Microsoft Surface 3 Vs Lenovo Ideapad 100S Vs Acer Chromebook R11: Which Is The Best Budget Laptop Of 2016?

Lenovo Ideapad 100S: A workhorse laptop for the budget-minded
This tiny 11-inch laptop has a long battery life, but a tricky touchpad.
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The most delicate detail that almost every single user tends to dislike about the laptops is their prices. They have almost the same cost as an average desktop, the latter of which many prefers more. However, there are some budget laptops that even when it doesn't offer the same specs or features that you can find on the most expensive, are so outstanding that buying them usually represents a great inversion. If you want to have any of these but you don't know which is the most adequate to your needs, here are the best budget laptops of 2016.

Microsoft Surface 3: A Tablet That Can Run As The Best Budget Laptop

Considering that Microsoft is definitely the big boss in the PC industry, it might be a little bit strange to see that this imperial brand is also having an important leadership in this field, given the fact that when a major tech company release a more affordable product, the usual outcome is that this device will end up being underrated and eventually forgotten.

However, far from being one of these cases, the Microsoft Surface 3 have enough reasons to be the best budget laptop in this year, because we´re talking about an amazing device that finally runs the real version of Windows, instead of the stripped-down Window RT operating system, being this an incredible correction of the biggest flaw that the entire Microsoft´s entry-level Surface tablet series had.

You´re right, you read tablet, and this is precisely the fact that makes this product something outstanding, for the reason that it has been officially considered as a laptop once you have the keyboard cover, since the Surface 3 offers such an incredible experience that excels the quality of many computers once you´re using it with this device.

This product is equipped with a 64GB SSD for storage, 10-inch of display, 1,920x1,280 touchscreen resolution, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz as PC memory, and 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 in the networking field. This amazing device only cost $482, but of course, adding the keyboard cover it would be $611 in total, which is way cheapest than many laptops that don't offer the same quality.

Lenovo Ideapad 100S: The Budget Laptop With The Best Keyboard

Although it might be difficult to believe, if you ask any person which is the most important feature that a laptop could have, everyone will say anything but the keyboard, which of course, is practically what defines this product. The reason why I´m writing this lame introduction is because the Lenovo Ideapad 100S is probably the best budget laptop you can find in this field since it wears what has been considered the best keyboard that any product of this kind can offer.

In addition to the keyboard, this budget laptop has an excellent battery life, and a colorful, fingerprint-resistant that shows that you can find greatness and luxury in the most affordable devices. Also, the Lenovo Ideapad 100S have a remarkable design and an excellent performance that will never let you down.

This amazing product has a 2048MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz as PC memory, Intel HD Graphics, a 32 GB SSD storage, a display size of 11.6-inch, 1,366x768 screen resolution, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 in the networking field, and fortunately, this device runs on Microsoft Windows 10 Home (32-bit) as operating system. Here´s the best news: this budget laptop only cost $199.

Acer Chromebook R11: A Budget Laptop That Bends Over Backwards

When we talk about a great budget laptop, the Acer Chromebook R11 has to be in one of the most important positions, since this is a device that offers great features, a beautiful design, decent performance and an extraordinary battery life. If you´re that kind of user that also wants uniqueness in the product you buy, let´s say that this is a laptop that bends over backwards, which is not exactly an important detail, but since it is an extraordinary device, this could be seen as an incredible luxury.

Considering that its display is touchscreen, this product can be considered as a tablet-laptop hybrid, but unlike the Surface 3, the keyboard is already included in this case. By other hand, the Acer Chromebook R11 has a memory of 2/4GB DDR3L, a 16/32GB of storage, a display of 11.6-inch 1366x768 IPS, an HD web cam (1280x720), and a 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 on the connectivity field. Here´s the best: you can buy this budget laptop by $259.

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