Five best budget laptops on Amazon

Top performance and battery life for around £200

Looking for a laptop that will do the job without setting you back a fortune? Here are five to consider, all for around the £200 mark...

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1. Acer Chromebook 11.6 inch laptop, £167.80
Small, lightweight and easy to use, the Acer Chromebook offers fast performance and nine hours of battery life. Be aware that many of the Chromebook's features require you to be connected to the internet to work properly. On the plus side, they make good use of the cloud for storage, which takes a some of the pressure off the hard drive. This one comes with a built-in webcam and features ComfyView display, an anti-glare panel which is helpful if you're always forgetting to take screen breaks.

2. ASUS E200HA-FD0043TS 11.6 inch Notebook, £199.99
The ASUSnotebook comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office 365 (on a one-year subscription) and packs in a lot of features for its size. If you're looking for something that lasts a long time, this ticks the box with an impressive 12-hour battery life. The only downside is that it can get a bit slow if you open more than three browser tabs at a time.

3. Lenovo Ideapad 100S 11.6 inch laptop, £178.58
Super slim and lightweight, the Lenovo Ideapad is highly portable and a great choice if you're always on the go. Priced to take on Chromebooks, it comes with the power of Windows 10 and boasts eight hours of battery life.

4. HPx2 detachable laptop, £219.99
If you like the idea of a laptop that converts to a tablet, the HPx2 is a good choice. This one comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, with the top part able to detach to become a Windows tablet that works independently. Just be aware that the screen and keyboard is on the small side and may feel a bit cramped if you're used to a bigger laptop.

5. The HP Stream 11, £199.00
The HP Stream 11 combines lightweight portability with impressive performance and an 11-hour battery life. It comes with an anti glare 11.6″ display, free one year subscription of Office 365 Personal, plus a spacious keyboard and trackpad. A great combination of value and power.