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The best laptop for under £500/$500: Cheap laptops offer amazing performance

best laptop for under £500
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You might think a laptop for under £500/$500 is only good for surfing the web or managing emails. But affordable doesn't necessarily equate to a sub-par device, as these Acer Swift 3 and Dell Inspiron laptop deals prove. 

A firm entry in our best laptops for photo editing round-up, the Acer Swift 3 is undoubtedly the best budget laptop in the world. A laptop for under £500, the Acer Swift 3 offers great specification for your money, boasting a quad-core Intel processor and 8GB of memory as standard. The 14-inch display uses IPS backlighting technology for wider viewing angles and brighter colours, and supports FHD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution. The keyboard is great to work on too. 

The Dell 15.6-inch Inspiron is another quality device, powered by an Intel Core i3 processor, which allows you to run multiple applications with ease. The system's 8GB of RAM can be upgraded if required, and the large 15.6-inch screen is perfect for viewing artwork in all its glory. 

As laptop deals go, in terms of performance and value for money, they really don't get much better than this. So if you're after a quality, powerful laptop for under £500/$500, look no further...

Acer Swift 3 laptop deals

Not in the UK or need different specs? Here are the best Acer Swift 3 laptop deals in your area:

Dell 15.6" Inspiron laptop deal

The best laptop deals (if you have a little more than £500 to spend)

The two devices above are without a doubt the best laptops for under £500/$500, but if your budget can stretch a little further, these quality laptops offer higher specifications with excellent value for money. 

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Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie Hughes is editor of Creative Bloq. Kerrie was staff writer for 3D World magazine before joining the original Creative Bloq team in 2012. Since then she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX, 3D World and Computer Arts magazines.