Top 10 Laptops for Business Users under $500 USD

Last Updated: February 10, 2014

Laptops manufacturers generally target different categories of consumers with different demands and expectations from their machines. Mainstream consumer and professional or business users have different demand from their laptops, business users need a laptop that is fast, efficient with portability and great responsiveness to anything that you throw in front of its operating system. Battery life is biggest concern where you don’t have time to plug it to the charger or on the go while travelling. Though, if you are looking for laptops at affordable price of $500 USD, you will definitely have to compromise at some point, But still there are some options from many manufacturers that offer great performance at price as low as $500 USD.

Here are 10 best laptops for business users under $500 USD price.

1. Dell Inspiron 13z Ultraportable Laptop

Dell Inspiron 13z Ultraportable Laptop for business users

This laptop features a 13.3 inch HD Widescreen display, powered by Intel Core i3- 3227U 1.8 GHz processor and Intel HD 4000 Graphics. The laptop comes pre-loaded with 500 GB hard drive and 6 GB DDR3 Memory. The laptop has USB 3.0 ports , HDMI port and supports Wi-Fi and bluetooth. The laptop also has multi in one digital media card reader and Multi DVD drive. The battery backup is average with 6 cell Li-ion battery.

The laptop is available online at Amazon at 500 USD.

2.HP Envy 15z-j100 Notebook PC

HP Envy 15z-j100 laptop for business users

This laptop has a 15.6 inch HD LED backlit display with resolution of 1366X768 pixels. The laptop packs AMD Quad Core A8-5550 accelerated processor and AMD Radeon HD graphics. The laptop also features 6 GB DDR3 RAM and 750 GB hard drive. Moreover it comes preloaded with Windows 8.1, standard keyboard with number pad but sadly no optical drive and Bluetooth. The laptop supports Wi-Fi and has 6 cell Lithium Ion battery that can last up to 9 hours. The laptop has 4 USB 3.0 ports and multi-card reader.

The laptop is available at 500 USD in some online stores.

3. Samsung QX410-J01 14in Notebook

Samsung QX410-J01 14in laptop for business users

This is a 14 inch laptop with resolution of 1366X768 pixels. It has 2.5 GHz intel Core i5 processor and 512 MB Nvidia graphics processor for graphics intensive applications. The laptop also comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 GB DDR3 RAM and 640 GB hard drive. Apart from this, the laptop has 3 USB 2.0 ports, optical drive and 6 cell Lithium Ion battery that is average in terms of battery life.

The laptop is available at Amazon at 430 USD.

4. Asus X55C-DH31

Asus X55C-DH31 laptop for business users

The laptop features 15.6 inch LCD screen with resolution of 1366X768 pixels, 2.3 GHz Core i3-2350M processor and Intel HD graphics. It comes preloaded with Windows 8, 64 bit edition, 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive. The laptop supports 3 USB ports, Wi-Fi and 6 cell Li-Ion battery with average battery life.

The laptop is available at Amazon for 470 USD.

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5. Asus VivoBook X202E-DH31T Ultraportable

Asus VivoBook X202E-DH31T Laptop for business users

This ultra-portable laptop has 11.6 inch HD display with resolution of 1366X768 pixels, 1.8 GHz Core i3 3rd generation processor and Intel HD 4000 graphics. It comes preloaded with Windows 8, 64 bit Edition, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive. This ultra-portable laptop is 0.8 inch thick and lacks optical drive and weighs 3.1 pounds.

The laptop is available at Amazon for 480 USD.

6. HP Envy 6 1110us Sleekbook

HP Envy 6 1110us Laptop for business users

This laptop features 15.6 inch HD display with resolution of 1366X768 pixels, 1.6 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A8-4555M processor and AMD Radeon HD 7600 G graphics. It comes preloaded with Windows 8, 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive. Moreover it has 3 USB ports with two of them being USB 3.0. It lacks optical drive and comes with 6 cell Li-Ion battery.

The laptop is available at online stores for around 500 USD.

7. Dell Inspiron 15R (I15RV-10000BLK)

Dell Inspiron 15R (I15RV-10000BLK) Laptop for business users

The laptop features a 15.6 inch HD display with resolution of 1366X 768 pixels, 1.8 GHz Core i5 3337U processor with Intel HD graphics 4000.  It comes preloaded with Windows 8,  4 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive. It also features 4 USB 3.0 ports and DVD super multi optical drive and supports WiFi. The laptop supports 6 cell Li-Ion battery.

The laptop is available at some online stores below 500 USD price tag.

8. Lenovo Ideapad S400

Lenovo Ideapad S400 laptop for business users

The laptop has 14 inch HD display with resolution of 1366X 768 pixels, 1.8 GHz Core i3-3217U processor and Intel HD 4000 graphics. It also features 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of hard drive and comes pre-loaded with Windows 8. Moreover it has 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 port lacking any optical drive. This WiFi supported laptop has 4 hours of battery life.

The laptop is available at Amazon for 450 USD.

9. HP Pavilion 15-b010us Sleekbook

HP Pavilion 15-b010us laptop for business users

The sleekbook features 15.6 inch HD display with a normal resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels, 1.5 GHz Core i3-2377M processor and Intel HD 3000 graphics. It supports 4 GB of RAM and 640 GB of hard drive space and comes preloaded with Windows 8. It supports 3 USB ports two of which are USB 3.0, no optical drive.

The laptop is available at Amazon for 419 USD.

10. Acer Aspire V5-571P-6472

Acer Aspire V5-571P-6472 laptop for business users

This laptop features 15.6 inch HD display with resolution of 1366X768 pixels, 1.80 GHz Intel Core i3 processor and Intel HD graphics. The laptop also features 6 GB of RAM and 500 GB of hard drive and comes pre-loaded with Windows 8. The laptop features 2 USB ports, WiFi and Bluetooth.

This touch based ultra-portable laptop is available at some online stores for 500 USD.

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