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10 Best Laptops Of 2018 To Buy Under $500

Time to upgrade to a new laptop? But you just went over your budget for the month again. Or are you just a broke college student?

If that’s the case then we have you covered with a list of the best and affordable laptops of 2018 that you can buy in the market.

Acer Aspire E 15 New & Notable

It has a 15.6-inch HD LED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. So a great gamut of color is pretty much guaranteed. The laptop has a complete plastic chassis and a textured finish. However, for a budget laptop, it still gives off a pretty great premium vibe.The Acer Aspire E 15 is a low maintenance laptop which makes it suitable for students on a budget.

Processor:         Intel Core i3-8130U 8th Generation 2.20 GHz Coffee Lake Processor (Turbo up to                                                                3.4 GHz)

RAM:                  6GB RAM

Storage :             1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

Graphics:            Intel UHD 620 Graphics

Display:              15.6 Inch Full HD LED display with 1920 x 1080 Resolution

OS:                       Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS

Battery Life:       Up to 13.5 hours

Weight:               5.2 lbs

Price:                   $379.99

 

HP 15-ay191ms Laptop

An energy efficient budget laptop, the HP 15-ay191ms is the total package. It has a 15.6-inch HD touchscreen display and a storage capacity of 1 TB. Intel Core i3-7100U processor is the power source of the laptop. It’s great for multi-functioning tasks and is compatible with most apps.

Processor:           Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor

RAM:                   8GB DDR4 RAM

Storage :              1TB 5400 RPM HDD

Graphics:             Intel HD Graphics 620

Display:                15.6 Inch HD Touchscreen WLED display with 1366 x 768 Resolution

OS:                        Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS

Battery Life:       Up to 6 Hours

Weight:               4.73 lbs

Price:                   $444.00

 

Dell Inspiron i3567-5185BLK 15.6″ Laptop

This stylish budget notebook comes with a textured finish. Slightly heavy but doesn’t compromise on the look. It has a full keyboard, built-in HD webcam and a mic. The Dell Inspirion 15.6 inch LED display laptop is the best laptop with all the hardware you can get for under $500.

Processor:           Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation 2.4 GHz Processor

RAM:                    8GB DDR4 RAM (Supports up to 16GB)

Storage:               1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

Graphics:             Intel HD Graphics 620

Display:                15.6 Inch HD LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 Resolution

OS:                       Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS

Battery Life:       Up to 6 Hours

Weight:                4.85 lbs

Price:                  $399.95

 

Lenovo Ideapad 320 Laptop

The lenovo sports a 15.6-inch display. The laptop is powered by a 2.7 GHz AMD A12-9720P quad-core processor with 8GB of RAM. It has a storage capacity of 256 GB. The ideapad is a great business laptop for under $500 and has been upgraded majorly from the previous models in the series.

Processor:            AMD A12-9720P quad-core 2.7 GHz Processor

RAM:                     8GB DDR4 RAM

Storage:               256GB SSD

Graphics:             AMD Radeon R7 Graphics

Display:                15.6-Inch HD LED display with 1366×768 Resolution

OS:                        Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Battery Life:        Up to 5 Hours

Weight:                 4.85 lbs

Price:                    $524.86

 

Asus VivoBook 14 Comes with SSD

The Asus-VivoBook 14 is an all-purpose laptop with an appealing look. It’s perfect for both students and professionals. The laptop boasts a highly realistic color gamut and visuals on screen. The aspect ratio of the display makes it suitable for photo editing.

Processor:            AMD Dual Core A9-9425 3.1 GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.7GHz)

RAM:                     8GB DDR4 RAM

Storage:                 256GB SSD

Graphics:              AMD Radeon R5 Graphics

Display:                 14 Inch Full HD LED-backlit display (Matte Finish) with 1920×1080 Resolution

OS:                         Windows 10 Home

Battery Life:         Up to 5 Hours

Weight:                  3.9 lbs

Price:                      $499.99

 

Dell Inspiron i3567

The Dell Inspiron i3567 has a 15.6 Inch HD touchscreen display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. A sleek looking finish with 2TB of storage and 5 hours of battery makes it an excellent bargain.

Processor:           7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.1GHz)

RAM:                   8GB DDR4 RAM

Storage:               2TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

Graphics:             Intel HD 620 Graphics

Display:               15.6 Inch HD touchscreen display with 1366 x 768 Resolution

OS:                       Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS

Battery Life:       Up to 5 hours

Weight:                5.0 lbs.

Price:                   $524.00

 

Lenovo Ideapad 330 High Performance Laptop

Surprisingly sturdy for a laptop made completely with plastic. The Lenovo has a 17.3-inch display and a resolution of 1600×900 pixels. It comes in a black onyx color with rounded edges. The large display and hardware specification make it one of the best laptops for photo and video editing.

Processor:           Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (Turbo up to 3.4GHz, 6MB                                                                        Cache)

RAM:                   8GB DDR4 RAM

Storage:               1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

Graphics:             Intel UHD Graphics 620

Display:                17.3-Inch HD+ LED-backlit display with 1600 x 900 Resolution

OS:                         Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS

Battery Life:         Up to 5 Hours

Weight:                  5.85 lbs

Price:                      $490.97

 

ASUS Chromebook Flip

The ASUS Chromebook Flip is a convertible laptop and one of the best ones on this list. With a 12.5-inch Full HD touchscreen display, the Chromebook can be used as a tablet. It comes in smooth and durable finish.

Processor:           Intel Core m3 2.2 GHz Processor

RAM:                   4GB DDR3 RAM

Storage:               64GB SSD (Memory expandable via SD Card Slot up to 256GB)

Graphics:             Intel HD Graphics

Display:               12.5 Inch Full HD Touchscreen Display (1920×1080 Resolution)

OS:                       Chrome OS

Battery Life:       Up to 10 Hours

Weight:                2.6 lbs

Price:                  $534.81

 

Lenovo Z50  Laptop

If you’re a college student looking for a laptop for daily use, the Lenovo Z50 is the perfect choice. It’s tough exterior, scratch resistant material and a sturdy chassis provides a suitable everyday option. Other lures of the laptop include a spacious touchpad and a full sized keyboard.

Processor:           AMD FX-7500 2.10GHz Quad-Core Processor (Turbo up to 3.30GHz)

RAM:                   8GB RAM

Storage:               1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive

Graphics:             AMD Radeon R7

Display:               15.6 Inch HD display with 1366×768 Resolution

OS:                       Windows 10 OS

Battery Life:        5 Hours

Weight :               5.1 lbs

Price:                    $499.00

HP Pavilion  Laptop

An elegant looking piece with a black colored chassis which gives the 17.3-inch HP Pavilion notebook a very aesthetic look. The laptop sports a 17.3-inch HD display with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels and is enabled with the HP’s BrightView technology for enhanced brightness and intensity.

Processor:           AMD Dual Core A9-9420 3GHz Processor (Max Turbo up to 3.6GHz)

RAM:                     8GB DDR4 SDRAM

Storage:               1 TB SATA Hard Drive

Graphics:             AMD Radeon R5 Graphics

Display:                17.3 Inch HD BrightView WLED backlit display with 1600×900 Resolution

OS:                         Windows 10 64-bit OS

Battery Life:         5 Hours

Weight                   4.67 lbs

Price:                      $529.99