Best laptop deals in the UK for February 2022: We’ve found discounts on big-name brands

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Portable, versatile laptops can even be found for less than £300 (iStock/The Independent)
Portable, versatile laptops can even be found for less than £300 (iStock/The Independent)

Looking to upgrade your laptop? Well, you’re not alone. The rise of remote working means more of us than ever are shopping around for the best laptop deals, though finding the ideal machine depends on how you plan to use it.

The latest trend in the market is the two-in-one, or foldable, laptop. The device can be used as a traditional laptop, but also folded over or separated to form a touchscreen tablet. The extra versatility has been a huge success, with most major brands now producing multiple two-in-one models.

It’s also important to know how to spot a good budget option. Chromebooks, for instance, started out life as cheap, less-powerful alternatives to traditional laptops, but some have developed into genuine rivals to Windows and Apple products.

The price has remained impressively low for many Chromebooks, meaning they’re a solid choice for most people’s personal and professional lives.

So, which laptop should you buy? From lightweight notebooks to the two-in-one Swiss army knives of the market, to dedicated gaming setups, we’ve scoured the internet for the best laptop deals the UK has to offer.

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The best laptop deals for February 2022 in the UK are:

  • Lenovo ideapad duet Chromebook: Was £279.99, now £219.99, Amazon.co.uk

  • Asus 11.6in Chromebook C223: Was £199, now £119.99, Johnlewis.com

  • Asus Chromebook flip C214MA 11.6in laptop: Was £249.99, now £195, Amazon.co.uk

  • Asus vivobook 14: Was £499.97, now £399.97, Box.co.uk

  • Asus zenbook flip 13: Was £799.99, now £539.99, Argos.co.uk

  • Apple MacBook air, 2020: Was £999, now £887, Amazon.co.uk

Lenovo ideapad duet Chromebook: Was £279.99, now £219.99, Amazon.co.uk

 (Lenovo)
(Lenovo)
  • Screen size: 10.1in

  • Operating system: Chrome OS

  • Storage capacity: 64GB

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P60T

  • Memory (RAM): 4GB

An affordable 2-in-1 laptop from Lenovo, the ideapad duet runs on the lightweight Chrome operating system, meaning it boots up almost instantly and doesn’t get bogged down in unnecessary software as time goes on. It comes with its own magnetic keyboard cover and stand for getting some work done while on the go, while the 10.6in full HD screen is great for watching Netflix while you commute.

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Asus Chromebook C223 11.6in: Was £199, now £119.99, Johnlewis.com

 (Asus)
(Asus)
  • Screen size: 11.6in

  • Operating system: Chrome OS

  • Storage capacity: 32GB

  • Processor: Intel Celeron N3350

  • Memory (RAM): 4GB

A compact and budget-friendly laptop ideal for school, the Asus C223 weighs less than a kilo and is thin enough to chuck into a backpack. It runs ChromeOS, Google’s web and app-based operating system, so is best-suited for online work.

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Asus Chromebook flip C214MA 11.6in: Was £249.99, now £199.99, Amazon.co.uk

 (Asus)
(Asus)
  • Screen size: 11.6in

  • Operating system: Chrome OS

  • Storage capacity: 32GB

  • Processor: Intel Celeron N4020

  • Memory (RAM): 4GB

The Asus flip C214MA is ideal for students. A slim and stylish laptop running Google’s own operating system, it can be seamlessly converted into a tablet thanks to a 360 degree hinge. Because it’s a Chromebook you can’t install Windows or Mac OS software, but if you just need a browser-style Android device to work on and easily carry around with you, the C214MA is an unbeatable proposition at this price.

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Asus vivobook 14: Was £499.97, now £399.97, Box.co.uk

 (Asus)
(Asus)
  • Screen size: 14n

  • Operating system: Windows 11

  • Storage capacity: 256GB

  • Processor: Intel Core i3

  • Memory (RAM): 8GB

This Windows laptop has a large 14in full HD display, is powered by a zippy Intel Core i3 processor, and currently has a sizeable £100 off at electronics retailer Box. There’s a generous 256GB of fast, solid-state storage, USB-C and HDMI connectivity for attaching to a TV or monitor, and there’s even a handy MicroSD card slot for easily transferring photos and videos from your smartphone and camera.

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Asus zenbook flip 13: Was £799.99, now £539.99, Argos.co.uk

 (Asus)
(Asus)
  • Screen size: 13.3in

  • Operating system: Windows 10

  • Storage capacity: 512GB

  • Processor: Intel core i5

  • Memory (RAM): 8GB

This is a slim, lightweight laptop weighing just a smidge over 1kg. With an outstanding 16-hour battery life, an impressive touchscreen display, powerful CPU and modest 8GB of memory, it’s a great all-rounder for everyday use – emailing, reading, watching, writing, researching new houseplants, etc – as well as more processor-intensive tasks.

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Apple MacBook air, 2020: Was £999, now £887, Amazon.co.uk

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(Apple)
  • Screen size: 13.3in

  • Operating system: MacOS big sur

  • Storage capacity: 256GB

  • Processor: Apple M1 chip

  • Memory (RAM): 8GB

The M1-powered MacBook is a breathtakingly fast and ultra-stylish machine. In our round-up of the best laptops, our reviewer said that “everything is amazingly speedy. The keyboard is dreamy to use, responsive and comfortable with plenty of travel”. This deal is on the MacBook air with a 256GB SSD, but there’s also almost £150 off the 512GB version (was £1,249, now £1,099.97, Amazon.co.uk).

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