The Toshiba Chromebook 2 was released in the UK last month. There are two models. This one has a 1920 x 1080 IPS screen, which gets excellent reviews. There is also one with a 1366 x 768 TN screen, which is ~ £50 cheaper, but not as nice a screen and only has 2GB of memory.
The price started out at £255.93 but dropped to £251.93 including delivery overnight.LUCKY10 is a £10 discount voucher, so it ends up at £241.93
There is a chance of 2% cashback via Quidco.
The full HD model is out of stock in most places at the moment, including DABS. Amazon and John Lewis aren't taking orders. DABS are.
A Chromebook is not for everyone - certainly not if you want to play 3D games, or use powerful software. For basic stuff - WWW browsing, email, music and video, they should be fast enough, and you get the benefit of a fast boot time, and no Windows Updates or virus scans. If you buy a Chromebook at the moment, you get 1TB of storage on Google Drive for 2 years. That offer is certainly through to the end of February, but it has been running for a few months now, with a number of extensions.
This is the cheapest laptop I have found which has a full HD IPS screen, a decent keyboard and 5-8 hour battery life. Its not the fastest CPU, but the operating system is pretty efficient, and this means you get a long battery life.