Best Laptops Under $500

Welcome to our list of the best laptops under $500. You do not have to feel like you’re just buying a laptop under $500. There are inexpensive notebooks that include full-HD displays, reliable performance, and long life, as well as all the ports you need. You can even get a 2-in-1 with a touchscreen in this price range. Over the past three years, in particular, many people have recognized that the processing power of modern laptops far exceeds their everyday needs.

All laptops on our list can be used to browse the Internet, play high definition movies, and edit desktop documents without skipping a beat. For many consumers, this is enough.

Best Laptops Under $500

Finding such laptops is a difficult task because the best laptops under $500 are still considered budget laptops, and there are tons of laptops on the market. So if you are ready for buying a laptop under 500 dollars then check out the below list and buy the best for you.

1. Acer Aspire 5

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Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen...

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The Acer Aspire 5 deserves its place at the top of the list of the best laptops under $500 with its powerful AMD Ryzen 5 3500U performance, clear 1080p display, and long battery life, all at an affordable price. Although much thinner than its sibling, the Aspire E 15, the Aspire 5 offers plenty of room for a battery that lasts almost 9 hours when charging. It doesn’t have a DVD burner, but it does have quite a few ports. The display has an impressive brightness of 276 nits, which gives the screen a decent contrast. It even has an aluminum cover. To make matters worse, the edges of the screen are surprisingly narrow for such a cheap laptop. Aspire 5 is one of the best and cheapest laptops available today.

2. Acer Chromebook Spin 11

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Acer Chromebook Spin 11 CP311-1H-C5PN Convertible Laptop, Celeron N3350, 11.6" HD Touch,...

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If your kids have finally graduated from a good laptop for writing papers for class, but you still want them to get something that won’t break the first time it falls, then the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 might be the laptop for you. It’s powerful enough to tackle the kids’ daily schoolwork, and it’s a 2-in-1 so they can flip the comfortable keyboard to turn it into tablet mode for playing Android games or watching their favorite shows standstill. The display is a bit dim, and it won’t blow you away as far as performance, but it’s cheap, stable, and reliable. Overall, this is one of the best laptops under $500 right now.

3. Samsung Chromebook 4

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The Samsung Chromebook 4 is the best Chromebook for people with a small budget and impresses with its battery life. This laptop has surfed the Internet for more than 10.5 hours on a single charge. The aluminum lid of the Chromebook 4 makes it look like a much more expensive computer – although it has a plastic bottom. The performance of this Chromebook is another highlight that makes multitasking much faster than I expected for this price.

The Chromebook 4 is also thinner and lighter than competing 11.6-inch Chromebooks, although we want the screen to be supported by touch input and rotation. Its screen is acceptable for everyday use, but don’t expect the colors to pop or many details to be seen when watching movies or spending time on YouTube. The speakers are fine, but we recommend that you use your headphones in a crowded place. Overall, this is one of the best laptops under $500.

4. HP Chromebook x2

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HP 14b-ca0010nr Chromebook X360 14-Inch HD Touchscreen Laptop, Chrome (Ceramic White/Mineral Silver)

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With all-day battery life, a comfortable, removable design, the HP Chromebook x2 is one of the best laptops under $500 for business users. It’s like a Microsoft Surface Pro with Chrome OS. The Chromebook x2 also features a crisp, clear screen, high-quality sound, and a comfortable keyboard for robust typing. The Core m3 processor isn’t great, but it’s powerful enough to work mainly in the cloud. The keyboard and pen are also included in the price at HP.

5. HP Chromebook 14

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The best Chromebooks keep the spot price and efficient use of Chrome OS in balance – and the HP Chromebook 14 is the perfect example. Although it resembles the Acer Chromebook 15 in many ways, this 14-inch Chromebook is a bit more compact and looks a bit better. The HP Chromebook 14 has a bright blue color and a screen that has been made to glow and offers the best value for money of all Chromebooks in this list. Even if battery life and performance are average, the HP Chromebook 14 is by far one of the best Chromebooks so far.

We were especially impressed with how slim and light this Chromebook is, which means that the HP Chromebook 14 is an excellent device for those who want a durable laptop that they can carry comfortably. If you want a device that you can work on while lying on the couch, this is also a good choice. In addition, unlike some other Chromebooks, the Chromebook 14 has numerous connectors, including an HDMI output, USB 3.0 type A and a microSD card slot, making it a very versatile Chromebook. Overall, this is one of the best laptops under $500.

6. Lenovo Chromebook Duet

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 10.1" FHD Touchscreen Tablet Computer, MediaTek Helio P60T...

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Sometimes it’s incredible how much you can get for $300 or less. For example, the Chromebook Duet is a 2-in-1 Chromebook that offers something that Microsoft’s interfaces and Apple’s iPads don’t: the keyboard is included by default. Not only do you get this value, but the Chromebook Duet’s tablet display is excellent in itself, with surprising color reproduction and a sharp 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution.

For smaller hands, the keyboard of the Chromebook Duet may be a little tight, but for this price, any keyboard is a surprise and a bargain. The Chromebook Duet features ChromeOS tablet optimizations that are long overdue to make the most of all the space on the screen. And all this? It took 12 hours and 47 minutes, almost 13 hours. Overall, this is currently one of the best laptops under $500.

7. Dell Inspiron 11 Chromebook

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Dell Inspiron 11 Convertible 2 in 1 Chromebook , 11.6" HD Backlight...

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If your child needs a laptop and it is used for the basics, the Dell Inspiron 11 Chromebook is the most appropriate device. The spill-resistant keyboard is ideal when your child is having a drink or when you’ve slid your coffee over when you want to help him with his math homework – all for under $300. If your child has online lessons, the laptop’s speaker becomes quite loud to hear the teacher. And since the Inspiron 11 is a 2-in-1 device, it can easily be turned into tablet mode to use the touch screen. If you need more storage space, you can expand the internal capacity with a microSD card.

8. Microsoft Surface Go 2

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB...

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College students looking for a 2-in-1 portable device that can last a while should take a closer look at Surface Go 2. Yes, the original Surface Go was not a hit, but this model fixed almost everything that was wrong with the original. The thinner edges mean more space on the screen for your commands (and a more modern looking tablet). We would have rated the Surface Go 2 a little higher, but the 10.5-inch screen and keyboard may be too small for some students.

Just as important, the battery life is more than 5 hours longer than the original Surface Go. Students will love the Microsoft Surface Go 2’s zoomable webcam, a 5-megapixel 1080p front camera with 5 megapixels that is perfect for this era of online learning. You’ll also get a Windows Hi biometric login to unlock the Surface Go 2 when you sit on it. When you get the Core m3 version of Intel 8th Gen, you get the moderate multitasking capability you need to catch up on your coursework (while streaming Spotify). Overall, this is one of the best laptops under $500.

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