With work from home a reality for many now, following are the best laptops available for those on a budget.
UNDER Rs 25,000
HP 14Q (cy0005AU)
Price: Rs 17,990
The cheapest laptop on the list with a 256GB SSD weighs just 1.47 kg, making it great for travel and daily use. It has a 14-inch LED display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and comes with a stylish matte finish on the top-lid. It is powered by a dual-core AMD A4 processor with 4GB of RAM and also has Windows 10 Home operating system pre-installed. Along with 2 x USB 3.1, USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, card reader along with HD webcam and dual speakers.
ASUS VivoBOOK 15
Price: Rs 21,990
The VivoBook 15 gives you a 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and that too is an anti-glare panel. Weighing 1.7 kg, the VivoBook 15 has a chiclet-style keyboard, trackpad with gesture support and a fingerprint reader for security. It runs on quad-core AMD A10 processor, 4GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage with an extra 2.5-inch SATA slot for storage expansion. Ports include 2 x USB 2.0, USB Type-C, HDMI, USB 3.0 and a card reader.
HP 15 (db1069AU)
Price: Rs 24,990
Here HP offers an HD resolution screen on this laptop, along side fast charging support (0 to 50% in 45 minutes). It is one of the cheapest laptops with the Ryzen 3 processor and Radeon Vega 3 graphics card. Other specifications include 4GB RAM, 1TB of storage and Windows 10 Home pre-loaded. It also includes 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, HDMI, Ethernet along with Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition.
Rs 25,000 TO Rs 40,000
HP 15S (eq0007AU)
Price: Rs 28,890
In this laptop you get a 15.6-inch full HD screen in an almost 14-inch laptop. Ryzen 3 dual-core processor powers it with 4GB RAM, Radeon Vega 3 GPU and 256GB SSD storage. Weighing 1.77 kg, the laptop offers USB Type-C ports, HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and card reader. You also get WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, HD webcam, dual speakers, microphone, full-size keyboard with numeric pad and trackpad with multi-touch gesture support.
DELL NEW INSPIRON 14
Price: Rs 33,890
Powered by the 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor, the laptop offers 4GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. This one has a 14-inch full HD anti-glare screen with three side slim bezels and aluminum top cover. It weighs 1.42 kg and offers a plethora of ports including 2 x USB 3.1 ports, USB 2.0 port, USB Type-C port, HDMI and a microSD slot. The laptop also comes with ExpressCharge, giving up to 35% battery in 20 minutes. You can get a similar configuration with a 15-inch screen in the Dell new Inspiron 15 in the same price bracket.
LENOVO IDEAPAD C340
Price: Rs 39,955
A convertible touchscreen laptop on a budget is ideal for content creators, you can look at this option from Lenovo that gives a 14-inch touchscreen with a 360-degree hinge. Hardware includes AMD Ryzen 3 processor, 4GB RAM and 256GB storage. It weighs 1.65 kg and comes with Windows 10. Other specifications include 2 x USB 3.0 ports, USB Type-C port, HDMI port, and card reader. For an Intel processor-powered convertible, there is the HP Pavillion x360.