Computers & laptops FAQs
Easy ways to save money on laptops and computers include shopping in the sale (particularly Black Friday or Cyber Monday), choosing a refurbished one, using student or teacher discounts, trading in your old one, using a discount code and shopping around before you buy.
Refurbished laptops can be excellent value for money if you know what to look out for. Firstly, make sure you’re buying from a trusted seller - whether that’s from a retailer’s refurbished range or a secondhand store like CeX. Make sure it comes with a warranty and guarantee about its condition. Find out how old it is to negotiate the best price. Don’t forget to check for scratches - especially on the screen.
There are a couple of times throughout the year you can expect big sales on laptops and computers - these are late summer for the back to school season, November during Black Friday and Cyber Week, and in the lead up to and after Christmas.
The most popular brands for laptops are Apple, HP, Dell, Asus, Acer, Lenovo and Samsung.
How to save money on computers & laptops
Computers and laptop deals
Once you’ve figured out what type of laptop or computer you want and what brand you like, go directly to the brand’s website to see what discount codes and deals are up for grabs. HP, for example, boasts a huge 35% student discount, while Acer does incredible bundle deals and free delivery on everything. Look out for price match guarantees like the one at Dell so you can enjoy all the benefits plus the lowest price every time.
More popular laptop and computer brands are Asus, Samsung and Lenovo - take a look at their voucher codes page to see how much you could save on your dream tech. If you’re not fussy on brand and want a little insight from the experts, check out Currys and ao.com discount codes for an unrivalled choice and lots of promo codes and deals guaranteed to help you save big.
Gaming computer deals
Gaming fanatics can take their gaming to the next level and enjoy the most immersive gaming experiences with an ultra-performance gaming computer. Go straight to Dell Alienware for an unrivalled range of gaming tech and become a member of the Alienware Arena for game giveaways, exclusive packages and locked content. Razer has an incredible refurbished gaming range as well as a £10 discount when you register for the mailing list.
Don’t forget to check out the range of gaming computers and accessories at eBuyer and Scan too. Both have daily deals available for 24 hours only - eBuyer’s daily deals and Scan’s ‘today only’ offers mean you could be onto a bargain.
Pre-owned computers and laptop deals
Choosing pre-owned could save you hundreds and is definitely an extremely cost-effective way to shop and save money on laptops and computers. There are plenty of second hand stores like Music Magpie, eBay and CeX that refurbish laptops and computers to an almost brand new standard. Just make sure you read up about the condition before buying to make sure you’re really getting a good deal. Online computer specialist stores like Laptop Outlet and Laptops Direct have dedicated refurbished collections featuring all the top brands. It’s a cheap way to treat yourself to the best tech.