HP Laptop

Despite what you’ve heard, a laptop doesn’t have to cost you your whole savings. If you need a computer for editing your feature film or running massive programs, it might. But if you’re interested in basic internet browsing, document writing, and video streaming, these seven bad boys are going to do the trick.

All of these laptops are under $500, so don’t expect a $2,000 value. You get what you pay for in terms of features and hard drive space, but all of these computers run of high-speed processors, are super lightweight, and some even come with free subscriptions of Office 365 Personal, which adds serious value.

And despite most of them having basic features, they all run the most up-to-date applications, and the Chromebooks run built-in a Chrome OS application. With the tablet craze, it’s no surprise that a number of the laptops feature touchscreen capabilities and fold either 180 or 360 degrees, essentially converting them into tablets. So whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to find something in your budget on this list.

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