Looking for a cheap but good laptop

Theanswercrafter

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I will need it for school purposes and not for gaming. My budget is 300 dollars. What brand of laptop (or laptop) is the best choice for this? I don't care about the battery life, only the space of the hard drive or ssd and the cpu. Thanks
 

jaguarskx

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Here are two $300 laptop from Acer and Lenovo. They basically have the same specs: Core i3-6100u, Intel HD 520, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard drive, 1366x768 screen. Since both are budget laptops I expect build quality would be very similar. If you want to use them to play "light" games, then I recommend you upgrade the RAM with another stick of 4GB DDR3L RAM when you have the money.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-6100U-Windows-ES1-572-31KW/dp/B01J42JPL4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492653331&sr=8-1&keywords=core+i3-6100u

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-110-i3-6100U-Memory/dp/B01MXEQQO6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1492653331&sr=8-2&keywords=core+i3-6100u



If you prefer AMD, then there's the following $300 HP with a quad core A8-7410, but it is actually not as powerful as the dual core i3-6100u and it's integrated graphics core is less powerful than the Intel HD 520.

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Flagship-Performance-Quad-Core-Bluetooth/dp/B01J4Y3A1I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492654038&sr=1-2&keywords=a8-7410
 

jaguarskx

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Here are two $300 laptop from Acer and Lenovo. They basically have the same specs: Core i3-6100u, Intel HD 520, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard drive, 1366x768 screen. Since both are budget laptops I expect build quality would be very similar. If you want to use them to play "light" games, then I recommend you upgrade the RAM with another stick of 4GB DDR3L RAM when you have the money.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-6100U-Windows-ES1-572-31KW/dp/B01J42JPL4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492653331&sr=8-1&keywords=core+i3-6100u

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-110-i3-6100U-Memory/dp/B01MXEQQO6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1492653331&sr=8-2&keywords=core+i3-6100u



If you prefer AMD, then there's the following $300 HP with a quad core A8-7410, but it is actually not as powerful as the dual core i3-6100u and it's integrated graphics core is less powerful than the Intel HD 520.

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Flagship-Performance-Quad-Core-Bluetooth/dp/B01J4Y3A1I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1492654038&sr=1-2&keywords=a8-7410
 
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