Best Value for Laptops under $300

If you're all about getting the most out of your investments, this is the place. From all the Laptops I've indexed, those 6 currently have the best balance between power, cost and durability.

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  • Acer 11 Guillaume's pick; 6 times!

    Acer 11" Chromebook from $1903% cheaper than usual
    ~$279 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N2840
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 16.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.40 x 20.40 x 1.86 cm
    Weight: 1.10 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Acer 11

    Acer 11" Chromebook from $270;
    ~$360 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N3060
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.40 x 20.40 x 1.87 cm
    Weight: 1.10 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • HP Stream Cloudbook 14

    HP Stream Cloudbook 14" Netbook from $25017%, Best price yet!
    ~$356 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power1/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy1.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy2/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N3060
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 33.70 x 22.60 x 1.79 cm
    Weight: 1.44 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Asus T100TAF Transformer Book Convertible Netbook

    Asus T100TAF Transformer Book Convertible Netbook from $290;
    ~$375 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power0/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy4/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Atom Z3735F
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    Memory: 1.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.1"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 26.40 x 17.00 x 2.50 cm
    Weight: 1.10 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Asus 12

    Asus 12" Ruggedized and Water Resistant Design Chromebook from $270;
    ~$360 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N3060
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.40 x 20.00 x 2.25 cm
    Weight: 1.20 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • Asus Chromebook C200MA-XB11-CB

    Asus Chromebook C200MA-XB11-CB from $23087% cheaper than usual
    ~$319 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N2830
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    Memory: 2.00 GB
    Storage: 16.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 30.48 x 20.07 x 2.03 cm
    Weight: 1.13 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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