Laptops Under $500 – Best 10 deals

Two days ago one of my friend told me she is saving up to buy a new laptop, I told her not to wait longer now as she can very well buy a laptop under $500.. I gathered this list for her and if you are looking to get a newer laptop..just know the price is not a contraint. This list will hopefully help many of you.

Dell Inspiron 1545 15.6-Inch Laptop I1545-3232OBK (Obsidian Black), 2.3GHz Intel CPU; 2GB Memory; 250GB HD; DVD/CD±R/RW; Windows 7 Home Premium


Price: $499.99


2.3GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500 Processor (1MB cache, 800MHz FSB)
2GB DDR2 System Memory; Media Card Reader; 10/100 Ethernet; Wireless 802.11 b/g Card
250GB Hard Drive; DVD/CD±R/RW Optical Drive – Plays and creates CDs and DVDs
15.6″ Display; Integrated Intel 4500 MHD Media Accelerator Graphics; No Webcam
Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (64-bit); 6-cell Battery; High Definition Audio 2.0

ASUS K50IJ-XA1 15.6-Inch Versatile Entertainment Laptop (Black)


Price: $406.50


Intel Dual Core T6500 CPU; 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM, 2 slots, 4GB Max, 500GB Hard Drive (5400 RPM); Intel HD Graphics; Super Multi DVD Drive. 15.6-Inch HD Display (1366×768); 0.3MP Webcam; VGA Out; Wireless 802.11bgn; 4 USB 2.0 Ports. Comes with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System; 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS) 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty and 1 Year Standard Warranty Included.

Acer AS5253-BZ684 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)



Price: $416.99


15.6″ HD widescreen CineCrystal™ LED LCD display with a true 16:9 aspect ratio while the HDMI port lets you watch HD video from your PC on an HDTV through a single cable connection eliminating the maze of cabling. The new AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 with VISION Technology enriches what you see, share and create so your digital life is more vibrant. Windows 7 Home Premium makes the things you do every day easier and with Office Starter 2010, experience new ways to deliver your best work! Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.

Toshiba Satellite L655-S5158 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)


Price: $479.99


Intel Core i3-380M Processor 2.53 GHz, 3MB Cache. Configured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB), 640GB (5400 RPM); Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor). 15.6-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite LED TFT display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD) with native support for 720p content Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with a 6 cell/48Wh Lithium Ion battery pack; Battery Life (measured by MobileMark 2007): 5 hours, 14 minutes.

Dell Inspiron M5030 2800B3D 15.6-Inch Laptop (3D Black)



Price: $475.94


AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P360 Processor, 4GB Shared Dual Channel Memory, DDR3, 1333MHz, 2 DIMM & 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive; 8X CD/DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW) — Plays and creates CDs and DVDs, tray-loading. Brilliant 15.6-inch HD (1366×768) LED Display with TrueLife. Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 Graphics. Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit); Atheros 802.11g/n Wireless Card Included.

HP G62-340us 15.6-Inch Laptop PC – Up to 4 Hours of Battery Life (Charcoal)



Price: $449.42


AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs P340 (2.20GHz, 1MB L2 Cache); 3GB DDR3 SDRAM memory (1 x 2GB & 1 x 1GB) (expandable to 8GB); 320GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. 15.6 Inch diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics with up to 1405MB total graphics memory. External Ports: 5-in-1 memory card reader; 3 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA (15-pin); 1 RJ -45 (LAN); 1 Headphone-out; 1 Microphone-in
LightScribe Technology SuperMulti DVD Burner; Altec Lansing speakers.

HP Promo Probook 4525S,ATHLON P340 CPU,15.6 HD Ag Led Sva, Uma, Webcam, 2GB DDR3



Price: $399.99


HP ProBook 4525s XT950UT Notebook AMD Athlon II P340 2.2GHz. 15.6″ LED WXGA Display 1366 x 768 – ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4250. RAM: 2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 (8GB Max) – HDD: 320 GB 7200 rpm SATA II – DVD-RAM/±R/±RW DL w/LightScribe
Wi-Fi: Yes – Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo – HDMI: Yes – Webcam: 2MP – Microphone: Yes – USB: 3 x 2.0. Runs on a 6-Cell battery with 4 Hours Run Time – Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.

Lenovo G560 Series 0679ALU 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)



Price: $429.97


P6200 Intel Pentium processor & 15.6-inch HD screen (1366×768), 16:9 widescreen
Includes 4GB DDR3 memory, 320GB HDD storage. Comes with integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi
USB 2.0, eSATA connectors.

Lenovo G560 Series 067999U Laptop (Black)


Price: $451.95


Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100, 2.0 GHz with 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores, 4 GB PC3-8500 1066 MHz DDR3, non parity, dual channel, two 204 pin SO-DIMM sockets, (8GB max),
320 GB Hard Drive, 5400 RPM, DVD RW. 15.6″ HD (1366×768) TFT color, VibrantView (glossy), LED backlight, 220 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast ratio, Integrated Intel Graphics HM55. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 6 Cell up to 3.8 hours

Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5102 15.6-Inch LED Laptop (Fusion Finish in Helios Grey)


Price: $459.99


AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P540 2.4 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache
Configured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB), 320GB (5400 RPM); Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash supporting 11 formats. 15.6″ diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD) with native support for 720p content and LED backlit, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics with 256MB-1917MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with a 6 cell/48Wh Lithium Ion battery pack; Battery Life (measured by MobileMark 2007): 3 hours, 56 minutes

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