The best budget laptops you can buy in 2020

Finding an affordable laptop that doesn’t suck isn’t easy. They often make compromises in battery life, display quality, performance, and more. But our picks here, which range from laptops under $500 to full-fledged gaming laptops, balance price and quality better than any others. These are the best budget laptops you can buy in 2020.

0:00 – Intro
0:29 – Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5
1:31 – Microsoft Surface Go 2
2:43 – HP Envy X360
4:21 – Lenovo Yoga C640
5:27 – Dell G5 SE

The best budget laptops you can buy in 2020 available here:
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 :
Microsoft Surface Go 2 :
HP Envy X360 :
Lenovo Yoga C640 :
Dell G5 SE :



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  1. Chiyou X on May 10, 2021 at 3:42 am

    I was looking for laptops under $200

  2. ZC Clipz on May 10, 2021 at 3:42 am

    Can I play minecraft

  3. Pierre James on May 10, 2021 at 3:44 am

    I thought he said budget? None of these are budget friendly

  4. Manal Houtibi on May 10, 2021 at 3:44 am

    And I’m here looking for a 250$ Laptop..

  5. Eni on May 10, 2021 at 3:46 am

    Ok hear me out. Laptops have been around for some time, right? Why the hell is it so damn hard to find an decent afordable laptop that will last and not overheat in like 6 monhs. I bought compaq CQ58 about 7 years ago. It worked fine for maybe a year. I have been struggling with it to this day because I can’t afford to change it. And now I am looking for a replacement on budget but i can’t even find laptops with similar specs as the one i own.They are legit more expensive than this crap i have now. / years has passed, i kinda expected that i could buy something good for 300-400 and you are suggesting that these are budget laptops. Sorry for the long comment, i’m not hating, im just pissed that this is 20th video about budget laptops that didnt show anything withing my budget.

  6. Irish Footy Vlogs on May 10, 2021 at 3:48 am

    Any of them got good webcams?

  7. Zoe XUXUXU on May 10, 2021 at 3:49 am

    I hate surface, the type cover is totally broken suddenly

  8. Dr Jonesey on May 10, 2021 at 3:51 am

    I think that peoples idea of budget is different than the average consumer idea of budget. $500-$800 is my usual starting range for a product that works well, that’s not my budget price. When I go up to $1000+ I consider this premium territory where I’m looking for the best of the best.

    I do the same for my Desktops. if I’m looking for something that works well, it’s usually $700, if I go budget, I grab up a used $250-$350 Desktop I need to hold me over until I feel like dishing out $700-$1000. Budget to me is $250-$400. You have to have the correct expectations of what that price range means as a consumer. Usually the only thing I need to do is browse, check email, type up things in Microsoft and occasionally watch things.

    That’s it. Now, if people are going to say "oh well that price range is crap" ok, I sort of agree, but then you have to make extra efforts to get up the cash for $600+ If you saved $300 for a cheapo Laptop in 2 months, then you may have to wait 4 months to buy the $600. And if you say well I can’t wait 4 months, ok, then you can’t have the same expectations with a $300 Laptops vs a $600. What annoys me is when fellow consumers have illogical expectations or they whine about price. And a video like this I feel does the Laptops justice in terms of reviewing, but incorrectly frames them as budget which may turn off some people.

  9. Kabakura- on May 10, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Ignorant. When you say budget it should be no more then 350$. This is budget for people that are middle class that can afford to spend 900$ on a laptop.

  10. Khalifa Khalifi on May 10, 2021 at 3:51 am

    thats bullshit…. Why portability is good if the battery can handle only 2-3 hours….

  11. lorenzo gabucan on May 10, 2021 at 3:53 am

    are you stuipid 8000 budget

  12. NoSkill PG3D on May 10, 2021 at 3:53 am

    I’m looking for a mid to kinda high class laptop.
    Which would be better for light video edits and school.
    Xps 13 1080p i5 8 ram 512gb
    Spectre x360 1080p 8 ram 512 gb

  13. Arron's Career on May 10, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Chromebooks are actually awful, dont buy them, out of my experience. I bout a lenevo chrome book and its slow as heck. It cant even handle a few tabs, if you even throw it once and it falls of a desk it is likely to break. Also it wont even run 30 fps on the worst setting

  14. J C on May 10, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Thank you for the time stamps. πŸ™

  15. skate king on May 10, 2021 at 3:58 am

    The minute I saw 600 dollars I left

  16. Picco bow on May 10, 2021 at 3:59 am

    R u kidding me?? Lenovo!!?

  17. Jocelyn Mazariegos on May 10, 2021 at 4:04 am

    Y’all complaining about prices but pay over 1k for a iphone πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ‘‹πŸΌ

  18. No Relation on May 10, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Ah yes cheap.

  19. Ernesto D on May 10, 2021 at 4:07 am

    A chrome book is not a laptop

  20. Becerra on May 10, 2021 at 4:08 am


  21. Aether 1208 on May 10, 2021 at 4:10 am

    Ah yes 600$ dollar *Chromebook* *:Pensive:*

  22. Ossi I on May 10, 2021 at 4:11 am

    HP laptops only problem is that they just die after 4 years of use

  23. Siniva Fesuiai on May 10, 2021 at 4:11 am

    Cheap = $400 – $600
    Me – wrong video

  24. Abdullah Hamdy on May 10, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Where do you buy ryzen 7 for the same price

  25. panda on May 10, 2021 at 4:13 am

    This is not budget

  26. Rizyah G on May 10, 2021 at 4:13 am

    this is beyond me- im on a budget budget. school work ain’t gonna do itself man

  27. Simon Belz on May 10, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Talks bout budget , starts at 6/700$ 🀣🀣

  28. Cx _ko on May 10, 2021 at 4:15 am

    You lot have too much money if this is budget

  29. Pap B on May 10, 2021 at 4:15 am

    best battery life budget laptop

  30. Darth Vader on May 10, 2021 at 4:16 am

    How are they budget ( by budget we mean 400 under

  31. Kid Moski on May 10, 2021 at 4:16 am

    The MacBook Air is the best laptop
    But I just need one for school😭😭

  32. Rabih Elneser on May 10, 2021 at 4:17 am

    Bro I’m finding a laptop under 300$
    So tHiS BUdgEt lApTOp COstS JuST 850$

  33. Carrie Moore on May 10, 2021 at 4:18 am

    I am so tired of watching budget laptops reviews that are not budget. I’m a college student and can’t afford a 600 dollar laptop. 600 dollars is not cheap for a lot of people. I would like to spend 200-300 for a laptop.

  34. Lucia Ranley on May 10, 2021 at 4:19 am

    I’m sorry but a laptop 400+ ($400) is um not a budget (to me :)))

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  36. Mozzlux on May 10, 2021 at 4:20 am

    Wtf is this man this isint budget

  37. Nathan_Playz1 on May 10, 2021 at 4:20 am

    My pick is the Microsoft Surface Go 2 my 2nd pick is the Lenovo Cromebook

  38. W Hendrix on May 10, 2021 at 4:21 am

    Hate chromebooks

  39. Judy Ann on May 10, 2021 at 4:22 am

    i wish these reviewers would just stop with the "budget" videos. it’s clear you guys don’t understand

  40. MaxRyannn on May 10, 2021 at 4:25 am

    BUDGET??!! This dude thinks I’m Jeff Bezos

  41. Brandon sconza on May 10, 2021 at 4:27 am

    can someone make an actual budget vid

  42. Grant Kauffman on May 10, 2021 at 4:29 am

    These picks are kinda hot garbage

  43. DrChubs on May 10, 2021 at 4:30 am


  44. sami houmaira on May 10, 2021 at 4:30 am

    I don’t care about trackpad because I use my external mouse anyway

  45. Joana Laguna on May 10, 2021 at 4:33 am

    Don’t buy lenovo

  46. Gustavo Lara on May 10, 2021 at 4:35 am

    People complaining about this not being budget at all (in this an other channels). Yup, there are no good + cheap laptops anymore, as in previous years (2000-2010 I’d argue).

  47. seign on May 10, 2021 at 4:36 am

    im not trying to spend more money on a laptop than my pc

  48. Mohammad Land! on May 10, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Never forget my darling toschiba sateligt rip

  49. Jess Torres on May 10, 2021 at 4:40 am

    I just need something for my 7 year old to do her zoom classes

  50. edvxrds aka WannaKmsTakeMe on May 10, 2021 at 4:40 am

    I’m tired of obnoxious crazy rich YouTubers calling budget 1k