Not everyone needs a razor thin laptop or something that can chew threw high-end PC games. Sometimes, you might simply want a basic laptop for Skype calls, working on Word, Excel or any other Office applications or to simply sit back and catch up on a movie or TV show. Students studying in hostels would also need a basic computer of some sorts for their assignments and projects, for which, a budget laptop should be able to suffice. Sometimes, you might simply want a second computer at home for your kids to practice on or for other members in your family who would want to perform basic tasks. Today's basic laptops are often good enough for basic photo and video editing work too, which isn't always the most convenient to perform on your phone or tablet. That said, watch the video for our top pick in the budget laptop segment.