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Finding A Sub-$1000 Laptop

Phylmarie in Ontario, Canada listens on AM800 CKLW asked us about laptop

Acer Laptop

Phylmarie asked: “I would like to find out if there is going to be a laptop that will be less than $1000. Being a pensioner on a budget, I would like to afford one, but they’re pretty high priced.”

 

Phylmarie, there are plenty of laptops to be had for under $1000. At $1000 and up you’re looking at fairly high-end devices. Not the highest end possible by any means, but they’re already not basic machines.

For example, you can buy a Lenovo IdeaPad 510s with a Core i7, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for just under $800.

If that’s too expensive, an HP ProBook 640 G2 with a Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM, and 500GB of hard drive for about $580.

They go lower than that too

If that’s still too much, you can get an Acer Aspire R3 with a touch screen, 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for $370.

They go lower than that too, you can find both traditional laptops, as well as Chromebooks if all you do is online for $200 and even less.

If you don’t do very power hungry work on your laptop, you can probably get away with a machine that will cost you considerably less than $1000 without having to look very hard at all.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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