Laptops are the need of the hour from working professionals to school going kids. Everyone needs a laptop in their day to day life. With the rise in competition you can easily get Intel Core i3 processors, Full HD displays and even 2GB of dedicated graphics under Rs. 30,000. Our list sought out the best budget student laptops. These budget laptops have been carefully picked to offer the best combination of performance and reliability, and you cannot really go wrong with these.
How to choose the Right Laptop for your needs?
There are certain factors which we have listed below which will help you understand the machine better and also help you choose the right laptop.
Processor – The brain of the computer. Speed of operation, multitasking & battery-life depends on it.
Screen Size – You can choose from the smallest to the biggest screen size as per your needs. The ideal screen size we believe is 15.6 inch.
Hard Disk – An integral part inside laptop where data is stored. Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives are the two most popular Hard disk types. HDDs Offers high storage but are slower than SSDs.
Operating System – Main software that runs the laptop. Windows, Linux & DOS are popular ones. DOS requires separate installation of operating system before using the laptop.
Graphic Processor – Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is responsible for processing heavy graphical tasks. Quality of games & high resolution video depends on the type of GPU.
Premium Quality, Affordable Price.
CPU: 5th GEN INTEL CORE i3-500u 2.0Ghz PROCESSOR | GRAPHICS: INTEL INTEGRATED GRAPHICS
RAM: 4 GB | SCREEN: 15.6 INCH HD SCREEN | STORAGE: 1 TB
OPERATING SYSTEM: DOS | BATTERY: UP TO 4 HOURS
The Lenovo’s G50-80 80E502Q8IH is a feature packed laptop with 5th GEN Intel core i3-500 2.0Ghz processor, 4 GB RAM. We think that this is the best and the most affordable laptop for students ever made. The laptop is powered with DOS, which is an operating system with a user-friendly interface.
The Lenovo G50 is equipped with the 1TB hard drive capacity, enabling you to safeguard ample amount of digital data including important work files, videos, songs, movies, pictures and more. Additionally, the laptop comes with a responsive Accutype keyboard, which is spacious and gives you enhanced typing experience. This type of keyboard technology also helps in increasing your productivity at work.
We cannot emphasis more on how good and student friendly this laptop is. Read more about Lenovo G50-80.
Pros: A product we think is worth your money. Student-friendly and premium quality. Typing experience on this is really pleasant. Picture quality is crisp. Integrated webcam
Cons: The battery life could have gotten battery
CPU: 7th GEN CORE INTEL i3-7020U PROCESSOR | GRAPHICS: INTEL INTEGRATED GRAPHICS
RAM: 4 GB | SCREEN: 15.6 INCH SCREEN | STORAGE: 1 TB HDD
OPERATING SYSTEM: PRELOADED WINDOWS 10 HOME | BATTERY: UP TO 5.5 HOURS
Lenovo’s Ideapad 330 is equipped to meet your student’s evolving needs. Cutting edge processing with 7th Gen Intel core i3-7020U Processor and intel integrated graphics. Featuring FHD anti-glare resolution on a 15.6” display, the Ideapad 330 delivers powerful visuals on the go. Combined with Dolby Audio, the Ideapad 330 provides a dramatically enhanced entertainment experience. An extra flexible 180-degree hinge allows greater maneuverability while reducing accidental excessive strain on the hinge, and thus prevents damage to display.
The powerfully re-imagined Photos app makes it easier and more fun to tell your story in video: add a soundtrack, use transitions, deploy 3D effects, and more. And sharing is quicker than ever, with intuitive settings that making it easier to instantly connect with the people you care about most.
Pros: An absolute value for money product which great features and look.
Cons: All the USB ports are on one side which makes it a little inconvenient for connectivity.
Work your connections.
CPU: 2.29 GHz INTEL CORE i3-7020U 7th GEN PROCESSOR | GRAPHICS: INTEL HD
RAM: 4 GB DDR4 RAM | SCREEN: 15.6 INCHES | STORAGE: 1.0 TB
OPERATING SYSTEM: WINDOWS 10 HOME | BATTERY: UP TO 6 HOURS
Dell Vostro 3581 features Simply secure, it has a fingerprint reader on the power button, sign-on is easy, fast and safe. An added security feature is TPM:- Trusted Platform Module 2.0 is a hardware-based security feature that can be used to create and manage computer-generated encryption keys. It allows you to secure and encrypt your passwords, fingerprints, and keys outside of the drive.
Pros: We feel that the performance of the laptop under this price range is really commendable. As far as the graphics card is concerned this notebook has a Intel HD 620 graphics card to manage the graphical functions.
Cons: Lags for the first few days of use.
The speed you need
CPU: 7th GEN INTEL CORE i3-7020U PROCESSOR | GRAPHICS: INTEL HD 620
RAM: 4 GB DDR4 RAM | SCREEN: 15.6 INCHES | STORAGE: 1.0 TB HDD
OPERATING SYSTEM: WINDOWS 10 HOME | BATTERY: UP TO 7 HOURS
With a sleek and stylish design the HP 15 touchscreen laptop weighs just 2.04 kg so that you can carry it whenever and wherever you want. With 1 TB HDD of memory on the HP 15 Laptop you can store more of what you want and you never have to compromise with the data that’s dear to you. With 38% more battery life than the previous generation, it’s time to unleash the power within you. With the vibrancy of 2 million pixels, HP True Vision HD Webcam and 15.6” BrightView HD Screen, its time to sit back and enjoy crystal-clear view. This laptop comes loaded with pre-installed Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity, 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7020U Processor and 4GB DDR4-2400 RAM, so that it doesn’t stop you from going forward. Combined with powerful dual speakers, HP audio system delivers immersive sound. Its deep, rich bass and crystal clear voice will leave you mesmerized.
Pros: The battery life is commendable. The touchscreen at this range is a very good deal. The look is premium. The keyboard is very comfortable.
Cons: Minimal heat emission resulting in over heating.
CPU: 2.4 GHz INTEL i3-7100U 7th GEN PROCESSOR | GRAPHICS: INTEL HD
RAM: 4 GB DDR4 RAM | SCREEN: 13.3 INCHES | STORAGE: 1 TB
OPERATING SYSTEM: WINDOWS 10 HOME | BATTERY: UP TO 5 HOURS
The Dell Inspiron 5000 is a series of midrange laptop that deliver good performance. Its stylish, mostly aluminum design and peppy everyday performance, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 offers solid-enough ultraportable value. We’d just like a sunnier screen and roomier storage options. The Crazy Techie editors select and review products independently.
Pros: Skinny display bezels help create a modern, compact look.
Cons: As it lacks a discrete graphic chip, the Intel UHD Graphics 620-powered Inspiron 13 5000 won’t be your go-to mobile gaming machine, a fact that’s reflected in the laptop’s good-but-not-great Sky Diver score of 4086.
Bring out the artist within you
CPU: 8th GEN INTEL CORE i3-8145U PROCESSOR | GRAPHICS: INTEL INTEGRATED
RAM: 4 GB SCREEN : 14 INCHES | STORAGE: 4GB DDR4 RAM
OPERATING SYSTEM: WINDOWS 10 HOME | BATTERY: UP TO 10 HOURS
Bring out your creativity by creating content on the go like doodling with the Hand and Pen Simultaneous Input, along with extending your screen from mobile to laptop modes. If you are an entertainment buff and love to watch movies, videos, edit photos, or listen to music while travelling then, HP Pavilion x360 laptop is the best bet for you. The laptop is equipped with an HD Touchscreen, vibrant quality of 2 million pixels with wide-viewing angles, Dual HP Speakers, and HP Audio Boost by B&O Play. HP Pavilion x360 is 19.7 mm thin and weighs 1.59 kg so that you can carry it wherever you go.
Pros: Precision Touchpad which helps you bring out the creative you. Full 360-degree rotation is very comforting in every position.
Cons: Battery is placed inside and could not be replaced easily like other or older hp laptops. This is definitely an inconvenience for people who are computer savvy and keep updating their laptops.
CPU: 7th GEN INTEL CORE i3-8145U PROCESSOR | GRAPHICS: INTEL INTEGRATED
RAM : 4 GB SCREEN: 14 INCHES | STORAGE: 4GB DDR4 RAM
OPERATING SYSTEM: WINDOWS 10 HOME | BATTERY: UP TO 13 HOURS
Asus’s VivoBook is the talk of the town, our list would be incomplete with Asus Vivobook 14 X409UA-EK362TS. The NanoEdge display gives ASUS X409 a vast screen area for an immersive viewing experience for work and play. Its FHD panel features an anti-glare coating to reduce unwanted distractions from irritating glare and reflections, so you can truly focus on what’s in front of you. Laptop HDDs are generally more susceptible to physical damage compared to SSDs. The HDDs used in ASUS X409 now feature EAR HDD shock dampening to protect your data from physical impact. Active hard drive protection automatically detects shock and vibration across all three axes to effectively reduce the chances of HDD damage, so you can work without worry, even in a moving vehicle.
Pros: The laptop is good based on its lightweight and screen quality. Heating is very minimal. The finger print sensor is good and eases login.
Cons: The USB slots are a bit tight, having a hard time plugging in and pulling USB out. There are clear streak lines that are showing up on the USB devices. The lack of a backlit keyboard is also a bit annoying.
This is our list of the best laptops for students available in India – July 2020.
Student laptops are different from laptops for business or commercial use because of student-specific features. This buying guide and the reviews should now make it easy for you to understand the specification and choose the ideal laptop for you. Most of these laptops have pre-installed Windows 10 Home and Microsoft Office.