Top Windows Tablets in the UK

Windows tablets have been getting more popular over the past few years. We’ve put together your buying guide for the top windows tablets in the UK, whether you’re looking for a work or play device. Windows tablets only make up less than a quarter of the whole tablet market, but they stand out from all the others for good reasons! Most windows tablets come with keyboards so as well as being brilliant entertainment devices, they’re great for working on the go too!

Read on to discover our top windows tablets in the UK:


Microsoft Surface Pro


Processor: Dual-Core Intel Core i7-7660U, 2.5GHz to 4.0GHz with Turbo Boost

Camera: 5MP front camera, 8MP autofocus rear camera, with 1080p HD video

Audio: Dolby Audio Premium


Hard drive: 256GB SSD

Battery life:  Up to 13.5 hours


Looking for a great all-rounder? The Microsoft Surface Pro is your answer! It has a stunning 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen with a 2736 x 1824-pixel resolution. It’s super slim too so you’ll have no issues travelling with it, and the additional touches like the stylus holder and built-in kickstand come in really handy. The 5 megapixel front camera and 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus make this one a winner for capturing amazing shots.


HP Spectre x2


Processor: 1.2GHz Intel Core m7-6Y75

Camera: 5MP HP TrueVision HD front, 8MP rear camera, Intel RealSense 3D R200

Audio: Bang & Olufsen Audio utility


Hard drive: 256GB SSD

Battery life:  approx. 5 hours


Who doesn’t want all the extra techie features on a budget price? The HP Spectre x2 is just that! The stand-out features on this top windows tablet are the ultra-sleek design and it’s fanless Intel Core M processor that make it ideal for multitasking. It’s a premium device (with the keyboard included!) available at a budget price!


ASUS Transformer Mini

Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8350

Camera: 2MP front camera

Audio: 1x speaker


Hard drive: 64GB

Battery life: Up to 11 hours


The ASUS Transformer Mini is extremely thin and as light as a feather so you can carry it around the whole day without any issues. You won’t even need to take a charger along because the battery lasts an impressive 11 hours! The Smart Hinge design means there’s no difference in performance whether you’re on the train, at home or your desk at work.


So that’s our pick of the top windows tablets available in the UK! Looking for something different? Check out our range of Windows tablets here at Laptop Outlet, UK.


Best i7 Gaming Laptops to buy in the UK

On the hunt for a new gaming laptop? It can be a little tricky finding one ideal for your needs. Since gaming laptops have to handle more demanding tasks, their tech features are of a more advanced standard which unfortunately increases the price- so make sure you’re spending your money on a gaming laptop that’d suited to you! We’ve done some research to help aid your search, so read on to see the best i7 gaming laptops to buy in the UK!



Screen Size: 17.3”


Storage: 1TB + 256GB SSD

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB

OS: Windows 10 Home


For those who love to game on the go, this is a great choice! Measuring 24.7mm thin when shut, this ASUS i7 gaming laptop is pushing boundaries by being oddly (in a good way) thin; a rather unconventional, yet handy feature for a gaming laptop. Slip this guy into your bag-pack and travel with ease; at 2.7kg it won’t weigh you down either. The tactile keyboard utilises ASUS Overstroke technology with deep set keys for enhanced accuracy and a travel distance of a mere 1.6mm. Experience gaming like never before with realistic and vivacious graphics. The infamous NVIDIA GeForce graphics is accompanied by Microsoft DirectX 12, the two working seamlessly together to deliver the utmost best in terms of gaming visuals.




Screen Size: 17.3”


Storage: 1TB + 512GB SSHD

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3GB GDDR5

OS: Windows 8.1 64bit


Audio Boost technology works hand in hand with NVIDIA GeForce to deliver a sensory stimulating gaming experience. Hear the crackling of the flames in Assassin’s Creed when facing the historic Great Fire of New York and look upon the golden sand of Santa Marina Beach from GTA with immense detail and clarity! The SteelSeries keyboard is carefully designed for maximum accuracy with an anti-ghosting technology feature enabling up to 10 keys to be hit at the same time and settings to enable zone lighting creating more than 16 million combinations of colour. The MSI GS70’s immense tech features have definitely earned it a spot in our best i7 gaming laptops list.


Medion Erazer P6681 


With a compact and robust build, this is yet another ideal purchase for gamers who are constantly on the go. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card ensures smooth sailing use; you’ll never face buffering, slow starts or glitches; all of which are deadly and frustrating in the midst of a high speed car chase or intense battle. With pre-installed Windows 10, you can easily customise your desktop so you know where everything is, no time wasting trying to look for apps or files. The super powerful feature in addition to its high-end gaming features enables power draining software and gaming to be tackled with ease, ensuring this little guy a spot in our best i7 gaming laptops pick!


HP Envy 17-n152sa


Screen Size: 17.3”


Storage: 1TB

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit


Games, music, movies, films, work- save everything safe and sound with an immense 1TB storage space! Enjoy premium sound quality with Bang & Olufsen, plug in speakers or headphones or simply use your laptop speakers; either three choices will provide immersive audio to enhance your gaming experience. Packed with plenty of ports, both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, if you’re looking to switch between portability and grandiose. Use the multiple ports to connect to multiple screens and get gaming!


Toshiba Tecra W50-A-11D



Screen Size: 15.6”


Storage: 512GB

Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M 2GB

OS: Windows 8.1 Professional


Portable and powerful- this Toshiba Tecra W50-A-11D laptop is definitely one of the best i7 gaming laptops available. This powerhouse of a device can handle it all, even tumbles and falls, as well as spills. The robust casing protects the inner workings of your gaming laptop, decreasing risks of damage and work/gaming loss and repairs; this laptop is worth the investment. Jam packed with ports such as two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 PORT, esata, HDMI, RGB, RJ-45 and Mini-Serial port- all which extend your laptop’s usage by keeping you connected to everything you need. The Quadro graphics card ensures refined detail and sharp visuals; you’ll truly feel like you’re in your game!


So there you have it! Our pick of the best i7 gaming laptops to buy in the UK! We hope we’ve been of some help and you’ve found a laptop perfect for your gaming needs; or at least have a better idea of what you want. Still a little unsure? Check out our huge range of gaming laptops!

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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


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.




Processor: Intel Core i5-6300HQ


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


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


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.



Processor: Intel Pentium Quad Core N3540


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.


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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.

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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.


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.



  • 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.