Best Laptops Under Rs.25,000

by | Nov 15, 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 in the right place.

Here we present to 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. Asus F541UAOverall Best Pick
2. HP 15-bw519AURunner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo 320E AMD APUValue for Money Laptop
4. Acer Aspire 3Best Linux laptop
5. Dell Inspiron 3552 NotebookHonorable Mention

1. Asus A541UA

 Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Best for casual/academic use
  • USB C port
  • 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 A541UA being one of the entry-level offerings among the bunch.

Design and 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.

The trackpad is sufficiently large and has the support for gesture input. The keys are little less clicky but for its price, we’d agree this is an acceptable keyboard to type on.

Processor and 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 an Intel Core i3-6100u processor with a base clock of 2.3GHz.

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.

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

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity features, this laptop comes loaded as well. The Asus A541UA features a single USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port and the recent USB C port for ultra-fast data transfers. There are the regular HDMI and SD card reader slot as well.

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.

Battery Life

The 2-cell Li-ion battery pack in this laptop lasts for a decent 4-5 hours before dying out.

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

Verdict

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

This device offers cutting-edge features for the price and gives you an overall satisfactory 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

Q

Keys are a bit mushy

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 6100U 2.3GHz
GraphicsIntel Integrated HD 520
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED 1366 x 768 pixels

2. HP 15-bw519AU

Renner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Best in class GPU
  • Suited for graphic-intensive tasks
  • Great after sales support

Choosing HP over other laptop brands is a no-brainer for many people here in India. Such is the popularity of the brand in consumer electronics and other related peripherals.

The HP 15-bw519AU is probably one the best laptop that you can gift yourselves or your kids. Let us explain why in this article.

Design and Build Quality

The HP 15-bw519AU is designed to look impressive at the first glance itself. What will strike your eyes at the first look will be those chrome hinges.

These hinges look premium and work great. There is no creaking sound when opening and closing the lid and the operation is so smooth.

The C deck on this budget laptop comes with a textured finish which looks really nice and feels comfortable to lay your hands on.

The metallic back plate has a shining HP logo which gives this device a luxury feel.

Processor and Performance

This entry level laptop is powered by an AMD A9 APU clocked at 3GHz.

While this processor isn’t as powerful as an Intel i3 processor, what it excels is at the graphical performance department.

The integrated AMD Radeon R5 is significantly higher clocked than the Intel integrated graphics and completely destroys the competition.

Coupled with the 4GB DDR4 RAM, this processor is capable of running almost all the apps available in the Windows store without much trouble. You can even enjoy light gaming with this device.

Opening up multiple tabs in chrome and doing stuff on MS Powerpoint? No worries mate!

Display

The HP 15-bw519au comes with a large 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The large display can get decently bright and the colour reproduction is very good in comparison with most other similarly priced laptops.

If you are a student and want two apps opened side by side, having a large and wide display is very beneficial.

The ability to see more content will be definitely a time-saving method rather than closing and reopening apps more often.

Connectivity

HP has left no stones unturned when it comes to connectivity options on this budget laptop.

This device has two USB 3.0 ports for high-speed data transfers, 1 USB 2.0 port for plugging in the peripherals and an SD card slot.

Along with these, the HP 15-bw519au comes equipped with an optical disk drive for students who have a lot of their textbook content on CDs.

Battery Life

The battery life on the HP 15-bw519au is nothing spectacular to brag about. But this laptop gives an approximate screen on time up to 5 hours on a single charge.

With HP fast charging technology, the device can be juiced up quickly, as much as 90% in just under 90 minutes which is very beneficial.

Verdict

The HP 15-bw519au is the best laptop for graphic-intensive tasks under Rs.25,000.

The decent display and the formidable build quality from HP make purchasing this laptop, a guaranteed satisfactory experience.

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Good build quality

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Powerful processor

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Decent display

Q

No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage500GB
RAM4GB DDR4
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
Value for Money Laptop
  • 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.

Verdict

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

R

Good battery life

Q

Limited port selection

Q

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. Acer Aspire 3

Best Linux Laptop
Best Linux Laptop
  • Suitable laptop for travel junkies
  • Well built product
  • Excellent battery life

Acer is a Taiwan based electronic hardware manufacturer that mainly produces 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. The Aspire 3 is a Linux based laptop under Rs.25,000 from Acer.

Design and Build Quality

Built using high-quality ABS plastic and polycarbonate, the Aspire 3 from Acer stands second to none in its category when it comes to the build quality.

The textured matte finish of the outer chassis and keyboard deck provides a premium feel to this laptop.

The touchpad is asymmetrically placed towards the left of this device. The full-sized keyboard has sufficient key spacing and key travel distance.

The exhaust vents are located on the back and they don’t interfere with the usability in any way. The robust hinge mechanism offers a smooth yet tight lid opening and closing experience.

Performance

The Acer Aspire 3 runs on an Intel Core i3 6th generation processor that is clocked at 2GHz. This chipset is very capable of running applications smoothly without any hiccups.

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

Display

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

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

Miscellaneous

Storage wise, Acer Aspire 3 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

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

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

Acer modestly included two USB 3.0, one 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

Even those laptops priced below Rs.40,000 with efficient processors has considerably less battery life. That is where the Acer Aspire 3 is a pleasant addition.

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

Verdict

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

R

Superb battery life

R

Better processor

R

Expandable memory slot

Q

Mediocre front camera

Specifications

Operating SystemLinux
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3-6006u 2GHz
GraphicsHD Graphics 520
Battery Backup6.5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED 1366 x 768 pixels

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

Q

Plastic build

Q

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 hope you have made up your mind with ease after reading our suggestions.

We will be adding new laptops when products that can challenge our top picks are launched. So stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Cheers!