The best budget laptops
After 2014, when the economy of our country was shocked by the crisis, and the prices of the dollar and the euro jumped straight to heaven, the concept of a budget laptop became quite vague. If until 2014 a budget laptop is a model that could be bought in the region of 500 US dollars, today nothing has changed qualitatively. Yes, for the budget laptop you need to give all the same $ 500. But in the national currency, the price of such models has increased very seriously 🙁
Optimum Ultra-Budget Notebook Model: HP 15
The development of computing power of modern laptops for several years has taken a very tangible step. Today we can seriously say that a modern budget laptop can offer significantly greater performance compared to even average models three to four years ago. Nevertheless, when buying a budget laptop, users should be aware that they make some compromises in terms of body materials, performance, display quality and many other minor nuances. In our today’s material, we have selected for you the most successful models of budget laptops, in which these compromises are the least.
Best budget laptop: Lenovo Ideapad 320
If you need a good laptop that will effortlessly cope with all common tasks and does not require you to pay an impressive amount of money for it, then we recommend that you turn your eyes to the Lenovo Ideapad 320. For relatively small money, by modern standards, you can buy big money and a pretty high-quality screen with a diagonal of 15.6 ″ inches (1920 × 1080) Full HD. The heart of the device will be the processor of the latest generation Intel Pentium 4415U (2.3 GHz).
Also, the model is equipped with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Note that you can find models of this laptop, in which a solid-state drive is installed instead of a hard drive. Also, Lenovo Ideapad 320 has on board two USB 3.0; one USB Type-C; HDMI LAN (RJ-45); combined audio jack for headphones / microphone; as well as a card reader. This laptop model is perfect for both office use and for schoolchildren / students. The solid 15.6-inch screen with a special anti-reflective coating deserves special praise. Regarding games – this model will not be enough for the stars from the sky, but playing all the games of recent years with the minimum settings will be quite possible, and if we consider older games (for example cs 1.6; CS: GO), then there will be no problems with them at all 🙂
Where can one buy?
You can buy Lenovo Ideapad 320 in Ukraine [here]
An alternative to the best laptop: Asus F556
Appearance Asus F556 worthy of all praise. Thanks to the black matte finish, it looks much more expensive than its price category. The laptop comes preloaded with Windows 10. In addition, the performance of the device is also at a pretty decent level thanks to Intel Core i3 with a frequency of 2.3 GHz, a 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, one USB 2.0 port, one a USB 3.0 port and one USB3.1 Type C port. Also, the model has 4 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive on board. Therefore, you can not worry that you will not have enough space to store your impressive video or audio collection. True, it should be noted that the laptop is quite weighty, which does not contribute to carrying it constantly with you. Yes, and it costs a little higher than our price ceiling of $ 500. Nevertheless, having overpaid a bit, the user receives a rather powerful device with a one-year warranty from the manufacturer for various kinds of damage.
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Best budget laptop for everyday use: Acer Aspire E 15
Honestly, we never liked the concept of “everyday work”, because it can be for everyone their own and require both a conventional typewriter and a powerful gaming computer. But if you look for a middle ground, then we believe that the best option for purchase today is the Acer Aspire E-15.
This interesting laptop has a fairly powerful Intel Core i3-6006U processor (2.0 GHz), 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB HDD. Such performance will be quite enough for confident work, for example, in such a rather gluttonous graphics package like Photoshop. Yes, and video decoding will be on the laptop. Note that this model has a pretty good mobile discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2 GB of RAM.
Unfortunately, like on many other laptops of this price category, you won’t be able to play modern games with good settings.Separately, I want to note a high-quality display with a diagonal of 15.6 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which has a special coating against glare. As for the interface connectors, there is 1x USB 3.1 Type-C; 2x USB 3.0