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Top 10 Barebones Laptop Kits of 2020 – Consumer Guide & Reviews

SaleRank No. #1
ASRock Barebone System Components Other DESKMINI 310W
  • Supports Intel 8th processors (socket 1151) (max. TDP 65W)
  • not backward compatible with older generation of LGA 1151 CPUs
  • 2 x 260Pin SO-DIMM DDR4 2666, up to 32GB
  • Triple video outputs: DisplayPort, HDMI & D-Sub
  • 1 x Ultra M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 slot
Rank No. #2
HP Pavilion 15 15.6" IPS Touchscreen Full HD (1920x1080) Business Laptop - 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, USB Type-C, FHD IR Webcam, WiFi AC, HDMI, Ethernet RJ-45, Windows 10
  • 15.6-Inch IPS Touchscreen FHD (1920x1080)
  • 8th Generation Intel Quad Core i5-8250U
  • 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA HDD
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Rank No. #3
Vilros Raspberry PI 4 Model B Complete Desktop Kit with Keyboard and Mouse Set (4GB, Black Case)
  • Kit Includes: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 4GB RAM--Keyboard & Mouse with Mousepad--Heavy-Duty Fan-Cooled Aluminum Alloy Case--USB-C 5V 3A Power Supply with On/Off Switch--32GB Samsung EVO+ Micro SD Card Preloaded with NOOBS--USB-MIcro SD Adapter (to be used to rewrite card if desired)--5Ft HDMI-Micro HDMI Cable--Updated Quickstart Guide, Second Edition
  • KEEP YOUR PROCESSOR COOL: The busier a processor gets the more it heats up, leading to sub-optimal performance. To prevent this common issue, this kit includes an aluminum alloy case with a pre-installed fan. The aluminum alloy actively draws the heat from the pi board, while the fan further cools the board and case. These cooling mechanisms will help push the limits of your processor and increase its flexibility.
  • KEYBOARD & Mouse : 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard and Mouse with Mousepad
  • SIZABLE RAM: This Raspberry Pi 4 comes equipped with 4GB of RAM, which is the same amount of RAM or more RAM then many mainstream laptops contain. With 4GB of RAM, your processor will be capable of running retro gaming setups and common computer applications, media players and much more!
  • VERSATILE USE: The Raspberry Pi may have a small processor, but it is a highly adaptable little computer that can replace your desktop PC. Its functions range from practical to nostalgic, since it can power an ad-blocking server as easily as it can power an outmoded gaming setup. Other uses include but are not limited to printing from non-wireless printers, playing media, making time-lapse videos, and building multiplayer network game servers and motion-capture security systems.
Rank No. #4
HP 14" HD AMD Ryzen 3 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD Radeon Vega 3 Webcam Windows 10 Laptop
  • 14" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED backlit (1366 x 768)
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3250U (2.6 GHz - 3.5 GHz) | AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM | 1TB HDD SATA 5400rpm | Windows 10 Home OS | Battery Life: up to 9 hours
  • Built-in HD Webcam with Dual Speakers | WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 MU-MIMO
  • Multi-format media card reader | 1 x USB-C 3.1 | 2 x USB 3.1 | 1 x HDMI | 1 x RJ-45 | 1 x AC Smart pin | headphone/microphone
Rank No. #5
Asus Vivobook E203MA Thin and Lightweight 11.6” HD Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000 Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC Storage, 802.11AC Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB-C, Win 10
  • Intel Celeron Dual Core N4000 Processor (1.1GHz, Turbo up to 2.6 GHz, 4M Cache)
  • 11.6-Inch HD LED backlight display (1366 x 768); Windows 10
  • Thin and lightweight design: 0.7" Thin and 2.18 lbs. With long-lasting 2-cell Li-Ion battery which can bring you up to 10 hours of battery life*
  • 64GB eMMC flash storage and 4GB DDR3 RAM for fast boot time and application performance
  • Lightning-fast 802.11AC Dual antenna Wi-Fi keeps you connected through any congestion or interference, 1x HDMI, 1x USB-C, 1x USB 3.0
Rank No. #6
Lenovo Built Business Laptop PC 17.3" HD+ Display Intel i5-7200U Processor 8GB DDR4 RAM 1TB HDD DVD-RW 802.11AC WIFI HDMI Bluetooth Webcam Windows 10-Gray
  • Powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U processor along with plenty of 8GB DDR4 memory, you’ll get lightning-fast responsiveness and reliable performance. Run multiple programs simultaneously, and transition seamlessly between web tabs — you'll be able to multitask with ease.
  • Brilliant Resolution on a 17” Display The IdeaPad 320 offers HD+ 1600 x 900 resolution on a 17" display, with anti-glare technology. You'll enjoy true visual clarity when you watch movies, browse the web, and more.
  • 1TB hard drive stores your songs, documents, programs and preferences.Redesigned Touchpad, for Improved Responsiveness We redesigned the touchpad on the IdeaPad 320, for a better user experience with multifinger gestures. Touch, click and zoom — you'll feel the difference.
  • Wireless-AC (802.11ac) for high-performance, cable-free networking. Access wireless networks to share files, surf the Web and exchange e-mail. Fully compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n. Wired networking is also supported. Plays and burns DVDs and CDs.
  • Windows 10 system Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology. Permits short-range wireless data transfers at up to 30' with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones, speakers and printers.
SaleRank No. #7
Drop CTRL High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard — Tenkeyless TKL (87 Key) Gaming Keyboard, Hot-Swap Switches, Programmable, Backlit RGB LED, USB-C, Doubleshot PBT, Aluminum (Black, Barebones)
  • A GAME-CHANGING KEYBOARD, NOW IN HIGH PROFILE: The CTRL High-Profile is just like the original CTRL, but now it comes with a tall CNC-aluminum case that covers the switches. A versatile tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard designed with input from the Drop community, it raises the bar again for mechanical keyboards.
  • PREMIUM ENGINEERING: Constructed with a tall CNC-aluminum frame with a built-in switch plate and magnetic legs, the CTRL High-Profile is rock-solid and ready for any setup.
  • BAREBONES: The CTRL High-Profile Barebones model comes without pre-installed switches. The CTRL High-Profile is compatible with Plate-mounted Cherry-style switches and stabilizers (not included).
  • HOT-SWAPPABLE SWITCH FUNCTIONALITY. Want to switch your switches? Customize the CTRL High-Profile with ease thanks to hot-swappable switch sockets, which allow you to swap switches in seconds—no soldering required.
  • OPTIMIZED PER-KEY LIGHTING WITH MILLIONS OF COLORS: The CTRL High-Profile is illuminated with fully customizable RGB backlighting and under-lighting. Set your millions of LEDs to a single color or light them up with custom rainbow wave patterns.
Rank No. #8
Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard — 65% (67 Key) Gaming Keyboard, Hot-Swap Switches, Programmable Macros, RGB LED Backlighting, USB-C, Doubleshot PBT, Aluminum Frame (Barebones, Black)
  • A COMPACT LAYOUT: The ALT mechanical keyboard is a smaller take on Drop’s CTRL model. It features 67 keys instead of 87. Absent of function keys, it wastes no space—but it still has a full set of arrows and numerals.
  • A SOLID BUILD: Constructed with a solid aluminum frame with a built-in switch plate and magnetic legs, the ALT is rock-solid and ready for any setup.
  • BAREBONES: The ALT Barebones model comes without pre-installed switches. The ALT is compatible with Plate-mounted Cherry-style switches (not included).
  • HOT-SWAPPABLE SWITCH FUNCTIONALITY. Want to switch your switches? Customize the ALT with ease thanks to hot-swappable switch sockets, which allow you to swap switches in seconds—no soldering required.
  • OPTIMIZED PER-KEY LIGHTING WITH MILLIONS OF COLORS: The ALT is illuminated with fully customizable RGB backlighting and under-lighting. Set your millions of LEDs to a single color or light them up with custom rainbow wave patterns.
Rank No. #9
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard — 65% (67 Key) Gaming Keyboard, Hot-Swap Switches, Programmable Macros, Backlit RGB LED, USB-C, Doubleshot PBT, Aluminum Frame (Kaihua Speed Silver, Gray)
  • A MECH KEYS FAVORITE NOW IN HIGH PROFILE The Drop ALT High-Profile is just like the original ALT but now it comes with a tall CNC-aluminum case that covers the switches
  • THICKER HEAVIER FRAME The ALT High-Profile is constructed from a large block of anodized aluminum nearly twice as heavy as the original ALT The keyboard is heavy enough to stay put when you're locked into an intense FPS match
  • KAIHUA SPEED SILVER SWITCHES Utilizing the popular Cherry MX form these speedy linear switches are made with 3 5 millimeters of total travel with 1 1–1 4 millimeters of pre-travel They’re easy to press and boast a 70-million lifetime click rating
  • HOT-SWAPPABLE SWITCH FUNCTIONALITY Want to switch your switches? Customize the ALT High-Profile with ease thanks to hot-swappable switch sockets which allow you to swap switches in seconds—no soldering required
  • OPTIMIZED PER-KEY LIGHTING WITH MILLIONS OF COLORS The ALT High-Profile is illuminated with fully customizable RGB backlighting and under-lighting Set your millions of LEDs to a single color or light them up with custom rainbow wave patterns
Rank No. #10
FSP 65W AC power adapter for Intel NUC kit Mini PC Barebones PN: FSP065-10AABA
  • Compatible with Intel NUC, MSI cubi Mini PC and Gigabyte brix Ultra compact PC kits (Except brix Pro and brix gaming), laptops , AIO, PC systems, printers
  • Includes US and all international interchangeable adapters as pictured
Rank No. #11
FSP 120W AC Power Adapter for Intel NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK Barebone Mini ITX PC Replacement for ADP-120RH D (FSP120-ABBN2-R)
  • 120W adapter
  • Input Voltage range: AC 100V - 240V (USA plug); output voltage: 19V, 6. 3a, 120 watt
  • Meet energy Star EPS2. 0/Earp lot 7 | meet DOE level VI | high reliability | efficiency ≧88 %
  • Emc standard: EN55022 class B/EN55024 Class B | over current protection/over temperature protection/over voltage protection
  • High altitude 5, 000M | semi slim size- Height 1 inch | with pfc circuit | Safety: CE, UL//GS, 3C_5K
Rank No. #12
Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/S (PC4-19200) SR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT2K8G4SFS824A
  • Speeds up to 3200 MT/s and faster data rates are expected to be available as DDR4 technology matures
  • Increase bandwidth by up to 30%
  • Reduce power consumption by up to 40% and extend battery life
  • Faster burst access speeds for improved sequential data throughput
  • Optimized for next generation processors and platforms
Rank No. #13
FSP 230W AC Power Adapter Slim Brick for Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7 NUC9i9 NUC9i7 NUC9i5 NUC9i3 Barebone Mini ITX PC (FSP230-AJAN3)
  • Input Voltage range: AC 100V - 240V (USA plug); output voltage: 19.5V, 11.79A, 230 watt
  • DC output connector: 7.4 mm (OD) x 5.1 mm (ID) x 12.5 mm (length)
  • Meet DOE level VI | high reliability | efficiency ≧88 %
  • EMC standard: EN55032 class B | over current protection/over temperature protection/over voltage protection
  • High altitude 5, 000M | semi slim size- Height 1 inch | with PFC circuit | Safety: CE, UL-62368//GS, 3C_5K
Rank No. #14
HP Stream Laptop PC 11.6" Intel N4000 Quad Core 4GB DDR4 SDRAM 32GB eMMC Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year
  • Includes 1-year Office 365 Personal subscription
  • SLIM, EXPRESSIVE DESIGN: With its smooth diamond white, with dove silver finish, vertical brushed pattern, and pop of color, the HP Stream perfectly fits your personality.
  • LIBERATING BATTERY: go at least 13 hours without worrying about recharging.
  • SLIM & PORTABLE: Ultralight at 2.37lbs so you can take it anywhere.
  • MORE FEATURES, MORE VALUE: With an Intel Celeron processor, work all day or binge-watch your favorite shows - all while staying under budget.
Rank No. #15
Dell Optiplex 990 Tower High Performance Business Desktop Computer, Intel Quad Core i5 up to 3.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD, WiFi, Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit(Renewed)
  • Dell 990 Intel I5 Quad-Core 3.1 GHz Processor
  • What's Inside: 8GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, DVD Optical Drive,
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
  • Includes: USB Keyboard and Mouse, WiFi Adapter,
Rank No. #16
Timetec Hynix IC 16GB KIT(2x8GB) DDR3L / DDR3 1600MHz PC3L-12800 / PC3-12800 Non-ECC Unbuffered 1.35V / 1.5V CL11 2Rx8 Dual Rank 204 Pin SODIMM Laptop Notebook Computer Memory RAM Module Upgrade
  • DDR3L / DDR3 1600MHz PC3L-12800 / PC3-12800 204-Pin Unbuffered Non ECC 1.35V CL11 Dual Rank 2Rx8 based 512x8
  • For DDR3 Laptop / Notebook PC, Mini PC, All in one Device
  • JEDEC standard 1.35V (1.28V ~ 1.45V) and 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V) Power Supply This is a dual voltage piece and can operate at 1.35V or 1.5V
  • Module Size: 8GB Package: 2x8GB For Laptop/Notebook, Not for Desktop
  • Guaranteed – Life Time warranty from Purchase Date Free technical support
Rank No. #17
Timetec Hynix IC 16GB KIT(2x8GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 Non-ECC Unbuffered 1.5V CL9 2Rx8 Dual Rank 204 Pin SODIMM Laptop Notebook Computer Memory Ram Module Upgrade(16GB KIT(2x8GB))
  • DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 204-Pin Unbuffered Non ECC 1.5V CL9 Dual Rank 2Rx8 based 512x8
  • PCB Color maybe different (Green or Black) due to different production batches; JEDEC standard 1.5V (1.425V ~1.575V) Power Supply
  • Module Size: 16GB Package: 2x8GB For Laptop/Notebook, Not for Desktop
  • Compatible for Selected Alienware , AOpen , ASRock , ASUS/ASmobile , BCM , Clevo , Dell , DFI , EliteGroup (ECS) , Fujitsu , Gigabyte , HP/Compaq , Intel , Lenovo , MiTAC , MSI , NEC , Panasonic , Samsung , Shuttle , Supermicro , Toshiba , ZOTAC motherboard systems
  • Guaranteed – Lifetime warranty from Purchase Date Free technical support
Rank No. #18
Intel NUC 8 Mainstream Kit (NUC8i5BEH) - Core i5, Tall, Add't Components Needed
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5 8259U processor
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
  • M. 2 22x42/80 slot for PCIe NVMe or SATA SSD
  • 2. 5 inches SSD/HDD bay
  • Dual channel DDR4 2400 SODIMM support, 32GB max
Rank No. #19
2020 HP Pavilion 15.6" HD Laptop Computer, Intel Dual-core Pentium Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, HD Webcam, Intel UHD Graphics 605, Bluetooth, USB-C, HDMI, Win 10, Scarlet Red, 32GB SnowBell USB Card
  • 15.6" diagonal HD SVA Display, 1366 x 768 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity, Anti-glare Energy-efficient micro-edge WLED screen.
  • Intel Pentium Processor, Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core, four-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM, Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games as well as multiple programs. 500GB 5400RPM HDD, Holds a sizeable collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and High-quality movies.
  • Standard Keyboard Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing. Intel UHD Graphics 605 with shared video memory provide solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and casual gaming. Stereo Speakers & HP TrueVision HD Camera with integrated dual array digital microphones.
  • Windows 10 Home included. long battery life up to 10 hours, 14.11" L x 9.53" W x 0.78" H, 3.99 lbs. 1x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, 1x HDMI output expands your viewing options, 1x Headphone/microphone combo jack, 1x Media Card Reader, 1x RJ-45. Wireless-AC and Bluetooth, Scarlet Red, Bonus 32GB SnowBell USB Card.
Rank No. #20
2020 HP Pavilion 15.6" HD Laptop Computer, Intel Dual-core Pentium Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, HD Webcam, Intel UHD Graphics 605, Bluetooth, USB-C, Windows 10 S, Red, 32GB SnowBell USB Card
  • 【Upgraded】Seal is opened for upgrade only, 1-Year warranty on Upgraded RAM/SSD from Snow Bell, and original 1-Year Manufacture warranty on remaining components. 【15.6" diagonal HD SVA Display】1366 x 768 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity, Anti-glare Energy-efficient micro-edge WLED screen.
  • Intel Pentium Processor, Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core, four-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM, Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games as well as multiple programs. 128GB SSD Save files fast and store more data. With plenty amounts of storage and advanced communication power, great for major gaming, multiple servers, backups, and more.
  • Standard Keyboard Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing. Intel UHD Graphics 605 with shared video memory provide solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and casual gaming. Stereo Speakers & HP TrueVision HD Camera with integrated dual array digital microphones.
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode included. long battery life, 14.11" L x 9.53" W x 0.78" H, 3.93 lbs. 1x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, 1x HDMI output expands your viewing options, 1x Headphone/microphone combo jack, 1x Media Card Reader, 1x RJ-45. Wireless-AC and Bluetooth, Scarlet Red, Bonus 32GB SnowBell USB Card.

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