Not every computer has to cost a fortune, and thankfully there are a bunch of great cheap laptops that are still worth buying. Even though many people choose to use a Windows laptop as their full-time device, both at work and at home, that doesn't mean you need to go broke when buying one. Many companies have some great offerings that will fit the bill quite nicely in the workplace, at school, or on the couch at home.

Cheap laptops are available from big names like HP, Dell, Acer, and Asus and are more than capable of performing common tasks like browsing the web, working on a school or work project, firing off some emails, and even gaming in some cases. For under $300, you can get a great laptop at a fraction of the price of a bigger workstation, and still have a very capable device on hand.

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