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

If you're looking for a laptop that's portable, powerful, and affordable, you've come to the right place. These laptops offer excellent performance without breaking the bank and are ideal for students, businesspeople and professionals. Browse the top-ranked list of best laptops under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Acer - Chromebook Spin 311 – 11.6" 2-in-1 Touch Screen Laptop - MediaTek Kompanio 500 MT8183C – 4GB LPDDR4X – 64GB eMMC - Pure Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Laptop...My grandkids love their laptops it has easy instructions....My favorite little laptop...I found that it is very easy to change the sound level just by using the buttons on the side which most laptops do not have. I found that the Acer Chromebook is one of the best laptops I have ever used and if anyone is in the market for a new laptop, I say this is a go-to option."

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    The stylish Chromebook Spin 311 easily transforms into anything you need it to be, thanks to its flexible 360° hinge that lets you rotate it to any angle to create a notebook, stand-up display, tent or tablet-style device. This immensely versatile laptop folds into any situation, allowing you to take it anywhere and use it everywhere! Weighing in at just 2.31lbs.It's ultra-light and easily transported in a backpack or bag. The power efficient MediaTek Kompanio 500 MT8183C processor and generous battery give it up to 15 hours of battery life, meaning a full charge will easily last the working day and all evening. Get the best of Google, with millions of Android apps, Gmail, Maps, Docs and Pics. Back up all your files safely in Google Drive. Whatever your need, this super portable design meets the rigors of daily life—inside and outside the classroom.
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    "Laptop...My grandkids love their laptops it has easy instructions....My favorite little laptop...I found that it is very easy to change the sound level just by using the buttons on the side which most laptops do not have. I found that the Acer Chromebook is one of the best laptops I have ever used and if anyone is in the market for a new laptop, I say this is a go-to option."

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    The stylish Chromebook Spin 311 easily transforms into anything you need it to be, thanks to its flexible 360° hinge that lets you rotate it to any angle to create a notebook, stand-up display, tent or tablet-style device. This immensely versatile laptop folds into any situation, allowing you to take it anywhere and use it everywhere! Weighing in at just 2.31lbs.It's ultra-light and easily transported in a backpack or bag. The power efficient MediaTek Kompanio 500 MT8183C processor and generous battery give it up to 15 hours of battery life, meaning a full charge will easily last the working day and all evening. Get the best of Google, with millions of Android apps, Gmail, Maps, Docs and Pics. Back up all your files safely in Google Drive. Whatever your need, this super portable design meets the rigors of daily life—inside and outside the classroom.
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  2. Dell - Inspiron 15 3535 Touch Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - AMD Radeon - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Carbon Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Laptop for Home or School....My son needed a new laptop for school. I was looking for a laptop with at least 8 memory and lots of storage for less than $500. ...Great replacement laptop...Great replacement laptop, fast, reliable, good price Dell has always made excellent Laptops"

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    The new Inspiron 15 is as stylish on the outside as it is efficient on the inside. Built with AMD Ryzen processors, you can finish your to-do list in no time.
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    "Great Laptop for Home or School....My son needed a new laptop for school. I was looking for a laptop with at least 8 memory and lots of storage for less than $500. ...Great replacement laptop...Great replacement laptop, fast, reliable, good price Dell has always made excellent Laptops"

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    The new Inspiron 15 is as stylish on the outside as it is efficient on the inside. Built with AMD Ryzen processors, you can finish your to-do list in no time.
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  3. Acer - Chromebook 315 – 15.6" HD Display Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 with 4GB LPDDR4 – 64GB eMMC - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "I've bought Levone which was terrible , and an HD for $500, these two are most comparable....Great Laptop!...Chromebooks are the best laptops! Make the switch..."

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    Be dialed in—all the time, everywhere and anywhere—with the Acer Chromebook 315. Recognized as the perfect multi-media companion, this special machine is super thin, extra light and delivers unmatched value in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world. It features an impressive HDR camera, fast wireless connectivity and a long-lasting battery life, so you can run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents—all day long.
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    "I've bought Levone which was terrible , and an HD for $500, these two are most comparable....Great Laptop!...Chromebooks are the best laptops! Make the switch..."

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    Be dialed in—all the time, everywhere and anywhere—with the Acer Chromebook 315. Recognized as the perfect multi-media companion, this special machine is super thin, extra light and delivers unmatched value in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world. It features an impressive HDR camera, fast wireless connectivity and a long-lasting battery life, so you can run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents—all day long.
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  4. HP - EliteBook 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 500GB Solid State Drive - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice Laptop...It's a very good laptop so far. I have been enjoying working with my programs on it...HP Laptop...My customer likes the laptop. It runs fast and being that it was a refurbished laptop it has had zero issues. "

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    Improve productivity with this refurbished HP EliteBook laptop. The LED-backlit 14-inch display integrates anti-glare features so you can enjoy immersive visuals and work comfortably under bright lighting, while the Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM deliver premium responsiveness and reliable performance. This HP EliteBook laptop features a 500GB SSD for ample storage. This product has been refurbished.
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    "Nice Laptop...It's a very good laptop so far. I have been enjoying working with my programs on it...HP Laptop...My customer likes the laptop. It runs fast and being that it was a refurbished laptop it has had zero issues. "

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    Improve productivity with this refurbished HP EliteBook laptop. The LED-backlit 14-inch display integrates anti-glare features so you can enjoy immersive visuals and work comfortably under bright lighting, while the Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM deliver premium responsiveness and reliable performance. This HP EliteBook laptop features a 500GB SSD for ample storage. This product has been refurbished.
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  5. Dell - Latitude 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Home laptop...Great laptop for my son to browse the internet and play some games on....College Laptop...Laptop was in great shape, I did have to replace the battery, but that's to be expected. "

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    Finish important work assignments on the go with this refurbished Dell 5480 laptop. A 512GB SSD provides ample storage and rapid data access, while the integrated Intel HD 520 graphics deliver clear visuals on the 14-inch HD display. This Dell 5480 laptop boasts an Intel Core i5 processor and 16GB of RAM for smooth multitasking. This product has been refurbished.
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    "Home laptop...Great laptop for my son to browse the internet and play some games on....College Laptop...Laptop was in great shape, I did have to replace the battery, but that's to be expected. "

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    Finish important work assignments on the go with this refurbished Dell 5480 laptop. A 512GB SSD provides ample storage and rapid data access, while the integrated Intel HD 520 graphics deliver clear visuals on the 14-inch HD display. This Dell 5480 laptop boasts an Intel Core i5 processor and 16GB of RAM for smooth multitasking. This product has been refurbished.
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  6. Lenovo - Slim 3 Chromebook 14" FHD Touch-Screen Laptop - MediaTek Kompanio 520 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Abyss Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect Laptop...We both absolutely love our laptops...Laptops...Great laptops convenient for carry anywhere at anytime."

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    Live animated, live lively, live balanced. When you’re packing the thin and light IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook, featuring WiFi 6 and 13.5 hours of battery life, balancing work and play all day becomes effortless. The 14" FHD IPS touchscreen display and MediaTek Kompanio 500 Series processors are a significant upgrade to your work and entertainment, with front-facing Waves-tuned speakers. Get Minecraft and 3 months of Realms Plus at no cost* with purchase of a new Chromebook. Terms Apply. *Offer valid for qualifying Chromebooks purchased on or after July 1st, 2023 through September 30th, 2023 while supplies last.
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    "Perfect Laptop...We both absolutely love our laptops...Laptops...Great laptops convenient for carry anywhere at anytime."

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    Live animated, live lively, live balanced. When you’re packing the thin and light IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook, featuring WiFi 6 and 13.5 hours of battery life, balancing work and play all day becomes effortless. The 14" FHD IPS touchscreen display and MediaTek Kompanio 500 Series processors are a significant upgrade to your work and entertainment, with front-facing Waves-tuned speakers. Get Minecraft and 3 months of Realms Plus at no cost* with purchase of a new Chromebook. Terms Apply. *Offer valid for qualifying Chromebooks purchased on or after July 1st, 2023 through September 30th, 2023 while supplies last.
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  7. Lenovo - Ideapad 1 14.0" HD Laptop - Celeron N4020 with 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Cloud Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "nice laptop...I like this computer. smooth and pretty affordable. thanks best buy....It is one of the best laptop that i have purchase."

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    The IdeaPad 1 raises the bar on every affordable laptop with a super-efficient Intel Celeron N4020 processor in a thin and compact 17.9 mm chassis that makes multitasking a breeze while boosting energy efficiency with up-to-11 hours of battery life and rapid charge. Get more value with four-sided narrow bezels for maximum screen, Dolby Audio speakers and Flip to Start for instant boot up. Optimize your video call experience with a 720p camera that comes with a privacy shutter to keep out prying eyes and Smart Noise Cancelling to cut out background noise.
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    "nice laptop...I like this computer. smooth and pretty affordable. thanks best buy....It is one of the best laptop that i have purchase."

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    The IdeaPad 1 raises the bar on every affordable laptop with a super-efficient Intel Celeron N4020 processor in a thin and compact 17.9 mm chassis that makes multitasking a breeze while boosting energy efficiency with up-to-11 hours of battery life and rapid charge. Get more value with four-sided narrow bezels for maximum screen, Dolby Audio speakers and Flip to Start for instant boot up. Optimize your video call experience with a 720p camera that comes with a privacy shutter to keep out prying eyes and Smart Noise Cancelling to cut out background noise.
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  8. Lenovo - ThinkPad 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Alas, feel confident in purchasing a refurbished laptop from Best Buy. The laptop came in fantastic cosmetic condition. ...Wow, incredible laptop. Fast and intuitive with windows 11"

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    Complete work and stream content with this refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad laptop. The 14-inch Full HD display offers clarity, and the 512GB SSD reduces load times. This black Lenovo ThinkPad laptop features an Intel Core i5 processor and 16GB of RAM for speedy performance, while the built-in webcam lets you stay in touch with friends and loved ones. This product has been refurbished.
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    "Alas, feel confident in purchasing a refurbished laptop from Best Buy. The laptop came in fantastic cosmetic condition. ...Wow, incredible laptop. Fast and intuitive with windows 11"

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    Complete work and stream content with this refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad laptop. The 14-inch Full HD display offers clarity, and the 512GB SSD reduces load times. This black Lenovo ThinkPad laptop features an Intel Core i5 processor and 16GB of RAM for speedy performance, while the built-in webcam lets you stay in touch with friends and loved ones. This product has been refurbished.
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  9. ASUS - 17.3" Chromebook Laptop - Intel Celeron N4500 with  4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Mineral Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "Best...The bomb.com best laptop the screen is big enough for movies and everything. ...Great laptop for the price...It is a little heavier than the other laptops I have been using, but they are smaller screen. "

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    ASUS CX1700CK Chromebook: Stay productive and entertained with this ASUS 17.3-inch Chromebook notebook.
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    "Best...The bomb.com best laptop the screen is big enough for movies and everything. ...Great laptop for the price...It is a little heavier than the other laptops I have been using, but they are smaller screen. "

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    ASUS CX1700CK Chromebook: Stay productive and entertained with this ASUS 17.3-inch Chromebook notebook.
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  10. Lenovo - IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus Laptop 14" - 2K Touch - Intel i3-1315U with 8GB Memory - Intel UHD Graphics - 128GB SSD - Storm Grey - Front_Zoom
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    "Best Chromebook Plus hands down....Only thing I wish is if it was a little lighter but it's still portable and the best deal of any laptops, Windows or Apple....Best laptop...I ordered the laptop for my son it came fast. The laptop is really convenient especially for kids"

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    Take all your essentials anywhere you go with the versatile Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus powered by the 13th Generation Intel Core processor which distributes performance where you need it most — saving you time and increasing your ability to do the things you want. With a 2x faster Intel Core processor and up to double the memory and storage, edit Google Docs, photos, and videos, while watching your favorite shows in full HD on a 1080p display. Plus, more power means faster gameplay. With a first-of-its-kind design, experience the power of a processor designed for real-world multitasking. This unique 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook Plus is packed with privacy protection features that give you a peace of mind and get you started faster. The 14" screen, stylus pen support and a larger touchpad let you do more, watch more and play more at home or outside.
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    "Best Chromebook Plus hands down....Only thing I wish is if it was a little lighter but it's still portable and the best deal of any laptops, Windows or Apple....Best laptop...I ordered the laptop for my son it came fast. The laptop is really convenient especially for kids"

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    Take all your essentials anywhere you go with the versatile Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus powered by the 13th Generation Intel Core processor which distributes performance where you need it most — saving you time and increasing your ability to do the things you want. With a 2x faster Intel Core processor and up to double the memory and storage, edit Google Docs, photos, and videos, while watching your favorite shows in full HD on a 1080p display. Plus, more power means faster gameplay. With a first-of-its-kind design, experience the power of a processor designed for real-world multitasking. This unique 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook Plus is packed with privacy protection features that give you a peace of mind and get you started faster. The 14" screen, stylus pen support and a larger touchpad let you do more, watch more and play more at home or outside.
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