Hunting for best SSD laptop under 600 Dollars in 2020

Hi folks welcome to my latest blog post. If you are my continuous reader you may already know that being a network administrator in a firm in New York, i mostly write about network related equipment. This post is a bit different as in it i will be shortlisting for you the ​most appropriate SSD laptops ​that fall under the price tag of 600 Dollars. This is a decent amount of money, and a week earlier i already purchased a ​laptop for myself and before making my purchase i spent at least a week making comparisons of various models before i came to my final conclusion. This post is actually compilation of all my research that spanned over a week in which I was just reading reviews at Amazon, Ebay and other sites. I hope my blog readers get some benefit out of my ​excessive fallen sweat :->

​My Top Picks: SSD Laptops under 600 dollars

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​Feature Comparison Table

​Feature

ASUS VivoBook 15

​ASUS VivoBook 15

Acer Aspire 5

​Acer Aspire 5

Dell Inspiron 15

Dell Inspiron 15

Hp 15 touch screen laptop

​HP 15

Lenovo Ideapad 330 ssd

​Lenovo Ideapad 330

Asus Chromebook Flip with ssd

​ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 with ssd

​Lenovo Thinkpad X260

RAM

8 GB DDR4

​8 GB DDR4

​8 GB DDR4

​8 GB DDR4

​8 GB DDR4

​4 GB DDR3

​16GB DDR4

​SSD Drive

​256GB

​256 GB

​256 GB

​128 GB

​256 GB

​64 GB

​256 GB

​Graphics Card

​AMD Radeon Vega 3

​NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5 VRAM)

​Intel HD Graphics 620

​Intel UHD Graphic

​AMD Radeon R5

​Intel HD Graphics 500

​Intel HD Graphics 520

​Display/Touch

​15.6"/No

​15.6"/


No


​​15.6"/​No

​15.6"/​Yes

​15.6"/No

​12.5"/Yes

​12.5"

​Backlit keyboard

​​Yes

​Yes

​Yes/ 4 hrs

​No

​No

​Yes

​Yes

​Battery Timing

​6 hrs

​8 hrs

​4 hrs

​4 hrs

6 hrs

​10 hrs

​7 hrs

1) Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Business Machine

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 with ssd

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad is extremely powerful machine with IPS display which produces high quality graphics and beautiful colors. With 16 GB DDR4 RAM this is one of the best machines in such an affordable price tag under 600 dollars. It has Intel Dual Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHz Processor, which can run all heavy applications like CorelDRAW, Adobe Premiere, Visual Studio. So if you are a programmer, graphic designer, audio artist or need a gaming laptop according to our comparisons this is the best option under your desired price range. You can make your laptop a multimedia hub by directly playing HD movies through HDMI port on your LCD screen. The builtin Bluetooth feature allows you to connect your wireless mouse, keyboard or speaker directly to your laptop. With Windows 10 Pro 64-bit ​installed this is an ideal laptop ​for home, students, professionals, small businesses and gaming as well. The 64 bit operating system is more efficient and most of the applications like free WAMP server, XAMPP server all need a 64 bit laptop. the Gigabit Ethernet port allows you to transfer large files like movies across your network with incredible speed. That makes it possible to turn your laptop into a media server. The touch pad of the laptop is very smooth and responsive with no complaints found in user reviews.

​2) ASUS VivoBook 15

2020 ASUS VivoBook

​Review: Asus VivaBook is high performance laptop with Full HD display. The Full HD display not only in harmless to your eyes, it is highly suitable for graphics intensive games and for watching HD movies via streaming. 8 GB RAM it had is enough to support all popular games including Apex Legends, Fortnite, Battle Field V, MiceCraft and Counter Strike. Having DDR4 RAM, it consumes much lesser power and thus the battery timing of ASUS ViVoBook is enhanced to a magnitude. One of highly praised feature is the backlit keyboard, which allows you to do your office work or gaming under the dark, even when your kids or spouse are sleeping. You can directly watch movies in your laptop on your TV screen though the HDMI port. Some important specifications are as following.

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Processor (2.6 GHz base frequency up to 3.5 GHz, 2 Cores, 4MB Cache)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Display: 15.6 inch FHD(1920 x 1080) with four-sided wider NanoEdge bezel display
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega 3
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Fingerprint Reader: Yes
  • ​HDMI: Yes

3) Acer Aspire 5

Acer Aspire 5
  • ​Review: Acer Aspire 5 is another professional laptop with highly positive reviews at various websites including Amazon. Acer Aspire is surprisingly thin and easy to carry. If you travel a lot than it will be very easy to carry with total weight of just 2.2 kg. the booting time of the laptop is extremely fast due to efficient SSD drive. The Core i5 processor is fast enough to support all sorts of graphics intensive jobs like graphics and video editing using tools like Adobe Premiere, Photoshop or Illustrator. Another benefit of Intel processor is that it won't get heated up quickly so you can work long hours. You can very conveniently login without any password just using your fingerprint. The state of the art NVIDIA graphics card can play all popular games of the day including State Of Decay 2,FAR CRY 5 and Fortnite. The only drawback is that it lacks an optical drive. Some detailed specifications are 

​Specifications:

  • HDMI Slot Yes
  • 1.6GHz Intel Core i5
  • RAM 8GB DDR4
  • OS Windows 10 Home
  • Battery 3220 mAh, Li-Ion, 4-cell
  • Weight 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
  • Web Camera 720 P
  • Speaker and Mic Yes

4) Dell Inspiron 15

Dell Inspiron 15


Dell Inspiron 15

Review: ​When you name Dell you means quality and again this laptop is not an exception. 8GB RAM is enough for all popular games including Fortnite, Dying Light, Grand theft auto.  The graphics card Intel HD Graphics 620 is strong enough to play most of popular games but some games may feel some lagging. If you are a programmer or graphics designer you won't have to worry about the lagging behind or slowness.  With 2.1 GHz Intel Core i3 processor this laptop is a good choice for use by college graduates or computer science students. The battery is very long lasting so you can work from every where including beaches, coffee shops. With screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the colors of the laptop screen are specially adjusted so that you can work long hours without getting strain in your eyes.

Specifications:

  • ​Screen Size     15.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution     1920 x 1080
  • Processor     2.1 GHz Intel Core i3
  • RAM     8 GB DDR4
  • Hard Drive     256 GB SSD
  • Operating System     Windows 10 Home
  • Item Weight     4.3 pounds
  • Processor Count     2
  • Flash Memory Size     256.00

​5) HP ​15 Touchscreen ​notebook

Hp 15 touch screen laptop

​Review: The HP 15-dy1731ms is one of the most hot selling notebooks from HP with above average battery life and 10th generation Core i3 processor. HP 15 is considered top of the line in SSD laptops due to its portability and quite stylish appearance. The display is super class with WLED touchscreen with very good results declared in user reviews at various websites. If you have kids at home who like to play games, than this could be a far better option. If you also like to play games than you would be glad that builtin onboard graphics card Intel uhd 620 supports most of the games. We had tested GRAND THEFT AUTO 4 and 5, Pubg Lite, CALL OF DUTY, NEED FOR SPEED RUN during our testing sessions. ​Some important specifications are as following.

Specifications:

  • Screen Size:     15.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution:     1366x768
  • Processor:     1.2 GHz Intel Core i3
  • Processor Count     2
  • RAM     8 GB SDRAM
  • Hard Drive:     128 GB SSD
  • Graphics Card Ram Size:     2 GB
  • Series     15-dy1731ms
  • Item model number:     7PA01UA
  • Operating System:     Windows 10
  • Item Weight:     4.4 pounds

6) Lenovo Ideapad 330

Lenovo Ideapad 330 ssd

​Lenovo is known for making high specification machines in an affordable price range and Ideapad is not an exception. ​In fact it's a beast sort of machine with features like HDMI, micro SD card slot and above all 256 GB SSD drive that makes it boot like a rocket. It is equipped with 7th Generation AMD processor, which has high clock speed as compared to its predecessor generations, making it a suitable option for processor intensive jobs like video rendering and editing. The builtin Bluetooth feature comes in very handy as you can conveniently transfer your images from mobile and tablet to your laptop in no time. Similarly you can attach Bluetooth speakers, mouse and other peripherals very easily. So there is a big Yes due to this feature. If you are a gaming enthusiast than again this Notepad is suggested due to the powerful AMD processor. However the AMD processors usually get heated up more quickly so you may need a separate laptop cooling pad. If you are a photographer than this laptop suits you as you can copy images from your camera's SD-card directly due to builtin SD card reader in this lenovo machine. Due to the anti-glare aspect ratio you get lesser load on your eyes and enjoy your work without having itching eyes. Some important specifications are as under.

  • Display: 15.6" HD (1366x768) anti-glare aspect ratio
  • Processor: 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor (Dual-Core, 3.1 GHz up to 3.7 GHz)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R5 Graphic    
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Battery: Up to 5 Hour(s) Battery Life
  • Weight: 4.85lb     4.85lb
  • Webcam: YES

7) Asus Chromebook Flip ​Convertible

Asus Chromebook Flip with ssd

​One of the distingushing features of the ChromeBook is that being convertible it allows you install android apps, which makes it a toy for your kids to play games. Asus Chromebook is one another hot selling laptop with positive reviews and the ability to process high quality graphics due to integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 card. This card s capable of playing popular games like Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, League of Legends and many many more. The builtin backlit keyboard of the ​Chromebook really looks awesome in the night. The complete metal body looks really cool and grabs your attention instantly. If you have kids, who watch YouTube, or cartoons than this is a nicer option as its corning gorilla glass is not only break resists. But the kids also use it more comfortably as a tablet. By default it comes with Chrome operating system which is Google proprietary and is super light weight. However this operating system is not considered suitable for running resource hungry application like video editing applications as it only have 4 GB RAM. Another most compelling feature of the ChromeBook is extremely long battery life. Some important specifications are as following.

  • ​Screen Size     12.5 inches
  • Max Screen Resolution     1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Processor     1.1 GHz core_m
  • RAM     4 GB LPDDR3
  • Hard Drive     64 GB Embedded Multimedia Card
  • Average Battery Life (in hours)     10 hours
  • Operating System     Chrome OS
  • Item Weight     2.65 pounds
  • Computer Memory Type     DDR3 SDRAM
  • Flash Memory Size     64.00
  • Hard Drive Interface     Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Hard Drive Rotational Speed     10000 RPM

​Conclusion

​I have tried my best to analyze and compare , all the laptops available with SSD drive and that fall under the price range of 600 dollars. this took me almost 3 days to collect all this data and compile it later on. I am successful or not, do let me know in the comments section below.

Hi, my name is John Abraham, i am working as a network technician for last 20 years. This is my personal blog and i love to share every thing about networking and network test equipment.


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Hi, my name is John Abraham, i am working as a network technician for last 20 years. This is my personal blog and i love to share every thing about networking and network test equipment.



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