Laptops Under $500
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Apple - Pre-Owned - MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage (2015)Model: MMGG2LL/ASKU: 6461221$399.99Your price for this item is $399.99
Dell - Refurbished Latitude E5470 14" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State DriveModel: BB5-31852SKU: 6445053$469.99Your price for this item is $469.99
Microsoft - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Surface Laptop Go 12.4" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Ice BlueModel: GSRF THH-00024SKU: 6463616$440.99Your price for this item is $440.99Was $699.99The previous price was $699.99
Dell - Refurbished Latitude 7280 12.5" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSDModel: 7280SKU: 6458038$319.99Your price for this item is $319.99
Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Galaxy Chromebook 2 - 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB eMMC - Fiesta RedModel: GSRF XE530QDA-KA1USSKU: 6470917$444.99Your price for this item is $444.99Was $699.00The previous price was $699.00
Lenovo - Thinkpad T480 Laptop Intel i5-8350U 1.7GHZ 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Pro - RefurbishedModel: T480.8.256.ProSKU: 6520799$302.99Your price for this item is $302.99
Microsoft - Surface Pro 4 - 12.3" Laptop Intel Core i5-6300U 8GB Ram 256GB SSD W10P - Pre-Owned - PlatinumModel: Surface.Pro.4.SDSKU: 6496201$399.99Your price for this item is $399.99
Acer - 311 - 11.6" Chromebook AMD A4-9120C 1.6GHz 4GB RAM 64GB Flash ChromeOS - RefurbishedModel: NX.A2NAA.004SKU: 6496200
Not Yet ReviewedNot Yet Reviewed$207.99Your price for this item is $207.99
HP - ProBook 640 G2 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSDModel: 640 G2SKU: 6503870
Not Yet ReviewedNot Yet Reviewed$329.99Your price for this item is $329.99Price DropWas $359.99The previous price was $359.99
HP - EliteBook 14" Refurbished Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - GrayModel: 840 G4SKU: 6490987
Not Yet ReviewedNot Yet Reviewed$329.99Your price for this item is $329.99
HP - 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptops - AMD Ryzen 3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Natural SilverModel: 15-ef1023dxSKU: 6477886$424.99Your price for this item is $424.99ClearanceReg $499.99The regular price is $499.99
ASUS - Chromebook Detachable CM3 10.5" Touch-Screen Chromebook - ARM Cortex A73 - 4 GB Memory - 64 GB eMMC - Mineral GrayModel: CM3000DVA-DS44T-SSKU: 6481280$357.99Your price for this item is $357.99Was $369.99The previous price was $369.99
Apple - Pre-Owned MacBook Pro 13.3" (Mid 2014) Laptop (MGX72LL/A) Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage - SilverModel: A1502SKU: 6489824$349.99Your price for this item is $349.99
Thomson - NEOZ3 Laptop - Qualcomm Snapdragon - 4GB Memory - SilverModel: WWZ313Q8504T64SKU: 6527463
Not Yet ReviewedNot Yet Reviewed$249.99Your price for this item is $249.99
Dell - Latitude 12.5" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - BlackModel: E7270-32438SKU: 6397306$295.99Your price for this item is $295.99
HP - EliteBook 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - GrayModel: 840 G3-32354SKU: 6397307$339.99Your price for this item is $339.99
Lenovo - ThinkPad 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - BlackModel: BB5-32874SKU: 6445056$389.99Your price for this item is $389.99
HP - ProBook 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - BlackModel: 640 G2-31211SKU: 6297006$303.99Your price for this item is $303.99
Stay in your budget with Best Buy laptops under $500.
Some of the best budget laptop features.
As technology evolves and prices drop, you may be surprised how much computer you can get for your money. These laptops under $500 have adequate system memory and processor speed for basic tasks and everyday computing, like streaming music and YouTube videos, keeping up with social media, or writing papers for class. Models with hard drives also offer plenty of storage for your photos, documents and programs.
A key decision involves choosing between a laptop, desktop, or all-in-one computer. Laptops are the most compact and allow for easy portability, whether you’re commuting for work or school, or just moving around your home. Traditional desktop towers take up more space since they require a separate monitor, keyboard and mouse. However, that also allows you to go for a larger screen size than what you’ll get with a budget laptop. A third option is an all-in-one computer, which is a more space-saving type of desktop, with the computer components built into the screen or its base.
Whichever type of PC you choose, antivirus software is important to help protect your budget laptop and your data.
Finding the best laptop under $500 to fit your needs.
If you’re looking to buy a laptop, you’ll need to settle on an operating system. Windows is a familiar option for most people, but some laptops are called Chromebooks because they use the Google Chrome OS. These lightweight laptops typically use cloud-based apps rather than traditional software and files stored on your device. This makes them great for internet activities like email and social media, but they might not be compatible with all software programs.
While you can find some no-frills laptops under $200, there are many other affordable laptops with a variety of features to consider. If you regularly use a disc drive, there are models that still include one, but if you only use DVDs or CDs infrequently, you can opt for a thinner, lighter laptop and plug in an external DVD drive only when you need to use it. There are also laptops with a convenient touch screen, or even a two-in-one design with a rotating display that doubles as a tablet.
If you will be taking your laptop on the go, a slim laptop sleeve or well-organized laptop bag will protect your computer from bumps and scratches.
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