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5 Best Cheap Laptops Under $100

Updated Jun 15, 2022 - Looking for refurbished laptop deals? We've got you covered with these picks for the best cheap laptops for sale now.

How To Find Cheap Laptops

Ok, so right off the bat, I’m sure you know that $100 is a very low price to pay for any kind of computer. And back in the day, somebody may have called you crazy for thinking that you could find a laptop for your budget and without waiting for Black Friday deals.

But now it’s 2022, and you’ve found this mystical place called Back Market to help you find those laptop deals. While you probably won’t be able to play the craziest new video games on any of these machines, you can definitely get plenty of work done (and save a ton of money) on these budget-friendly laptops. By the way, if you are looking to play the latest video games on your next laptop but still want to keep it wallet-friendly, check out our refurbished gaming laptops.

Side note: We offer a promo code for students for $20 off purchases of $250 or more. And don't forget about our 30-day money back guarantee and 12-month warranty that comes with all our products! 

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Budget Laptop Picks

As I said before, these refurbished laptops won’t be for everybody. If you’re thinking about gaming, you’re going to need to spend more money. If you’re going to be using top-notch editing programs for tweaking photos or producing videos, this category of laptop isn’t for you. If you’re doing anything more than basic web tasks, you’re going to need a higher-end refurbished laptop.

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But let’s say that you’re just looking for something to browse the Internet. Maybe you want to take some notes for a class. You probably want to check your email. Maybe you’re looking to get somebody their first “starter” laptop. Maybe you just want something to watch YouTube videos or read the news? 

Then guess what… you’ve come to the right place! Welcome! Ciao! Hola! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Siri, how do you say “Hello” in… hmmm… what are some other popular languages? Oh, the laptop deals, right. Let’s get back on track.

HP Chromebook 14 14-inch

Have you ever owned an HP before? Their computers are known to last, and this one is likely no exception. For under $100 you’re getting a 14-inch screen (larger than the biggest screen option on a MacBook Air), an SSD (Solid State Drive—this is what you want as opposed to an HDD if you’re going for long-term reliability), and Chrome OS. What does that mean?

So Chrome OS is based off Chrome (the best Internet browser that exists right now, thank you Google). Although Chromebooks can’t access as many software programs as Windows computers, they are undeniably more secure, offer more value at lower price points, are easier to use, and are simply a better choice for many users. Unless you’re an advanced user that needs specific tools that are only available on Windows, a Chromebook is probably a better laptop for your needs.

Here’s another reason why I suggest getting a Chromebook: at this price range, it would be hard to find a Windows or Mac with an SSD. SSDs are known for being more reliable and lasting longer than HDDs. But what are SSDs and HDDs? Do you want me to get geeky? Yes? Okay!

So SSDs are solid state drives, which quite literally means they are solid and contain no moving parts. They’re basically just a ton of microchips clumped together. HDDs, or hard disk drives, are complex mechanical gadgets that write and store data. Platters, spindles, actuator arms, and a plethora of other complex mechanical components can be found inside an HDD. Moving parts are fun to look at, but when it comes to computers, you want to keep them at a minimum.

This HP should still be in stock, but keep in mind that many of these deals fly off the shelves quickly! Therefore, sometimes you may not be able to find this exact product in our inventory, but we always have a ton of similar deals that keep coming, so make sure to check the following links often! Yay for refurbished laptops!