3 Reasons NOT to Buy a $400 Laptop

  • Published: 13 September 2017
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  • bofomofo
    bofomofo  1 days back

    I think that if you're looking for a cheap laptop you should look what Lenovo and Acer are offering.

    • Sam maddison
      Sam maddison  1 days back

      Crazy two years later you can get a pretty decent gaming laptop for less then the $800 dell

      • L J
        L J  3 days back

        It's a great laptop for writing on the go; that is what it's meant for. This is such an ignorant review... Typical of Americans

        • Johnny Saint
          Johnny Saint  3 days back

          wow that is mess up from dell????? i hate windows

          • Bryan Yoder
            Bryan Yoder  4 days back

            I used to be a dell guy. Until I fell in love with lenovo. I will say I like acer too. Hp sucks for the most part.

            • GoldenTreesYT Minecrafter

              I got my macbook 2012 (i7 model) for free and it works great... they said it needed a new HDD cable but it was the hard drive itself. I took an SSDA our of one of the desktops i got for free as well, and it worked fine.

              • Green Lemonz
                Green Lemonz  6 days back

                I already have a 4K projector it was $500.

                • Reed Hirby
                  Reed Hirby  6 days back

                  there’s a deal for a chrome book for bout 89 bucks rn

                  • Jon Åge Giske Andersen

                    Just got a 2018 thinkpad L380 for 300$. 16gb ram, NVME storage and a quadcore i5. If ya don't have the budget for a 800-1000$ laptop, buy used.

                    • J. Dam
                      J. Dam  7 days back

                      Dell is garbage and HP marginally better. Buy Acer or Asus. I've had an Acer for 11 years never had a issue and upgradeable.

                      • MANGOES _ARE_LIGMA
                        MANGOES _ARE_LIGMA  7 days back

                        It's 2019 and I can say that there's better laptops with some good acceptable specs under 500$.

                        • Ubername69
                          Ubername69  1 weeks back

                          Dang, this didn't age well. I got a laptop with an i5 8th gen processor, 8 Gb of ram, 10+ hours of battery life, fingerprint sensor, and an IPS 1080p screen all for $$500 lol

                          • benjamin jones
                            benjamin jones  1 weeks back

                            My 3 year old £120 phone is better than this.

                            • SoliVAN80
                              SoliVAN80  2 weeks back

                              Yeah just get that 69$ Gaming Desktop but upgrade it all the way to 150$, would honestly rock better just as Linus said in that video (=

                              • Christopher Moran
                                Christopher Moran  2 weeks back

                                Refurbished? $2000 Dell Latitude E6530 in 2015 now $200 in 2019

                                • Neo Csatornája
                                  Neo Csatornája  2 weeks back

                                  Youre realy promot cyberoower after a terible costumer service experince? Are you mad

                                  • Greta Thunberg
                                    Greta Thunberg  2 weeks back

                                    1. The brand
                                    2. The look
                                    3. The price... way too much for me.

                                    • Blazian
                                      Blazian  2 weeks back

                                      Linus: Dont buy a 400 dollar laptop

                                      Me: Crying in Dell Inspiron 15 3567(Core i3, 6gb ram, intel 620 grahpics, 768p display) :(

                                    • Game and Code
                                      Game and Code  2 weeks back

                                      My laptop is 300 USD, intel core i3, 4 gb ram, 500 gb storage, intel hd, windows 10

                                    • Arthur Morgan
                                      Arthur Morgan  2 weeks back

                                      You take a sip of coffee with yours, I take 5 cups of coffee with mine.

                                      • MrBlackMage
                                        MrBlackMage  2 weeks back

                                        And I just bought one that was $450 after 2 months of saving lol

                                        • clxpped x
                                          clxpped x  1 weeks back

                                          @MrBlackMage thx

                                        • MrBlackMage
                                          MrBlackMage  1 weeks back

                                          @clxpped x Good luck on that my friend

                                        • clxpped x
                                          clxpped x  1 weeks back

                                          @MrBlackMage I'm 12 I want a computer for Christmas for cheaper then that dumb laptop and its better

                                        • MrBlackMage
                                          MrBlackMage  2 weeks back

                                          How old are you dude? Not asking to poke fun at you, I'm just curious.

                                        • SoliVAN80
                                          SoliVAN80  2 weeks back

                                          That's great! I would take 2 years until I get 450$

                                      • Zahid Banatwalla
                                        Zahid Banatwalla  2 weeks back

                                        I bought one 2 years ago.
                                        Gave me the very experience you described.
                                        And then I replaced the HDD with a WD green 240gb ssd.
                                        It's a good deal faster now.

                                        • Dawson Hudson
                                          Dawson Hudson  2 weeks back

                                          my 300 dollar laptop far outperforms the 400 dollar one

                                          • Dawson Hudson
                                            Dawson Hudson  2 weeks back

                                            its an acer 5 slim with 16 gigs of ram, ssd, and a ryzen 3 with mobile vega graphics, the ram is obviously upgradable

                                        • YAGC Ascend
                                          YAGC Ascend  2 weeks back

                                          Dabs in £130 Chromebook

                                          • Brozkes
                                            Brozkes  3 weeks back

                                            review dell inspiron 14 3000

                                            • saver menu cheeseburger at McDonalds

                                              But I'm a poor student and my parents think the hand me down laptop that weighs a ton that's like 7 years old is fine.

                                              • yanglue611
                                                yanglue611  3 weeks back

                                                Just saw Linus doing a Honey AD on youtube from 2019. Linus, I do agree with you that $800 laptop are good performance laptop for both gaming and normal usage. To me, I go by average performance to 1080p within $400 budget. It is out there. Just need to find the right one.

                                                • Yoda
                                                  Yoda  3 weeks back

                                                  ...800$ for that?...

                                                  theres amazon laptops that have GTX 1050ti and i7 with 16gb of ram for that same price..

                                                  • T H I C K B A B Y
                                                    T H I C K B A B Y  3 weeks back

                                                    Not everyone can afford a damn 1000 dallors laptop so die

                                                    • Pris West
                                                      Pris West  3 weeks back

                                                      I want one

                                                      • DANIEL WERNER
                                                        DANIEL WERNER  3 weeks back

                                                        I bought a 17" Asus laptop for 170$ with windows and its worked great except for its ram being only 4 gigs of ram and only 3 3/4 usable at anyone time. It also came with 1 Tb of storage

                                                        • kostasvapo
                                                          kostasvapo  3 weeks back

                                                          just buy a laptop with 8gb ram and a cpu with integrated gpu hd graphics 630 and you are ok, the lowest price the better <3 all these products in video are trashes

                                                          • kostasvapo
                                                            kostasvapo  3 weeks back

                                                            with 2 gb ram you cant even load the windows

                                                            • Jake Liew
                                                              Jake Liew  3 weeks back

                                                              I got an ad for dell laptops on dell's bad day

                                                              • Mary Rosado
                                                                Mary Rosado  4 weeks back

                                                                Can i find a laptop for a $ 1.00 dollars or less in stores ?

                                                                • sandeep varma
                                                                  sandeep varma  4 weeks back

                                                                  2000$ projector r u nuts, we can get 2 Apple monitor stands for that 💰 😜😂

                                                                  • Craft CGame
                                                                    Craft CGame  4 weeks back

                                                                    Wow, I want to make my own cool laptop just for $78.55 dollars

                                                                    • Schnibby Doxkhou
                                                                      Schnibby Doxkhou  4 weeks back

                                                                      ha joke on you my laptop cost 398 dollar

                                                                      • Larry Litmanen
                                                                        Larry Litmanen  4 weeks back

                                                                        I learned this with an HP laptop. Anything below 1k is trash that you will regret buying.

                                                                        With PCs, lower end of the market is simply trash.

                                                                        You can get a great tablet instead.

                                                                        • Sir Noobalot
                                                                          Sir Noobalot  1 months back

                                                                          still faster than my aspire

                                                                          • Ninja Kasper 106
                                                                            Ninja Kasper 106  1 months back

                                                                            I'm disappointed that he advertised cyberpower

                                                                            • Unicorn
                                                                              Unicorn  1 months back

                                                                              I've got a $ 333 laptop which is better than this $ 400 laptop, there are awesome laptops for a cheap price, as long as you don't want to play games on such a laptop $ 400 is a good price, maybe not for this one, but another one.

                                                                              • cheez grater
                                                                                cheez grater  1 months back

                                                                                In 2012 I gave my parents $350 to help me buy a gaming laptop for my birthday. I expected them to add at least $300 more so I could get a decent build. Rather than letting me help pick one out they decided to surprise me. My parents ended up putting no more than $50 to the total and bought me the cheapest "gaming" laptop they could find at Target. Probably my most disappointing birthday, that piece of crap could barely run Wizard101 on low settings.

                                                                                • Scottish
                                                                                  Scottish  1 months back

                                                                                  4. Ebay, buy a second hand macbook from 2014 for the same price :)

                                                                                  • yotoprules
                                                                                    yotoprules  1 months back

                                                                                    All a terrible value.
                                                                                    I got a 4th gen i7 laptop with gtx 860m for $250...
                                                                                    Lol get a used laptop at this price range

                                                                                    • DS_Styxy
                                                                                      DS_Styxy  1 months back

                                                                                      I was so stupid for buying my $400 laptop no graphics card
                                                                                      Could have built a better specs PC instead

                                                                                      • Set Sail
                                                                                        Set Sail  1 months back

                                                                                        revisit this in 2020?

                                                                                        • Stanislaus Kaczkurkin
                                                                                          Stanislaus Kaczkurkin  1 months back

                                                                                          I bought a $450 AMD A4 laptop from b*** b** retail store. I returned it 2 days later and got a full refund. It was slow, low 768 screen resolution, low ram (4GB DDR3 Total), poor CPU and Video performance. I instead managed to get from a highly rated seller on ebay for $420, a USED Dell M4600 Precision Business Class Laptop (Metal Construction, not plastic) with a 2nd Gen i7 CPU, 32gb of DDR3 Ram, a 128gb SSD and 2gb Nivdia Quadro 2000M Graphics with a full 1080p Display. For having a Quadro in it, the use Dell Precision plays Fortnite at about 30fps on Medium settings, Battlefield 4 about 30fps on Medium, and Guild Wars 2 at about 35fps on Medium graphics. In my opinion look for used Dell Precision Laptops or HP EliteBooks Laptops with 16gb to 32gb ram under $500 on ebay. They are out there and outperform brand new sub $500 laptops by a long shot, plus they are build like tanks. They are heavy and made for work, while the new AMD laptop I returned to B*** B** retail store was made to look shiny out of the box and look nice sitting in the corner of the room doing nothing very slowly. :)