Best Laptops Under Rs.50000
Looking for the best laptops under Rs.50,000?
There are so many good laptops in this price range that choosing the best according to your needs is a difficult task.
So, to help you buy the best, we have put together a list of the best Laptops under Rs.50,000.
We have carefully analysed each and every laptop in this price range based on their specifications and ease of use for an end user.
The laptops around Rs.50,000 are expected to come with mid-range specs that offer great overall performance. Most of the laptops in this price range are equipped with the latest 7th generation Intel Core i5 processors which provide fast processing, smooth multi-tasking along with a powerful 8GB RAM. A midrange Nvidia graphics card like GeForce 940MX or 920MX are inbuilt with premium laptops of this price. You can go with a laptop at this price for entertainment, heavy multi-tasking or for playing moderate to heavy games.
The Lenovo Ideapad 320 80XL033MIN model is the best laptop that suits all your requirement whether its gaming, multitasking or entertainment.
It comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home edition, an 8GB DDR4 RAM and the latest Intel Core i5 processor for a smooth performance. For gamers, a dedicated 2GB NVIDIA Graphics card (GeForce 940MX) is inbuilt on this laptop.
The Ideapad 320 is way ahead of its competitors in terms of specifications but it does not compromise on design or build quality and that’s why we have chosen it as the best laptop under Rs.50,000.
A close runner-up is the Asus Vivobook R series. It offers almost everything you expect from a mid-range laptop under Rs.50,000.
The Vivobook has a full HD display, a 2GB Nvidia Graphics Card for gaming and a 7th gen Core i5 processor. It has a metallic textured finish on top of the chassis giving a premium look.
Its ergonomic keyboard design, high-quality audio output through the top firing speakers, long-lasting battery life and an easy to use touchpad elevate the overall user experience to a different level.
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Best Laptops Under Rs.50000 – Quick Look
|Lenovo Ideapad 320 |
(Overall Best Pick)
|Intel Core i5 |
|Lenovo Ideapad 320 E||Intel Core i5 |
|ASUS Vivobook R541UV|
(Runner Up Pick)
|Intel Core i5 |
|Asus Vivobook R542UQ||Intel Core i5 |
|Acer Aspire E 15 575G||Intel Core i5 |
|Acer Aspire E 15 A515-51G|
(Latest 8th Gen Processor)
|Intel Core i5 |
|HP 15-BS576TX||Intel Core i5 |
AMD Radeon 520
|HP 15-BE002TX||Intel Core i5 |
AMD Radeon 520
|Dell Vostro 14 3568||Intel Core i5 |
Radeon R5 M420
|Dell Vostro 3468||Intel Core i5 |
Radeon R5 M420
|Lenovo Yoga 510|
|Intel Core i3 |
|4GB/1TB||Windows 10||Integrated Graphics||Check Price|
|HP Pavilion 13|
|Intel Core i3 |
|4GB/1TB||Windows 10||Integrated Graphics||Check Price|
Best Laptops Under Rs.50000 – Detailed Review
1. Lenovo Ideapad 320 Series
Lenovo’s Ideapad 320 series has many laptops offering different specifications catering to varying customer base.
Our best pick, the Lenovo Ideapad 320 80XL033MIN model has almost everything you expect from a laptop under Rs.50,000. Let’s dive into a detailed review of this laptop.
The Lenovo Ideapad 320 80XL033MIN is powered by the latest Intel Core i5 chipset with a clock rate of 2.5GHz. It comes preloaded with 64 bit Windows 10 operating system right out of the box. The prominent feature of this laptop is its Nvidia GeForce 940MX Graphics Card with 2GB GDDR5 RAM. Though this is not the most powerful GPU for gaming, at this price point, this is the best you can get under Rs.50,000.
Games like GTA V and FIFA 18 can be played on this laptop with medium settings. You can experience smooth multitasking and high-end performance on this machine thanks to its 8GB DDR4 RAM. It sports a 15.6-inch HD display with 1366*768 pixel resolution so the images won’t be that sharp. The storage space offered is 1TB (HDD) and there is no option to connect an SSD if you need to expand.
The body of this laptop is made up of plastic and aluminium with a 180-degree rotatable hinge. The aluminium texture of the body gives a nice experience while using the keyboard. On the connectivity front, Lenovo has done a good job with Ideapad 320 80XL033MIN. It has all the necessary ports and slots including USB-Type C for faster data transfer. The battery life is an impressive 5 hours.
Now coming into the things we didn’t like about this laptop, apart from an uninspiring HD display, we felt the speaker quality was average. The audio from the speaker was not loud enough to our liking. Except for these minor cons, the Lenovo Ideapad 320 80XL033MIN is a solid laptop with impressive features under Rs.50,000.
If your budget is less, the Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XL03FUIN – a DOS variant in this series is a great choice to go for. It has all the features of the former model except a preloaded Windows 10. You have to manually install Windows 10 and drivers with this laptop.
2. Asus Vivobook R-Series
The beautifully designed Asus Vivobook R series is our runner-up pick in this comprehensive list of the best laptops under Rs.50,000. This well-built laptop has 2 variants under Rs.50,000 namely the Asus R541UV and the Asus R542UQ. The former one has a Nvidia GeForce 920MX graphics card while the latter one has a Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card. For gamers, we suggest the 940MX variant.
The Asus R-series laptops are powered by the 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB Hard Disk Storage and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 940MX graphics card or 920MX Graphics Card. You can also upgrade to a solid-state disk for faster data access speed and a better performance. This laptop is ideal for daily computing, entertainment, gaming as well as multitasking.
A great thing about this laptop is its design and build quality. The metallic finish on top of the body gives this gadget a premium feel and distinctive look. Added to it are an array of colour choices to choose from. This is one of the very few laptops under Rs.50,000 with Full HD display. Even though the display is not rendering images of the quality of a MacBook, it is still far better than a standard HD display. The keyboard design and touchpad experience are also excellent.
The Asus Vivobook series gives you a wide array of connectivity options that include USB 3.0 Type-C, HDMI and VGA ports, a 3-in-1 SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader, and standard USB ports to ensure compatibility with various peripherals and devices. The USB Type-C gives you a data transmission speed of up to 5Gbit/s – almost 10 times that of USB 2.0. You can transfer photos, music, and even large video files in a fraction of the time. The reversible USB Type-C port ensures a proper connection every time, right-side up, or upside down.
The Vivobook has an eyecare feature to protect your eyes when you are working for a long time. This 15.6-inch laptop has a decent battery life of 3-4 hours. It weighs sturdy at around 2.3Kg. The audio quality through speakers and headphones are impressive.
The only major drawback of this laptop is the unavailability of preloaded Windows 10 in Asus Vivobook R542UQ model. You have to manually install and set up the OS and drivers yourself on this.
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3. Acer Aspire Series
The Acer Aspire series is not the most popular laptops in India but they have 2 models that are worth buying well under Rs.50,000, the Acer Aspire E 15 575G and the Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G laptop. These powerful laptops are an ideal choice for gamers and heavy users who can’t afford to pay a premium. Because of its 8GB RAM and 2GB NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics card, you can play games like GTA V and FIFA18 without any issue on this laptop.
The Acer Aspire E15 is powered by a seventh generation Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 10 operating system. It has a 1TB hard disk which can be replaced by an m.2 SSD for faster performance. The display of this laptop is 15.6-inches with 1366 x 768 Pixel resolution only. It has an amazing battery life of 6 to 7 hours under normal usage and 3-4 hours with heavy usage.
The Aspire E15 has all the ports and connectivity options including USB Type-C and VGA port. The only major negative we could find out was the discomfort while typing. The keys on the keyboard were a little small compared to other laptops. At its price, this laptop can satisfy the needs of a casual user, moderate gamer and multitasker seamlessly and it definitely is a value for money product.
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G model, on the other hand, has almost all the features of the above one but it packs the latest 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor (Kabylake Refresh). This chipset has a clock rate of 1.6GHz with turbo boost up to 3.4GHz. It has double the number of cores from 7th gen CPU and it performs way better than its predecessor and we recommend this laptop if you need that extra performance boost. The only drawback of this model is the unavailability of a DVD drive.
4. HP Notebook Series
The Notebook laptops are one of the most popular series of laptops launched by HP in India ever. The HP 15-BS576TX and the HP 15-BE002TX models are two good laptops under Rs.50,000 in this series particularly the former one.
Starting with the design, HP has done a nice job to give these laptops a sturdy look and feel. Both of these models weigh 2.19 Kg. They have a unique design with a combination of paint, patterns and textures with chrome finished hinges and a metallic HP logo at the back of the lid. The HP 15-BS576TX model has a full HD display while the HP 15-BE002TX has an HD Display.
The HP 15-BS576TX model has the latest 7th generation Intel chipset whereas the HP 15-BE002TX variant has the 6th generation chipset. But Windows 10 operating system is preloaded with the latter variant. Both of these models have an 8GB RAM and 2GB AMD Radeon Graphics Card. The HP 15-BS576TX has a better GPU (AMD Radeon 520) when compared with the other model (AMD Radeon R5 M430) and therefore It can handle memory consuming software and graphics-rich games comparatively better.
The HP Notebooks offer a battery life between 3-4 hours under normal usage. In the connectivity front, they have almost all the ports except VGA and USB-Type C. The HD webcam on the laptop will give you a great video calling experience as well.
Overall, the HP Notebooks are a great set of laptops under Rs.50,000. Depending on your preference you can go with the Windows 10 preloaded variant or the 7th gen CPU/DOS variant. For gamers and heavy users, the HP 15-BS576TX model will be the recommended choice as it is having a better GPU.
5. Dell Vostro Series
Dell offers the most diverse lineup of laptops in the market, be it the affordable Inspiron series or the sturdy business laptops. Their premium product, the Alienware gaming rigs are popular among gamers. In the midrange space also, they have some great laptops. The Dell Vostro 3568 and 3468 are two such models.
The Dell Vostro 3468 is a range of laptop that is ultraportable and lightweight. Weighing at just 1.8Kg, this laptop is easy to carry when you are working on the go. This is a compact laptop designed for portability with everyday use in mind.
It is powered by the Intel Core i5 seventh-gen processor and 8GB RAM. It comes preloaded with Windows 10 OS and 1TB hard disk storage. The specifications of this laptop are competitive for its price. It has certain features not seen in other laptops at this price like a fingerprint scanner and TPM lock. For moderate use and multitasking, this is a great laptop under Rs.50,000.
The Dell vostro 3468 has a 14-inch anti-glare display with a resolution of 1366*768. We felt the display was not bright enough for our liking. The battery life was also somewhat disappointing with just 2.5 hours backup. Apart from that, this is a good compact laptop for casual users and multitaskers.
The Dell Vostro 3568, on the other hand, is more suitable for gamers and multitaskers looking for a good laptop under Rs.50,000. It has an 8GB DDR4 RAM and 2GB AMD graphics card with Radeon R5 M420 GPU for rendering images. Tasks like video editing and running heavy software can be done on this machine without any lag. But we must say that the Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card in our top picks were performing slightly better than the AMD Radeon R5 M420.
The Dell Vostro 3568 has a larger 15.6-inch display when compared to the 3468 model. It comes preloaded with Ubuntu operating system only. The things we didn’t like about this series are its poor design and low battery life. The touchpad and keyboard were irritating and not so user-friendly. The battery lasted just under 3 hours only. Apart from that the Dell Vostro 3468 and 3568 are very good midrange laptops that you can consider under Rs.40,000.
6. Asus Vivobook R-558UQ
The Asus Vivobook R-558UQ laptop is the perfect choice for you to deliver uncompromising performance under Rs.45,000. These well-built model of notebooks satisfy all your needs even if you are a moderate-to-heavy gamer or just a casual user.
The Asus R-558UQ laptops are powered by the 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with up to 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 12GB), 1TB Hard Disk Storage and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 940MX graphics card. You can also upgrade to a solid-state disk for faster data access speed and a better performance. This laptop is ideal for daily computing, entertainment and gaming tasks.
A great thing about this laptop is its design and build quality. The metallic finish on top of the body gives this gadget a premium feel and distinctive look. Added to it are an array of colour choices to choose from. This is one of the very few laptops under Rs.45,000 with Full HD display. Even though the display is not rendering images of the quality of a MacBook, it is still far better than a standard HD display. The keyboard design and touchpad experience are also excellent.
The Asus Vivobook R-558UQ gives you a wide array of connectivity options that include USB 3.0 type-C, HDMI and VGA ports, a 3-in-1 SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader, and standard USB ports to ensure compatibility with various peripherals and devices. The USB type-C gives you a data transmission speed of up to 5 Gbit/s – almost 10 times that of USB 2.0. You can transfer photos, music, and even large video files in a fraction of the time. The reversible USB type-C port ensures a proper connection every time, right-side up, or upside down.
The Vivobook R-558UQ has an eyecare feature to protect your eyes when you are working for a long time. Most LED panels emit blue light – the main cause of macular degeneration and retinal problems. Asus claims that their Eye Care mode effectively reduces blue light levels by up to 33% to make reading comfortable and to protect you from potential eye fatigue and other ailments.
This 15.6-inch laptop has a decent battery life of 3-4 hours. It weighs sturdy at around 2.3Kg. The audio quality of speakers and headphones were just about right. The only major drawback of this laptop is the unavailability of preloaded Windows 10. You have to manually install and set up the OS and drivers yourselves.
7. Lenovo Yoga 510
The Lenovo Yoga 510 is a good midrange convertible laptop under Rs.50,000. Most of the Yoga series devices are good looking and offer great performance too. The Yoga 710 and 720 are some of the great examples of it and the mid-range Yoga 510 continues to live up to the expectations also.
It instantly stands out on the beauty part with a wonderfully crafted body design in silver colour. The hinge mechanism of Yoga 510 helps us to flip and fold the laptop to 360-degrees. You can use it as a laptop as well as a tablet by folding the display.
The 14-inch display and the 1.7Kg weight improves the portability and ease of use a lot. Thanks to its Full HD display and Harman powered audio, the multimedia experience that the Yoga 510 offers is unmatchable by any laptop under Rs.50,000. For casual users and multimedia-junkies, this is the perfect laptop we suggest.
Now coming to the specifications, the Lenovo Yoga 510 is powered by Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM. This laptop is no way a performance king, but it can do casual tasks like processing and multimedia without any issue. It comes preloaded with Windows 10 operating system right out of the box.
HP Pavilion 13 is another 2-in-1 convertible laptop which we recommend for casual users at Rs.50,000 price range.
So these are the best laptops you can buy right now in India under Rs.50,000. In short, the extreme expectations out of a laptop at this price range are a 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX Graphics card. With that in mind, we have chosen our best picks Lenovo Ideapad 320 and Asus Vivobook R.
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Buying Guide for Laptops Under Rs.50000
When you are on the lookout to buy a laptop, how do you select the right one? For most people, we believe, it starts with the processor. How many cores it has, dual core or quad core? Is it core i3 or core i5? The speed of the processor and the RAM installed is another concern. Then comes the amount of hard disk storage available inside the laptop. Finally, it is down to the weight, looks and of course the price.
If a consumer likes the processor, amount of RAM, available storage and finds the look of laptop appealing he buys it.
But this is a wrong way to buy a laptop.
Over the years, the laptop manufacturers and their marketers have misled consumers a lot by talking about components like processor, RAM and blah blah blah asking them to buy laptops on the basis of whether it has a Core i3 or a Core i5. They are packing insane specifications on them to purposefully lure customers by carefully compromising on certain very important aspects.
That’s why it’s about time you stop listening to the sales people and get a bit more proactive in how you choose your laptops. Here is a useful guide to help you buy the right laptop for your needs on a budget without compromising on features you really want.
In the last few years, processors have become very fast and powerful. The AMD dual-core and Intel Core i3 processors in budget laptops right now are way better than the processors found in top-end laptops a few years ago. Most of the general-purpose programs like a web browser don’t even use 20 percent processing power of a Core i3 processor. To put this into perspective, the MacBook Air that is utterly expensive and powerful is running on a dual-core processor at a speed of 1.4GHz.
Another misconception people have is the quality of AMD processors. There was a time in the past when processors from AMD were performing below par when compared with Intel. But they have bridged that gap now. They are even releasing processors with computing power way better than Intel’s flagship ( Google AMD Ryzen).
Lenovo Ideapad 320 is the best laptop under Rs.50,000 with great performance.
Amount of RAM:
Nowadays, all laptops have 4GB RAM. And that is all you need. If you can get more, go for it. But don’t buy a laptop just because it has 8GB RAM. There are more important things that you should consider instead of going after RAM. Look for the cache memory available and the number of levels of cache (L1, L2, L3 cache memory hierarchy). Remember that better the cache memory, faster the processing speed.
There was a time when integrated graphics chip used to be really weak. A graphics card made sense at that time. Nowadays, if you are looking for a laptop on which you can browse the web and watch videos, don’t worry about the graphics card.
Display Size and Quality:
The display is something that is going to define your computing experience. It is your window into computers and the work they do. A bad display means bad experience.
There are a full HD (1080p) laptops available under Rs.50,000 that you can consider like Asus R541UV though most of the budget laptops are having HD display only.
My recommendation for a balance between portability and viewing comfort is a 14-inch display. The 14-inch notebooks are generally lightweight and easy to carry around, but as a compromise, you will be working with a smaller screen. The Lenovo Yoga 510 is a perfect example of a 14-inch 2 in 1 convertible notebook under Rs.50,000.
A bigger screen size, on the other hand, is more comfortable to sit and look at for extended periods but is significantly less portable due to the physical size of the notebook. It will be difficult to slip it in a bag and carry with you. We recommend trying out different screen sizes in person to find the size that works best for you.
Keyboard and Touchpad:
These two are a very important parts in a laptop but often overlooked by consumers and exploited by laptop manufacturers. Good laptops have typing keys that are firm and comfortable to type. Ideally, we suggest you find the laptop you really like online, visit your nearby laptop store, get a feel of the keyboard and touchpad, the speaker quality and display. Then make up your mind, come back and buy it online at a lesser price. Voila!
Good quality of keyboard and touchpad is often a sign of the overall quality of the laptop. Don’t go by the looks. See the finishing of the laptop. Go through the user reviews. The build quality of a laptop is very important because that will determine how long it is going to last.
Most of the notebooks under Rs.30000 are made of plastic body laptops, so go for those laptops that feel sturdy and have an impeccable finishing. Some budget laptops even have metallic finishing over the plastic body.
As I said earlier before you buy a laptop, go to your local store with a pen drive full of your favourite songs. Play these songs on the machine you want to buy. If that is not possible try to go through user ratings and reviews in popular e-Commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart. Also, visit the official site of the laptop manufacturer to get a better understanding of specifications and what kind of customer they are targeting with a laptop series.
This is particularly important if you want to carry around your laptop. Go for lighter laptops under 2 Kilograms. A lightweight laptop will be having a compact physical dimension so that you can easily slip it in a bag.
You don’t want to plug in your laptop to a power source all the time. Don’t you? So, Go for laptops that offer to claim better battery life. Unfortunately, there aren’t many super efficient laptops under Rs 30000 offering a long-lasting battery. But still, if someone claims to give 7 hours battery life on a laptop, it is likely that the machine will last for at least 4 hours, which is better than the laptops claiming to give 4 or 5 hours of battery life. The Acer Aspire E is a great laptop under Rs.50,000 as far as battery backup is concerned.
One last thing:
When it comes to buying a laptop, don’t go by the specifications listed on the site or what the sales boy tells you when you walk into a store. Go by what you see and what you have researched. The components like screen, keyboard, touchpad, audio output and the laptop body that you can see are much more important. The internal hardware is more or less the same in every laptop in a particular price bracket.
Don’t get fooled by what the seller says. For this, you can use reviews from YouTubers, user opinion from e-commerce sites and the official site of the manufacturer. There are some dedicated forums for laptops as well. What we at DopeMobiles have done is to do all those steps for you so that you can buy our best picks without breaking a sweat and without getting fooled. So be proactive, take matters into your hands and make the right decision. Good Luck!