There are many occasions that for whatever reason, we have to take work home, and even on vacation. There are also times when we do not need a laptop with the best performance, but we only want a basic one with just the right thing to browse the Internet and check email, and of course in these cases we want to invest the less money the better. For this, in this article we are going to tell you which are the best basic and cheap laptops on the market.
Keep in mind that to find a cheap and basic laptop, its characteristics are obviously not going to provide us with the best possible performance. In this list we are looking for “enough” laptops, that give us everything we need for the lowest possible price, but obviously we are not dealing with high-end equipment and each one has its particularities and even its “drawbacks”, such as, for example, that in some cases come without an operating system.
TECLAST F7 Plus
This little computer is one of the best cheap laptops you can buy today. With very small dimensions and a thickness of only 8 mm, it incorporates a 14.1-inch Full HD screen powered by an Intel Celeron N4100 processor, 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 256 GB SSD, making it enough fast for any basic task, including office automation.
It is true that the processor is the weakest point of this laptop, but it offers “enough” performance for almost everything, it is light and easy to transport and its battery gives it 8 hours of autonomy. For this price it is difficult to find something better.
This is one of the most basic Lenovo laptops. It equips an AMD Ryzen 5-3500U processor with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (4 GB soldered and 4 GB in a SO-DIMM module) and a 512 GB NVMe SSD that will speed up any task we want to do with it. Also, since its APU has Vega 8 graphics, we can even play some simple games without too much trouble. All this services a 14-inch Full HD screen, more than enough to combine good power with the inherent portability of this type of equipment.
CHUWI HeroBook Pro
The CHUWI HeroBook Pro is another of the best cheap and basic laptops we can find. In this case it is a very thin and light ultrabook that equips an Intel Gemini Lake N4000 processor, 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 256 GB of eMMC memory (it supports an SSD in M.2 format if you want). Like the first, the biggest deficiency of this laptop is in its CPU, but in exchange it is low-power and has a range of 9 hours.
Acer Aspire 3
Acer also has some model that deserves to be in the list of the best cheap laptops, and we have chosen this Aspire 3 because, like all the previous ones, it incorporates an SSD that greatly accelerates any task we want to perform. In this case, the laptop has a 15.6-inch Full HD screen powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor with Vega 8 graphics, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and its SSD is 512 GB, so in general we will have more than spare for any task.
As a note, unlike the previous ones, this laptop lowers its price because it comes without an operating system, so you must install it on your own if you decide to buy it.
This Medion laptop uses an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, and has 8GB of RAM with a 128GB SSD. It has a 14-inch Full HD screen and in this case it does come with a Windows 10 operating system from the factory.
This ASUS laptop is a lot more basic, but it’s also very cheap. It has an AMD A9-9425 processor with Radeon graphics, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Its screen is 15.6 inches and eye because it has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, it is not Full HD. It comes without an operating system.
HP 255 G7
Finally we have this proposal of cheap laptop from HP. It has a 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768 pixels), an AMD A9-9125 APU, 4GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The factory comes with FreeDOS, not Windows, so be careful with that.