How to Buy the Best Laptop for Under $300
Does “how low can you go?” mean “how SLOW can you go?” Is it possible to get a good cheap laptop? A budget machine is the best choice when you’re on a tight budget, but you don’t want to throw good money after bad and regret your decision.
Fortunately, the top computer manufacturers either have powerful new entries in the game or you can find refurbished models. Dell, Asus, HP, and Toshiba all make strong contenders in this entry-level market. Still, before you shop for a laptop, it’s important to know what you’re getting – and not getting – for your money. The most important feature to look for? The processor.
This article first appeared on the website Make Use Of.
Finding an ultra-cheap laptop that isn’t ultra-crap is almost impossible these days — we’re talking less than $300 — but it’s definitely possible if you know what you need from it and what you’re willing to sacrifice to get the price that low.