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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best budget laptops under $500.

A laptop is a portable personal computer that closes up like a book. Laptops are popular because they are easy to carry and can be used almost anywhere. They are also very convenient for students, businesspeople, and anyone else who has to travel frequently. Browse the top-ranked list of best budget laptops under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. HP - Stream 11.6" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Diamond White - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Laptop...It Runs Fast, very reliable for school and I’m also protected by the antivirus software; not only from Hp itself but beat buy virus protection also. Best Investment I Ever Made...Nice laptop...Perfect for a no expensive laptop need it for a sim race wheel"

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    Extremely portable. Expressive design. Live your best life on-the-go and in style with a slim, expressive design. With its smooth finish, vertical brushed pattern, and pop of color, the HP Stream perfectly fits your personality. More features. More value. With an Intel processor and up to 13 hours and 15 minutes of video playback battery life, work all day or binge-watch your favorite shows – all while staying under budget. Plus, stay connected with fast Wi-Fi and all the ports you need. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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    "Great Laptop...It Runs Fast, very reliable for school and I’m also protected by the antivirus software; not only from Hp itself but beat buy virus protection also. Best Investment I Ever Made...Nice laptop...Perfect for a no expensive laptop need it for a sim race wheel"

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    Extremely portable. Expressive design. Live your best life on-the-go and in style with a slim, expressive design. With its smooth finish, vertical brushed pattern, and pop of color, the HP Stream perfectly fits your personality. More features. More value. With an Intel processor and up to 13 hours and 15 minutes of video playback battery life, work all day or binge-watch your favorite shows – all while staying under budget. Plus, stay connected with fast Wi-Fi and all the ports you need. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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  2. ASUS - 14.0" Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Rose Gold - Rose Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "That being said, it's a decent budget laptop and is only really useful for web browsing, typing up documents, and maybe one app. ...Beautiful color , amazing laptop , budget friendly and great features."

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    ASUS E410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 64GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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    "That being said, it's a decent budget laptop and is only really useful for web browsing, typing up documents, and maybe one app. ...Beautiful color , amazing laptop , budget friendly and great features."

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    ASUS E410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 64GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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    Your price for this item is $129.99
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  3. Lenovo - Chromebook 3 11.6" HD Laptop - Celeron N4020 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Onyx Black - Front_Zoom
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    "nice for students or low budget web users. and the deal was great...Best buy"

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    Fast, flexible, and fun, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 Chromebook 11" brings everyone’s favorite Chromebook features, housed in a slim chassis, running on the lightning-fast Chrome OS that boots up in seconds, updates automatically, and is protected by built-in virus protection. Powered by Intel® Celeron processor offers up to 10 hours of battery life, to seamlessly run all of your favorite apps at the same time.
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    "nice for students or low budget web users. and the deal was great...Best buy"

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    Fast, flexible, and fun, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 Chromebook 11" brings everyone’s favorite Chromebook features, housed in a slim chassis, running on the lightning-fast Chrome OS that boots up in seconds, updates automatically, and is protected by built-in virus protection. Powered by Intel® Celeron processor offers up to 10 hours of battery life, to seamlessly run all of your favorite apps at the same time.
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    Your price for this item is $79.00
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  4. ASUS - 14.0" Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Star Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great budget option...Decent budget laptop for basic work. Low resolution screen makes this not a great choice for streaming media or gaming. ...Great budget Laptop....This isnt a powerhouse at all, but what it is, is a fairly confident laptop. I was in desperate need on one, to dump all my old video games as back ups. "

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    ASUS E410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 64GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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    "Great budget option...Decent budget laptop for basic work. Low resolution screen makes this not a great choice for streaming media or gaming. ...Great budget Laptop....This isnt a powerhouse at all, but what it is, is a fairly confident laptop. I was in desperate need on one, to dump all my old video games as back ups. "

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    ASUS E410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 64GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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    Your price for this item is $149.99
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  5. ASUS - 14.0" Laptop - Intel Celeron N4500 - 4GB Memory - 128GB eMMC - Star Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice laptop, but don't buy for the 10-key...I'm overall pretty satisfied with this budget laptop. It's lightweight, speedy, with a good display for the price. ...Bang for your buck budget laptop...Comes with HDMI port. It is a budget laptop meant for browsing the web or doing light to moderate typing. "

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    ASUS E410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 128GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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    "Nice laptop, but don't buy for the 10-key...I'm overall pretty satisfied with this budget laptop. It's lightweight, speedy, with a good display for the price. ...Bang for your buck budget laptop...Comes with HDMI port. It is a budget laptop meant for browsing the web or doing light to moderate typing. "

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    ASUS E410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 128GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage.
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  6. Lenovo - Flex 3 Chromebook 11.6" HD Touch-screen Laptop - Mediatek MT8183 - 4GB - 64GB eMMC - Abyss Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] One of the best little laptops I’ve ever owned. A+...Best buy"

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    Packs what makes Chromebook so amazing into one svelte 360-degree convertible. Versatile and portable, the IdeaPad™ Flex 3 Chromebook measures just 19.6 mm thick and weighs 1.2 kg with a full keyboard and spacious trackpad, and can be viewed in tent, tablet, laptop or stand modes. Watch crisp visuals in high definition with its 10-point touchscreen on the 11.6" IPS display while being more productive with help from Google. Just say “Hey Google,” to manage tasks, enjoy your entertainment, get answers, or control smart home devices.
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    "[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] One of the best little laptops I’ve ever owned. A+...Best buy"

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    Packs what makes Chromebook so amazing into one svelte 360-degree convertible. Versatile and portable, the IdeaPad™ Flex 3 Chromebook measures just 19.6 mm thick and weighs 1.2 kg with a full keyboard and spacious trackpad, and can be viewed in tent, tablet, laptop or stand modes. Watch crisp visuals in high definition with its 10-point touchscreen on the 11.6" IPS display while being more productive with help from Google. Just say “Hey Google,” to manage tasks, enjoy your entertainment, get answers, or control smart home devices.
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    Your price for this item is $109.00
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  7. HP - 14" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Indigo Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "A good entry budget laptop...I was able to grab this budget laptop as a deal of the day. I was not expecting a fancy device, so It does its job (web browsing and document editing). ...Laptop value...He wanted a blue lap top and as always Best Buy had it. Best of all was the price."

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Powered up and productive. All day long. With a long battery life and fast-charge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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    "A good entry budget laptop...I was able to grab this budget laptop as a deal of the day. I was not expecting a fancy device, so It does its job (web browsing and document editing). ...Laptop value...He wanted a blue lap top and as always Best Buy had it. Best of all was the price."

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Powered up and productive. All day long. With a long battery life and fast-charge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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  8. HP - 14" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Jet Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great laptop...Laptop exceeded expectations. Screen size was perfect....Best Litte Computer"

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Powered up and productive. All day long. With a long battery life and fast-charge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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    "Great laptop...Laptop exceeded expectations. Screen size was perfect....Best Litte Computer"

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Powered up and productive. All day long. With a long battery life and fast-charge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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  9. HP - Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Natural Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Laptop...Good laptop best laptop to buy has good touch screen...Review good budget laptop"

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    Adapts to your view: The extremely flexible, HP Pavilion x360 14 inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC will blow you away with its compact size. With four modes, you'll find just the right angle for anything that comes your way. Entertainment covered from every angle: The view is great from any angle with a four-sided microedge display. Flexibility to watch in tent and reverse modes is ideal for streaming and entertainment, and with an Intel Core processor, you'll power through binge sessions. HP Dual Speakers with Audioby B&O make the view sound even better. Stay connected: Get out of your zone. Make staying connected on the go faster and easier with fast Wi-Fi. And power through marathon sessions with long battery life and HP Fast Charge. Make an impact: The HP Pavilion x360 uses sustainable materials and is Energy Star certified and EPEAT Gold registered.
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    "Laptop...Good laptop best laptop to buy has good touch screen...Review good budget laptop"

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    Adapts to your view: The extremely flexible, HP Pavilion x360 14 inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC will blow you away with its compact size. With four modes, you'll find just the right angle for anything that comes your way. Entertainment covered from every angle: The view is great from any angle with a four-sided microedge display. Flexibility to watch in tent and reverse modes is ideal for streaming and entertainment, and with an Intel Core processor, you'll power through binge sessions. HP Dual Speakers with Audioby B&O make the view sound even better. Stay connected: Get out of your zone. Make staying connected on the go faster and easier with fast Wi-Fi. And power through marathon sessions with long battery life and HP Fast Charge. Make an impact: The HP Pavilion x360 uses sustainable materials and is Energy Star certified and EPEAT Gold registered.
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    Your price for this item is $471.99
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  10. HP - 14" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Jet Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good budget putet....Pretty good budget computer. No problems so far. Hate the newer Windows but Windows gets worse every new issue....HP 14” laptop...Great for the money and our budget"

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio(40) – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Secured, seamless log in. All day long. With a long battery life and fast-charge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. Fingerprint reader gives you a seamless, secure login. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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    "Good budget putet....Pretty good budget computer. No problems so far. Hate the newer Windows but Windows gets worse every new issue....HP 14” laptop...Great for the money and our budget"

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    Take it anywhere. See more. With its thin and light design, 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, and 79% screen to body ratio(40) – take this PC anywhere and see and do more. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days, this PC features an Intel processor and reliable flash-based storage at a great value. Secured, seamless log in. All day long. With a long battery life and fast-charge technology, this laptop lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day. Integrated precision touchpad with multi-touch support speeds up both navigation and productivity. Fingerprint reader gives you a seamless, secure login. Make the most out of your 365: Bring your ideas to life. Your creativity now gets a boost with Microsoft 365. Office - Word, Excel, and Power Point - now includes smart assistance features that help make your writing more readable, your data clearer and your presentations more visually powerful. One year subscription included.
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    Your price for this item is $212.99
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