Best laptop with backlit keyboards in UK 2017: Top illuminated keyboard laptops in UK

Top laptops with backlit keyboard in UK 2017 – which is best laptop with backlit keyboard?

Laptops with backlit keyboards have gained a lot of traction lately and a lot of people and laptop brands in UK have started to realise the importance of illuminated keyboards. You may find it surprising but a lot of people simply do not buy a laptop if the laptop does not come with a backlit keyboard. So what are the benefits to the consumer in buying a laptop with backlit keyboard?

Typing in the dark: This is the main reason why someone would buy a laptop with backlit keyboard, that is to type in dimly lit environments or in total darkness. Backlit keyboard is a boon to even touch typists as several times we have to enter numbers, special characters or key combinations that require you to look at the keyboard and in dark rooms, it can be a difficult task. A laptop with backlit keyboard solves this problem.
laptop with backlit keyboard UK 2017
Better computers: This is something that the editors at laptop UK have noticed. Almost all laptops with backlit illuminated keyboard come with excellent configurations – generally better than one would find in a cheap laptop under 300 pounds that come with comparatively inferior specifications. Such laptops are also well made and have generally better construction because of their higher price tags.

Show-off: This one is not exactly beneficial but a laptop with backlit keyboard is an excellent show-off tech gadget. Such laptops catch attention of someone from a distance because of the glowing, illuminated keyboard. That’s reason why most 1000 pound-gaming laptops and top 15 inch ultrabooks come with backlit keyboards because they come with all possible laptop features and that includes illuminated keyboards.

Here are the best laptops with backlit keyboard in UK.

Acer Swift 3

Acer Swift 3 is a thin and light weight laptop with latest innards and long battery life. It aluminum chassis looks and feel premium while its anodized sandblasting finish gives it a very sophisticated look. It features ultrafast data transfer with its USB 3.0 port. The 14” LED screen has full HD resolution and IPS technology which looks lovely from any angle. If you are a looking for a compact, lightweight laptop with long battery life, the Acer Swift 3 is the best of the lot – definitely, the best laptop with backlit keyboard at reasonable price.
Acer Swift 3

| 14-Inch Notebook, Full HD resolution, Intel Core i5-7200U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10

Asus K556UQ

Asus K556UQ has strikingly thin and light minimalist design with textured metal finish. Powered by latest i7 processor, it packs Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU and 12GB RAM for powerful CPU and GPU performance. Along with full size backlit keyboard, it comes with Asus IceCool technology that keeps chassis temperature comfortable. But our favourite component from the entire spec-sheet is its mammoth 512GB SSD. So you get superb transfer speeds and lots of storage onboard. This new model also has a the beautiful and unmatchable Full HD screen that has excellent viewing angles. Easily the best laptop with backlit keyboard of 2017.
Asus K556UQ
* Intel Core i7-7500U Processor, 2.8GHz
* 15.6″ Full HD 1920×1080 pixel display
* 12GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
* NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphics Card, built-in speaker, built-in microphone, webcam and HDMI port

HP ENVY 13-d099nr

This is probably the best ultrabook laptop with backlit keyboard in UK. It comes with 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor and breath-taking 13.3-inch QHD+ display. There is lots of memory and storage packed in its thin chassis. The B&O audio system is outstanding and class-apart and so is its chiclet keyboard with backlit. It has great 6-hour+ battery life on single charge, letting you be productive on the move.
HP ENVY 13-d099nr
* Intel Core i7-6500U (6th Gen Skylake) 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10 GHz
* 8GB LPDDR3 1600 MHz; 256GB SSD
* 13.3-inch QHD+ IPS (3200 x 1800) Display
* Intel HD Graphics 520 with shared graphics memory, Windows 10 Home, 64-bit; Bang & Olufsen Audio; US Layout Backlit Keyboard; Webcam; WiFi; Bluetooth

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13 is compact, amazingly tuned laptop with backlit keyboard. It features a quad HD screen packing whopping 3200×1800 resolution. It is also touchscreen so you can use fingers to interact with screen, just like a tablet. Powered by next generation i7 processor and fast 256GB SSD storage, you get exceptional speed, reliability and smooth operations. The laptop is more compact than you would imagine, thanks to Dell’s borderless infinity edge display that maximises screen space by squeezing a 13 inch display in an 11 inch frame. It weighs just 1.3kg and battery life is about 8-11 hours.
Dell XPS 13

* 13.3 inch (33.8cm) with virtually borderless InfinityEdge touchscreen display, Corning Gorilla Glass NBT QHD+
* Intel Core i7-6560U CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, Intel Iris Graphics
* Backlit keyboard, 8-10hour battery life, 256GB solid state storage, 8GB RAM
* 30.4 x 1.5 x 20 cm, 1.3kg

Dell Inspiron 15

Dell Inspiron 15 is the most-feature rich laptop with backlit keyboard. It has powerful discrete Nvidia graphics card which is paired to a standard-voltage i7 processor for unparalled performance. It has 15.6″ screen with full HD laptop display, all for under 1000 pounds. The dedicated GPU makes it very capable for gaming and graphic intensive applications like AutoCAD, SAP, Matlab or anything related to graphics. To prevent any bottlenecks, it features faster DDR4 RAM and lightening fast laptop SSD drive.
Dell Inspiron 15 2017
* Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor (Up to 2.8GHz)
* 15.6-inch Full HD Display, Nvidia GeForce 960M with 4GB DDR5 VRAM
* 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB SSD
* Windows 10 Home; Backlit Keyboard

Dell Insprion 13 5000

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 has stunning 2-in-1 convertible laptop design with stunning sound and nifty features like backlit camera and Windows Hello that lets you log-in by recognising your eyes. With its versatile design, you can use the laptop in four different modes – laptop, tablet, tent and stand. It weighs 1.62-kg and is less than inch thin making it ideal for carrying around. The display packs full HD display so the images and text both look crisp and clear. For storage, this laptop uses 1TB which is excellent for storing large amounts of data. Dell’s Waves MaxxAudio Pro audio and Intel HD Graphics 520 ensure better media and sound performance. It comes with big battery inside which paired with its power-sipping 7th generation i3 processor gives you 6-8 hour battery life.
Dell Inspiron 13
* 13.3″ Full HD Touch Display, Laptop, Tent, Stand, Tablet modes available
* Intel Core i3 Processor, UK keyboard
* 4GB RAM, 1TB hard disk
* Backlit keyboard, 2-in-1 design, Windows Hello


Asus ROG is a serious gaming laptop with backlit keyboard. Being an top-notch laptop, its company has made sure that it comes with every single laptop technology released till date. This means you get powerful, standard-voltage i5 processor which when coupled with capable Nvidia GTX 960M 2GB GPU yields incomparable graphics and processing power. There is whopping 1000GB hard disk storage and 8GB RAM for best multitasking experience. To prevent unexpected slowdowns and smooth data transfer speeds, you get additional 128GB SSD that stores your OS and application files. The screen has beautiful 15″ screen and packs full HD resolution for maximum enjoyment and productivity. It is the best cheap gaming laptop under 1000 pounds.
* 15.6 inch full HD display
* Intel Core i5-6300HQ processor
* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics Card, 8GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 128GB SSD, Windows 10 64bit, backlit keyboard

Asus Zenbook UX310UA

Asus Zenbook UX310UA is breathtakingly beautiful. It is mere 13.5mm thin and weighs feather light 1.2 kilos making it one of the thinnest ultrabooks with 13 inch screens in UK. Equipped with a quad HD, razor-sharp display, you see perfect images and crystal clear text. The colours are really vibrant, accurate and richer than anything you have experienced before. Despite being thin and light, there is no compromise on performance or battery life front. It comes with latest i3 processor, 4GB RAM and very fast 128GB SSD that boots OS in few seconds. Its comfortable backlit keyboard is sturdily constructed in a single piece for a superb typing experience. It is the best ultrabook laptop with backlit keyboard.
Asus Zenbook UX310UA
* 13.3″ display with 3200X1800 QHD+ resolution; 276 ppi
* Intel Core i3-6100U 2.3 GHz processor
* 8GB 1866 MHz RAM; 512 GB SSD storage, Weight: 1.2kg; Width: 13.5mm

Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK

Dell has made the best laptop with backlit keyboard in UK. This brings an entire new era of performance and productivity thanks to full-voltage Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX960M laptop dedicated GPU that delivers best-in-class processing and graphics performance. To prevent it from getting overheating, Dell is making use of two cooling fans and three exhausts with 240 thermal fins that work together to let you experience best user experience. The 15.6-inch FHD anti-glare IPS wide angle display lets you enjoy media and games in stunning detail. With Waves MaxxAudio Pro and subwoofer, you will be able to enjoy studio quality processing software that enhances your listening experience. The keyboard is full size and backlit to let you type in all sorts of environment – dim or bright.
Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK
* 15.6-Inch FHD IPS, Wide-Angle, Anti Glare Screen
* Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Quad-Core (6 M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz)
* 8 GB DDR3L 256 GB Solid-State Drive, backlit keyboard, 74 WHr, 6-Cell Battery