The second generation of the Lenovo 100E sports 16 gigabytes of internal storage and can be expanded easily using a full-size SD card. Its durable construction enables it to withstand drops and its keyboard is resistant to damage from water and other spills.
- Highly affordable
- Relatively heavy
- Screen isn't very big
Dell Inspiron 14
Part of a long line of respected computers, the Dell Inspiron 14 offers a premium build quality, a body resistant to fingerprints, and a touchpad that feels as nice to use as just about anything on the market, although its native resolution isn’t particularly high.
- Quad-core processor
- Advanced integrated gpu
- Relatively thick bezel
Asus VivoBook 15
A good value for something that can run Windows without any hiccups, the Asus VivoBook 15 has 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of solid-state storage and features Type-A and C ports capable of transmitting up to 10 gigabits per second.
- Backlit keyboard
- Fingerprint sensor
- Limited by a dual-core cpu
Microsoft Surface Go
If you need on-the-go productivity, the newest version of the Microsoft Surface Go should be on your list. This high-powered tablet is filled with useful technology, such as USB-C connectivity, front- and rear-facing 1080p cameras, and an above-average battery life.
- Detachable 2-in-1 design
- Optional 4g lte modem
- Type cover is sold separately
Acer Nitro 5
Equipped with a 9th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU capable of exceeding 4 gigahertz and a GeForce GTX 1650 video card, the Acer Nitro 5 is suitable for 1080p gaming. Although it doesn’t have a ton of storage space or RAM, there are open slots available for upgrading both.
- Cutting-edge wireless connectivity
- 4 gigabytes of graphics memory
- At the top end for the category
Acer Aspire 5
The Ryzen 5 and 7 versions of the Acer Aspire 5 have 8 gigabytes of RAM and reasonably powerful integrated Radeon graphics processors, making them easily capable of running everyday software and even good enough for some light gaming.
- Ips lcd technology
- 1080p resolution
- No usb type-c port
Acer Swift 3
While not quite as low-priced as some others, the Acer Swift 3 leverages the recently released Ryzen 7 4700U processor to leave comparable Intel-based machines in the dust for the first time in generations, with 8 cores capable of reaching 4.1 gigahertz.
- Wi-fi 6 connectivity
- 10-gigabit type-c port
- Half a terabyte of nvme storage
Asus Tuf FX505
Available with a GeForce GTX 1650 or RTX 2060 graphics card, the Asus Tuf FX505 is proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a respectable gaming performance. Its 1080p screen can refresh at up to 120 hertz, allowing for smooth gameplay at high frame rates.
- Military-grade durability
- High-speed pcie ssd
- Efficient cooling system
If you’re in the market for something compact, versatile, and highly affordable, it’s hard to beat the Lenovo Duet , which runs Google’s lightweight Chrome OS and features a detachable design along with a premium finish that’s especially nice for the price.
- Screen is just over 10 inches
- 1920 by 1200 resolution
- Weighs about a pound
Lenovo Flex 5
There’s a lot to like about the Lenovo Flex 5 , including a Full HD display, 16 gigabytes of system memory, and an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U chipset that significantly outperforms its closest competition in both general-purpose and 3D graphics.
- Hinge rotates 360 degrees
- Charges to 80 percent in just 1 hour
- Less than an inch thick