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Best Budget Laptops 2015: 4 Eggs Under $400

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Looking for a list of the best budget laptops 2015? Here you go. Laptops capable of performing day-to-day tasks like e-mail, web browsing, and producing documents and presentations need not cost a lot of money. If you need something for getting down to business, the sweet spot for value-minded users is right around $400 and less. Here are the five best budget laptops in this range based on NeweggBusiness customer reviews.

Each comes with at least 4 GB of memory and equipped with Ethernet and Wi-Fi support, HDMI outputs, and enough computing power for office production work. With the exception of the Chromebook, each comes installed with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and is eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade.

 

ASUS Laptop X551MAV-EB01-B(S)

ASUSX55

 

Price $249
Display size / resolution 15.6-inch / 1366 × 768
CPU Intel Celeron (2.16 GHZ)
Memory 4 GB
Storage 500 GB HDD
OS Windows 8.1

 

This ASUS laptop offers outstanding value for every day computing. It is popular among schools looking to provide students with a Windows laptop. Receives positive reviews for its light build and elegant finish; some reviewers criticize its lack of an optical drive and that it has only two USB ports.

 

Acer Aspire C720-3605 Chromebook Intel Core i3

 

Acer Chromebook

 

Price $338
Display size / resolution 11.6-inch / 1366 × 768
CPU Intel Core i3
Memory 4 GB
Storage 32 GB SSD
OS Chrome

 

Chromebooks are widely used in schools, and are becoming a legitimate BYOD device in business as well. This particular model touts high-end specifications for a Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4 GB of memory and a performance-boosting solid-state drive.  If portability and battery life are important, a Chromebook is worth exploring.

 

HP Laptop 355 G2 AMD A-Series

 

hp355

Price $349
Display size / resolution 15.6-inch / 1366 × 768
CPU AMD Radeon R5 Series
Memory 4 GB
Storage 500 GB HDD
OS Windows 7 Professional

Ideal for a work-issued laptop for travelling business professionals, the HP Laptop 355 has the right specs for every day computing, and comes installed with a business-grade operating system. It is designed for easy maintenance and upgrades.

 

Acer Aspire E E1-572

Red Acer

 

Price $400
Display size / resolution 15.6” / 1366 x 768
CPU Intel Core i3
Memory 4 GB
Storage 500 GB HDD
OS Windows 7 Home

 

The Intel Core i3 processor gives this Acer some added oomph when performing basic computing tasks.  There is room to upgrade if extra performance is desired. Reviewers enjoy the look and feel of this laptop, which says a lot for devices at this price point.

 

Acer Aspire E5-551-T374

Acer Aspire E5

 

Price $400
Display size / resolution 15.6” / 1366 x 768
CPU AMD A-Series (1.9 GHz)
Memory 8 GB
Storage 500 GB HDD
OS Windows 8.1

Could the Acer Aspire E5 be the best value to performance ratio in the laptops under $400 category? The 8 GB of memory and the roomy 1 TB hard drive equip the Acer Aspire to crunch through day-to-day office work, as well as heavier production tasks like Adobe Creative Suite and light video editing.

Best Budget Laptops 2015: 4 Eggs Under $400

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Best Budget Laptops 2015: The sweet spot for value-minded laptop users is right around $400. Here five with great user reviews.
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Adam Lovinus

Adam Lovinus

A tech writer and Raspberry Pi enthusiast from Orange County, California.

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