There’s a broad category of laptops we can consider, when it comes to a student’srequirements. It needs to be powerful enough to handle multiple tasks besides justtaking notes. Depending on the field students may be required to makepresentations, heavily depend on good internet connectivity, edit photos, makeassignments, code, handle high-res videos and well, even manage to play a gameor two.
But the one requisite that tops the list is the price of the laptop. Sure, lower prices are always welcome, but when you need performance, there’s no option but to shell out that little bit extra. We know there are many options in the market, and it can get tough zeroing in on that perfect laptop for your requirement. So to help you out, we have this list of 10 best laptops in the price range of Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,00
1.Dell 3549 Notebook
Dell 3549 Notebook is a well constructed and a dependable machine to accomplish everyday tasks without breaking up a sweat. You can use it for all your MS Office tasks, light gaming, image editing, etc.
It is backed by fifth generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 5500 and 500GB hard disk for storage requirements. Its 15.6-inch HD LED Backlit display comes with anti-glare coating and works well for out-doors tasks. The laptop also features 2 integrated stereo speakers with HD Wave MaxxAudio sound technology.
Specifications: 15.6 inch HD LED backlit anti-glare display, 2.2 GHz 5th Gen. Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 5500 , Free DOS, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 3-in-1 card reader, 1 HDMI port, 4 cell battery.
Price: Rs 38,300 (MOP)
2.Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2
If you are looking for something more than a regular laptop, Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 is for you. The dual-mode convertible machine comes with a hinge that allows the display panel to revolve up to 300 degrees. So you can use it as a regular laptop or as a touch screen computer in the stand mode, which makes it a perfect machine to show PowerPoint presentations in classes.
Lenovo Flex 2 is powered by a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3-4010U processor with integrated graphics and 4GB of RAM, which is quite good for moderate use, web browsing, games and to run productive apps like office suites, imaging editors, etc. The laptop ships with 64-bit Windows 8.1, 500GB of Hard Disk and a host of connectivity ports.
Specification: 14-inch HD LED Multi-touch Slim Display, 1.7GHz Intel Core i3-4010U processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Windows 8.1, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, SD-card reader, 2 cell battery
Price: Rs 38,100 (MOP)
3.Dell Inspiron 11 3000
This is an easy to carry laptop with good performance. The laptop comes with an 11.6-inch LED Backlit Touch Display with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Its small form factor makes it perfect for users who are looking for productivity on the go. It runs on Intel Celeron Dual core 4th generation CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, has a 720p webcam, Intel HD Graphics and a spill resistant key-board.
You get a 2GB RAM with 500GB of Hard Disk for storage. The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 64-bit 8 and Waves MaxxAudio Pro processing technology for a good audio performance.
Specification:11.6 inch HD LED backlit display, 1.4Ghz 4th Gen. Intel Celeron Dual core processor, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics, Windows 8, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, multi card slot, 1 HDMI port, 3 cell battery
Price: Rs 38,100 (MOP)
With a 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M graphic card and Intel core i5 CPU, HP 15-R007TX can easily deliver good graphics at a budget price point. You can play LAN gaming with your roommates and watch full HD videos without any issues. A 15.6 inch HD BrightView LED backlit wide-screen display and 4GB of Ram is provided for multitasking.
Other features are built-in HD Webcam, microphone, USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The laptop has a 4 cell battery comes with 1 Year warranty.
Specifications: 15.6 inch HD BrightView LED backlit wide-screen display, 1.7Ghz 4th Gen. Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M, Free DOS, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 3-in-1 card reader, 1 HDMI port, 4 cell battery
Price: Rs 37,800
5.HP Pavilion X360 11T-N00 (2-in-1 Laptop)
HP Pavilion X360 11t-n000 is another affordable, convertible, hybrid machine that comes with a 360 degree hinge. Its 11.6 inch HD LED Backlit display is touch enabled and comes with an antiglare coating. The portable hybrid is powered by Intel Pentium N3530 quad-core processor and Intel HD graphics processor to handle visual tasks. It runs Windows 8.1 64 bit OS and has 500GB HDD, 4GB DDR3 RAM and an inbuilt DVD Drive.
In terms of connectivity, the hybrid laptop comes equipped with 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 Headphone Out/Microphone-in Combo Jack, bluetooth and HDMI. Other features include built-in HD Webcam, dual-speakers with Beat Audio sound technology, Multi media card reader and 1 Year warranty.
Specifications: 11.6 inch HD LED Backlit Widescreen Anti-Glare Multi-touch Display , 1.7Ghz 4th Gen. Intel Pentium N3530 quad-core processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD graphics 5300 , Windows 8.1 64 bit OS, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 3-in-1 card reader, 1 HDMI port, 2-cell battery
Price: Rs 37,390 (MOP)
6.Lenovo G50-70 59-422417
Lenovo G50-70 is one of the best laptops in this price range and ideal for everyday use. It has a 15.6-inch HD LED display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution that comes with anti-glare coating. The fourth generation 1.9 GHz Intel Core i3 4030U Processor coupled with 4GB of RAM will easily handle basic as well as most of the demanding tasks in day-to-day usage and can be upgraded to 8GB also via two unused memory slots.
It has 1TB hard disk, which is more than sufficient to store your assignments, MS Office and entertainment files. Moreover, the laptop comes equipped with a 2GB Radeon R5 M230 Integrated Graphic card that allows you to play LAN gaming sessions with your roomies without any hassles. Lenovo is offering Windows 8.1 and one year onsite warranty with this laptop.
Specifications: 15.6 inch HD LED display, 1.9Ghz Intel Core i3 4030U Processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, Radeon R5 M230 Integrated Graphic card, Windows 8.1, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 2-in-1 card reader, 1 HDMI port, 4 cell battery
Price: Rs 36,599 (MOP)
7.Acer Travelmate P245
The Acer TravelMate Series comes with reliable processing power, a range of connectivity features and decent battery backup. The TravelMate P245 can easily handle all the tasks with its fourth generation Intel i5 CPU coupled with 4GB of RAM. The laptop features a 14-inch LED backlight display with a 1366 x 768 resolution and matt finish coating. There is 500GB hard disk and Intel HD Graphics 4400 for graphics related tasks.
Sadly the laptop is not available online and you need to buy it from Acer’s retail stores.
Specifications: 15.6 inch HD LED backlit wide-screen display, 1.6GHz 4th Gen. Intel Core i5-4200 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Windows 8 Pro, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 3-in-1 card reader, 1 HDMI port, 4 cell battery
Price: Rs 30,300 (MOP)
This recently launched Asus X555LJ-XX177H laptop is a decent machine for productive and entertainment tasks. The laptop features a 15.6-inch LED back-lit display with 16:9 aspect ratio and 1,366×768 pixels resolution. It is backed by a 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-501U processor, 4GB of RAM and 1TB storage space. Asus has integrated an NVIDIA GeForce 920M GPU that offers 2GB DDR3 memory that makes it an affordable gaming machine.
The laptop also comes packed with ASUS SonicMaster and AudioWizard technologies to deliver an immersive and crystal audio experience. The laptop comes with a trendy design and is also easy on the pocket. The laptop is not available online and you can get it at Asus’ exclusive stores.
Specifications: 15.6 inch HD LED backlit display, Intel Core i3-5010U Processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Windows 8.1 (64bit), 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, SDXC card reader, 1 HDMI port, 2 cell battery
Price: Rs 28,999
HP 15-AC044TU is another sub 30k laptop with decent performance. It does not pack a dedicated graphic card as Asus X555LJ-XX177H does, but still it is a good performer.
The laptop comes packed with Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM for multitasking. A 15.6 inch HD LED backlit display is provided with Bright view technology.
There is 500GB hard drive and Intel HD Graphics 5500 to support casual gaming and other graphics requirements. You can easily work upon your PowerPoint presentations, assignments and entertainment tasks with this machine. The laptop runs DOS and comes with 1 year warranty from HP.
Specifications: 15.6 inch HD BrightView LED backlit wide-screen display, Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 5500 ,Free DOS, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 3-in-1 card reader, 1 HDMI port, 4 cell battery
Price: Rs 27,220 (MOP)
10.Dell Inspiron 15 3542
Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is a decent budget laptop for personal and professional requirements. At 26k, it offers 15.6 inch HD LED Backlit Display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, a fourth generation Intel Core i3 chip clocked at 1.7Ghz and 4GB of RAM for multitasking.
The laptop runs Ubuntu 64 bit OS and has 500GB HDD to meet your storage requirements. Other features included are Intel Graphics 4400 processor, a built in HD Webcam, Waves MaxxAudio 4 sound technology, multimedia card reader and 1 Year warranty.
Specifications: 15.6 inch HD BrightView LED backlit wide-screen display, 4th Gen. Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, Intel Graphics 4400 processor, Ubuntu, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, SD card reader, 1 HDMI port, 4 cell battery.
Price: 26,490 (MOP)