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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


Spring 2010 retail budget laptop roundup

Find out which budget laptop came out on top in the spring 2010 edition of our retail laptop roundup.

By 24 March 2010