The summer may still be in full swing, but now is also a good time to start thinking about the start of the next school year, whether you are studying for GCSEs and A-Levels or working on a university degree.
If you need a new laptop because your current computer is a little long in the tooth, there are plenty of cost-effective upgrades that you might choose. So here are just a few options that might convince you to trade in a laptop and get a worthy successor.
Lenovo FLEX 10
This compact laptop has a 10-inch display and offers a flexible form factor that allows the screen to be rotated around so that it can sit at a number of angles. It is even touch-sensitive, allowing for engaging interactions with the Windows 8.1 operating system.
Cool colours, solid performance and access to Microsoft Office 365 all make this sub-£200 laptop a good choice for students with an eye for style. It may not have an optical disc drive, but with a focus on streaming, it is still capable of being an entertainment centre as well.
Chromebooks can offer some of the best value for money on the laptop market, and this model from Toshiba packs in a 13-inch display with full HD resolution. Running the Chrome OS, it requires an internet connection to unlock the true potential of its cloud-based software, making it easy to save documents securely so that your work will be preserved.
Acer Aspire ES1
There are plenty of decent features to recommend this Acer laptop to students, including a 500GB hard drive and the latest USB 3.0 ports to allow for quick data transfer from other devices. It even offers integrated Bluetooth connectivity so that you can sync it with peripherals wirelessly.
With a quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and a full terabyte of storage, this is a mini-powerhouse of a laptop. It has a 15.6-inch display and can be snapped up for under £300 if you find a good deal, so you can trade in a laptop and get this for less.
When you trade in a laptop with Cash In Your Gadgets, you can more easily afford the upgrade that will make the coming year of study that little bit simpler.