Not everybody will purchase those powerful laptops that cost mammoth. Well, its not about burning pockets or breaking banks because while buying a laptop one should consider requirements first rather than performance. Of-course one should consider budget too but our own requirements is something that people often forget while searching through different laptop models in stores or online websites.
Now, this isn't much of a problem if you are out in the market with $1000 in pocket to purchase the laptop but if you are on budget and looking for a good budget laptop then your requirements should be given the first priority. Based upon your requirements you can decide to either increase or decrease your budget.
Expert Tip - If you're on extremely low budget and looking for a laptop for yourself then, checkout refurbished or open box deals rather than hunting for a brand new laptop for yourself. NewEgg, BestBuy and Amazon has lot of them.
Well, we ain't gonna deal with the refurbished or open box laptops here. If you're on budget and looking for a good budget laptop that can last 3 to 4 years without any problems then below are my choices of top 6 budget laptops of 2017.
Disclaimer - All below listed laptops are my personal choices. I am not affiliated to any websites or any brands.
HP Pavilion X360 2-in-1 Laptop
The all new HP X360 laptop with kaby lake CPU is the best budget 2-in-1 laptop you can buy right now. It has 13.3" touchscreen display which is easily rotatable to use in a tablet mode. The keyboard on this convertible laptop is also very good with good click feedback and touchpad is also smooth and responsive. This HP convertible laptop comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port. It also has an HDMI output and microSD card slot.
This HP Pavilion laptop comes loaded with Windows 10 out of the box and it runs great on this laptop. I think this is the best sub-$500 laptop for students or it can be perfect kitchen companion for moms who loves cooking by seeing recipees online.
Lenovo Ideapad 110s
Lenovo Ideapad series of notebooks always offers the best quality and performance for other laptops in same price ranges. The new addition to their cheap Ideapad laptops category is this - Lenovo Ideapad 110s which won't break the bank and still buy you a laptop that is good enough to keep you entertained. For near to $100, you get a very good windows laptop with 11.6" display. The overall form factor of this laptop is small and good enough to be the best airplane companion.
Although this laptop isn't capable of doing any extensive things, it is perfect for web browsing, netflix and online studying students. Overall for the price that this laptop comes for, I think it is the best laptop for people on $100 - $150 budget. Not to forget - Keep your expectations low as it is a netbook with 2GB RAM and Intel Celeron processor. Good for web browsing, streaming online content, word processing etc.
Acer Chromebook 14
An Acer chromebook 14 is one of the cheapest and most premium built laptop you can buy. With all metal chassis and thin and sleek form-factor, this laptop easily catches attention of people. As it is a chromebook, it runs the Chrome OS which is best for productive users. Best part of this chromebook is, it comes with free Google Drive storage which will let you store lot of your files in your Drive. The Intel celeron processor is good enough for doing everyday basic activities and 4GB of RAM handles multiple apps quite well.
The inbuilt storage of 32GB might stop some buyers from buying this laptop but having said that it has free 100GB of Google Drive storage, one can get this laptop if they are confident enough of having the internet connection wherever they go. For price lesser than $400, Acer is giving a pretty good package with premium build quality and good performance hardware on board.
HP 15.6" WLED Premium Laptop
For people who are looking for a full fledged budget gaming laptop under $300, this HP laptop is of you. This HP despite from a very good looking laptop, is a very powerful one. It has AMD's powerful CPU inside and also has dedicate Radeon graphics so budget gamers should have a look at this laptop.
The RAM on this laptop is 4GB but in my personal opinion I would upgrade it up to 8GB so that it can be used to run more games at better framerates. Overall this is a pretty good specced out budget gaming laptop and this is also listed in the best laptops under $300 list by Laptop Under Budget which is one of the most trusted website when it comes to laptops recommendations in budget. So, overall from my side I will give 5/5 stars for performance. Although one should take a note of its weight while purchasing as it might not be an ideal choice for frequent travelling person.
Acer Aspire E15 E5-575-33BM Full HD Budget Notebook
Another marvelous laptop from the computer manufacturing giant - Acer. For those who don't know Acer has been awarded to be having the best tech support after Apple. So, its never of an hassle to purchase, get use to Acer or even return the laptop. Coming to this laptop it is a 15 inch full HD notebook. This laptop is made without any uncompromisation on ports, performance or anything that lets down the computer using experience.
Powerful seventh generation i3 processor seats beneath and controls Windows 10 pretty well. 4GB of RAM which is expandable is still the best for normal users. If we take an overall consideration then this Acer notebook is a clear winner if one is looking to spend around $350 for their new laptop.
ASUS F556UA-AB32 2017 New Model
ASUS's budget laptop game is also very strong. This newly launched model will set you back at $350 and it offers all the best specs you can get for the price. The propietory 15.6 inch full HD display with eye care mode is the best display you'll every find in an Asus laptop yet. It not only protects your eye from strain but also uses less power resulting into much longer battery life than the previous generation models.
ASUS F556UA laptop is powered by sixth generation which is skylake series of CPU and has 4GB of RAM inside. The ample of storage with 1TB of hard drive on board is also something hard to find in the budget laptops. Ports are also pretty in enough amount and you get lot of choices to connect your thumb drives and other stuff. Concluding that this would be good choice for every type of work unless it is gaming or something more extensive than it.
Of-course there are other laptops but as I said earlier that these are my top choices according to all my personal speculations. I hope that these budget laptop picks of 2017 help you in buying the one for yourself. I will leave the links to other guides as well that I think might help you in purchasing the budget laptop for yourself.
Other from web -
- The Best Budget Laptops - Paste Magazine
- C-Net's Guide on Budget Laptops
- The Wire Cutter - Best Budget Gaming Laptops