The board exams have ended and many students are going to move to college, which is a new experience in itself. A good laptop is an essential gadget when starting college, but not everyone can afford an expensive laptop. Hence, we brought to you our list of the best budget laptops you can buy in India.
The Dell Inspiron 11 3162, is a budget offering from a brand like Dell which is priced very aggressively. It houses an 11.6 inch HD (1366 x 768) screen with anti-glare display technology. An Intel Celeron N3060, which is a very basic chipset and comes with 2 GB of RAM powering it. It has 32 GB of internal storage and an external HDD can be used to expand the storage.
It runs Windows 10 home and weighs only 1.22 KG, which makes it extremely light and portable. The Inspiron 11 3162 isn’t a very powerful machine but it can do basic tasks like editing in word or excel and light web browsing along with video playback with ease. Dell promises about 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Pros – Small, Light, Budget
Cons – Not very powerful
Price – Approximately Rs. 13,500
The cheapest full-size laptop in our list the Aspire ES1-523-49C0 has a 15.6 inch HD display and derives its power from a quad core AMD A4-7210 7th generation CPU running at 1.8 GHz. There’s 4 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard disk for storage.
The laptop weighs 2.4 KG and comes with Linux operating system but one can easily install windows if required. It is a very good beginner laptop and will work well for the length of the college course.
Pros – Value for Money, Full Size
Cons – Heavy, Low battery life
Price – Approximately 18,500
The 110-15ACL is a powerful machine with a 15.6 inch HD display and AMD A8-7410 which is somewhat equivalent to 5th Generation i5 and way more powerful than an i3. It comes with 4 GB of RAM which honestly is a bit less but for the price is good enough. It comes with a 1 TB, 5400 RPM Hard disk and has Windows 10 home pre-installed.
It has an 180-degree Hinge so the laptop can get completely flat if required. It weighs in at 2.2 KGs and looks quite stealthy, although some may find this design boring and monotonous, I prefer it over other flashy designs found on other laptops. This is an ideal laptop for kids who are into a light to moderate gaming like Counter-Strike, Dota 2, and League of Legends etc.
Pros – Affordable and powerful
Cons – A little Weak battery
Price – Approximately Rs. 24,999
Both the laptops come with identical specifications and you can pick either of them as per your brand and design preference and get a good user experience. Both of these come with 6th generation i3-6006u clocked at 2 GHz and 4 GB of RAM along with a 1 terabyte of hard disk space for storage.
Both the laptops weigh in at 2.2 KGs and it all comes down to personal preference, both have a decent after sales service system in place and both look plain and simple. They are good enough for moderate home usage like watching videos and working on MS Office etc.
Pros – Good after sales service
Cons – No pre-installed operating system
Price – Approximately 25,999 for Lenovo and 26,999 for HP
HP 15-ay554tu is a powerful machine for those who are going to be doing video editing or graphic designing etc. It comes with the 6th Generation Intel i5-6200u and 4 GB of RAM which for a laptop like this is low but it can be expanded later on. It has a 15.6 inch Full HD 1080p screen and a 1 Terabyte hard disk for storage.
It weighs in at 3 KGs and comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. It also has a 720p HD Webcam at the front. This is a laptop for advanced users and can be used to play games and do other things that require a lot of power.
Pros – Powerful, Brand value
Cons – Heavy, No external graphic card
Price – Approximately Rs. 35,000
So this is our list of the best laptops you can buy in India for students on a budget, all of these laptops will give a good experience to the user and you will not have to break the bank to purchase them.