The days of PCs are well and truly over - long live the laptop! While some of you may still cling onto those big black desktop towers, we personally love their compact little sibling, whether it's for gaming, business or movie-watching.

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Like our phones, laptops are a crucial part of our day-to-day lives. From email-answering to graphic design, nearly all of us need a laptop for work or will have one lying about the house.

As such an essential device then, should we have to spend lots to get the best laptop possible? The answer is no.

There are so many ways to save money on buying a laptop, whether it's by going second-hand or by choosing an older model. The best way, however, is by keeping an eye on the latest deals and offers being put out by laptop retailers.

But if scouring for deals isn't your thing then never fear: the tech team at RadioTimes.com have put together this guide on the best laptop deals on offer this month.

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We've found some great savings from a huge range of laptop brands, including Dell, Lenovo and HP, plus, we've looked at deals from retailers such as John Lewis, Very, and Currys. We've also got deals for both business and gaming laptops so that all your buying needs are covered.

So without further ado, here are the best laptop deals for this month.

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After how many years should I buy a new laptop?

Like all technology, laptops only have a certain amount of time before they start to slow down and become difficult to use. Why does this happen? Well because after a few years the hardware in the device will start to degrade, either from prolonged exposure to heat or through general wear and tear. Plus, even if you kept your laptop in pristine condition with no spillages or droppages, the device would eventually struggle to keep up with the updated operating systems and apps.

Most laptops are expected to last between three to five years. Their lifespans are often shorter than a PC computer because of the laptop’s compact size, and charging eventually becomes an issue as the battery life reduces over time.

You’ll know it’s time to change your laptop when your battery life can’t even last your commute into the office, or when you have repeated problems with the on button, keyboard, or screen. Of course, you might just wake up one day and realise you want a shiny new model, or you may decide your old model has suffered enough jostles. Either way - that takes you onto the next stage of buying a new laptop.

How much should I pay for a laptop?

A new laptop will usually cost, on average, between £500 and £1,000 - but that doesn’t mean you can’t find good quality devices for less than that. For the best range of laptops between £150 and £500, check out our guide to the best budget laptops in stock right now.

How much you should spend on a laptop also depends on what you need to use it for. If you’re looking for a laptop for work or just everyday use (i.e. you need Microsoft apps, a good storage size and whatever else your company may use), you’ll be looking to spend more around the £500-£800 range. However, if you’re looking to buy a laptop for gaming or maybe even design, in which case you’ll need a good CPU, a graphics card and at least 8GB of RAM, you’re likely to spend more in the £700-£1,500 range.

Where to find the best laptop deals

Most Laptop companies run regular deals on their own websites, like Dell, Lenovo and HP. These are often for the slightly older models or because of specific deal seasons such as Black Friday or Christmas.

You can also find laptops on sale at more general retailers like Box, John Lewis, and Amazon. In particular, Currys has constant laptop offers running and can also offer you specific advice on which laptop is best for your needs.

Best UK laptop deals at a glance:

Best UK laptop deals for February 2024

There are some great savings to be had in the world of laptops this month, so we’ve put together this list of the very best. To help make it easier for you, we’ve split the offers up by business and gaming, plus we’ve thrown in a section devoted just to the best deals going on at Currys right now – enjoy!

Best Currys laptop deals

ASUS Zenbook 14

Asus
Currys

What's the deal: Currys are offering a third off of this ASUS Zenbook 14 and they have reduced the price from £899 to £599.

Why we chose it: We chose this laptop for its speed and storage capacity. It has a thin body but is still able to offer over 500GB of storage and 10 hours of battery life. It also has two Thunderbolt 4 ports which means it can connect to virtually any device.

Buy ASUS Zenbook 14 for £899 £599 (save £300 or 33%) at Currys

LENOVO Yoga Slim 6i

LENOVO Yoga Slim
Currys

What's the deal: Currys has cut the price of the LENOVO Yoga Slim 6i by 20%. This brings the price from £749 to £599, saving you £150.

Why we chose it: We chose the LENOVO Yoga Slim 6i as it is a great laptop for people who want to get creative. It has a 2.2k IPS display meaning you'll get a super sharp picture which can help with editing photos and videos. The laptop's 100% sRGB colour gamut also helps to deliver brilliant colour accuracy and depth so you can see every shade.

Buy LENOVO Yoga Slim 6i for £749 £599 (save £150 or 20%) at Currys

Best business laptop deals

Samsung Galaxy Book3 | £849 £749 (save £100 or 11%)

Samsung Book3
Samsung

What's the deal: The Samsung Galaxy Book3 is now available for the discounted price of £749 with Samsung reducing the price by £100.

Why we chose it: Samsung is great at laptops and this is one of their best for business. It is very thin and lightweight so great for those who are often on the move and despite its size, it packs 512GB of storage and 13 hours of battery life.

Buy Samsung Galaxy Book3 for £849 £749 (save £100 or 11%) at Samsung

HP 15s-fq5021na Laptop | £549 £399 (save £150 or 27%)

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Very.co.uk

What's the deal: Save £150 on the HP 15s-fq5021na laptop – you'll also receive free click and collect delivery, and you can even claim up to £400 when you trade in your old device.

Why we chose it: If you're looking for a slim, light and ready to go model, then you've found it. An Intel Core i5-1235U processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive means that everyday business and entertainment always happen fast.

Buy HP 15s-fq5021na Laptop for £549 £399 (save £150 or 27%) at Very.co.uk

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch | £949 £849 (save £100 or 10%)

Macbook air Currys
Very

What's the deal: At Very you can snag £100 (or 10 per cent) off a 13-inch Apple MacBook Air, complete with M1 processor and 256GB.

Why we chose it: Compared to other deals on this list, £100 off won't seem like a lot but for Apple, a company that rarely offers discounts on anything, this is a great saving.

Buy Apple MacBook Air 13-inch for £949 £849 (save £100 or 10%) at Very

Best gaming laptop deals

ASUS TUF F15 Gaming Laptop | £849.99 £677.06 (save £172.93 or 20%)

asus laptop with yellow keys against a white background
Amazon

What's the deal: If you're searching for a new gaming laptop, now's the time to buy. Amazon are offering 20% off the ASUS TUF F15 Gaming Laptop.

Why we chose it: This laptop is designed for serious gamers, and undergoes a series of rigorous tests while in its production phase. Features such as RGB backlighting and crystal clear audio make this an optimal gaming experience.

Buy ASUS TUF F15 Gaming Laptop from Amazon for £849.99 £679.99 (save £170 or 20%) at Amazon

Acer Nitro 16 Gaming Laptop | £1,699 £1,299 (save £400 or 23%)

Acer Nitro 16 Gaming Laptop
Currys

What's the deal: There are big savings all round at Very this month, including the Acer Nitro 16 Gaming Laptop, now being sold with a 23% discount – that makes it just £1,299.

Why we chose it: This laptop combines the latest hardware along with a stunning high-res display, making it an incredibly powerful gaming laptop. There are a ton of great features to be explored here, including an advanced cooling system and 165 Hz refresh rate.

Buy Acer Nitro 16 Gaming Laptop for £1,699 £1,299 (save £400 or 23%) at Very

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