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Best Budget Laptops of 2017

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 8 Battery
    Samsung Chromebook Pro

    The Chromebook for the Chromebook skepti...

    The Samsung Chromebook Pro will make a believer out of many Chromebook skeptics by offering great value, features and performance for a budget-priced laptop.

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    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 6 Battery
    Lenovo Ideapad 110s

    Best for simple tasks with a killer keyb...

    This all-white laptop with basic functionality doesn't sacrifice a good typing experience to get its low price.

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    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 9 Battery
    Acer Aspire S 13

    MacBook Air alternative

    What it lacks in pizzazz it makes up for in performance and battery life.

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  • $319.08 at Kogan See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Battery
    Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook

    Ideal for schoolwork and writing

    A 13-inch Chromebook with the design and quality we like the ThinkPad brand for.

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    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 6 Battery
    Acer Aspire VX 15

    A budget gaming gem

    With good specs at an even better price, the Acer Aspire VX 15 delivers respectable gaming performance that won't leave you feeling like you compromised.

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    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 7 Battery
    Origin PC Eon15-S (2017)

    What a tie looks like when price and per...

    The Origin PC Eon15-S delivers the typical gaming performance for a laptop with its specs, but it's the nice display, Mini DisplayPort connector with G-Sync support, surprisingly comfortable keyboard and removable battery that boost it beyond similar...

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 6 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 8 Battery
    HP Stream 14-ax010nr

    Chromebook-style Windows PC

    The HP Stream 14 aims to be a cloud-focused laptop, much like a Chromebook, but with the added utility of Windows 10. It's a rock-bottom budget laptop, so don't get your hopes up, but the battery life is impressive.

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  • $1,078.00 at Printer Barn See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 7 Battery
    Lenovo Miix 510

    Surface Pro alternative

    If you want the look and feel of Microsoft's 2-in-1, but for much less, the Miix is an excellent option.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 7 Battery
    Microsoft Surface 3

    Premium design at a budget price

    The budget-priced Surface 3 is a solid tablet that finally runs the real version of Windows, but it would be a much better value if the must-have keyboard cover was included.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 7 Battery
    Dell Inspiron 15 7000

    Best for gaming on a budget

    Thanks to Nvidia's GTX 1050Ti graphics card, this system pushes pixels for less.

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    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 6 Battery
    Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 (2016)

    The king of budget laptops has arrived

    At $750, they're not the cheapest budget laptops -- but they are the best equipped. Dell's 13- and 15-inch Inspiron 7000 come standard with accurate touchpads, Core i5 processors, backflipping screens and 256GB SSDs.

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