Thursday, 21 September 2017

5 Desktop All in One PCs to Buy in UK

Desktop All in One PCs are great because everything is included and you won’t need to purchase a separate monitor or any other peripherals, except for a printer or scanner if you need it. LCD screens are also becoming thinner with newer versions of Desktop All in One PCs so the screen integrates more internal parts of the computer which used to be separate.

Is your laptop always heating up? Desktop All in One PCs have the same abilities as laptops without reducing power consumption, and avoid getting heated.

You may be thinking why you should choose an All in One PC over a simple desktop PC. Installing desktop PCs can require a long list of cables including the monitor cable, speaker cable, mouse cable etc. Tangled and unorganised cables can be hard to manage and are unsafe, so it’s great that All in One PCs are made to reduce cable clutter.

So, with that being said, let’s jump into our round-up of 5 Desktop All in One PCs to buy in UK!

Lenovo IdeaCentre 300

Looking for the ultimate family All in One PC? The Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 is described as “attractive, affordable and accessible”. It’s great for home entertainment with premium JBL stereo speakers and a 23” Full HD 1920 x 1080 display. The slim design means it’s a great addition to the living room and you won’t have an issue with cluttered cables.

Dell Inspiron 3464

The Dell Inspiron 3464 has earned its spot in our 5 Desktop All in One PCs to buy in UK as it displays a simple design, but don’t underestimate its features! It has a 23.8” full HD display with wide-angles, as well as a powerful Intel Core i3 processor. This budget-friendly All in One PC will get you through a day’s work without any issues, and includes a wireless mouse and keyboard.

Lenovo IdeaCentre 700

Looking for a new gaming device? The Lenovo IdeaCentre 700 won’t let you down. Also being one of the best looking all in one pcs, it sure does stand out from its competitors for its sleek exterior and sharp edges. As well as being a great All in One computer, it comes equipped with an impressive Intel Core i5 2.7GHz processor and with a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 930A graphics card. And you won’t have to update your device any time soon as Lenovo have added features to make it upgrade friendly.

HP Envy 34

On the hunt for something special? The HP Envy 34 Curved All in One will be the centre of attention wherever you place it with its massive 34” curved display. This is the epitome of butting edges beauty! It’s one of the biggest All in One displays available on the market and the hardware is just as impressive with a Core i7 4.00GHz processor, 8GB RAM and quad speakers tuned by B&O.


The ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240ICGT looks a lot like its rival, Apple; however it has the same specs at a much cheaper price! This is an All in One which won’t leave you with the need for any other device as it has a stunning 4K touchscreen, impressive speakers, dedicated graphics and a powerful processor. Although it’s expensive in comparison to other All in One PCs, you’re definitely getting the high end device you pay for with this.

We hope our round-up of the 5 Desktop All in One PCs to buy in the UK has helped you make an informed decision about purchasing an all in one pc. Still unsure? Not to worry, check out our full range of Desktop All in One PCs.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

5 Best Android Tablets to Buy In the UK

On the hunt for a new tablet? It can be a little tricky with a tonne of manufacturers offering multiple tablets, all looking somewhat similar but varying in price. Let’s not even mention trying to decipher the tech spec! We’re here to do all the hard work for you, we’ve picked out the 5 best android tablets to buy in the UK for you; take a look through and see which one is best suited to your needs!

Samsung S3

  • Display: 9.7”
  • Resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • Processor: Quad Core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB (+256GB External)
  • OS: Android 7.0
  • Camera: 13MP

A powerhouse of a tablet; equipped with 4GB RAM and processing power of some desktop computers and laptops. Work and play regardless of how demanding and power-consuming the app/programme is, wherever you are; weighing around 430g and with 8 hours battery life- this little guy is the perfect companion. For more precise navigation or design purposes, a stylus is available with immense sensitivity, detail and design is elevated to a new level of control and perfection; thus earning this device a place in our 5 best android tablets to buy in the UK.

Google Pixel C

  • Display: 10.2”
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1800
  • Processor: Quad Core
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB/ 64GB
  • OS: Android 6.o.1 Marshmallow
  • Camera: Rear-8MP, Front-2MP

A little hefty in weight considering the small dimensions of 242 x 179 x 7mm, but it’s worth it for the tech features. Weighing in at 517g, almost 100g more than the iPad Air 2- this tablet is still very much portable, give or take 100g isn’t a big deal. Apple’s iPad remained unrivalled until the launch of the Google Pixel C with its premium feel and power and top of the range screen. Screen quality sets this tablet apart, with efficient power distribution; this tablet still manages to be an average of 25% brighter than most other leading tablets on the market.

Huawei MediaPad M3

  • Display: 8.4”
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Processor: Huawei HiSilicon Kirin octa-core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB/ 64GB
  • OS: Android 6.o.1 Marshmallow
  • Camera: Rear-8MP, Front-5MP

With the majority of manufacturers competing with Apple’s iPad, tablets are available in abundance, the choice is endless- but the Huawei MediaPad M3 is one of the only greatest quality tablets we’ve come across. With 4GB RAM and Huawei’s own brand processor, this tablet can handle day-to-day tasks with ease. The 51000mAh battery enables an entire day of use without charging, so this device is a great travel buddy. The exterior metal casing gives this tablet a durable feel and luxurious aesthetic.

Amazon Fire HD 8

  • Display: 8”
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Processor: Quad Core
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Storage: 32GB/ 64GB
  • OS: Amazon Fire
  • Camera: Rear-2MP, Front-0.3MP

Amazon are breaking the confinements of the dull greys and black by providing us with a choice of bold colours; marine blue, canary yellow and punch red (and black for those who like/need a sophisticated and professional aesthetic). It surprisingly covers 79.4% of the sRGB gamut, it’s nothing compared to the iPad but it’s a lot considering how small this little guy is. With up to 11 hours of battery life, there’s no hassle of stopping off to charge on the go or carrying chargers on your days out the house.

Asus ZenPad S3 10

Display: 9.7”
Resolution: 1536 x 2048
Processor: hexa-core MediaTek MT8176
Storage: 32GB (+ MicroSD Card Slot)
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera: Rear-8MP, Front-5MP

Thinner and lighter than the iPad and bearing an uncanny resemblance to it, the Asus ZenPad is undeniably sleek. The curved edges, glass coated screen and metal exterior gives this tablet an elegant and durable feel, setting it apart from competitors of a similar price range. The most notable and commended feature about this tablet is its immense attention to detail. The panel covers 113% of the SRGB gamut, making it more colourful than the iPad Air, MediaPad 3 and G Pad F by a landslide. Designed for premium viewing, we suggest you stick to the default balance setting, however switch to Vivid preset for true-to-life and immensely bright colours; experience every colour in incredible detail in every varying shade there is! This tablet has definitely earned its place in our top 5 with its high quality display.

So there you have it, our 5 best android tablets to buy in the UK! If you were on the hunt for a new tablet, we hope this article has assisted you in coming to a decision. If you’re still a little unsure, check out our huge range of tablets and you’ll be sure to find something you like!

For more helpful top picks, reviews and tech related news- visit our blog.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Best Laptops to buy with Student Discount

A laptop is a university essential and given what you decide to study, you need something catered to your needs. It can be a little pricey but luckily student discounts are here to ease the pain. Be sure to sign up to as many student sites as you can, such as UNIDAYS, they offer: up to 10% off Apple, up to 30% off HP, up to 10% off Microsoft. And here at Laptop Outlet we offer up to 15% off from our huge range of student laptops with Student Beans. Another quick tip, check with your uni to see if you’re eligible for any type of funding, example - first generation to go to university/ disability, as they often provide you with funding for such equipment or cover part of the cost. But now with that aside, lets have a look at our best student laptops to buy with student discount.

ASUS Chromebook C300MA

. Processor: Intel Bay Trail- M Dual Core Celeron
. Storage: 32GB
. RAM: 2GB
. OS: Google Chrome
. Screen: 13.3”
. Graphics: Integrated Intel HD

Eligible for 5% student discount, tackle daily tasks like checking your emails and surfing the web with ease, all thanks to the Intel Celeron processor. Feeling homesick? Use the super sharp webcam to video chat with friends and family, with quality so clear it’ll be like seeing them face to face. 10 hours battery life ensures that a busy day of lectures, seminars and library sessions is easily tackled. After finishing up your work enjoy a film with great HD graphics and ASUS- enhanced audio. This ASUS Chromebook differs from most laptops with its bright exterior so if you’re looking for a pop of colour, look no further!

Lenovo YOGA 3

. Processor: Intel Core i7
. Storage: 256GB SSD
. RAM: 8GB
. OS: Windows 8.1
. Screen: 14” Touchscreen Full HD Display (1920 x 1080) Resolution
. Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 5500

Eligible for 5% student discount, for those that want flexibility, this is a great choice for you. With 360 degree rotational hinges, switch between four versatile modes to suit the task at hand. Play Temple Run comfortably with tablet mode and switch to tent mode to prop your Yoga up and watch a film in bed, or laptop for essay writing and taking notes in lectures. Although the price tag is a little more pricey, the high quality performance features and innovative design ensure optimum productivity, flexibility and entertainment and this device is bound to last you a while.


. Processor: Intel Core i7 Quad Core
. Storage: 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD
. RAM: 16GB
. OS: Windows 10 64-bit
. Screen: 17.3” Full HD Display (1920 x 1080) Resolution
. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5

Eligible for 5% student discount, to all the gamers, don’t think we forgot about you! This ASUS gaming laptop is a great choice for you and also students that study courses such as graphic/product design, digital art, film/TV; as it can handle the power consuming software and programmes that accompany such areas of study. On top of that, at a decent price you’ll be provided with an immersive and vivid gaming experience with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics, HD display, MaxxAudio and ROG Audio Wizard.

HP 250 G5

. Processor: Intel Core i3-5005U
. Storage: 256GB
. RAM: 4GB
. OS: Windows 10 64-bit
. Screen: 15.6”
. Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 5500

You might think this laptop looks a little plain and familiar, right? Well you’re right, HP retained this well-known design seen across a range of models and what this laptop lacks in aesthetics is compensated for with its powerful features. This is an ideal choice for industrious students as this device is an absolute work horse. It’s probably one of the only laptops with such a small price tag to be equipped with an Intel core processor. If you’re a student with a heavy and demanding workload, this laptop will be able to keep up with you; daily tasks are no match for this beast. The robust and strong exterior is surprising as we’d expect a cheap laptop to feel cheap, but this HP laptop feels like it’s made to last; definitely deserving of its place in our best laptops to buy with student discount. However, weighing in at 2.14kg, we recommend this to students who don’t travel with their laptop or like to work on the go.

Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-179

. Processor: AMD 18-6410
. Storage: 1TB
. RAM: 6GB
. OS: Windows 8.1
. Screen: 15.6”
. Graphics: AMD Radeon R5

The pearl white finish is eye-catching and sets this laptop apart from the standard dull grey and dreary black we’re so accustomed to seeing. Toshiba have generously equipped you with multiple software and programmes, such as Toshiba; Display Utility, Eco Utility, Function Key, Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+, PC Health Monitor and System Setting. So browse, organise, play, watch and navigate safely and easily. The AMD processor works seamlessly alongside the 6GB RAM to deliver an easy and effortless experience to you; multitasking and power-draining and demanding tasks are easily conquered by this little laptop. If you like to switch between devices and stay connected to them, you’ll be catered to well as this device is equipped with numerous ports: earphone jack, HDMI port, multi-card reader, RJ-45 port, a USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports. It’s great sound and graphic quality ensures it’s one of the best laptops to buy with student discount, as you can put on a film and have a movie night with friends after a tiring day of lectures.

If you were on the hunt for a new laptop for university as well as entertainment, we hope our top picks have been helpful in you forming a decision. If you’re still uncertain, check out our huge range of student laptops where you’ll be sure to find something. Other laptops under student discounts can be found here.

For more helpful top picks, reviews and tech news, visit our blog.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Lenovo Refurbished Laptops to Buy in the UK

Lenovo are well known for their specific range of laptops that cater to your different needs. You are always sure to find something within their range of laptops like the IdeaPad or YOGA range, to suit your requirements.

A Lenovo refurbished laptop allows you to get the technology of a Lenovo laptop without paying the hefty price tag, furthermore our refurbished laptops come with up to a 1 year warranty so you can rest easy. So here are our pick of the best Lenovo refurbished laptops to buy in the UK!

Lenovo IdeaPad 310

• Price: £329.99
• Processor: AMD A10-9600P APU 2.4 GHz / 3.3 GHz Turbo Quad Core Processor
• RAM: 8GB, Storage: 1TB HDD
• Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)
• Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home

The IdeaPad 310 is part of Lenovo’s ‘everyday’ range; it is built for everyday use and includes the technology that makes it more reliable. Whether you want to use the IdeaPad 310 for business use or even to study, it is a fast performer with its Windows 10 operating system; it includes everything you need to allow you to get to work with ease, and it is even currently eligible for a 5% Student Discount!

1TB of storage space will allow you to store all of your files and documents or even your movie collection, which will be a joy to watch on the 15.6’’ Full HD display, it is also an anti-glare screen to let you watch movies and videos inside or outside.

Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro

• Price: £699.99
• Processor: Intel Core M (5th Gen) 5Y71/ 1.2GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.9GHz
• RAM: 8GB, Storage: 512GB SSD
• Display: 13.3" QHD+ Touchscreen (3200 x 1800 resolution)
• Graphics: Intel HD 5300
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home

With a unique and innovative design, the YOGA 3 pro adapts to suit your needs and is one of the best Lenovo refurbished laptops to buy in the UK. You can place the multimode laptop in a number of ways to let you work, watch or read with ease and it even suggests apps depending on what mode you have placed it in.

As the world’s thinnest convertible laptop, it is light and thin enough for you to be able to carry around all day and use on the go with JBL integrated audio speakers mean you get good quality, rich sound for when you want to watch your favourite TV shows, movies or videos. In addition to this, the touchscreen display makes it an enjoyable and hassle-free laptop to use.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700

• Price: £849.99
• Processor: Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) 6700HQ / 2.6 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz Quad Core
• RAM: 16GB, Storage: 256GB SSD
• Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)
• Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 is the ultimate multimedia laptop; it is part of the Lenovo Y series, and has therefore been built with gamers in mind. It includes NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics, a 15.6’’ Full HD display as well as Dolby Home Theatre technology which make gaming on the laptop an immersive experience.

The powerful Intel Core i7 processor will let you complete multiple tasks with speed and efficiency and optimised thermal cooling technology will ensure the laptop stays cool when you’re using it!

Do you prefer the IdeaPad or YOGA range? Did you enjoy reading our pick of the best Lenovo refurbished laptops to buy in the UK? Leave us a comment and let us know! And if you want to see more 2 in 1 laptops like the YOGA 3 pro, you can catch our pick of the best 2 in 1 convertible laptops here!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Top 5 Affordable Lenovo Refurbished Laptops

Lenovo provides you with ground breaking technology and some of the world’s most popular range of laptops including the notable IdeaPad, ThinkPad and Yoga range. Buying a refurbished laptop from us gives you the luxury of not only being able to save some money but also, with the added peace of mind of having a warranty with selected items, you needn’t unnecessarily worry about the reliability of your device. 

If you’ve had your eye on a Lenovo device and want to know which would be the best choice for you, then keep reading for our pick of the top 5 affordable Lenovo refurbished laptops!

Lenovo IdeaPad 100S

• Price: £148.88
• Processor: Intel Atom Z3735F / 1.33 GHz Max Turbo Speed 1.83 GHz Quad Core 
• RAM: 2GB
• Storage: 32GB 
• Display: 11.6" HD (1366 x 768 resolution)
• Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home 32-bit

The IdeaPad 100S is one of the most affordable laptops that comes packed full of features. The Quad-core processor and 11.6’’ vibrant HD display means you can watch all of your favourite movies or videos on it, and if you want a laptop for work purposes, then the AccuType keyboard will let you comfortably type away for those long essays and assignments.

The excellent battery life lasts an astonishing 8 hours so you can use it all day at work or college and university and it will last the full day without you having to charge it up again. It is made with those of us that are social butterflies in mind, making it completely social media friendly, allowing you to stay connected online with ease. So, if you want to keep track of your twitter timeline and Instagram feed you can do so, whilst also doing a spot of online shopping with ease. 

Lenovo Miix 310

• Price: £149.99
• Processor: Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core 1.30 GHz / 1.83GHz Turbo 
• RAM: 2GB 
• Storage: 32GB eMMC
• Display: 10.1-inch Multi-Touch Display (1280 x 800 resolution)
• Cameras: 5MP Rear + 2MP Front Camera
• Operating System: Windows 10

At only 9.2 mm thick and weighing a mere 580g the Lenovo Miix 310 is light and portable enough for you to carry around in your bag all day whilst you work on the go or run some errands. The laptop and tablet hybrid features two cameras, a 2MP front facing camera, as well as a 5MP rear facing camera so whether you’re conference calling or just having a video call with your friends, you will enjoy using the good quality cameras along with the comfortable 2 in 1 design.

With a 10 hour battery life, you can stay on your favourite apps or browse the web all day. The keyboard easily attaches and detaches letting you go from laptop to tablet mode and back again effortlessly within seconds. The Miix 310 is also equipped with a unique flexible hinge, so unlike a traditional 2 in 1 that just attaches and detaches the keyboard, the Lenovo Miix 310 gives you the flexibility to adjust the angle at which you view the laptop.

Lenovo IdeaPad 305

• Price: £269.99 
• Processor: Intel Pentium 3825U / 1.9 GHz Dual Core 
• RAM: 8GB 
• Storage: 1TB HDD
• Display: 15.6" Anti-Glare Display (1366 x 768 resolution)
• Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

If you want a laptop that stands out, then the Lenovo IdeaPad 305 comes in a bright blue colour that makes it stand out from the traditional black or silver laptops. The massive 1TB of storage will let you store all of your photos, music and files without you having to worry about any storage issues.

The Dolby DS1.0 Home Theatre technology provides you with rich sound quality and it also comes with a built in CD/DVD rewriter drive, so you can sit back, relax and put on your favourite DVD on to truly enjoy a cinematic experience with this laptop.

Not short of additional ports, the IdeaPad 305 also comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, a HDMI port as well as the CD/DVD rewriter drive, for if you wish to back up your files and documents for extra security.

Lenovo Yoga 510

• Price: £404.99
• Processor: AMD A9-9410 / 2.9 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz Dual Core 
• RAM: 8GB 
• Storage: 1TB HDD
• Display: 14" Touchscreen HD (1366 x 768 resolution)
• Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon R5
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home
• Special Offer includes ACME SP103 Efficient Mini Portable Speaker 

Another laptop on our list of the top 5 affordable Lenovo refurbished laptops, which allows you to have the best both worlds with the 2 in 1 design, is the Lenovo Yoga 510. The Yoga 510 lets you to do a whole range of things from editing important documents for business use and more important tasks, as well as being a great 2 in 1 laptop for entertainment use.

The versatile design means you get extra ease of use with the 360 degree rotating touch screen, so you don’t need to compromise or force yourself to use the laptop in an awkward or uncomfortable way, instead you get to place it in a number of ways to suit whatever you are doing at that particular time. In addition to this, AMD Radeon graphics as well as the AMD processor allow you to have amazing visuals accompanied by an extremely fast and smooth operating laptop. 

Lenovo Yoga 710

• Processor: Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) 6200U / 2.3 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.8 GHz 
• RAM: 4GB
• Storage: 128GB SSD
• Display: 14" Full HD Display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
• Graphic: Integrated Intel HD 520 
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The Lenovo Yoga 710 comes in a unique and stylish design. It is thin and light making it highly portable but it is also packed with exciting features despite its size and portability. The Windows 10 operating system means you get the classic start button along with that extremely simple usability that Windows 10 is famous for. It also means that it comes with an array of added security features which will keep you or anyone who uses the laptop safe online. 

Within the hinge of the Yoga 710, is a built in antenna for a stronger signal eliminating the annoyance of weak Wi-Fi signals that regularly cause issues when using laptops, in particular when you’re trying to work on the go. The durable aluminium chassis makes this laptop strong and sturdy and the 14" full HD display means you get vivid visuals and a stunning screen!

Are you a fan of the iconic range of Lenovo laptops? Comment below and let us know which of the top 5 affordable Lenovo refurbished laptops are on your wish list. Don’t forget, if you’re on the lookout for more 2 in 1 laptops like the Lenovo Yoga range, then catch our pick of the best 2 in 1 laptops of 2017 here.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Top smartphones of 2017 in the UK

When it comes to investing in a smartphone you want to ensure you don’t just shell out a load of money, to then go on to find something much better later along the line! You want something that has a vast amount of features, as we now use our smartphones more than ever and are always demanding more and more from our favourite devices!

Join us as we take a look at the top smartphones of 2017 to get you ahead of the smartphone game, and ensure you get your hands on the best phone that is most suited to you!

Motorola Moto Z

Price: £349.99 
Processor: QUALCOMM Snapdragon 820 / 1.8GHz Quad Core 
Storage: 32GB eMMC
Display: 5.5-inch Multi-Touch (2560 x 1440 Resolution)
Cameras: 13MP Rear+ 5MP Front Camera
Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

With an 820 Snapdragon processor, the Moto Z Smartphone is powerful, and one to watch for 2017. It features an innovative design that allows you to swap in accessories with the magnetic clip on options and can instantly turn this phone into a camera or even a projector within seconds! 

The ultra-thin design makes it one of the thinnest phones available and it comes with a 13MP front and 5MP rear camera. It also has a smart fingerprint sensor that unlocks your phone regardless of how it is held, all for an incredibly reasonable price. A number of Moto Mods were revealed at MWC 2017, so things will only get more exciting for this phone this year and that is why it is featured in our picks of the top smartphones of 2017 in the UK.


Price: £399.99
Processor: Octa-Core 
Storage: 32GB eMMC
Display: 5.3-inch Multi-Touch (2560 x 1440 Resolution)
Cameras: 16MP Rear+ 8MP Front Camera
Operating System: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Special bundle offer includes B&O Hi-Fi Speaker and B&O H3 Headphones 

Another modular type phone in our top smartphones of 2017 in the UK is the LG G5 SE. The unique phone lets you swap in other devices like a speaker to make it more exciting and letting you customise it so that it never gets boring. 

If you’re after a smartphone with an interesting camera, the wide angle lens will impress you, as it lets you capture your favourite moments in a completely different way to standard smartphone cameras, so you can take remarkable images for all of your social media pages! The camera also allows you to take a wide angle lens and normal photo at once. In addition to this, it allows you to zoom out as well as in, which is a first for a smartphone, and with a 2560 x 1440 resolution screen, your pictures and videos will also be a joy to view on the brighter and vivid screen. Already got your hands on the LG G5 or LG G5 SE? Check out their accessories that go along with the device here.

Sony XPERIA XA Ultra

Price: £428.49
Processor: MediaTek MT6755 2 GHz 8-Core 64-bit 
Storage: 16GB eMMC
Display: 6-inch Multi-Touch Full HD (1920 x 1080 Resolution)
Cameras: 21.5MP Rear+ 8MP Front Camera
Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

The perfect selfie phone! The Sony XPERIA XA Ultra features an excellent 8MP front facing camera as well as a whopping 21.5MP rear camera, giving you clear and sharp images every time. In addition to the incredible fast launching camera, and picture quality, the phone also features a selfie flash for you to further perfect your selfie game, no matter what kind of lighting you are in, even in the night time!

With a 6-inch Multi-Touch Full HD display, it is perfect for watching videos on, and the thin frame around the screen allows you to get the maximum viewing experience from the 6 inch screen. This smartphone also delivers on the battery front, with a single charge lasting up to 2 days even with all of the features it has!

Apple iPhone 7

Price: £619.99
Processor: Apple A10 Fusion / 2.34 GHz Quad Core 
Storage: 128GB eMMC
Display: 4.7-inch Multi-Touch HD Retina Display (1334 x 750 Resolution)
Cameras: Dual 12MP Rear+ 7MP Front Camera
Operating System: iOS 10

Last but not least in our pick of the top smartphones of 2017 in the UK, is one of the most popular phones on the market, the iPhone 7. When it comes to reliability and speed, the new A10 Quad Core processor on the phone makes it the fastest phone ever and twice as fast as the iPhone 6. 

As well as improvements in the performance, it is also splash proof and water resistant making it the first iPhone so far that you can use in the rain or drop in the water (up to 50m). The two cameras, 12MP for the rear and 7MP for the front, mean you can take stunning pictures, and it even has an F1.8 wide angle lens allowing for truly striking images!

Did we feature your current smartphone or one that you’re longing for this year? If you enjoyed reading our choice of the top smartphones of 2017 in the UK, drop a comment below and let us know. And if you’re looking to treat the kids, you can read our blog post on the best kid’s tablets to buy in the UK here!

*Please note: all prices are subject to change without notice and all offers are subject to availability*

Monday, 27 March 2017

Best ASUS refurbished laptops for students

Being a student means managing your money well, and a refurbished ASUS laptop from one of the leading manufacturers of laptops allows you to have the best technology at your fingertips, refurbished to a high standard, allowing you to make some savings along the way too. 

You want the reliability of a good quality laptop minus the excessive price tag, because the last thing you want to do as a student, is blow the budget on a laptop. Whether you just need a laptop for those all-important lecture notes or need an all-rounder; here at Laptop Outlet, we have a wide range of professionally refurbished ASUS laptops for students with free UK delivery. Continue reading for our picks of the best ASUS refurbished laptops for students.


  • Price: £229.99
  • Processor: Intel Pentium N3540 / 2.16 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.66 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB 
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 15.6" (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 

The ASUS F553MA is the ultimate entertainment laptop; it comes with a HDMI port and DVD drive for you to watch all your favourite movies in the privacy of your own room, it also has a USB 2.0 port as well as a USB 3.0 port so you can transfer files fast and easily between devices. 

It includes Windows 8.1 which is popular due to its huge range of personalisation options making it a fun and interactive operating system. It has a customisable user interface and a choice of fun apps to keep you occupied when you’re not bombarded with essays and assignments.

It also has an integrated webcam with a microphone making it perfect for keeping in touch with friends or family back at home whilst you’re away.


  • Price: £164.99
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2840/ 2.16 GHz (2.58 GHz Turbo)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 500 GB HDD
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Screen: 14" Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • Currently available with ACME SP103 Efficient Mini Portable Speaker

The ASUS X453MA is an X series laptop from ASUS; the laptop has Intel HD graphics integrated which increases your visual experience. It automatically adjusts colours on your screen to make the display more vivid and bright. In addition to this, it includes SonicMaster and AudioWizard technology making the sound quality on this laptop louder as well as smoother, without compromising the rich sound quality. 

Likewise, the ASUS X453MA is featured in our list of best ASUS refurbished laptops for students as it is perfect for students who want to wind down after a long day of doing homework/ assignments and catch up on their favourite programmes.  The ASUS X453MA allows you to watch your movies and videos without feeling like you’re missing out on the full experience. At Laptop Outlet, we currently have it with a mini portable speaker included in the price and don’t forget we offer free UK delivery so you can save even more!

Asus X553SA

  • Price: £249.99 
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N3050 / 1.6GHz Max Turbo 2.6GHz 
  • RAM: 4GB 
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 15.6" Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The X553SA is another X series laptop by ASUS, making it smoother to operate; with lots of added features which is why we have two laptops from the range included in our list of the best ASUS refurbished laptops for students. This laptop comes with a Windows 10 operating system and a powerful dual core processor helping you to keep up with your multiple assignment deadlines with its seamless multi-tasking capabilities, and giving you better quality graphics. It has a massive 1TB of storage as well as 4GB of RAM giving you ample space to store all your important files and documents. 

You can get it out of sleep mode in 2 seconds, allowing you to get to work as soon as possible without wasting time waiting around for your computer to wake up from sleep mode. It also has a multi-touch pad to use with your Windows 8 operating system, further cutting time wasted on less responsive laptops, making this device perfect for every busy student.


  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4030U/ 1.9 GHz Speed
  • RAM: 4GB 
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Screen: 15.6" Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1

The ASUS F555LA-XX270H is the perfect laptop if you’re after something that can produce rich and detailed images, it includes ‘Splendid Technology’ which means you get a much more vivid image for when you want to view your photos and videos. It also includes ‘Eye Care Mode’ to reduce the blue light and damage to your eyes by emitting 33% less blue light. 

It has a long lasting battery for those long days of back to back lectures and the battery also has a longer lifespan so you don’t need to worry about sourcing a replacement for even longer. In addition to this, it has Smart Gesture technology which makes the touchpad highly sensitive increasing the ease of use. 

If you’re on the hunt for a new laptop, a professionally refurbished laptop is a great way to save without compromising on quality. We hope our list of the best ASUS refurbished laptops for students helped. We also broke down our list of the top business laptops which you can read here. Leave a comment below and let us know if we featured any of your favourite laptops for students!

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