Top budget laptops as of 2015 include the HP Chromebook 11, the Acer Chromebook C720P-2600, the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1, the Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series Non-Touch and the HP Stream 13, according to PC Magazine. These choices offer basic functionality at an affordable price.Continue Reading
The HP Chromebook 11 uses an In-Plane Switching display and features Google's Chrome OS, as well as 4G LTE technology that allows the user to connect to the Internet anywhere, not just near wireless hot spots. The Acer Chromebook C720P-2600 uses a 32GB local SSD drive to boot quickly, has a 10-point anti-glare touch screen, and enjoys a long battery life.
The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 is sleek but sturdy with a screen that flips to emulate a tablet, and offers a battery that lasts over eight hours. The Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series Non-Touch features numerous multimedia options while remaining on a budget, as well as a large 17.3-inch screen, a DVD burner, and an SD card reader. The HP Stream 13 features an eMMC solid-state drive that ensures fast speeds, a long battery life, and offers OneDrive storage as well as a free subscription to Office 365 for one year.Learn more about Computers & Hardware