If you are planning to enter the PC industry as a challenger then this is certainly not a good time. Estimated by Gartner and IDC, the computer market’s share were minimized to 5.2 to 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. This continuous downfall in the PC market is a bad news for manufacturers but a good news for buyers on the other hand as these laptops are appearing more affordable now due to business downfall.
As manufactures have to make efforts to attract buyers, you are surely going to find great offers. Discover the 4 best affordable laptops having great quality, features and design.
Acer Aspire Switch 12
The Acer Aspire switch 12 gets a little bit tricky when you open it up for the first time. Its screen faces backwards away from both you and the keyboard. You actually have to remove the keyboard and re-attach it to the front screen. This is how you will able to use switch 12 as a conventional laptop. The keyboard isn’t much impressive but robust enough to stand against any odds. It is quite small in size for continuous long term typing. It doesn’t have the track pad, however it has those nipple pointers and two tiny mouse buttons. So we can observe that it is basically a tablet meant for entertainment purposes. The 12.5 IPS touch-screen display is bright and colorful with a resolution of 1920×1080. It works great for streaming video and browsing photos.
With Intel Core M-5Y10a dual-core runs at 800MHz scoring 1964 and 2434 in the PCMark 8. The battery life is quite satisfying as it runs for a good 8 hours. It comes along with USB 2.0 and micro USB 3.0, plus a micro HDMI port. Available at around £500, it’s surely the cheapest full HD 12.5-inch Tablet you’ll discover.
Coming with Intel Core i5-4210U, Asus X555LD is a laptop having an old design which runs at an average speed. The 15 inch machine is chunky and affordable at the price of around £550. Weighing 2.1kg and delivering 5.5 hours of video streaming is something which can be thought of as valuable to the user. The performance is satisfying as it produced scores of 2401 and 2690 when running at home and office respectively in PCMark. These are fairly good numbers for routine browsing and Microsoft office usage.
Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Coming with an Intel Broadwell Core i7-5500U dual-core CPU running at 2.4GHz (3GHz with Turbo Boost), the Dell Inspirion is a stylish and good quality laptop, modest enough for both home and office use. It comes with a memory of 8 GB of memory and a 1 TB hybrid hard drive. The battery life is quite satisfactory, offering at least 5 hours and 15 minutes of streaming time. This 15.6 inch display only provides a resolution of 1366×768 with limited viewing angles. But to be honest, most of the low budget laptops compromise on their displays. Considering the strong performance of the laptop in this affordable price, we can safely say that this would be a good buy.
HP Envy x360 15
HP Envy x360 15 is another low budget laptop weighing around 2.4Kg, it’s heavier than 5 and a half iPad Airs. The screen is 360-degree reversible. The screen resolution is only1366x768, but is quite bright. It is well-suited for streaming videos. The screen is touch-sensitive too providing you with ease and comfort. The HP Envy is surely a low budget conventional laptop delivering a good performance.