Laptops Under $300 - Gift Guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – 2016: Top 10 Best Laptops Under $300

November 6, 2015 - Written By John Anon

Whether you need one for work or for school, laptops continue to be extremely popular devices and gifts to give. Not to mention that with the influx of options that are now available, there is literally a laptop to suit all markets and budgets. In fact, while the $300 price might have seemed crazy for a laptop a few years ago, you might be surprised at the value and type of laptop that you can now get for that sort of money. If you are in the market for a new laptop and would like to stick below or around the $300 marker, then here are ten options worth checking out.

ASUS Chromebook Flip 10.1-Inch Convertible 2 in 1

ASUS Chromebook Flip

Kicking off today’s list of affordable laptops is actually a Chromebook. These do generally offer the best value for money and the ASUS Chromebook Flip 10.1-Inch Convertible 2-in-1 is no exception. This one comes equipped with a 10.2-inch touchscreen with a 1280 x 800 resolution. While inside, the Flip comes equipped with 4 GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and powered by a 1.8 GHz Rockchip processor. This one of course comes running on Chrome OS and not forgetting that it is designed to be more flexible and being a 2-in-1 means you can make use of both its laptop form and tablet form when needed.

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Asus X205TA 11.6-inch Laptop

Asus 11.6 Laptop 2GB 32GB X205TA-UH01-BK

Moving away from Chromebooks for the moment, if you are in the market for a Windows running laptop and one which is small, then the Asus X205TA-UH01-BK is always a good bet. This one comes equipped with an 11.6-inch display with a 1366 X 768 resolution. Inside, it comes loaded with 2GB RAM, powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F processor and offers 32GB internal storage. Although it is worth pointing out, this one also comes with 100GB OneDrive cloud storage for two years from the date of purchase. Good, reliable and portable option for the price.

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HP – Stream 13 Laptop

HP - Stream 13.3 Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 32GB Flash Storage - Horizon Blue Light Turquoise Windows 8.1

HP is always a popular name when it comes to laptops and home computing and with good reason. In terms of HP and in this price bracket, a good option to consider is the HP Stream 13. This is one which comes equipped with a 13.3-inch touchscreen which offers a 1366 x 768 resolution. Inside, the HP Stream 13 comes loaded with 2GB memory,  32GB flash storage and powered by an Intel Celeron processor. This one comes running on Windows 8.1 and is a good option for those looking for a little bigger of a screen.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 Laptop

Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-16AA Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop (32GB)

Next worth checking out for under $300 is the Acer Aspire Switch 10. This is another 2-in-1 laptop solution which comes with a detachable keyboard so that the display can be used in a tablet form when needed. In terms of the display, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 comes equipped with a 10-inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution. Inside, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 comes equipped with 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and is powered by an Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor. Worth noting that this one also comes with a 1-Year Subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal.

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Toshiba Satellite C55

Toshiba Satellite C55-B5240X 15.6-Inch Laptop

So far, most of the options for under $300 here have come with smaller screens. If you are after a bit more screen estate than one worth checking out is the Toshiba Satellite C55. This one comes equipped with a 15.6-inch screen which offers a 1366 x 768 resolution. Inside, the Toshiba Satellite C55 comes equipped with 4GB RAM, 500GB internal storage and powered by an Intel Celeron (N2840) processor (clocking at 2.16 GHz). This one come running on Windows 10 and offers a lot of bang for the buck.

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HP 15-f305dx 15.6-inch Laptop

HP 15-f305dx 15.6 Screen Laptop - AMD A6-5200 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB

Up next is another HP laptop although this one comes with a bigger screen and more power than the HP Stream 13. This one is the HP 15-f305dx and comes equipped with a 15.6-inch screen which offers a 1366 x 768 resolution. Inside, the HP 15-f305dx cms loaded with 4GB RAM 500GB internal storage and powered by an AMD A6-5200 accelerated processor. This one comes running on Windows 10 and again, offers a decent level of specs and performance for the money.

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Acer Aspire One Cloudbook

Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, 11.6-inch HD, Windows 10, Gray (AO1-131-C9PM)

Acer are always bringing to market good and affordable options and the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook is no exception. This one is a smaller sized option and comes with an 11.6-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. Inside, the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook comes loaded with 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and powered by an Intel Celeron (N3050) processor (clocking at 1.6 GHz). This one comes running on Windows 10 and comes with a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription

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ASUS T100 10-Inch Laptop

ASUS T100 10-Inch Wide Laptop [2014]

Moving on and the ASUS T100 is another option to consider as a small and portable laptop. This once comes with a 10-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. Inside, the ASUS T100 is equipped with 2GB RAM, 32GB internal safe and comes powered by an Intel Bay Trail-T Quad Core processor (clocked at 1.33 GHz). This one comes running on Windows 8.1 and is also currently offering one year’s worth of Office 365 Personal for free

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Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Laptop

Dell Inspiron 14 3000 14 Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron, 2GB, 500GB, Black)

Creeping up in size is the Dell Inspiron 14 3000. As the name suggests, this one comes sporting a 14-inch screen along with a 1366 x 768 resolution. Inside, the Inspiron 14 3000 comes with 2GB RAM, 500GB internal storage and powered by an Intel Celeron (N2840) processor (clocking at 2.16 GHz). This is very nice unit for the price and one you can expect to be a reliably unit. Not to mention, it comes with Windows 8.1 and the option to upgrade to Windows 10

Dell Inspiron 14 3000 14 Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron, 2GB, 500GB, Black)

Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3 Inch Chromebook

Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3 Inch Chromebook (Intel Celeron, 4GB, 16GB SSD, Silver) Full HD-Screen

We started the list with a Chromebook and now the list is closing out with another Chromebook. This one is the Toshiba CB35-B3340 and is one of the most popular Chromebook options available. The Toshiba CB35 comes sporting a 13.3-inch display with a Full HD resolution While inside, the Toshiba CB35 comes equipped with 4GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot and powered by an Intel Celeron (N2840) Processor, Great option for those looking to try out a Chromebook.

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