Best Cheap Portable Laptops 2020

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Nowadays that consumers are more about affordability than brand, top laptop manufacturers and newbies are now producing good cheap portable laptops with major features.

These laptops fit all purposes ranging from office/home use to travel. The problem most buyers may encounter is deciding which to go for, either Windows or Chrome OS.

The Chrome OS is operational style is similitude to normal chrome run on Windows only that available applications are limited. But with Google’s innovative decision, Chrome users can now get applications on the Google Play Store. Something like the integration of Android for Chrome.

Before we proceed to present you with our best cheap portable laptops, it is important to note that these types of laptops usually lack large internal storage. You may need to purchase an external hard disk if you are considering its use for bogus activities. Aside from that, they work perfectly.

  1. HP Stream 14

The HP Stream 14 is one of the best laptop priced at the $200 range. We all know of the many years of the company’s good reputation in producing awesome hardware devices. It is elegantly designed with a super performance.

The 14-inch display makes it a great option for both office and travel usage. It also comes with a high performing webcam can is great for video conferencing (such as Skype).

During operation, it emits almost no sound because it does away with the fan making it free of air vents which may add to its weight and disfigure its design.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor (1.1 GHz – 2.6 GHz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Integrated Graphics
  • Display: 14-inch HD (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 S
  • Battery Life: Up to 14 hours
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs
  1. Lenovo Chromebook S330

The Lenovo Chromebook S330 is designed for the everyday users looking for a budget-friendly laptop. Its black color gives it a professional and luxurious appearance. It can be easily moved around because of its lightweight of about 3lbs.

Typing on this Lenovo is super convenient using the big keys and responsive touchpad.

You can worry less about the battery strength as this Chromebook can last as much as 8 hours after a full charge.

Specs:

  • Processor: MediaTek MTK 8173C 1.70 GHz Processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400
  • Display: 14.0-Inch Anti-Glare Screen (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Battery Life: About 10 hours
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs
  1. Acer Aspire 1

If you are thinking of something sleeky and yet full function packed, check this Acer product. It is designed to be both fashionable and capable of handling most tasks you may require a laptop. It runs on Windows 10 and has a 14-inch screen displaying great quality images.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor (Up to 2.6 GHz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • Display: 14-Inch Full HD Screen (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Battery Life: Close to 6.5 hours
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs
  1. Samsung Chromebook 3

We are more familiar with Samsung phones and entertainment products. They also have fantastic PC products that are hugely competing with top brands. This Chromebook is nicely designed to give the classy look Samsung is known for.

Its internal storage is 16GB and powered by 1.6GHz Intel Celeron.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.6 GHz Processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • Display: 11.6-Inch LED-lit Screen (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Battery Life: 11 hours
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  1. Lenovo 100e Chromebook

The Lenovo 100e Chromebook keyboard is spill proof and the keys are also very responsive making typing faster and convenient.

In case you are more likely to drop your laptop, this Lenovo is built for people like you. Its shockproof feature can withstand up to 29 inches drop.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron Dual Core 1.1GHz Processor
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 500
  • Display: 11-Inch Anti-Glare Screen (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Battery Life: About 10 hours
  • Weight: 2.7 lbs
  1. Acer Chromebook 11

This Chromebook is one of the finely built on our review list. Its performance is outstanding such that it surpasses its valued price. However, the internal storage is quite small ― 16GB which can be increased using the memory card slot.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • Display: 11.6-Inch HD IPS Screen (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Battery Life: Almost 12 hours
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs
  1. Dell Inspiron 11 3000

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is a recently released product from Dell another reputable laptop manufacturer. The design is not much elegant but yet it is function packed.

Its screen size is quite small thou ― 11 inches anti-glare LED display. The keyboard keys are big enough for convenient typing.

Specs:

  • Processor: AMD Dual-Core 1.5GHz Processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R2
  • Display: 11.6-Inch HD LED-backlit IPS Screen (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Battery Life: 9 hours
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  1. HP Chromebook 14

The HP Chromebook 14 is the Chrome version of the HD Stream 14 Notebook. It is a great PC for students to take notes in class or attend lectures online even a one-on-one video chat ― the webcam image quality is great.

The absence of CD/DVD drive is compensated for by ports and slots for easy file transfer.

Specs:

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Celeron dual-core Processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • Display: 14-Inch HD WLED-backlit display (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Battery Life: 11 hours
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs
  1. ASUS C202SA Chromebook

The ASUS C202SA Chromebook as the name suggests runs on Chrome OS. The laptop is well built and worth the purchase value if not more.

It’s dark blue and silver color finish gives it a classy look and premium feel. Another great feature the laptop possesses is its spill-resistant keys that protect the keyboard from any coffee or liquid spill damage.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron Processor
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
  • Display: 11.6-Inch Anti-Glare Screen (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  1. HP 14-ax040wm 14″

The HP 14-ax040wm 14” laptop is backed by the HP’s sturdy and rugged design reputation in addition to its accidental warranty. These are some of the reason the laptop is an ideal choice for students and business people always on the go. The screen size is slightly larger than most portable budget laptops we have reviewed so far.

This makes running an application that is best operated on a larger screen fun such as games. Typing is also faster and convenient due to its large button.

Specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.6 GHz dual-core Processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • Display: 14-Inch diagonal HD WLED-backlit Screen (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Battery Life: 8 hours
  • Weight: 3.9 lbs

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