5 Best Windows Laptops Under $500

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best Windows laptops under $500. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Proven track record of user satisfaction
  2. Market penetration
  3. Amazon price less than $500
  4. Not discontinued
  5. Released in last 2 years
  6. Traditional style laptop (e.g. not 2-in-1)
  7. Comes pre-bundled with Windows

1. Dell Latitude E6420

Dell Latitude E6420

  • Screen Size: 14 inches
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB SDRAM DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 320 GB
  • Graphics: Integrated
  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 3
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Webcam
  • DVD-RW

2. Dell Latitude E6430

Dell Latitude E6430

  • Screen Size: 14.1 inches
  • Processor: 3rd generation 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8 GB SDRAM DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB
  • Graphics: Integrated
  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 3
  • Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • DVD player
  • Webcam

3. Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-39NE

Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-39NE

  • Screen Size: 14 inch widescreen LED-backlit
  • Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Processor: 7th generation Intel Core i3-7100U (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 128GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Card Description: Integrated
  • Wireless Type: 802.11 A/C
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 1
  • Average Battery Life (in hours): 10
  • Windows 10 Home

4. Dell Latitude E6320

Dell Latitude E6320

  • Screen Size: 13.3 inches
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: SSD
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 2

5. HP 17-x020nr

HP 17-x020nr

  • Screen Size: 17.3 inch diagonal HD+ SVA BrightView WLED-backlit touch-screen
  • Max Screen Resolution: 1600 x 900 pixels
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i3-5005U
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Memory Speed: 1600 MHz
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB 5400 RPM serial ATA
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Card Description: Integrated
  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 2
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 1
  • DVD writer
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Front-facing HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated digital microphone
  • DTS Studio Sound with dual speakers

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