HP is one of the largest manufacturers of laptops, and whilst they haven’t always received the best reputation, a considerable number of launches in 2019 and 2020 have shown their true capabilities. With so many models, it can be difficult to decide which one to buy, especially when you’re on a budget.
From business to gaming, there’s plenty of choice and with a budget of £500 set aside, we went out on our search to find the best HP laptops under £500 in 2020.
1. HP 17-by0031na
Taking the number 1 spot is the HP 17-by0031na, a 17.3 inch HD+ laptop with a reasonable 4GB of RAM and a considerable 1TB of storage.
This laptop is sleek in design and comes with HP’s fast charge battery which means the laptop can charge from 0 to 50 percent charge in approximately 45 minutes.
What’s great about this product is not just the price and the specifications, but the continuously positive reviews that come with. It truly seems like a laptop that is popular with the public and for good reason.
2. HP Stream 14-cm0042na
If you’re looking for a HP laptop that’s lightweight and streamline then look no further. The HP Stream 14-cm0042na is a 14 inch laptop that’s made for travel and features 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage so that you can access your images and files from anywhere with a wifi connection.
The AMD processor that comes with the laptop makes streaming, surfing and multitasking a breeze.
3. HP Stream 11-ak0501sa
Following the line of HP Stream laptops, the HP Stream 11-ak0501sa will blow you away when it comes to performance for the price. At a RRP of £219.99, the HP Stream 11 comes with a 2.6 GHz Turbo Processor, a 11.6″ 720 HD Ready screen and 2GB of Ram.
The performance specs definitely won’t let you play the latest games, but it’s more than good enough for your everyday browsing and streaming.
4. HP Chromebook 15-de0000na
If Windows isn’t your style then this Chromebook will surely please your tech taste buds instead. The HP Chromebook 15-de0000na is one of the best Chromebooks on the market with all day battery life, 4GB of Ram, 2.3 GHz processing speed and a 1080p Full HD Pixels screen.
Priced at just £400.00, this is the best Chromebook for the price in our opinion.
5. HP 255 G7
The HP 255 G7 laptop is the most powerful HP laptop on our list, however it comes right at the budget mark of £499. This laptop is built for power with a Ryzen 5 2.6 GHz CPU, 8GB of Ram and a 512GB SSD.
This is a durable computer built for professionals and you can tell by the chassis that this was built for the 9-to-5 work life.