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Cheap Laptops for Sale Under 200 and what to Expect

Besides the price the good thing about cheap laptops for sale under 200 is that they are quite often used laptops with great features which sold for a much higher price originally. Like practically any other electronic device when they are used they can be a really good solution, and some of the best laptop deals will have lots of useful life ahead of them. This is where condition comes in. Lots of people use their laptop for a few years and then upgrade to a new laptop. When they sell their used laptop it creates a great opportunity.

Cheap Laptops for Sale Under $200

What should you actually look for in one of these used or refurbished laptops? Essentially the condition is going to be what determines the best deal. Take a look at the description to make sure that the computer is in good working condition. This will include things like being able to access the Internet and that it is not running slow. Keep in mind though that a fresh installation of the operating system just like on new laptops is a good idea, and many sellers will already have done this. This will give the laptop a nice fresh start without issues from viruses or spyware. This also helps to remove any personal information which the seller had on the computer.

The actual cosmetic condition of the used laptop is another aspect of what you should consider. The primary reason for this is that when the laptop is in good condition in this respect then it will indicate that it has been well taken care of by the previous owner. This is always a good sign since getting a healthy laptop computer can mean a long life of use and reliability.

HP Probook 6460b 14 Core i5 2520M 25GHz 4GB 500GB Win 7 Pro Wireless Laptop
HP Probook 6460b 14 Core i5 2520M 25GHz 4GB 500GB Win 7 Pro Wireless Laptop
$160.00
HP Probook 6470b 1600x900 Core i5 3320M 26GHz 4GB 180GB SSD Win 7 Webcam Laptop
HP Probook 6470b 1600x900 Core i5 3320M 26GHz 4GB 180GB SSD Win 7 Webcam Laptop
$200.00
HP EliteBook 8440p 14 Core i5 24GHz 8GB 160GB Webcam Wireless Win 7 Pro Laptop
HP EliteBook 8440p 14 Core i5 24GHz 8GB 160GB Webcam Wireless Win 7 Pro Laptop
$155.00
HP EliteBook 8440p 14 Core i5 24GHz 8GB 320GB Webcam Wireless Win 7 Pro Laptop
HP EliteBook 8440p 14 Core i5 24GHz 8GB 320GB Webcam Wireless Win 7 Pro Laptop
$170.00
HP Probook 6470b 14 1600x900 Core i5 3320M 26GHz 4GB 500GB Win 7 Webcam Laptop
HP Probook 6470b 14 1600x900 Core i5 3320M 26GHz 4GB 500GB Win 7 Webcam Laptop
$175.00
HP Probook 6460b 14 Core i5 2520M 25GHz 8GB 320GB Win 7 Pro Wireless Laptop
HP Probook 6460b 14 Core i5 2520M 25GHz 8GB 320GB Win 7 Pro Wireless Laptop
$175.00
HP EliteBook 8460p 14 Core i5 2520M 25 4G 320GB 1600x900 ATI 1GB Gaming Laptop
HP EliteBook 8460p 14 Core i5 2520M 25 4G 320GB 1600x900 ATI 1GB Gaming Laptop
$199.00
HP EliteBook 8560w 156 Core i7 Windows 7 270GHz 8GB 500GB Laptop WiFi Web Cam
HP EliteBook 8560w 156 Core i7 Windows 7 270GHz 8GB 500GB Laptop WiFi Web Cam
$199.99
HP Probook 6460b 14 Core i5 2520M 25GHz 4GB 320GB Win 7 Pro Wireless Laptop
HP Probook 6460b 14 Core i5 2520M 25GHz 4GB 320GB Win 7 Pro Wireless Laptop
$155.00
HP Probook 6470b 14 1600x900 Core i5 3320M 26GHz 8GB 500GB Win 7 Webcam Laptop
HP Probook 6470b 14 1600x900 Core i5 3320M 26GHz 8GB 500GB Win 7 Webcam Laptop
$195.00

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For $200 Laptops you should expect the following:

There are numerous makes and models of laptops for sale under 200 dollars to choose from and in this price range they often share relatively similar specifications. Aside from the overall condition of the laptop here are some of the specs that you should typically expect to find:

  • RAM: 512MB and Up
  • Operating System: XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • Hard Drive: 40GB and Up
  • Screen Size: 10.1" to 17"
  • CPU: Pentium 4, Dual Core, Athlon
  • Wi-Fi: Wireless Capabilities
  • Optical Drive: CD/DVD Combo
  • Good Cosmetic Condition
  • Good Operating Condition

Basic specs like this will allow you to use your laptop for all the most popular activities today. From school work and business to gaming and social media, you will find these basic features on most of the cheap laptops which we feature. Just remember that when a used or refurbished laptop has been well taken care of it often shows in its condition as well as its description.

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Dell Inspiron 5100 Cheap Used Laptops

The Dell Inspiron 5100 was released as a desktop replacement system which was designed to provide a good mix between productivity and multimedia capabilities. Today the Dell Inspiron 5100 makes a good cheap laptop for sale under 200 dollars and we see many of them in great condition quite frequently. The typical configuration will include 512MB of RAM and a maximum amount of system memory is 1GB so this is a decent match for Windows XP Home or Professional Editions.

Inspiron 5100 Cheap Used Laptops

The specifications of the Inspiron 5100 used laptops include a Pentium 4 processor usually in the 2.4GHz range. This was not the fastest processor at the time of the release of this laptop but it did help to keep the price reasonable with all of the other features which were typically found on this model. Being a 15 inch laptop the weight is a bit more than what you would find on a 14 inch model though. The extra screen size is actually a plus from a viewing standpoint and the Inspiron 5100 actually provided an S-Video output as well hence the focus on multimedia.

For sound there are the standard built-in speakers and 3.5mm audio out as well for external speakers or headphone use on the laptop. The wireless capabilities include 802.11b and there is the standard Ethernet and modem which round out the network and Internet connectivity options. Additional ports include a pair of USB ports and a FireWire port.

Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook Works Great Win XP Runs Great
Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook Works Great Win XP Runs Great
$99.00
Dell Inspiron 5100 156 Laptop
Dell Inspiron 5100 156 Laptop
$40.00
Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop 266GHz Pentium 4 Notebook NO OS NO HDD NO ADAPTER
Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop 266GHz Pentium 4 Notebook NO OS NO HDD NO ADAPTER
$42.72
Dell Inspiron 15 5100 Win 10 160 GHz 4GB 156 500GB LAPTOP PPP001843
Dell Inspiron 15 5100 Win 10 160 GHz 4GB 156 500GB LAPTOP PPP001843
$149.95
DELL INSPIRON 5100 28GHZ 512MB 40GB DVD CDRW XP PRO SP3 OFFICE PRO WIFI
DELL INSPIRON 5100 28GHZ 512MB 40GB DVD CDRW XP PRO SP3 OFFICE PRO WIFI
$189.99

The hard drives are typically 30GB to 40GB on these used laptops. There is an internal DVD CD-RW drive in most of the units we see. As for laptops for $200 and under these days the Dell Inspiron 5100 can give you access to some decent features that are still quite applicable today. Since it was designed as a desktop replacement it is on the heavy side but the system can be a decent workhorse laptop which is affordable and powerful without too many bells and whistles. However as we mentioned the configurations vary so they can be a good solution if you need a solid used laptop for a decent price.

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How to Reset Internet Explorer

Why Reset Your Browser?

Reset Internet Explorer

There are many reasons why people reset the web browsers on their laptops. Sometimes they need to reset them in order to start from scratch. Sometimes there is a need to reset your web browser due to performance issues. You may have made some changes to the configurations and yet you do not remember each of the changes you made.

There are plenty of settings to change on any of the laptops under 200 dollars and each can improve your computing experience just as there are many that are commonly set for a specific need. However sometimes spyware can actually cause some of these settings to become reconfigured in less than desirable ways. No matter what the need is though, you can easily reset your browser to the default settings.

How to Reset Internet Explorer

This video is for Internet Explorer 7

Here is a very easy way to reset IE7 to the default settings. Keep in mind that this will cause any custom settings to be reset and you will need to reconfigure them if you need to.

Most Popular Web Browsers

List of the Most Popular Browsers

In this case we are looking at Internet Explorer 7 which many computer users choose as their default browser. Of course, there are many browsers to choose from these days. For instance some of the more popular browsers on the laptops for sale under 300 and desktop computers as well are:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera

There are also several mobile browsers in use.

History of the Web Browser

Web Browser Evolution

Early experiments in the technology behind modern day web browsers occurred during the 1980's. The MOSAIC browser is the most well known of the period. Many people deserve credit for this long-term development and the 1990's continued to unveil much advancement in this field.

If you remember back when the web was burgeoning in popularity among the public for the first time, it seemed like Netscape was by far the most popular web browser. Then Microsoft began including a web browser bundled with their Windows operating systems and the market quickly bowed to Microsoft taking the lion's share of the web browser market.

Netscape to Mozilla: Open Source

Adjustments to the Marketplace

After the change in the market share, Netscape started making their browser open source thus creating Mozilla. This did not originally make much dent on the overall market share, yet things would eventually change.

Today Firefox which evolved from the Mozilla product is an extremely fast growing web browser. People like to use it on their refurbished laptops under 200 dollars for the speed it offers, plus the ability to ad lots of plug-ins which can ad an enormous degree of additional functionality to the browser.

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