Top Budget Laptops

  1.  Asus X551CA 15.6”, 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 1007U CPU, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD………………………$249

asus x551cIntel Celeron Processor 1007U powers this system. Clocked at 1.5 GHz, it offers enough performance for those ordinary days. RAM is pegged at 4GB which is enough to handle the Windows 8 that comes preinstalled. 500 GB hard drive doesn’t sound very astonishing these days but in this price bracket, this is more than you can expect really. Display is a 15.6″ LCD with 1366 x 768 HD resolution with Energy-efficient LED backlight. This system does not have an optical drive.  But given the price, how could you go wrong?

  • Built-in 1.0MP webcam with microphone / High-speed Wireless LAN
  • 6″ Display 1366 x 768 HD resolution & Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive
  • Windows 8 operating system
  • 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron Processor 1007U
  1.  Asus Vivobook S200E-RHI3T73 11.6” Touchscreen, Ultrabook, 1.8 GHz Intel Core i3-3217U, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB, Windows 8………………..$528

Asus Vivobook S200E-RHi3t73If budget touch screen is your choice then you can make use of VivoBook S200. This laptop has 11.6-inch touch sensitive screen which does a tremendous job running Windows 8. The Vivobook has a thin, well finished body with all solid brushed aluminum. This ultrabook does not have an optical drive. This is one way for manufacturers to drop prices and to save space. If you need one you will have to use an external optical drive. You can look forward to a battery life of over 5 hours of constant use.  All of this combined, I think you’ll find you have the best of mobile computing.

  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core i3-3217U, windows 8 64-bit
  • 11.6” Touchscreen LED backlight, 1366 x 768 HD Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 4GB DDR3, 500GB Hard Drive
  • Webcam, HDMI
  • USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 in 1 card reader

  3.   Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook 13.3” Intel HD Graphics, 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB SSD HDD, 8.5 hrs Battery Life……………$328

Toshiba CB35-A3120Toshiba’s attempt to provide a laptop that is low cost and yet gives the feel of the name Toshiba. Easy to use, comfortable to carry, reasonably modern looking and best when it comes to its 8 hours battery life. Along with that you have 13-inch screen, 3.3 pound weight, 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron processor with Chrome OS inside.

  •  Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 3-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Chrome, Epic 9.0-hour battery life

     2.  Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6” Intel HD Graphics, 1.4 GHz Celeron 2955U, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB SSD HDD, 8.5 hrs Battery Life……….$229

acer c720 chromebookFor internet browsing and other web applications, this is great. It has Intel Celeron processor and 1366 x 768 display. It does not have any impressive looks but it does have an impressive computational power and an even better battery life. It runs on Chrome OS and handles day to day computational tasks very well. It has a matt display without any kind of glare in it. Battery life is about 8.5 hours. It comes both in 16GB and 32GB versions.

  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz (Haswell micro-architecture)
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 6-Inch Anti-Glare Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • HDMI port, 8.5-hour battery life

    1.  Asus Transformer Book T100 11.6” Touchscreen, 1.33 GHz Intel Quad-Core, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD HDD, Windows 8.1………….$374

asus transformer t100This is not an iPad killer, or even a rival to the Surface Pro 2. But at $374 it is a compelling deal. The Asus Transformer Book T100T is a compact device that offers true functionality and decent performance. And it is a truly portable office PC. Three things make this system stand out: 1) Pre-installed full license of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, 2) Pre-installed Windows 8.1 (the full version, not just RT), and 3) Includes the keyboard dock with a USB 3.0 port.  Given all of that and more, students, school children, home PC users and office road warriors could easily spend more and get less.

  • Preinstalled Full License MS Office Home & Student 2013. Full Version Win 8.1.
  • Includes Keyboard Dock with USB 3.0 port.
  • Intel Quad Core Baytrail-T Z3740 1.33GHz. 2GB RAM.
  • Storage Capacity: 64GB Solid-State in tablet.
  • 11-Hour battery life. 1.2MP Webcam. mHDMI, mUSB, mSDXC slot. BT 4.0. Wireless Dual-Band 802.11N.

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