TO BUY A BUDGET FRIENDLY LAPTOP YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE SACRIFICES AS FAR AS WEIGHT AND DISPLAY QUALITY ARE CONCERNED AS THE PRICE GOES FURTHER SOUTH MORE FEATURES GO OUT OF THESE DEVICES, ESPECIALLY THE WINDOWS OS AND SCREEN SIZE.
2 ACER ASPIRE V3-571 Price: R 35,018
This Acer machine is very powerful, though you will get only a Linux version within the price limit. But since a lot of people will be happy with that as well as the 3rd gen Intel Core processor, LED screen and Dolby audio, we could not leave this one out.
Specs: Linux, 15.6-inch HD-LED backlit TFT LCD; Intel Core i5-3210M processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10GHz); 4 GB DDR3 RAM; 500 GB HDD; Intel HD graphics 4000; DVD Writer.
3 DELL INSPIRON 15 Price: R 34,490
If you need a larger screen size, then Inspiron 15 is a good option. The 15.6inch widescreen HD display comes with matching Waves Maxx Audio 3. Then there is the 3rd Gen Intel Core processor for superb power. Complete cover accidental damage protection with premium phone support is included.
Specs: Windows7Home Basic 64 bit; 15.6-inch LED Backlit Display with True Life and HD resolution (1366 x 768); 3rd Generation Intel Core i3-3110M processor (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz); 4GB 1 DIMM DDR3 1600Mhz; 500 GB HDD; Intel HD Graphics 4000; DVD drive; 2.4 kg.
4 SONY VAIO E SERIES SVE15113ENB
Price: R 31,990
This E series laptop is cheaper than others because it has an older 2nd gen Intel Core processor. That does not in any way mean that the processing power is inferior. The E series also features high audio quality with "xLOUD" and "Clear Phase" technology to complement the 15.5-inch screen. Despite being a slightly bulky laptop, this one boasts a rapid wake and eco mode with longer battery life.
Specs: Windows7 Home Basic; 15.5 wide (1366 x 768) TFT display; Intel i32370M Processor (2.40 GHz); 4 GB DDR3 RAM; Intel HD graphics 3000; 320 GB HDD; DVD SuperMulti Drive; 2.7 kg.