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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for cost effective laptops.

The laptop market is a crowded one, with a seemingly infinite number of choices in every size, shape, and price category. Buying a new laptop can be as confusing as buying a car. To help you make the best choice for your needs, we've found some that offer great performance at a reasonable price. Browse the top-ranked list of cost-effective laptops below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. ASUS 14" 2-in-1 Chromebook Plus Laptop - AMD Ryzen 3 7320C - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Ponder Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Some just plain open in a web browser window Positives: 1. Cost effective! Definitely buy it in sale 2. Touchscreen is nice while using day to day apps 3. ...And unlike other laptops, you cannot brighten it. Had to return."

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    Simplify your life with the sleek and stylish ASUS Chromebook Plus, the 14-inch laptop that has all the power to make light work of your daily tasks. Chromebook Plus laptops offer double the speed, double the memory, and double the storage*. Powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 3 processor, ASUS Chromebook Plus boosts your productivity and lets you have more fun on the move — wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Get 3 months of NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s highest membership at no cost and play games at up to 120fps and 1440p. Terms apply. Its compact NanoEdge design pops easily into any bag, and its all-day battery eliminates power-outlet anxiety for a worry-free lifestyle. Get Google and Adobe apps to do more of what you love. Get Photoshop web and Adobe Express Premium plan for 3 months at no cost, with Chromebook Plus, and create standout photos and quick designs with ease. Terms apply. *When compared to top selling Chromebooks from July 2022 to Dec 2022.
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    "Some just plain open in a web browser window Positives: 1. Cost effective! Definitely buy it in sale 2. Touchscreen is nice while using day to day apps 3. ...And unlike other laptops, you cannot brighten it. Had to return."

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    Simplify your life with the sleek and stylish ASUS Chromebook Plus, the 14-inch laptop that has all the power to make light work of your daily tasks. Chromebook Plus laptops offer double the speed, double the memory, and double the storage*. Powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 3 processor, ASUS Chromebook Plus boosts your productivity and lets you have more fun on the move — wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Get 3 months of NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s highest membership at no cost and play games at up to 120fps and 1440p. Terms apply. Its compact NanoEdge design pops easily into any bag, and its all-day battery eliminates power-outlet anxiety for a worry-free lifestyle. Get Google and Adobe apps to do more of what you love. Get Photoshop web and Adobe Express Premium plan for 3 months at no cost, with Chromebook Plus, and create standout photos and quick designs with ease. Terms apply. *When compared to top selling Chromebooks from July 2022 to Dec 2022.
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  2. HP - 14" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 128GB eMMC - Natural Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great low cost laptop...Perfect if you don't want a Chromebook but want a good laptop for web browsing and Microsoft suite functions. ...If you want something small and doesn't cost a lot this is a geat laptop."

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    Do more from anywhere. All-day long. Designed to keep you productive and entertained from anywhere, the HP 14 inch Laptop PC combines long battery life with a thin and portable, micro-edge bezel design.
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    "Great low cost laptop...Perfect if you don't want a Chromebook but want a good laptop for web browsing and Microsoft suite functions. ...If you want something small and doesn't cost a lot this is a geat laptop."

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    Do more from anywhere. All-day long. Designed to keep you productive and entertained from anywhere, the HP 14 inch Laptop PC combines long battery life with a thin and portable, micro-edge bezel design.
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  3. HP - 17.3" Full HD Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Natural Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great i3 Laptop...I was pleasantly surprised that this i3 seems to perform better than i5s from older laptops....HP - 17.3" Full HD Laptop...Geek Squad set-up was cost effective and seamless."

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    Bigger screen, smaller footprint. The HP 17.3-inch Laptop PC is about sustainability while blending performance and comfort.
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    "Great i3 Laptop...I was pleasantly surprised that this i3 seems to perform better than i5s from older laptops....HP - 17.3" Full HD Laptop...Geek Squad set-up was cost effective and seamless."

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    Bigger screen, smaller footprint. The HP 17.3-inch Laptop PC is about sustainability while blending performance and comfort.
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  4. ASUS - ZenBook 14 Flip 2-in-1 14" OLED Touchscreen Notebook - Intel Core i7-1360P with 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Ponder Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Its a budget friendly laptop with all the configuration needed. With the same configuration of other brands cost you up twice the amount of this laptop. ...My initial search was for a MacBook but after spending hours looking at online reviews and talking to younger folks who are far more knowledgeable than I, pulled the trigger on the ZenBook 14 Flip. My choice is a cost effective alternative to the Apple line. Having lived with an iMac for the past 12 years I am still learning how to navigate and take advantage of the ZenBook. "

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    The versatile Zenbook 14 Flip OLED is everything you need for your busy on-the-go lifestyle. Its compact and elegant chassis now packs a 14-inch 16:10 OLED HDR touchscreen with PANTONE Validated color-accurate visuals, and it supports a 4096-pressure-level MPP 2.0 stylus for natural input. Powered by a 13th Gen Intel Core CPU, Zenbook 14 Flip OLED has a 75Wh battery, and its 1.5 kg-light chassis is just 15.9 mm thin, with a 360° any-position hinge for effortless versatility. There’s a powerful Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos sound system for awesome audio and crystal-clear conferencing. Zenbook 14 Flip OLED gives you more power and more versatility!
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    "Its a budget friendly laptop with all the configuration needed. With the same configuration of other brands cost you up twice the amount of this laptop. ...My initial search was for a MacBook but after spending hours looking at online reviews and talking to younger folks who are far more knowledgeable than I, pulled the trigger on the ZenBook 14 Flip. My choice is a cost effective alternative to the Apple line. Having lived with an iMac for the past 12 years I am still learning how to navigate and take advantage of the ZenBook. "

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    Product Description

    The versatile Zenbook 14 Flip OLED is everything you need for your busy on-the-go lifestyle. Its compact and elegant chassis now packs a 14-inch 16:10 OLED HDR touchscreen with PANTONE Validated color-accurate visuals, and it supports a 4096-pressure-level MPP 2.0 stylus for natural input. Powered by a 13th Gen Intel Core CPU, Zenbook 14 Flip OLED has a 75Wh battery, and its 1.5 kg-light chassis is just 15.9 mm thin, with a 360° any-position hinge for effortless versatility. There’s a powerful Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos sound system for awesome audio and crystal-clear conferencing. Zenbook 14 Flip OLED gives you more power and more versatility!
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  5. HP - Spectre 2-in-1 16" 2.8K OLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core Ultra 7 - 32GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 - 1TB SSD - Nightfall Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Honestly, I'm torn. On one hand, this laptop is fast. But the keyboard leaves so much to be desired. ...HPSpetre Laptop Review...The good news is there still is an HDMI port for easy connect to a external monitor/TV, but only one USB-A and one USB-CWhich can be restrictive if you need to charge the laptop. It seemed less expensive than other similar top end laptops."

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    Say hello to HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop. This innovative and adaptive device combines the function of a laptop and a tablet with built in AI technology and powerful processing. This laptop adapts to your way of working while giving you the freedom to run your world wherever you roam. Power up. Break through.
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    "Honestly, I'm torn. On one hand, this laptop is fast. But the keyboard leaves so much to be desired. ...HPSpetre Laptop Review...The good news is there still is an HDMI port for easy connect to a external monitor/TV, but only one USB-A and one USB-CWhich can be restrictive if you need to charge the laptop. It seemed less expensive than other similar top end laptops."

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    Say hello to HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop. This innovative and adaptive device combines the function of a laptop and a tablet with built in AI technology and powerful processing. This laptop adapts to your way of working while giving you the freedom to run your world wherever you roam. Power up. Break through.
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  6. Lenovo - Legion 7i 16" Gaming Laptop WQXGA - Intel 14th Gen Core i9 with 32GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB - 1TB SSD - Glacier White - Front_Zoom
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    "Strong laptop, a little more heated than average...The only downside of this laptop is that it gets a little hotter for the touch than other laptops with similar specs that I’ve tried. ...I highly recommend this laptop."

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    Gaming is more than a hobby; it's a way of life, an endless quest for thrills and adventures with friends. Our brand-new Legion 7i packs the Intel Core 14th gen processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics, arming you for any gaming challenge. Our ace in the hole? The Lenovo AI Engine+ with LA3 and LA1 AI chips propels your gaming experience to new heights, empowering you to game smart yet pushing boundaries and unlocking your full potential. Worried about overheating? Our cutting-edge Lenovo Legion ColdFront Hyper keeps you cool during marathon sessions. Choose from two display panel options to match your gaming style and creative endeavors. Enjoy a superior typing experience with our signature Legion TrueStrike keyboard with per-key RGB lighting and personalize it via Legion Spectrum to reflect your unique style. All of these are encased in a stealthy and portable design that stands as a testament to your formidable gaming prowess.
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    "Strong laptop, a little more heated than average...The only downside of this laptop is that it gets a little hotter for the touch than other laptops with similar specs that I’ve tried. ...I highly recommend this laptop."

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    Gaming is more than a hobby; it's a way of life, an endless quest for thrills and adventures with friends. Our brand-new Legion 7i packs the Intel Core 14th gen processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics, arming you for any gaming challenge. Our ace in the hole? The Lenovo AI Engine+ with LA3 and LA1 AI chips propels your gaming experience to new heights, empowering you to game smart yet pushing boundaries and unlocking your full potential. Worried about overheating? Our cutting-edge Lenovo Legion ColdFront Hyper keeps you cool during marathon sessions. Choose from two display panel options to match your gaming style and creative endeavors. Enjoy a superior typing experience with our signature Legion TrueStrike keyboard with per-key RGB lighting and personalize it via Legion Spectrum to reflect your unique style. All of these are encased in a stealthy and portable design that stands as a testament to your formidable gaming prowess.
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  7. Apple - MacBook Air 15" Laptop - M2 chip - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "So far, it’s the most affordable and cost effective Mac out there. Loving the thunderbolt ports( yes, they are usb-c) easy to turn on and turn off, very capable computer to tackle any and all of your office work needs.love the battery, size, and portability....Great laptop. For what it cost I wish it would have included more RAM. "

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    The 15-inch MacBook Air is impossibly thin and has a stunning Liquid Retina display. Supercharged by the M2 chip—and with up to 18 hours of battery life¹—it delivers incredible performance in an ultraportable design.
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    "So far, it’s the most affordable and cost effective Mac out there. Loving the thunderbolt ports( yes, they are usb-c) easy to turn on and turn off, very capable computer to tackle any and all of your office work needs.love the battery, size, and portability....Great laptop. For what it cost I wish it would have included more RAM. "

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    The 15-inch MacBook Air is impossibly thin and has a stunning Liquid Retina display. Supercharged by the M2 chip—and with up to 18 hours of battery life¹—it delivers incredible performance in an ultraportable design.
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  8. Acer - Chromebook Plus 515 – 15.6" Full HD Laptop  - Intel Core i3-1215U  with 8GB LPDDR5X – 128GB UFS - Steel Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Then i realized i didnt need touch screen because the mouse pad is so effective and the power performance is better, the laptop has fewer parts..etc. ...Very easy-going laptops! This laptop is all i needed, soo glad i purchased this. "

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    Empower your productivity with the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 thanks to its 12th Gen Intel Core i3-1215U Processor and spacious 15.6” Full HD display. An impressive Full HD Facial Auto Exposure Camera, fast wireless connectivity and long-lasting battery life let you transition smoothly between work, home, and personal projects —all day long. And with up to double the speed, memory and storage* – plus popular apps – you have the power to do more. (*When compared to top selling Chromebooks from July 2022 to Dec 2022.)
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    "Then i realized i didnt need touch screen because the mouse pad is so effective and the power performance is better, the laptop has fewer parts..etc. ...Very easy-going laptops! This laptop is all i needed, soo glad i purchased this. "

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    Product Description

    Empower your productivity with the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 thanks to its 12th Gen Intel Core i3-1215U Processor and spacious 15.6” Full HD display. An impressive Full HD Facial Auto Exposure Camera, fast wireless connectivity and long-lasting battery life let you transition smoothly between work, home, and personal projects —all day long. And with up to double the speed, memory and storage* – plus popular apps – you have the power to do more. (*When compared to top selling Chromebooks from July 2022 to Dec 2022.)
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  9. Apple - MacBook Pro 14" Laptop - M3 Pro chip - 18GB Memory - 14-core GPU - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "very nice purchase. Very effective for my work. No heating and it never lags. ...The cost is high .But so is the quality.You have to work with it,to know it.That might take a while."

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    The 14-inch MacBook Pro blasts forward with M3 Pro and M3 Max, radically advanced chips that drive even greater performance for more demanding workflows. With industry-leading battery life—up to 18 hours—and a beautiful Liquid Retina XDR display, it’s a pro laptop without equal. Now in a new color: Space Black.
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    "very nice purchase. Very effective for my work. No heating and it never lags. ...The cost is high .But so is the quality.You have to work with it,to know it.That might take a while."

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    The 14-inch MacBook Pro blasts forward with M3 Pro and M3 Max, radically advanced chips that drive even greater performance for more demanding workflows. With industry-leading battery life—up to 18 hours—and a beautiful Liquid Retina XDR display, it’s a pro laptop without equal. Now in a new color: Space Black.
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  10. HP - EliteBook 650 G10 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i5 with 8GB Memory - 256 GB SSD - Pike Silver Aluminum - Front_Zoom
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    "I just set up my new laptop and it is a lot better than the one I had before."

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    Simplify hybrid work with the cost-effective, highly secure, and easily managed HP EliteBook 650. The 13th Gen Intel Core processor, a wide variety of configurable ports, and connectivity options allow easy adoption for use at home, in the office, or when traveling. Equipped with Thunderbolt 4 and USB Type-C ports.
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    "I just set up my new laptop and it is a lot better than the one I had before."

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    Simplify hybrid work with the cost-effective, highly secure, and easily managed HP EliteBook 650. The 13th Gen Intel Core processor, a wide variety of configurable ports, and connectivity options allow easy adoption for use at home, in the office, or when traveling. Equipped with Thunderbolt 4 and USB Type-C ports.
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