Updated on 21 June 2016 by

Mainstream budget laptops with 13 to 14 inches screen display are the best notebooks under $800, and are best suited for personal use, children/teens and college students.


Our pick for the best notebook under $800 is the Asus ZenBook UX305F which has been widely acclaimed as the only notebook capable of competing with the Macbook Air. The Asus Zenbook holds its own in all departments against the Macbook Air, but cedes a little bit of ground in the performance department. Still, the Asus ZenBook UX305F is highly recommended buy as per the ReviewGist score of 85% - the Asus ZenBook UX305F has garnered excellent reviews from most reviewers, but it might not come with the latest specifications as it is a relatively old model.


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Asus ZenBook UX305F
HP Pavilion x360 13t
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
Lenovo ThinkPad E450
Asus ZenBook UX305F
HP Pavilion x360 13t
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
Lenovo ThinkPad E450
$699
$630 - $899
$700 - $1,499
$729 - $1,607
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Jul 2015
Aug 2015
May 2015
Display
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
14 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD
500GB , 5,400rpm
256GB SSD
,
5,400rpm
,
SSD Drive
500 GB, HDD
Installed Memory
8 GB
4 GB
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Processor
0.8 MHz, Intel Core M 5Y10
2.10 GHz Intel Core i3-5010U
Intel Core i7-5500U
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i5-5200U
Laptop Type
General Purpose, Ultraportable
Business, Small Business
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 3.7 stars
 2.9 stars
 4.0 stars
Keypad
54% Positive
46% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Display
87% Positive
13% Negative
42% Positive
58% Negative
22% Positive
78% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
100% Positive
71% Positive
29% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Performance
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
Battery
100% Positive
57% Positive
43% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative