The web is full of reviews and recommendations about the best price/quality laptops and rightfully so – getting it right is more confusing than ever.
To make it easier to decide, choose which one of the three is you:
- Business user
- Creative professional
- Light surfer
As a Business user, I’m assuming you spend majority of your time manipulating spread-sheets and creating presentations, so you’ll want a laptop with a good keyboard, sharp screen and good battery life.
Creative professional would need a powerful processor and large and high-res display for editing videos and photos.
Light surfer will do with a light notebook.
When you have identified what are you looking for in a laptop, the ultimate and the most important decision to make is – the price. In other words: what is the best laptop you can buy for the cheapest price?
“You get what you pay for” is a good old saying, that truly is very old and not relevant any more. There are a huge number of stores available, all offering different prices for the same product. So, choose your laptop retailer carefully and look out for deals and discounts that are available online for free.
I, personally, like to try out multiple models at Currys and PC World and then take my notes back home, because you will almost always pay a premium for shopping in store – although there is usually a bargain to be had if you know where to look.
You can get much cheaper price for the same laptop online (Ebuyer, Ebay and Amazon) for one simple reason – online retailers don’t have to pay for renting spaces and paying staff, which only means that when buying online you actually get what you pay for.
But there is one high-street retailer, that stands above others in terms of price and quality and it is Argos. It lists around 150 reasonably priced laptops. Argos tends to have lower prices than PC World and Currys for the same products.
Additionally, I recently discovered My Voucher Codes (Britains biggest voucher site), that has 30-70% discounts for many laptops.
Their offers change every two days, so before purchasing a laptop you love, I would suggest you to wait for a better offers to come. There is a good possibility to get 50% or £100 off your laptop.
They currently have £30 off iPads: http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/argos-vouchers