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.



  • 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.




  • 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.