5 Best Student Laptops to buy in the UK

So lecture notes, some prefer to type so you need a portable laptop with a lengthy battery life. Then there’s the artsy students- video editing, graphic design, digital art, that’s some pretty hefty software, you guys needs something powerful. And on top of all of that, every student needs some down time, so a laptop that can handle movies, music and gaming too. Finding the perfect student laptop seems next to impossible! But fear not, Laptop Outlet are here to help. We’ve done our research and we’ve narrowed it down to the 5 best student laptops to buy in the UK and there’s something suited to everyone in there!

Before we jump in, just a few quick tips. Check up on your course content before purchasing to ensure you buy a laptop equipped to deal with your personal needs and more importantly your course; e.g. graphic design student will need a laptop with higher storage space and RAM and most likely more advanced graphic quality. Alongside this, check sites and apps such as Student Beans as they offer great discounts. We offer discounts across a range of selected student laptops on our site. And lastly, check with your university to see if you’re eligible for funding or a grant, they may provide you with your needed device or partially cover the costs. Now, let us jump straight into our 5 best student laptops to buy in the UK.

 

HP Pavilion x2

 

Processor: Intel Atom x5-38300

RAM: 2GB

Storage: 32GB

Screen: 10.1”

OS: Windows 10 Home

Graphics: Integrated Intel HD

 

Find tablets and laptops both useful? Torn between the two? Well, the HP Pavilion gives you the flexibility of both (literally)! This diverse hybrid allows you to switch between tablet, stand, tent and laptop mode, so any task is tackled with ease and comfort. A great choice for those who work hard and want to play hard, tent mode is a great choice for a movie in bed or propped up on a table with all your mates round for movie night; Intel HD graphics ensure optimum detail and sharpness too. Windows 10 is a must have for students- customise your desktop for easy navigation and use, you’ll know exactly where everything is and how to get there.

 

ASUS ROG GL552VW

 

Processor: Intel Core i5-6300HQ

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 1TB + 128GB SSHD

Screen: 15.6”

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M

 

This Asus laptop has earned its place in our 5 best student laptops in the UK due to its endless capabilities because of its super powerful Intel Core i5 processor. This laptop can handle gaming and power-consuming software, so graphic/product/web design, film, television, art and photography student- keep your eyes on this bad boy. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics and wide screen ensures work that requires fine detail can be completed to perfection and gaming and viewing experience has a true to life feel because of the vivid graphics.

 

HP Stream 11-r001na

 

Processor: Intel Celeron N3050

RAM: 2GB

Storage: 32GB

Screen: 11.6”

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Graphics: Integrated Intel HD

 

For those of you who are a fan of aesthetics, this is the laptop for you. Most laptops stick to dull grey and black, so this little laptop breaks those norms and has a nice pop of colour. Weighing only 1.18kg and only 18.4mm, travelling is done with ease thus making the HP Stream an ideal companion for those who are working and playing on the go. In addition to this, the 9.5 hours of battery life eliminates the hassles of carrying chargers and hunting for a plug socket to charge whilst out the house.

 

Lenovo Ideapad 110

Processor: AMD A6-7310

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 1TB

Screen: 15.6”

OS: Windows 10 Home

Graphics: AMD Radeon R4

 

This laptop is definitely one of the highest ranked in our 5 best student laptops pick. With 1TB storage, you can download music, movies, apps and programmes to your hearts content without the worry of filling up all your storage space. With a powerful processor and 4GB RAM, this laptop is again suited for students who have to work with power-consuming software as it’s built to withstand such draining tasks. AMD graphics ensure gaming, design work and movies are to the utmost highest standards in terms of visual quality.

 

ASUS F553MA-CJ743H

Processor: Intel Pentium Quad Core N3540

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 1TB

Screen: 15.6” (Touchscreen)

OS: Windows 8.1

Graphics: Integrated Intel HD

Last but not least on our 5 best student laptops pick, another powerhouse of a laptop. Store as much as you want, no hassle of multiple USBs because of lack of storage space. Packed with loads of ports, stay connected to your devices with ease and there’s no hassle with super quick transfers. Tackle daily tasks as well as more advanced and highly power-consuming software with the Intel Pentium Quad Core processor. Multimedia will be a breeze on this ASUS laptop, with SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard, you’ll never miss a beat; listening and creating music has ever been easier.

 

So there you have it, our 5 best student laptops to buy in the UK- all available with a student discount via Student Beans on our website. If you’re still undecided, check out our huge range of student laptops and you’ll most definitely find something that suits your needs.

 

For more helpful top picks, reviews and tech related news- check out our blog.

5 Best All-In-One PCs to Buy in the UK

Looking for an all-in-one PC but having some difficulty? We’re here to help. After huge technological advancement in recent years, with the innovation of tablets, hybrids, and laptops as powerful as PCs, it seems all-in-one PCs have become a little less popular. We don’t hear as much about them, but don’t worry- they’re still around. We’ve done some research to help end your search for the perfect PC, whether it’s for office or home use (or both), we’re sure you’ll see something you like in our top picks list. So let’s jump straight in!

 

Lenovo ThinkCentre M810Z

 

Processor: Up to 7th Gen Intel Core i7

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

Storage: Option of 128GB/256GB/512GB/500GB

Graphics: Intel Integrated, AMD R5 435M 2GB gDDR5 for SpB

Screen: 21.5”, touch screen

Starting Price: £699.99

 

The i7 processor ensures slick multitasking no matter how demanding the numerous software/programmes you’re using are; there’s no chance of slow loading apps or crashing. When sat staring at a screen for too long, do you ever feel your head hurt and eyes droop? Well, Lenovo have roughened the screen display (on a microscopic level) to scatter the light emitted and consequently decreasing the chance of headaches. So if you plan on using your all-in-one PC for work and have to endure long hours, we’d highly recommend this model. The touch screen display ensures quick navigation, and the super sensitive surface in addition to this makes touch far more efficient than having to constantly use a mouse.

 

Apple iMac with 4K Retina Display

 

 

Processor: Intel Core i5 Quad Core

Operating System: Mac OS

Storage: 1TB

Graphics: ATI Radeon Pro 555 Graphics Card with 200MB Memory

Screen: 21.5”

Starting Price: £1249

 

Apple never fails to please us, with its top of the range technology and constantly being the first to lead new products (such as tablets & touch screen phones) to the market. First released in 1998, the iMac has changed a fair bit since then but we’re never disappointed; the slick and slim design is great for an office space or home. This all-in-one PC is great all round so has earned its place in our 5 Best All in One PCs to buy in the UK, whether you want to use it for gaming and graphic design, to watching films or writing essays. The stunning visual quality of the screen ensures work that requires immense detail such as graphic/product design and digital art is completed to perfection. Alongside this, the large and vivid display means you can relax after a long day’s work and put a film on and enjoy it in cinema quality graphics.

 

Microsoft Surface Studio

 

 

Processor: 6th Gen Intel Core i5

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

Storage: 1TB

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

Screen: 28”, touch screen

Starting Price: £2999

 

Switch between desk (upright) and studio (flat) mode to suit the task at hand. This device is great for those that need to switch between daily tasks and more artistic virtual activities. The touch screen and stylus ensure optimum precision when working, so whether it’s scribbling down notes or sketching, every curve and line is fastidiously accurate. Whilst topping the iMac and many other high-end all-in-one PCs in price, this particular Microsoft device is a lifelong investment and is of the utmost quality. If you’re looking for the utmost top of the range within the 5 Best All in One PCs to buy in the UK, you’re probably looking at one of the best and most lavish available.

 

HP Envy 34

 

 

 

Processor: Intel Core i1- 7700

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64

Storage: 1TB

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M

Screen: 3 4”

Starting Price: £1999

 

This is a great choice for those who want a luxurious exterior; this pick is again more of an ostentatious choice from our 5 Best All in One PCs to buy in the UK. The most stand out and innovative feature is the curved screen, it’s hard to miss; alongside it’s immense size. With a huge colour scale, every shade is vivid and spot-on; as this device is certified Technicolour. This ensures that the screen’s panels and overall display is calibrated to parallel those used within the film industry and by gaming designers; so if graphic quality is important to you, this device comes highly recommended.

 

Dell OptiPlex 7450

 

 

 

Processor: 7th Gen Intel Core i7

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

Storage: 500GB

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M

Screen: 23.5”, 4K Display

Starting Price: £979

 

A great choice for business, pleasure and graphics. One of the commendable features of this device was the stand, not only does it surpass the norm that provides you a few angles, it also has the utmost flexibility. Switch between a vertical and horizontal view, the device adjusts to whatever you’re doing to accurately fit whichever mode you chose. Alongside this, you can adjust the height of the stand. Between the automatically adjusting screen, height and mode choice and multi-touch screen, this device provides seamless and effortless navigation and makes tackling any task easy. Alongside this, the powerful processing power ensures no task is too difficult, this feature in addition to the great graphic quality ensures a great gaming experience.

 

So there you have it, our pick of the 5 Best All in One PCs to buy in the UK. If you were on the hunt for one, we hope we’ve helped you come to a decision. Still undecided? Browse our range of all-in-one PCs, you’ll be sure to find something perfect for you.

For more helpful top picks, reviews and tech new, visit our blog.

Refurbished HP Laptops under £400

A HP laptop will provide you with a reliable machine that you can depend on and will also include exclusive HP technology that is sure to impress anyone. If you’re a student or you want a laptop for work, a HP laptop will give you ease of use as well as a powerful machine that is sure to deliver.

If you want to save some money along the way then a refurbished HP laptop is the perfect way to get your hands on HP technology, for a lower price. Most laptops also come with a 6 month to 1 year warranty, so keep reading to catch our pick of the best refurbished HP laptops under £400!

HP Stream 13 c055sa

 

  • Price: £139.99
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 / 2.16 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.58 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB, Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Display: 13.3″ HD (1366 x 768 resolution)
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit

The HP Stream 13 is simple, fun and easy to use, and the ideal study buddy! Available in an eye-catching bold blue colour with a 13.3’’ HD display, makes it the ideal size to view your videos or movies on whilst also making it highly portable. It has DTS studio sound for a concert like experience, in the comfort of your own room.

The fan- less design means that you can concentrate on your work without being distracted by loud and annoying noises coming from your laptop. The SD card reader, HDMI port and 3 USB ports mean you can be sure of complete connectivity with all of your devices at all times!

 

HP x2 10-p007na

 

 

  • Price: £229.99
  • Processor: Intel Atom x5 Z8350 Quad-Core 1.44GHz / 1.92GHz Turbo Processor
  • RAM: 2GB, Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Display: 10.1-inch Multi-Touch (1280 x 800 resolution)
  • Camera: 5MP Rear Camera
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

If you want a flexible and multi-functional laptop then the HP X2 is a great device with its tablet/laptop 2-in-1 functionality. You can place it in a number of ways making it great for business or professional use. And it will even suit your needs for general use at home for entertainment with the kids, or even studying and revising as you can detach the keyboard and use it how you like! In addition to the design making it highly portable, it also has a staggering 11 hours of battery life, and can charge up to 50% in just one hour making it amazing to travel with.

The affordable laptop even comes with a 1 year warranty and the thin and sleek design makes it easy to take with you to the office or even on the school run for maximum productivity. The 10.1’’ display is also touchscreen for added interactivity on the convertible laptop. If you want to check out more 2 in 1 laptops like this, have a look at our pick of the best 2 in laptops of 2017 here!

 

HP Pavilion 15-ab254sa

 

 

  • Price: £399.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) 6200U / 2.3 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.8 GHz
    RAM: 8GB, Storage: 2TB HDD
    • Display: 15.6″ (1366 x 768 resolution)
    • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 520
    • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

Another great device in our list of refurbished HP laptops under £400 is the HP Pavilion 15-ab254sa, the substantial 2TB hard drive on the laptop means you get more than your money’s worth! You don’t have to worry about storing your movies, music or files because 2TB is more than enough space for everything you need.

It also comes with a HDMI port and 3 USB ports, so if you’re after a laptop for business use you’ll find connecting up to a second screen, or connecting printers and other devices a breeze! The Windows 10 operating system means it is ideal for studying or work use and the Intel Core i5 processor means it won’t slow you down!

A refurbished HP laptop means you don’t have to compromise on technology even if your budget is low. We hope you enjoyed reading our pick of refurbished HP laptops under £400. Comment below and let us know if you have any other HP favourites!

 

LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

The LG G6 is one of the break-out phones of this year with LG really pulling it out of the bag with its new offering; it is packed with unique and impressive features and along with the Samsung S8, it is one of the most anticipated Android phones of 2017!

With the much awaited G6 finally on sale, we check out how it stacks up against its biggest competitor, the S8 from Samsung. Read on to see the similarities and differences between the LG G6 and Samsung S8.

Design and Display

The G5 received an underwhelming reception last year and despite its unique and exciting modular design, it did not prove to be as popular as expected. However, LG are back with a better and bigger phone, literally, as the G6 has a much larger 5.7” screen with a 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Quad HD+ Full Vision Display looks even more striking and impressive due to the thin bezel around the screen, and it is the first phone to have Dolby Vision technology built in.

Source: Samsung

 

The lack of bezel design is a trend we see following through with all major phone manufacturers, including Samsung’s S8, as well as the iPhone 8 also being rumoured to have a bezel free design when it launches later this year. Similarly, the S8 has a 5.8’’ Quad HD+ ‘infinity display’ and 2,960 x 1440 pixel screen with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, so although the Samsung’s screen is slightly larger, both phones deliver a vivid and vibrant display.

Camera

The camera on the LG G6 is what makes it stand out from its competitors, it has two rear cameras, one which is a wide angle lens and one which is a standard lens camera, and both are an impressive 13MP each. With the option of two cameras; users are able to choose whether they want to take a panoramic style image or not.

The wide angle lens variant will allow you to capture beautiful images of breath-taking sunsets and views or even just group selfies. The front facing camera on the G6 is 5MP and also has a wide angle option, which will let you take selfies to the next level and is perfect for fitting in a crowd of people without having to leave anyone out! It even has a square camera app for Instagram friendly photos!

 

 

Source: LG

The Samsung S8, on the other hand, does not feature a wide angle lens camera on the front or back, and there is also no change in terms of the camera specs from last year’s Samsung S7, as Samsung have chosen to stick with the 12MP camera this year too. This will disappoint some of us who expected a big jump from the 12MP camera, and with the Sony Xperia X7’s 23MP camera it’s clear to see how this is underwhelming in comparison to its competitors.

The iPhone 7 Plus also includes a wide angle lens and telephoto camera on the rear of the phone, with higher quality zoom and ‘portrait mode’ for blurred backgrounds. This follows suit from other phone manufacturers and the popularity of adding options for us, the end user which gives the LG G6 a slight advantage in the LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 battle.

Performance and Features

The G6 comes in a choice of three colours, which include ‘Black’, ‘Platinum Silver’ and ‘White’ and the S8 currently comes in two colour options in the UK, ‘Orchid Grey’ and ‘Midnight Black’, with some people finding the colour options of the Samsung variant too limiting, however both phones may release more colours in the future.

The S8’s Snapdragon Qualcomm 835 processor is newer than the G6’s Snapdragon Qualcomm 821 processor, making the S8 slightly faster than the LG G6, as they have chosen to include the older processor on the LG. Both phones have Android 7.0 Nougat operating systems; both phones are also water and dust proof, just like most other high end competing phones like the iPhone 7, Sony Xperia XZ and even the Samsung S7, understandably so, as an increasing number of us are willing to pay more for durable phones.

 


Source: LG

The LG G6 comes with Google Assistant built in on the phone whereas the Samsung S8 comes with an all new assistant, Bixby, which has been a clear highlight for Samsung. Where they differ greatly is with the battery and the G6’s larger battery size of 3,300mAh, the Samsung S8’S 3,000mAh wireless charging battery is smaller, however this does not necessarily translate to longer battery life.

The Verdict

Overall, the LG G6 has an array of features which sets it apart from other smartphones; for example the rear dual wide angle lens cameras, as well as the powerful battery, and the display with completely new technologies for a smartphone incorporated within it, make it differ from its competitors and puts it slightly ahead.

As the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are the amongst the hottest smartphone releases of this year and with all the world’s largest phone manufactures having major releases this year, we are yet to see just how successful the LG G6 will prove, especially considering we are still in the first half of the year.

However, it is clear to see that the Korean manufacturer has packed the phone with enough features and specs for it to be a real contender. And it clearly stands out as a must have for 2017, even against the mighty S8.

We hope you enjoyed reading our LG G6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 comparison. Let us know if you’re planning on getting your hands on the smartphone soon, or if you already have one let us know what you think of it, by dropping us a comment below!

Best Cheap Windows Laptops for Students

A laptop is a must have device for all students on the go. It provides the perfect solution to staying connected online whilst also being able to attend your University lectures or spending those late nights in the library. A Windows laptop lets you have the simple and resourceful technology of the operating system that is easy to use and understand, within a portable PC.

If you’re a student buying for yourself or you want to treat someone who is a student, we have everything for general browsing of the internet, or laptops for those more advanced programs and student assignments. Continue reading for our pick of the best cheap Windows laptops for students!

HP Pavilion X2

  • Price: £189.99
  • Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8300 1.44 GHz Max Turbo Speed 1.84 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Display: 10.1″ Touchscreen (1280 x 800 Resolution)
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

The HP Pavilion X2 is the ideal 2 in 1 laptop for the student who wants something a little bit more exciting and versatile than a standard laptop. The laptop hybrid is highly portable and can be converted into a tablet to view films or videos when you just want to kick back at home, and the keyboard can quickly be re-attached when you want to work comfortably on your Word documents for those essays, making it easy to switch from work to play mode!

The whopping 12 hour battery life means you can literally use it all day or even all night if you’re rushing to meet those last minute deadlines! You won’t need to interrupt your work to try to find the nearest socket to charge it up again. The lightweight design lets you slip it into your handbag or backpack and take it with you everywhere without it weighing you down on top of your textbooks.

The addition of the Windows 10 operating system on this laptop/tablet, make it exciting and and fun to use; it allows you to work on 4 different apps at the same time, which is good news for every avid multitasker, as you can keep track of all your social media pages and do your work all at the same time.

ASUS X553MA

 

  • Price: £199.99
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16GHz, 2MB Cache, Intel Burst up to 2.58GHz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Display: 15.6″ (1366 x 768 Resolution)
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-Bit

The ASUS X5553MA is perfect for the bolder student; it comes in a striking red colour and will definitely make you stand out. The design of the laptop features a beautiful concentric texture that also makes it durable, ideal for travelling with and taking from place to place, without the worry of damaging it.

ASUS Splendid and SonicMaster technology give this laptop amazing visuals and sound so it will make watching your favourite movies or even playing your favourite video games, in your spare time a much more immersive and enjoyable experience. The massive 1TB of storage also means you can store all your documents, movies, videos and more!

The widely popular Windows 8.1 operating system means you get to quickly switch to the classic windows view without any hassle if that’s what you prefer to use, and it also wakes from sleep mode in two seconds, allowing you to quickly get back to your work without wasting time.

ASUS X502CA

 

 

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 (3th Gen) 3217U / 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 320GB HDD
  • Display: 15.6″ HD (1366 x 768 Resolution)
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 4000
  • Operating System: Windows 8

Slim and light, the ASUS X502CA is another laptop that is easy to carry around. It comes in a chic design, giving it a glamorous feel and it also has SonicMaster and AudioWizard technology built in, as well as a 1366 x 768 Resolution display, making it a great laptop for entertainment purposes.

The powerful speakers and AudioWizard provide rich sound that is tailored to you. The different modes for sound include movie mode, for when you’re watching films, speech mode for those daily video and voice calls, as well as gaming mode to heighten your gaming experience, to provide a more customised experience.

If you’re fed up of uncomfortable laptop keyboards, the X502CA has a 33% larger touchpad with Smart Gesture technology allowing you to use a range of gestures and use with ease. The powerful i3 processor will let you work smoothly on the laptop without it slowing down making this a real bargain and one of the best cheap Windows laptops for students.

Toshiba L50-C-1PC

 

  • Processor: Intel Pentium N3700 / 1.60 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.40 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Display: 15.6″ Display (1366 x 768 Resolution)
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

A laptop that provides fast performance with powerful entertainment centric functionality; the Toshiba L50-C-1PC features integrated Intel HD Graphics and has built in Onkyo DTS® Sound speakers which are certified by Skull Candy, so if you’re a student who likes their gaming, videos or movies, then this laptop is sure to tick all of the boxes.

The Windows 10 operating system as well as the powerful Intel Pentium processor means it will run smoothly, and you get to have the ease of use of Windows 10 as well as all of your favourite apps and Office programs all in one place.

The USB ports which include USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports, as well as a HDMI port allow for better connectivity with all of your other devices and gadgets, like your TV and smartphone.

The powerful all-rounder also has a special sleep and charge function on it which means you can have it in sleep mode and still charge your phone or any other gadgets, compared to other devices that would stop charging when the laptop enters sleep mode.

Are you a student that can’t go anywhere without your laptop? Did we feature your laptop in our pick of the best cheap Windows laptops for students? Let us know in the comments section below! You can also take a look at our blog post on the best tablets under £100 here, if you’re after more than one gadget! We also offer an up to 15% student discount on selected devices via Student Beans; connect with a Student Beans ID here to see what items are eligible.

 

 

Best Lenovo Convertible Laptops under £500

A convertible device gives you the luxury of having 2 or more devices all built into one, increasing the potential and possibilities of your laptop. If you’re on the lookout for a laptop or tablet, a convertible laptop lets you have the best of both worlds within a 2 in 1 hybrid. The first name in convertible laptops is of course that of Lenovo’s, as the world’s largest seller of personal computers as well as the marketers of the innovative ‘Yoga’ line.

Continue reading as we take you through the best Lenovo convertible laptops under £500.

Lenovo Yoga 2

 

  • Price: £279.99
  • Processor: Intel Pentium N3530 / 2.16GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.58 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD
  • Screen: 11.6″ HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a flexible and highly adaptable convertible laptop with separate modes for the different ways in which this laptop can be folded; Tent, Laptop, Stand and Tablet. You can have the laptop in its ‘tent’ mode for when you are cooking, making it easy to cook and read the recipe off the screen simultaneously, and ‘tablet’ mode for when you’re reading in bed! Despite its size, it has a powerful quad core processor, a 720 HD webcam as well as a Micro HDMI port for when you want to connect it to your TV and see things on a bigger screen. In addition to this, the AccuType keyboard and the 10 point multi-touch screen makes it comfortable to use and easy on your fingers, making it the perfect candidate for our list of the best Lenovo convertible laptops under £500.

Lenovo Yoga 500 (Intel Core i3-4005U)

 

  • Price £349.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 (4th Gen) 4005U / 1.7GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 14″ Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 4400
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1

The Lenovo Yoga 500 with an Intel Core i3 processor provides vibrant and exciting graphics. It has a processor powerful enough to allow you to play games, or to use the convertible laptop as an all -round entertainment tablet. It is extremely thin and light, with it weighing only 4.3 lbs so it is easily transportable and its 8 hour battery life mean you can use it all day without being near a charging port. It comes with 4GB of RAM and an additional, massive, 1TB of storage! It also comes with Dolby Home theatre sound so you can store and play your choice of movies.

Lenovo Yoga 500 (AMD A8-7410)

 

  • Price £379.99
  • Processor: AMD A8-7410 / 2.2 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.5 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 14″ Touchscreen Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The Lenovo Yoga 500 with an AMD processor lets you have better security built into your laptop, it also means you can multi task with ease as the AMD processor allows for smoother running and use of multiple applications and programmes all at once. The 14 inch screen with its anti-glare display means you can use the laptop in different lighting situations without having an uncomfortable viewing experience. It also features the smooth Windows 10 operating system and a faster Wi-Fi connection letting you stay better connected online.

Lenovo Yoga 500 Intel Core i5-6200U

 

  • Price: £479.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) 6200U / 2.3 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD
  • Screen: 14″ Full HD Touchscreen Display (1920 x 1080) Resolution
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2GB Dedicated
  • Operating System: Windows 10

The NVIDIA GeForce 920M dedicated graphics on this laptop make it perfect for gaming on the go. It has a full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, further adding to the gaming experience. The i5 processor means it is capable of automatically increasing its speed through a turbo boost. It comes in a sleek and attractive design and is light enough to carry around making it a perfect and versatile travel companion and also why it is featured on our list of the best Lenovo convertible laptops under £500.

Are you a proud owner of a Lenovo convertible laptop? Did you enjoy reading our post on best Lenovo convertible laptops under £500? Drop us a comment and let us know!

The Best Laptops for £400 or less

With us well and truly into the New Year and spring coming up, it’s nearly time for a spring clean and for us to update our tech gadgets with the best.

The Dell XPS 13 has been widely touted as the best laptop of 2017 by multiple expert reviewers with many favouring it over its newer ‘sister’ laptop the Dell XPS 15.

However, if you’re a student who’s strapped for cash or just someone on a budget and on the lookout for an inexpensive but effective laptop, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best laptops for £400 or less.

 

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C100

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  • Price: £280.99
  • Processor: Rockchip Cortex-A17 RK3288C Quad Core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 16GB eMMC
  • Screen: 10.1″ Touchscreen Display (1280 x 800) Resolution
  • Integrated Graphics
  • Operating System: Google Chrome OS

The ASUS C100 is one of a kind. A unique Chromebook which converts into a tablet, in one swift flip, hence the name. This touch screen, inexpensive Chromebook also features a quad core processor and of course the unique Google Chrome operating system, all within a sleek silver design, with a sensible 16GB for its humble size.

 

The HP Stream 11

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  • Price: £189.99
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 / 2.16 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.58 GHz
  • Ram: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Screen: 11.6″ HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The HP Stream 11 was made with students in mind and is an instant classic, and that’s why we had to feature it on our list of the best laptops for £400 or less. We currently have it with BullGuard Internet security included in the price.

With a clear focus on robust battery life as well as good quality sound; it also features an ample 32 GB of storage. It comes with DTS Sound built in and is perfect for on-the-go students who don’t want to worry about recharging or not being able to play their favourite music.

 

The ASUS X555 LA

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  • Price: £349.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) 5200U / 2.2 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.7 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 15.6″ HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 5500
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The ASUS X555 LA is a high performance laptop with lots of little added extras to make this the ultimate entertainment friendly laptop.

PC mag and PC Advisor recently named it one of the ‘best cheap laptops of 2017’ and it’s no wonder with its exceptional sound quality from the built in sonic Master technology and an Intel Core i5 processor. It also comes with a whole array of ports including two USB 3.0 ports as well as an additional USB 2.0 port and a HDMI port among others.

 

The HP 250 G5

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  • Price: £349.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-5005U 2GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Screen: 15.6″ HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 5500
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The HP G5 is also another firm favourite with it topping PC Advisor’s list for the ‘best budget laptops for 2017’. The G4 was similarly popular and with the G5 replacing the older model, the laptop has only improved. It comes equipped with a hard drive capacity of 500GB and Intel core i5, read our more in depth review of the high performance laptop here.

We hope you enjoyed reading our list of the best laptops for £400 or less. What are your all-time favourite budget laptops? Are you more of a laptop or a PC person? Let us know in the comments section below.

*Please note: all prices are subject to change without notice and all offers are subject to availability*