Get the perfect back to school cheap laptop in the HP Flash Sale

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HP is currently running a 72-hour flash sale on all manner of PC peripherals - including these two great entry-level laptops - perfect for going back to school with. Prices start at just $299 and are on reliable products that won't let you down.

If all you're in the market for is a basic machine to study on then either of these laptops could be perfect for your needs. There's a choice of either an Intel or Ryzen chipset, complete with integrated graphics for faithful color reproduction and light business use. 

These computers are lightweight in their operation and physical size, easily able to slide in and out of your bag - they're also rugged to take being in constant transit thanks to their thick plastic construction.

HP Laptop 14t-dq300 | $420 (opens in new tab)

HP Laptop 14t-dq300 | $420 $299.99 at HP (opens in new tab)
If you've been looking for something clean and capable, this HP laptop can do just that. It's powered by a respectable Intel Celeron and should be quick enough to handle programs like the Microsoft Suite, Photoshop, and other student apps you may need. Features: Intel Celeron N4500, Intel UHD Graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 720p HD screen. 

HP Laptop - 14z-fq1000 | $550 (opens in new tab)

HP Laptop - 14z-fq1000 | $550 $399.99 at HP (opens in new tab)
Spend another C-note and trade the Intel for an AMD Ryzen 3; featuring a faster clock speed and a bit more grunt where you need it. The other big improvement is the Full HD screen for crystal clear streaming and working. Features: Ryzen 3, AMD Radeon graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Full HD screen

Elsewhere in the HP sale running for the rest of the day you'll find discounts on monitors (both work and gaming-focused models), PC, PC towers, and more. Check out the full sale (opens in new tab) for more. 

Another handy piece of kit to pick up before the new school year is antivirus protection. Check out our guide to the best antivirus software. Or if you're on a Mac, you take a look at our best antivirus for Macs piece instead.

Don't forget that there are still many savings to be had at Amazon now. We've compiled the best Prime Day laptop deals for you to continue your browsing. If you're determined to find a cheap, but capable, computer - and don't mind switching to Google's infrastructure - these Prime Day Chromebook deals might do the trick. 

Aleksha McLoughlin
Hardware Editor

Aleksha McLoughlin served as the Hardware Editor for GamesRadar from June 2021 until August 2022. Her main area of expertise was the PC gaming platform, which comprised buying guides, features, reviews, and news coverage on components and prebuilt machines. She was also responsible for gaming chairs and storage. She now works on a freelance basis while studying to become a university lecturer specializing in English for foreign territories. Prior to joining GamesRadar, she wrote for the likes of Expert Reviews, The Rory Peck Trust, No Clean Singing, Vinyl Chapters, and Tech Spark while also working with the BBC.