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*