Best Value for Netbooks

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

If you can't invest this much, scroll down to the budget section for best value at below-average prices.

For more details on the differences between the best Discounts, best Deals and best Value palmarès and which is best for you, feel free to give Sales Shopping vs. Value Shopping a read.

Best bang for the buck across the board US$318 - US$899

The following netbooks offer the best value. Value is determined by balancing 3 main considerations:

  • how much it costs
  • how powerful it is
  • how long it will likely last

Best bang for the buck under $400

Need something cheaper? No worries, here are the best performing options for netbooks priced below average.

There might be some overlap with the list above, but everything down here is considered budget-friendly.

  • #4, Laptops (under $550)
    Acer Chromebook 311

    Acer Chromebook 311 from US$240;
    ~$318 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy1/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy2.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N4000
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.60 x 19.90 x 1.82 cm
    Weight: 1.100 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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