The Best Budget Laptop! – $500 to $800

The Best Budget Laptop! – $500 to $800

My search for the best budget and affordable laptop

Check my new video on the $650 Lenovo IdeaPad 5 with AMD 4500U CPU:

In this video I’ll walk you through exactly what to look for, and review 30 potential laptops to recommend several options.

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  1. Carlos Castillo on August 6, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Hey what do you think about the Dell inspiron 7500 2 in 1. Intel corei5 12gb with 528 gb ssd. My partner wants a great computer and this one we saw at best buy seemed the best for the price. I really hope you answer me.

  2. Bruno Tolomeotti on August 6, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Josh, Vivobook S15 is IPS I believe, I have last years one, remember checking that. Its low color accuracy but I love the laptop and upgradability.

  3. Enoc Garcia on August 6, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Love the 20 million tabs open at the same time 🙂

  4. Zahra Anam on August 6, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I needed a laptop and I bought the c740 after watching this video, it is a great laptop indeed. The only problem I had was the noisy fan and after a month it was unbearable. Called lenovo and had them fix it. I don’t know if the problem was just with my machine or all the machines are like that but I haven’t read any other reviews complaining about the fan so it was probably just mine. The laptop is working great now.

  5. Brooke W on August 6, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve been looking for a new laptop for school, gaming- like roblox, minecraft, and sims 4 (but I dont want a gaming laptop), and decent battery life. I’ve heard good things about the Microsoft Surface Laptop 1, 2, and 3, and I’m looking into the Lenovo Yoga C740. What other laptops should I consider? Are any of the ones I listed very good? I’m looking at a budget of under $1000

  6. Bisma Abbasi on August 6, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    thank you king saved me from doing research

  7. awe shots on August 6, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    You didn’t tell about dell 15 7000 i7 variant.

  8. Johanne on August 6, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    so through, bravo to you!

  9. Chrikin 1 on August 6, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    What about the Huawei Matebook X pro

  10. Taquito De Papas on August 6, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Litteraly the best video i’ve seen you explained everythijg so detailed and its just so good thank you and wish you the best

  11. fii on August 6, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Are the prices on US dollars?

  12. semakula shaban on August 6, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Josh how about Samsung laptops, didn’t you check them.

  13. Siddhartha Lama on August 6, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Do I like the thinkpad yoga 2 in 1

  14. Kasangga on August 6, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I like your approached comparing apple to apple comparison.

  15. Zena Salvo on August 6, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Amazing how much time you invest in your videos! Thank you!

  16. Henry L on August 6, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    HP envy x360 has an option for 400 nit screen and a 1000 nit screen on the 13 inch model. I would like to see a review on those.
    I recently looked to buy a laptop in this budget category and ended up getting a HP probook 455 g7 with 1000 nit display

  17. Deacon Nijim on August 6, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    A very good one in this range is the asus vivobook 15 with a ryzen 5 for around $500 or ryzen 3 for $375-400

  18. Ramiro Carbone on August 6, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Opinions on Lenovo V14?

  19. Chan Lim on August 6, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Very informative but you were moving so fast, can you list in BOLD LETTERS the 4 laptops that were the best deals? Thnks.

  20. Aishwarya K M on August 6, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    This was really helpful!!

  21. Monalisa Das on August 6, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    How you understand it 4 cores 8 threads. Where it is written?

  22. Grayson Shawn on August 6, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Just an update for anyone that likes the Acer Nitro 7 it’s now going for $999. This was a bummer for me, because it looks like a great computer.

  23. k d on August 6, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Excellent channel, love your work

  24. Abdou Arbi on August 6, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I really love your videos i hope that you do a budget gaming laptop

  25. Diego Cabeza on August 6, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Huawei D15?? Recomend?

  26. John S on August 6, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    A teacher saying exactly what u need to know before an exam.

  27. Kanchan Sharma on August 6, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Hi josh can you give me best configuration in 65k laptops for my son as like Acer swift3 eqal swif3 i like most but its screen & audio is so bed what’s your best suggestion please update to me as soon as best in class

  28. PABLO A on August 6, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    The best laptop:
    ACER TRAVELMATE 14 inch.

  29. 832elf on August 6, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    love your insightful videos.please do one on the best laptops for trading options stocks and futures, thanks

  30. Carlos Barrera on August 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    redo this now with ryzen 4000 series!!!!

  31. Georges Rapier on August 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Yes please review the zenbook 14

  32. Love 6 on August 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Vid starts late…

  33. TaeYoung Jeong on August 6, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Here are the time stamps for all the laptops listed in green:
    7:18 – Dell Inspiron 7490
    12:04 – Lenovo C740
    13:31 – Lenovo Flex 14
    18:23 – Acer Nitro 7

  34. Prateek Chawla on August 6, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Helpful video. Could you please make a video on the above topic in relation to Indian websites(,, Dell India, Lenovo India, ASUS India, etc,.)

  35. Květoslav Lízlořech on August 6, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Aplle is overpriced … disgusting !!!

  36. Nikka Salgado on August 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    you. are. GREAT!!!

  37. Mr. Minimalist on August 6, 2020 at 9:33 pm


  38. Chrikin 1 on August 6, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Or the Huawei Matebook 13

  39. Sir Robot on August 6, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Superb and comprehensive. Great job, Josh.

  40. Lana Wegner on August 6, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    I am buying a laptop for my grandson who is interested in creative content and video editing. I had no clue so began a search for the specs required. I read countless reviews and recommendations and watched lots of YouTube reviews that left me totally confused. Then I found your review. I learned more in your 20 minute video than all of the others combined and was able to make an informed decision. Thank you so much for your simple, straight forward and factual approach to educate those of us with zero technical knowledge. I am watchimg your other videos just to see what more I can learn!

  41. Emerson-Shea April on August 6, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    You know…. When I first found you channel, I thought you were just overly picky…like maybe I don’t mind a bad screen, as you have said in many videos… But.. You’re really knowledge and I think as consumers we think we can live with some compromises…. Untill we have to, and then it’s too late. I’ve come to really appreciate your insightful videos as if we listen to your advice it will save us time, money, and frustration in the future. I really appreciate your hard work, especially for this video.

  42. Gourang Garg on August 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm


  43. David Vallaire on August 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    I like your reviews because you are willing to point out the negatives on laptops. See if you can find a laptop that one has a good quality screen, has a processor and ram capable of video editing such as a Ryzen 7 and 16 gb of Ram, is made of metal not plastic, with good service available, at the best price you can find. A laptop like this can serve a person well for many years if they take care of it. I have Dell Latitude now. Bought it used with i5 5200, 8 gb of ram, and a 256 SSd . It has served me well for over a year for my general purposes, and looks like it will last several more years, hopefully. I have been looking at all these laptops for a couple of months. So far I think the best quality and dependability for the money is still the Dell Latitude.

  44. Juma1st on August 6, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Joshua, do you need any help?

  45. Him Upadhyay on August 6, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    It’s still out my budget.

  46. Seb Luke Travis on August 6, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Tbf I was shaking like that when I heard about the upgraded cost to the 16" updated graphics MacBook.

  47. Joseph Jovencio Valerio III on August 6, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Youtube should have recommended this video earlier because it is a great help! I’m already planning to buy an HP Pavilion 15 cs3113TX a week from now for our online classes by August 2020. Though, it only has 250 nits of brightness and 1.85 kg of weight. Though, I’m not sure if having a 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA is okay with 245 GB SSD PCle NVMe. I compared it previously with HP Pavilion 14 ce3064TX, Dell Inspiron 14 5490, and Dell Inspiron 15 5593. Thank you, Just Josh.

  48. ReturnOfTheMac on August 6, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    My wife calls you sex god of laptops

  49. Him Upadhyay on August 6, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    It’s still out my budget.

  50. Saravanan K on August 6, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    1. 1TB STORAGE
    2. 8GB RAM
    3. AMD RYZEN

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