Best Budget Laptops

Acer C720P-2600
Acer C720P 2600
Release date
January 2014
Release price
Form factor
Maximum resolution
Operating system
Acer Aspire Switch 10
$429.99, $379.99
Windows 8.1

Check out the best budget laptops, as rated by Digital Trends’ expert reviewers.

Best Budget LaptopsThere are times when the most important trait of a laptop you’re considering is its price. Students, budding professionals and casual users are all examples of people who might want a new computer but lack the funds to buy the best on the market.

Fortunately, budget laptops don’t have to be bad. Some laptops available at low prices are as good as competitors that cost several hundred dollars more. Sure, you’ll have to sacrifice a metallic exterior and options such as a high-resolution display, but these are only extras.

The best budget laptops focus on the essentials. They are durable, have a good user interface and offer decent performance. You may be surprised with what your money can buy you – if you buy the right laptop.

Our best budget laptops list is continually updated as we review new products that enter the market.

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