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An update to one of the best budget laptops, the HP Stream 11

A new screen and slimmer body make this an even better bargain.

By 7 October 2015


Apple's MacBook Air: Once a darling, now a budget laptop

After seven years, the MacBook Air has settled into a workman-like role within the broader MacBook family.

By 10 March 2015


Acer Aspire E1 472G-6844: a budget laptop that sneaks in some extra graphics

For under $600, this Acer Aspire E1 laptop has some entry-level Nvidia graphics that offer a boost, but you've got to put up with uninspiring design to get to the benefits underneath.

By 29 March 2014


Acer's Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good, but not great budget laptop

As budget-friendly laptops go, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 is a good value with sufficient power for basic tasks and it doesn't look bad,

By 11 October 2013


Acer intros a new gaming desktop, and updates one of our fave budget laptops

Intel's new CPUs come to a multimedia tower and a budget touchscreen laptop.

By 10 July 2013


Gateway NV55S05u reviewed: Budget laptop, AMD A8 processor

A little over $600 buys budget shoppers a large hard drive, plenty of RAM, and a decent AMD A8 quad-core processor with graphics, but the battery life of the Gateway NV55S05u is a letdown.

By 23 August 2011


Dell's new thin budget laptops: Inspiron 13z, 14z

Dell's latest upgrade to the Inspiron line includes some surprisingly affordable and considerably thinner 13- and 14-inch laptops.

By 12 August 2011


Back-to-school 2010 retail budget laptop roundup

Find out which budget laptops came out on top in the Back to School 2010 version of our retail system roundup.

By 7 August 2010


Budget laptop plus ViDock4 equals gamers' delight

A new device adds support for regular PCIe-based video cards to budget laptop computers.

By 5 August 2010


Gateway updates NV budget laptop series

Gateway is updating its NV series with new versions of the 15.6-inch NV5 and the 17.3-inch NV7.

By 14 May 2010