Top 12 Best Budget Laptops Under $200

Whenever we think of buying a laptop, we hesitate because we never get a perfect budgeted and needful laptop we like. If you are also one of them, then here is a range of wonderful laptops that can be used for work, heavy-duty apps and games.

So, if you want to buy a laptop for your kid to play games, then you have low priced light gaming laptops under $200.

You can buy a laptop for running heavy apps like video editors or photoshop and a work laptop for using small apps like Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

We have brought together the top 12 best budget laptops under $200. The list will include laptops for daily usage, light gaming, business and more.

ASUS L402WA-EH21 (14-Inch) Laptop

ASUS L402WA-EH21

 

This laptop is work-friendly because of its keyboard and is very light in weight. Also, has a good resolution and is inexpensive.

However, it does not have good RAM and has bad graphics and an unsatisfactory camera.

This laptop is very good for work and business and for people who do not want to use for gaming, heavy apps or running other heavy media files regularly on this PC.

Hardware Specifications of Asus l402wa-eh21 (14-Inch) laptop
 ProcessorAMD Quad Core E2-6110 1.5GHz
 Display14-inch HD LED Display, 1366 x 768 Pixels Resolution
 RAM4GB DDR3 (On Board)
 GraphicsAMD Radeon R2
 Storage32GB EMMC
 Operating SystemWindows 10 S (64bit)
 Battery Life5.5 hours
 Weight3.6 lbs
PROS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Work friendly keyboard
  • Very light in weight
  • Resolution is cool
CONS:
  • Poor graphics
  • RAM is not supportive
  • Not good web cam

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Acer Aspire 1 (14-Inch) Laptop

Acer Aspire 1 Laptop

This Acer PC comes with an elegant design and an extremely fast processor. Its display is very bright allowing you to see clear and colorful images.

It has a great battery life and ample storage and memory space to let you store a good amount of your images, video and even movies!

Well, it has a mediocre display, but a not so good Wi-fi performance and comes with a dismal display.

The Acer Aspire 1 is best suitable for daily usage purpose.

Hardware Specifications of Acer Aspire 1 (14-Inch) Laptop
 RAM4GB RAM
 ProcessorIntel Celeron N4000 Dual-Core Processor (Up to 2.6 GHz)
 Display14-Inch Full HD Screen, 1920 x 1080 pixels
 Operating SystemWindows 10
 GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 600
 Storage64GB eMMC
 Battery LifeUp to 6.5 hours
 Weight3.6 lbs
PROS:
  • Elegant design
  • Fast processor, IPS display with high luminosity
  • Two maintenance
  • Ample memory and storage including SSD
  • Great battery life
CONS:
  • Mediocre interface
  • Wi-Fi performance
  • Dismal display

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Lenovo S330 (14-Inch) Chromebook

Lenovo S330 (14-Inch) Chromebook

This Lenovo Chromebook has a long battery life of over 11 hours of usage. It is very lightweight and comes at a very affordable rate.

Unfortunately, it has a mediocre viewing angle and has a badly inconsistent and stiff touchpad. The sound quality is poor even though it is fairly loud.

You can clearly get an idea that this laptop is good for gaming or heavy-duty purpose.

It can work better if you use it for Business purpose. Since it is a Chromebook, users get a 25 GB Google Drive storage which is a plus point for business professionals.

Hardware Specifications of Lenovo S330 (14-Inch) Chromebook
 RAM4 GB LPDDR3 RAM
 Display14.0-Inch Anti-Glare Screen, 1366 x 768 pixels
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 400
 ProcessorMediaTek MTK 8173C 1.70 GHz Processor
 Storage32GB eMMC
 Operating SystemChrome OS
 Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
 Weight3.3 lbs
PROS:
  • Great battery life
  • lightweight
CONS:
  • Poor sound quality

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Lenovo 100e Chromebook

Lenovo 100e Chromebook

This laptop comes with a comfortable keyboard and smooth trackpad. It comes with an upgradable memory.

Most amazingly, Chromebook users get 100GB of Google drive storage, so it is really good for work and storing files on your drive for long.

Get all the Chrome apps in your PC and forget about using them from the internet.

Hardware Specifications of Lenovo 100e Chromebook
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 500
 ProcessorIntel Celeron N3350 Dual Core 1.1GHz Processor
 Display11-Inch Anti-Glare Screen, 1366 x 768 pixels
 RAM4GB DDR4 RAM
 Operating SystemChrome OS
 Storage32GB eMMC Flash Memory
 Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
 Weight2.7 lbs
PROS:
  • Long battery life (well over 11 hours of actual use)
  • Lightweight
  • Very Affordable
CONS:
  • Mediocre display with limited viewing angles
  • Inconsistent and stiff touchpad
  • Although fairly loud, sound quality is poor

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HP Chromebook 14 (14-Inch) Laptop

HP Chromebook 14 (14-Inch) Laptop

This laptop comes with a very good webcam, decent speaker and is available to you at a low price. It has loud audio which is common to all HP laptops and good color options.

Does not have a good keyboard, antiquated trackpad and mediocre battery life. It has a lackluster display and Chrome OS has limited functions.

Hardware Specifications of HP Chromebook 14 (14-Inch) Laptop
 Display14-Inch HD WLED-backlit display, 1366 x 768 pixels
 Storage16 GB eMMC
 RAM4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
 Operating SystemChrome OS
 Processor2.4 GHz Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core Processor
 Battery LifeUp to 11 hours
 Weight3.3 lbs
PROS:
  • Snappy performance
  • Decent speakers
  • Cool color options
  • Very low price
  • Loud audio
  • Good Webcam
CONS:
  • Poor keyboard layout
  • Antiquated trackpad
  • Lackluster display
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Chrome OS functionality still limited

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Lenovo N22-20 (11-Inch) Laptop

Lenovo N22-20 (11-Inch) Laptop

This laptop is also a Chromebook and has a useful handle. It comes with long battery life and supports Android apps as well.

Sadly, it has a distorted sound and has a mixed performance with which you can limited version of every feature.

Hardware Specifications of Lenovo N22-20 (11-Inch) Laptop
 ProcessorIntel Celeron N3060
 Display11.6-inch HD LED Display, 1366 x 768 Pixels Resolution
 RAM4GB
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
 Storage16 GB
 Operating SystemGoogle Chrome OS
 Battery Life14 hours
 Weight1.2 kg
PROS:
  • Useful handle
  • Long battery life
  • Will support Android apps
CONS:
  • Distorted sound
  • Mixed performance

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HP 14-ax040wm (14-Inch) Laptop

HP 14-ax040wm (14-Inch) Laptop

This laptop also has a long battery life and comes with 1 TB OneDrive storage. It has a handsome grey color to it which gives it a perfect grey color look to it.

But it has a glossy screen which allows patchy handprints to settle in on the screen and comes with little or no storage space in the PC.

Hardware Specifications of HP 14-ax040wm (14-Inch) Laptop
 Display14-Inch diagonal HD WLED-backlit Screen, 1366 x 768 pixels
 Operating SystemWindows 10
 ProcessorIntel Celeron N3060 1.6 GHz dual-core Processor
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
 RAM4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
 Storage1 TB OneDrive
 Battery LifeUp to 8 hours
 Weight3.9 lbs
PROS:
  • Long battery life
  • 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage
  • Colorful design
CONS:
  • Glossy screen
  • little to no storage

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ASUS C202SA (11.6-Inch) Chromebook

ASUS C202SA (11.6-Inch) Chromebook

This laptop has a very great keyboard available at a reasonable price. It is easy to repair and has good battery life.

Like some mediocre laptops, it lacks touchscreen and is heavier in weight.

It is a mediocre laptop, in the sense that it cannot be used for gaming at all, but slightly for work and slightly for heavy apps.

Hardware Specifications of Asus C202SA (11.6-Inch) Chromebook
 Display11.6-Inch Anti-Glare Screen, 1366 x 768 pixels resolution
 ProcessorIntel Celeron N3060 Processor (Turbo up to 2.48GHz)
 GraphicsIntegrated Graphics
 RAM4GB DDR3 SDRAM
 Operating SystemChrome OS
 Storage16GB eMMC Flash Memory
 Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
 Weight2.2 lbs
PROS:
  • Great keyboard
  • Reasonable price
  • Durable and easy to repair
  • Very good battery life
CONS:
  • Mixed performance
  • Lacks touch screen
  • Heavier than competition

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series Laptop

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series Laptop

This laptop has a great display and a great body build as it is thin and compact available at a low price. It has good battery life and an amazing blue color to it.

Sometimes, it does tasks even when you don’t want it to do and it aggressively screen dimming not allowing you to see anything in light. Also, the processor is fast for heavy tasks.

Hardware Specifications of Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series Laptop
 ProcessorAMD E2-9000e Dual-Core 1.5GHz Processor (Turbo up to 2.2GHz)
 RAM4 GB DDR4 RAM
 Display11.6-Inch HD LED-backlit IPS Screen, 1366 x 768 pixels
 GraphicsAMD Radeon R2
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64 bit
 Storage32 GB eMMC
 Battery LifeUp to 9 hours
 Weight2.5 lbs
PROS:
  • Nice display for the price
  • Long Battery life
  • Thin and compact
  • Low price
  • Good value
CONS:
  • Performance beyond ordinary tasks
  • Aggressive screen dimmings
  • No Intel Core CPU options for those who need higher performance

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Samsung Chromebook 3 (11-Inch) Laptop

Samsung Chromebook 3 (11-Inch) Laptop

This Chromebook gives you all Google apps in this PC for free. It gets constant updates automatically and gets itself upgraded.

Samsung Chromebook has a capacity of 3 years of use. Its battery can save up to 70% of energy.

Hardware Specifications of Samsung Chromebook 3 (11-Inch) Laptop
 ProcessorIntel Celeron N3060 1.6 GHz Processor
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
 Storage16GB eMMC
 RAM4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
 Operating SystemChrome OS
 Display11.6-Inch LED-lit Screen, 1366 x 768 pixels
 Battery Life11 hours
 Weight2.5 lbs
PROS:
  • Good Battery life
  • Good value
CONS:
  • Glossy screen

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Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-132-C4VV)

Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-132-C4VV)

Acer Chromebook 11 works silently, lightweight, and has a good keyboard. It has good battery life and is very low in cost.

Unfortunately, it has got only extreme screen brightness and does not give you a seamless experience.

The company has used cheap plastic and it cannot be called as a design piece.

Hardware Specifications of Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-132-C4VV)
 Display11.6-Inch HD IPS Screen, 1366 x 768 pixels
 RAM4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
 Storage16GB eMMC Flash Memory
 Operating SystemChrome OS
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
 ProcessorIntel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core Processor (Turbo up to 2.48 GHz)
 Battery LifeUp to 12 hours
 Weight2.9 lbs
PROS:
  • Lightweight
  • Low Cost
  • Silent
  • Good keyboard
  • Good battery life
CONS:
  • Low maximum screen brightness
  • Plastic looks cheap
  • Not a ‘design-piece’

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HP Stream 14 (14-Inch) Laptop

HP Stream 14 (14-Inch) Laptop

HP Stream 14 (14-Inch) has a long battery life and has a stable construction.

Like every HP laptop, it has a glossy screen, no storage and is not even upgradable. You will have to externally attach a hard drive to have storage facilities.

I would say this laptop is fit for light usage only.

Hardware Specifications of HP Stream 14 (14-Inch) Laptop
 RAM4GB DDR4 SDRAM
 ProcessorIntel Celeron N4000 Dual Core Processor (1.1 GHz – 2.6 GHz)
 GraphicsIntel HD Integrated Graphics
 Storage32GB eMMC
 Operating SystemWindows 10 S
 Display14-inch HD WLED-backlit Screen, 1366 x 768 pixels
 Battery LifeUp to 14 hours
 Weight3.1 lbs
PROS:
  • Long battery life
  • Stable construction
  • Passive operation
  • Long battery life
CONS:
  • Glossy screen
  • little to no storage
  • No upgradability
Conclusion
Honestly speaking, if I were to buy a laptop, I would always go for the above laptops in the list to buy a budgeted laptop under $200 in 2019.

I am the type of person who will look for a very budgeted laptop and that will provide me with all the services I want.

I can get good battery life, fast processor, and good display all under a budgeted price that will suit my pocket.

I am sure you too will love the above-mentioned list of laptops if you have a budget of $200. Well, I have listed only the best and recommended laptops that are available under $200.

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