What is the Best Laptop Under $600 by@jackboreham

What is the Best Laptop Under $600

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In this Slogging thread, the team at Hackernoon discusses the best laptops you can buy under $600. If you are looking for a laptop and are on a budget, this is the article for you!

This Slogging thread by Jack Boreham, Mónica Freitas, Sara Pinto, Limarc Ambalina, Abeer, Adrian Morales and Melissa Brown occurred in slogging's official #technology channel, and has been edited for readability.

Jack BorehamJan 6, 2022, 10:52 AM

Hi everyone, my laptop has hit the bucket and broken on me; what is the best laptop under 600 I can buy?

Mónica FreitasJan 6, 2022, 2:56 PM

Hey, check this list: https://laptop251.com/best-laptops-under-600/. They're recommending the HP 15 & 17 as one of the best laptops under 600.

Jack BorehamJan 6, 2022, 5:23 PM

Thank you! Do you currently use a laptop? 😄 If so which one?

Sara PintoJan 7, 2022, 11:25 AM

I bought mine last year and was just under 600. It's an HP 15. So far, it works perfectly, a little damaged on the outside, but that's on me haha

Mónica FreitasJan 7, 2022, 12:20 PM

Not so much for work. My desktop PC is faster so I prefer to work on it. I mostly use my laptop for binging series ahahah. Mine is a Lenovo, can't remember the model, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Jack BorehamJan 7, 2022, 1:59 PM

Ahhh my one that just broke is a Lenovo. It's a piece of garbage 😂. Sara Pinto thank you!! I will look at this one. What do you guys think about buying an Ipad pro?

Mónica FreitasJan 7, 2022, 3:32 PM

Sad truth...

Mónica FreitasJan 7, 2022, 3:35 PM

It depends on how you're planning to use it. If you're going to need specific programs, heavy ones, the laptop is still a better option. If you just want an extra gadget, go for it. I wouldn't buy it simply because between my phone and pc, I got everything I need aha.

Limarc AmbalinaJan 9, 2022, 6:40 AM

It depends on your use case. If nothing too demanding I’d recommend finding a used Macbook Air. I don’t know about the UK but in used shops in Japan they go for around $250 - $350 USD

Jack BorehamJan 10, 2022, 9:32 AM

Just google docs and word, to be honest, nothing too intensive. Limarc Ambalina, that might be a good shout. I think they go for around that here as well. Blake Cram Abeer what do you guys think?

AbeerJan 10, 2022, 1:28 PM

Assuming you’re not locked into the Apple Ecosystem, the Asus Vivobook series might be right up your alley. Generally, they have well-rounded specs and a light, travel-friendly design. If you’re planning to possibly game a bit on the side, you can pay a little extra to get an Acer Nitro (or if it’s not a dealbreaker, grab a refurbished one).

Adrian MoralesJan 12, 2022, 2:07 PM

I'm with Limarc on this one. Finding a used Macbook would be a great choice. I'm a PC guy through and through but I can't deny how intuitive and efficient the Macbook workflow is.

Jack BorehamJan 12, 2022, 6:08 PM

Abeer, thank you for the advice bro, I was locked but escaped haha. I will have a look at this. Would you recommend a MacBook? Any reasons why you wouldn't? After all, they are pretty efficient.

Jack BorehamJan 12, 2022, 6:09 PM

Melissa Brown, I bet you can help me with my broken laptop 😉

Melissa BrownJan 12, 2022, 8:22 PM

Jack Boreham, It definitely wasn't me, don't know what you are talking about haha.

AbeerJan 13, 2022, 3:47 PM

Jack Boreham, I've actually locked into the Apple Ecosystem myself. As a developer, Macs just make everything simple and seamless. 😅 Everyone else around me seems to be Windows folks though (Ahh, I remember those days). If you’ve used a MacBook and had a good experience with it, I would definitely recommend you get one if you find one within your budget. Apple really doubles down on their user experience so it’ll probably be worth it even if you’re just doing simple Office Suite tasks.

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Jack BorehamJan 14, 2022, 5:35 PM

Abeer, I completely agree! What do you think about an apple iPad pro? Worth it? I've never had an apple mac but I know the convenience of it!


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