23 June 2013 by Pragya Sinha
You might be looking for a laptop which delivers more performance for a relatively small price tag. Notebooks that fall in this category are affordable under $700 and their performance lie between cheap and high end laptops. The best performance budget notebooks are designed for use in gaming and multimedia handling.
The best price performance laptops are configured with either an Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i5 processor with speed above 2 GHz, at least 4GB RAM and 500GB of hard drive capacity. Most budget laptops arrive with pre-installed Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems.
Lenovo, Sony, Dell, HP, Asus, Toshiba, Samsung and Acer are the notable manufacturers of these less expensive performance laptops.
Options from manufacturers:
- For casual to 3D gaming, these budget notebooks deliver very decent CPU and GPU performance. Lenovo and Dell laptops are specialised in this category of highly ranked performance budget notebooks with their gaming and multimedia capabilities.
- Long battery life, good display quality, HD webcams and excellent audio support are some of the features you can find in budget laptops from Sony.
- You may also opt for thin and light laptops from HP and Toshiba which have large hard drive capacity up to 640 GB. The top rated price performance notebooks from HP have finger print reader enabling you to access your online accounts readily.
Do refer our listing of the best performance budget notebook of 2013 which features mid-size laptops running on AMD and Intel processors.