Bank holiday sales: all the best cheap laptop deals available this weekend

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Bank holiday sales are always a great option for those looking to pick up a prime deal on a range of cheap tech. Laptops especially are a good addition for the weekend shopping list as many of the UK’s top retailers – Amazon, Currys and John Lewis, to name a few – love to compete to offer the best discounts. 

The bank holiday laptop deals mean you can pick up everything from super cheap laptops to incredibly powerful machines, with big potential savings looking to soften that high asking price. We’ve rounded up our favorites this weekend just below, starting at just £179.99 for this cheap and cheerful Asus Chromebook, and ranging all the way to this stunning Apple MacBook Pro for £1,189

There’s plenty to be found in between as well, something for all budgets in fact, so if you’ve you got a particular budget in mind you should definitely be covered with these excellent bank holiday laptop deals.  For those in a hurry, at the top of the page we’ve also included some super quick links straight to the relevant retailer pages – just in case you wanted to jump straight into the action and see what’s available for yourselves.

Of course, it’s not just laptops on sale this bank holiday. If you’re in the mood to pick up some more cheap tech we recommend heading on over to our main best bank holiday sales page where you’ll find not just laptops, but TVs, tablets, headphones, and….well just about anything your tech-loving heart could desire really.

Not in the UK? We’ve found more cheap laptop deals further down the page. 

  • Amazoncurrently has hundreds of cheap laptops on sale
  • Currys – free delivery on laptops, plus savings of up to £200
  • John Lewis – three-year guarantee included on select laptop deals
  • Very – currently discounting a whole range of cheap laptops
  • Laptops Direct – savings of up to £270 on bank holiday laptop deals

The best bank holiday laptop deals

Asus 11.6-inch Chromebook: £209.99 £179.99 at Amazon


For under £200, This Asus Chromebook is a real steal if you’re looking for a cheap laptop for streaming, browsing or online shopping. Inside it’s got an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage – not world-beating specs, but fine if you just want something that’s a step up from most tablets.


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Acer Aspire 3 A315-42 15.6-inch laptop: £399 £299.97 at Currys


The 256GB SSD makes this Acer Aspire 3 standout from the normal cheap laptops fare. That’s a decent chunk of storage at this price point and a drive that will ensure super speedy bootups and load times. The 4GB of RAM is a slight trade-off for the SSD here, but it’s still a finely specced machine at this price point considering the AMD Ryzen 3 processor is also brand new.


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HP Pavilion 14 laptop: £549 £449 at Currys


This HP Pavilion is a good option for people who want something that’s a little more premium than the basic laptops normally found below £400. It’s featuring a10th gen Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD – really solid baseline specs at this price point and now cheaper thanks to that £100 discount at Currys.


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Asus VivoBook 15.6-inch laptop: £568.99 £449.97 at Laptops Direct


This Asus VivoBook has a specs sheet and premium look at belies it’s (relatively) cheap price tag. Not only does this laptop feature a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, but it’s also rocking a near bezel-less display, which is a design appointment normally exclusive to expensive ultrabooks.


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Huawei Matebook D 15.6-inch laptop: £599 £499 at Very


This Huawei Matebook D is offering an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD for £100 less this weekend at Very. If you’re looking for bigger storage, you can pick up a fantastic 512GB SSD version for just £549, but you are dropping down to a 14-inch display to do so.


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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14-inch laptop: £599 £549 at Currys


A brand new 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD make this Lenovo IdeaPad a real performer for the money. While it’s only getting a £50 discount right now, the top-end specs sheet and premium looks make this a worthy entry on our list this weekend.

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Asus Zenbook 14-inch laptop: £799 £599 at Currys


This Asus Zenbook is a real stunner, and thanks to a £200 discount and Currys, a great option for those looking for a cheap ultrabook. It’s got a 10th gen Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD – specs that aren’t mindblowing, but as an overall package this laptop is incredibly thin, stylish, and rocks a near bezel-less display.


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Apple MacBook Pro (2019) 13-inch – 128GB: £1,299 £1,129.99 at Very


Very is offering a flat £170 discount plus another 10% if you use the code Q4RXX at checkout on a bunch of MacBook Pro deals right now. Featuring an 8th generation i5 processor, 128GB SSD, and 8GB RAM, you’re getting the baseline configuration here, but it’s still a relatively cheap way to pick up one of these stunning luxury laptops.


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2020 13-inch MacBook Pro: £1,299 £1,192 at Amazon


Amazon’s own MacBook deals are also offering £110 off the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro. This baseline model comes with a 256GB SSD, 8th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM and the all-new Magic Keyboard. This one’s definitely recommended if you’re looking for a little more space on that drive, as well as a few more modern design appointments.


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3 year guarantee on selected Windows laptops at John Lewis


John Lewis is known for its generous warranty guarantees, however the latest sales have pushed the typical two-year offering we see up to three years. That’s an extra year of peace of mind on your new computer.


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We’re rounding up all the best cheap laptop deals and sales right here on TechRadar, but if you’re looking for something with some more RGB, check out the best gaming laptop deals as well. 

August 28, 2020
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