The Best Budget Laptops for 2020

These low-cost laptops can handle everyday computing (and sometimes more) with aplomb, with some of our top picks ringing up below $400. Here’s how to achieve the perfect balance of price and features in a budget laptop, whether it’s running Windows 10 or Chrome OS. PC Labs is always reviewing new laptops, and our top picks change often, so for the latest, make sure to check out our roundup of the best budget laptops at PCMag.com.
https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-budget-laptops

0:00 – Intro
0:23 – Asus VivoBook S15 (S533)
1:07 – Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14
1:57 – Lenovo Chromebook Duet
2:47 – Microsoft Surface Go 2
3:33 – Acer Chromebook 714
4:02 – Lenovo Yoga C640
4:37 – Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5391)
5:15 – Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 (7486)
5:45 – Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (5493)

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50 Comments

  1. GamerGus2021 on March 14, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    I have a $200 budget



  2. ItsYaBoi Duhh on March 14, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Why do u sound like me beast isshhhhhhh??



  3. Emerson-Biggons on March 14, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Budget is horseshit



  4. Grace victor on March 14, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    My new series 3 was paired by *cyberlord11 on IG*



  5. VPK Productions on March 14, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Are these CAD?



  6. David Alex on March 14, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Sounds like a series of advertisements, doesn’t really do a good job of comparing specs between the laptops. I feel just as uneducated about these devices as I started



  7. john caldwell on March 14, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    recently bought an acer amd a 4 for under 300 bucks–google chrome. everything I need in a laptop



  8. Aaron Johnson on March 14, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Since when is 700 dollars budget? Like seriously am I the only one that considers 600-800 mid range?



  9. Oleg on March 14, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Didn’t like anything. Didn’t like keyboards, didn’t like cursor buttons. No interesting in Chromebooks and transformers.



  10. Favour Alali on March 14, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    C



  11. Somnus on March 14, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Jesus I already knew I was poor but this really just beat me to the ground about it.



  12. Ariee Kroon on March 14, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    anyone have any actual good recommendations that are around 800$ or less? i want one for school, and some light gaming.(just mmorpgs, sims, or stuff from steam lol) no chromebooks. i was gonna get a macbook but i don’t want to spend that much on something a lot of people say isn’t worth the price! please help me if you know of one:)



  13. guns N' chopsticks on March 14, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    How about the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i?



  14. Budget Media on March 14, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Budget is still 1000 in canada



  15. Cooking with Yarda on March 14, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Too expensive, I’ll look at 2019 models 😉



  16. hameed sharyff on March 14, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    This guys dont know the meaning of budget..i will be going for 2015 flagship ultrabooks..x1 carbon or xps 13



  17. Cactus Capibara on March 14, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Well I need one for my mom



  18. E 1 on March 14, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you ! This video really helped with a budget of $600



  19. J. Cande on March 14, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    This is not budget lol



  20. Yel on March 14, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    What’s the currency?



  21. CTM Gaming on March 14, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    lol $700 dollars is a "budget computer" bro just showed us good laptops



  22. Το Εύρηκα on March 14, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I dont really think 600$ is a budget.



  23. traketo on March 14, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I wanna spend less than 200€ 🤦‍♂️



  24. Shakaama on March 14, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    lol i did not expect that guy to look like that, listening to his intro



  25. flbyrne39 on March 14, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Best budget laptops? Starting at £550 (or $600 for our US friends).
    Skip this one, you’re wasting time.
    Now move on to the next……..



  26. Chaeyeon Lee on March 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Anyone has a recommendation for less than $600 laptops?



  27. Aqil Zuraidi on March 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    "little bit higher" ???



  28. Farhan Faizi on March 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Forget everything this man says. The best budget laptop is the honor magicbook 14 and 15. They come at £450 and £550. Both have amd ryzen 5 3500u and vega 8 gpu. It’s amazing laptop for the price.



  29. kian grant on March 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    BUDGET! i literally skipped through them all. and not one was budet. i was looking for between 200 and 400. not 500 and 700



  30. The Mind Of Ben on March 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    ok so he says the days of spending 100 dollars for a laptop is over but the first laptop is 700 dollars over time you would buy a new charger a mouse sd card and more and thats about 1000 dollars. does anybody on youtbe know what a budget laptop is i dont have 1000 to spend…



  31. Dank Cupcakes on March 14, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Starting to think I’m watching infomercials



  32. Rhyme or Reason on March 14, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    These are budget laptops!?



  33. Tranquility on March 14, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    3 words:
    Acer aspire 5. ($349)



  34. Ninja 1730 on March 14, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    4:05 guys that is such a good price for a laptop that can stay on for long,good size, you can turn it to a laptop, and it’s easily portable! I recommend this laptop guys bc ima ty asking my parents for this 😀



  35. Renaldo Reviero on March 14, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    nothing about this was budget.



  36. Princess James on March 14, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    my budget is not even going to reach $300
    😭



  37. crazykev176 on March 14, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Budget cost is over $600……..yeah that’s not budget



  38. Typical Tilly on March 14, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks for listing prices. Useless video



  39. Jon Slobodjanac on March 15, 2021 at 12:01 am

    i don’t have that much money for 700 $ laptop



  40. Smash nodes on March 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

    The Lenovo ideapad flex 5 is NOT $600 it’s $900



  41. Sonya on March 15, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Y’all saying these ain’t cheap but MacBook pros are literally $1300



  42. Blox Dog on March 15, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Not really budget…..I consider budget as $500 or less.



  43. M3troVoid on March 15, 2021 at 12:09 am

    You don’t get the idea of the word budget



  44. Nightmare Sun on March 15, 2021 at 12:10 am

    ‘Budget laptop"
    800$ laptop….



  45. Darius Assogba on March 15, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I can’t even look at lenovos anymore.amazing and gorgeous laptops with the shittiest hinges in history.



  46. Little Timmy on March 15, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I swear people dont know the meaning of budget



  47. Saif Addeen Al-Manaseer on March 15, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Before watching, budget laptop should be $400 or less. $600-$700 laptops are mid rangers.



  48. Caesar Abousamra on March 15, 2021 at 12:12 am

    is that budget dude?



  49. Dinushka Mahawedage on March 15, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Just buy the Asus Vivobook… this laptop is just phenominal !!!!



  50. Harvey Lennon on March 15, 2021 at 12:14 am

    all of these are over $2,000 where i live