Review of Three Laptops Under $400 - Dell, HP, Toshiba
DELL Inspiron iM101z-3980BK Notebook Intel Core i3 330UM(1.20GHz) 11.6" 2GB Memory DDR3 1333 250GB HDD 5400rpm Intel HD Graphics - $328.00
The Dell Inspiron iM101z-3980BK comes with an Intel Core i3 motherboard with 330 UM 1.2 Gbz, a 6-cell lithium ion battery and 2GB of DDR3 memory. The operating system is the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The 11.6-inch screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution and supports wide-screen. There is an HDMI connection so you can hook the computer up to a TV. There are also a VGA, three USB and a microphone and headphone jack. You also have wireless ability with the Intel 6250 Wireless-N WiMax with SIM Card slot. One customer reviewed this product and awarded it with a five-star review. We recommend this computer for a secondary computer for your home and not as a primary device.
HP DM1-3214NR 11.6" Black Notebook (AMD Dual-Core E-350 1.60 GHz, 3GB DDR3, 2 Dimm, 320 GB SATA 7200 RPM, Windows 7 Home Premium, WebCam, Bluetooth, HDMI) - $334.99
The HP DM1-3214NR is a computer built on a AMD Dual-Core E-350 1.60 GHz processor, 3 GB DDR3 1333 MHz and 320 GB SATA 7200 RPM hard drive. The operating system is the Windows 7 Home Premium and there are 3 USB 2.0 connection, an integrated HP webcam, Bluetooth capabilities and an HDMI connection. The battery is a 6-cell lithium-ion battery with a life of up to 8 hours and 15 minutes. The screen is 11.6 inches high-definition HP BrightView LED with 1366 x 768 resolution and AMD Radeon HD 6310 with a shared graphics memory. We recommend this computer as a decent laptop for everyday light use, if a bit slow.
Toshiba Satellite C655d-s5533 15.6" Laptop AMD E300/4g/320g/15.6" - $339.95
The Toshiba Satellite C655d-s5533 has a AMD Dual-Core E-300 Accelerated Processor, 4 GB of installed memory and a 320 GB hard drive. The 15.6 inche widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display has a 1366 x 768 resolution and the DVD SuperMulti drive make this laptop a great option if you want to watch DVDs.
Our advice would be to take a close look at exactly what you want from your computer. The above deals are great for a secondary computer used around the home for light use and perhaps to watch some DVDs or stream some video. We hope that this article helped you in your search for the best laptop under $400.