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$600 can get you mainstream laptops from some of the best brands like Dell, with a 15.6 screens, Serial ATA and Bluetooth and excellent processing speeds of above 2GHz. The best notebooks in the sub $600 bracket are preloaded with Windows 7 OS and are ideal for home entertainment and beginners.

The best notebooks under $600 price range run on Intel Core i# and AMD A6 Quad Core processors along with other specifications like up to 500GB hard drive and up to 3 GHz processor speed. Most products listed below come from brands like HP, Acer and Lenovo.

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Acer Aspire R 14 (R3-471T-77HT)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Acer Aspire R 14 (R3-471T-77HT)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 (3147)
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Jun 2015
Sep 2014
Sep 2014
Hard Drive
16GB SSD
500 GB, HDD
1000 GB, HDD
16 GB, SSD
500 GB, HDD
Operating System
Google Chrome
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Google Chrome OS
Windows 8.1
Processor
1.70 GHz Intel Celeron 3215U
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i7-5500U
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2930
2.16 GHz, Intel Pentium N3530

It has a great screen, looks good and delivers in every way that matters.

1,366-by-768 resolution display.

Not a good value

Turn this little Dell from a laptop into a tablet, but don't expect fast performance from its Celeron CPU