These days, everyone needs a computer to get online, whether it is to do their work, class assignment or just stay connected with family and friends. A laptop is the best device for online work and play and can easily be toted around if you need computer access anywhere while on the go. Fortunately, many on the market are available for fairly cheap prices. Here are a few of the best laptops to consider that won’t break your bank account.

The Samsung Chromebook 2012 model is a great laptop that comes in at only $199. It sports an 11.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels and a 16GB solid state hard drive that can easily be swapped out for more memory as well as 2GB of RAM. The Chromebook is slim and lightweight at only 11.40 by 8.21 by 0.69 inches and 2.4 pounds. The battery should get the user through 6.3 hours of usage. The device connects to Wi-Fi and runs Google apps. It is easy to use and you can back up your most important files to the cloud.

A great Windows laptop that can satisfy just about anyone’s needs is the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5308. It is powered by Windows 8 and can be upgraded to Windows 10, has a 15.6 inch screen, 500 GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. The Satellite is from the AMD E1-Series and can be purchased for $264 brand new or $199 used. Although it is a medium sized laptop, it is still easy to carry around while you are out and about at only 4.8 pounds.

If you are more of a Mac person, you can get a great MacBook for as low as $179.55. It is available in a white unibody, with a 13 inch screen, 250GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM. The laptop runs OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard but can be updated to OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the latest Apple computer operating system. the MacBook includes a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and is a 2010 model that runs well for getting your work done or browsing the web. You can even upgrade the RAM to make it snappier.

These are all excellent choices of cheap laptops on sale that will get you by for all of your needs. Compare the various features of each to make the best purchase for your money.