What are the best budget laptops?

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    #1HP Stream 14-ax010nr

    HP Stream 14-ax010nr
    The HP Stream 14-ax010nr is an ultra-portable device with a colorful design built for those who love the comfort and the practicality! It has an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core Processor, 4GB of memory, and comes with Windows 10.


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    Nathan Bishop
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "The perfect laptop for my grandmother ... except even she'd return this joke. Let's start with the case; it sure is heavy for something that has a really small battery. I know it's small because the CPU and graphics don't churn up much juice, but the thing still powers down after an hour or so. The CPU is slow, slow, super slow; it gets bogged down on basic webpages. No graphics, and oh wow no memory. 4GB? It disc swaps just web surfing. They shipped me one for a review, but I don't think they'll be handing me their next one, because I was honest here."
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    #2ASUS Chromebook C202SA

    ASUS Chromebook C202SA

    The ASUS Chromebook C202SA is an 11.6-inch laptop with 4 GB RAM, 16 GB EMMC storage, and Intel Celeron N3060 processor 1.6 GHz. This laptop runs on Windows 10 operating system.

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    Ann Johnson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I bought Asus chromebook for christmas gift and they love it. It has 16 G storage which is great for the price."
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    #3Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GD is a fully-equipped laptop by Acer. It features Full HD screen, Intel Core i7-8550U, 8GB of RAM, 256Gb SSD, a powerful battery with up to 15 hours and Windows 10 Home. 

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    Martha Hunter
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I feel this Acer Aspire is kind of pricey for budget laptops but this is a good lap top to get if you are looking for your moneys worth. It has 8gb of ram, and well up to date with our programs right now. This computer is going fo 800 on amazon which falls more in the middle, but you get more quality with this one than a cheaper one."
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    #4Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS

    Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS
    The Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS is a versatile laptop for daily tasks, gaming, editing and entertainment. It has a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. Thanks to its 4K Ultra HD display, the device offers you stunning visuals.
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    Maria Burke
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This Dell is not at all a budget laptop. Dell machines don't seem to have the quality that they used to. The company has good customer service but doesn't build good machines."
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    #5HP Pavilion x360 14t Touch

    HP Pavilion x360 14t Touch

    HP Pavilion x360 14t Touch is a  14-inch laptop powered by Intel Pentium processor and Windows 10 Home 64 operating system. It has 4GB RAM and 500GB storage capacity. 

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    $439.99

    Emma Silva
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I was disapointed by the service I received from this company. When I received my laptop it didnt come with the charging cord. I called customer service and the woman was quite rude. She acted like I was lying about not receiving the cord. I finally got a manager on the phone who agreed to send me out my chord. I have no intentions of using this company again."
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    #6Dell Latitude 13 3000

    Dell Latitude 13 3000

    Dell Latitude 13 3000 2-in-1 is a 13-inch laptop that has 6th Generation Intel Core i3 processor and Windows 10 Pro. It has 8GB RAM and M.2 256GB hard drive capacity.

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    $1284.29

    Christina Collins
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Am I being punked? I said budget friendly and I've given a $900 i3 computer? Pass."
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    #7Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM is a 15.6-inch full high-definition notebook by Acer. This notebook runs in the Intel Core i3-7100U processor 7th generation. The internal hard drive is 1TB, and this runs in Windows 10 Home OS.

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    Nancy Weaver
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "When I was shopping for an inexpensive laptop, I really thought I would have to give up some of the features found on more high-end computers. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this laptop because the price was so low, but the internal hard drive was 1 TB and the screen size was considerably larger than most budget laptops."
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    #8Acer Aspire A315-51-30AT

    Acer Aspire A315-51-30AT

    Acer Aspire A315-51-30AT is a 15.6-inch full high-definition laptop by Acer. This laptop runs on the Intel Core i3-6006U processor. The internal hard drive is 1TB, and this runs in Windows 10 Home OS.

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    Juan Young
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Acer never fails to impress me especially these past couple of years, maybe even more, but I won't recommend this laptop to anyone with any kind of budget. This laptop specifically is already outdated and the Core i3 processors is not something I am willing to recommend nowadays, it is just not a value for your hard earned money anymore, and this is a very old gen version of the CPU by the way."
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    #9Acer Aspire S 13 Touch

    Acer Aspire S 13 Touch

    Faster, thinner and more powerful than ever, the Acer Aspire S 13 Touch is one of the best all-around laptops out there. You will be able to perform your daily computing duties, and use its touch screen for more comfort. 

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    Jordan Hunter
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "One of the best budget laptops for students is the Acer Aspire S 13 Touch because it is one of the best all-around laptops out there. You will be able to perform your daily computing duties, and use its touch screen for more comfort. This helps for multi-tasking jobs."
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    #10HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr

    HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr
    The HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr is a versatile laptop for every-day users. It is powered with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, has a long battery life and includes USB 3.1 ports. Available with touch and non-touch display.
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    Betty Romero
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "My son recently started making purchases for college. It took me a moment to come to terms with my empty nest syndrome but once I did I realized, he was going to need a laptop and he wouldn't be able to afford it himself. I immediately started doing some research on budget laptops and purchased one for him. The Flagship 2018 HP Pavilion was hands down the best bang for the buck and he's absolutely in love with it!"
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    #11MacBook Air (13.3")

    MacBook Air (13.3")

    The Apple MacBook Air is a light and powerful 13.3-Inch laptop equipped with the 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD graphics 5000 and OS X Mavericks operative system. It offers you up to 12 hours of battery life.

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    $999.99

    Daniel Rios
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "The best aside from the pro models, but they really serve a different purpose. The lightest, quickest, coolst mac around. The best part really though is that the battery lasts forever. Like seriously I can be on it for 3 days and still have a charge. A great, great mac."
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    #12Dell XPS 13

    Dell XPS 13

    Dell XPS9360-1718SLV is a light and powerful laptop with a 13-inch screen fit in an 11-inch frame, maximizing screen space thanks to its InfinityEdge display. It is power efficient and features the most reliable Wi-Fi connection.

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    Aadhya Verma
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "Although the XPS9360-1718SLV is only 13" it packs a lot of power. It allows me to get what I need done on the go with a small footprint."
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    #13Acer Aspire S13

    Acer Aspire S13

    Fast, thin and powerful, Acer Aspire S13 is the perfect partner to do your everyday activities. It features a 7Th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and a 13.3 inch full HD multi-touch widescreen. This laptop offers you up to 13 hours of battery life.

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    Vivian Long
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "It gets the work done. If you need something to write reports on, this is the laptop for you. I have seen others complain about theirs breaking, but so far mine hasn't. I do take extra care, just in case though. I don't think you can do much else on it, like gaming, but it is great for school and it is cheap."
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    #14Acer Swift SF314-51-39NE

    Acer Swift SF314-51-39NE

    Acer Swift 3 is a fast, thin and light laptop that you can take with you everywhere. It features a 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U processor and a full HD widescreen. It has a modern look and feel thanks to its slender all-aluminum body and the backlit keyboard.

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    Gilberto Domínguez
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "I bought this to bring with me to class to take notes and it's been great. It's not too heavy and I can just slip it in my backpack and carry it around all day. The screen is really bright and clear in high definition, good to watch a movie on when I'm not using it to study."
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    #15ASUS ZenBook UX305CA

    ASUS ZenBook UX305CA

    ASUS ZenBook UX305CA is a light, slim and fast laptop with all the features you need to conquer your day. It features a 6th Gen Intel Core M3-6Y30 processor, a 13.3-Inch Full HD ultrawide screen with 170º viewing angle and premium sound to enjoy your music, media and games.

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    Howard Banks
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "As a budget laptop this is incredibly expensive and doesn't really make up for it with it's quality. The storage space is tiny, it is solid state, but you'll still be running out of room pretty quickly if you install anything on it. Overall I'd say it's a good laptop, but there are better ones you can get for the same price, and much more affordable ones with more modest hardware."
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    #16Dell Inspiron i7348-3571SLV

    Dell Inspiron i7348-3571SLV
    Dell i7348-3571SLV Inspiron is a 2-in 1 convertible touchscreen laptop powered with a 5th Generation Intel Core i3-5010U processor. It has a 13.3-inch HD touch screen with wide viewing angle, Intel HD Graphics 5500 and Bluetooth 4.0.
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    Mildred Burns
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "I was looking for a cheap laptop for my daughter to use while in school and found the Dell i7348-3571SLV Inspiron laptop. It's just okay, not outstanding. I will have to find something better for my daughter to use as this computer started acting up very quickly."
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    #17Huawei MateBook D

    Huawei MateBook D

    The Huawei Mate Book D: High-quality laptop that brings both style and function in one gadget that is also suited for gaming. Perfect for on the go people because of its ultra thin body with rich functional interface. 

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    Christian Hicks
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This isn't a bad laptop, but I'd say it's a little expensive for its performance. I really like the size of it; it feels a lot smaller than it actually is, which is what your really paying for I guess. Overall a good laptop, but if the price was about $2oo cheaper, I'd say it was a great laptop."
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    #18ASUS D550CA-RS31

    ASUS D550CA-RS31

    ASUS D550CA-RS31 is a 15.6" laptop that offers Windows 8 system. This device comes with an ASUS touchpad designed with Smart Gesture Technology and it is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor backed with 6GB RAM.

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    Zachary Day
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I recently changed my laptop, and bought the ASUS D550CA-RS31 because it was in offer at the mall. I must admit that it has been a lucky and happy choice, because this laptop is really fast, and I like it a lot. I suggest it to everyone in need of a good laptop without spending too much!"
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    #19Acer Spin 1 SP111-31N-C4UG

    Acer Spin 1 SP111-31N-C4UG

    Acer Spin 1 SP111-31N-P2GH touch is 2-in-1 laptops that has high specs perfect for everyday use. It serves as a laptop and a touch screen tablet. 

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    Jane Lynch
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "For my children it is perfect, fast, practical and easy to use, I love it"
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    #20Fujitsu Stylistic Q507

    Fujitsu Stylistic Q507

    Fujitsu Stylistic Q507 is a hybrid tablet-laptop PC measuring 10.1 inches which features Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor, 128 GB eMMC SSD hard drive, 4 GB up to 4 GB total RAM.

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    $599

    Christian Allen
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Having a 2 in one laptop can be infuriating to use as most of the time the screen size caters to the tablet portion of the product. It is not an ideal solution for students as many would like to utilize at least a 15 inch screen"
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    #21Dell Inspiron i5547-15001sLV

    Dell Inspiron i5547-15001sLV

    Dell Inspiron i5547-15001sLV has the 4th-Generation Intel Core i7-4510U processor and 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive. Perfect for file storage and other laptop activities like gaming and internet surfing. 

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    Roger Fox
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "Dell Inspiron i5547-15001sLV is a phenomenal unit. I have found this to be a great laptop. The processing power, storage and speed are perfect for anyone. The touch screen provides lots of flexibility and options. I have found this to be a perfect student laptop to last several years at a good price."
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    #22ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02

    ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02

    The ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02 is an affordable laptop that has a ruggedized spill-proof case, with a 11.6-inch touchscreen. Its 360-degree high strength zinc alloy hinge allows you to use this device as both a laptop and a tablet. It has a convenient size if you intend to carry it around with you. 

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    Nicole Payne
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Chromebook is an alright choice. This looks really feature full for the price, with a touchscreen too. "
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    #23Acer Aspire ES 15

    Acer Aspire ES 15

    Acer Aspire ES 15 is a practical and affordable laptop equipped with a 6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U processor. It has a 15.6 inch HD widescreen and Intel HD Graphics 520. Designed for your everyday tasks, this device offers you a fast wireless connection.

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    Joyce Roberts
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "Acer Aspire makes some of the best laptops for the price, so this is a great budget option for students. While it doesn't feature the best of the best in everything, it doesn't make too many compromises and still comes loaded with desirable features at a decent price. However, there are definitely slightly cheaper options available for those on a tighter budget, meaning this is one to consider, but check out others too."

Summary

Best What are the best budget laptops
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HP Stream 14-ax010nrElectronics 14 Paid
2ASUS Chromebook C202SAElectronics 12 Paid
3Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-81GDElectronics 9 Paid
4Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUSElectronics 8 Paid
5HP Pavilion x360 14t TouchElectronics 6 Paid
6Dell Latitude 13 3000Electronics 4 Paid
7Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BMElectronics 3 Paid
8Acer Aspire A315-51-30ATElectronics 3 Paid
9Acer Aspire S 13 TouchElectronics 0 Paid
10HP Pavilion 15-cc020nrElectronics 0 Paid
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