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Best back-to-school laptop deals: Big-brand bargains from £150 and up

The best laptop deals for this year’s new and returning students, with Chromebooks starting from as little as £150

It’s the time of year when school and university-age kids and teens need another set of pencil cases, uniforms or – in the case of the older ones – enough pasta to get them through the first semester. One thing they all probably need is a laptop, whether it’s something basic that allows them to complete homework, write essays and revise or something more sophisticated that will allow for demanding content creation apps. We’ve collected up some of the best laptop deals around, covering all budgets and needs, so you can get them off to the best start.

Our pick of the best back-to-school laptop deals

1. Asus VivoBook X512UA (Was £430, now £350)

This was already good value at its original price, so 19% off is well worth having. If you want a laptop that is as useful for the whole family as it is for getting homework done, then the stylish Asus provides pretty much everything you’ll need. You get a 15.6-inch, Full HD display, a decent amount of processing power and a 256GB SSD for frankly silly money.  

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2. HP Stream 14 (was £250, now £170)

Save 32% on the HP Stream 14-cb006na at Amazon, and get yourself a nifty little machine ideal for school or university students alike. The laptop offers all the basics, whether you need to create documents, video chat with family and friends, or simply access social media and browsing apps. And the 10 hours of battery life is also a great feature, meaning the laptop can go anywhere and everywhere with you without dying, and you can use it seamlessly whether you’re watching Netflix or putting the finishing touches on some coursework.

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3. Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 (was £1,100, now £800)

A much more powerful option for those who find themselves needing something with a little more power for content creation – photo, video, art, animation and so forth – the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 Gaming Notebook is currently going for just £800 on Amazon. That’s a significant saving of £300 and gets you an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8300H processor and full HD IPS display. 

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4. ASUS VivoBook S15 (was £700, now £500)

Amazon has slashed £200 off the ASUS VivoBook S15 S530FA-EJ042T just in time for the new school year, meaning you can pick it up for just £500. The deal is available on the Grey/Red, Grey/Yellow, Gun Metal and Turquoise colour variations so you don’t have to compromise on style and personality, and it’s lightweight enough to be carried around without any trouble. The laptop’s Intel i5-8265 processor and 8 GB RAM keep things feeling sprightly, too – and now you can bag it for 29% less.

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5. HP Chromebook 11 Laptop (was £200, now £150)

Get 25% off the HP Chromebook 11-v001na 11.5-inch laptop at Amazon, with an Intel N3060 processor, 4GB RAM and 11GB of cloud storage with a year’s subscription with Google One. Other highlights include an amazing 12.45 hours of battery life and an 11.6-inch HD display.

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6. Acer Chromebook 14 (was £250, now £179)

Chromebooks are brilliant companions for any student – inexpensive but with battery life to spare and offering a smooth user experience. This Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 is currently on sale for 28% off, so snap it up while you can.

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7. Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop (was £3,800, now £2,600)

The Razer’s hefty price tag has been slashed in Amazon’s back to school sale, knocking the price down to £2,600. That’s a saving of £1,200, which isn’t too shabby at all – if you need something that can tackle heavyweight video editing and beyond then this monster won’t break a sweat.

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8. ASUS UX550VD ZenBook Pro (was £1,350, now £1,000)

The ASUS UX550VD-BN068T ZenBook Pro, with a powerful Core i7-7700HQ processor, 8GB memory and 512GB SSD storage, is currently available from Amazon for just under £1,000, down £350 while the sale lasts.

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