- Here are the best laptops under Rs 50,000 you can buy in India right now
- From established laptop brands such as Lenovo Dell, Acer, and ASUS among others.
Smartphones may have taken some workload off laptops, but they are far from replacing them altogether. There are still several tasks that your pocketable small screen phones can’t carry out efficiently, and thus, require big screen machines such as laptops. But buying a laptop can be a little tricky, and we recommend you consider your requirements before making a purchase. Here, we have featured laptops that are good for students, office work, and consuming content. Here are the best laptops under Rs 50,000 you can buy in India in 2021.
Things to consider when buying laptops
Screen size and form factor: Laptops come in various screen sizes and form factors. You have screen sizes ranging from 11 inches all the way up to 17 inches. And, in terms of form factors, you have 2-in-1/convertible laptops that act like tablets and thin and light laptops that prioritise portability. Most gaming laptops are a bit bulkier than traditional laptops. If you plan to travel a lot with your laptop, you should consider a laptop with a smaller screen size as they are generally thin and lightweight. On the other hand, if you plan to consume media content or play games, you may want to purchase a laptop with big screen size, as it’ll provide you with an immersive experience. Before purchasing a laptop, you should consider what you want from the laptop and then make a purchase decision.
Screen resolution and type: If you’re purchasing a laptop in 2022, you should ensure the laptop has a bare minimum resolution of FHD. You have 2K and 4K resolution laptops as well for more crisp images. The higher the resolution, the higher picture quality you can expect from the laptop but the price difference between laptops with FHD display and the ones with 4K display is considerably large even now. In addition to the screen resolution, you should also look for the type of display the manufactures is using. Most laptops come with either an OLED display or an IPS LCD. OLEDs have better colour reproduction, wider viewing angles, deeper blacks, and higher contrast than IPS LCD panels. If you want the best picture quality, we recommend you opt for an OLED panel laptop. Additionally, you should also look for an HDR or Dolby Vision certification. As displays with such certifications provide vibrant and popping colours. If you are purchasing a laptop for gaming, you should also ensure the laptop has a high refresh rate, as it’ll provide you with more frames per second than traditional laptops with a 60Hz refresh rate.
CPU and GPU: The CPU and GPU are two of the most important parts of any laptop. Depending on your needs you have to decide if you need a powerful CPU and GPU. For instance, if you are planning to use the laptop for heavy tasks such as gaming, video editing, 3D rendering, and more, you should ensure the laptop has a powerful processor and a dedicated graphics card. Although an integrated graphics card will suffice if you casually game or edit a video or two once in a while, integrated graphics cards most of the time lack the horsepower needed to do serious gaming, video editing, graphics rendering, and more. So, consider your requirements and make a decision.
RAM: In addition to a powerful CPU and GPU, a higher amount of RAM will ensure you get smooth performance from the laptop, and will also allow you to multitask more easily. A higher amount of RAM is especially required for heavy tasks such as gaming, video and photo editing, graphics rendering, and more. Ensure a high amount of RAM in the laptop if you plan to do intensive tasks.
Storage: A high amount of storage will let you store more of your stuff at any given time. If you’re a gamer, for instance, we recommend you get a laptop that has a high amount of storage. This will help you install more games.
Speakers: If you are planning to watch movies or similar content you should ensure the laptop has good quality speakers and you should also ensure if it has any Dolby Audio or Dolby Atmos support, as these will ensure you get an immersive sound experience.
Ports: You should ensure the laptop has enough USB and HDMI ports, so you can connect more of your devices at the same time. You should ensure the ports have a Thunderbolt certification as well, as such ports will let you connect external displays, and graphics cards and provide you with higher data transfer speeds compared to traditional USB or HDMI ports.
battery backup: Laptops are portable devices and these can be a huge pain if your device frequently runs out of battery juice. You should ensure the laptop provides a longer battery backup so you can take it anywhere you want without worrying if it’ll run out of battery in the middle of doing an important task.
Best laptops under Rs 50,000
HP 15s is one of the well-rounded laptops under Rs 50,000 rupees. It comes with a 15.6-inch FHD display, which has 45 percent NTSC coverage for good colour accuracy. Under the hood, an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor is powering the laptop for powerful performance. The graphics are powered by Intel UHD Graphics. In terms of software, the HP 15s runs Windows 11 and comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021 for improved productivity. You also get Alexa assistant support. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM, which can be expanded up to 16GB if needed. There is also 1TB HDD storage and 256GB SSD storage to help with faster bootup times. In terms of connectivity, it gets 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C, 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A, 1 headphone/microphone combo, and 1 HDMI port to let you connect all your accessories. You also get Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi compatibility. There is an HP TrueVision 720p HD web camera with Integrated dual array digital microphones for clear video conferencing.
ASUS TUF Gaming A15
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 has been quite popular among budget gamers. The laptop sports a 15.6-inch FHD display (anti-glare) with a 144Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the MD Ryzen 5 4600H processor and has 8GB DDR4 RAM, which is upgradable to 32GB if needed. You also get 512GB fast SSD storage with an extra M.2 slot for further storage expansion. Graphics are powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 4GB VRAM with Optimus. The panel also has Adaptive-Sync to eliminate any graphic glitches caused by screen tearing. The laptop has a 90Wh large battery, which promises to offer up to 14.7 hours of continuous video playback time on a single charge. The laptop uses four heat pipes and three heatsinks for efficient heat management. The laptop’s keys are designed to provide a comfortable gaming experience with keys lasting up to 20 million strokes, and you also get highlighted WASD keys for easy recognition. It also comes with two speakers and DTS:X Ultra for high-fidelity sound with support for virtual 7.1-channel sound for increased immersion.
Honor MagicBook 14
The Honor MagicBook 14 comes with a premium aluminium metal body and azure blue chamfer design for premium looks. The laptop looks sturdy and ships in a 15.9mm thin chassis. It comes with a 14-inch FHD IPS display with anti-glare properties to provide a comfortable viewing experience. The laptop further gets TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and Flicker Free Certification. The Honor MagicBook has a 56Wh battery, which provides up to 11 hours of continuous video playback on a single full charge, and chargers via the included 65W Type-C charging adapter. The laptop is powered by Ryzen 5 5500U processor and AMD Radeon Graphics and includes 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage. The laptop also comes with a backlit keyboard to help with comfortable typing in dimly lit environments. Additionally, the laptop comes with a 720P HD Pop-up webcam and a fingerprint sensor built right into the power button for an easy authentication experience.
Acer Aspire 5
Acer Aspire 5 comes with a 14-inch FHD IPS display with an 81 percent screen-to-body ratio. The laptop gives an ergonomic typing experience with its elevated design. The laptop comes with an aluminium top cover for a premium look. Processing is handled by the powerful 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, which can boost clock up to 4.2GHz for fast performance. There is Intel Iris Xe handling all the graphics processing needs. You also get a backlit keyboard, Precision Touchpad, and a battery that provides up to 11.5 hours of backup time. It has 8GB DDR RAM (expandable up to 16GB) and 512GB SSD. The laptop further supports up to 2TB HDD so you never run out of storage space. In terms of connectivity, you get Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and support for a range of ports including Type-C ports for more flexibility. The sound is enhanced by the TrueHarmony and Acer Purified for an immersive and clear audio experience.
Lenovo V15 is yet another feature-packed machine on this list. It comes with a 15.6-inch FHD anti-glare screen and runs on the latest Windows 11 OS for a feature-rich and intuitive software experience. It also has TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification for eye protection. This one runs on the 11th Gen Intel Core I5-1135G7 processor, which is paired with 8GB RAM (expandable up to 12GB) for a smooth multitasking experience. It also has a TPM 2.0 security module for increased security. The company also claims the laptop is built with durability in mind and should withstand extreme conditions. Apart from featuring a standard set of ports, the laptop packs dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity as well. With typical usage, the laptop lasts up to 5.5 hours on a single charge. The laptop features dual array microphones as well as Dolby Audio. It also gets Office Home and Student 2021 for productivity. Lastly, the Lenovo V15 features a 180 degrees rotating hinge that opens up new usage scenarios and offers more flexibility.
Dell 2-in-1 Inspiron 7420
Dell 2in1 Inspiron 7420 is a 2-in-1 laptop as the name would suggest. It comes with the 14-inch FHD Truelife touch-enabled display with a standard 250 nits brightness. The latest Intel i3-1215U 12th Gen processor is taking care of all the processing needs. Graphics are taken care of by Intel UHD Graphics. It is further paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage for fast performance. It also comes with a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader for easy authentication and unlocking. The Dell 2in1 Inspiron 7420 runs on Windows 11 and comes preinstalled with Office 2021. There is also a wide range of ports – including Type-C – to let you connect your accessories. The company has also equipped the laptop with dual mics and AI to reduce ambient noise while video conferencing. Further, the audio is backed with Waves Maxx Audio Pro for clear audio reproduction. It also gets TÜV Rheinland certified Confort View Software to reduce excess blue light emission.
Redmi Book Pro
This feature-packed laptop from Redmi comes with an 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake Core i5–11300H processor and integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics for improved performance. The 15.6-inch display also comes with an anti-glare coating for comfortable viewing. You get 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage as well. It runs Windows 10 by default and comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019. It offers up to 10 hours of battery life, Wi-Fi 5 support, two 2W stereo speakers with DTS audio processing, Precision Touchpad, 1.5mm deep travelling keys, and more. There are two USB 3.2 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI 1.4 port, an SD card reader, and more. The laptop provides value for money and comes with a well-rounded feature set. If you want a slim and lightweight laptop under Rs 50,000 that doesn’t skimp on features, this is one of the options we recommend.
Dell Vostro 3400
If you require high capacity built-in storage, the Dell Vostro 3400 gives you that without compromising on performance. The stylish laptop features a 14-inch Full HD display making it easier to carry because of its compact form. Dell is using the latest 11th gen Intel Core i3 processor paired with 4GB RAM. It packs 256GB SSD storage along with 1TB HDD storage. This way, you get ample space to store data and still get fast system performance. It also has UHD Integrated graphics that can cater to your basic multimedia tasks. It has a slew of connectivity ports to let you connect external devices and display as well. It also has a beautiful display, which makes it an excellent multimedia device. If you are looking for a compact laptop under Rs 50,000, check it out.
Lenovo Ideapad 3
Lenovo Ideapad 3 packs a 5th Gen AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor and comes pre-installed with Windows 11 and Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021. You get a 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare display with 4-sided narrow bezels. The display can further go up to 250nits of peak brightness providing you with greater sunlight legibility. There is also 8GB RAM that can be expanded up to 12GB and the 512 GB SSD storage provides faster boot-up times. The 3 Cell 45Wh Battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life with support for fast charging that provides up to 80 percent charge with just an hour of charge. You also get a 720p HD camera for video calls and Dolby Audio for a better sound experience. The Lenovo Ideapad 3 is good for students and professionals alike.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 2021
Another Lenovo choice for buyers is the IdeaPad Slim 3 2021. It is powered by an 11th gen Intel Core i3 processor with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage, which is pretty good for the price. The modern narrow bezel design of the screen is refreshing in this budget, giving you a better viewing experience with 250 nits brightness level. Weighing just 1.65 kg, you get a portable option with a rugged body to match the style. The battery life has impressed most buyers, and having quick charge support makes a big difference. The IdeaPad Slim 3 is a good value-for-money laptop and one of the best laptops to buy under Rs 50,000.
ASUS VivoBook 15 features a 15.6-inch anti-glare panel with up to an 82 screen-to-body ratio. This model has an Intel Core i3 processor, and it’s paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. The keyboard layout includes tactile keys and a precision touchpad. VivoBook 15 weighs under 2Kg and comes with a glossy texture, which gives it a unique appeal. The screen offers FHD resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate and runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. For connectivity, ASUS offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a slew of USB ports, including the Type C interface to charge your smartphones. It also has a fingerprint reader to secure the device when you are away. VivoBook 15 is the perfect package that meets your budget with its performance and quality.
The 15.6-inch Full HD laptop comes with an AMD Ryzen 3 3250U processor and AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics. It packs one USB Type-C port, two USB Type-A ports and one HDMI port. The display additionally comes with 250nits of maximum brightness, 45 percent NTSC colour gamut support as well. The laptop features a thin and light form factor weighing just 1.82kg. You get a 3-cell, 41Wh Li-ion battery that promises to provide up to 12 hours of backup, but keep in mind the battery backup time depends on your usage. You get a full-size keyboard with a numeric keypad and a touchpad with multi-gesture support. This is one of the affordable laptops you can buy for under Rs 50,000.
ASUS VivoBook K15 OLED
VivoBook K15 OLED is the latest Asus product in the market, and it costs under Rs 50,000. Right off the bat, it is one of the rare laptops to feature an OLED screen in this price range. The 15.6-inch display on board this laptop has Full HD resolution and can reach up to 400nits of brightness. It is powered by 11th gen Intel Core i3 processor and has 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and Intel UHD Graphics. It has features like a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard, and more. The nano-edge bezels bring the x-factor to the K15 OLED notebook. For personal use and students, VivoBook K15 OLED is a no-brainer.
The HP 14s comes in a lightweight and compact form factor. It features a 14-inch Full HD IPS panel with 45 percent NTSC colour gamut support. The laptop comes equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor that can be boosted to up to 4.0GHz max clock speed. You get 8GB RAM that can further be expanded up to 16GB if needed and 512GB NVMe SSD storage. HP 14s runs Windows 11 out of the box and comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 and McAfee LiveSafe as well. You also get a backlit keyboard, Alexa support and dual speakers for an improved sound experience, one USB Type-C port, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, and more. This is one of the feature-packed, lightweight and compact laptops you can buy.
ASUS VivoBook 14 (2021)
ASUS VivoBook 14 is a thin and lightweight laptop that comes with an Intel Core i3–1005G1 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. There is also 32GB of Optane Memory to provide you with faster access to your frequently used apps and games. The RAM can be further increased to up to 12GB and storage to up to 1TB if needed. The 14-inch display has an FHD resolution and is surrounded by NanoEdge bezels for more screen real estate. VivoBook 14 is just 19.9mm thin and weighs about 1.6kg, making it easy to carry anywhere. You get pre-installed Office Home & Student 2021 and Precision Touchpad with multi-gesture support as well. It runs on Windows 11 and gets up to 6 hours of battery life. This is also one of the best laptops for under Rs 50,000 you can buy.
MSI Modern 14
MSI Modern 14 features Intel’s 10th Gen core i5–10210U processor and Intel UHD graphics. The 14-inch FHD panel supports 45 percent NTSC colour gamut for colour accuracy. It packs 8GB RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The MSI Modern 14 comes preloaded with a range of software to provide enhanced functionality, including MSI BurnRecovery, MSI Battery Calibration, MSI Help Desk, Norton Internet Security, MSI Center, and more. It runs Windows 10 out of the box and MSI is promising an upgrade to Windows 11 as well. The laptop features Hi-res audio support, a backlit keyboard, military-grade durability, and more. You also get a range of ports to connect your devices. MSI Modern 14 is a durable, lightweight and compact laptop that is well worth considering.