Updated on 3 December 2015 by

Budget notebooks are not noted for their efficiency or portability and are more apt for web surfing, documenting, photo viewing and editing or basic videos, and incorporate screen sizes of 12 to 15 inches while weighing anywhere between 3 and 6 pounds.

The configuration is another aspect to consider while on a limited budget, and a basic dual core processor with 2GB RAM and 120 GB HDD size is definitely a minimum requirement. The best budget notebook also implements a good OS like Windows 8 to provide a user friendly interface at a less expensive price range.


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Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Asus ZenBook UX305F
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)
Asus ZenBook UX305F
Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch
Dell Chromebook 11 Touch
$430
$219 - $299
$699
$269 - $427
$250 - $470
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jul 2015
Apr 2015
Jul 2015
Jun 2015
Hard Drive
16GB SSD
16 GB, SSD
256 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
16 GB, SSD
Operating System
Google Chrome
Google Chrome OS
Microsoft Windows 8
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Processor
1.70 GHz Intel Celeron 3215U
1.8 GHz, Rockchip RK3288-C
0.8 MHz, Intel Core M 5Y10
2.16 GHz, Intel Celeron N2840
2.16 GHz, Intel Atom N2840
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.6 stars
Display
100% Positive
63% Positive
37% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
37% Positive
63% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
Speaker
75% Positive
25% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Battery
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Keypad
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
54% Positive
46% Negative
71% Positive
29% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative

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