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Windows 10)

This HP 15 laptop is a solid all-rounder. Powered by a quad-core 2GHz Ryzen 5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and featuring HDMI, USB, and Ethernet ports – now available with a very nice discount.

Asus Transformer 3 Pro (refurbished) – Intel Core i5-6200U 4GB RAM, 256GB Windows 10

One of the most generously-discounted laptop deals we've seen this Black Friday is on this refurbished Asus Transformer 3 Pro, which has been reduced to the tune of £620.01. Snap this up now while you can.

Best Cheap Laptop Deals Under £700

Best Cheap Laptop Deals Under £700 – Black Friday

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1

Microsoft's knocking a sizeable chunk off of this Dell laptop-tablet hybrid, which also comes with the offer of £40 off of Office 365, when bought from the Microsoft Store.

HP Envy x360 13-AG0002NA – (AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Windows 10)

Pick up the HP Envy x360 (13.3-inch Full HD, AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, Windows 10) with £150 from Amazon.

Asus ZenBook 13 (UX331UA-EG005T)

Pick the slick and stylish Asus ZenBook 13 (13.3-inch Full HD display, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10) from Amazon this Black Friday.

Black Friday 2018 Cheap Laptop Buying Advice

Whenever you’re shopping for a cheap laptop there are a few things you should look out for. For starters, be realistic with your expectations, but don’t make too many compromises. Like any bit of tech, with laptops you generally get what you pay for. If you’re only looking to spend a few hundred quid, you shouldn’t expect your new laptop to be up to gaming or demanding tasks, like video editing.

But you should still check its core specs. A Celeron CPU will be ok in a Chromebook as Chrome OS has very low power demands, but Windows machines with them will struggle to do anything other than lightweight web browsing.

Storage is another key area many cheaper laptops scrimp on. Many cheaper laptops aim to bamboozle buyers by offering large capacity hard disks. While this gives you oodles of space without radically increasing the device’s cost, hard disks are pretty old school and are generally less reliable and significantly slower than an SSD. We’d recommend opting for a laptop with a small SSD over and large HDD in most cases as a result.

Finally you need to think about form factor. If you plan to plant the laptop on your desk and not move it then size and weight won’t be an issue. If you’re a student looking for a portable laptop to take to class, you’ll want to invest in a small form factor laptop.


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The best Black Friday deals still going

Apple iPhone Xr 64GB Blue – Unmissable 100GB Black Friday deal (use code TRUSTED10)

This is the bargain of Black Friday and not to be missed. An iPhone XR for £36 a month and 100GB of data? Yes, please. Use our exclusive code TRUSTED10 to save £10 on the upfront.

OnePlus 6T 8GB RAM 128GB Midnight Black – Sensational 30GB of data on EE

Don't miss this fantastic deal on the OnePlus 6T. Plenty of data, nothing to pay upfront and 3 months BT Sport and 6 months of Apple Music.

Three SIM Only Black Friday Deal – Unlimited data, calls, texts and roaming included

Three's phenomenal best ever Black Friday SIM only deal.

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