Great Cheap Laptops You Can Buy Under $500

Filed under News by Adam Torkildson on September 8, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Some time ago the laptops that were cheaper than $500 were cheaply made, had very low battery life and processors that were underpowered. This is no longer the case. We are looking at many different highly affordable laptops that give you access to more power than you initially thought. Based on research conducted by Financial Tipsor, the following cheap laptops should be considered if you need a great gadget.

Asus F556UA-AB32

The sleek finish makes the laptop feel so much more premium than what you would expect when you look at the price tag. You can use Windows 10, you get an i3 processor of 2.3 GHz, a 1920 x 1080 resolution of 15.6 inches, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port and a USB 3.1 C port. Wireless is included and you gain access to 4 GB of ram together with a 1 TB HDD. The only real problem with the laptop is that it is a little heavy at 5.1 pounds. At the same time, the accidental damage protection is only 1 year long.

HP Pavilion x360

This is a wonderful alternative for the laptop mentioned above. It is new generation and quite well-performing for the low price. The screen is 13.3 inches and features a resolution of 1366 X 76, all paired with i3 Intel Core 2.3 CPUs, an impressive 6 GB of RAM and enough hard drive space for most users (500 GB). As you can easily see, you receive what you would normally expect from pricier models. The tradeoff is that you get only 6.5 hours of usable battery life. This is lower than the average with ultraportable laptops. Most users are particularly happy with the webcam, TrueVision HD, as it takes really good photographs and is perfect for video calls.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4

Creative individuals know how expensive computers can be and how hard it is to find something that is truly great. This laptop is a paradox because it is great for a very low price. Obviously, it is not a high-end machine but it is more than enough for those that are interested. You get Intel Core i5 3.1 GHz CPU, 8 GB of Ram and an SSD drive with 256 GB. The reason why it is highly recommended for the creative is that it includes the GeForce 940MX with a separate 2 GB of memory. The screen is 15.6 inches, 1920 X 108 with full HD. Reflections and glares are reduced.

Asus E402MA

When you are mainly interested in your budget and have no problems making sacrifices, this is the laptop to choose. It is really cheap for the 1366 x 768 resolution, the 14 inch display and the battery that can run for 7 hours. The only problem is that you only get 32 GB of hard drive space and just 2 GB of RAM. However, this is actually more than enough for business users or people that do not need that much from their laptop.

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