Below you will find every one of our laptop reviews. The latest laptops are shown first and all laptops are awarded a rating from 0% to 100% where 0% is terrible and 100% is amazing as well as a price at the time of review. This will allow you to quickly and easily choose the best rated laptops within your price range.
The TOSHIBA Satellite C660D-1GR is Toshiba's answer to the price conscious buyer who is looking for decent performance at a low price. Looking to appeal to the mass market the Satellite C660D-1GR looks like it could achieve this.
The HP Pavilion g6-1353sa is HPs offering for the mass market powered by an Intel processor. At £380 it is more expensive than HPs AMD based entry laptops but it does promise to possess a little more processing power.
We know what you are thinking: Lenovo? never heard of them. Fair point, but im sure you've heard of them as IBM. That's right, Lenovo builds IBM laptops and also sells these laptops via its own brand Lenovo. This presents the opportunity of getting what is essentially an IBM laptop at far cheaper prices. The Lenovo Essential G575 is an entry laptop priced at just under £300 which is pretty much as low as the price tag goes, so lets take a look at what goodies you get for your money.
The Pavilion G6-1326ea 15.6" Laptop is an entry laptop with a dedicated graphics card to boost graphics performance. Priced at £350 it is targeted at the mass market and average laptop user suggesting that it should be up to the task of running a little bit of everything.
Another offering at under £300 is the Compaq Presario CQ57-426EA. I'm not sure that Compaq could have chosen a longer model name, but at least the price tag makes this an interesting laptop.
The first thing to know is that Compaq is owned by Hewlett Packard (HP) who are the worlds largest computer manufacturer giving you that reassurance of HP build quality and reliability.
The Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 is an intriguing offering at under £300 it must be targeted at the entry laptop user, but looking at the specification that doesn't appear to be the case.
You get a lot for your money. The AH530 uses the Intel Pentium Dual Core P6200 2.13GHz processor which is built on the newer core i range of Intel processors consisting of what is essentially a re-badged i3 processor. This is a good thing and should offer plenty of power. The 4GBs of memory will be sufficient for anything you throw at it and a 500GB hard drive should take most people years to fill.
The Dell Studio 15 is shockingly good value for money for the quality and performance. Up to now our favourite medium range gaming laptop has been the HP Pavilion DV6 with its great balance of hardware components and power graphics card at its price range.
The Dell Studio 15 has a fast Intel 2.0Ghz dual core processor which will be able to handle any program with ease and will provide you with some good future proofing as new programs grow more demanding over time.
Dells answer to the everyday laptop is the Dell Inspirion 15 . Starting at £299 for the most basic model it is one of the cheapest laptops you can buy right now without compromising on any build quality or reliability. This basic models comes with a single core processor the Intel Celeron 900 which is a very fast 2.2Ghzs. This will blaze through all your office program, music, and videos. The only time you might find this insufficient is if you want to run several programs at once, in which case for the model with a dual core processor. That is the great thing about buying a Dell, you can customise it to exactly the specification you need.
If there is one thing we like about Acer the most it is their ability to delivery the latest technology while undercutting the competition on price without sacrificing reliability. The Acer Aspire 5738Z does not let us down bringing DDR3 memory and high definition (HD) to mainstream laptops.
Currently priced at just £340 you might think this is a budget laptop lacking any computing power but the truth is this could not be further from the truth. Powered by an Intel Pentium Dual Core running at 2.0 GHz the processor is no slouch and will easily tackle any office or media programs without breaking a sweat. All other laptops in this price range either have only single core processors or slower budget dual core processors so you are getting a real bargain with the 5738Z.