Buying a laptop is always tricky, you have to do the proper research about several products and choose the correct one which meets your requirements and budget. Earlier we have published a list of Windows OS laptops under 300 dollars. Here we list out best laptops under 500 dollars which can have Windows 8.1 and 8 Operating Systems, of course Windows 7 too. This list covers only laptops not any Chrome OS notebooks or ultrabooks and convertible laptops.
This list is just a collection of best laptops under 500 which can be purchased online from Amazon store. We have refined the list based on good customer feedbacks and reviews on Amazon, with latest processors, very good hardware configuration and best value for your money. Game lovers should consider another list talks about best gaming laptops under 1000 dollars. The price of these laptops change very frequently, by the time you read this list the actual price would be vary, we hope that would be in the price range you are looking for the best laptops under 500.
Buy Online – Best Laptops Under 500 Dollars in 2014- Updated October
1) ASUS VivoBook V451LA-DS51T (Touchscreen Laptop)
This could be the best deal in the list of best laptops under 500 dollars. Intel i5 processor with 6 GB DDR3 RAM. Most of the laptops under 500 dollars come with Intel i3 or AMD processors. Asus has made a major impact on producing budget level laptops with high and medium level of hardware configuration.
1.6 GHz i5 processor with 6 GB DDR3L RAM will be ideal to run almost all applications in this laptop. 14” screen size keeps this laptop compact and looks nice. It just weighs 4.9 pound with full of exciting features. The previous model in this series did not have DVD drive, but this model got super Multi DVD drive with it.
Another great feature you can’t miss on this laptop for under 500 dollars is, touch screen. Yes, it’s having responsive 14.0″ HD touch screen panel. What else you want in 500$?
2) ASUS Vivobook 5.6-Inch HD Touchscreen Laptop
Another great laptop under 500 with killer features. This model available in two styles, Corei5 and Core i7. The price of laptop is slightly in higher side but the features are excellent and worth investing extra bucks at the time of purchasing. The main advantage of this laptop is, it ships with 8 GB RAM. Very lightweight, thin and user-friendly laptop with touch screen feature which will make your life easy with Windows 8.1.
Intel i5 processor speed of 1.6GHz and 750 GB hard disk will suite your most of the activities. The screen size is slightly larger compared to other products, size is 15.6 inches HD. Duel layer DVD writer and 1.2MP webcam are in it.
Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz (turbo to 2.6 GHz), 750GB Hard Drive, 8 GB RAM, 15.6″ High Definition Touchscreen. 1.2MP Webcam, DL DVD±RW/CD-RW, Wireless 802.11N and 5-hour battery life with Aluminum Body.
3) Dell Inspiron i3542-3333BK
A full fledged typical laptop under 500 from Dell. In fact it is less than 400 dollars only, but competing with other models with great hardware configurations. Price of Dell Ispiron starts from 399$ but it is with 1.9 GHz Core i3 processor and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. That is an excellent configuration for a laptop which can do your day to day tech activities without any issues for the cost of around 400 dollars.
15.6 inches screen, 500 GB hard drive and DVD drive make this excellent laptop as a complete computer set.
Great laptop for great price which can handle your multi tasking activities without any complaints.
4) Gateway NE56R50u
A strong, solid and upgraded (from previous model) laptop from Gateway. The price tag is around 450$ which should be a great deal if you are looking for best laptops under 500. It provides excellent computer performance by Intel Core i3 1.8GHz and 4GB DDR3L RAM. That should do your multi tasking activities without lagging. 500 GB of hard disk will be enough to save your data at this price.
It ships with 15.6” HD LED-backlit LCD display with Intel Graphics 4000 and Advanced 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam. It comes with separate graphics RAM of 128MB to boost the graphics performance.
Gateway normally makes stronger computers and this laptop was well made by them. The memory is expandable to 8 GB and it weighs at 5.2 pounds.
5) Lenovo IdeaPad S400 (Newer Version)
Let’s jump to another famous brand, Lenovo. Best built quality with very decent configuration for the price. The price of the laptop slightly higher than 500 dollars but as we always say, it is worth to invest few extra bucks while purchasing laptops. Because laptops can not be upgraded that easily and upgrade cost is always higher than desktop computers.
The earlier model got great reviews from the customers for the performance, weight, thickness and built quality, the same quality continues in new model too. It ships with 1.8 GHz Core i3-processor, 4GB RAM and 500 GB hard disk which are similar to other models. The main advantage is, it’s a touchscreen laptop with 14 inches screen. This configuration is good enough to manage your mid range computer activities for the price and Windows 8.1 touch screen.
6) HP 17-f030us 17.3-Inch Laptop
This is for large screen size lovers. HP 17-f030us comes with 17.3 Inch screen size and priced under 500 dollars. It ships with Intel Core i3 1.9 GHz to power up your all computing activities. 4GB DDR3 and 750GB 5400 RPM hard disk suite well with the combination of this laptop.
This is the upgraded 2014 version in the model series. HP is famous in making attractive laptops with great display quality and sound quality. 17.3inches would be a great deal for larger screen lovers. The weight is around 6.39 pounds and it comes with latest Windows 8.1 and Intel HD graphics 4400 display. Average battery life is around 4.5 hours which is not bad for a powerful laptop with larger 17.3 inch screen size. This is one of the best laptops under 500 dollars with Windows 8.1 Operating System.
7) Acer Aspire E5-571-56UQ 15.6-Inch (Titanium Silver)
Excellent hardware configuration for the price you are going to pay. Acer laptops and desktops prices normally fall less than other brands, but their products are reasonably good. It comes with 4th generation Intel Core i5 1.7GHz processor with 3MB cache. Not only that, but also 8GB DDR3 RAM and 1000GB Hard driver. What else we can expect from a laptop under 500 dollars?.
It comes with 15.6 inch screen size and Intel HD graphics 4400 where you will not feel anything wrong with the display quality and screen size since the display is having 64MB separate VGA memory. You will be getting Windows 8.1 and incredibly Acer claims that this laptop battery life is 7 hours.
The above 7 best laptops under 500 dollars list is updated on September/October 2014. We will be updating the list regularly to give the well filtered and selected best laptops.