So you are looking for a new laptop to buy but have a specific budget?From low-cost Windows Laptops to high-end Ultrabooks, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there’s a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their laptop with something new. Most of the best full-size budget laptops start at around $350 upwards, the entry point for a new laptop with some half decent modern hardware, although for closer to $300 you will also find some seriously competitive deals on both portable netbooks and all-purpose budget 15-inch laptops. These are some of the best laptops you can buy without breaking the bank:
Dell Chromebook 11:
It is the best Chromebook available, with a good build quality, excellent full-size keyboard and trackpad. The 11.6in display is clear and easy to read, while its small size and 1.3kg weight makes the laptop portable and light. A webcam and microphone are mounted above the screen. Chromebooks are cost-effective and can be used for web browsing.They are essentially a computer with just a browser. It has an all-day battery life, while an HDMI output means connecting the laptop to a TV is simple
Acer Aspire E5-571P-59QA:
The Acer Aspire E5-571P-59QA offers excellent mid-range features for a budget price of only $399.has a 15.6-inch touchscreen, an Intel i5 4210U processor and up to 7 hours of battery life. Other standard features include 4GB of RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, multiple connectivity ports and a SuperMulti DVD burner.
Apple MacBook Air:
Apple’s MacBook Air is one of the best thin, light and powerful laptops available and a cut above most PC laptops, although it costs significantly more. It has a powerful processor, fast solid-state storage and unrivalled all-day battery life. Apple’s OS X software has plenty of apps and utilities available, including Microsoft Office, while Office-compatible apps, a movie editor and music editor come as standard out of the box.
It has an 11.6in screen, weighs 1.2kg and has a full size keyboard and trackpad. It runs Windows 8.1 with access to both the Windows Store and the thousands of standard Windows apps. VGA and HDMI ports make connecting it to a TV or monitor easy, while an ethernet port provides internet access where Wi-Fi isn’t available. A webcam and microphone mean video chats via Skype are easy.
HP Pavilion 15-r264dx:
Weighing 5.34 pounds and measuring just 1.02 inch thin, it’s easy to pack and carry. It is slightly heavier than some competitors because it includes a multiformat DVD burner. The touchscreen is very responsive, allowing smooth navigation through the Windows 8.1 interface. The DTS Studio enhanced speakers offer sufficient volume and clarity to enjoy movies and music and the 15-r264dx includes more than adequate hardware for the price. It comes with a spacious 750 GB hard drive and 6GB of RAM. Powered by the latest Fifth generation Core i3-5010U and adequate amount of system memory, it delivers reliable performance on daily tasks.