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Top 5 laptops under £300

Looking for a laptop on a budget? Can’t quite empty the wallet enough for a sub-£500 laptop? Then here’s our list of laptops, Chromebooks, and hybrids all under £300. At this price level, it’s all about choosing what you want, as you can’t have everything. Portability, durability, power…if you know what you want out of your device then it’s a lot easier to pick one out. Let’s kick off with this Acer Chromebook – it’s not the easiest to carry around but can act as a suitable work computer with 32GB of local hard drive storage…

Acer Chromebook C720


Chromebooks are small, sleek and fast to boot up. The latest offering from Acer brings a long battery life, the Chrome OS and 32GB of local hard drive storage (Google throws in 100GB of free Drive storage too).

The C720 has an 11.60inch screen, 1,366×768 resolution and a 10-point touch screen that works well with games like Angry Birds. Don’t mistake this for a toy though, with the weight (2.8 pounds) and long battery life of around 7 hours, you can get some serious word computing power out of this, and all for a bargain price of around £200.

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Dimensions: 20.2 x 28.8 x 1.9 cm
Series: Chromebook C720-29552G01AII
Colour: Iron
Screen size: 11.6 inches
Processor: 2 1.4GHz Intel Celerons
Hard drive: 16GB
Operating system: Chrome
Average battery life: 8 hours

PRICE: £200

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