Laptops for $600 or Less
Consumer Reports finds solid, low-priced models from Acer and Microsoft
These days, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a laptop that serves you well. Nearly three dozen options in our ratings (available to CR members) are priced at $600 or less, including three models Consumer Reports’ testers label as Best Buys.
In general, the devices are well suited for today’s challenges, enabling you to effortlessly browse the web, edit office documents, and conduct Zoom calls with the built-in webcam. They might not be the most powerful laptops on the market, but they’ll tackle everyday tasks with few hiccups.