Finding a budget laptop under $500 is quite easy in 2019.

When looking for a budget / under $500 laptop think of traditional or touchscreen laptop models. In 2019 HP, Acer, Lenovo, and Dell are among the best selling models. 

If you still can't decide which model to take and your budget is up to $500 -  consider screen size, RAM, HDD or SDD and of course processor power/manufacturer. No surprise, but most budget laptops are powered with AMD or Intel Celeron processors, though in 2019 you can find some models with Intel Core i3 slightly below $500

In this article, you will find the top 20 best selling laptop/notebook models in 2019 under $500.

Alternatively see: Top 25 Best Selling Laptop / Notebook Computers 2019

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Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392H

The new Aspire E Series laptops provide a comprehensive range of choices for every-day users, with many appealing features and an attractive design. Incredible performance, fast 802.11ac wireless with new MU-MIMO technology and great battery life make the Aspire E series shine in any situation.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit Display
  • 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD & 8X DVD
  • Up to 13.5-hours of battery life
  • Windows 10 Home

List price: $379.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-C1YA, 14" Full HD, Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB DDR4, 64GB eMMC, Office 365 Personal, Windows 10 Home in S Mode

Acer Aspire 1 A114-32-C1YA, 14" Full HD, Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB DDR4, 64GB eMMC, Office 365 Personal, Windows 10 Home in S Mode

The Acer Aspire 1 laptop with Windows 10 Home in S mode will inspire you to be more productive at work, school or play. Lightweight and stylish, the Aspire 1 features a beautiful 14” Full HD screen and the latest WiFi for fast connectivity and reliability that you can count on wherever you venture. Thin and light, this boundless device is fast and and the battery has enough juice to power you though your day. Works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store.

  • Intel Celeron N4000 Dual-Core Processor (Up to 2.6GHz)
  • 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit Display
  • 4GB DDR4 SDRAM Onboard Memory & 64GB eMMC
  • Microsoft Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription & Windows 10 Home in S mode
  • Up to 6.5 Hours Battery Life

List price: $249.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Newest Dell Inspiron 15.6 HD Pro Laptop Notebook Computer, AMD A6-9200 Dual-Core 2GHz(Boots Up to 2.8GHZ) DVD, Windows 10,Choose RAM(4GB to 16GB),Choose HDD(500GB to 2TB)/SSD(128GB to 1TB)

Newest Dell Inspiron 15.6 HD Pro Laptop Notebook Computer, AMD A6-9200 Dual-Core 2GHz(Boots Up to 2.8GHZ) DVD, Windows 10,Choose RAM(4GB to 16GB),Choose HDD(500GB to 2TB)/SSD(128GB to 1TB)

  • AMD A6-9200 accelerated processor, Dual-Core at 2GHz Turbo Speed up to 2.8GHz
  • 15.6" diagonal HD (1366x768) WLED-backlit display, AMD Radeon R4 Integrated graphics DVD Burner
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type A, 2x USB 3.0 Type A, HDMI, Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-N, Headphone/microphone combo jack, Bluetooth, 10/100 Ethernet; Built-in media reader (Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats)
  • MaxxAudio, Stereo speakers, 4-cell Lithium-ion, Windows 10 Home 64-Bit (Black)
  • Choose from 4GB | 8GB | 12GB | 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2133MHz, Choose from 500GB | 1TB | 2TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive(HDD) or 128GB | 256GB | 512GB | 1TB Solid State Drive, Solid State Drive(SSD) will improve the overall performance of the laptop.

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DELL I3565-A453BLK-PUS Dell 15.6" Laptop, 7th Gen AMD Dual-Core A6 Processor DVD-RW

DELL I3565-A453BLK-PUS Dell 15.6" Laptop, 7th Gen AMD Dual-Core A6 Processor DVD-RW

  • 7th Gen. AMD Dual-Core A6-9220 Processor 2.0 GHz, up to 2.80 GHz. Integrated AMD Radeon R4 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4L SDRAM Memory, 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, DVD-RW Burner
  • 15.6" diagonal HD (1366 x 768) WLED-backlit display; Webcam, MaxxAudio
  • 1 HDMI, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 Headphone/microphone combo jack, 1 RJ-45, 1 multi-format SD media card reader
  • Windows 10 Home, 4-cell Lithium-ion, weighs 5.047 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin, Color: Black

List price: $287.98 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Lenovo Ideapad 15.6" HD High Performance Laptop (2017 ), AMD A12-9720P Quad core processor 2.7GHz, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, DVD, Webcam, WiFi,Bluetooth, Windows 10, Platinum gray

Lenovo Ideapad 15.6" HD High Performance Laptop (2017 ), AMD A12-9720P Quad core processor 2.7GHz, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, DVD, Webcam, WiFi,Bluetooth, Windows 10, Platinum gray

  • 15.6" HD display with 1366 x 768 resolution; Integrated AMD Radeon graphics
  • Powered by a 2.70GHz AMD A12-9720P Quad core processor
  • 8GB DDR4 memory; 1TB 5,400rpm HDD hard drive provides plenty of storage; DVD recordable optical drive
  • 802.11 ac Wi-Fi technology provides Internet speeds up to 3x faster than other laptops; Bluetooth 4.1; 10/100/100M gigabit Ethernet; 1 USB Type-C port and 2 USB 3.0 ports; 4-in-1 memory card reader; 2-cell lithium ion battery
  • Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.

List price: $398.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Dell Inspiron Flagship High Performance Laptop, AMD A6-9220e accelerated processor 2.5GHz, 11.6 inch HD (1366 X 768) Display, 4GB DDR4 SDRAM, 32GB eMMC Flash Memory, Windows 10 (Gray)

Dell Inspiron Flagship High Performance Laptop, AMD A6-9220e accelerated processor 2.5GHz, 11.6 inch HD (1366 X 768) Display, 4GB DDR4 SDRAM, 32GB eMMC Flash Memory, Windows 10 (Gray)

  • AMD A6-9220e accelerated processor. Dual-core processing. The AMD A6 APU handles the AMD Radeon graphics alongside the central processor to balance the load, enabling great performance, rapid multitasking and immersive entertainment.
  • 11.6" display. Boasts anti-glare finish to reduce eyestrain. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking. Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 32GB eMMC flash memory. This ultracompact memory system is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.
  • Windows 10 operating system; 1-year Microsoft Office 365 Personal

List price: $179.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 15.6-Inch HD Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Pentium Silver N5000 1.1GHz, 4GB DDR4-2400 Memory, 1TB HDD, HDMI, HD Webcam, Win 10)

HP 15.6-Inch HD Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Pentium Silver N5000 1.1GHz, 4GB DDR4-2400 Memory, 1TB HDD, HDMI, HD Webcam, Win 10)

  • 15.6" HD LEDTouchscreen Display (1366 x 768), 10-finger multi-touch support
  • Intel Quad Core Pentium Silver Processor N5000 (1.1GHz, up to 2.7GHz)
  • 4GB DDR4-2400 Memory; 1TB HDD Hard Drive
  • Intel UHD Gaphics 605, HDMI, HD Webcam, DTS Studio Sound, Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Win 10 Home 64-bits, No DVD Optical Drive

List price: $399.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, HDMI, USB 3.1, Bluetooth, Windows 10 - Jet black

HP 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, HDMI, USB 3.1, Bluetooth, Windows 10 - Jet black

  • 15.6" HD WLED-backlit Touchscreen Display (1366 x 768), 10-finger multi-touch support
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U 2.40 GHz
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory; 1 TB HDD Hard Driver
  • SuperMulti DVD burner, HDMI, HD Webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, DTS Studio Sound, Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 802.11b/g/n, Multi-format SD Slot, Win 10 Home 64-bits

List price: $429.01 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop PC, Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 620, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, DVD RW, USB 3.1, HDMI, Webcam, Windows 10 Home, Silver

HP 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop PC, Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 620, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, DVD RW, USB 3.1, HDMI, Webcam, Windows 10 Home, Silver

  • Intel Core i5-7200U 2.50 GHz up to 3.10 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology
  • 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 2TB 5400 RPM SATA
  • 15.6 in diagonal HD SVA WLED-backlit touchscreen (1366 x 768), 10-finger multi-touch support
  • Multi-format digital media card reader

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Newest HP 15 15.6" HD Touchscreen Premium Laptop - Intel Dual Core i3-7100U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, DVD+RW, HDMI, WiFi AC + Bluetooth 4.2, Windows 10 - Gray

Newest HP 15 15.6" HD Touchscreen Premium Laptop - Intel Dual Core i3-7100U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, DVD+RW, HDMI, WiFi AC + Bluetooth 4.2, Windows 10 - Gray

  • 15.6-Inch WLED-backlit Touchscreen HD (1366x768), 10-finger multi-touch support | TrueVision HD Webcam
  • Intel Core i3-7100U (2.4 GHz, 3 MB Smartcache, 2 Cores 4 Threads)
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA HDD | 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM | Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 802.11ac Wireless + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo | DVD+RW | HDMI 1.4 | Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Gray); Great Value for School, Home, and Small Business use.

List price: $408.80 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 15.6" High Performance Touchscreen Laptop PC Intel i3-7100u Dual-Core Processor 8GB Memory 1TB HDD DVD+RW HDMI Webcam WIFI Bluetooth Windows 10-Black

HP 15.6" High Performance Touchscreen Laptop PC Intel i3-7100u Dual-Core Processor 8GB Memory 1TB HDD DVD+RW HDMI Webcam WIFI Bluetooth Windows 10-Black

  • 15.6 in HD WLED-backlit touchscreen display (1366 x 768)
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U 2.40 GHz dual core Processor (3M Cache), Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2133 MHz Memory, 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive, SuperMulti DVD burner
  • 802.11b/g/n (Miracast enabled), Bluetooth 4.0, Multiformat SD, DTS Studio Sound with dual speakers, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Headphone output/Microphone input combo, LAN (10/100), HP TrueVision HD webcam
  • Windows 10 home 64 bit, 3-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (31 Wh); Weight: 4.60 lbs; Color: Black

List price: $422.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Newest Premium Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch HD Display Laptop PC, 7th Gen AMD A6-9220 2.5GHz Processor, 4GB DDR4, 500GB HDD, WiFi, HDMI, Webcam, MaxxAudio, Bluetooth, DVD-RW, Windows 10-Black

Newest Premium Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch HD Display Laptop PC, 7th Gen AMD A6-9220 2.5GHz Processor, 4GB DDR4, 500GB HDD, WiFi, HDMI, Webcam, MaxxAudio, Bluetooth, DVD-RW, Windows 10-Black

  • Powered by 7th Gen AMD Dual-Core A6-9220 2.50GHz Processor (Boost up to 2.90 GHz, 1MB Cache)
  • 15.6" diagonal HD (1366x768) WLED-backlit display, AMD Radeon R4 Integrated Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, Drive DVD writer
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 Headphone/microphone combo jack, 1 RJ-45, multi-format SD media card reader
  • Windows 10 64-Bit Home, 4‑cell 40 WHr Battery, Color: Black

List price: $272.87 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 15.6" Laptop, AMD A6-9220 Dual-Core Processor 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, AMD Radeon R4 Graphics, DVD-RW, HDMI, Bluetooth, HDMI, Webcam, Windows 10

HP 15.6" Laptop, AMD A6-9220 Dual-Core Processor 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, AMD Radeon R4 Graphics, DVD-RW, HDMI, Bluetooth, HDMI, Webcam, Windows 10

  • 15.6" display, 500GB Hard Drive for data storage, 4GB DDR4-1866 SDRAM Memory, Windows 10, Webcam.
  • AMD Dual-Core A6-9220 APU processor (2.5 GHz base frequency, up to 2.9 GHz burst frequency, 1 MB cache) with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics.
  • DVD-Writer: reads and writes CDs and DVDs, Full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad, Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • 802.11b/g/n (1x1) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 combo, Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN, 1 multi-format SD media card reader, Dual speakers.
  • Ports: 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1; 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo.

List price: $329.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP Stream 11-inch Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, Windows 10 S with Office 365 Personal for one Year (11-ah110nr, Blue)

HP Stream 11-inch Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, Windows 10 S with Office 365 Personal for one Year (11-ah110nr, Blue)

  • Office 365 Personal for one year: Get full access to Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, and 1 TB of OneDrive Storage for one year.
  • Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) N4000 Processor, Dual-Core, 1.1GHz up to 2.6GHz.
  • Display: 11.6-inch diagonal HD SVA Anti-Glare WLED-backlit Display (1366 x 768).
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (not upgradable).
  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC.
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours and 30 minutes (video playback); up to 10 hours (wireless streaming).
  • Dimensions and weight (unpackaged): 11.80 inches (W) x 8.10 inches (D) x 0.71 inch (H); 2.57 pounds.
  • Operating system: Windows 10 S.

List price: $149.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

High Performance HP 15.6" Laptop PC AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core Processor 4GB RAM 500GB HDD AMD Radeon R4 Graphics DVD-RW HDMI WIFI HDMI Webcam DTS Audio Windows 10-Black

High Performance HP 15.6" Laptop PC AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core Processor 4GB RAM 500GB HDD AMD Radeon R4 Graphics DVD-RW HDMI WIFI HDMI Webcam DTS Audio Windows 10-Black

  • 15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
  • AMD Quad-Core A6-7310 APU (2 GHz, up to 2.4 GHz, 2 MB cache), integrated AMD Radeon R4 graphics
  • 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM, 500 GB 5400 rpm SATA
  • 1 HDMI; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 2 USB 2.0; 1 USB 3.0; 1 RJ-45, full-size island-style with numeric keypad, 1 multi-format SD media card reader
  • Weighs 4.74 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin, 3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion battery

List price: $334.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Dell Inspiron High Performance Laptop, AMD A6-9220e processor 2.5GHz, 11.6" HD Display, 4GB DDR4 SDRAM, 32GB eMMC Flash Memory, Windows 10 (Gray) w/1-year Microsoft Office 365 Personal

Dell Inspiron High Performance Laptop, AMD A6-9220e processor 2.5GHz, 11.6" HD Display, 4GB DDR4 SDRAM, 32GB eMMC Flash Memory, Windows 10 (Gray) w/1-year Microsoft Office 365 Personal

  • 11.6" display
  • AMD A6-9220e accelerated processor
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking
  • 32GB eMMC flash memory
  • Weighs 2.93 lbs. and is 0.88" thin

List price: $139.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 2019 Premium Pavilion 15.6 Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Pentium 4-Core N5000 1.10 GHz, up to 2.70 GHz Turbo, 4GB/8GB/16GB RAM, 128GB to 1TB SSD, 500GB to 2TB HDD, WiFi, Bluetooth, Windows 10)

HP 2019 Premium Pavilion 15.6 Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Pentium 4-Core N5000 1.10 GHz, up to 2.70 GHz Turbo, 4GB/8GB/16GB RAM, 128GB to 1TB SSD, 500GB to 2TB HDD, WiFi, Bluetooth, Windows 10)

  • 15.6-inch diagonal HD SVA WLED-backlit touchscreen (1366x768), Intel UHD Graphics 605, HD Webcam
  • Intel Pentium Silver N5000 - 1.10 GHz, up to 2.70 GHz Turbo, 4 Core, 4MB Cache, 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth,
  • Choose from a) 4GB/8GB DDR4 RAM; b) 1st HDD (Boot) 500GB/1TB/2TB HDD and/or 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB SSD for better performance; A solid State Drive (SSD) will boost the overall performance for the computer
  • 3 x USB Ports, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45, 1 x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
  • Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. | 1-Year UpgradePro Limited Warranty* | View description and warranty section below for more details.

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Dell - Inspiron 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

Dell - Inspiron 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

15.6" (1366 x 768) HD Display, Intel HD Graphics 620
Intel Core i3-7100U Dual-Core processor, 2.4 GHz, 8GB DDR4 Memory can up to 16GB, 1TB HDD 5400rpm; Picture is for reference only, there is no Optical Drive
2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Headphone/microphone combo jack, 1x HDMI, 10/100 Ethernet
Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-N; Media Card Reader, Bluetooth, MaxxAudio, Webcam, Stereo speakers
Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.

List price: $999.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 2019 14" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Ash Silver Keyboard Frame (14-CF0014DX)

HP 2019 14" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Ash Silver Keyboard Frame (14-CF0014DX)

  • Windows 10 operating system Windows 10 brings back the start menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the edge web browser that lets you markup web pages on your screen
  • 14" Display bright View glossy screen maintains the vivid colors in your photos and videos. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Wled backlight
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U mobile Processor smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing
  • 8GB system Memory for advanced multitasking substantial high-bandwidth RAM
  • 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) while offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times

List price: $336.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 14-ax040wm Laptop, Intel Celeron N3060, 1.6 GHz, 32 GB, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit, Black, 14"

HP 14-ax040wm Laptop, Intel Celeron N3060, 1.6 GHz, 32 GB, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit, Black, 14"

  • Intel Celeron N3060, 1.6GHz, dual-core Processor
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM Memory. Processor technology : Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • More productive. Windows 10 is the best for bringing ideas forward and getting things done.
  • 32 GB eMMC, no optical Drive
  • 14.0-Inch diagonal HD sva bright view wled-backlit (1366x768)

List price: $219.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon