2018 Best Budget Laptops – Top 4

 You don’t have to spend thousands of naira to get a capable PC for everyday computing. Here’s what you need to know to achieve the perfect balance of price and features in a budget laptop.


Acer Swift 1
9/10



Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM)
8/10




Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 (3189)
7/10



HP Stream 11-y010nr
6/10




Comparison Table

Product
Acer Swift 1
Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM)
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 (3189)
HP Stream 11-y010nr
Ratings
9/10
8/10
7/10
6/10
Price
Buy at
Starts at N185,000 (https://ng.pricena.com)
N138,000 (www.jumia.com.ng)
Starts at N 176,300 (www.konga.com)
66,000 – 105,000(Jumia.com.ng)
75,000 (www. konga.com)
The Good
Inexpensive; slim; striking IPS 1080p screen; great battery life; USB-C port; full-sized HDMI port and SD card slot; Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader.
Affordable; excellent components for the price; full HD display; 1TB of storage; long battery life.
More than 11 hours of battery life; rugged, spill-proof exterior; comes with Windows 10 Pro.
Low price; decent keyboard; comes with 4GB of RAM; includes a year of Office 365 Personal.
The Bad
Low storage capacity: 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM; small, cramped cursor control and arrow keys; keyboard isn’t backlit.
Some keyboard flex; subpar speakers.
Lacks USB-C connectivity; low-resolution screen.
Low-resolution screen with narrow viewing angles; tepid performance.
Verdict
At its price, Acer’s Swift 1 is surprisingly strong and a must-have, a little short on storage but with a slim build and a 1080p IPS display.
The Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) is a fully featured laptop for a low price, with a large HD screen, solid performance, and best-in-class battery life.
Dell’s Latitude 3189 2-in-1 is a Windows 10 Pro convertible laptop with long battery life and a durable build, but its middling performance and lacklustre screen keep it from standing out.
The HP Stream 11-y010nr’s rock bottom price and cute design make it a good choice for a kid’s first notebook.
Processor
Intel Pentium 
Intel Core m3-
Intel Pentium
Intel Celeron 
RAM
4 GB
4 GB
8 GB
4 GB
Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics 505
Intel HD Graphics 620
Intel HD Graphics 505
Intel HD Graphics 400
Battery Capacity
12:48
9:49
6:29
8:36
Storage Type
Flash
HDD
SSD
Flash
Resolution
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1366 x 768
1366 x 768
Screen Size
13.3 inches
15.6 inches
11.6 inches
11.6 inches
Storage Capacity
64 GB
1 TB
128 GB
32 GB

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