Need a budget laptop for my son for Xmas

This board has been created to share any money saving ideas, tips and hints. Please contribute your thoughts so everybody can economise on their budgets.. This is NOT a selling site.

Post by Guest »

Would be handy for his school work but he wants one he can play his fave game on 'geometry dash' not sure on technicalities but by budget I mean £200 or under of this is possible..


Post by Chelsea »

I just bought my partner a gaming computer (not laptop) from ebay including the monitor keyboard mouse headphones and the tower £252 I know it's abit over your price range but its so worth it and he can play his games on it aswell as school work hopw this helps.

Post by Jolie »

I bought a Microsoft pro off eBay. I know this can be difficult to get a decent one and it took me a while but it was ace. Or try marketplace on fb. If you get one that has the box it can be just as good.

Post by Kim »

I've brought my grand daughter a pink laptop of marketplace, was only 8 months old and paid £80, maybe look there

Post by Iain »

Does it need to be laptop and brand new? If no for the later it would be worth checking eBay or cex, but in general as a rule of thumb 8gb ram would be required (windows 10 says 4gb but that's for the OS and nothing extra).

Post by Adele »

Currys have got a £300 Lenovo ideapad down to £200 was told it was suitable for school etc. I would pop down and check for that particular game though. I couldn't find it cheaper online.

Was cheaper if you were happier with an 11inch screen instead of 15.6 inch.

Post by Amanda »

Best thing to do is go to a store like curry’s and talk to them about it. Tell them what you need it for and a rough budget. Then tell them you will need to talk to your husband and ask them when they are next working. Note down the model and have a look online for similar models and see what the price is like.

Post by Sham »

Currys HP laptop at 199 will do most things well.
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Last post