Often, people are more interested in getting a laptop with great quality and certain in-built features without considering some other things. One of these things include a backlit keyboard. The stereotypical belief is that a laptop with backlit keyboard is always expensive; however, this review article on the cheapest laptops with backlit keyboards disproves that notion.

Backlit keyboards are fantastic features of modern laptops today because it makes a laptop more beautiful and swifter to use. Anyone who gets a laptop with this characteristic can attest to the fact that it is wonderful and quite easy to maintain. Therefore, bearing the price of laptops in mind with a feature like this, I reviewed 5 cheapest laptops with backlit keyboards that are available on the market.

Comparison Chart of 5 Cheapest Backlit Keyboard Laptops 

ModelProcessorRAMStorageGPUScreen SizeWeight
Lenovo Premium 15.6” FHDIntel i5-7200U8 GB256 GB SSDIntel HD Graphics 62015.6″4.85 lbs
ASUS Chromebook Flip 12.5-inchIntel Core m34 GB64 GB SSDIntel HD Graphics 51512.5″2.65 lbs
2018 HP Premium High Performance 15.6”AMD A9 Dual Core8 GB2 TB HDD 5,400 rpmAMD Radeon R715.6″4.51 lbs
 Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6″ Full HDIntel Core i3-8130U6 GB1 TB HDD 5,400 rpmIntel UHD Graphics 62015.6″5.27 lbs
Acer – Spin 15 2-in-1 15.6″Intel Pentium N42004 GB64 GB eMMCIntel HD Graphics 50515.6″4.63 lbs

Below are reviews on the cheapest laptops with backlit keyboards consisting of their features, keyboard quality and summary of customer experience;

Lenovo Premium 15.6” FHD

 

Lenovo Premium 15.6” FHD

 

This is an anti-glare 15.6-inches LED backlit laptop that operates on a Windows 10 OS and has an Intel Dual Core processor of 3.1 GHz. It has a memory of 8 GB RAM and storage of 256 GB SSD which is not always common among laptops. Protection system is topnotch (Fingerprint read and APS). Lenovo Premium satisfies all daily needs i.e. it can be used for various purposes.

Features

  • Processor: Intel Dual Core
  • Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz
  • HD Webcam
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 256 GB SSD
  • Screen: 15.6 inches
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Stereo speakers

Keyboard Quality

  • Backlit keyboard is perfect. While keyboard is on, laptop can stay as long as 6 hours.

Summary of Customer Experience

  • The laptop is fast in operation and very easy to switch from web pages to emails. It has a good battery life that can last up to 6 hours on use. Camera quality is good and backlit keyboard is as amazing as ever.
  • Setup of the laptop was quite difficult to do. While browsing the internet, customer had critical issues with gaining access to the web page till it eventually stopped working.

Asus Chromebook Flip 12.5-inch

ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook

One thing that I got obsessed with when I viewed this laptop was the convertible touchscreen. At its cheap price, it can do many things most laptops can’t do, including the backlit keyboard and this makes it a good choice in this category. It has a metal body which enhances durability, a corning Gorilla glass for protection and it operates on a Chrome Operating system.

Features

  • Processor: Intel Core m3
  • Processor speed: 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB SSD
  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • Screen: 12.5 inches

Keyboard Quality

  • Keyboard is perfect with key travel of 1.4 mm and backlit features. Very comfortable to tap and smooth to touch.

Summary of Customer Experience

  • Approved by an IT person, he says this is the overall best Chromebook on the market at the moment offered at a cheap price. Key travel and deflection are just unique and it isn’t what people see around often.
  • Another customer believes the charging may not be amazing after all, because after a week of purchase, it stopped charging like it used to. User tried all hard-reset protocols but couldn’t restore it until it became useless.

2018 HP Premium High Performance 15.6”

 

2018 HP Premium High Performance 15.6” HD Touchscreen Laptop

 

One of the recent inventions of HP in 2018, improved with quality keyboards and features such as storage, Wi-Fi, HD webcam, memory and speed. Although, the processor operates on a 7th generation Dual core but has a speed of 3 GHz. The 15.6 inches screen is one of the widest ever recorded and the sound quality is great.

Features

  • Processor: AMD A9 Dual Core
  • Processor speed: 3 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 2 TB HDD
  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Screen: 15.6 inches

Keyboard Quality

  • Backlit island-style keyboard with numeric characters.

Summary of Customer Experience

  • The sound is great because it is louder than previous versions produced by the company. Also, an amazing speed with great color.
  • Malfunctions more than often. The laptop stops each time there is pressure when loading a web page.

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6” FHD

 

Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6 inch laptop

 

Also coming from Acer Asper is the E series which is a 15.6 inches full HD laptop with an amazing LED backlit keyboard. An 8th generation Intel core processor with a speed of 3.4 GHZ makes a great deal on the market. It is a laptop beyond expectations and some features that makes it amazing will be listed below.

Features

  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Processor speed: 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD 5,400 rpm
  • Battery life: 15 hours
  • Screen: 15.6 inches
  • Built-in stereo
  • HD webcam

Keyboard Quality

  • Smooth to touch, beautiful form and a bright LED keyboard.

Summary of Customer Experience

  • One would think it has little or no incredible features but it exceeds expectation because of its special modifications.
  • Operation on laptop was flawless till it packed up and became essentially useless.

Acer Chromebook Spin 15 2-in-1 15.6”

Acer Chromebook Spin 15 CP315-1H-P4VG Convertible Laptop

This spin laptop has 4 basic modes; Notebook mode, Display mode, Tent mode and Tablet mode. Each of these modes have their respective uses and this is made possible with the aid of the 360-degrees dual-torque hinge.

Features

  • Processor: Intel Pentium Quad-core
  • Processor speed: 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB eMMC
  • HD webcam
  • Battery life: 13 hours
  • Operating system: Google Chrome
  • Screen: 15.6 inches

Keyboard Quality

  • Fantastic Backlit keyboard for the Notebook mode and Corning Gorilla Glass Touchpad for other modes.

Summary of Customer Experience

  • Great Chromebook with outstanding functions.

Conclusion

Conclusively, the 5 cheapest laptops with backlit keyboards have been reviewed above with respect to their features, quality of keyboard, positive & negative comments from customers that have used any of the laptops. My advice is: Pick one with the best features and ensure it suits your specific budget.

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