Budget (under $300) laptops for work and play

Not everyone wants to throw down thousands of dollars for a new laptop. Here are a handful of systems, all priced under $300.

Laptops don't have to cost thousands of dollars. In fact, you can pick up a very capable system for under $300 that's ideal for browsing the web, working with documents and spreadsheets, and other tasks that don't need powerful processors and huge amounts of RAM.

There's never been a better time to pick up a new laptop.

Budget (under $300) laptops for work and play

You also get a choice of running Windows or ChromeOS (sorry, no Macs at this price).

See also:

Best laptops for work and play (July 2016 edition)

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