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Under $300

Great Netbooks Currently Listed at or below $300

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The idea behind a traditional netbook is web-based surfing for a rather bargain price (commonly within $500 or considerably less) at the expense of hardware such as DVD drive or latest graphics card or even smaller monitors. That being said, you may find older computers being offered at much reduced price when compared with when they were first hitting the market and they make a good quality netbook with “alot more hardware” for the price. That’s because these were not intended to be simply just netbooks when to begin with.

Girl working on netbook
Source: Flickr – notratched

Nowadays, netbooks have been around for several years and they are faster at a cheap price. My best suggestion is to shoot for the $300 netbooks or under. They give the best bang for the buck. And because they’re cheap, anybody can afford a netbook.

Top 3 things you should consider when buying a netbook are:

  1. Windows 7. Face it, Windows is the most popular OS out there and Win 7 is the latest incarnation. Windows XP, though an excellent product, will not be supported after a certain year, 2014, I believe. And Vista just plain sucks. If you’re a typical consumer, i.e. not technical, you’ll have questions about your PC somewhere down the line. And since many people uses Windows, you’ll have a better chance of getting answers, not necessarily by Microsoft or any professional customer service, but your classmate, co-worker, or the person next to you at Starbucks. The probability of getting help goes down if you’re using a different OS like Linux or, at this time, Android.
  2. 10.1 or 11.6 inch screen with 1366×768 or higher resolution. I believe that netbooks are used for actual work, such as writing articles, minor graphics work, spreadsheet calculation, etc, although work was not the original intention behind the product. The bigger the screen, the better for your productivity. Two sizes seem to dominate the scene. Netbooks with 10.1″ screens are sufficient and plenty are available for less than $300. But I opted for a netbook with 11.6″ screen, the Acer AO722. Small screens are for web surfing, Facebook, and gaming. Might as well get an iPad or a tablet. Or use your iPhone.
  3. Dual-core or better processors. If you’re using your netbook for work, then there’s a good chance that you’ll be multi-tasking. In my experience from my prior netbook, low-end single processors are simply not enough to support several programs at the same time. My new netbook, an Acer AO722 is dual core and lets me stream or play video without a drop in performance.

 

HEWLETT PACKARD Laptop/Netbook ENVY DV7-7227CL (AO2021550)

HEWLETT PACKARD Laptop/Netbook ENVY DV7-7227CL (AO2021550)
Current price:
$271.99
Ends in:
2d 8h 2m
Seller: eBay

NEW HP 11-ah010nr 5MP92UA#ABA Stream 11-ah000 11.6" Netbook - 1366 x 768 Celeron

NEW HP 11-ah010nr 5MP92UA#ABA Stream 11-ah000 11.6
Current price:
$252.02
Ends in:
20d 3h 6m
Seller: eBay

HEWLETT PACKARD Laptop/Netbook BESTS SPECIAL EDITION 15 NOTEBOOK PC (PSO013145)

HEWLETT PACKARD Laptop/Netbook BESTS SPECIAL EDITION 15 NOTEBOOK PC  (PSO013145)
Current price:
$260.00
Ends in:
27d 10h 42m
Seller: eBay

Asus L203MA-DS04 11.6 Netbook - 1366 x 768 - Celeron N4000 - 4 GB RAM - 64 GB F

Asus L203MA-DS04 11.6  Netbook - 1366 x 768 - Celeron N4000 - 4 GB RAM - 64 GB F
Current price:
$274.40
Ends in:
18d 3h 39m
Seller: eBay

LENOVO Laptop/Netbook YOGA 2 11 (PHL020762)

LENOVO Laptop/Netbook YOGA 2 11 (PHL020762)
Current price:
$299.99
Ends in:
3d 8h 30m
Seller: eBay

HEWLETT PACKARD Laptop/Netbook 17-BY0053OD (EC2001520)

HEWLETT PACKARD Laptop/Netbook 17-BY0053OD (EC2001520)
Current price:
$299.99
Ends in:
28d 12h 3m
Seller: eBay

DELL Laptop/Netbook INSPIRON P24T (PSL007517)

DELL Laptop/Netbook INSPIRON P24T (PSL007517)
Current price:
$259.99
Ends in:
9d 11h 55m
Seller: eBay

NEW HP 11-ah120nr 4FA45UA#ABA Stream 11-ah100 11.6" Netbook - Celeron N4000 4 GB

NEW HP 11-ah120nr 4FA45UA#ABA Stream 11-ah100 11.6
Current price:
$252.02
Ends in:
13d 3h 20m
Seller: eBay

DELL Laptop/Netbook INSPIRON 17R (K20044510)

DELL Laptop/Netbook INSPIRON 17R (K20044510)
Current price:
$289.99
Ends in:
24d 11h 22m
Seller: eBay

HP Stream 11-ah000 11-ah020nr 11.6" Netbook - 1366 x 768 - Celeron N3060 - 4 GB

HP Stream 11-ah000 11-ah020nr 11.6
Current price:
$285.95
Ends in:
29d 8h 0m
Seller: eBay

LENOVO Laptop/Netbook IDEAPAD 320-15IAP (PSL009063)

LENOVO Laptop/Netbook IDEAPAD 320-15IAP (PSL009063)
Current price:
$299.99
Ends in:
10d 6h 11m
Seller: eBay

SAMSUNG Laptop/Netbook XE513C24 (AGM065788)

SAMSUNG Laptop/Netbook XE513C24 (AGM065788)
Current price:
$259.95
Ends in:
20d 12h 2m
Seller: eBay

HP Stream 11-ah100 11-ah120nr 11.6" Netbook - Celeron N4000 - 4 GB RAM - Intel

HP Stream 11-ah100 11-ah120nr 11.6
Current price:
$285.95
Ends in:
29d 7h 44m
Seller: eBay

COMPAQ Laptop/Netbook CQ62-410US (PSC001158)

COMPAQ Laptop/Netbook CQ62-410US (PSC001158)
Current price:
$255.99
Ends in:
27d 6h 58m
Seller: eBay

HEWLETT PACKARD Laptop/Netbook M6-K015DX Win 8.1 8GB Ram 750GB (AP1061094)

HEWLETT PACKARD Laptop/Netbook M6-K015DX Win 8.1 8GB Ram 750GB (AP1061094)
Current price:
$259.95
Ends in:
27d 13h 7m
Seller: eBay

DELL Laptop/Netbook INSPIRON 15 (PSC003151)

DELL Laptop/Netbook INSPIRON 15 (PSC003151)
Current price:
$269.99
Ends in:
24d 6h 53m
Seller: eBay

Acer Aspire E 11 Netbook

Acer Aspire E 11 Netbook
Current price:
$299.99
Ends in:
16d 15h 41m
Seller: eBay

ASUS EeePC Series EeePC-1016PM 10.1-Inch Netbook

ASUS EeePC Series EeePC-1016PM 10.1-Inch Netbook
Current price:
$269.10
Ends in:
5d 11h 4m
Seller: eBay

Ultra-thin Laptop PC 14.1-inch Netbook 1366*768P Display pixel 4GB+64GB for Wind

Ultra-thin Laptop PC 14.1-inch Netbook 1366*768P Display pixel 4GB+64GB for Wind
Current price:
$274.50
Ends in:
1d 23h 30m
Seller: eBay

Lenovo 100e 81CY000RUS Netbook Intel N3350, 11.6"

Lenovo 100e 81CY000RUS Netbook Intel N3350, 11.6
Current price:
$255.98
Ends in:
3d 10h 12m
Seller: eBay
 

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