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  • HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (n232sa) review

    HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (n232sa) all-round performance, combined with an attractive screen and optical drive, provide very good value for money. Here's our HP…

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Advent Tacto review

    The Advent Tacto has the performance, screen quality and battery life rival those of a number of more expensive laptops. Here's our Advent Tacto review.

    £270 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 review

    The Yoga 2 is a real bargain in some respects, as it provides good screen quality, battery life and lightweight design. Here's our Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 review.

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Toshiba CB30-102 review

    Chromebooks are slowly growing in popularity, with several prominent manufacturers releasing models this year. The Toshiba CB30 is the first offering from the…

    £250 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Asus X552CL review

    The Asus X552CL provides good performance for a laptop in this price range, and the inclusion of the GT 710M GPU makes this one of the few budget laptops we've seen…

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11Q review

    Most low-cost laptops tend to be big, heavy 15-inch models but while Toshiba's M50 does have a 15-inch screen it's also an impressive attempt to produce something a…

    £449 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Asus X102BA review

    The Asus X102BA only offers modest performance, but could still be good value for money as its screen and build quality are above average for a cheap Windows laptop.…

    £299 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Toshiba Chromebook hands-on review

    Toshiba's first Chromebook has broken cover at CES 2014. Here's our hands-on review all the way from Las Vegas.

    £279 inc VAT

  • Acer Aspire V5-122P review

    The Acer Aspire V5-122P - we tested the NX.M8WEK.008 model - is a cheap laptop that offers some attractive features for just £330. Here's our Acer Aspire V5-122P review.

    £330 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC review

    You wouldn't necessarily know that this is such a cut-price portable based on its build quality, but take a look at its specs and performance and you soon realise why…

    £329 inc VAT

    Score - 5 out of 10

  • Dell Latitude 3440 review

    The Dell Latitude 3440 is designed for work rather than play, with its key attribute being the Intel Haswell processor. Read our Dell Latitude 3440 review to find out…

    £514 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Asus V550C review

    The Asus impressed with its smart, svelte design and its good keyboard and trackpad, but it's Ivy Bridge processor is a bit of a let down. Read our Asus V550C review…

    £582 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Acer Aspire V5 review

    The Acer Aspire V5 is a sturdy and smart-looking laptop, but its out dated Ivy Bridge processor lets it down a little in terms of application performance, games…

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Lenovo G505s review

    The Lenovo G505s has some excellent features such as performance, screen quality and the comfortable keyboard, all good for a laptop in this price range. Read our…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Asus Transformer Book T100T review

    A compact Windows laptop and lightweight Windows tablet, the Asus Transformer Book T100T is not the nicest-looking device, but it offers true portability at a great…

    £349 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • HP Chromebook 11 review

    Deciding whether to buy a Chromebook isn’t easy, but HP’s latest 11.6-inch beauty has a very tempting price. Find out how it fares in our HP Chromebook 11 review.

    £229 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Toshiba Satellite L50DT-A-10C review

    More affordable than some laptops, Toshiba's £550 L50DT eschews an Intel processor for AMD. Read our L50DT-A-10C review to find out whether it's a good move.

    £550 inc VAT

    Score - 5 out of 10

  • HP Pavilion 11 Touchsmart notebook review

    HP's AMD based 'mini' notebook has good features and is useful if you're after something small and inexpensive. Read our HP Pavilion 11 Touchsmart notebook reveiw tof…

    £330 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Lenovo Z580 review

    Lenovo Z580’s is a great cheap laptop for the back-to-school season, coming in at just under £500. It’s not the most portable of notebooks, but it offers good…

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Sony Vaio Fit 15E review

    Sony’s Vaio Fit 15E provides attractive multimedia features at an everyday price. Read on for our Sony Vaio Fit 15E budget laptop review.

    £438 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10



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