Looking out for a laptop in a specified range is a cumbersome job. Even if you have a specific range in mind, there are plenty of options available that it will only leave you perplexed. We’ve here jotted down a list of some of the best laptops under $600 with SSD that will make it easier for you to decide which particular laptop falls within your requirements.
You can evaluate what’s more important for you out of these and make your buying decision accordingly. By the end of this, you will be able to know a great deal about all the laptops in this very range.[wpsm_titlebox title=”Products List” style=”5″][wpsm_toplist][/wpsm_titlebox]
- Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop – Great for prolonged usage
- Dell Inspiron 14 5491 – Superb Touchscreen Capability
- Asus Vivobook S530FA – 15-inch HD – Fast Charging with Long Battery life
- Asus Q304UA – 13-inch HD Convertible – Great Stereo Enabled Sound System
- HP Spectre X2 – 12-inch HD Detachable – Most Durable laptop during this range
- Lenovo Yoga 720 – 12.5-inch HD Convertible – Its Superbly Handy
- Acer Swift 3 – Supreme Design comes in Solid Chassis
- HP Pavilion 15-dk0010nr – Amazingly impressive Graphics interface
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop – Great for prolonged usage
It has to be the best budget laptop in the market. There are plenty of reasons to choose this device if you’re low on budget. With a sleek design and the latest 10th generation, i5 processor makes it a hot product on the list. Its 15.6 inches widescreen LED display infused with the IPS technology provides its user with best viewing experience quite seamlessly.
What sets it apart would be its Acer Bluelightshield feature, which allows you to work for long hours without having any strain over your eyes. Its supreme backlit keyboard allows you to work under dark/dim conditions. Aesthetically, the machine is designed with a knack of utility and supreme design. The silver base with black top gives a beautiful and appealing outlook to the machine.
It comes with a built-in 512 GB SSD but has a vacant spot which means it could be extended if the need arises. Users on Amazon reported that the machine has superior graphics as compared to lots of other budget laptops within this range.
Also, many flaunted its fast processing speed on part of its 10th gen processor. If you’re in for a device to fulfill your basic computing needs, this is the machine for you. Beautiful design, spot-on specs and reasonably priced. Let us now look into the pros and cons.[wpsm_column size=”one-half”][wpsm_pros title=”PROS:”]
- Long battery life that lasts 9.5 hours
- Built-in fingerprint reader
- NVIDIA GeForce MX250 offers spell binding graphic interface
- Superb viewing experience with IPS technology
- A slim design makes it easier to carry
- Continuous prolong usage may deteriorate the fan
- Less SSD space of 512GB compared with other devices in the range
- Some users have reported fan issues
- Prolong usage may cause heat up issues
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5 (i5 – 10210U, 4.2 GHz)|
|Ram||8 GB DDR4 SDRAM|
|Storage||512 GB Flash Memory Solid State|
|Graphics||2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX250|
|Display||(15.6″) HD LED|
Dell Inspiron 14 5491 – Superb Touchscreen Capability
The convertible, portable laptop cum tablet. This laptop is fully packed with all the nice specs a user would ask for. With its 14-inch screen and high-performance capabilities, this has been one of the most popular options amongst the budget laptop category. It comes with Intel quad-core i5 ice lake processor. Its unique selling point is the fact that it is a convertible laptop which can be used as a tablet as well.
Geeks and tech experts tout that this machine can outperform several other laptops in the very category it belongs to. The thing about convertible laptops is that they are to be rotated a lot. To keep the rotation smooth and seamless, it comes with strong hinges which keeps the rotation smooth.
It comes with the built-in Windows 10 operating system. Thanks to its UHD graphics, you can run all major software on this particular machine. It has a 256 GB SSD, which is faster than other hard drives and provides you with enough space for all your work and multimedia files. It has a beautiful eye-catchy design and if portability is your primary concern, look no further; this is the machine for you.
Although this laptop was launched in 2018 it still has been in high demand due to its affordability, portability and amazing specifications.[wpsm_column size=”one-half”][wpsm_pros title=”PROS:”]
- Convertibility and portability
- Quality and responsive mobile like touch screen
- Solid build for a convertible (2-in-1) laptop
- Sleek aluminum design
- Sound quality could have been better
- Battery life could have been better
- The color coverage is moderate
- A bit heavy for a 14-inch laptop
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10210U|
|Graphics||Intel UHD graphics|
Asus Vivobook S530FA – 15-inch HD – Fast Charging with Long Battery life
Asus’ vivobook series has been making rounds for quite some time now. Lately, they made some changes in the vivobook series. Other than the new color options, they have also made a few design adjustments like lifting the keyboard slightly above to provide the user with a comfortable typing experience. With this, you are getting a 15 inch FHD display on a fine, solid but light build quality.
Zenbook from Asus looked more like a premium ranged laptop. Vivobook, on the other hand, seems like a budget-friendly version of the Zenbook. Lots of attention has been put into its aesthetics. Quite impressive that in this budget you get a 15.6 inch full HD display and a weight of mere 1.8kg which stand with a 256 SSD.
The laptop comes with an 8GB RAM but an open slot it allows you to bump the memory up to 16 GB. One of the most remarkable features would be its fast fingerprint sensor loaded with intelligent palm-rejection technology. In terms of audio, Asus has done pretty well by infusing the SonicMaster stereo system for supports in maximum audio performance. The machine also supports fast charging from 0 to 60% in a mere 49 minutes. It is touted as a sheer combination of style, comfort and performance. With its youthful and vivacious design, you will only fall in love with this machine after only a few minutes of usage.[wpsm_column size=”one-half”][wpsm_pros title=”PROS:”]
- Full HD IPS display with 178-degree viewing angle
- The compact design makes it much easy to carry along
- Fast charging battery
- Fast fingerprint sensor
- Weak VGA camera
- Two USB ports are only 2.0 version
- Small Battery
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Display||15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS|
Asus Q304UA – 13-inch HD Convertible – Great Stereo Enabled Sound System
One of the most affordable laptop on our list. The manufacturer has done well with the hybrid design. It is a convertible touchscreen-enabled laptop. It has the look, build quality and the performance to qualify for this list. Although it comes with a default HDD disk but it has a vacant spot for the SSD. Buyers reported that with the placement of SSD, the performance improved manifolds.
Barring the camera and the speakers, everything about this laptop is top-notch. The camera is 480p only while the speakers as well are not as powerful as they must have been. If you’re looking out to enjoy long Youtube sessions without a pair of headphones, you are not going to have a great time. But if there’s one thing that makes up to its shortcomings is its speed and performance. With an SSD, it only takes a few seconds to boot the device.
There is no dedicated graphics memory so better not to expect any gaming on this device. The screen looks a bit dim and dark in outdoor settings but works absolutely fine indoors. The keyboard as 3 backlit settings which is quite a positive thing in this range. In terms of durability, it is a tough piece with the fine build quality and strong hinges. The hybrid function might not be for everyone but for readers, the vertical tablet mode is a big plus.
Bottom line is, this is a strong, performing machine especially with the SSD. Without it, the operating system may prove to be a little sluggish. Also, to be used as a tablet, a convertible laptop has to be lightweight and compact and this machine does offer you that. Let us now see some of its pros and cons.[wpsm_column size=”one-half”][wpsm_pros title=”PROS:”]
- Slim, light and compact in terms of design
- Excellent color reproduction
- Comes with USB-C and USB 3.0 ports
- Easy to set up and very fast if used with the SSD
- Very responsive touch screen capabilities
- In outdoor settings, the screen looks very dark
- The backlight is not great at all angles
- Very heavy hinges which land loudly on a glass surface
- Comes only with a VGA camera
|Processor||Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Gen|
|Ram||6GB (for moderate multi-tasking)|
|Graphics||Intel HD 520 integrated graphics of 7th Gen|
|Display||13.3-inch 1920×1080 pixels Full HD|
HP Spectre X2 – 12-inch HD Detachable – Most Durable laptop during this range
If you are looking for a mid-range HP device, this probably would be your best choice. HP spectre X2 is a premium laptop but with lesser specs. HP’s notebook series has been applauded as one of the bestselling series by HP and spectre X2 is but a small notebook with a clear display and slightly lesser performance. If you’re someone who’s on the go and need a handy device, this will be a great fit for you. It won’t be able to run all the high-end softwares but it will deliver you with just about enough results.
Lots of thought has been put into the design of this machine. We are talking about a detachable screen with a stand at the back which makes it quite a utility product. In terms of design, this might be number one laptop on the list and if design and aesthetics are what you’re looking for then this would be a great option for you.
The detachable design has been dangerous territories for several companies. Microsoft was able to pull it off but post that none was able to do it the right way but HP with this laptop. With the kickstand at the back of the screen makes it a practical and convenient to handle the machine. On top of that, it comes with not out of the park but just enough specs to keep you going.
All in all, if you’re looking for a laptop to operate all the massive softwares and do your daily extensive work chores, this might not be for you. But if you are in for the design and portability factor, might just be good enough for you.[wpsm_column size=”one-half”][wpsm_pros title=”PROS:”]
- Elegant design
- LTE supported
- Very innovative and edgy design
- Quality speakers
- Metal body
- Core m7 CPU is not compatible with core i5s
- Weak battery life
- 2.0 USB ports is a downer
- The hinge button is a bit stiff
|Processor||Intel Core M7-6Y75 1.2 GHz|
|Ram||8 GB DDR3L|
|Storage||128 GB SSD|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
|Display||12-inch display with IPS WLED-backlit touch screen (1920 x 1280)|
Lenovo Yoga 720 – 12.5-inch HD Convertible – Its Superbly Handy
Very good device if you in for a small form factor. Lightweight and comfortable to carry. There’s Yoga in the name because of its absolute convenience factor. It tips the scale slightly beyond 1kg. Build quality is not bad actually with outer body layered with aluminum giving it stability. Such compact designs seem to be not good at handling the heat. But users have reported that it doesn’t show any major heating problems.
Another great feature would be its noiseless fan. It could be easily termed as one of the most silent notebooks there are in the market. Another note able feature is the negative PWM across all levels of brightness. Lots of superior machines would not have this. Absence of PWM enables users to use a laptop for prolonged periods without any fatigue to the eyes and head. Having said that, it fails to impress on the IPS screen display, which is just above average unlike other portables and ultra-convertible machines.
There are a couple of downsides as well which may make this machine a bit of turn off for some if not all customers. Number one would be its battery life. On full-scale charge, it can only go almost 5 hours not even complete 5 hours. Then the 12.5-inch screen limits its utility. You can’t expect a great visual experience on the screen of this size and caliber. There’s nothing new with the speakers, pretty typical. Also, have no keyboard backlight.
But then again it is a budget laptop. You can’t get all. With budget laptops, there is always pick and choose. Though it does have some downers for sure but could be good if you are looking for a laptop just enough specs to keep you going.[wpsm_column size=”one-half”][wpsm_pros title=”PROS:”]
- Thin and light. Handy design
- Very comfortable lightweight and portable chassis
- Good keyboard and touchpad.
- Premium look without a premium price tag
- Can be used for long hours without having a strain on eyes
- Dull color deficient outlook
- In bright light, screen glares
- Limited battery life, limited ports
- Dim display
|Processor||Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz|
|Storage||128 GB SSD|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Display||12.5-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080), IPS, touch, glossy|
Acer Swift 3 – Supreme Design comes in Solid Chassis
This is a superb budget-friendly laptop ideally designed for business. It has all the top class specs infused within its compact 0.6 thin metal body and weighs less than 3 pounds. It has a sporty outlook and its 14-inch full HD IPS display will give you a worthy visual experience. The screen is infused with the Acer color intelligence technology which gives the user amazing viewing experience. It comes with 8 GB memory and 8th gen quad-core Intel processor.
It has a 256 GB SSD space which is not bad for a laptop in this range. There is a no vacant extendable spot for those who might want to beef up on the space. It has a dedicated UHD graphics 620 which is good enough for light gaming and low graphics related chores. One worthy feature which would set it apart would be the presence of a fingerprint sensor which is still not a mainstream feature in most laptops. So if security is your primary concern, this might be a good machine for you.
Another positive thing is the long battery which can last up to 12 hours upon full charge. In terms of performance, we wouldn’t say that this is absolutely superlative device but its good. In this price range, it gets the job done. It’s smart, super-fast and super thin. The Taiwanese manufacturer has done a really good job in terms of aesthetics at least. The machine is lightweight, offers a sporty style statement and shining aluminum layer outside for stability.[wpsm_column size=”one-half”][wpsm_pros title=”PROS:”]
- Solid chassis
- Good battery life
- Great sporty design
- Very durable on part of solid build
- Low temperature
- No extendable memory
- WLAN performance not up to the par
- Not a good laptop for high-end work
- Screen color reproduction not good enough
|Processor||Intel i5 8th generation (8250U) 3.4 GHz|
|Storage||256 GB SSD|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Display||14.0 inch, 1920 x 1080 px, IPS, non-touch, matte|
HP Pavilion 15-dk0010nr – Amazingly impressive Graphics interface
The list wouldn’t have been completed without a gaming laptop in the $600 range. HP Pavillion 15 is the best option for you if you are looking for a budget-friendly gaming laptop. The metal chassis is imbibed with black and acid green color contrast which gives it quite a casual sporty look. The 15.6 HD display comes with an antiglare WLED backlight, powered with IPS technology. This gaming laptop has 9th gen Intel core i5 processor with 2.5 GHz of base frequency and turbo that goes up to 4.1 GHz.
The processor is complemented with an 8 GB DDR4 RAM which will enable you to play near to anything you’ll throw at it. Powered with Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 graphics card for up to 3 GB dedicated graphics memory. This can handle majority of the latest games like PUBG, Fortnite and Overwatch. As far as memory is concerned it has 256 GB SSD which can boot the system much faster than the HDD memory.
With gaming laptops, the battery is a massive thing. It has to be good, there is no other way. You cannot just get a gaming laptop with just good enough battery life. This laptop provides up to 10 hours of battery backup which is quite good if not the best. Some users have reported issues with the Keyboard here and thereafter 4-5 months of usage. But overall it’s a great laptop for everyday use. A few niggles here and there for sure but within this range, it is a good enough gaming laptop.[wpsm_column size=”one-half”][wpsm_pros title=”PROS:”]
- Strong graphics and overall performance
- Elegant sleek design
- Very balanced hardware for casual gaming
- Good operating temperatures in a slim notebook factor
- Crisp audio
- Display could have better. It’s a bit dim
- Slow transfer speed
- 256 GB SSD is not enough for a gaming laptop
- The keyboard is a bit shaky at times.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-9300H (4.1 GHz base frequency)|
|Ram||8 GB SDRAM|
|Storage||256 GB SSD|
|Graphics||3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050|
|Display||15.6 inch FHD IPS with max resolution of 1920 x 1080|
Before making a final decision on what laptop you want to buy, it is very important for you to understand what you want out of the laptop. Most of the laptops you’ll come across with have pretty much same specifications.
At the end of the day, it goes down to the nitty-gritty of which one has a better battery life, durability, memory, graphics etc. The list compiled above denoted all these details and it is intended to aid you in your buying decision.