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the Best Laptop Brand on a Budget

Introduction

Many of us are looking for ways to save money on everything from food to television. Another way that we are looking to save money is by getting a laptop brand that is cheap and affordable. There are many brands that may not be very cheap when they are brand new but come down in price once they have been on the market for a while. If you are looking for a brand new laptop that is cheap there are a few brands that you may want to keep in mind. You may not be getting all the bells and whistles that you would get with higher-end systems, but you will still be getting a solid brand laptop that can meet most of your needs.

Acer

The Acer brand laptop has been on the market for a handful of years now and has been proven to be a cost effective alternative to the higher end, more expensive, laptops. These laptops can sell for as low as $300 and work great as word processors or for browsing the Internet. Saying this, don't expect to be able to play intricate games or run software that requires a lot of computing power. It is a great starter computer for someone looking to keep costs down. It is also possible to upgrade these computers later so that you can get more power from the system.

Acer laptops have been known to have their share of issues, but that is the risk that must be factored in when purchasing a lower priced item. It is best to make sure that you have a warranty or service plan in place so that the computer can be fixed if it is needed. An Acer brand laptop can give you all you need at a very reasonable price.

Compaq

A Compaq brand laptop is also another alternative to higher priced computers. Compaq computers, such as the Mini Netbook, can be found for a price as low as $400. The same rules apply to Compaq brand laptops as to Acer in that you will likely use these type of laptops as word processors or to get on the Internet. They are great computers for people that aren't looking to due any intensive processes that require upgraded hardware and software.

 

Tips and comments

There is also the option of buying a refurbished laptop and geting a great deal. In this case, you can get a high-end laptops for hundreds less than what they originally sold for. Look to computer stores that sell these type of laptops and see what they have to offer. A sales associate should be able to help you find the best deal for your money and needs. Buying a service plan for these computers is also a good idea because unexpected occurrences may still happen.

A good strategy is to research what brand laptop and specifications you are looking for and this will make your shopping experience much easier. Then you can either go to the store and buy the laptop you need or tell the salesperson what you need and they can direct you to the best deal.

By Michael Banks, published at 03/09/2012
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