Best laptop under $500/£500 for 2021: Amazing budget and mid-range notebooks

A great option if you want to prioritise portability and style.

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It might be unconventional, but for many people the Surface Go 2 could be perfect.

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If you're happy to use Chrome OS, this is a great machine for the price.

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Value-packed for sure, Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 3 is a great option if you want a flexible Chromebook.

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