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Top Quality Budget & Value Computer Laptops 2013 - 2014

Updated on December 3, 2013

Reviews of Cheap Laptops

Laptops come in all shapes, sizes and prices and can be used for anything from playing movies to creating original works of art to writing a term paper. Whether you are a college student or someone just looking for a good general use laptop, today’s lineup of value laptops offers a wide selection and great prices.

When considering the purchase of a value laptop, or any laptop for that matter, there are a few key features that need to be taken into account. The laptop’s CPU (the brains), RAM (memory), hard drive space (how many pictures, mp3′s or videos you can store), screen size, and operating system are some of the key features to look at.

A good balance between these features will give you a great value laptop and one that you can use for years to come. Let’s look at some of the best value laptops for 2013.

Acer Aspire AS5750Z

Acer has been a steady presence in the laptop and desktop market for many years and their experience shows. The Aspire AS5750Z has a 15.6” (diagonal) screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution and featuring Acer’s CineCrystal technology for crisp, clear viewing.

This value laptop can handle most any task with ease utilizing its’ single core Intel Pentium B940 2.00GHz processor. The 4GB (expandable up to 8GB) of included DDR3 RAM means you can run multiple applications without slowing down. A 320GB hard drive let you store thousands of pictures and songs or hours of video plus all your homework or research papers.

The 128MB of dedicated video memory gives you the power to do some serious video editing or game playing. The Aspire AS5750Z also features a DVD Super Multi drive which reads and writes almost any DVD or CD media. The 10/100/1000Mbps and 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN connections ensure that you will almost never be without the internet.

A 1.3 Megapixel HD webcam (1280 x 1024 resolution) and built in microphone lets you create video or hold a video chat with family or friends. The 3 USB 2.0, HDMI, headphone, and microphone jacks keep you connected to all your gadgets simultaniously. The Aspire AS5750Z comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition.

Toshiba Satellite L855-S5138NR

Toshiba is synonymous with technology products and technological innovation. They manufacture top quality and highly rated electronics that are bought worldwide. This is also true for their laptops and in particular the Satellite L855-S5138NR.

This laptop has a lot of power packed into a mobile platform with its second generation Intel Core i3-2310M processor and 15.6” diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1366 x 768 native resolution.

The 4GB of DDR3 RAM (8GB max) gives you the power to complete almost any task. The Satellite L855-S5138NR also gives you plenty of storage with it’s 640GB Serial ATA hard disk drive. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 card makes your games or videos run smooth and skip free.

A DVD SuperMulti drive (+/-R Double Layer) lets you burn your music, movies, and pictures to CD or DVD. The Satellite L855-S5138NR also features 3 USB 2.0 ports – 2 standard ports and 1 port with Sleep and Charge – to connect and charge your gadgets.

Video chats are easy with the built in Webcam and microphone and the headphone jack and microphone jack let you listen and record audio. The 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless networking card and 10/100 Ethernet interface the internet is never far from your fingertips. The Satellite L855-S5138NR uses Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit as its’ operating system.


Asus has traditionally been only seen as a manufacturer of computer parts and not whole systems. They have, however, begun to manufacture laptop and desktop computers and offer some of the highest quality systems on the market.

The Asus X550CA-DB51 is another great value laptop in their lineup and will last for years to come. The X550CA-DB51 has plenty of processing power with its’ AMD Dual Core E-350 (1.6GHz) Processor and 3GB of DDR3 RAM. This 15.6” diagonal Widescreen laptop with a 1366 x 768 native resolution will plow through any task with ease.

An integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 lets you watch movies and play games with smooth, precise playback. The 320GB hard drive offers plenty of storage for all your files. A DVD SuperMulti drive will let you burn CD’s and DVD’s with ease and play back almost any kind of disc you can throw in it.

The fast 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet connection and the 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN puts the internet within reach any time you need it. A built in Webcam, 3 USB ports, an HDMI port, microphone jack, and headphone jack lets the X550CA-DB51 lets you connect to the world. The Asus X550CA-DB51 comes with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-loaded.


These are only a few of the great value laptops out there but are some of the best for 2013. Each year brings new innovations, features, and lower prices and 2013 is no exception.

Value laptops are great for students, families, or anyone wishing to get a great deal on a cool piece of technology.

© 2013 Jackie Jacobs

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      lesliebyars 4 years ago

      Although I love Apple they are too high. I have an Acer laptop and it works wonderfully.