Top 12 Best Budget Laptops Under $400

ASUS Vivobook (15-Inch) Lightweight Laptop

ASUS Vivobook (15-Inch) Lightweight Laptop

Hardware Specifications of ASUS Vivobook (15-Inch) Laptop
 ProcessorIntel Pentium N4200 Processor
 RAM4GB RAM
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 500
 Display15.6 Inch Diagonal HD Backlit Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
 Operating SystemWindows 10
 Storage128GB SSD
 Battery LifeUp to 5 hours
 Weight2.2 Pounds
PROS:
  • Reasonable price
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Good performance
CONS:
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor placement
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Asus X540UA-DB31 (15-inch) Laptop

Asus X540UA-DB31 (15-inch) Laptop

Hardware Specifications of Asus X540UA-DB31 (15.6-Inch) Laptop
 Display15.6-Inch Full HD Anti-Glare Display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
 GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620
 Storage1TB FireCuda Hybrid Drive (8GB Cache)
 ProcessorIntel Core i3-8130U Dual-Core Processor (Turbo up to 3.4GHz)
 RAM4GB RAM
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
 Battery LifeUp to 6 hours
 Weight4.4 lbs
PROS:
  • Slim and Lightweight.
  • Decent display panel.
  • Good performance.
  • Pricing.
CONS:
  • No backlite keyboard. No indicator for Caps Lock.
  • Audio output could have been better.

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HP 17-ak051nr (17-Inch) Laptop

HP 17-ak051nr (17-Inch) Laptop

Hardware Specifications of HP HP 17-ak051nr (17-Inch) Laptop
 Display15.6 Inch Full HD Anti-Glare WLED Display with 1920×1080 resolution
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit OS
 ProcessorAMD A9-9425 APU 3.1GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.7GHz)
 GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 Graphics
 RAM8GB DDR4 SDRAM
 Storage1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
 Battery LifeUp to 5 hours
 Weight4.6 lbs
PROS:
  • Cool display
  • Perfectly portable
  • Battery life good
  • Perfect for work
  • Multi tasking
CONS:
  • Not so available other than land line
  • Overall design is boring
  • Not perfect for high end work
  • Becomes hot at times
  • Little bit expensive

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HP 15z Professional Laptop

HP 15z Professional Laptop

Hardware Specifications of HP 15z Light Laptop
 Display15.6 Inch Full HD Anti-Glare WLED Display with 1920×1080 resolution
 ProcessorAMD Ryzen 3 2200U Dual Core 2.5 GHz APU (Turbo up to 3.4GHz)
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit OS
 RAM8GB DDR4 SDRAM
 Storage1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
 GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
 Weight4.6 lbs
 Battery LifeUp to 5 hours
PROS:
  • Touchscreen facility
  • Great portability
  • Battery life is good
  • Great design
  • User Friendly
CONS:
  • Keyboard issues in the stand mode
  • Becomes hot at times
  • Very slow
  • Not available often
  • Hard to maintain

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HP 14-df0020nr (14-Inch) Laptop

HP 14-df0020nr (14-Inch) Laptop

Hardware Specifications of HP 14-df0020nr (14-Inch) Laptop
 Display14-Inch Full HD IPS Anti-Glare Display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
 RAM4 GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM
 Processor8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U 2.2 GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.4 GHz)
 Battery Life5 hours
 GraphicsIntel HD Integrated 620 Graphics
 Storage128GB SSD
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit OS
 Weight3.1 lbs
PROS:
  • Good battery runtimes
  • Frugal
  • Slim chassis
  • Good application performance
  • Decent battery runtimes
  • Low power consumption
CONS:
  • Display is a bit dark and has a blue cast
  • Only 12 months warranty
  • No VGA out
  • Only Fast Ethernet
  • Glossy case
  • Slow Ethernet

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Dell Inspiron 3565 (15-inch) Laptop

Dell Inspiron 3565 (15-inch) Laptop

Hardware Specifications of Dell Inspiron 3565 (15-inch) Laptop
 Display15.6-Inch HD LED Display with 1366 x 768 resolution
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
 ProcessorAMD A6-9200 2.0GHz Dual Core Processor (Turbo up to 2.8 GHz)
 RAM8 GB DDR4 RAM
 GraphicsAMD Radeon R4 Graphics
 Storage256GB SSD
 Battery LifeUp to 5 hours
 Weight4.8 lbs
PROS:
  • Interesting surface haptic
  • Consistent fan behavior
  • Powered by a Core i5 processor
  • FullHD playback support
  • HDMI Port
  • Good configuration
  • Cheap price and solid build quality
CONS:
  • Rickety input devices
  • No VGAport
  • Slow hard drive
  • Lackluster battery life
  • No Gigabit Ethernet

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Acer Aspire 3 (15-Inch) Laptop

Acer Aspire 3 (15-Inch) Laptop

Hardware Specifications of Acer Aspire 3 (15-Inch) Laptop
 Display15.6 Inch HD LED-backlit Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
 Processor(7th Gen) Intel Core i3-7100U Processor
 RAM8GB RAM
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 620
 Operating SystemWindows 10
 Storage1TB HDD
 Battery LifeUp to 6.5 Hours
 Weight6.03 Pounds
PROS:
  • Matte display
  • Maintenance cover
  • Affordable price
  • Low system noise
CONS:
  • Dark and low contrast display
  • Average battery life
  • No USB Type-C port
  • Low-res panel

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Lenovo Ideapad 320 (15-Inch) Laptop

Lenovo Ideapad 320 (15-Inch) Laptop

Hardware Specifications of Lenovo Ideapad 320 (15-Inch) Laptop
 Display15.6-Inch LED-backlit Display with 1366 x 768 resolution
 RAM8 GB DDR4 RAM (Expandable up to 16GB)
 ProcessorAMD A12-9720P 2.7 GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.3GHz)
 GraphicsAMD Radeon R7 Graphics
 Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit
 Battery Life5 hours
 Storage1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
 Weight5.5 lbs
PROS:
  • Fast 4-core processor
  • Matte display
  • Comfortable touchpad,
  • Solid state drive
CONS:
  • Rattling touchpad
  • Weak display brightness
  • Bad speakers

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Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H Notebook

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H Notebook

Hardware Specifications of Acer Aspire E15 E5-576-392H Laptop
 Display15.6-Inch Full HD Widescreen ComfyView LED Display with 1920×1080 resolution
 GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620
 RAM6 GB DDR4 RAM
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
 Storage1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
 ProcessorIntel Core i3-8130U 2.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (Turbo up to 3.4 GHz)
 Battery LifeUp to 13 hours
 Weight5.27 lbs
PROS:
  • Good build quality
  • Wide port range
  • Fast Processor
  • Lots of RAM
  • Long battery life
CONS:
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Thick and heavy
  • Dim, dull display

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Lenovo Ideapad 330 (15-Inch) Laptop

Lenovo Ideapad 330 (15-Inch) Laptop

Hardware Specifications of Lenovo Ideapad 330 (15-Inch) Laptop
 Display15.6 Inch HD LED Display with 1366 x 768 Resolution
 ProcessorIntel Core i3-8130U dual-core 2.2GHz Processor (Turbo up to 3.4GHz)
 Storage1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
 RAM8GB DDR4 RAM
 GraphicsIntel UHD 620 Graphics
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
 Weight4.8 lbs
 Battery LifeUp to 5 hours
PROS:
  • Adequately priced
  • Good keyboard
  • Upgradeable RAM and storage
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • Full sized Ethernet
CONS:
  • Bad viewing angles
  • Slow HDD
  • Poor webcam
  • Stock battery is too small

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Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Laptop

Hardware Specifications of Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Laptop
 RAM8 GB DDR3L RAM
 GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520
 ProcessorIntel Core i3-6100U Dual Core 2.3 GHz Processor
 Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64-bit OS
 Display11.6-inch HD Anti-Glare Display with 1366×768 resolution
 Storage256GB SSD
 Weight3.3 lbs
 Battery LifeUp to 9 hours

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Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop

Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop

Hardware Specifications of Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop
 Display15.6 Inch LED-lit Display with 1366×768 resolution
 RAM8 GB DDR4 RAM
 ProcessorIntel Core i3-7130U 2.7 GHz Processor
 Storage1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
 GraphicsIntel HD 620 Graphics
 Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit OS
 Weight5.2 lbs
 Battery LifeUp to 6 hours
PROS:
  • Fantastic convertible design
  • Ruggedized design
  • Best-in-class keyboard
  • Solid construction
CONS:
  • Performance doesn’t stand out
  • USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports are the same color
  • Short battery life

 

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