25 laptops under $500. perfect for gifts for guys or girls Life companions: amazing bits of kit that have been built to last | Technology can be pretty fast moving, but these will last you for years rather than weeks. Buying advice from the leading technology site
$309 BUY NOW This 15.6-inch HP notebook deliver Windows 10 touchscreen experience without breaking the bank. Its specs include an Intel Celeron PC, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and a DVD drive to go with the usual set of basic connectivity features. The device's display resolution is 1,366 by 768 pixels. A good option for casual computing, as long as you don't expect massive feats of hardware performance. More: The Best Laptops & Reviews in 2016
$259 BUY NOW Full-sized Windows 10 notebooks don't get much cheaper than the ASUS X553SA. The budget-friendly pick is equipped by an Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a DVD drive. The laptop has a full-sized keyboard and covers all the important connectivity options. A solid device for the money, though users need to manage their performance expectations accordingly.