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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, each one priced under $300.
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Lenovo Ideapad 100S

Tech specs:

  • 11.6-inch HD LED Glossy (1366x768) display
  • Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core CPU
  • Intel HD graphics
  • Up to 2 GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Dolby Advanced Audio
  • Windows 10

Price: $160 | More information

Image: CNET

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Toshiba Chromebook 2

Tech specs:

  • Intel Celeron Processor N2840 CPU
  • 4 GB DDR3L RAM
  • 13-inch IPS Screen
  • Intel HD graphics
  • 9-hour battery life
  • Can Open/edit MS Office Files Using Free Embedded Quickoffice Editor or Google Docs, and Can Download Microsoft Office Online (an Online Version of Microsoft Office) for Free. Cannot Install Standard MS Office Software
  • 16 GB SSD storage
  • ChromeOS

Price: $245 | More information

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HP Stream 11

Tech specs:

  • Intel Celeron N3050 processor CPU
  • 2 GB memory
  • 32 GB eMMC storage
  • 11.6-inch HD display
  • Intel HD graphics
  • Up to 10 hours and 45 minutes battery life
  • Windows 10

Price: $199 | More information

Image: CNET

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Acer Chromebook R11

Tech specs:

  • Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core CPU
  • 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) display
  • Intel® HD Graphics 400
  • 4 GB, DDR3L RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • Chrome OS

Price: $275 | More information

Image: CNET

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Hisense Chromebook

Tech specs:

  • ARM Cortex-A17 quad-Core processor
  • 11.6-inch HD (1366x768) screen
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB eMMC storage
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wireless LAN

Price: $150 | More information

Image: CNET

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