Laptops have become more popular because of their portability, and people are looking for laptops under 500 dollars more often. Unfortunately, the old adage “You get what you pay for” leaves some people uncomfortable in buying one of these less expensive models. But have no fear; there are some of the best laptops 2012 has to offer at the more inexpensive categories. These range in size from the smaller 10.1 inch laptops in the form of a netbook to the full standard-sized laptops.
In the notebook category, the best laptop 2012 model is one made by HP. The HP Pavilion DM1Z netbook offers either an AMD Dual-Core or Intel Atom processor with a ten inch wide screen. This is a great mobile device that is great for many users, but is limited in the number of ports, but it does have a full sized keyboard that is preferred by most users. The battery lasts for around seven hours, and this model is expandable to 8GB of memory. It’s price under $450.
Another of the best laptops 2012 models is the Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ661 that is priced just under $470. This model has an AMD E-350 processor with a 1.6 GHz processor speed. The screen size s 15.6 inches and it has a very comfortable standard sized keyboard with a convenient adjacent numeric keypad. With a 500GB hard drive and four hours of life in the battery, this is a great model for those who are very mobile because it weighs in at five pounds.
In the realm of best laptop 2012, the Asus K52F-BIN6 is priced just under $480. This standard laptop-style model has a processor speed of 2.13 GHz and a screen size of 15.6 inches. It has a 500GB hard drive that is a great size for those who do a lot of word processing, web browsing, or spreadsheets. It does have a Dual-Layer DVD that has both read and write capability, and the battery last over three hours.
As people are looking for the best laptops under 500 dollars, there are a variety of models that do a great job for consumers looking for great portability. Most have large capacity hard drives, and good processor speed, and sufficient memory. These are all highly rated by consumers who have purchased the model as well as professionals who have tested the model and found them to work very well.