Laptops have changed over the years, having to keep up with current technology and programs while still providing the same power as a home computer. As a result you would think that finding one that is affordable would be difficult. ButBut The exact opposite is true, and a great brand names can produce great laptops under $500 that have the power you are looking for at the right price.
Here are five of the best HP laptops under $500:
HP Mini 5102 priced at $415 is modeled similar to a netbook computer but built to look like it belongs in the boardroom. This compact yet sturdy design comes with all the protection of a normal laptop with an almost full size keyboard to match.
HP Pavilion dm1z series starts at $449.99 for the base model, other models that contain more features will run much higher. This cheap laptop is more in the middle category but running HD technology and fantastic graphics with the Radeon HD 4225 graphics chip, your picture will be well worth the price.
HP Pavilion 17-e055nr 17.3-Inch Laptop comes in just under the $500 range and is one of the only gaming laptops that has the storage space and graphics to be called a portable gaming computer. HD resolution, fantastic sounds system built in, and AMD Radeon HD 8550G graphics, accompanied by a seventeen inch screen make this a laptop for any gamer.
HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11 features a smaller eleven inch screen, 4 GB memory with 500 MB hard drive and comes in at $429.99. This is easily the smallest HP laptop running under $500 on the market. Small and compact it beats out a netbook with the power of a full laptop.
HP Pavilion Touchsmart 14 is a slightly larger version of the Touchsmart 11. The difference is the fourteen inch LED touchscreen and it comes in slightly higher than the 11 at $449.99. Equipped with an AMD Quad Core processor it is a great laptop for school and business alike.