Believe or not, with a $500 budget, you can actually find high performance laptop that works for most people. Although at this budget, the laptops generally are considered cheap and low budget, if you can do without the intensive graphic cards and processors, you will find what you need.
Best Laptop Under 500
|Acer||Acer Swift 3||Check Price|
|Acer||Acer Chromebook R13||367|
|Asus||ASUS VivoBook 14||658|
|Dell||Dell Inspiron i3179||Check Price|
For example, the Asus VivoBook runs Windows 10 and is packed with 8 GB of RAM, with 256 GB of SSD storage, and weighing in at just 3.6 lb and 0.9″ thick. It is extremely portable and has just enough juice to power most of your day to day task and even play some games.
If you prefer something more flexible, check out the Acer Chromebook R13. This is one of the higher end Chromebooks on the market. It is one of the few newer Chromebook models that can run Android apps with most of the Google Play Store apps available. So you can run most of your favorite social media apps and games on this laptop.
See below for 5 of our favorite laptops priced at under $500. We think you should be run most of what you need from these cheaper laptops.