Best Laptops Under Rs.35,000

by | Jun 12, 2018

Believe it or not, choosing the best laptop under any price range is a painful process.

The sheer number of models available in the market with the slightest of difference in specification makes it even harder.

Because of this complication, picking the best laptop has become a difficult job.

And that’s why we have done the research to list down the best budget laptops in the Indian market under Rs.35,000.

So, without any further ado, read on to find the best laptops under Rs.35,000 in India.

1. Asus Vivobook Max

Asus Vivobook Max - Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Best for productivity enthusiasts
  • Around the globe warranty
  • Hardware upgradability is a plus

The Vivobook series from Asus has been highly successful across the world in major markets.

Asus Vivobook Max A541UV-DM978T offers some of the best in class features at an affordable price point.

The Vivobook max is powered by an Intel Core i3-7100U processor clocked at a base frequency of 2.4GHz.

Being a seventh-generation processor, the apps run smoothly without any hiccups and switching between the apps also feels snappier.

Assisting the processor in handling the computing is a 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 12GB) clocked at  along with a discrete Nvidia Geforce 920MX 2GB DDR3 graphics card.

Thanks to the dedicated graphics card, users who are looking for a light gaming session to relieve the stress.

Also, video rendering and other graphics-intensive tasks benefit from having this GPU leading to faster response time.

Asus has provided a 1TB HDD to keep the files within reach on your laptop at any given time.

This laptop features a 15.6-inch full HD display with acceptable viewing angles and sharpness.

The colours are vivid but at times the display seems to miss out on details on moving subjects.

Speaking of the build quality, Asus has used plastic all over the chassis but treated with a metallic finish.

The keys are comfortable to type on and offers good feedback avoiding accidental retyping.

The Vivobook Max comes with Windows 10 Home preinstalled with all the necessary drivers.

Asus has incorporated its smart gesture touch pad on to this device that supports Microsoft precision drivers for enhanced usability.

The touch pad responds to the user interaction well and registers the taps accurately.

Port distribution on this machine is excellent.

Users are given the choice of one USB 3.0, a USB 2.0 and a USB-C port along with the legacy HDMI port and an SD card reader.

The sound output is loud and clear with decent bass in it.

This unit is powered by a 2-cell Lithium-ion battery pack that is estimated to give a battery life of about 4.5 hours.

The fast charging feature on this laptop lets you charge the device quickly.

Even though the screen is full HD, it’s not up to the quality of some of the panels from competitors out there in the market.

The anti-glare coating works well but the details seem to be missing.

Asus could have used a better full HD panel or even a great 1366 x 768 panel for that matter.

The mechanical HDD on this laptop is rated at 5400rpm and is painfully slow but this is to be expected with budget laptops.

The apps load slower so does the boot sequence.

It seems Asus has skimped on the quality of the components used to bring the cost down.

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Windows 10 Home preinstalled
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USB- C port
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2-year global warranty
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Dedicated Nvidia 920MX Graphics card
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HDD is slow
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Display quality is average

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4GB DDR4, Expandable up to 12GB
ProcessorIntel Core i3 7th Gen, 7100U
Graphics2GB DDR3 Nvidia Geforce 920MX
Battery Backup4.5 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD

2. Lenovo IdeaPad 320S

Lenovo Ideapad 320S Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Best for viewing media content
  • Features a premium look
  • Performs casual tasks with ease
The Lenovo Ideapad 320S is arguably one of the best budget-friendly and feature rich series of laptops under Rs.35,000.

This is arguably one of the best laptops out there if you take the design into consideration.

It looks sleek and stylish at all angles resembling Macbook Air at times.

The grey metallic colour is pleasing to look at and imparts a premium tone to the device’s design language.

Powering the IdeaPad 320S is an Intel Core i3-7100U clocked at 2.4GHz coupled with 4GB of DDR4 RAM on board.

Barring the slightly outdated processor, this device is capable of running all the normal apps that you would rely on a daily basis.

The integrated Intel HD 620 will assist the processor when required.

On the front, there is a 14-inch HD LED display with a resolution of 1366 x 768.

The screen has minimal bezels on the sides which looks fantastic.

The brightness levels are optimal and the images look sharper as well as detailed.

This device comes with Windows 10 Home preloaded.

Ports-wise, you name a port and this device has it.

This device is equipped with a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0, a USB-C port, an HDMI port as well as a 4-in-1 card reader.

The two speakers on this machine are tuned and certified by Harman and produce loud and clean sound.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 320S is powered by a 2 cell Lithium-ion battery that will last for around 4 hours on a single charge.

The keypad on this device is not island style and lacks a dedicated number pad.

This may cause inconvenience to some if they are used to the full style desktop keyboard.

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Great design
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USB C
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Windows 10 Home
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Sound quality is good
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No CD/DVD drive
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Battery life is average
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No numpad on the keyboard

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 7th Gen, 7100U
GraphicsIntel Integrated HD Graphics 620
Battery Backup4 Hours
Display14 inch HD

3. Dell Inspiron 15-3567

Dell Inspiron 15 - 3567
Best Gaming Pick
  • Powerful processor in its class
  • Performance laptop under Rs.35,000
  • Ubuntu OS
Dell is one of the OEM who has been making laptops since ages.

Inspiron series is aimed at the budget as well as premium budget market.

With the Inspiron 15-3567, they are targeting the mid segment within the budget segment.

Powering the Inspiron 15-3567 is an Intel Core i5-7200U clocked at 2.5GHz .

This machine comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM on board and with an expansion slot available, it can be bumped up to 16GB.

That’s some serious numbers for a budget laptop.

There is a 2GB DDR3 AMD Radeon R5 M430s dedicated graphics card for taking care of the graphics needs.

Gaming is possible with this device and thanks to the additional RAM slot, most of the  AAA games out there can be played with low settings.

This device has a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 HD LED Truelife display that has been tried and tested in various entry level laptops as well as budget models from Dell.

The colour reproduction on the panel is great so is the brightness.

Since this is not an IPS panel, viewing angles are not that great but not much of a deal breaker either.

There are two down-firing speakers on the front tuned with Maxx Audio.

The audio output from these speakers is clean and distortion free.

The vocals are crisp and lows are distinct.

Dell has added a DVD writer, which today faces the same fate as of headphone jack in mobile phones, both being quietly extinct.

The HD webcam on the device lets you do video calls at decent quality.

There are 2 USB 3.0 ports given on this device with a single USB 2.0 port for connecting the peripherals, an HDMI port as well an SD card reader.

A 4-cell Lithium-ion battery pack powers the device.

The company claims that this machine will last for a good 6-8 hours on a single charge.

The Inspiron 15-3567 comes with Ubuntu pre-installed.

Yes – a laptop with some of the top specc’d internals and a dedicated GPU in this price segment with Ubuntu.

Most of the users would in no time switch to Windows as soon as they get their hands on this device for sure.

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Dedicated 2GB Graphics
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Up to 16GB RAM expansion
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Good display
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No Windows 10
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No USB – C
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Slightly heavy

Specifications

Operating SystemUbuntu
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4GB DDR4, Expandable up to 16GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 7th Gen, 7200U
Graphics2GB AMD Radeon R5 M430s
Battery Backup6 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD

4. Lenovo YOGA 510

Lenovo Ideapad 320
Best 2-in-1 Pick
  • Portable media consumption powerhouse
  • Sharper display
  • Compact form factor
Lenovo has been selling laptops and notebooks for a while in the Indian market.

The Lenovo with its YOGA 510 has forayed into the 2 in 1 laptop segment, attracting many convertible laptop aficionados.

The Lenovo YOGA 510 is powered by the A9 APU from AMD running at a higher base clock speed of 2.9GHz.

This convertible laptop from Lenovo comes with 4GB of DDR4 RAM along with a 1TB of mechanical HDD for file storing purposes.

Commonly, in most of the convertible laptops, the HDD size is often limited to 512GB but with Lenovo, they provide double the size for the equivalent cost.

A 14-inch full HD touchscreen display flaunts the device which is a TN panel with good brightness and contrast ratio.

Because of the screen being comparatively smaller, the pixel per inch count is higher resulting in detailed images.

The panel itself is anti-scratch resistant meaning slight mishandling of the device won’t leave marks on the display.

The display rotates 360 degrees switching the laptop into tablet mode automatically.

This machine runs Windows 10 out of the box.

There are 2 USB 3.0 ports on this device for faster data transfer speeds, 1 single USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port along with an SD card slot.

A legacy RJ 45 Ethernet port is present for those who love wired networking.

The device comes with Bluetooth 4.0 low energy that can be used to pair it up with other devices wireless, consuming very less energy.

Powered by a two cell Lithium-Polymer battery, the device manages to get around 8 hours of usage on a single charge.

This impressive battery backup makes this laptop one of the best devices suited for backpackers or travel enthusiasts.

The display used is a TN panel, which doesn’t perform as good as an IPS one.

The colours seem washed out at various angles while folded into the tablet mode.

The device even when slightly held at an angle affects the viewing experience.

The sound from the speakers is a bit of a letdown.

The output is not loud enough to be audible in a slightly noisy environment unless you use a headphone.

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Full HD display
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Windows 10 Home
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Good battery life
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Audio levels are low
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No USB C
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Colours seem washed out at certain angles

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD A9 APU, A9-9410
GraphicsIntel Integrated
Battery Backup8 Hours
Display14 inch Full HD

5. Acer Aspire E5 – 575

HP Notebook 15-bs615TU
Honorable Mention
  • Best processor for the price
  • Solidly built laptop
  • Budget work horse
Acer is a Taiwan based electronic hardware manufacturer.

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

Acer Aspire E 15 575 is one of the best laptops with an i5 processor priced under Rs.35,000.

Acer Aspire E 15 575 is designed thoughtfully by the company by giving a brushed metal finish for premium looks.

There is no noticeable flex or creeks to be worried about. Overall, the build feels solid and durable.

Inside the Acer Aspire E 15 is an Intel Core i5 seventh-generation mobile processor.

This is the same processor that is features on many higher end laptops priced around Rs.40,000.

This laptop comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM.

A 1TB mechanical HDD comes with the laptop.

This laptop comes bundled with Linux.

Users can install Windows 10 on this laptops and all the necessary drivers are available to download from the official Acer repository.

The display that comes with this device is a 15.6-inch panel.

Albeit not being a full HD panel, the display offers decent colour reproduction and brightness levels.

A 2800mAh Li-ion battery powers the laptop.

The company claims that users will receive battery life anywhere from 6-7 hours on a single charge.

Another feature of this device is it’s easy to use touch pad which is matte finished.

The touch pad supports windows precision drivers that will enable gesture support on this laptop.

The keyboard in this laptop may not be the choice for everyone.

The key travel distance is less, that will cause frequent double pressing since the feedback from the keys is not up to the mark.

Aspire E 15 575 suits those people who wish to have a little bit of everything at an affordable price range.

If you are the one looking for a well-built laptop and a decent processor that can handle your daily activities, this device is worth considering.

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8GB DDR4 RAM
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Comfortable touchpad
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Durable construction
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No full HD display
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Keyboard quality is average
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No Windows 10 pre-installed

Specifications

Operating SystemUbuntu
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM8GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 7th Gen, 7200U
GraphicsIntel Integrated
Battery Backup5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD

Buying Guide: Laptops Under Rs.35,000

Buying guide : Best Laptop under Rs.35,000

This buying guide will help you understand what to expect from a laptop under this budget and how to pick the best out of it.

To be honest, Rs.35,000 is the upper ceiling of entry-level laptops in India.

You can get good laptops for casual use, office work and school use at this budget.

But don’t expect laptops for gaming and heavy use at this price point.

Processor

Intel’s 8th Gen processors are not yet launched in this budget.

The best you can get is 7th Gen Core i5 and Core i3 chipsets.

Some laptops come with AMD’s A9 APU’s which are pocket-friendly and pretty decent for casual use.

If you are a heavy user, we recommend the Intel Core i5 processors.

RAM and Storage

Nowadays, all laptops have 4GB RAM.

And that is all you need if you are just using your laptop for office work and casual use.

But if you’re a heavy user, go for a laptop having 8GB RAM or expandable RAM slot.

There are more important things 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.

The only thing that additional RAM does is allow your computer to do more things at once, not actually make it faster.

Graphics Card

A dedicated graphics card in this price range is very rare and those who have are very weak in performance.

Nvidia GeForce 920MX and AMD Radeon R5 are capable enough to only play few games in low settings.

Display

Display is something that is going to define your computing experience.

It is your window into computers and a bad display means bad experience.

Unfortunately, most of the manufacturers cut cost in display quality at this budget.

Majority of computers have TN Panel which has poor viewing angles.

Make sure to look for a good display panel on your laptop.

Keyboard and Touch pad

These two are very important parts of 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 touch pad, the speaker quality and display.

Then make up your mind, come back and buy it online at a lesser price. Voila!

Build Quality

Good quality of keyboard and touch pad 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.35,000 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.

Speakers

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.

Weight

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 into a bag.

Battery Life

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.35,000 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.