Cheap laptop deals: 9 of the best for under £300, including Dell, HP and Lenovo –

These days, laptop prices can go well into the thousands, from new Microsoft gizmos to the latest Apple Mac, but if you’re after a speedy device to get your university coursework in on deadline, or for surfing the web, you don’t have to splash out to find gold.

If you’re shopping for a new laptop and are a student, don’t forget to ALWAYS ask for student discount, if you’re not a student, always try your luck for a freebie with your expensive purchase – whether it’s a complimentary USB stick or a laptop bag, there’s often something up for grabs.

To help you find a good deal, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best laptop deals going right now below.

Read more: The 10 best tablets you can buy for under £50

1. Lenovo FLEX 10 10.1” Touchscreen Notebook, £294.99

The lightweight Lenovo Flex 10 is an ultraportable dual-mode laptop that flips 300 degrees from laptop to stand mode – ideal for on-the-go use at work and for students.

It’s also got touchscreen technology, and built-in Dolby Advanced Audio for speaker-quality sound straight from your laptop.

Features include Windows 8.1, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 USB ports and Lenovo Voice Control.

How much is it? £294.99 on Amazon, (usually £279.97).

2. Toshiba 13” Chromebook, £259.99

Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 features a bright 13.3″ full HD screen, stereo speakers tuned by Skullcandy and a lightweight design for easy campus use.

Features include 4GB RAM, two USB ports and a HDMI port ideal for Now TV or Amazon Fire TV add-ons.

How much is it? £259.99 on Amazon (usually £279.99).

3. HP Stream 11” Laptop, £179.99

This bright blue HP laptop is lightweight and easy to lug around – efficient, and does what every laptop should do, fast.

There’s no disk drive – so you won’t be able to watch DVDs on it, but, on the plus side, the HP Stream Laptop comes with a free one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. This gives you access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Access, so you can get to work right-away without having to buy any other software.

How much is it? £179.99 at Argos, with a one year warranty included. Find out how to save even more in our Argos voucher codes guide.

4. Lenovo G50 15.6-Inch Notebook, £279.99

The Lenovo G50 is a slim and light multimedia notebook with an integrated DVD drive and Dolby-enhanced audio.

Its HD display, powerful processor and graphics together offer first class multimedia performance, ideal for multitasking students after a device for entertainment and coursework in one.

Stuck on which Lenovo laptop is right for you? Find out in our guide.

How much is it? Lenovo Z50 15.6-Inch Notebook (in red), £279.99.

5. HP 15.6” Intel Pentium Laptop, £269.99

The HP Intel Pentium laptop comes in four bold shades – red, white, blue and purple and boasts a long lasting 8-hour battery life – ideal for taking to lectures and communting.

With the 1TB capacity and increased memory, you can store more of your favourite music, photos and videos, and, move effortlessly between your favourite apps and games like Skype, iTunes, Solitare, Photoshop and Office.

How much is it? £269.99 at Argos, with a one year warranty included.

6. Acer Aspire 14” Laptop, £199.00

The stylish Acer Aspire ES1 features a 14” spacious screen, 500 GB storage and an impressive 7-hour battery life.

Three USB ports, including one ultrafast USB 3.0 will help you connect peripherals, including external drives, printers and mice, while Bluetooth 4.0 will enable wireless transfer of files and even music to compatible Bluetooth speakers.

How much is it? £199.00 at Tesco

7. HP Pavilion 10, 10.1” Touchscreen Laptop, £195.99, refurbished

The HP Pavilion 10 TouchSmart 10-e010sa laptop boasts a slim, sleek and curvy design, with a 500GB hard drive and three USB ports – making it handy for external storage, sharing media and backing up files.

With a low power consumption of just 3.9W this neat notebook stays cool and quiet, ideal for mobile computing.

How much is it? £195.99, from Amazon (refurbished).

8. HP Pavilion x2 10.1” 2 in 1 laptop – White, £179.97

The Pavilion x2 is a 2 in 1 laptop-tablet hybrid that gives you the best of both words. You can browse the web, watch films and update your social media in tablet mode and, with a click, attach the keyboard to type up essays or reports.

The screen also rotates around the base, so you can stand the laptop up and watch films and media completely hands-free, for up to 12-hours.

How much is it? £179.97 from Currys, including a one-year manufacturer warranty.

9. Dell Vostro 3549 15.6” Notebook, £289.98

This Dell notebook boasts a 15.6” anti-glare screen with HD resolution to offer clear vivid-viewing in any environment.

Store files with a 500GB hard drive. Save and access presentations, documents and media without worrying about space limitations and play music with its impressive Waves MaxxAudio sound system.

The Vostro 15 is fitted with a durable textured cover and grey wave pattern so it’s easy to grip – making it ideal for clumsy students.

How much is it? £289.98 on Tesco Direct

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