Top 7 Laptops Under $500: Windows and Chromebooks, 2019 Edition
Mandy Seth - Jul 13, 2019
Are you looking for a $500 laptop? List out some specific requirements on your ideal laptop, so we can help you out with such great deals with even less than $500.
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Your expectations of specs packed in an under-$500 laptop are something that we need to consider at first. Of course, Chromebooks will be our first suggestion as it can please you pretty well for normal office works, especially with its ability to convert vice versus between a laptop and a tablet (a flip-out touchscreen to be exact). This feature does a lot of help in streaming or presenting.
On the other hand, if you look for a cheap gaming model, the price won’t be $500, but starting at $700 at least. Considering all factors that matter, here is the list of seven choices of us:
Lenovo IdeaPad 330
It is a 15-inch laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB HDD. With the help of Intel's Optane solid-state memory, the loading speed of application won’t bad at all. The only disadvantage of this laptop just has a 1,366x768 pixels resolution screen. However, considering other features and competitors, the laptop is surely the best in this list of under $500 laptops.
Low-end IdeaPad 330
This modest laptop packs an AMD A9-A9425 processor with the memory capacity including 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD. It isn’t one of the best but definitely the cheapest Window laptops in the market. With this price, you have to face the face of a slower speed than normal, however, the Windows work probably well and full of basic function.
Acer Aspire E 15
This device isn’t cheap as the above IdeaPad, but this 15.6-inch laptop is still one of the cheapest models. However, it comes with a stronger system, a good 1,920x1,080 screen with dual-core Intel Core i3-8130U, and a series of ports. If you are a fan of physical media, so lucky you, this laptop has a DVD burner just for you. You also can add an extensive memory card to open up its storage space. The negative point is about the weight of 5.3 pounds which make it hard to travel around with.
Asus Flip C302A
This is a classy, portable 12-inch Chromebook with two-in-one construction and touchscreen and backlit keyboard. With 2 USB-C ports, a high-def 1,920x1,080 screen, and a dual-core Intel Core M3 processor, the Chromebook is just such a great deal in its price range, solid design in the budget. Weight only 2.5 pounds, the device is suitable to be your travel companion which is capable of basic tasks like web surfing, office works or modest business applications.
Price: under $400
The principle for Chromebooks keeping its reasonable price is size cutting. However, this C523NA is an exception with a 15.6-inch screen with a sharp 1,920x1,080 touchscreen display. It comes with a premium aluminum body and weight 3.1 pounds. The device got all latest technology updates which support 5GHz wireless and have USB-C ports. Along with such features, the Chromebooks has a quad-core Pentium N4200, 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD, and because of that, it shortens the battery life quite a lot.
Samsung Chromebook Pro
The Samsung Chromebook Pro has a size of 12.3-inch with an incredibly impressive resolution of 2,400x1,600 and long-lasting battery life. Samsung even equips this model an excellent S Pen and an Intel Core m3 with 4GB of RAM. It is a really premium model in a humble budget.
HP Pavilion x360
The latest version of this two-in-one convertible HD series has a display of 15.6-inch, weight 4 pounds, and 1,920x1,080 resolutions. It is a sturdy option with a dual-core i3-8130U, a great memory of 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and probably good keyboards. The battery life isn’t a plus but stay above with the average range in its price.