There is no need to spend top bucks to get your hands on a decent laptop in India these days. As a proof, here is a list of laptops you can buy for under Rs 30,000.
Thanks to the intense competition in the Indian market and the fondness of consumers with budget-friendly offerings, it is no longer necessary to spend top bucks for a good laptop in India. A budget of Rs 30,000 is often more than enough to get your hands on a decent laptop offering across India.
It is not like the OEMs have missed this trend. More and more options are being released in the market every month from almost all laptop majors. The companies target an audience of students as well as working professionals with their products within this segment.
In case you are looking for a laptop for yourself for such use and need to know about some of the options available in the market, this should help you narrow your search to a few models.
Here we list a few laptops that you can buy in India for under Rs 30,000.
HP Chromebook 11a – Rs 21,999
The latest affordable laptop offering by HP for students, the all-new HP Chromebook 11a checks several right boxes. It comes in a portable form factor, has an easy user interface and promises tons of Google suite of apps, including Google Assistant.
The highlight, however, is the touchscreen display on the laptop. The 11.6-inch display comes with a 1366×768 screen resolution, 153PPI pixel density and 220 nits of peak brightness. It is powered by MediaTek MT8183 octa-core processor and carries 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB eMMC storage.
There are ample connectivity options as well, including Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5, USB 2.0 Type-C port, one USB 2.0 Type-A port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card reader, which also doubles up as your expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD card.
At Rs 21,999, the HP Chromebook 11a is an excellent option for students who want an affordable laptop for schoolwork, including attending online classes, doing a bit of project work, or collaborative projects on Google Docs, Sheets or Slides with automatic saving of files.
Asus Chromebook Flip C214 – Rs 23,999
Asus recently introduced a series of Chromebooks aimed to serve the students and like. Chromebook Flip C214 is one offering among the series. Its highlight – a touch display that flips over to be used as a tablet.
The device comes with an 11.6-inch LED display with 1366×768 pixels (HD+) screen resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Celeron N4020 processor and comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal eMMC storage that is further expandable via microSD.
Being a Chromebook, it comes with Google’s suite of apps integrated within the OS. There is Google Play Store to download any Android apps as well. In short, the operating system is way too light and clutterfree to experience any lag on the device.
We found the Asus Chromebook Flip to be a very potent device for basic work that involves typing or excel sheets or such web-based services.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 – Rs 29,999
Lenovo launched its lightweight laptop, weighing under 1 kg, in July this year. The new Lenovo device comes with a 10.23-inch touchscreen display that boasts 1920×1200 pixels resolution and 330 nits of brightness.
The device is powered by an Intel Celeron processor and comes with 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and Intel Integrated Graphics graphics. It runs Windows 10 out-of-the-box.
The IdeaPad Duet 3 also comes with a 5-megapixel camera at the back and a 2-megapixel selfie shooter. It supports Dolby Audio, HD Audio chip, two 1W stereo speakers and Lenovo Digital Pen. The laptop claims a battery life of up to 7 hours on a single charge.
HP 15-BA022AX – Rs 29,990
HP 15-BA022AX comes with a 15.60-inch display that has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It is powered by up to 2.4 GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-7410 APU and 2 GB DDR3 AMD Radeon R5 M430 Graphics. It runs Windows 10 and comes with 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage.
Connectivity options on the laptop include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB ports, HDMI Port, Multi Card Slot, VGA Port, Mic In, RJ45 (LAN) ports. The device is a bit heavy, with 2.19 kg of weight but comes with features like a full-size island-style keyboard and HP TrueVision HD Webcam.
Acer Aspire E ES-15 – Rs 28,499
The budget laptop by Acer comes as a Windows 10 laptop with a 15.60-inch display and a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 2.3GHz 6th Gen Intel Core i3 processor and comes with 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD. There is also Intel Integrated HD Graphics 520.
The laptop weighs a total of 2.40 kg. Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, Ethernet, 3 USB ports, HDMI Port, Multi Card Slot, Mic In and RJ45 (LAN) ports.