Updated on 4 September 2013 by

Laptops introduced in recent months by brands like Toshiba, Gateway, Asus, HP, Sony, Dell, and Samsung can be bought at a low price. The best cheap new laptops come under the categories of thin and light , ultrabooks and convertibles having screen sizes from 11 inch to 17 inch.

Windows 8 is the operating system for cheap new laptops powered by Intel and AMD processors. These laptops have installed memory of 4GB and at least 320GB HDD capacity. Also, you can choose 1TB capacity if your requirement is to store some design projects or edited videos. A few of these cheap new laptops have solid state drives of at least 128GB for increased performance.

The topmost cheap new laptops have improved IPS displays with wide viewing angles. You can have touchscreens at low price tags and a standard resolution of 1366x768 pixels. We have listed the most recent products to help all those casual users, students and professionals who are seeking the best cheap new laptops.


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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
$1,725 - $3,499
$899 - $2,049
$899 - $1,099
$1,499 - $5,000
$897 - $1,299
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Display
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1440 x 900
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
13.5 inches, Widescreen, 3000 x 2000
12.3 inches, Standard, 2736 x 1824
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
128 GB, Flash storage
128 GB, HDD
256 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
16 GB
4 GB
4 GB
8 GB, 8 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Apple OS X El Capitan
Mac OS X Yosemite
Windows 10
Processor
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i5-6300U
2.4 GHz, Intel Core m3
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Ultraportable, Flash storage
Ultraportable, HDD
Ultraportable, Tablet
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars
Display
72% Positive
28% Negative
22% Positive
78% Negative
28% Positive
72% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Keypad
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Connectivity
37% Positive
63% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
77% Positive
23% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Look and Feel
83% Positive
17% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative

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