Ultimate BUDGET Laptop Buying Guide

Ultimate BUDGET Laptop Buying Guide

The biggest laptop round up i’ve ever done. Part 1 of a 3 part series where I give you tips and tricks to save money when buying a laptop, and recommend my favorite laptops under $800 USD for casual users, students, programmers, photo or video editors, and gamers

00:00 Intro
02:04 Important Tips & Recommendations
04:28 Budget Shopper Overview
06:24 Casual Users & Student Recommendations
08:23 Software Developer Recommendations
09:58 Video & Photo Editor Recommendations
11:27 Gamer Recommendations

Part 1 of Guide: https://youtu.be/Tc-drtjaey8
Part 2 of Guide: https://youtu.be/CXC_I0IBLAQ

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Laptops Recommended:
* Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7 14 (AMD): https://lenovo.vzew.net/Qad5x
*Lenovo Ideapad 5 15 (AMD): https://lenovo.vzew.net/vBbDv
*Lenovo Ideapad 5 14 (AMD): https://lenovo.vzew.net/xWbJ1
*Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7 14 (Intel): https://www.newegg.com/slate-gray-lenovo-82a4000jus/p/1TS-000E-0N5M5
*Lenovo Ideapad 5 15 (Intel): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1543438-REG/lenovo_81yk004bus_15_6_ideapad_5_14.html
* Dell Inspiron 14 7400 (Intel): https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/inspiron-14-7400-laptop?~ck=mn
* Asus Zenbook 14 (AMD): https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/MPdJ2
* MSI GF65 (Intel): https://amzn.to/2UvbGh0

Videos Referenced:
* Buying a Prior Gen Laptop v Current Gen Laptop: https://youtu.be/-SvwrjT3U2s
* Bob Of All Trades Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/satanjamez

My Personal Gear:

Gaming Laptop: https://amzn.to/2QwWv4R
Programming Laptop: https://amzn.to/3kiZhXX
Video Editing Laptop: https://amzn.to/2ShIiuC
Portable Laptop: https://amzn.to/30XAKzR
Monitor: https://amzn.to/3cfSTgw
Keyboard: https://amzn.to/2xq5wqu
Mouse: https://amzn.to/34wrc0d
Camera 1: https://amzn.to/3oMDLhB
Camera 2: https://amzn.to/35TqfQH
Main Lens: https://amzn.to/380FKsB
Thumbnail Lens: https://amzn.to/381u8G0
Vlog Lens: https://amzn.to/37Xr39T
Key Light: https://amzn.to/2ETUNEG
Shotgun Mic: https://amzn.to/30wa9aR
Lav Mic: https://amzn.to/2QlQhYq
Wireless Mic: https://amzn.to/2E4jq4t
Backup Drive: https://amzn.to/2L9NSuG
My Watch: https://amzn.to/2TzK0HA

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  1. Erick Juma on December 1, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Am so impressed watching this video. Thanx for this review, I found it helpful too

  2. Sipsonchips on December 1, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Question: is the the AMD 3000u series still good in 2020?

  3. Sam Gobran on December 1, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Long introduction

  4. Jason Walon on December 1, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    hp envy x360???????

  5. Gianna Agostinelli on December 1, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Congratulations for the quality and the effort that you put into your videos. I’ve learnt a lot thanks to your channel! Your content is amazing 😎🤩

    I would really appreciate if you could do a review or a buying guide for creative professionals and graphic designers. I think it would be super helpful to know your tips about touchscreens or 2in1s, such as the Acer ConceptD7 Ezel, Microsoft Surface Book 3, Lenovo Yogas, Dell XPS 13, or even the Galaxy book Flex!!!
    I need a new portable laptop, and would like to get a super powerful 2 in 1, but it seems that it’s form factor forces us to sacrifice important performance aspect. Which is why I thought it would make more sense to have a convertible, touchscreen laptop (360°), and also have a tablet with EMR wacom tech, instead of looking or waiting for the realease of an option that can do it all.

    Tech Family, who gets me? 🧐

  6. ellison193 on December 1, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    ……$800 is a budget laptop?……im trying to stay under $400 and now I feel like a broke bum🤦‍♂️

  7. Mine44 on December 1, 2020 at 9:26 pm


  8. ANDRiOS Gadget on December 1, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    A little advice for better audio, use microphone clip and add some sound absorbers on the wall.

  9. Zainab on December 1, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you!

  10. krisskuli on December 1, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Wait.. Your IdeaPad 5 15 has a touchscreen???? 😮

  11. abdolh Qasem on December 1, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    You deserve waay more subscribers. Keep up the great work you will be one of the biggest tech youtubers

  12. Camila Moran-Yonamine on December 1, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Me watching this vid in my 8 year old laptop ._.

  13. BO WU on December 1, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Which one would you recommend, Dell Inspiron 15 5593: 10th Gen Core i5-1035G1, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD Display, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 ($500). Or Lenovo Ideapad 5 15 (AMD) ($800)

  14. Phoenix on December 1, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    "I’m just Josh". Ha ha.

  15. Quoc Nguyen on December 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    I was considering Asus zenbook 14 amd (Ryzen 5 4500U) around 500$ vs Macbook Air (M1 chip) 1k$. Is it worth to upgrade to the MacBook for using daily entertainment stuff,study online,… sir? Thank you, pls do me a favor !

  16. Will RunRun on December 1, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Hi, if possible to review the travel gaming laptop backpack sleeve for amzn.to/2qduu8q , amzn.to/2AToEve,amzn.to/2oYe4jM shall we be in touch?

  17. Gabriel Rosewood on December 1, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I just got the eye idea pad to slim 7 Intel i5 with GTX 350 graphics for $629 at Staples it was a super good deal

  18. Robert Brown on December 1, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I have been running Ubuntu Linux on a Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 for three years now, using it for web surfing and software development. It cost less than $300 and has a very nice matte display with 3:2 aspect ratio and 2736 by 1834 pixels. The CPU is slow, there’s only 6 GB of RAM, and the keyboard and trackpad are only OK. But there’s no fan and storage can be upgraded with a SATA m.2 card. Please consider reviewing more very inexpensive Chinese products. There really are some bargains out there.

  19. del errur on December 1, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    why you didn’t recommend this laptop (ASUS Zenbook 14 Laptop – AMD Ryzen 5-8GB RAM – NVIDIA GEFORCE MX350 )
    what wrong with this for low budget ???

  20. miltiades papadopoulos on December 1, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Everything in this video is 1000+ in europe 🙃

  21. Peter Müller on December 1, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Guys I really dearly want the Ideapad 5 14" with 16 GB RAM and AMD 7 but cannot find it, sinxe the RAM is soldered. The links Josh provided say it is out of stock. What to do?

  22. Blue Skies on December 1, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    My problem is wifi 6. Can it work with router a,c, etc?

  23. Orlando Diaz on December 1, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Great video and awesome advices!!!

  24. Cyan on December 1, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Very informative video as always, helped a lot!

  25. Parth Patel on December 1, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Bought Yoga 6 with Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U 8 GB RAM, 300 nits display, with 2-in-1 form factor touchscreen. Very happy with it’s performance and battery life so far.

  26. Danny Komjathy on December 1, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    envy x360 ryzen 7 thats it, folks

  27. ** on December 1, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Can someone tell me the best laptop for 250 or less (including tax and everything) with a 64 bit OS?

    I definitely need 64 bit OS for some apps that require that


  28. ethan2guns on December 1, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    How are you not getting at least a million views! The production quality of your videos is crazy, keep up the great work

  29. Patricia Cryer on December 1, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Just picked up the Lenovo Ideapad 5 15 with Ryzen 5 4500, 8gb Ram, 256 SSD for $489 at Office Depot =)

  30. John Smith on December 1, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    which laptop has good screen quality when watching Netflix and YouTube. And casual browsing and MS word/Excel work

  31. nooo yes on December 1, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Guys I need a laptop 2 in 1 with a good battery with a range of 600 to 700 dollars so far
    Lenovo ideapad 5
    Lenovo c749
    Hp x360

  32. Dj.DEB.USA,007 JusticeAngels on December 1, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    You talk a liytoo much dude be more specific…I need under 500$ range

  33. Ashraf Bhamji on December 1, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Josh, is the Lenovo Yoga C740 better or Samsung Galaxy Flex Alpha, which one should I buy

  34. John mc kiernan on December 1, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Lies!!Best Buy don’t sell ASUS TUF 506 for $799.It is $999

  35. Dzejas Andrew on December 1, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    He is lenovo fan. I prefer asus rog laptops or acer ones

  36. Ayub Fitness on December 1, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    eyyy bob is here👌👍

  37. Dan-The-Man on December 1, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Just Josh makes the coolest, most down-to-earth content on laptop hardware out there in my opinion. I love the human touch to the way he makes videos.

  38. widowzmite777 on December 1, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Wow and thx for all your hard work to review this. I can tell you like Lenovo, I personally love DJI, which are both Chinese owned companies. However, I refuse to give my money to freedom hating, communists who use slave labor/human trafficking to line their pockets. I’d love to hear more about Acer, Asus, HP & Dell. Just sayin.

  39. Mustapha Tube on December 1, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    What is the difference between AMD and Intel? Thanks

  40. Berkana on December 1, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Out of 77k views only 3k likes – showing your gratitude this way for such decent analysis is the least we can do!

  41. Keith Veloso on December 1, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Great effort but lacks what buyer’s takes. Here my take. Dont buy HP, Dell, Razer, Alienware. They have poor warranty and customer support. HP withheld grafix card info in the past until users were unable to claim warranty. Dont buy Lenovo legion and Asus. They’ve had hinge problems. With that said, I bought an Acer Predator 17 back in 2016 and it still runs perfect with no problems to this day.

  42. BlueBackflip on December 1, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Great video, but honestly in this range most people should just throw out another $100 and get a base air with the M1.. it is just on another level. Better screen, battery life, trackpad, build quality, resale value, etc. Gaming is a different story though.

  43. A.J. Scalzitti on December 1, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Last a long time = Thinkpad, not a difficult answer but you do pay for arguably the most durable consumer laptop for decades now

  44. Allan Kurian on December 1, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Could you do a review on the
    Asus G15 with Ryzen 7 and RTX2060 MaxQ
    Is it good or not , For Architects

  45. Mathew Xiong on December 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    i need laptops in the 500 to 800 range. im not able to spend that much lol

  46. rotfan77 on December 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Dang, I missed the asus gaming laptop for 799, sold out.

  47. GT goetia on December 1, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    A nice surprise to see Bob of All Trades in this video. Both of your guys’ channels are underrated.

  48. Filippo Maria Passarini on December 1, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Me:"wow the price of these notebooks is amazing"
    Checks prices in italy: Ideapad 3 with ryzen 3(🤢) 500€.
    How is that possible? In us you can buy an ideapad with Ryzen 7 with less than 500$. Wth…

  49. Leo Leon on December 1, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    What do you think about the other Lenovo ideapad 5 the 14 inch one

  50. Ava Carlos on December 1, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    I recommend moon_hacker1 on instagram he helped me to get a new free apple MacBook pro he’s legit and reliable, thank you sir for your good did 💯

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