The best budget-friendly laptops

We all want the latest tech gadgets. They often look really cool but cost so much money we can only dream of owning them. Thankfully many tech companies are aware that they need to cater for different budgets and some of the most affordable laptops now come with the capabilities of their more expensive counterparts. Now you can work on the go without having to sell an organ to fund buying a computer. These laptops are some of the most budget-friendly on the market right now.

Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook

If you have been eyeing up one of those laptops that can flip and turn into a tablet but have been worried they are too expensive, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook costs just $250 and can be flipped 360° to help you accomplish any task. If you don’t have the room to open it in the standard way, you can use the tent mode, or convert it to tablet mode when watching movies. It can handle web browsing thanks to its 1.1 GHz processor and comes with 32GB storage meaning you can store all of your important documents and programs.

HP Stream 11

The great thing about buying the HP Stream 11 is the additional extras you get over most other laptops. It costs $199, and for that price, you get 1-year free use of Microsoft Office and 60 minutes of Skype calls each month for free. This laptop is ideal for students thanks to the added extras, and you get one terabyte of storage in the cloud, meaning you can access your files from anywhere. It has an option to upgrade to a 14-inch screen for just $10, so anyone in need of a budget laptop should take a serious look at this one.

ASUS Transformer Mini

Costing a little more than the others is the ASUS Transformer Mini. It sneaks under 400 dollars at $399. It is capable of being used as a standard laptop and can also be flipped to work as a tablet if you require it. It comes with a stylus so you can draw directly on to the touchscreen. It is super thin and lightweight, making it an ideal travel buddy, and the battery will last up to 11 hours on a single charge. It is sleekly designed, and the screen is bright, which means you can go and work in the park if it’s a nice day.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000

If you want a compact, reliable laptop, then you can’t go wrong with the Dell Inspiron 11 3000. It is available for just $200 which is a great price for any laptop. It uses cloud storage so it won’t be slowed down by storing documents and files, which means it has an impressively high performance for such a low-costing computer. The battery lasts for around 13 hours so you can pretty much guarantee to get your work done if you get stuck out of the office.

These laptops show that it is possible to have nice things without having to scrape every cent together to afford them. If you have kids needing a new computer for their studies, then these are ideal candidates. Or if you are finding you need to bring your work home more often, they will allow you the flexibility of doing your work while being able to have some fun with them when you aren’t working too.