5 Budget Laptops You Can Buy Under $500

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The year 2017 has come to an end, which means its time to say goodbye to our old lives and memories and we welcome the New Year with a fresh start. So why not make it by updating your old laptop?

Whether you are a person looking to update to a newer model or a student in need of a new laptop; no matter who you are, our list will help you out!

1. Acer E15

Price: $350

  • 4 GB of RAM, Kaby Lake i3 processor, HD 620 graphics, 1TB HDD
  • 1080p display (TN), 5.3 lbs, 12 hr advertised battery
  • A great entry-level laptop with a better display and a much longer battery

For people who want to do some documentation with light gaming like Minecraft, old games or browser games

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2. Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga

Price: $375

  • 4 GB RAM, Intel Core M5 processor, HD 5000 graphics, 128 GB SSD
  • 720p touchscreen display, 3.5 lbs, 11.5hr battery life
  • Small 2 in 1 with pretty solid build quality and okay specs

An impressive portable laptop which is great for students who are looking to do some coding or assignments, anytime, everywhere. It is also the best choice  for artists looking to draw without using any extra technology like drawing tablets

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3. ThinkPad T430

Price: $300

  • 8 GB RAM, Broadwell i5 processor, HD 4000 graphics, 500GB HDD
  • 720p display, 4 lbs, 5 hr battery life
  • Great performance and excellent build quality

A nice choice for students who need to only do some assignments and to surf some internet.

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4. HP EliteBook 840

Price: $300

  • 8 GB RAM, Broadwell i5 processor, HD 4000 graphics, 500GB HDD
  • 720p display, 4 lbs, 5 hr battery life
  • A well-built lightweight laptop

Great for people wanting to do some heavy internet surfing, like watching 4k videos, listing to music and browsing social media all at the same time

5. HP EliteBook Folio 9470M

Price: $280

  • 8 GB ram, Ivy Bridge i5 processor, HD 4000 graphics, 128 GB SSD,
  • 720p TN display, 3.6 lbs, 7 hr advertised battery life
  • Extremely well built Ultrabook

A must buy for students looking for something with a long battery life and some portability.

If you’re in the mood to spend a bit more… 

6. Asus ZenBook Flip

Price: $550

  • Specs include 8 GB of ram, Intel m3 processor, HD 515 graphics, 256 GB SSD,
  • 1080p IPS touchscreen, 3.0 lbs, 12 hr advertised battery life
  • Well-built and lightweight 2 in 1 but without a detachable screen

A well-rounded budget laptop for Video and picture edition, Works well for drawing digitally as well.

7. Acer Aspire E15

 

Price: $550

  • 8 GB ram, 8th Gen Intel i5 processor, MX150 GPU, 256 GB SSD,
  • 1080p TN display, 5.3 lbs, 15 hr advertised battery
  • Well reviewed 15″ with great specs for its price and a long battery life

The expensive version of the Acer E 15, it comes with upgraded specs and improved battery life. Great for students who want to play games and do some work, best for heavy video and picture editing.


Contributed By: Sumair Dawani