Best Laptops Under Rs.25,000

by | Aug 31, 2018

We guess you are looking for your first laptop.

Or searching for a second one just to browse the web and watch some content on a wider screen.

Maybe you want to gift a laptop to your parents.

If yes, you’re at the right place.

Here we present you the curated list of the best laptops under Rs.25,000 that will satisfy all the needs mentioned above.

Best Laptop Under Rs.25,000

1. HP 15q-by002AXOverall Best Pick
2. Acer Aspire A315-51 LaptopRunner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo 320E AMD APUBest Display Pick
4. Asus A542BA-GQ067TBest Build Quality
5. Dell Inspiron 3552 NotebookHonorable Mention

1. HP 15q-by002AX

 Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Dedicated graphics card
  • Excellent fit and finish
  • Decent display

The brand HP is one of the front runners in the Indian laptop industry. The company has been very popular in the market with its budget as well as performance laptops.

The HP 15q-by002AX is one of the entry level laptops that the company has to offer for the budget constrained buyers in the country.

Performance

The first question from any prospective buyer would be – Where did HP cut the corners?

At its processor and the RAM with a lower clock speed.

Is this some kind of a deal breaker for someone looking for an entry level casual laptop?

No.

The AMD APU A9 is not a mediocre processor by any means. Most of the competitors in this price come with the same. We wish HP had gone the Intel way with this one.

This processor is sufficient for carrying out the daily causal activities without any headache.

The 4GB DDR4 RAM is quite nice as well.But the lower clock speed of 1866 MHz will cause some troubles during multitasking.

Dedicated GPU !!

Now comes the interesting part.

This budget laptop comes with a discrete AMD Radeon 520s 2GB DDR3 GPU.

Yes, you’ve read it right.

This gives a leeway to the slightly underpowered processor in terms of performance.

Also the RAM expandability up to 16GB is another interesting aspect worth mentioning.

Display

The 15.6-inch HD screen does the job quite well. The brightness levels are adequate and colors look natural and vivid.

There is no dearth of ports on this product. This laptop features two USB 3.0 ports and the usual set of connectivity options such as HDMI and SD card reader.

Battery life

With the 4-cell Li-ion battery pack inside, this laptop will last about 4 hours on a single charge.

We expected a bit more juice out of this laptop mainly because of its non HD display and a slightly underpowered processor, but didn’t.

Verdict

For the amount of money you spend, the HP 15q-by002AX offers impressive internals and features.

Combined with the brand reliability and vast service center network, this laptop is your best bet when purchasing a laptop under Rs.25,000.

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1-year onsite warranty
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Respectable performance
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Build quality
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Lower clocked RAM
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Average touchpad response

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB 1866 MHz DDR4
ProcessorAMD APU Dual Core A9 3GHz
Graphics2 GB DDR3 AMD Radeon 520s
Battery Backup4  Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED (1366 x 768 pixel) Backlit Widescreen BrightView

2. Acer Aspire A315-51

Renner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Suitable laptop for travel junkies
  • Well built product
  • Excellent battery life
Acer is a Taiwan based electronic hardware manufacturer that produces mainly laptops and display units for desktop computers.

Acer’s Aspire series is one of the successful laptop lineups in India that offers some impressive specs at an affordable price point.

Aspire A315-51 is one of the popular laptops under Rs.25,000 that Acer offers to the customers.

Performance

Aspire A315-51 runs on an Intel Core i3 7th generation kaby lake processor that is clocked at 2GHz.

This chipset is very capable of running applications smoothly without any hiccups.

The processor also comes with an integrated Intel HD 520 that will assist the processor in performing graphics-intensive tasks.

Display

This device has a 15.6″ 1366 x 768 HD LED-back lit TFT Display that has ample brightness and decent viewing angles.

The display houses a VGA camera that outputs video of 640 x 480 resolution which is nothing to write about.

Miscellaneous

Storage wise, Acer Aspire A315-51 has a more than adequate 1TB HDD that you can use to save your memories and to cherish them at a later date.

A 4GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2133MHz runs the show and is expandable up to 12GB.

This device comes preinstalled with Ubuntu, which also supports Windows 10 if you are that Microsoft guy.

Connectivity

Port selection on this laptop is nothing that will blow your mind.

Acer modestly included one for each USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and the regular slew of ports such as an RJ 45 port, an HDMI port along with an SD card reader.

Battery life

On the connectivity front, this laptop features an 802.11ac wireless LAN.

Battery life is where Aspire A315-51 beats all other laptops hand down.

Even those laptops priced below Rs.40,000 with much efficient processors that are  has considerably less battery life.

Supplying juice to this laptop is a 2 cell 4810 mAh lithium polymer battery that the company claims to last for a whopping 6.5 hours of continuous usage.

Conclusion

If you are in search of a budget laptop that has a decent display and great battery life, this it it.

If you love using Ubuntu, great, otherwise you can easily switch over to Windows 10 later and the laptop is perfectly capable of running it seamlessly.

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Superb battery life
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Better processor
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Expandable memory slot
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Modest port distribution
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Mediocre front camera

Specifications

Operating SystemUbuntu
Hard Disk Storage500GB
RAM4GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
ProcessorIntel Core i3 7th Gen, 2.7 GHz
GraphicsIntel Integrated HD 620
Battery Backup6.5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD (1366x768 Pixels) TFT 

3. Lenovo 320E

Lenovo 320E
Best Display Pick
  • Premium looks at an affordable price
  • Suitable for coders who love using Linux
  • Impressive port selection
Lenovo has been selling laptops and notebooks for a while in the Indian market.

The specialty of Lenovo is that they offer a wide range of custom configurations that users can select based on their personal preference.

Performance

Lenovo 320E with AMD A9 CPU is one such budget offering from Lenovo to the Indian audience.

Lenovo 320E is powered by an AMD A9 dual core APU processor that is the same one featured on Asus Vivobook and HP 15 BW523AU.

This processor runs at a base clock of 3GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.5GHz.

Supporting the process in graphics inclusive tasks is an AMD Radeon R5 clocked at 800Mhz.

Display

The display is the main USP of this device.

The Lenovo 320E features a 15.6″ 1366 x 768 HD LED Backlit Anti glare display that outputs punchier and vivid colours and excellent viewing angles.

Reflection from the screen is minimal, thanks to the anti glare coating, using this display in bright light is a joy.

Miscellaneous

Ubuntu is the preinstalled Operating System that is bundled with this laptop.

This laptop comes with a 1TB HDD along with 4GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2133Mhz.

Lenovo has done an impressive job in thermal management that results in less heating even when the laptop functions under heavy loads.

The overall build quality is nice and the style will please your eyes.

Connectivity

Ports-wise, the laptop features a USB  3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port along with an HDMI out and a 4 in 1 card reader.

The RJ45 port will let you connect wired LAN to the device if that’s your choice of connection.

Remember that even expensive laptops are inclined to omit these legacy ports nowadays.

Battery life

Lenovo 320E is equipped with a 2 cell lithium battery that will last you about 5 hours of continuous usage.

Included in the box is a 45W AC adapter that will charge the device fairly quickly.

Summary

The Lenovo 320E has the best display among the other contenders on this list. Period.

If you intend to purchase a budget laptop priced under Rs.25,000 for multimedia consumption, this is one of the better choice in the market right now.

With a decent processor inside, this laptop can also be used for casual tasks such as web browsing and document editing.

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Great display with punchier and vivid colour
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Stylish design
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Good battery life
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Limited port selection
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Slow HDD

Specifications

Operating SystemUbuntu
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
ProcessorAMD APU Dual-core A9, 3GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon R5
Battery Backup5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED (1366 x 768 Pixels) Backlit

4. Asus A542BA-GQ067T

Honorable mention
Best Build Quality
  • Best for casual/academic use
  • USB C port for faster data transfer
  • Aesthetically pleasing design

Asus is a well-known competitor in the Indian market known for its phones as well as its computers and related peripherals.

This Taiwanese manufacturer has been delivering solid products across the spectrum at competent prices for a while now, the Asus A542BA-GQ067T being the latest among the bunch.

We know you’re in search of an entry level laptop either for your casual use or for your kids to enrich their academic learning process and we would wholeheartedly recommend this product for you.

Build quality

Starting with the build quality, Asus has done a good job with this product.

The textured back panel and the brushed aluminium deck offers a subtle but premium look to this device.

Th trackpad is sufficiently large and has the support for the gesture input.

The keys are little less clicky but for its price, we’d agree this is an acceptable keyboard to type on.

Performance

We all agree with the fact that the processor is the most important factor in the laptop purchase decision. This device right here features a AMD APU A9 SoC with 3 GHz base clock.

Don’t get confused with the clock and speed jargons, we’ll help you simplify that. The base clock is the minimum speed at which a processor runs.

Higher the base clock, snappier the processor.

A speed of 3GHz is more than sufficient for you to run all your daily casual tasks and then some.

Assisted with a 4GB DDR4 RAM that is expandable upto 16GB, this laptop can run your daily chores with no problems whatsoever.

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity features, this thing comes loaded as well.

The Asus A542BA-GQ067T features two USB 3.0 ports and the recent USB C port for ultra fast data transfers.

Display

The 15.6-inch HD display offers decent brightness and acceptable colour and contrast levels.

The anti-glare coating does limit the reflectivity and relieves some stress off your eyes while working on this budget laptop under bright lights.

Miscellaneous

Now for the students, you do get a full fledged Disk drive for burning or copying content from an optical disk and a 1TB HDD for storing all your files safe and securely.

The cons?

Well, the AMD APU performs similarly to the Intel sixth generation chipsets which is way too old for the present.

Battery life

The 2-cell Li-ion battery pack in this laptop lasts for a decent 5 hours before dyeing out.

Remember that battery life statistics are very subjective and might significantly vary from person to person.

Final thoughts

If you want to purchase a laptop under a tight budget and later want easy upgradability options to enrich th performance, there’s nothing better than an Asus laptop.

This device offers great performance for the price and gives you a satisfiable performance.

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RAM can be upgraded up to 16 GB
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Elegant design and good build quality
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1-year onsite warranty
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Mediocre viewing angles
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Keys are a bit mushy

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB 2133 MHz DDR4
ProcessorAPU Dual Core A9 3GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon R5
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED (1366 x 768 Pixel)  Backlit  Anti-glare

5. Dell Inspiron 3552 Notebook

Honorable Mention
 Honorable Mention
  •  Best for first timers
  • Good for casual use
  • Bulky and heavy

Dell Inspiron laptops range from entry level to premium budget segment, offering value for money specifications at an affordable price.

The Inspiron 3552 is a entry level budget laptop that targets the first time laptop buyers looking for a low cost machine for causal purposes.

Build quality

The Inspiron 3552 is practicality oriented budget laptop. To cut the costs down, Dell hasn’t done anything too impressive in the build quality department.

The entire construction of this laptop is of plastic. There is a bit of flex at certain points but it is to expected with the asking price at which this laptop retails for.

The design is simple and minimalistic. Actually, we prefer this simple look over the sharp cuts and grooves on the chassis to make the laptop more aggressive.

Performance

The Dell Inspiron 3522 comes equipped with a medium grade Intel N3710 processor clocked at 1.6GHz.

For starters, this is an entry level processor that can easily complete all the basic tasks that an entry level laptop should perform.

Web browsing and document editing is pretty much easy with this. Light multitasking is possible, thanks to the 4GB RAM that comes with this device out of the box.

There isn’t any dedicated GPU, so you shouldn’t expect anything when it comes to the graphics.

Display

This laptop comes with a 15.6-inch display that offers decent visual output.

Since the display is large and is not a full HD one, you might see pixelations when it comes to texts and certain images.

However, for the price, we felt that the colour accuracy and brightness levels are comparatively good.

Miscellaneous

The hard drive size of this laptop is 1TB. This makes it suitable for storing all of your files offline – be it be movies or other document files.

Apart from that, Dell has partnered with Dropbox to provide free 20GB worth of cloud storage for every customers who buy a Dell computer.

If you have some files that you think should be on the cloud accessible anywhere and everytime, this is a great choice.

Battery life

Since the Intel N3710 is not much of an efficient processor, this device lasts for only under 4 hours of continuous usage.

But again, this budget laptop is mainly meant for first timers who will use this primarily at home or office with an option to always plug in to a power source when needed.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron is a great entry level device for beginners to try and test their familiarity with the laptop.

Loaded with Windows 10 Home, this is one of the low cost alternatives to enjoy a full sized desktop experience on a budget.

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Affordable
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Minimal design
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Wide service center network
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Plastic build
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Outdated processor

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB 1666 MHz DDR3
ProcessorPentium Quad core N3710 1.6GHz
GraphicsIntel Intergrated HD 405
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6 inch 1366 x 768 HD LED Backlit

That concludes our list of the best laptops available under Rs.25,000.

If you weren’t able to find a suitable model in this budget, you can check out some of the best laptops we have listed in other budgets here.

Please do check out the best laptops under Rs.30,000 article for a more wider choice spectrum at a slightly higher budget.

We sincerely hope you made your mind with ease after reading our suggestions.

We will be adding new laptops when products that can challenge our top picks are launched.

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