cheap dell laptops for sale under 200

by Jane on March 24, 2016

Below is a selection of dell laptops for sale under $200. Find choices for business, gaming, and general use like browsing the web. Also, since it only makes sense we went ahead and included models priced a bit over. Please Note: In no way do we control prices. On the day (in 2016) we researched these models the prices fell in this price range.

If you are unsure about type of features you need the following video can provide some guidance. In it you will also find their, “Top 5 laptops under $200” the video was made in May of 2015 so the choices should still be fairly up to date.

Another video with information on laptops along with their “Best Picks“. Dell does have some decent laptops in this price range but if you took the time to view either video you should have notice none of their picks include a Dell model.

Best Dell Laptops under $200 – Top Picks

Dell CRM3120-1667BLK 11.6-inch

Dell Chromebook under $250Don’t judge a book by its cover, the outer shell and physical protections provided by the Dell CRM3120 may look a bit archaic compared to some of the more modern chromebook designs. How ever boring it does appear, the build is actually quite sturdy. Rubberized and sealedFor shock protection the base and around the screen are rubberized. For spill protection the keyboard and trackpad are properly sealed and protected against spills.

In the owner’s manual you can read about the types of quality testing this laptop has been put through. Testing for tolerance to pressure, humidity, temperature and vibrations. Furthermore, the hinge between the screen and keyboard can move 180 degrees which greatly protects against the possibility of hinge damage.

The 11.6 inch is an anti-glare LCD display. This is not a high pixel display but it does provide brightness. Visibility even in bright room environment

It runs on the Intel Celeron N2840 processor and provides 2GB of RAM. This is not a huge amount of memory/storage space but you should have no problem running basic application, if you are web browsing should be no problem whatsoever even with multiple tabs open. If you do need more storage space you can always add an SD card. We suggest this if you are saving huge files.

The ports include two USB ports and a HDMI-out port. There is also a Kensington slot for theft proof protection. The battery charge life is pretty impressive being able to run around 9 hours on a single charge. As we mentioned at the top of the page, while this is a page to list the best Dell laptops that fall in the under $200 price range, we also said we would be including models with price just over this mark. While writing this review in 2016 the Dell CRM3120-1667BLK was just over this price but you should be able to pick it up for under $250. We included it because in our opinion it is one of the best Chromebook choices for under $250.

Dell Inspiron i3452-600BLK 14-inch Laptop

Affordable dell laptop with 14 inch screenThe CRM3120-1667BLK model reviewed above has a 11.6 inch screen but some people want a larger screen. Not only does the Dell i3452-600BLK provide a larger 14-inch screen but it also a little lower in price. The model runs on the Celeron N3050 processor and provides 2GB RAM.

This is a very modest model which seems to receive almost equal positive and negative reviews. We would only recommend this for personal use at home. It can load and run most of the basic applications you need and should have no problem with heavy web browsing.

After reading through some negative reviews it is obvious, some people bought the Dell Inspiron i3452-600BLK for the wrong use. We would not recommend this model as a work laptop. We would not recommend this model to anyone who will want to run huge files.

For personal home use. Web browsing, saving pictures and maybe some light gaming.

2016 Newest Dell Inspiron Laptop

2016-Newest-Dell-Inspiron-Laptop-under-200In case you need to know the model item number is Inspiron 14 300.  The operating system installed on this model is Windows 10. Additionally, it includes a 1-year subscription to MicroSoft 365 Personal, along with 1TB of storage space on One Drive Cloud.

Other features:

  • High speed wireless connection
  • HDMI
  • Bluetooth
  • USB 3 and USB 2 ports
  • Media Card reader
  • Security lock

It runs on the Intel Celeron N3050 processor. This is not a high-end processor, it will work fine for web browsing and simple programs but it is not recommend to run with larger more complex software. As expected with models in this price range it provides a modest 2GB Ram (memory).

The screen size of this Notebook is 14.1 – inches with a 1366 x 768 resolution and a backlit LED display. The model includes a webcam. If you are interested in an optical drive, we should mention the model does not include this.

Latitude E6420

refurbished business laptop under 200

Looking for budget business laptop? The Latitude E6420 with a 14 – inch screen might be the biggest steal on our list. However, there is something we need to point this low price recommendation is for a refurbished unit. Buying it new in 2016 it has a sales price of around $1000 (Dell website).

This Notebook runs on the Intel Core i5-2520 2.50 processor and provides 4GB RAM (memory). There is also an option to expand the memory to 8GB.

This is an older model (2011) other than being a refurbished choice and another drawback would be its a bit bigger and heavier (5 lbs.) than newer models.

For what its worth, the Latitude E6420 does come with some type of warranty. This warranty is not provided by the Dell company. We are not actually sure which party provides the warranty, whether it is the seller or if it’s Amazon’s policy on refurbished laptops. You can read it on the sales page.

To paraphrase it states something: If the items arrives dead or soon after dies the buyer has 30 to return the item for a full refund. Not much but its something.

best dell laptop under 200 dollarsDell Latitude E6410

Need a super cheap option?!? The Dell Latitude E6410 has been around for more than a few years. While it definitely has limitations it still satisfies basic needs for home use. Even though it an older model it still provides decent functionality in some areas. It has a built in DVD drive for playing, it can also burn DVDs, it has built in Wifi, it has a built in SD card read.

Probably the biggest weakness of the model is it doesn’t have a HDMI port. This severely limits the ability to connect to external devices. This is probably the biggest reason not to buy the Dell Latitude E6410 laptop. Note: Don’t buy this model if you need to connect it to other external devices (projectors, Blu-ray).

It’s a bit heavy, weighing 4.3 pounds.

Overall, if a person is looking for a very cheap option to connect to the internet wireless for web browsing, light gaming and maybe playing DVDs this model can satisfy these needs.

Genuine Dell Latitude D830 LaptopGenuine Dell Latitude D830

This is the cheapest model on the list, ironically it also provides 3GB RAM, more memory than any other model listed here.

It runs on the  Core 2 Duo processor. We are not saying this is an advanced gaming laptop. However, if you are looking at these choices for gaming, this processor is the best fit for this use.

The Genuine Dell Latitude D830 also comes with a host of Microsoft software already installed (PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Security) along with other software.

This model is lightweight (1 lbs) and thin. It has received decent reviews. Need more information? Read the question and answer section at Amazon.

Best Dell Laptops under $200

The page included 5 decent low priced options listed below. Before buying anything we recommend you take the time to read product description and ask questions if you need more information or clarification.

  • Dell CRM3120-1667BLK 11.6-inch
  • Dell Inspiron i3452-600BLK 14-inch
  • 2016 Newest Dell Inspiron Laptop
  • Latitude E6420
  • Dell Latitude E6410

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