12 Cheap Laptops You Can Get For Under $999

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On the hunt for good quality, budget laptops in Singapore? With improved technology, laptops today are able to perform basic functions well at extremely reasonable prices. Some of these laptops even come with decent specifications despite lower prices! Here’s a shortlist of some of the best cheap laptops in Singapore that you can get for a steal.

Cheap laptops in Singapore for super portability 

When you’re getting a new budget laptop in Singapore, you’ll probably want something that’s lightweight with long battery life. After all, you don’t want your laptop to weigh you down while you’re on the move! Your laptop should also be able to manage day-to-day productivity tasks smoothly and not hinder your work efficiency. Having a lightweight laptop with many different ports is also a bonus — it’ll save you the hassle of having to buy additional accessories. Check out our top picks for cheap laptops in Singapore!

1. Asus Chromebook C204

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With it feeling lighter than a Macbook Air when you’re carrying it, the Asus Chromebook 204 (available on Asus Official Store) is a great lightweight laptop option for you to carry around campus. While you may notice lower specs across the board, it runs on the unique Chrome OS, which is less demanding than other systems and provides surprisingly quick and smooth usage. It even comes with a tactile keyboard and 14 hours of battery life that’ll definitely last for a full day of classes. Worried about scratches and bumps on your Asus laptop? The Asus Chromebook 204’s hardy rubber bumper frame means it can withstand a few hard knocks!

2. HP 15S-DU2059TX

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The HP 15S-DU2059TX (available on Gain City Official Store) is an ideal option if you’re looking for a solid laptop to last you for years to come. With an internal ram of 8GB plus the option to upgrade to 16GB, the HP 15S-DU2059TX is equipped with a 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor to deliver  reliable performance for everyday use. Apart from its long-lasting battery life, this HP laptop also comes with HP Fast Charge function that gives you 50% charge in just 45 minutes — especially useful for days where you’re on a tight schedule and rushing about.

3. Acer Swift 1

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Prefer to use a standard Windows laptop? From our array of the best cheap laptops in Singapore, we think the Acer Swift 1 (available on Acer Official Store) will certainly fit in nicely. Thanks to its sleek full aluminium chassis, the Acer Swift 1 gives off a premium vibe while still retaining its lightweight 1.3kg mass. Add to this a comprehensive array of ports, a 14-inch 1080p display and 10 hours of battery life and you have an ultraportable Acer laptop that’s ready for use any time.

4. Microsoft Surface Go 2

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Need an affordable alternative to the Surface Pro 7? Your best bet is the Microsoft Surface Go 2 (available on Microsoft Authorized Store)! As the ideal note-taking companion, this pseudo tablet doubles as a handy laptop once you snap on the detachable keyboard. This long-lasting and featherweight Microsoft laptop is our pick for cheap laptops in Singapore as it packs a 10-hour battery life for prolonged use on-the-go and weighs as much as a loaf of bread!

For the ideal note-taking experience, we recommend checking out the Surface Slim Pen (available on Microsoft Authorized Store) for zero lag writing and comfortable pressure so you can write and sketch to your heart’s content!

Cheap laptops in Singapore for casual gaming

In terms of gaming laptops, you want greater all-round performance. Unfortunately, with our budget laptops in Singapore being so affordable, something’s got to give. So, which specs should you focus on when buying a cheap gaming laptop in Singapore? We say — graphics card, processor and storage.

High-quality graphics cards ensure that you have higher video resolution and a less choppy gameplay experience, while a good processor plays an important role in smooth gameplay. Your device should also have sufficient storage (usually Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD)) to allow you to download as many games as you like. Here’s our pick of the best budget gaming laptops that you can get in Singapore!

5. HP 15S-EQ0142AU

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The HP 15S-EQ0142AU (available on Infinito ATRiX) is a sleek, slim and stylish laptop that’s perfect for anyone who is constantly on the move. It has a 6.5mm micro-edge bezel display with 82% screen-to-body ratio and weighs only 1.74kg so you can view more while carrying less. This laptop is also suitable for those who love gaming. Take your gaming experience to the next level with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 architecture! This super-value laptop allows you to tackle the latest video games in high definition and get smooth VR gameplay. This is undeniably one of the best cheap laptops you can find in Singapore!

6. Acer Aspire 5

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Dying in-game to an unseen enemy at the edge of your screen can be highly frustrating. But having to adjust zoom functions to make do with your small laptop screen just ruins the gaming experience. Acer’s Aspire 5 (available on Acer Official Store) helps solve this problem! The device’s 14-inch HD LED display has a narrow bezel to give you as much screen space as possible despite its small frame. The device also boasts an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card and 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor for excellent gameplay performance even with more spec demanding games!

7. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

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A light and portable laptop that also handles gaming apps well, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air (available on NEWSTAR Electronics) has it all. The device is equipped with an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD storage, giving you excellent performance and power for light gaming and sufficient storage space to download all your favourite games. With its full HD anti-glare display and near-weightless 1.06kg body — gaming on the go can now become a reality thanks to this Xiaomi laptop!

8. Lenovo Ideapad S145

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One of the cheapest gaming laptops that you can find on the market, the Lenovo Ideapad S145 (available on Lenovo Official Store) comes in at $689. At this affordable price, the laptop comes with a AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor and integrated Radeon Vega 8 graphics. These combine to grant you the necessary power and performance to boss your opponents in-game! For added immersion, this Lenovo laptop even packs a huge 14-inch 1080p TN panel so you won’t need to deal with annoyances like screen glare!

Cheap laptops in Singapore for good productivity

Keen on getting some work done? Tasks like video editing and graphic design are heavy-duty computer actions and they often require you to have a laptop with sufficient performance to support these functions. If you’re looking for a cheap laptop with sufficient RAM and processing speed, here are our top picks! 

9. Asus Vivobook X409

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Often editing videos or designing on the go? The Asus Vivobook X409 (available on Infinito ATRIX) is one of the best budget laptops in Singapore thanks to its high portability! Don’t be fooled by its lightweight nature — the laptop packs a punch with its 8th Gen Intel processor, Nvidia MX graphics and 8GB RAM. This allows you to easily edit long videos or load images for large artworks without worrying about lag or slow processes. When it comes to storing documents and files, take advantage of the Vivobook’s 512GB SSD so you can effortlessly pull them without facing any lagging issues.

10. Dell Inspiron 5547

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On a tight budget and looking for a laptop that has sufficient capacity for video editing and graphic design for cheap? Pick up a refurbished Dell Inspiron 5547 (available on Bizgramsg Official Store). Despite being an older model, you shouldn’t write the device off. It boasts a high-end Intel processor, large hard disk storage space and allows smooth multitasking — all the essentials you need in a laptop for video editing and graphic design.

11. HP ZBook 15U G2

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Cheap laptops with great specs are few and far between. The HP ZBook 15U G2 (available on Centum Digital) is a truly rare find. The refurbished device comes equipped with 8GB of RAM to allow you to run graphic designing and video editing programmes fuss-free. Its up-to-date Intel Core i7 processor will also ensure that your editing and designing experience is fluid and with 1TB of storage space — it’ll be a long time before you need to think about getting an external hard drive.

12. Dell Latitude E7470

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The Dell Latitude E7470 (available on Centum Digital) is an affordable option if you’re looking for a business laptop with no frills. From its high resolution 14-inch touchscreen size to its slim metal chassis, the E7470 certainly won us over with its minimalist style. Though refurbished, this Dell laptop holds its own against newer models with its Intel i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. With its rapid processing speeds and varied utility, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better cheap laptop in Singapore for your both work and leisure.

Snag the lightest, fastest and handiest cheap laptops in Singapore with us

With this guide, you now know more about some of the best budget laptops in Singapore available with us! Regardless of whether you need a budget laptop in Singapore for extra portability or ones that excel in gaming and productivity, we have you covered when it comes to computers and peripherals during our 12.12 Birthday Sale. Grab yourself a quality gaming mouse to boost your in-game performances and the best gaming chairs to improve your posture as you’re gaming! 

This article was updated on 23 Nov 2020. Additional research done by Bryant Tay.