Last month we brought you the top tablets less than $500 as rated by Amazon customers. Of course many consumers in today’s market prefer a more traditional laptop computer. So, just in time for holiday shopping, we’ve now determined the top laptops less than $500, also as rated by Amazon customers, and they’re all Prime eligible, too!
Lenovo ThinkPad E540 20C600AAUS – 4.5 out of 5 stars
The highest-rated laptop in its price range on Amazon, this Lenovo model runs on a 2.4 GHz Intel Core processor and includes a 500 GB hard drive. At $466, it includes a 15.6-inch screen and is operated by Windows 8 Professional. Customers were impressed by the ThinkPad’s speed.
HP 17-f030us – 4.0 out of 5 stars
This 17.3-inch laptop comes with Beats Audio and is only $481. The model is powered by an Intel Core processor and includes a whopping 750 GB hard drive. Operated by Windows 8.1, the laptop impressed customers with its ease of use and speed.
ASUS K200MA-DS01T – 3.8 out of 5 stars
Available for just $329 — $248 for Prime customers – The 11.6-inch HD touchscreen laptop from ASUS is a great deal for consumers that want the best of both tablet and laptop worlds. With its Intel dual-core 1.86GHz processor, the laptop has an 11.6-inch HD touch screen display and a 500 GB hard drive. Operating on Windows 8.1, customers love its lightweight portability, as well as its longer battery life.
HP 15-do30nr – 3.8 out of 5 stars
A great buy at just $422 for Prime customers, HP’s 15.6-inch laptop runs on an Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz processor and offers a 500 GB hard drive. The laptop is operated by Windows 8.1 and features a 15.6-inch screen. Customers were pleased with its inclusion of a number pad and its low price for excellent hardware.
What model laptop would you suggest to a friend hoping to spend less than $500?