Search for laptops under $500 price tag turns up the wide range of options, starting from smaller netbooks such as hybrids and moving to the full size and mainstream laptops with the budget price tag. Chromebooks are becoming strong, responsive and they satisfy the basic computing needs and they mark their presence in the current market. Here I am listing some of the best laptops available in budget under the $500 price tag.
Top 10 best laptops under $500
1. Toshiba Chromebook
Price : $279.00
If you are looking for a cheapest laptop which is easy to use, comfortable and offers more charge, then Toshiba Chromebook is the best option. It sports 13.3 inch display with 1366 x 768 screen resolution. It is powered by 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U processor coupled with 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 16 GB flash memory solid state drive. It also features decent Intel HD graphics coprocessor which supports basic graphics. It gives decent battery backup of 9 hours.
2. Asus K200MA
Price : $329.00
K200MA is the best cheapest laptop from Asus which comes with 11.6 inches screen size and 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. It is powered by 1.86 GHz Intel celeron processor along with 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 500 GB hard drive. It also sports a 1.2 Megapixel front camera for video calling. It comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 Operating System and it offers 5 hours of average battery life.
3. Lenovo Yoga 2 11-inch
Price : $492.99
It is the hybrid model, i.e, part tablet and part laptop which is one of the most versatile system under $500 in budget in range. It is 11.6 inches portable laptop with 1366 x 768 HD resolution and it runs on mere Intel Pentium processor which is not so powerful processor. Thanks to its flexible display and it can be fold into four modes, Notebook, Tablet, Stand and Tent. It comes with 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 500 GB mechanical hard drive. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 8 operating system.
4. Acer C720 Chromebook
Price : $199.99
Less than $200 Acer C720 Chromebook is definitely is a good steal and it offers a smooth-performing Intel Celeron processor with a matte display with the wide viewing angles. It sports 11.6 inches and 1366 x 768 pixels resolution display. It is powered by mere powerful 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron processor coupled with 2 GB DDR3L processor and 16 GB flash memory solid state drive. It also features Intel HD graphics coprocessor and 128 MB graphics card RAM size.
5. Acer Aspire E1-510P
Price : $469.99
Available for less than $500, Acer Aspire E1-510P is the capable touch screen laptop runs on Windows 8 operating system. It comes with 15.6 inches 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and it is powered by Intel Pentium processor clocked at 2.17 GHz coupled with 4 GB DDR3L RAM and 500 GB hard drive. It also features Intel HD Graphics coprocessor and coupled with 64 MB Graphics card RAM size. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Operating System and offers 4 hours average battery life.
6. Asus Transformer book T100
Price : $450
Out of many Windows 8 hybrids out here and Asus Transformer Book T100 is a hybrid of tablet and laptop. It is a 10 inch device runs on Windows 8 Operating System and you can install the desktop applications to experience the traditional desktop feel. It weighs same as the light ultrabook and the hinge-style keyboard. It features 1366 x 768 HD display and it worth your money. It offers 12 hours battery life and this hybrid (tablet cum laptop) Windows 8 device is the best budget option available.
7. Dell Inspiron 15 3000
Price : $459
Dell Inspiron occupies the place in this list due to its price tag and it ships with Intel core CPU and Windows 8.1 in its price range. It features 15.6 inch display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and it is powered by 1.9 GHz Intel core i3 processor coupled with 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 500 GB mechanical hard drive and also Integrated graphics coprocessor. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Operating System and offers more than 5 hours average battery life.
8. Toshiba Satellite L50-BST2NX1
Price : $500
Toshiba is one of the best player in the budget laptop range and this Satellite L50-BST2NX1 is powered by Intel core i3-3217U processor clocked at 1.8 GHz coupled with 8 GB DDR3 RAM and 1 TB hard drive running at 5400 rpm. It comes with 15.6 inches display and 1366 x 768 HD resolution. It also features Mobile Intel graphics coprocessor which supports games and middleware graphics. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 operating system.
9. Asus X550CA-XO113H
Price : $450
Another budget laptop from Asus is X550CA-XO113H and it is the 15.6 inch ultrabook which is powered by Intel Celeron 1007U processor clocked at 1.4 GHz coupled with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive. The connectivity options include two USB slots, VGA port, Ethernet port and HDMI support. It comes with 15.6 inch screen with 1366 x 768 HD display with decent touchpad and keyboard. This is the best option in its price range.
10. Lenovo Essential G505
Price : $329.99
Lenovo Essential G505 is available in the market for $329.99 and lets have a look at its specifications. It is a 15.6 inch laptop with 4 GB RAM and 320 GB external hard drive. It is powered by 1 GHz AMD E series processor and comes pre-loaded with Windows 8 Operating System. The highlight of this is it features a 720 p HD webcam. It sports 720 P HD web cam which is perfect for video calling and offers more than 5 hours of battery backup and sports one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports.