Are you in need of a laptop but your budget is limited to only USD 300? Don’t fret, because what seemed to be impossible years ago creates a whole new world of possibilities at present.
I did the researching for you to help you save time. Below is my list of the best laptops under 300 dollars. I suggest you look for these items at Wal-Mart or through online stores — I recommend bestbuy.com and amazon.com — for a higher chance of getting good deals.
1. HP Mini 110 series features:
a. Genuine Windows 7 Starter 32-bit operating system
b. Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor N455 (1.66GHz, 512KB L2) + Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150,
c. 1GB DDR3 system memory
d. 250GB 5400 rpm hard drive
e. 6 cell lithium ion battery that works up to 8 hours of battery life
f. 10.1″ diagonal WSVGA HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1024 x 600 resolution)
g. 802.11b/g/n WLAN
h. webcam with integrated digital microphone
However, this unit have no internal optical drive. The Mini 110 series cost $279.99.
Meanwhile, the HP Mini 210 series have the same features as the Mini 110 but they cost $299.99, because buyers can choose from a variety of colors (charcoal, crimson red, luminous rose, ocean drive, sweet purple) and each unit can be configured and upgraded to accommodate more specification preferences such as Genuine Windows 7 Premium 32-bit operating system upgrade, up to 500GB rpm hard drive, and 802.11b/g/n WLAN with Bluetooth.
2. Acer Aspire AS5349-2592 model features:
a. Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit version
b. Intel® Celeron® Processor B800 (1.5GHz, 2MB L3 cache)
c. 2048MB DDR3 dual-channel memory
d. 250GB hard drive
e. 15.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LCD display (1366 x 768 resolution)
f. Intel® HD Graphics
g. Mobile Intel® HM65 Express chipset
h. DVD-writer optical drive
j. multi-gesture touchpad
k. 802.11b/g/n WLAN – 10/100 LAN HDMI®
l. 6-cell lithium ion battery
m. webcam with integrated digital microphone
For only $298, this is, in fact, the best deal for me.
3. Compaq Presario CQ60-419WM model features:
a. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) operating system
b. 2.10 GHz AMD Sempron SI-42 Processor
c. 512KB L2 Cache
d. 160GB 5400 rpm hard drive
e. NVIDIA GeForce 8200M video graphics card
f. 15.6″ Diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Display (1366×768 resolution)
g. 802.11b/g WLAN
h. supermulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
i. 6 cell lithium ion battery
This costs $298 at Wal-Mart.
If you only need basic computer programs, applications, and computing, these laptops are great finds. You’ll never go home empty-handed, and your savings account will still be intact.