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.

What do you think?

Written by TJ

Tarik aka TJ is the founder of He writes articles and uploads videos documenting his trips in different countries. Get ExpatKings Premium to get access to all of his exclusive behind the scenes videos and photos.

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