Top 5 Best Selling Budget Notebooks

By: Roberto Sedycias

Notebooks are basically a small laptop. They have all the attributes of a laptop, just on a smaller scale and with a smaller screen. As with all new models, there is a vast difference in price depending on the brand. Luckily for us, as far as the new notebooks are concerned, the budget models are just as easy to use and have everything that you could want. Okay, they may be lacking in a few features which bunk the price up, but if you just want a solid and reliable notebook that does exactly what it says it does, check out the following 5.

First up is the Gateway NX250X. This is a very smart and stylish notebook which boasts a Pentium M Processor and an incredibly long battery life. There is a 40GB hard drive which runs at a very impressive 5400 rpm. The 8x DVD burner is an excellent addition and also has a 6 in 1 card reader, so this little beauty is raring to go. The feedback on this model has been fantastic, and it well deserves its place on our list of top 5 notebooks.

Everyone has heard of Dell, it is a name that has become synonymous with computer systems both for business and personal use. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that the Dell Inspiron 2200 makes our list. It has a Pentium M 1.7 GHz processor which can handle most applications with consummate ease. Other features include a 512 mb memory, a mighty 24x CD-RW/ DVD combo, a card slot and 3 USB ports. The only thing it doesn`t have is a media card reader.

Averatec is maybe not the first name that springs to mind when you think of computers, but the AV3715-EH1 notebook shouldn`t be dismissed for this reason. It has a Sempron 3000+ processor, and while this isn't as powerful as a Pentium, it is perfectly adequate. Other benefits are an 80GB hard drive, DVD burner, Firewire, USB ports and a 4 in 1 card reader. The wireless capability makes it ideal for computing on the move.

Acer laptops are known as budget priced, no frills machines which do exactly what is expected of them. The Acer TravelMate 2413LCi notebook carries on that tradition. The processor is a 1.50 GHz Intel Celeron M, again less powerful than a Pentium but adequate for most basic office applications. This notebook also has 512 mb of DDR Ram, 60GB of HDD, DVD-ROM /CD-RW and Windows XP Pro. The battery life is pretty good and there is also a USB port and a type 2 PC card slot.

Last on our list is a return to a previous entrant; Dell. The second notebook they have on our list is the Dell Inspiron 1200. This model comes with a 1.30 GHz Pentium processor, 256 MB, 30GB, HDD, DVD/CD-RW and windows XP.

Everyone wants the latest technology, and our list shows that that is available to everyone at a budget price. Choose which one best suits your requirements and get yourself a brand new notebook.