5 Best Laptop Under 500 in 2020

hey guys in this video we're going to be

checking out the best laptop under $500

so you can buy right now I made this

list based on my personal opinion and

hours of research and I've listed them

based on performance features in price

I've included options for every type of

user so whether you're looking for a

laptop for your everyday tasks or a

ramped up laptop for gaming we'll have

the laptop for you if you want more

information and updated pricing on the

products mentioned be sure to check the

links in the description below okay so

let's get started with the video the

fifth product on our list is the samsung

chromebook 3 this is our best cheap

chromebook laptop there's a lot of

advantages of using Chromebooks

including fewer hardware demands the

more efficient Chrome OS and of course

price so if you're ready to jump on

board Chromebooks the $130 Samsung

Chromebook 3 is one of the best

affordable choices available the Samsung

Chromebook three handles daily computing

tasks just as well as Windows or Mac OS

laptops you'll be able to surf shop

check woods viral and work on office

documents spreadsheets and presentations


it's designed to work in a cloud

environment so you only get 16 gigabytes

of storage but at least its SSD so you

get extremely fast performance including

booting up in seconds versus minutes

you'll find the Chromebook threes build

quality is surprisingly good better than

most cheaper laptops in its price

bracket it's very thin and compact and

weighs two and a half pounds making it

perfect to just slip under your arm or

in your backpack when you're hopping

from class to class or meetings whether

you're streaming content or doing some

light photo editing before posting

you'll be quite pleased with the

Chromebook 3s exceptionally bright 1366

by 768 screen it's the brightest 11.6

inch display in its class with very

realistic colors that can put other

budget laptops to shame if the screen

resolution is important to you stay

tuned for the Acer Aspire 5 slim laptop

coming up next it's got a brilliant 15

inch HD display the key features are SSD

storage lightning-fast performance with

incredible read and write speeds the

pros are price very affordable and a

tempting alternative to regular laptops

keyboard the keyboard is spill resistant

plus there's no flexing around which is

a common problem for budget laptops

display it has the brightest

11.6 inch display in its class battery

you get up to 11 hours of battery life

and for the cons resolution only has a

1366 by 768 LED display key placement

awkward key placement that takes time to

get used to if you want a portable

Chromebook for very little money then

you can't do much better than the

Samsung Chromebook 3 it's a great

affordable alternative to higher priced

Windows and Mac OS laptops the fourth

product on our list is the Acer Aspire 5

slim laptop this is our best cheap

laptop for students if you're a student

that runs around to classes all day and

looking for a small and light laptop

that won't weigh you down $320 Acer

Aspire 5 slim laptop is only three

quarters of an inch thick and weighs

just over 4 pounds making it a great

choice for students on the go whether

you're at the library or coffee house

even though the aspire 5 slim laptop is

lightweight you'll love that it's

definitely not light when it comes to

power the quad core performance is more

than enough to get you through your day

of regular computing tasks especially

with the nearly all-day battery the 15.6

inch IPS screen delivers solid HD video

quality and the panel holds up well when

viewing from wider angles it's great

indoors but it does fade noticeably when

using it outdoors in the direct sunlight

if you want a little more flexibility

from your display check out the Asus

VEVO book flip 14 coming up next the

versatile two-in-one also has a

touchscreen display

typing on it is quite nice on the aspire

5 it delivers a satisfying bump and

springy rebound on each keystroke

you also get a roomy backlit keyboard

complete with a 10 key numeric keypad

which you may find a little too squished

together between classes you can relax

with a little game play the acer aspire

5 can run most casual games but think

minesweeper more than fortnight the

trackpad comes with a fingerprint reader

handy for signing into your various

profiles on your laptop the key features

are security comes with a fingerprint

reader design sleek silver exterior

looks great the pros are price priced

very affordably keyboards it has backlit

keyboards and delivers a satisfying bump

and springy rebound on each keystroke

display you get a crisp bright 15 inch

HD display

battery delivers excellent battery

performance ports if you hate dongles it

comes with plenty of in and out options

and for the cons bloatware comes with a

lot of bloatware no touchscreen lacks a

touchscreen option the Acer Aspire 5

packs quad-core power into a thin

budget-priced chassis if you're looking

for on-the-go performance that's cheap

and portable then the aspire 5 is your

go-to laptop the third product on our

list is the Asus VEVO book flip 14 this

is a great cheap 2 in 1 laptop if you're

looking for a versatile 2 in 1 laptop

the Asus vevo book flip 14 is a great

looking convertible laptop with a

clamshell design that looks very very

cool it's thin and flat making it feel

more of an oversized tablet and the

aluminum design is pretty sleek and it's

currently priced at $350 you'll love the

14 inch full HD touchscreen display it's

sharp and clear and looks great on any

angle you can also flip it right over so

you can use it as a tablet with the two

360-degree hinges the hinges are sturdy

and will hold your display in place no

matter the angle you choose what's great

is it never feels bulky and awkward like

some larger screen convertibles do

especially in tablet mode there's a lot

of things you'll love about the flip 14

besides the design it's designed for

portability so the battery has enough

juice to keep you going all day like the

laptop itself you'll also find the

keyboard is quite thin and quiet but

doesn't have backlighting the one area

that is disappointing is the storage it

only comes with 64 gigabytes of emmc

flash storage making the laptop more

akin to a Chromebook for more online and

cloud-based work than functioning as a

traditional laptop if you need more

built-in storage the Acer Aspire a 15 is

coming up next in the video with one

terabyte HDD for ample storage plus a

256 gigabyte SATA SSD drive the key

features are design it's super slim the

clamshell design is stunning convertible

the two 360-degree hinges allow you to

flip the screen to any angle or you can

flip it right over so you can use it as

a tablet the pros are versatile it's a

laptop and tablet it's a two-in-one

battery it has an excellent battery life

giving you over 11 hours

quiet the flip 14 operates in fanless

silence audio surprisingly good audio

for a laptop screen brilliant 14 inch

full HD touchscreen display and for the

cons storage only comes with a minimal

64 gigabyte the vive book flip 14 offers

looks in great performance for anyone

looking for a great 2 in 1 laptop at an

attractive price it's versatile and with

the excellent HD touchscreen plus

amazing sound quality it's great for

enjoying all types of media the second

product on our list is the Acer Aspire

he 15 this is our best overall cheap

laptop the Acer Aspire a 15 is a great

budget laptop for anyone that wants a

great performing laptop without breaking

the bank currently priced at $425 it's a

workhorse for everyday tasks you get an

impressive combination of power and

performance for a budget laptop that can

rival more expensive laptops the aspire

a 15 edged lid looks stylish yet still

understated the brushed aluminum finish

of the palm rest also looks pretty sharp

you'll find the laptop as a whole still

feels reassuringly sturdy

despite its plastic body it comes packed

with enough under the hood to offer

casual users more than sufficient power

to turn through just about any daily

productivity tasks and you'll find the

15.6 inch HD 1920 by 1080 display

delivers good brightness deep contrast

and vivid colors making it very pleasant

to work on if you like casual gaming the

aspire a 15 is also great for winding

down with after your hectic day but if

you're looking for triple-a gaming

you'll want to check out the Acer's

nitro 5 coming up next that's built for

gaming watching movies is great in fact

it even has a built-in optical drive so

you can watch DVD movies the key

features are performance Intel Core i5

8250 you CPU nvidia geforce MX 150 GPU

with 8 gigabytes of RAM packs a lot of

punch into the budget laptop removable

panel has a removable bottom panel that

gives you access to the RAM slots and

drive bay handy for upgrading turbo mode

you can crank the base clock up to as

far as 3.4 gigahertz for better

performance the pros are display 15.6

inch full HD 1920 by 1080 display

storage 1

jeribai HDD for ample storage plus 256

gigabytes SATA SSD drive battery just

over eight hours which is better than

most in its class

optical drive 8x DVD RW optical drive

you don't find this in many laptops

these days

keyboards has a decent amount of travel

and springy response and for the cons

heavy just over 5 pounds viewing angle

it's limited and dims when viewed from

angles the Acer Aspire a 15 delivers

incredible performance for a budget

level laptop making it a great laptop

for just about anyone with typical

computing needs proving plenty of power

and battery life for churning through

productivity tasks and even some light

gaming capability the first product on

our list is the Acer nitro 5 renewed

this is our best cheap gaming laptop if

you're a gamer you'll probably know all

about the amazing Acer's nitro 5 as one

of the best budget gaming laptops

available if you're looking for a

bargain you can bake up a renewed night

row 5 it's currently priced at $500 it's

been fully tested and certified so you

don't have to worry about its condition

or performance just because it's renewed

plus you get a minimum 90 day supplier


Acer's nitro 5 brings high-end gaming to

budget laptops hitting the sweet spot

for gaming performance and price the

nitro 5 kicks it up a notch with the new

coffee Lake CPU so it can handle almost

all Triple A games for some titles you

might want to drop the framerate a notch

if you max out your graphics or punch it

to 60fps and downshift the graphics or

depending on the game you can change it

up you'll find the 15.6 inch 1920 by

1080 resolution is sharp and vivid the

keyboard and trackpad are responsive and

you'll enjoy the built-in speakers they

output some solid dynamic sound but

attach external speakers or throwing

some headsets to get really immersed the

battery performance isn't bad you'll

easily squeeze out up to 5 hours under

the hood you'll get the coffee like CPU

powering the first core i5 to have hyper

threading giving the quad core to

deliver 8 threads of processing power

the key features are coffee Lakes CPU

you'll get the coffee Lakes CPU powering

the first core i5 with hyper threading 8

threads of processing power from your

quad core graphics comes with the nvidia

geforce gtx 1050 with 4

gigabytes of vram the pros are storage

one terabyte of storage display 15.6

inch 1080 HD screen to see all the

action and vivid detail price for a

gaming laptop it's hard to beat at this

price point ports you get lots of ports

USB 2.0 3.0 and type-c HDMI SD card

reader Ethernet and a Kensington lock

slot and for the cons heavy it's 6

pounds and on the heavier side if you're

looking for a gaming laptop but trying

to stay under the $500 threshold the

renewed Acer nitro 5 offers a large 15.6

inch display an impressive hardware

under the hood that can handle most of

the demanding triple-a games at an

attractive renewed price alright guys

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