Best Laptop under $400


Oct 20, 2012
1. What is your budget?
$400(I'm willing to go up to like $425)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
It doesn't matter, just not to small.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
It doesn't Matter

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement.

5. How much battery life do you need?
At least four hours.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games.
ROBLOX (Med), Minecraft (Low)

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Watching videos on YouTube and sometimes papers/projects.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
I don't really care.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
I don't have any.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3-5 Years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I don't care, as long as it's fast.

13. What country do you live in?
United States

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I would like a backlit keyboard and/or touchpad without buttons. (It's okay if it doesn't though)
I'm leaning towards an Acer Aspire 7551-7422


Dec 9, 2012
Right now the best laptop deal under $400 for gaming and watching movies is Acer V3 priced at $399.

It features

AMD A8-4500M processor 1.9 GHz with 4 MB Cache
AMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics packing 512MB of graphics system memory
640 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch 720p screen
Windows 8 Operating System
8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
2- USB 2.0 Ports and 1 USB 3.0 port for ultra fast file transfer
1- HDMI port with HDCP Support

AMD A8-4500M processor combined with AMD Radeon HD 7640G Graphics can provide 30-40+ fps in minecraft. It can also provide 30+ fps for latest games like Battlefield 3 and Skyrim.


Dec 5, 2013
400$ will buy you a decent laptop if you chose wisely. Check out below site for list of top 5 laptops you can choose from.