Student Finance

Buying a Laptop with Student Finance

With rent, food, nights out and tuition fees to pay, money can be a little tight for university students. With the next academic year right around the corner, it’s time to start packing and make sure you’ve got everything you need and a laptop is an absolute necessity! It’s critical for work, such as checking your timetable, writing up assignments and doing research. Here at Laptop Outlet, we’ve picked out the five best laptops that’ll get your work done and provide you with great entertainment, without hurting your wallet.


Toshiba CLICK MINI   £114.99 (save £35)

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  • Processor: Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz / 1.83 Turbo GHz Processor
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB SSD
  • Screen: 9 inch Display (1920 x 1200) Resolution
  • Camera: 5 MP Full HD Rear camera with Auto focus & 2 MP Full HD front camera
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1
  • Special Offer includes BullGuard Internet Security.

This cheap Toshiba hybrid is great for students who want to work and play on the go. At only 978 grams and super thin, and with the functionality of a laptop in the palm of your hands, working on-the-go has never been easier. The detachable keyboard allows you to switch between a tablet and laptop with ease, to suit the task at hand. The battery life of 13 hours further ensures an entire day of work without the hassle of recharging, so you can take notes in lectures, write up a report during your break and catch a quick episode of ‘Orange is the New Black’ on your journey home.

The Intel Atom processor, alongside the 2GB RAM ensures that performance speed is fast no matter how demanding your work is, so you can complete power draining tasks with ease and run multiple programmes simultaneously.  Stay connected to your other devices with ease with the numerous ports such as the micro-SD card slot, micro-HDMI port and micro-USB port. Share notes with course mates quickly, stick them on a USB and simply pass it on, or connect to a bigger screen with the HDMI port for movie night in the flat. Windows 8.1 ensures all your favourite or necessary apps are easy to locate and quick to start up, and you can customise your homepage so you’ll know exactly where everything is. With 32GB RAM and numerous ports to allow connectivity to external storage devices, you can save files and documents with ease and still have plenty of space for pictures and music.

Despite the cheap price of only £114.99, you’ll be surprised by the versatility of this hybrid, delivering a great performance in both work and entertainment. With a bright 16:10 screen with 1920 x 1200 screen resolution and Intel HD graphics, you can enjoy your favourite film or catch up on your favourite shows in stunning and immersive visuals. The 5MP HD rear camera with autofocus and the 2MP front camera provide you with flawless picture quality, so you can relive your favourite uni moments with vivid picture quality and always take Instagram worthy selfies.

This device has immense portability and flexibility, all the necessary programmes and tools you need to get your dissertation done and lots of great entertainment features, all at the remarkably low price of £114.99, that’s a great saving of £35! Buy now and you’ll also receive BullGuard anti-virus free of charge!


HP 14-ac100na    £122.99



  • Processor: Intel Celeron N3050 / 1.6 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.16 GHz Processor
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Screen: 14″ Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Special Offer includes BullGuard internet security

With an Intel Celeron processor and 2GB RAM you’ll never face lagging or slow performance speed, you can tackle any assignment and run multiple apps simultaneously with ease. You can have your word document open, as well as numerous browser tabs, lecture notes and power point slides without slowing performance speed; ensuring your assignment is absolutely perfect!


Equipped with the familiar and much loved Windows 10 Home 64-bit, apps have never been quicker and easier to locate and start up! Customise your homepage to suit your needs, so as soon as you switch the laptop on you can quickly jump straight into work. Everything is set in an easy-to-view tiled layout so even if you’re a first time user you won’t face any difficulty.


With a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader, superfast Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.0 and a HDMI port, you can stay connected to all your other devices with ease and make quick transfers. Save work onto your USB and transfer pictures from your camera seamlessly.

Take a break from work and become immersed in gaming or films. Integrated Intel HD graphics, the 14” HD widescreen display, 1366 x 768 screen resolution and DTS sound deliver a cinematic experience without the cost of speakers or a big screen. This high quality HP laptop is available at the great price of £122.99 and if you purchase now you’ll receive BullGuard internet security for free! Not only are you getting a laptop at a great price, but you’re protecting it from viruses too and it’s absolutely free.


ASUS X453MA    £144.49



  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 / 2.16 GHz ( 2.58 GHz Turbo)
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Screen: 14″ Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • Special Offer includes ACME SP103 Efficient Mini Portable Speaker

The Intel Core processor and 2GB RAM is great in providing smooth multitasking and can withstand the pressure of demanding tasks and power-draining programmes. Windows 8.1 64-bit further enables seamless work and play. Access everything you need from your customised homepage, so you can find apps with ease and start them up quickly; there’s no time wasting with this operating system.

At a great price, this laptop not only gets your work done but delivers expressive visual and sound quality. ASUS Splendid technology, the 14” HD widescreen display, integrated Intel HD graphics, 1366 x 768 screen resolution, amazing audio quality and the inclusion of a free portable speaker gives you an amazing home entertainment experience. Softwares such as SonicMaster Audio technology, AudioWizzard and the 2011 Technical GRAMMY award winner- MaxxAudio, enable you to create your own sound (great for musicians and those doing television and film studies) in amazing quality and it’s super easy to use!

Packed with numerous ports, Bluetooth 4.0, online web storage and 500GB HDD storage space, all your work can be saved without a fuss and transfers are quickly done. This cheap ASUS laptop is ideal for students because of its countless helpful features, such as the prolonged battery life and work being saved automatically when battery life gets to 5%. The multi-point touchpad with Smart Gesture technology lets you navigate, scroll and zoom with greater precision and ease. The carefully designed keyboard provides users with high responsiveness and prevents fatigue, so you can work for hours on your assignment comfortably.

This powerful ASUS laptop is available at the cheap price of 154.99, so it’s an absolute bargain! If you decide to buy now we’ll also throw in a portable speaker completely free of charge.


Toshiba L50-C-1FU   £189.99



  • Processor: Intel Pentium N3700 / 1.6 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.4 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen:6″ Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1

Especially optimised for Windows with specifically chosen hardware, all the programmes you want and need will run smoothly. The 8GB RAM and Intel Pentium processor makes this cheap Toshiba laptop an absolute powerhouse, giving it the capacity to multitask speedily without trouble. Windows 8.1 will provide you with an easy-to-view and use homepage, customise it for easy start-ups –so a quick click is all you need to resume writing an essay. Equipped with all you need to stay connected such as Bluetooth 4.9, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, card reader and super speedy Wi-Fi, you can access the web wherever you are, and charge and connect to devices to transfer with ease. However, with an immense storage space of 1TB, external storage devices are unlikely to be needed!


Get work done on this cheap Toshiba laptop and enjoy films when taking a break. The 15.6” HD widescreen display, integrated Intel HD graphics and a screen resolution of 1366 x 7680 deliver a great home movie experience with true to life visuals and immense detail. Built-in Onkyo DTS Sound speakers (certified by SkullCandy) enhance film quality and let you jam out to your favourite songs without the need of giant speakers; saving you space and money!


HP Pavilion   £214.99



  • Processor: Intel Pentium N3700 / 1.6 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen:6″ Touchscreen (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1

For those who need flexibility, portability and the diversity of a tablet and laptop, this cheap HP Pavilion is ideal. The 360 degree rotational hinge allows you to choose from four different modes. Work in notebook mode, watch a film comfortably in stand mode, play a game in tent mode or do a bit of quick reading on the go with tablet mode. The super responsive touch screen means you can navigate, scroll and zoom quickly. The long lasting battery life ensures you can work and play on the go without the hassle of recharging. The fan-less design eliminates noise so work away in the library for hours on end without disrupting anyone.

Installed with Windows 8.1, customise your homepage to have easy access to your apps and programmes and manage files; you’ll never waste a moment searching for the folder you saved your coursework in! Packed with all the ports you need and 1TB of storage you can save your work effortlessly and still have plenty of space for pictures, films and your favourite tunes.


The 4GB RAM and Intel Pentium Quad Core processor means you can take on any assignment regardless of how demanding it is. This cheap hybrid has the capacity and power to run numerous programmes simultaneously and won’t buckle under the pressure of power-consuming programmes either.


This cheap hybrid is great for those purchasing with their student finance as it eliminates the need for additional entertainment equipment, such as monitors, TVs, speakers, or extra gaming laptops etc. The 11.6” HD widescreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and integrated Intel HD graphics ensure your film quality will be stunningly detailed and vivid.

This dual functional laptop lets you work and play wherever you are with its numerous great features and its flexible design and it’s only £214.99!


We hope we’ve been of help to you and ended the search for your perfect laptop before university starts!

Still unsure? Check out our wide range of student laptops or all of our Back to School range where you’ll be sure to find something and visit our blog for more helpful reviews, top picks and tech related news.



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


HP EliteBook 840 Review

HP EliteBook 840 Review

Here at Laptop Outlet our passion is everything tech related and making sure our customers walk away with satisfaction and excitement when purchasing their new gadget. When in store or buying online, it can get a little confusing trying to comprehend technical terms when you know nothing about processors or have no idea what GB is. That’s where our product reviews come in to help! We’ll provide you with all the tech facts you need in an easy-to-understand format, so you make the best choice when purchasing. Let’s jump straight in and tell you all you need to know about the HP Elitebook 840 that’s been causing a stir with its great price of £799.99 and amazing features.



  • HP Sure Start detects viruses & corruption and tackles them automatically
  • Latest & large storage options (including PCIe SSD)
  • Amazing graphics and sound quality
  • Portable
  • Powerful Processor
  • Installed with great manageability tools, ideal for keeping your business on track


  • Targeted towards those who use their laptop for work, more so than students or casual laptop users

Performance & Connectivity:

With a smart 5th generation processor and 8GB RAM, this HP Elitebook is a portable powerhouse which guarantees to get stuff done. You may be wondering what difference does a processor make? Well, the more powerful the processor, the more power to do what you want. Have as many tabs open as you need, switch between three different documents, play some music and download a film all at the same time; you can take multitasking to a new level. Equipped with an Ethernet port and display port, you can stay connected with all your contacts and necessary devices. With a large range of wireless WAN and LAN options, as well as 4G, reliable and quick access to the web is guaranteed; so watch a film at home, get some research done at the office, or check your emails in a coffee shop, without the stress of bad connection!

Portability & Appearance:

This super slim and light weight (from 1.55kg) HP laptop with a lengthy battery life ensures productivity on the go. It’ll easily fit into your backpack or briefcase without weighing you down. Don’t be fooled by the luxurious aluminium finish, this cheap HP laptop is immensely durable too; successfully passing the MIL-STD 810G test and the HP Total Test Process. The screen also uses tough Corning Gorilla glass, so a bumpy trip won’t hurt this laptop in the slightest.

Operating System:

Installed with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, hard workers, casual laptop users and those in business are easily able to handle any task. This powerful operating system ensures smooth running without a doubt. Especially with its easy to access feature, you can find tools and apps with ease, enhance productivity and minimise time-wasting.

Navigation & Response:

With a beautifully designed touchpad including a scroll zone, you’ll never struggle or fumble around, and navigation is made easy; so you can scroll and zoom comfortably. With the option of a touch or non-touch 14” diagonal display, you have the ability to take navigation to even greater comfort if you wish to.


When investing in a device, you want it to tackle all your tech needs, so a multitasking laptop which is great for both work and entertainment is ideal. The HP Elitebook is the height of dual functionality! It has amazing features to ensure your work is done to the best standard but also has some mind-blowing entertainment features. With a 14″ full HD display, (1920 x 1080) screen resolution, integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics and amazing quality audio, you can enjoy films in immersive detail.

This cheap HP Elitebook is available from £799.99, an absolute bargain considering all the amazing features it comes with! Have your heart set on one? Grab it on our site here.

Not entirely sure, or want a little browse around before you make a decision? Visit our website and you’ll find a huge range of laptops to choose from, alongside great prices and amazing deals.

If you found our review helpful we have plenty more on our blog, alongside our helpful top tech picks and other tech-related news; make sure you check it out!


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

Lenovo Laptops

Cheap Lenovo Refurbished Laptops to Buy in UK

Have your heart set on purchasing a Lenovo laptop but struggling because of the price? Well, you don’t need to worry anymore! With a range of cheap, refurbished and high quality Lenovo laptops available, you’ll be sure to find something that caters to all your technological needs whilst keeping to your budget. For some helpful suggestions in choosing your perfect Lenovo laptop, read on to see the top picks.


Lenovo B50-30 15.6″ Best Buy Laptop Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB


  • Price: £184.99
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 / 2.16 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.58 GHz
    RAM: 4GBpic 1
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
    Screen: 15.6” Anti-Glare Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
    Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
    Operating system: Windows 8.1 with Bing
  • Special Offer includes BullGuard Internet Securit 




Looking for something high quality but with an affordable price tag? Look no further as this cheap refurbished Lenovo laptop is great for you. An ideal companion for students or for people working on the go as it’s thinner than 1″ and at just over 2 kg. With a fast Intel Celeron N2840 dual core processor and equipped with Windows 8.1, the Lenovo B50 is the perfect choice for those you who have loads of apps as you can multi-task with ease and access them easily. A super speedy USB3 port allows this cheap, refurbished Lenovo laptop to transfer data super quick. The B50 also features a HDMI port, perfect if you want to connect your laptop to a larger external screen; a great quality to have for both work and play. The AccuType keyboard makes typing more comfortable and effectively reducing errors, great for late night workers. Alongside this, the anti-glare display feature further enhances your productivity and quality of work; an ideal laptop customised to cater to workaholics and hardworking students. Windows 8.1 and the Turbo speed 2.58 GHz processor ensures you’ll never have the hassle of slow loading apps and programmes and find everything on your homepage. When taking a break from work to check in with family and friends, the integrated HD webcam and microphone provides you with long distance calls with HD video quality and great audio. This amazingly cheap, refurbished Lenovo laptop is a bargain at £184.99 and you’ll also receive BullGuard internet security for free!


Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15.6″ FHD Touchscreen Laptop Core i5-5200U 8GB RAM 1TB+8GB SSD


  • Price: £399.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) 5200U / 2.2 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.7 GHz
    RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 1TB + 8GB SSHD
    Screen: 15.6″ Touchscreen Display (1920 x 1080) Resolutionpic 2
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M 2GB
    Operating system: Windows 8.1
  • Special Offer includes BullGuard Internet Security and Daffodil Wireless Mouse




This cheap, refurbished Lenovo hybrid takes comfort and flexibility to a new level at the great price of £399.99. Wherever you are the 360 degree hinge allows you to put your laptop in a mode that suits you, so you can comfortably watch films in bed or finish your presentation on the way to work whilst on the tube! Packed with a powerful Intel Core i5-4510U processor, touchscreen display, 8GB RAM and preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1, working and multi-tasking has never been so quick and easy. With a mind blowing 1TB of storage space, you’ll never face the hassle of USBs ever again. With wireless connection options, superfast transfer USB slots and a HDMI output, you can stay connected wherever you are and with all your other devices; transfer your work quickly and be stress-free. The 15.6” widescreen display with HD graphics ensure you can enjoy your favourite film in stunning quality; great for catching up on your favourite T.V shows on a relaxing Sunday morning. This cheap, refurbished Lenovo touchscreen laptop now comes with a free wireless mouse. We all spend a lot on tech devices, so naturally we want to make sure it’s protected. Well, if you purchase now you’ll receive BullGuard internet security for free! This Lenovo laptop and its free goodies are available at £399.99. Hurry, while stocks last.


Lenovo Yoga 500 Laptop 14″ Touchscreen Convertible Core i3-4005U 4GB RAM 1TB HDD


  • Price: £299.99pic 3
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 (4th Gen) 4005U / 1.7GHz
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 14″ Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 4400
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1




With a 360 degree hinge, you can flip and fold this convertible laptop to a position that’s comfortable for you. Be flexible on the go too, this cheap Lenovo convertible laptop is lightweight (4.3 Ibs), 0.85” thin and has a battery life of up to 8 hours so work around the house without the fuss of wires and a heavy bag. The 4th generation processor ensures speedy start-ups and switches between apps, as well as smooth running multitasking. Equipped with the Windows 8.1 operating system, you’ll have an easy view and access to all your apps; all conveniently located on your homepage. Only available to Lenovo laptop users, you’ll also receive some exclusive Lenovo apps like SHAREit; you’ll be able to share and transfer files speedily without Wi-Fi connection or network charges. Whilst SYNCit lets you back up your files, as well as contacts and messages. Equipped with a 14” widescreen display, integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics and built-in Dolby Home Theatre speakers, enjoy films with a cinematic experience; whether you’re on a long journey or curled up on the sofa. Grab this cheap, Lenovo hybrid for only £299.99, surely a bargain!


Lenovo Z50-75 15.6″ Best Rated Lenovo Laptop AMD A10-7300, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, W8pic 4


  • Price: £354.99
  • Processor: AMD A10-7300 1.9GHz Quad-Core
    RAM: 16GB RAM
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen:6″ Full HD Display (1920×1080) Resolution
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R6
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1
  • Special Offer includes BullGuard Internet Security, Trust Case and Daffodil Wireless Mouse


One of Lenovo’s best rated laptops, is now available for only £354.99! This cheap gaming laptop is available at a great price with loads of great features, and is significantly cheaper than most other gaming laptops. With an industrial strength processor and GPU-accelerated graphics, you can complete the most power draining tasks and difficult games with high responsiveness and at a speedy pace. Prepare yourself for the ultimate gaming experience with stunning sound and visuals provided by the; 15.6” HD widescreen, 1920×1080 resolution, AMD Radeon R6 graphics and Dolby Home Theatre speakers. The countless amazing gaming features on this laptop might lead you to believe it’s entirely focused on gaming and inadequate at providing the essentials to complete work. Well, you’re in for a treat! Get all your work done on this laptop too. With Windows 8.1, you’ll have everything you need and find it easily on your homepage; plus the 1TB of data ensures there’s plenty of space to save your hard work. This amazing gaming laptop is available for only £354.99 and if you purchase it now you’ll receive a free wireless mouse, trust case and BullGuard internet security; an unmissable deal!


Hopefully these top picks for the best, cheap and refurbished Lenovo laptops has helped end the search and landed you with your perfect match! Nothing on here caught your eye? There are a range of cheap and refurbished Lenovo laptops available on the Laptop Outlet website, so be sure to take a look! For more helpful top tech picks, reviews and technology news, visit the Laptop Outlet blog.


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