Best Cheap Laptops for College Students (Oct. 2016) - Ultimate Buyer's Guide

I usually don't do this type of guide, but I recently saw someone on Quora asking what is the best laptop is for his son? And his son is going to university (physics). I'm a science major and gamer; You don't necessarily need a laptop to study Physics unless CS is you optional. It's required when you take notes and do programming stuff like Python, Matlab, calculations.But CS students and designers need a reliable laptop with a decent CPU and GPU.
People simply go for high spec and low price instead of reliability, build quality and performance.But here we decided to weed out the bad laptops and choose only the laptops that worth money. It's purely unbiased and best to my knowledge and to help newbie’s, students and parents to get the best laptop for the money, so they don't get wrong ones that break on the first day.

What's cool with this list?

1. Handpicked
2. Price - Performer
3. Reliable
4. Won't recommend bad products. If we don't find any, we'll leave that spot vacant.
5. Price points ($200, $400, $ 600 under.)

Here I picked the laptops that I believe is of solid build quality and high performance with exceptional value. Chances are, you'll like it as well. If there's anything spectacular to choose to vacant that spot until we find the best instead of recommending bad ones.

Best Laptop Under $600

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG

Screen: 15.6 Full HD,
Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U
Dedicated GPU: NVIDIA 940MX
Storage: 256GB SSD
OS: Windows 10

No other brand gives this much price performance ratio. You get a dedicated graphics card which is good for light gaming, SSD, amazing processor and 12 hours of battery backup. And well built.This one offer prime off to college students as well.

Best Laptop Under $400 - HOT

Acer Aspire E 15.6" Laptop

Screen: 15.6" 1920x1080p Full HD LED-Backlit Display w/ HD Webcam
Processor: Intel Core i3-7100U
GPU: Intel HD graphics 620
RAM: 4GB DDR4 Memory
Storage: 1TB Internal HDD (5400 RPM)
OS: Windows 10 Home

Best Laptop Under $200

HP Stream 11-r010nr

Screen:  11.6-Inch 1366x768 pixel LED-lit Screen
Processor: Intel Celeron N3050 1.6 GHz Processor
Dedicated GPU: No
Storage: 32 GB Solid-State Drive,
OS: Windows 10

Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C3SZ

Screen: 1.6-Inch HD IPS Screen
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz
Dedicated GPU: No
Storage: 16 GB Internal Storage
OS: Chrome

If you have any queries or suggestions, please let me know through the comments or email. I'll answer asap.

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