As you know I have spent some time recently try to give you the drop on some of the best budget laptop bargains and deals I can find. I have dropped you some good examples in a few price brackets such as under $300 and I have tried to open you eyes to a whole world of technology and how you can get it by buying used and refurbished laptops.
So now if comes down to this little section that I have devoted to that half ton choice. This will be short sweet and to the point. Here are my top 5 best laptops for under $500 that I have spotted today that you could easily go and buy right now.
Best Buy Laptops Under $500 That Kick Ass
Dell Inspiron I1750
Yes I know I’m a bit of a Dell slut but at least I wear my heart on my sleeve so you know. Buy hey I still think this is a fantastic deal.
A used Dell Inspiron I1750 for $420 especially as new the retail is $1000 or so.
This one has a great specification for all sorts of uses by yourself or with your family, if you really want to share:
- Intel Dual Core 2.1GHz, 1MB Cache, 800Mhz FSB
- 800Mhz FSB 4GB system memory
- 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive
- 17.3 diagonal high-definition widescreen display
Its got the chip speed and hard drive space to handle most of the applications and programs you would want to use it for, except maybe for the top graphic hungry games. It isn’t the top dog there with only an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD integrated chipset. But it still performs when twinned with that fast RAM
ASUS A53U-EH11 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop
Now Ive latched onto this little beauty as the title of it caught my eye. I thought let see what one of these laptop costing less than 500 can do different. Well its all in the name really. If youre thinking of playing games or editing video or other graphic heavy applications and programs this is the very fellow for you. Even new it costs less than $500.
- AMD c series dual core c 60 Processor 1.33GHz
- 3GB SO-DIMM RAM
- 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
- 15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6290
The AMD Radeon chipset has a great reputation (Ive got one for a start so it must be good!), established over many years.
My one is less powerful than the 6290 and copes well with editing family videos and playing graphic heavy games like Total War and Black Ops.
You wont be able to get these on the highest ratings and zip along but scale them back slightly and there is no problem. Its obvious wireless to keep you mobile and flexible and the reviews generally speak for themselves.75% are 3 star or more. The cheek of it. One even says he bought it to replace a Dell!
Asus X54CRB92 – 3rd But Not The Least Laptop
Now at this point you probably thought I was going to be boring and pick another Dell. Am I really that predictable?
Well no just to disappoint you I didnt. Ive gone for a brand new Asus. I pick this as the specs impressed me for the price.
Take a look for yourself.
- 2.3GHz Intel Pentium B970 Processor
- 6GB DDR3 Memory / 500GB Hard Drive
- DL DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Optical Drive
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit)
That 6GB RAM is going to give you such a wicked heartbeat to your laptop especially when coupled with a full Pentium chip.
You are going to get some serious speed, even it’s a mid range laptop.
The resolution goes up to 1366 x 768 and it has integrated HD graphics to keep your feet at the front of the cutting edge technology. The rendering of the display should be more than adequate for all your needs at this sort of resolution and will get better if you edge it down a little
Complete with wireless or Ethernet and sporting a built in webcam and 4 in 1 card reader this budget laptop will certainly keep you connected worldwide
Summing Up The $500 Laptop Journey
Now you have seen how easy it is to get some of the best affordable laptops under 500 dollars online. At this price you arent really going to have to sacrifice much performance to fit your budget. This is especially so when you look at my choices.
They are all new buys. Just think of how much more power you could get if you went for a higher grade new or used top of the range model. You should be able to find them quite easily
Laptop in this price range around $500 can easily cope with the rigors a family computer might have to put up with and even foray into the world of high performance gaming with a few tweaks in the right places on your in game settings.
Just sacrifice a little resolution for performance and speed. So now armed with all this information there is absolutely nothing to stop you going online now and getting new, used or refurbished laptops for under 500 bucks.
Just do your research, have a look at the picks above and check through all the customer reviews properly. Obviously if you are buying cheap used laptops then make sure you check out the sellers rating and the condition grades carefully before you buy.
A little time spent doing your due diligence now with pay off by the bucket load in the future.