Bargain hunters queued outside the Selfridges store for up to nine hours. Reuters

Looking to stock up in the January sales but don't fancy queuing for hours or fighting off rabid shoppers just to get the last PlayStation 4 in the shop?

Fear not, as we have scoured the web for the best deals on tablets, laptops, video games and headphones online and in-store.


HP Split X2 13-m121sa 13.3in 2-in-1 laptop
Join the 2-in-1 tablet-laptop gang with one of the January deals now on, such as the HP Split X2 13-m121sa 13.3in laptop, now retailing for £749.99 (previously £799.99).

Looking for a good laptop? Currys & PC World are doing really good deals on most laptops, offering savings of between £50 - £150 savings. In particular, we like the look of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, which is a hybrid Ultrabook-tablet, which is now selling for £649.99 - a saving of £100.

The HP Split X2 13-m121sa is another 13in 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop now on sale for £749.99 (previously £799.99) and the HP Pavilion 15-n097ea is a 15in laptop in red with Intel i5 processor, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive for just £399 (down from £549.99).

If you are looking for something more powerful but without breaking the bank, online retailer Very has a deal on the high-spec Asus X550CC, a 15in gaming laptop that comes with Intel Core i7 Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and 2GB dedicated graphics for just £549 (previously £799).


You can grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1in tablet in white, black or red from Currys & PC World for £229 (previously £329).

Boots are also offering a deal on the Kurio 10S Tablet, a 10in Android family tablet with 8GB of storage that comes preloaded with free educational apps for half price, now costing just £84.99.

TVs and Monitors

Hitachi 40in Full HD 1080p Freeview HD Smart LED TV
A 40in Hitachi Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV with integrated Freeview is now retailing for £279.99 (down from £399.99).

Upgrade to a HD smart TV with integrated Freeview this winter with these deals from Argos – you can nab a 50in Sony KDL50W655 Full HD smart TV for £659.99 (previously £999.99) or a 40in 40in Hitachi TV with integrated Freeview tuner for just £279.99 (previously £399.99).

If you want to upgrade your computer monitor Amazon has also put the 23in LG 23ET83V widescreen IPS LED touchscreen monitor on sale £229 (down from £364.99).


Sony Alpha A58 Interchangeable Lens Camera

The prices on some digital cameras have also come down. Amazon has a deal on selected Sony DSLRs, including the Sony Alpha A58 with 18-55mm 20MP Lens, now on offer at £299 (previously £500).


Sony Pulse Wireless Headphones

We've seen two spectacular deals for headphones – HMV Oxford Street is now selling the Sony Pulse Wireless Headphones in store for the absolute steal of £27.99 (previously £129.99), while Amazon has the Sennheiser RS 180 Open Digital Wireless Headphones on sale for £169.99 (down from £239), together with some other discounted headphones from Sony, JVC, Skullcandy and Panasonic.

Video Games and Consoles

PS4 Dual-shock 4 Controller

Didn't manage to get your hands on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game console before Christmas?

You can save £25 on both consoles from Currys & PC World if you're on O2 and use the O2 Priority Moments reward scheme in store, which brings the price of the PS4 down to £324 (usually retails at £349) and the Xbox One down to £424.99, bundled together with FIFA 14 (usually retails at £449), or £404.99 on its own.

You can also snap up £5 video game bargains from Tesco in store - namely PayDay 2 for Xbox 360 (previously £20) and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean for the Wii (previously £14.99).

Sainsbury's is offering LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean for Xbox 360 at £9.99 (down from £26.99) and on the 3DS for £11.99 (previously £19.99), and you can grab the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes PS4 video game (you know, that video game Charlie Brooker taught Jon Snow to play) in a flash sale from The Game Collection for £29.99 (down from £37.95) before 23:59 GMT tonight.

Finally, virtual game store Steam has several deals on, including offering The Walking Dead PC game as a digital download for £5.24 (down from £20.99).