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.