We don't always have the cash to shell out for the latest MacBook Air. But take a moment to step back and think about what you really want in a laptop. There's an entire world of laptops from trustworthy brands that tackle all of your essential tasks without straining your budget. Whether you need to just work from home, watch movies, or write your memoirs, you have plenty of laptop options available for under $500.
Every day offers the chance to find cheap laptops at Amazon and Best Buy, but there are some amazing deals available right now for top brands such as Acer, HP, and Dell. Let's take a quick rundown to help you find the best budget laptop option for your needs. Everything listed below costs less than $500, with some as low as $300. Read more...More about Laptops, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech