Finding a budget laptop under $250 in 2017 shouldn't be a problem anymore. Or is it so? I decided to take a look on the best selling and latest laptop releases on Amazon in 2017 and learn - could I really find a decent budget laptop under $250?!

Despite there are a lot of devices sold beneath this price tag - most of them are Chromebooks - I've nothing against Chromobooks, in fact I believe they are really nice alternative for those living in the cloud, but in case you still would love to see good old Microsoft Windows operating system, or let' s say have more traditional laptop, when Chromebooks filtered out here is what common to budget laptops under $250 in 2017:

See: Top 11 Chromebooks Under $250

Limited RAM, limited storage, not the latest (read: cheap) processors, small screen sizes. Albeit, there are few models that stands out:

Keep reading to learn more about best selling traditional laptops in 2017

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HP 15.6" HD WLED Backlit Display Laptop, AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core APU 2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD WiFi, DVD+/-RW, Webcam, Windows 10, Black

HP 15.6" HD WLED Backlit Display Laptop, AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core APU 2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD WiFi, DVD+/-RW, Webcam, Windows 10, Black

  • AMD Quad-Core A6-7310 APU (2 GHz, up to 2.4 GHz, 2 MB cache)
  • 15.6" diagonal HD (1366 x 768) SVA BrightView WLED-backlit display; Integrated AMD Radeon R4 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM memory, 500GB 5400rpm hard drive
  • Multi-format SD media card reader, SuperMulti DVD/CD burner, VGA webcam (front-facing) with integrated digital microphone, DTS Studio Sound; Dual speakers; Full-size island-style with numeric keypad; Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support
  • 802.11b/g/n (1x1), Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 1x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone/microphone combo jack. 1x RJ-45, Windows 10; 3-cell Lithium-ion, 5.5 hr battery life

List price: $499.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP 14-inch Laptop, AMD E2-7110, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Windows 10 (14-an013nr, Silver)

HP 14-inch Laptop, AMD E2-7110, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Windows 10 (14-an013nr, Silver)

  • Processor: AMD Quad-Core E2-7110 APU, 1.8 GHz; Processing power for everyday productivity.
  • Display: 14.0-inch diagonal FHD (1920x1080) IPS UWVA BrightView WLED-backlit; Enjoy vibrant, crystal-clear images with 178-degree wide-viewing angles.
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM; Use multiple applications at the same time without slowing down.
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC; Reliable flash-based storage at a great value and without the moving parts of a traditional hard drive, so there’s less chance of failure and damage.
  • More productive. Windows 10 is the best for bringing ideas forward and getting things done. Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) 13.6 x 9.51 x 0.94 in. Weight 3.86 lbs
  • Battery life: Up to 5 hours and 15 minutes; Keep going without worrying about recharging.

List price: $219.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon

ASUS E200HA Portable Lightweight 11.6-inch Intel Quad-Core Laptop, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage, Windows 10 with 1 Year Microsoft Office 365 Subscription

ASUS E200HA Portable Lightweight 11.6-inch Intel Quad-Core Laptop, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage, Windows 10 with 1 Year Microsoft Office 365 Subscription

Simple and elegant, the portable, lightweight ASUS VivoBook E200 has everything you need for computing on-the-go.

This compact and affordable 11.6-inch notebook weighs less than 1kg and is equipped with an all-day battery. Windows 10 gives you full compatibility with software and peripherals when compared to other operating systems.

  • 11.6 inches ultra-compact design (2.2 lbs) with Windows 10 Pre-installed and 1 year Office 365
  • Intel Quad-Core Atom Z8350 1.44 GHz (Turbo to 1.92 GHz) Processor, 32GB eMMC storage, 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Free 1-Year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal ($69.99 value). Access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Onenote, Outlook, Publisher, and more.
  • Full-size chiclet keyboard with intuitive Smart Gesture input and large trackpad, 802.11ac WiFi with Multi-user MIMO for the strongest wireless connection
  • All-day battery, 2Cells 38 Whrs Polymer Battery rated up to 13 hours of video playback
  • Product Dimensions - 7.6 x 11.3 x 0.7 inches

List price: $409.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP Stream Laptop PC 14-ax010nr (Intel Celeron N3060, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC) with Office 365 Personal for one year

HP Stream Laptop PC 14-ax010nr (Intel Celeron N3060, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC) with Office 365 Personal for one year

Get the essential productivity you want, without slowing down. This nimble laptop lets you easily shift from homework workhorse to marathoning your favorite shows.

  • Intel Celeron N3060, 1.6GHz, dual-core Processor
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM Memory
  • 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: $218.22 Buy this laptop on Amazon

2017 Newest Lenovo N22 11.6" HD Premium Laptop - Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3050 Up to 2.16GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD, Rotatable Webcam, Water-Resistant Keyboard, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, Windows 10 Pro

2017 Newest Lenovo N22 11.6" HD Premium Laptop - Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3050 Up to 2.16GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD, Rotatable Webcam, Water-Resistant Keyboard, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, Windows 10 Pro

  • 11.6 Inch TrueLife 1366 x 768 HD LED-backlit Anti-Glare Display, Advanced 180-degree rotating camera, No Optical Drive;
  • Intel Celeron Dual-core processor N3050 2MB Cache 1.6GHz up to 2.16GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64GB Flash eMMC Storage
  • 02.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, HD Webcam, MicroSD Card Reader, Integrated HD Audio, Stereo Speakers, Water resistant keyboard, Sealed Touchpad
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combo Headphone/Mic Jack, Powerful cutting-edge processor, Reinforced, lightweight & slim design
  • Windows 10 Professional, 10 Hours of Battery Life; Weighs just 2.8 lbs, only 0.88 inch thin

List price: $269.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Lenovo Premium Built High Performance 15.6 inch HD Laptop (Intel Celeron Processor 4GB RAM 500GB HDD, DVD RW, Bluetooth, Webcam, WiFi, HDMI, Windows 10 ) - Black

Lenovo Premium Built High Performance 15.6 inch HD Laptop (Intel Celeron Processor 4GB RAM 500GB HDD, DVD RW, Bluetooth, Webcam, WiFi, HDMI, Windows 10 ) - Black

  • Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3060 1.6 GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.58 GHz, Intel HD Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3L SDRAM Memory, 500GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive, 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 4 in 1 card reader
  • 15.6 in HD LED (1366 x 768) Display, DVD RW Optical Drive, HD webcam, HDMI
  • 802.11b/g/n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, 1G LAN Ethernet, 3-cell lithium ion (up to 3 hrs)
  • 2x 1.5W Stereo Speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio Processing 1x USB 3.0 2x USB 2.0 1x HDMI 1x Media Card Reader 1x Combination Headphone/Microphone Jack 1x VGA

List price: $229.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

ASUS L402SA Portable Lightweight Laptop PC, Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB Flash Storage with Windows 10 with 1 Year Microsoft Office 365 Subscription

ASUS L402SA Portable Lightweight Laptop PC, Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB Flash Storage with Windows 10 with 1 Year Microsoft Office 365 Subscription

The ASUS EeeBook L402SA is an affordable 14-inch compact and lightweight notebook. It gives you a larger display, fast storage, and is packed with technologies designed to enhance your computing experience, making it one of the best choice for daily productivity tasks and entertainment.

  • Free 1-Year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal ($69.99 value). Access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Onenote, Outlook, Publisher, and more.
  • Compact 3.6lbs lightweight and portable Windows PC for everyday productivity
  • Powerful Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor, 32GB flash storage, and 4GB RAM for quick and responsive performance
  • Extensive connectivity with 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x Headphone Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x VGA Port, and 1x HDMI port
  • Durable, full-size chiclet keyboard design for accurate typing with 1.6mm of key travel distance

List price: $229.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Lenovo N22 11.6-inch High Performance Laptop Notebook (2016 New Premium Edition) ( Intel Dual-Core Processor 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC SSD,Windows 10 Pro)

Lenovo N22 11.6-inch High Performance Laptop Notebook (2016 New Premium Edition) ( Intel Dual-Core Processor 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC SSD,Windows 10 Pro)

  • 11.6 inch HD LED-backlit Anti-Glare Display (1366 x 768), Intel HD Graphics
  • Intel Celeron N3050 1.6GHz (Burst up to 2.16GHz) 2MB Cache, 4GB DDR3, 64GB eMMC solid state drive
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Combo Headphone/Mic Jack, Advanced 180-degree rotating camera, Powerful cutting-edge processor, Reinforced, lightweight & slim design
  • 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2, Bluetooth 4.0, HD Webcam, MicroSD Card Reader, Integrated HD Audio, Stereo Speakers, Water resistant keyboard, Sealed Touchpad
  • Genuine Windows 10 Professional (64-bit), 0.88" Thin, 2.8lbs Weight, Battery: lithium-ion, Up to 14 hours of battery life, Color: Black

List price: $225.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

HP Pavilion x2 Detachable Premium 2-in-1 Laptop Tablet,10.1” HD IPS Touchscreen Intel Quad-Core Atom x5-Z8350, 32GB eMMC SSD, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac, Wifi, Bluetooth, Windows 10-Silver

HP Pavilion x2 Detachable Premium 2-in-1 Laptop Tablet,10.1” HD IPS Touchscreen Intel Quad-Core Atom x5-Z8350, 32GB eMMC SSD, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac, Wifi, Bluetooth, Windows 10-Silver

  • 10.1" diagonal IPS WXGA BrightView WLED-backlit Touchscreen (1280 x 800), 10-finger multi-touch support, HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated dual array digital microphones
  • Quad Core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 1.44 GHz with Turbo up to 1.92 GHz Burst Frequency), 2GB RAM SDRAM, Intel HD Graphics; 32GB SSD
  • 802.11ac, Bluetooth, 1 USB Type-C fast charging • 1 USB 3.0 • Mini HDMI • Headphone output/Microphone input combo, microSD media card reader, HP TrueVision HD camera, HP Wide Vision 5MP camera (rear), DTS Studio Sound
  • The best Windows yet Windows 10 delivers faster start-ups, a familiar yet expanded Start menu, and great new ways to get stuff done across multiple devices. Fantastic battery life With up to 9.5 hours* the x2 keeps you unplugged for a full day in the office with enough juice left over for kicking back with a movie at night.
  • Windows 10 home, 2-Cell Li-Polymer 2-cell lithium-ion (up to 9.5 hours) Aluminum chassis, Silver

List price: $399.00 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Lenovo Ideapad 100S-14 - 14" HD - Intel Celeron N3060 - 2GB Memory - 32GB eMMC - Blue

Lenovo Ideapad 100S-14 - 14" HD - Intel Celeron N3060 - 2GB Memory - 32GB eMMC - Blue

Windows 10 Home; Intel Celeron processor; 14" display; 2GB memory; 32GB eMMC flash memory; Bluetooth; HDMI output; Office 365 1 Year Subscription; DVD/CD drive not included

List price: $182.19 Buy this laptop on Amazon

14.1" HD Laptop Computer Intel x5-Z8350 64-bit Quad core Windows 10 with 2GB RAM 64GB SSD USB 3.0 Laptop Computer

14.1" HD Laptop Computer Intel x5-Z8350 64-bit Quad core Windows 10 with 2GB RAM 64GB SSD USB 3.0 Laptop Computer

  • AMAZING POWER: This laptop is backed with Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor which can cope with high end tasks, games and applications. On board WIFI and Bluetooth 4.0 enables easy data transfer.
  • AMPLE STORAGE SPACE & POWER - Your new Lapbook comes with 2GB RAM and 64GB of on-board SSD storage with the option to expand the memory up to 128GB with a Micro SD card so more than enough storage to meet your needs.
  • SUPER LIGHT AND FLEXIBLE - Your New notebook laptop is So light and easy to carry around. It also stretches to 170° and becomes totally flat if needed!
  • THIN-LINE: With thickness of just about 12mm, this laptop is ultra portable. Laptop is also backed with a USB 3.0 full size port for faster data transfers.
  • 12 MONTHS USA WARRANTY AND US SERVICE CENTRE ASSISTANCE - Fusion5 is honouring warranties since 2011. We have the upmost confidence in our product range of Laptops and Notebooks - so much so that we offer a full 12 month USA warranty period, applicable to any of our USA Service Centres. 

List price: $299.97 Buy this laptop on Amazon

Acer Aspire NX.MQVAA.001 11.6-Inch Laptop (Silver)

Acer Aspire NX.MQVAA.001 11.6-Inch Laptop (Silver)

  • Intel Celeron N2940 1.83 GHz (2 MB Cache)
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

List price: $349.99 Buy this laptop on Amazon