In the land of affordable laptops there are a ton of options, but few that actually offer the latest technologies in a decent package. Asus is attempting to buck that trend with its VivoBook E403SA, which comes with an Intel Pentium Quad-Core processor, 128GB SSD, and a USB-C port in an aluminum casing that comes in at 0.7-inches thick.
The VivoBook looks to be one of the better sub-$500 laptop options, coming in at $399 — although with only 4GB of RAM, it likely won't be a workhorse. But with so many cheaper laptops still offering HDDs and not incorporating USB-C — which looks to be the next major port we'll all be using for the next decade or so — the VivoBook could be a good pickup if you're in the market for a low-cost PC. You can purchase the Asus VivoBook E403SA from Asus' website or on Amazon.