We received a laptop recommendation request by Jonny this week. He’s looking for a laptop that easily fits in a backpack for someone constantly on the road. His budget is under $300 and he mostly need web browsing and email, but also the occasional Windows software.
|Which country are you from?|
|General (web surfing, office work, emails)|
On the road
|What’s the more important feature(s)?|
|Preferred Screen Size?|
|11″ and less|
|Tell us your budget|
|$299 and less|
|Anything to add?|
|I will be using this on the go due to my type of work. Am constantly traveling around so need something I can stick in my back pack easily. Will be using on planes and in the car at times. Not running any really demanding programs mostly just email and web browsing. However at times I might need to use some customer relations management programs which may or may not be compatible with the chrome OS?|
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|Publish first name only (by John)|
Our Laptop Recommendation
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If I was you, I would go for one of these options:
- Spend $100 more and go for the 12-inch HP Spectre X2. Right now at $410, it’s really a good deal and a much better laptop then what you’ll get under $300. Also, I like that the screen detaches as a tablet so you can easily read and watch videos in a crowded space like a plane.
- Go for a ChromeBook and use an online platform like Amazon AWS to run a virtual Windows environment you can use when you need to run Windows applications. It will cost a few dollars a month – you pay for what you use – and that way you can get a good cheap Chromebook. I’d go with either the Asus C300SA (13″), Acer CB3-131 (11.6″) or the Acer 14 (14″).
Thanks and do not hesitate if you more questions,
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