Best Budget Laptops for 2018


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Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-576G-5762)

Best for fans of legacy ports and DVD drives

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
The 15.6-inch laptop has a lot of things that have been dropped from higher-end PCs and has solid performance and battery life to boot.



Samsung Chromebook Pro

The Chromebook for the Chromebook skeptic

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
Adding Android apps and a premium stylus, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is my new budget laptop to beat.



Acer Aspire S 13

MacBook Air alternative

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
What it lacks in pizzazz it makes up for in performance and battery life.



Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook

Ideal for schoolwork and writing

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
A 13-inch Chromebook with the design and quality we like the ThinkPad brand for.



Acer Swift 1

Best for all-day web surfing

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
What it the Swift 1 lacks in performance, it makes up for in design and battery life.



Acer Aspire VX 15

A budget gaming gem

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
There are a couple shortcomings, but they’re outweighed by the rest of the package and an enjoyable gaming experience.



Origin PC Eon15-S (2017)

What a tie looks like when price and performance rumble

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
The Origin PC Eon15-S plunges into the budget-gaming-laptop melee and emerges less bloody than most.



HP Stream 14-ax010nr

Chromebook-style Windows PC

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
The HP Stream 14 aims to be a cloud-focused laptop, much like a Chromebook, but with the added utility of Windows 10. It’s a rock-bottom budget laptop, so don’t get your hopes up, but the battery life is impressive.



Lenovo Miix 510

Surface Pro alternative

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
If you want the look and feel of Microsoft’s 2-in-1, but for much less, the Miix is an excellent option.



Microsoft Surface 3

Premium design at a budget price

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
The budget-priced Surface 3 is a solid tablet that finally runs the real version of Windows, but it would be a much better value if the must-have keyboard cover was included.



Dell Inspiron 15 7000

Best for gaming on a budget

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
Thanks to Nvidia’s GTX 1050Ti graphics card, this system pushes pixels for less.



Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 (2016)

The king of budget laptops has arrived

Editors’ Rating : 8.3
Design : 7Features : 9Performance : 8Battery : 9
At $750, they’re not the cheapest budget laptops — but they are the best equipped. Dell’s 13- and 15-inch Inspiron 7000 come standard with accurate touchpads, Core i5 processors, backflipping screens and 256GB SSDs.



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