Looking for a cheap laptop? Look no further.


Affordable laptops are no longer synonymous with bad quality. It's true that in the past, if you wanted to skimp on electronics you’d be sure to notice the difference: performance was low, crashing common, compromises were obvious and soon after you’d purchased your deal you'd be found with a serious case of buyers’ remorse, sulking on the couch.

But times have changed, haven’t they? You can now get a reliable laptop for a cheap price, without worry.

Get a deal and stay confident that the future is bright, and, well... functional.

What better time to indulge in an extra piece of hardware, than at the peak of the winter holiday season?

Be your own Santa. Here are 9 of the cheapest laptops now available in Canada.

1) Lenovo IdeaPad 100S 11.6" Laptop - Red (Intel Atom Z3735F/32GB SSD/2GB RAM DDR3L/Win 10) - English $199.95

This laptop is all you need for everyday casual computing use. You’re not going to choose this one to edit a feature film or download megafiles but for surfing the internet, sending emails and word processing, this laptop covers the bases.

Features include:

1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM

32GB eMMC flash storage

11.6" HD LED-backlit display with 1366 X 768 resolution

Integrated Bluetooth

HDMI connectivity

Preloaded with Windows 10

2) ASUS C201 11.6" Chromebook - Navy Blue (Rockchip Quad Core RK3288C/16GB eMMC/2GB RAM/Chrome OS)

This Asus C201 11.6” Chromebook comes with a near 11-hour battery life to keep you going. Practical and cheap, this is a cloud-based laptop, and so if you have constant access to the Internet, this will work like a charm.

Chromebook laptops work by relying on applications and documents stored in the cloud and come with little onboard storage.

Not all software applications are available on Chromebooks- Adobe Photoshop and the Microsoft Office suite aren’t compatible- but Microsoft Office Online and free cloud versions of Office available as a series of apps work just fine, as well as Google Drive.

Features include:


1.85GHz Rockchip RK3288C quad-core processor

16GB eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard) hard drive and 100GB of free Google Drive space for 2 years

2 USB 2.0 ports, micro HDMI output, and a memory card reader

A battery life of up to 13 hours

Comes preloaded with Chrome OS

3) Refurbished laptops at Best Buy and Canada Computers

Getting a refurbished laptop can certainly get you a more advanced device at a lower price. Many outlets offer refurbished electronics, including Best Buy and Canada Computers. It can be a great way to go to get even more value than buying new.

Sometimes it’s a demo unit that’s been repackaged, or simply the result of a cancelled order, various reasons abound as to why the computers are being resold. If you're curious about quality details, check out Best Buy’s FAQs on refurbished items.

4) HP 14" Laptop (Intel Celeron N3060 / 32GB SSD / 4GB RAM / Windows 10 Home) - Blue $249 on sale at Best Buy until December 24 th , 2016

A step up from a Chromebook in terms of memory, this HP laptop comes with 32 GB of storage capacity, which is enough to hold your essential apps and documents.

It comes preloaded with Office 365 and Windows 10 Home, as well as built in WiFi and Bluetooth for all your connected needs.

Features include:


32 GB storage

Intel HD Graphics 400 chipset

USB 3.0 ports

HDMI connectivity

Preloaded with Windows 10 Home

Pre-installed Office 365

5) Dell Inspiron 11 3000 11.6" Touchscreen Flip Notebook - Celeron N3060, 2GB DDR3, 32GB SSD, Win 10 $319.99

This laptop at Best Buy is currently sold in bright red- so if you don’t mind a bit of flashy style, go for it.

A top ranking cheap ultraportable notebook, Dell’s Inspirion 11 3000 is ranked as PC Mag’s Editor’s Choice for budget ultraportable laptop.

Features include:

Windows 10 Home


Intel HD graphics

2 GB Memory

32 GB storage

10-hour battery life

6) Acer Aspire ES 17.3" Laptop - Black/Iron (Intel Pentium PQC N4200/ 1TB HDD/ 8GB RAM/ Windows 10) $399.99

Now on sale at Best Buy with $200 off the regular ticket price until December 29 th , 2016, Acer’s Aspire has a lot going for it.

Good for tackling “everyday activities and a whole lot more,” this laptop comes with plenty of storage space.

Features include:


Intel Pentium N4200 processor

1TB hard drive

precision touchpad


3 USB ports, including a USB 3.0 port

HDMI connectivity

Preinstalled with Windows 10

7) HP Chromebook 11 G4 $239.99 until December 29 th , 2016 at Best Buy

Another great Chromebook, HP’s budget laptop is perfect for educational uses. PC World.com gives this laptop points for its solid build, and ranks it above other Chromebooks built by Dell, Samsung and Toshiba.

Some cheap laptops offer a longer lasting battery life, but HP’s Chromebook isn’t too shabby, with 7 hours to keep you working.

Features Include:

Intel Celeron N2840 Dual-core (2 Core) 2.16 GHz


Intel HD Graphics

16GB Storage


8) Acer CB3-111-C6NE 11.6" LED (ComfyView) Notebook - Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz

Available in refreshing white, this Acer laptop is also ideal for every day tasks. If you already work within Google’s ecosystem of products, ie, you use Gmail, Docs, Google Play, and other Google services you’re good to go with this one.

If you don’t and never wish to, best to move on to something else.

Features include:


16GB storage

Intel HD Graphics


Full-sized HDMI and two USB ports

9) Hipstreet 14" Laptop - White (Intel Quad Core / 32GB SSD / 2GB RAM / Windows 10) $249.99

An Ontario, Canada company established in 2002, Hipstreet is growing and now has offices in the USA, India, China and Singapore. The company’s 14” laptop provides an affordable choice for everyday computing.

Features include:


32GB storage


Dual USB ports (1 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB 2.0)

HDMI output

Preinstalled with Windows 10