Best Laptops Under Rs.35,000

by | Nov 15, 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 harder to select the one that you want.

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

Read on to find the best laptops under Rs.35,000 in India.

Best Laptops Under Rs.35,000

1. Lenovo Ideapad 330Overall Best Pick
2. Dell Vostro 3478Runner-Up Pick
3. HP 15-bs675txBest Value for Money
4. Asus Vivobook 15Laptop with the Best Design
5. HP Notebook 15Best Budget Laptop

1. Lenovo Ideapad 330

Lenovo Ideapad 320E Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Elegantly designed laptop
  • Great performance for the price
  • Good quality display

Lenovo has been a major player in the Indian laptop market for a long time now. The company has been in the left, right and centre of the budget laptop segment with a lot of great products that the users really liked.

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 is one of the newest entries to the mid-range budget laptop catalogue in the country.

Build Quality and Design

Lenovo makes some of the best looking laptops in the world. Whatever be the price bracket it fits in, Lenovo provides an aesthetically pleasing design which is often combined with great build quality.

The Ideapad 330 is one of the finest looking laptops, if not the best in its category. The metallic design inspired chassis makes the device look and feel premium.

Minimal bezels on either side of the display are stunning and make the display look even bigger than it is in reality.

Also, the company has an improved hinge mechanism which allows up to a 180-degree rotation. However, we’re not still sure what advantage does this bring to the table.

Processor and Performance

Fret not, the good qualities of this laptop doesn’t end with the looks. Inside the chassis is an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor which is the latest entry-level mobile processor from AMD.

This processor is clocked at 2.2GHz and has a maximum clock speed of 3.6GHz, which for a laptop under the budget of Rs.35,000 is impressive.

With the onboard 4GB DDR4 RAM, this laptop perform on par with laptops powered by Intel processors inside.

The AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics is the best out there and will chew through most of the resource hungry applications related to graphics and gaming effortlessly.

This will definitely give you an upper hand in graphics intensive process and even some light gaming, to say the least.

The standard 1TB HDD will let you save all your files offline with no worries about the space being run out after installing a couple of apps.

Display

Lenovo usually provides very good display panels with their laptops. Same is the case with the Ideapad 330 as well.

This 15.6-inch display is a full HD panel with an effective resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The colours are bright and vivid and the contrast levels are up to the mark.

There is no noticeable pixelation in texts and everything appears fine and clear. The thin side bezels really enhance the immersive experience with the display when you are watching video content.

Miscellaneous

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 comes loaded with the Windows 10 operating system out of the box.

Everything is pre-configured from the factory and it makes sure that the customer can start using the system as soon as he opens the box.

Lenovo provides one year warranty with this device. In case something unfortunate happens, you can always visit the nearest service centre for repairs thanks to the wide service centre network of Lenovo in India.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 comes with a 2-cell Lithium-ion battery inside. This will let the device run for about 5 hours on moderate usage with 55% brightness.

If you are running games or watching movies at full brightness, the screen on time will reduce drastically and be sure to have the charger at an arm’s length.

Verdict

For a laptop priced under Rs.35,000, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 is a steal. With full HD screen and a powerful processor inside having excellent graphics performance, this laptop is worthy to be the best in the business in its price category.

The aesthetically pleasing looks and the excellent build quality further adds charm to this product.

R

Great design

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Ryzen mobile processor

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64-bit Windows 10 Home

Q

Random slowdowns when used continuously

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Radeon Vega 8
GraphicsAMD Ryzen 5 Quad Core
Battery BackupUp to 5  Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD HD LED

2. Dell Vostro 3478

Dell Vostro 3478- Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Latest 8th generation Intel processor
  • Secure file storage via biometric protection
  • Optical drive for CD/DVD playback

Dell is one of the oldest computer and related peripherals brand in the Indian market. The Vostro series has been in the market since time immemorial and is one of the widely regarded budget laptop lineups in the country.

The Dell Vostro 3478 brings back the age-old build quality of Dell combined with the latest processor from Intel by which the company intends to deliver the best of both worlds.

Design and Build Quality

Starting off with the design, It’s completely made of plastic and the design is of a typical Dell laptop style. The textured matte finish offers excellent grip and aesthetic beauty to this entry level laptop.

Not the slimmest out there, this laptop weighs around 2.25Kg. This is due to the fact that there is an optical disk drive tucked underneath the shell, which is almost a rarity nowadays.

The quality of construction is very good for the price. There is no substantial flex on the chassis or the display.

The island-style keyboard doesn’t feature a numeric pad but otherwise is perfectly comfortable to type on.

To ensure security, Dell has added a fingerprint sensor on this laptop for biometric identification instead of plain old passwords.

Display

The display is a 14-inch HD LED panel and for some people, that will be the perfect display size for a laptop. This display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Not the best display out there, but with the decent brightness and colour accuracy, it is perfectly usable for students as well as casual users.

A compact display means that it’s much easier to slip it in a bag and carry around.
The smaller display size also helps in saving battery life.

Processor and Performance

One of the reasons why Dell Vostro 3478 stand-out from the rest is its 8th Generation Intel Core i3 processor.

It is quite a surprise that Dell has managed to include the latest generation processor at such a competitive price segment, giving this laptop a clear mandate over its competitors.

The 4GB DDR4 RAM helps in running multiple programs and keeping several tabs open simultaneously without any problems.

Furthermore, there is provision for expanding RAM further to aid better multitasking performance. The Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU is integrated with the chipset.

This GPU is much more powerful than the previous generation and can easily handle light to medium gaming as well as other graphics-intensive tasks.

All in all, you can expect great performance while doing office work, browsing the Internet or doing other day-to-day tasks.

This laptop runs of 64-bit Windows 10 Home OS out of the box. Being a licensed version of Windows, you don’t need to worry further about the updates and security patches.

Fingerprint Scanner

The Dell Vostro 3468 also offers certain specifications not seen in other budget laptops.
It has a fingerprint scanner for unlocking your laptop in a flash.

It also contains a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip for an extra layer of security for your sensitive data, under the hood.

Connectivity

There is a VGA+HDMI connectivity option on this notebook as well. The Dell Vostro 3478 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

It has all the necessary ports like one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, an audio jack, and a DVD optical drive.

It doesn’t have any USB-C ports, which may be an inconvenience as more and more devices are switching to them.

The speakers in Vostro offer output that’s quite accurate and loud enough to fill a medium-sized room. The clarity is good but at higher volume, it sounds distorted.

Battery Life

The Dell Vostro has a battery backup of 5-6 hours under normal usage which delivers a 3-hour backup under continuous heavy usage.

When compared with other contenders, these figures are more or less the standard for laptops in this price bracket.

Verdict

In conclusion, the Dell Vostro 3478 is a great budget laptop and it offers some unique specifications not found in its competitors.

The latest 8th generation processor and the fast DDR4 RAM will prove beneficial for a fast computing experience.

R

Expandable memory

R

Compact in size

R

Fingerprint Scanner

Q

Not the most beautiful design

Q

Touchpad response is poor

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3-8130U 2.2GHz
GraphicsIntel integrated UHD 620
Battery Backup Up to 5  Hours
Display14-inch HD LED

3. HP 15-bs675tx

Best Build-Quality
Best Value for Money
  • Suited for casual use
  • Fast charging support
  • Built to last

HP is one of the most trusted brands in the country when it comes to consumer durables in the country.

HP is a leader in laptop market in India offering a plethora of models in each possible segments of the industry.

The new HP 15-bs675tx is a budget offering from the company that aims at those who would like to have a great computer for causal tasks such as document editing and web browsing.

Build quality

The HP 15-bs675tx exhibits the signature modern design and solid build quality that has been the recent norm for budget laptops.

The metallic hinges that adorn the otherwise black chassis gives it a premium luxury laptop together with the chrome HP logo at the back.

The brushed metal finish on the keyboard deck is very attractive and offers a textured surface to work with.

Overall, the HP 15-bs675tx is one of the solidly built device priced under Rs.35,000.

Performance

This laptop has an Intel Core i3 7020U on board that is clocked at 2.3 Ghz, which is pretty great for a budget device.

Even though the processor is a slightly outdated one, the performance is very respectable for the price bracket.

Another interesting addition to the hardware is the inclusion of a 2GB AMD Radeon 520 GPU that will let you do those graphics intensive processes quite well.

Honestly the 4GB RAM does help this CPU + GPU combo to carry out tasks much better and faster.

Multitasking between causal apps such as browser and document editor is not a problem.

Display

The HP 15-bs675tx comes with a 15.6-inch widescreen display with LED backlighting.

With an effective resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the display looks surprisingly detailed and colour accurate.

The brightness levels are decent, so does the contrast ratio.

Since the display is not an IPS one, there’s significant colour shift when viewed from extreme angles.

The bezels around the screen are thick and this makes the display feel a bit smaller when compared to other laptops.

Miscellaneous

The HP 15-bs675tx comes with a full sized keyboard with a separate num pad in the right for those who come familiarized with the desktop keyboard.

Another important fact to note is the inclusion of an optical disk drive with this laptop.

Optical disk drive much like the headphone jack in the case of smartphones is gradually disappearing even though having one is highly favourable.

Battery life

This laptop comes with a 4-cell Lithium ion battery rated at 41 Whrs.

The company claims that the battery will last around 4-5 hours on a single charge.

Whatever be the case with the battery life, the important factor here to note is that HP has included fast charging support on this device.

It will charge the battery up to 90% in under 90 minutes.

Verdict

If you love the brand HP and want a laptop that has the best build quality in the price segment, the HP 15-bs675tx is the best bet.

With a decent processor on board assisted by a dedicated 2GB graphics card, this laptop is one of the value for money proposition purchase in the market as of now.

R

Great build quality

R

Dedicated GPU

R

Full sized keyboard

Q

No full HD display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3-7020U
GraphicsAMD Radeon 520 2GB
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
Display15.6-inch diagonal WLED

4. Asus Vivobook 15

Best Design Pick
Laptop with the Best Design
  • Suited for productivity on the go
  • Easy to carry around
  • USB C port

Asus is quickly catching up when it comes to the competition in the laptop market with the the giants like HP and Dell.

Asus has been a star performer in many of our lists including the premium budget category to the entry level laptops.

This time with the budget oriented Vivobook S15 Asus has a strong contender in the sub Rs.35,000 price bracket.

Build quality and design

If you ask us to describe the build quality and design of this laptop in just one word, it would be this – gorgeous!

Yes, the Asus Vivobook S15 has the same chassis and the looks of its premium laptop cousins bearing the same Vivobook badge.

This thing looks dope and people would often mistake this beauty for a Macbook Air at a distance.

The metallic brushed design has been our favourite for some time now and the same is present in this laptop as well.

Everything feels great and the fit and finish of the product in general is great for the asking price.

Performance

Inside the stunningly stylish Asus Vivobook S15 is the Intel Core i3 – 7100U processor clocked at 2.4GHz.

Higher clock rate equates to better performance in general but usually at the expense of battery life.

This device is ideal to be a travel laptop that can handle all the essential productivity tasks such as document editing on the go without any lags.

The 4GB DD4 RAM can be easily upgraded to double the amount that for better multitasking.

There is also the provision to swap the existing 1TB HDD for an SSD to make this laptop perform as great as any other premium laptop out there except graphical tasks.

Display

The Asus Vivobook S15 features a 15.6-inch widescreen full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display is an anti-glare panel that will restrict the light from reflecting off the surface, thereby reducing the stress on your eyes while looking at it.

The visuals and text looks sharp and clear and the colour reproduction is also decent.

However the viewing angles are mediocre and you won’t be able to distinguish between the colours when looked at this display in slight angle change.

Connectivity

Asus is no miser when it comes to including connectivity options on their laptops.

The Asus Vivobook S15 comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports , a single USB 3.0 port and a new generation USB C port for faster data transfer speeds.

Remember that USB C ports are still finding its way to budget laptops of other brands when Asus has done it already.

Battery life

The two cell Lithium ion battery inside this laptop is generally good and provides battery life up to 5 hours on a single charge.

The charger bundles with the package kind of support fast charging and will let you juice up the device pretty quickly.

Verdict

The Asus Vivobook is one of the best looking laptops around Rs.35,000 price point.

It is compact and lightweight and is the perfect choice for travellers who would prefer taking their files with them and do some causal work on the fly.

Fast charging and the full HD display aids the laptop in being a perfect media consumption device.

R

Excellent design

R

Lightweight and portable

R

USB C port

Q

No dedicated GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 7100U
GraphicsIntel Integrated HD 620
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD Display

5. HP Notebook 15

Best budget Laptops
Best Budget Laptop
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen processor
  • Best for graphics-intensive tasks
  • Easy service centre accessibility

HP is one of the most accomplished electronic hardware manufacturer across the globe.

The HP Notebook 15 model specifically targets those users who are in search of a device mainly for media consumption and casual tasks.

Build Quality

The build as you’d have already guessed is plastic, yes. But the textured finish on the back with metallic HP logo is very much appealing to the eyes.

The robust hinge mechanism feels solid and ensures durability no matter how many times you open and close the lid. There is no noticeable flex in the shell and the build feels durable.

The full-size island-style keyboard has a dedicated number pad on it. This will make it feel home for those who are used to desktop keyboards.

Processor and Performance

The HP Notebook 15 is one of the first laptops under Rs.30,000 in the country to rock an AMD Ryzen series mobile processor. This laptop features an AMD Ryzen 3 2200U processor clocked at 2.5GHz.

With the 4GB of DDR4 RAM, it comes with, this laptop breaks no sweat while running the usual set of applications such as web browsers and office suites. It also performs incredibly well when it comes to multitasking.

If you’re inclined to suck up more power out of this incredible mobile processor, we’d suggest you invest a few bucks on additional RAM module.

The AMD Radeon Vega 3 integrated graphics on this chip blows the Intel integrated GPUs in performance. You can easily play light to medium games at low/medium settings comfortably on this laptop.

Storage-wise, this machine comes with a 1TB mechanical HDD on board to store your media files all in one place.

Display

The screen on this machine is a 15.6″ HD widescreen anti-glare panel that provides vivid and punchier colours and sharper images with a decent level of detail.

This 1366 x 768-pixel resolution display has a maximum brightness up to 220 nits, which is quite OK for indoor use. On top of the display, a 720p webcam is provided for making video calls.

The built-in dual speakers located on the underside of the laptop might get muffled when placed on a surface.

Connectivity

The HP 15 comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port as well as an SD card reader. DVD drive is one of the other important feature retained with this machine.

Today, DVD drives are becoming obsolete, getting replaced with portable storage devices such as USB drives or portable hard disks. Having an extra option doesn’t hurt and HP has rightfully given this option for the users.

Battery Life

All this is powered by a 4 cell Lithium-ion battery pack that the company claims will last up to 6-7 hours.

The fast charging technology from HP will let you charge this device up to 70% in under 40 minutes.

Verdict

In conclusion, If you are looking for a perfect companion for your academic as well as causal uses, the HP Notebook 15 is a great choice.

Those who love consuming content on a bigger, better screen would love to have this laptop with them.

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15.6″ Widescreen HD display

R

Easy RAM upgradability

R

Excellent battery life

Q

No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 3 2200U 2.5GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 3
Battery Backup6-7 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED

This concludes our list of the best laptops under Rs.35,000. With all our testing and research we have zeroed in on these products so that you can end up purchasing the best from the rest under a given budget.

If you don’t find the product you wished for in this list, don’t worry. Go ahead and check out our buying lists for specific budget categories.

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Buying Guide: 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.

 1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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!

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

Buying guide : Best Laptop under Rs.35,000