Finding a fast laptop for under 400 dollars does not have to be a daunting process. There are many laptops available that are fairly decent on speed for an amount approaching 400 dollars. Just one caveat exists: processor speed on a laptop can be a pricey proposition. The fastest laptops are the ones that are 3 Gigahertz or more (GHz.), and they do command a considerable premium over 400 dollars at times. However, for the purpose of this article a review will be done on the laptops that offer the fastest processor speed at just under 400 dollars.
Acer Aspire 7551
This laptop offers a 2.2 GHz processor and so is fairly decent at processor speed. As noted previously, this processor speed can be a little pricey. Although this model is listed on Amazon for over $400 if a person looks in the right place they can find a good used model for under 400 dollars. Currently there are two Acer Aspire 7551 models being offered on eBay for $343 and $425 respectively. Although the latter model is slightly higher than the other one at $425 they both have the “Best Offer” function available.
HP Pavilion G7 1219wm
This laptop has a fairly modest processor speed as compared to the last example. At 1.65 GHz., it is able to do most functions that many users will want however. This laptop has other good features as well including a Windows Seven operating system, four gigabytes of memory with a 500 GB hard drive, a large screen, and a DVD multi-player capacity as well. This example has a current listing of $359.99 and so it will not set a person too high.
Apple Macbook 13.3
The Apple Macbook is a fairly fast operator at 1.8 GHz which is currently being offered in just the $200 price range at gainsaver.com. This edition also offers an optical drive, Windows OS, and a 13.3 screen size. The only catch to this model would be that the system itself being offered is somewhat used as a 2006 model. However, buying a used laptop is one way to defray the cost of a more expensive system. Whatever route that a consumer may decide to take, there are options available. Whether they buy used or they want something slightly newer, they have the ability to find a laptop with some speed. All it takes is a little determination.