Best Budget Laptops For 2021

Best Budget Laptops For 2021

 

These budget laptops can handle day to day task (and sometime more) with top picks below $500. Here’s how to achieve perfect price and features in a budget laptop, whether it’s running on Win 10 or Chrome OS.

 






  1. Acer Nitro 5 (2020 Edition)

With Short on storage capacity, but the latest edition of Acer nitro 5 economy gaming laptop is otherwise best yet, delivering 1080p gameplay for less than 700$ . Here Are best laptops under 30000.

 

Acer Nitro 5 (2020 Edition)
                                                Acer Nitro 5 (2020 Edition)

 

Specs

Laptop Class           Gaming

Processor                                    AMD Ryzen 5 4600H

Processor Speed                              3 GHz

RAM (as Tested)                              8 GB

Boot Drive Type                              SSD

Boot Drive Capacity                       256 GB

Screen Size                                      15.6 inches

Native Display Resolution           1920 by 1080

Touch Screen                                  No

Panel Technology                           IPS

Variable Refresh Support              None

Screen Refresh Rate                        60 Hz

Graphics Processor                         Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650

Graphics Memory                            4 GB

Wireless Networking                      Bluetooth, 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

Operating System                           Windows 10 Home

·         Pros

  • Impressive CPU and 1080p gaming performance for the money
  • Expandable storage
  • Great battery life
  • Wi-Fi 6 support

·         Cons

  • Skimpy 256GB boot SSD
  • Hard-to-read keyboard
  • No SD or microSD slot

 

  1. Lenovo Yoga C640

The Lenovo Yoga 640 is a 2 in 1 laptop that offers higher build quality and longer battery life at a reasonable price.

Specs

Laptop Class                                       Convertible 2-in-1

Processor                                            Intel Core i3-10110U

Lenovo Yoga C640
                                        Lenovo Yoga C640

Processor Speed                               2.1 GHz

RAM (as Tested)                               8 GB

Boot Drive Type                               SSD

Boot Drive Capacity                         128 GB

Screen Size                                   13.3 inches

Native Display Resolution             1,920 by 1,080

Touch Screen                                  Yes

Panel Technology                             IPS

Variable Refresh Support              None

Screen Refresh Rate                        60 Hz

Graphics Processor                          Intel UHD Graphics

Wireless Networking                      802.11ac, Bluetooth

Operating System                            Windows 10




·         Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Webcam privacy cover
  • Built-in fingerprint reader
  • Thin and light
  • Sturdy aluminium and fiberglass chassis

·         Cons

  • Poky performance from Intel Core i3 CPU
  • Lacks legendary Lenovo typing comfort
  • Frequent fan noise
  • Cramped touchpad

  1. Acer Chromebook 714

Acer Chromebook is Chrome OS laptop with 14″ display with 1080p resolution and comes with 8 GB of RAM. It Comes with Multi Card Slots.

Acer Chromebook 714
                                                Acer Chromebook 714

Specs

Laptop Class                                    Budget, Chromebook

Processor                                       Intel Core i3-8130U

Processor Speed                               2.2 GHz

RAM (as Tested)                               8 GB

Boot Drive Type                                eMMC Flash Memory

Boot Drive Capacity                         64 GB

Screen Size                                     14 inches

Native Display Resolution             1920 by 1080

Touch Screen                                    Yes

Panel Technology                             IPS

Variable Refresh Support              None

Screen Refresh Rate                        60 Hz

Graphics Processor                          Intel UHD Graphics 620

Wireless Networking                      802.11ac, Bluetooth

Operating System                            Google Chrome OS

 

·         Pros

  • Handsome aluminium design.
  • Comfortable keyboard.
  • Google Assistant onboard.

·         Cons

  • Screen could use a max-brightness boost.
  • Fingerprint reader not useful for cold start-up.

  1. Asus VivoBook S15 (S533)

The Asus VivoBook S15 is not only an excellent value for the price, but an excellent laptop all around. We found lots to love about this sleek, affordable notebook for everyday users.

Asus VivoBook S15 (S533)
                                           Asus VivoBook S15 (S533)

Spec

Processor                                     Intel Core i3-8130U

Processor Speed                               2.2 GHz

RAM (as Tested)                               8 GB

Boot Drive Type                               eMMC Flash Memory

Boot Drive Capacity                         512 GB

Screen Size                                   15 inches

Native Display Resolution             1920 by 1080

Touch Screen                                 No

Panel Technology                             IPS

Variable Refresh Support              None

Screen Refresh Rate                        60 Hz

Graphics Processor                          Nvidia GeForce MX250

Wireless Networking                      802.11ac, Bluetooth

Operating System                            Windows 10 Home

 

·         Pros

  • Great value for feature set
  • Snappy performance for the price
  • Stylish, slim design with multiple colour options
  • Long battery life
  • Strong port selection and useful extras (fingerprint reader, microSD slot)

·         Cons

  • One component configuration only

  1. Lenovo Chromebook Duet

The Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet is an entry-level tablet running Chrome OS – but Lenovo includes a kickstand and keyboard (with touchpad) as standard accessories so it can be used as a laptop, completely mobile as a tablet, or flip the kickstand up and consume media on it.

Lenovo Chromebook Duet
                                                   Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Specs

Laptop Class                                  Chromebook, Detachable 2-in-1

Processor Speed                               2 GHz

RAM (as Tested)                               4 GB

Boot Drive Type                               eMMC Flash Memory

Boot Drive Capacity                         128 GB

Screen Size                                   10.1 inches

Native Display Resolution             1,920 by 1,200

Touch Screen                                  Yes

Panel Technology                             IPS

Variable Refresh Support              None

Screen Refresh Rate                        60 Hz

Graphics Processor                          ARM G72 MP3

Wireless Networking                      802.11ac

Operating System                            Chrome OS

·         Pros
  • Low price includes keyboard
  • Handy tablet gestures and Android phone integration
  • Decent cameras
  • Good battery life

·         Cons

  • Tepid performance
  • Only one USB port and no headphone jack
  • Cramped keyboard
  • No memory card slot

  1. Acer Swift 3 (2020)

A squarish 3:2 aspect ratio display helps the affordable, fully loaded Acer Swift 3 stand out from the ultraportable crowd.

Acer Swift 3 (2020)
                                              Acer Swift 3 (2020)

Spec

Laptop Class                                    Ultraportable

Processor                                       Intel Core i7-1065G7

Processor Speed                               1.3 GHz

RAM (as Tested)                               16 GB

Boot Drive Type                                SSD

Boot Drive Capacity                         512 GB

Screen Size                                     13.5 inches

Native Display Resolution             2,256 by 1,504

Touch Screen                                    No

Panel Technology                             IPS

Variable Refresh Support              None

Screen Refresh Rate                        60 Hz

Graphics Processor                          Intel Iris Plus Graphics

Wireless Networking                      802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

Operating System                            Windows 10 Home

·         Pros

  • Bright and colourful 3:2 aspect ratio display
  • Great battery life
  • HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 ports

·         Cons

  • Tepid CPU performance
  • No SD or microSD card slot

  1. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14

Thanks to a brand-new AMD Ryzen processor, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Flex 5 14 offers an extraordinary blend of performance and value for money, making it one of the best popularly priced 2-in-1 convertibles we’ve tested.

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14
                        Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14

Spec

Laptop Class                           Convertible 2-in-1

Processor                              AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

Processor Speed                      2.3 GHz

RAM (as Tested)                    16 GB

Boot Drive Type                     SSD

Boot Drive Capacity               256 GB

Screen Size                            14 inches

Native Display Resolution      1,920 by 1,080

Touch Screen                          Yes

Panel Technology                   IPS

Screen Refresh Rate               60 Hz

Graphics Processor                 AMD Radeon Graphics

Wireless Networking              802.11ac, Bluetooth

Operating System                   Windows 10 Home

 

·         Pros

  • Robust computing performance
  • Excellent value
  • Soft-touch, durable chassis
  • Screen supports touch input
  • Webcam privacy shutter
  • Two USB Type-A ports

Cons

  • Relatively heavy for a 14-inch ultraportable
  • Dim 250-nit display

So, Which Budget Laptop Should I Buy?

If you’re on a tight budget, don’t give up. You will definitely get a PC that will give you enough performance to cope with the daily grind. The simplest ones are listed below, and we are constantly updating this guide so that you can always see our top recommendations for the cheapest laptop with the highest performance.




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