Connecting to the world is easier than it has ever been because of the technology available to us. If you have a laptop you can work from home, on the road or in a coffee shop. The problem is finding a reasonably priced laptop. If you only need a laptop for the most basic aspects such as email, writing documents or using the internet you should not spend too much money on it. Purchasing a cheap 15 inch laptop with an optical drive could be the best fit for you.

One viable option is the Dell Inspiron 15 i15RV-6190BLK 15.6-Inch Laptop. This back matte colored laptop has an Intel Pentium Processor with 4 gigabytes of RAM. It also has a 500 gigabyte hard drive that runs Windows 8. The display is 15.6 inches and on the left side of the laptop you will find 1 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 inputs, as well as an optical drive. On the right side you will find another USB 2.0 input, a card reader and an HDMI input.

If you want a laptop that is a little more advanced than the previous one, the HP ENVY 15t i7-4710HQ Quad Core Notebook Laptop PC might be a perfect fit. This 1 terabyte hard drive has 8 gigabytes of RAM and Intel HD graphics. There are also USB and HDMI inputs, along with 1 RJ45 and 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo. The laptop has a standard keyboard but stands out with its Beats Audio and fingerprint reader. This 15.6 inch laptop runs on Windows 8 with a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor. And HP gives you a 1 year warranty on the product.

If you do not want to pay the price tag on the previous laptop but still want a good product, the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 15.6 Inch Laptop could work for you. It has very similar specifications to the Dell Inspiron mentioned above. But whatever it is that you are looking for, you will find the right balance of price and product.