Description of Powerful Office Notebooks Under 500 Euros: These Laptops Are Inexpensive Work Aids
The technology in home office and homeschooling has to be right, otherwise you don't really need to start. But you don't have to spend a fortune for it: Strong office notebooks are available from MediaMarkt for less than 500 Euros. This means that the youngsters can also be equipped inexpensively. In the video you can see what to look out for when buying a laptop.
Notebooks with a strong price-performance ratio
Slow Wi-Fi, crashing video conferences and computers that keep hanging up - you can't work properly like this. If you want to stock up on new technology, you should first and foremost get a solid office notebook. It offers a decent screen plus enough storage space and works sufficiently quickly. The rest is a matter of taste.
But there are currently two problems: The demand for classic laptops has been extremely high in recent months.
Since supplies are currently not coming as quickly as usual, the range of office notebooks is quite manageable, especially since many models are currently not available. You should think twice about buying the absolute cheap homes for less than 300 Euros. Because if you use teams and co. Every day and want to work on the side, you need a certain amount of computing power.
We scoured the offers at MediaMarkt for cheap office notebooks and found four devices for less than 500 Euros that can be delivered within a few days.
17-inch notebook from HP with an Intel CPU
HP offers an inexpensive office notebook with a 17.3-inch screen diagonal.
Windows is the most widespread used operating system. The HP 17-by2337ng comes with Windows 10 Home preinstalled, which gives you a large selection of software. The notebook is currently combined with a free annual subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Single. This means that a complete Microsoft Office package can be used free of charge for one year.
The 17.3-inch display is definitely an eye-catcher on the HP 17-by2337ng. There are no longer many notebooks that have such a generously dimensioned screen. However, this is ideal for home office and homeschooling - especially if you don't have an external monitor at the start. In the price range, you have to cut back on the resolution, but the 1,600 x 900 pixels are definitely sufficient for everyday tasks.
The four GByte RAM enables parallel work in several browser windows or tasks without the notebook running out of breath. There is also a 256 GB SSD and an Intel Core i3 processor, which can sometimes jump over the 4 GHz mark in Turbo Boost. In any case, you are well positioned to work with common office programs, teams and the like.
The bottom line is that the bundle of office notebook and Microsoft Office is available from MediaMarkt for 499 Euros. What you don't often find anymore: There is also a DVD drive in the HP notebook.
Compact 14-inch device: Asus Vivo Book
Vivo Book: Asus has solid office notebooks for less than 500 Euros.
If you are looking for something handier, the Asus Vivo Book R465JA-EK278T with a 14-inch screen could be the right choice. These costs just as much, but the display offers full HD resolution. In addition, the Vivo Book has twice as much RAM (8 GB ) and storage space ( SSD with 512 GB ). An Intel Core i3 works as the processor under the hood. Conveniently, Windows 10 Home is also preinstalled here.
The Vivo Book is not short on connections: A headphone jack, an HDMI 1.4 output , a micro SD card reader and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C interface offer plenty of options for accessories. WLAN and Bluetooth are of course also on board, as is a webcam. For 499 Euros you can start working from home or homeschooling straight away.
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Office notebook with Windows 10 in S mode
The Lenovo Idea Pad Flex 3 is based on Windows 10 S.
A tad cheaper than office notebooks with "normal" Windows 10 Home are those that come in Windows 10 S mode. You have to note that this is a full-fledged operating system, but in the delivery state it can only handle apps and not classic programs. If that's enough for you, you should take a look at the Lenovo Idea Pad Flex 3 , which is not only quite compact, but also quiet thanks to the finless design.
The screen measures eleven inches diagonally, which means that the notebook is more recommended as a second device for traveling or as an entry-level convertible for students who are not yet allowed to attend classroom lessons. Even after that, you should consider purchasing an external monitor. Inside the case there is a four GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD. Lenovo has provided two USB 3.1 Type-A ports , one HDMI 1.4b and a combo socket for headphones and microphone. The handy device with touchscreen is available from Media Market for 409 Euros.
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Chromebook as a Windows alternative
Schoolchildren and students should also get along well with a Chromebook like the one from Acer.
Does it always have to be Windows? Most of the time in the office, but pupils and students who already do a lot of things with web apps could get along well with a Chromebook . The Acer Chromebook 514 is available from MediaMarkt for 479 euros . If you expect an operating system à la Windows, you have to rethink a bit, because with Chrome OS you mainly work online.
The system is ready for use very quickly. The Acer Chromebook also offers a full HD screen with a 14-inch screen diagonal. Don't be put off by the 64 GB of storage space . Because ambitious Chromebook users rely on cloud services. The Pentium N4200 is also easily sufficient for the light Chrome OS. With eight GB of RAM, there is also a good amount of RAM available. Two USB Type-C , two USB 3.0 Type-A as well as a combined headphone and microphone connection are built into the interfaces .