5 Easy Steps for a Cheap Laptop Setup

5 easy steps for a cheap laptop setup

Get a laptop

If you are looking for a cheap laptop, it is important to know that there will be sacrifices. For example, cheaper laptops typically have lower-quality screens and fewer ports than more expensive ones; but if the tasks on your list fit in with these limitations then they can still get done.

Although obviously true, don’t forget that not all cheap computers or laptops are bad! In many cases -such as this one- purchasing a budget device may suit basic needs such as browsing the internet or writing blog posts just fine without much of an investment at all which would make them perfect starter options for those who haven’t already invested into their first machine yet.

Best Cheap laptop

Acer Swift 3 Thin & Light Laptop

Acer Swift 3 comes with these high-level specs: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core Processor 2.0GHz with Precision Boost up to 4.1GHz, Windows 10 Home, and 14″ Full HD screen.

Your base is a great desk


You might be wondering what type of desk or table is best for your needs. The answer depends on how much space you have. In my opinion, a bigger desk is better. When picking a big desk, you can upgrade your setup with ease down the road and have space for it. For instance, you want to start with just a laptop, in the future, you’ll add a monitor and who knows another one. After that, you would like to fit some great speakers. So think about how long your desk should last you.

If you want to start cheap and small and don’t mind getting rid of your desk at one point. This desk from amazon is a great desk for starting out your Battlestation.

Spacious laptop desk
cheap laptop desk

Small Computer Desk

This metal-and-wood computer desk is perfect for sharp minds and creatives. With storage to hold all of your important essentials, this computer desk is the perfect addition to any writer’s or gamers’ workstation.

Pick an awesome mouse


When looking to upgrade your laptop setup a mouse is often the first thing you’ll want to add. You will be able to do more things efficiently and even though a touchpad can be good for a lot of things, it simply won’t ever compare with an actual mouse.

What makes a laptop mouse different? Well, when thinking about it – not that much really. It’s still going to have two buttons and a scroll wheel. However, you’ll be able to click more accurately and faster because of how a mouse is designed compared to a touchpad.

Awesome mouse
rapoo n1600

Rapoo N1600

The Rapoo N1600 mouse, with a reduced click sound and same click feel, minimizes distractions for you and others around your classroom or office. The symmetrical design is especially convenient for left-handers. The 1000 DPI high-definition optical tracking keeps your fingers moving smoothly.

Choose a cheap screen


Adding an external laptop monitor is a really easy and affordable way to upgrade your laptop setup. It’s perfect for those who want to work and play, as it makes multitasking so much easier. I personally use it to watch videos or movies while I do research on the other screen. Or sometimes I’ll have stand-up comedy playing on the laptop screen (just for laughs) while I work on my big screen.

Cheap bright screen
asus ve228h

ASUS VE228H 21.5" Monitor

Get straight to gaming, watching movies, or working with the ASUS VE228H widescreen LED display. The beautifully slim design of this monitor is perfect for tight spaces and gets an amazing response time with Quick 5ms video response time. This monitor features Splendid Video Intelligence Technology that optimizes video performance by enhancing color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. A 10 million to 1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio offers a dynamically enhanced contrast so you can see every detail on the screen.

An easy to use keyboard


When you stay all day long in front of your laptop, a cheap keyboard is an excellent addition to your cheap laptop setup. This way, instead of typing on the laptop’s keys that always type horrible, you can use a cheap keyboard that will help you type faster and more accurately. Furthermore, it helps prevent neck strain when looking down on a laptop.

If you have a mouse, an extra monitor, and a keyboard, you have in my opinion, the minimal cheap laptop setup you can get. This will help you be more efficient and it prevents some RSI because of the better ergonomics when using this minimal cheap laptop setup.

Affordable keyboard
logitech k120

Logitech K120

This keyboard is the best of its class if you want reliable keys, a good price, and response time that won’t let you down. Even if you don’t know exactly what kind would be best for your needs; this is one of those great staples that last 10 years.

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