10 Best Budget Travel Laptops Under $500

The issue of price will always reign supreme and aiming for a budget-friendly device is a key element.

With that in mind, we look at the best travel laptops you can get at under $500.

1. HP Notebook 15-ay011nr 15.6-inch laptop

Being a beast of a laptop, it comes equipped with a Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, storage capacity of 1TB and a mass of 2.14kg.

To top it all of, its Intel HD Graphics 520 and 1080p display is facilitated by its 15.6-inch screen.

2. Lenovo IdeaPad 100s 11.6″ Laptop


This windows 10-based machine sports an Intel Atom Z3735F processor running at 1.3GHz which is uncommon but still powerful.

A 2GB of RAM, 32 GB flash memory with a display of 1366-by-768 ensure that it’s one of the cheapest models in the under $500 category.

3. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch Full HD Notebook

A unique seventh generation processor (Kaby Lake) with 4GB RAM and 1TB.

This model also includes a Intel HD graphics 620 and 9 hour long battery life.

4.Toshiba Chromebook 2 – 13.3 Inch IPS Full HD Display

At a 13.3 inch screen, this Intel Celeron processor laptop has a 4GB RAM and a 16 GB SSD to withstand multitasking.

An Intel HD graphics which provide a full HD-screen and a 9-hour battery life sums it all up.

5. Hp X360 11.6″ 2-in-1 Convertible Premium HD Laptop

The Windows 10 Pavilion x360 11 is a convertible equipped with a 360-degree hinge. Its features are Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Its 11.6-inch display touch screen can be navigated using tent mode or display although it’s not full HD with the battery life being 11hours.

6. Dell i3168-0028BLU 11.6″ HD 2-in-1 Laptop

This 2-in-1 laptop is equipped with an Intel Core m3-7y30 processor rather than the Core, hence more power efficient.

Its 1366*768 resolution puts it at an underwhelming level. Besides, the 4GB RAM 500 GB hard drive and a short battery life seal off its display.

7. Acer Aspire R 14 Convertible 14″ Full HD Touch

By purchasing this, you will get a 14 inch convertible-hybrid laptop with touch screen, an Intel core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB storage.

At 2.01 kg, this windows 8.1 based laptop has a battery life and a 1366*768 resolution.

8. ASUS Transformer Book T100HA-C4-GR 10.1-Inch 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop


Featuring a 10-inch touch screen resolution of 1280*800, this windows 10 device has a RAM capacity of 2GB, 64GB flash memory, USB 2.0 slot and a battery life of 6-10 hours.

9. ASUS T102HA-D4-GR Transformer Mini 10.1-Inch 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop

Another 10-inch transformer produced by ASUS. With its touch screen feature, it offers a digitizer with support for active pens, a good keyboard folio and good performance with its 6-10 hours usage on single charge.

It’s Intel cherry Trail-T Atom x5-z8350 processor is coupled with a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage capacity. On top of that, its windows 10 based and weigh a mere 0.5 kg.

10. Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11E 11.6″ Touchscreen 1366×768 Convertible Ultrabook

Another hybrid with hinge, which let it flip almost 360 degrees. Its ultra-portable, weighing 1.39 kg with an 11-inch touch screen display, of 1366*768 resolution.

Intel Bay Trail Pentium N3540 processor is pre-installed accompanied with 8GB RAM and 1TB storage.

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Written by Tarik
I'm the founder and editor of ExpatKings back in 2015. This year, our goal is connect our audience with each other using ExpatKings as a platform to engage in useful travel discussions and establish live meetups.
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  1. A good laptop that costs over $800 should have all of these features, but if you can find a system that has one or more of these for under $500, you’re ahead of the game.

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