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The Chromebook for the Chromebook skeptic
Adding Android apps and a premium stylus, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is my new budget laptop to beat.
Best for fans of legacy ports and DVD drives
The 15.6-inch laptop has a lot of things that have been dropped from higher-end PCs and has solid performance and battery life to boot.
Best for mainstream gaming on a budget
Good gaming graphics power and solid battery life makes this a great bargain.
Best for all-day web surfing
What it the Swift 1 lacks in performance, it makes up for in design and battery life.
MacBook Air alternative
What it lacks in pizzazz it makes up for in performance and battery life.
A two-in-one that's inexpensive without feeling cheap
Lenovo’s latest 360-degree hybrid keeps costs down but makes for a decent laptop and tablet on-the-go.
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.