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Good Cheap New Laptops under $500 for Sale | Laptops on a Budget

Updated on August 16, 2014

Buying a Quality Good Cheap Laptop - Good for College Students

Looking to buy a good cheap new laptops? Wondering which laptops are going for cheap or are on sale but, are still good quality laptops?

Every one has their own criteria for what defines a cheap laptop, in this article I am only looking at laptops under $1000. These are good laptops for students, for college or anyone on a budget.

Compaq CQ57-410US (15.6-Inch Screen) Laptop
Laptop under $400To make it easier, the laptops are arranged in according to prices, you will find cheap new laptops under $300, under $400 and under $500

Depending on the time of the year, finding a good new yet cheap laptop for sale can be challenging, but they are available, and some of them are very good. Especially considering what you are paying for them.

So what is a cheap laptop? Sometimes you hear of people looking for cheap laptops under $100 or cheap laptops under $200. If you are looking for a new laptop, the prices have yet get that low. While you may get a new Kindle Fire or a Netbook for about $200, when it comes to laptops the cheapest are in the $350-$400 range, though I would consider any laptop under $800 cheap.

In general the laptops found here are not really laptops for gaming, but are great laptops for general use, laptops for students, etc.

We have taken a look at the good, the bad and the ugly and bring you the best of the good cheap laptops we could find.

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Acer C710-2833 11.6-Inch Chromebook - A versatile computer for a great price

If you do not have to use either Windows or Mac operating system then you might want to take a look at using the Chrome OS.

The way the chromebook works, is that it lets you use cloud-based software to do your work and when done to save it to the cloud, this way you won't need as much disk space on your laptop, you always have the latest programs and you always have access to your work wherever you are.

Windows and Mac users will find that it does take a little while to get used to, but at these prices, it might be a worthwhile option.

Acer C710-2833 11.6-Inch Chromebook - Iron Gray (16GB SSD)

Feature Summary

  • Intel Celeron 847 1.1 GHz (2 MB Cache)

  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM

  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive

  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics

  • Google Chrome, 4-hour battery life

Good cheap laptops under $300

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Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)

Feature Summary

  • 11.6 inches Display

  • Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual Core Processor

  • 2 GB DDR3L RAM 16 GB Solid State Drive

  • 2 USB Ports: 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0, HDMI Port

  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Acer Aspire One AO756-2641 11.6-Inch Laptop (Ash Black)

This is a great affordable option that will meet most students needs. With its sharp 11.6" display, the video playback is good and the size gives you a keyboard whose size allows easy typing. Also the weight makes this an easy laptop to schlep around, whether you are a student or other professional.

This is basically a great buy for the price at around $250, the only con is the battery, which is only about 4 hours.

Good cheap laptops under $400

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Cheap laptops under $400

There are not many new quality laptops under $400, but we did find a couple that has great reviews.

Compaq CQ57-410US (15.6-Inch Screen) Laptop

For a laptop that is 400, this laptop is an amazing all round laptop. This laptop comes with a built-in camera that actual takes pretty awesome video even in low light. The processor and sound quality are very good. The laptop box itself is very well built, the case and fittings are made of a very high quality matte black.

While the basic computer is fine for most casual surfing, email, and movie watching, if you want it to a bit more powerful you can upgrade the memory and CPU.

Dell Inspiron 15 i15RV-6190BLK 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black Matte with Textured Finish)

Good cheap laptops under $500

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Cheap laptops under $500

There are some surprisingly good laptops under $500 that are powerful enough to be used for most office use or students.

Toshiba Satellite C55-A5245 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black in Trax Horizon)

Lenovo G500 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

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