As of 2015, the C720 Chromebook by Acer, the WolVol and the Exynos 5250 Chromebook from Samsung are good laptops available for under $250, according to Heavy. None of these laptops run Windows, however.
The Acer C720 Chromebook features a durable and fast solid-state hard drive and an eight-hour battery life, and this machine runs Google's ChromeOS. It costs $229.99, as of August 2015.
The WolVol is the world's smallest Internet-capable laptop. It comes with Android software and various apps preinstalled and has a built-in camera. It has a three-hour battery life.
Samsung's Exynos 5250 looks sleek and features a solid-state drive and a six-hour battery life. Its lightweight design makes it easy to travel with, while the large screen makes viewing websites and playing games easy.