We have handpicked some of the best budget laptops you can buy right now.
Laptops have made our lives easier, all thanks to the portability factor. Gone are those days, when you need to stick to your PCs to do any work. Now can easily do all tasks on laptops, which were only possible in PCs. There are different kinds of laptops available in the market ranging from sleek ultrabooks to 2-in-1 to budget-centric laptops.
It is a well-known fact that the budget segment is flooded by a plethora of options available in the market, which can be overwhelming at times. But don’t worry, we handpicked some of the best budget laptops you can buy right now. Without any ado, here is the list of top 5 budget-centric laptops available in India.
Lenovo Ideapad 110 80T700EMIH
Lenovo is a well-known name when it comes to personal computing. The company has a vast portfolio ranging from budget to high-end premium laptops in India and the latest offering in the budget range reflects company’s reputation. Dubbed as Ideapad 110, the laptop comes loaded with some basics specifications, which are enough for those who are looking for a budget laptop. To start with the device comes with a 15.6-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1366x768 pixel.
Under the hood, there is the latest Intel Pentium N3710 processor with 2M Cache and up to 2.56 GHz clock speed along with integrated graphics, which is enough to run most of the basic tasks like browsing, writing, running few applications simultaneously and more. The device is backed by 4GB of DDR3 RAM and up to a 1TB HDD, which makes it a good option at this price point. On the battery front, the laptop packs a 3-cell 24WHr battery which can offer up to 4 hours of continuous video playback, according to the company.
On the connectivity front, it supports Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB 3.0, and HDMI. HP 245 G5 Notebook. The IdeaPad 110 comes with a host of apps such as Microsoft Office 2016 (trial version) for getting work done and PowerDVD 10 BD/DVD for watching movies. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 19,990, the laptop can be considered as a great option for those who are looking for a budget-centric laptop.
HP 245 G5 Notebook
HP is also known for making laptops which offer some good specifications at an affordable price tag. The brand has a good reputation in the market, and same can be said for this one. To start with, the device comes with a 14-inch HD LED-backlit display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, making it useful for the first timers.
On the hardware front, the device is powered by AMD A6 APU processor clocked at 2.0Ghz along with RadeonTM R4 graphics, which offers some decent performance. The laptop is backed up by a 4GB of RAM and 500GB of internal storage and has connectivity ports including one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one RJ-45 ethernet port. On the battery front, the device is loaded with 3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion, which the company claims can give an output of approx. seven hours. There is also a DVD/CD-RW drive and the device comes with DOS setup, but one can easily install the latest Windows easily.
For audio, there is DTS Studio sound with two integrated stereo speakers and it also comes equipped with an HP VGA camera for video calling. The laptop comes loaded with full-sized textured black island-style keyboard and has a touchpad with multi-touch gesture support. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 19,598, it is a good option for considering.
Acer Aspire ES1-131
Acer Aspire ES1-131 offers some interesting features. To start with, the device boasts an 11.6-inch HD display and is powered by the Intel Celeron N3050 processor clocked at 1.6GHz. The device is backed by a 2GB of RAM, which can be further expanded up to 8 GB using an external Secure Digital (SD) Card. On the storage front, it sports a 500 GB HDD hard disk, which is enough to store many things.
The laptop comes loaded with Windows 10 Home operating system, meaning that one can easily access to all Windows apps and features. The device carries a 3-cell Lithium Ion battery, which the company boasts can last up to 4 hours of continuous usage. As for the connectivity is concerned, this computing machine is equipped with two USB ports and one HDMI port.
Further, there is a standard full-sized keyboard and integrated stereo speakers as well. The device measures 21.20 X 291 X 211 mm and weighs 1.25 kg. Overall, with a price tag of approx. Rs 16,000, the laptop offers some modest specs for consideration.
Asus Eeebook E402M
Asus has been there in the notebook business for a long time now and has a good foothold in this segment. The company’s Eeebook is one of the most affordable options available in the market right now and same can be said for the Eeebook E402M. The laptop is meant for the first-time users and offers some modest specifications through which one can carry all basics tasks quite easily.
To start with, the device comes loaded with a 14-inch HD LED backlit display boasting a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which offers some modest display quality. The Asus E402M is powered by a 64-bit Intel Celeron N2840 processor clocked at 2.16 GHz (max up to 2.58 GHz) along with DDR3 2GB of RAM and 32GB of EMMC internal storage of which only about 16-19 GB is available. For graphics, you get the usual Intel HD graphics on board.
The laptop runs on the latest Windows 10 and the battery can give close to 4 hours of continuous usage. On the connectivity front, the Eeebook sports DC in, RJ 45 port, VGA port, HDMI port, USB 3.0 port and multi card reader on the left while there are a USB 2.0 port and combo audio/mic jack on the right. Apart from this, we also get built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Overall, with a price tag of Rs 15,000, comes with some impressive design and is useful for regular tasks.
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series (3162)
If you are looking at an affordable ultra-portable laptop, then the Dell Inspiron 11 3162 is meant for you. The laptop comes with a very compact design coupled with a sturdy look, all thanks to different attractive colour available in the market. The device carries an 11.6-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
The device weighs 1.18kg and is powered by Intel Celeron N3050 processor (2M Cache, up to 2.16 GHz) along with integrated graphics card. The laptop is backed by a 2GB of DDR3L RAM and 32 GB of eMMC HDD storage. The laptop runs on the latest Windows 10 Home and is juiced up by a 32 WHr, 2-Cell battery.
Dell Inspiron 11 3162 laptop comes loaded with two integrated speakers and headphone jack coupled with a standard full-sized keyboard along with a touchpad. For connectivity, the device support one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, one HDMI port and micro SD card reader. The laptop is available on the major e-commerce sites for just Rs 12,900, making it one a good deal for those looking for a laptop but don’t want to spend much.
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