Best Laptops Under Rs.35,000

by | Sep 4, 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.

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.

Best Laptops Under Rs.35,000

1. Lenovo Ideapad 330Overall Best Pick
2. Acer Aspire A515-51Runner-Up Pick
3. HP 15-bs675txBest Build Quality
4. Dell Vostro 3468 Best for Students
5. Asus Vivobook 15Best design pick

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 center of the budget 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 most in its category.

The metallic design inspired chassis makes the device look and feel premium.

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

Also, the company has an improved hinge mechanism which allows up to 180 degree rotation.

However we’re not still sure what advantage does this bring to the table.

Performance

Fret not, the good qualities of this laptop doesn’t end with the looks.

Inside the chassis is a Core i3 8130U processor which is the latest entry level eighth generation processor from Intel.

With the onboard 4GB DDR4 RAM, this laptop can breeze through any application or task you throw at it with ease.

What’s surprising here is the inclusion of a dedicated 2GB AMD Radeon 530 graphics card.

This will definitely give you an upperhand in graphics intensive process and even some light gaming to say.

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 panel 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 enhances the immersive experience with the display especially when you are watching video content.

Miscellaneous

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 comes loaded with 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.

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

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 is a steal for its price when it comes to the laptop priced under Rs.35,000.

With a full HD screen and a dedicated graphics card to assist the latest eighth generation processor inside, this laptop is a very capable computing device.

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

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Great design

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Powerful processor

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Dedicated GPU

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Random slowdowns when used continuously

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3-8130U
Graphics2 GB AMD Radeon 530
Battery BackupUp to 5  Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED Backlit

2. Acer Aspire A515-51

Acer Aspire A15-51 Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful processor inside
  • Future proof upgradability
  • Average display quality

Acer has been in the forefront of releasing budget laptops laden with useful features and impressive internals for a while.

The Aspire A515-51 is one of the low cost laptop that comes with an eighth generation Intel processor on board.

Let’s dive in to more details of this gem without any further ado.

Design and build quality

The Aspire A515-51 comes with a brushed metal chassis that looks classy.

Usually Acer laptops possess some of the best build quality that you can expect with budget laptops.

The sturdy hinge works so well that there is minimal to almost no friction when lifting the display up.

The keyboard is well laid out with sufficient space in between and offers great key travel distance.

There is a lot of room for ventilation on the bottom side of this laptop.

But we are quite skeptical about the effectiveness as when the laptop is placed on a flat surface, there is a chance that the hot air will circulate within the chassis.

The RAM and HDD compartments are placed on the back side and easily swappable with the removal of a single screw.

This means upgradability is not an issue with this laptop.

Performance

This is the area where the Acer Aspire laptop trumps other on this list to their knees without much effort.

Inside the laptop, there is an Intel Core i5 -8250U processor that is the absolute best you can get in this price bracket.

This four core processor along with the integrated Intel 620 will fly through almost all the apps effortlessly.

You can even play light games with this laptop albeit the fact that there isn’t a dedicated GPU inside.

The 4GB DDR4 RAM makes sure that the multitasking is a possibility with this mid range laptop.

Display

This is one of the slight downsides of this otherwise great laptop.

The Acer Aspire comes with a 15.6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The colours look a bit washed out from a distance but the brightness levels are OK.

We get the fact that Acer had to do some cost cutting when it decided to include an eighth generation Intel i5 processor inside.

However, the display looks fine for practical multimedia consumption and causal browsing.

Its only if you are the one who craves for more details in the visuals, the average quality becomes evident.

Operating system

This Acer Aspire laptop comes with Linux on board.

Those who want to make the switch to Windows OS can make the switch effortlessly.

Acer provides all the necessary drivers for the Windows OS and the device is fully compatible with running it.

Battery life

The Acer Aspire laptop has a 38 Whr Li-ion battery inside that gives a battery life of about five hours.

The Eighth generation processor inside is pretty much energy efficient and the non HD display makes the device possible to last even more when used with minimal brightness.

Verdict

If easy upgradability and the top of the line processor is your priority, then you should look no further.

Swapping the HDD for an ultra fast SSD and increasing the RAM is only a screw removal away with this device.

If you’re quite contempt with the non HD screen, we’d suggest you to definitely check out this one.

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Top of the line processor

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Easy upgradability

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Battery life

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No full HD display

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No GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8250U
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620
Battery Backup Up to 5  Hours
Display15.6-inch HD Display

3. HP 15-bs675tx

Best Build-Quality
Best Build Quality
  • 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.

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Great build quality

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Dedicated GPU

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Full sized keyboard

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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. Dell Vostro 3468

Best for students
Best for Students
  • Suited for small businesses
  • Secure file storage via biometric protection
  • Optical drive for CD/DVD playback

Our runner-up pick under Rs.30,000 is Dell Vostro 3468.

This laptop has certain unique features like the fingerprint scanner and 14-inch screen to account for.

Let’s go in to the detailed specifications.

Design and build quality

Starting off with design, It’s completely made of plastic and the design is typical Dell laptop style.

The outer side of the lid is textured like carbon fiber.

The build quality is very good and it weighs just 1.9 Kg.

Display

The display is 14-inches and for some people, that will be the perfect display size for a laptop.

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.

Performance

One of the reasons why Dell Vostro 3468 stand-out from the rest is its 7th Generation Intel Core i3 processor.

As 8th gen processors are seen starting from laptops priced under Rs.40,000 having a seventh generation processor is perfectly fine at this budget.

The 4GB DDR4 RAM also helps in running multiple programs and keeping several tabs open.

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

The Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU is integrated with the chipset in Dell Vostro 3468 which means it doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card for rendering images.

So editing photos using Photoshop or playing graphics-rich games won’t be a breeze with this laptop.

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 under the hood.

Connectivity

The Dell Vostro 3468 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There is a VGA+HDMI connectivity option on this notebook as well.

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

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 4 hours under normal usage which delivered a 3-hour backup under continuous heavy usage.

When compared with other contenders, these figures may not be impressive.

If you intend to use this laptop either at home or office, you will be always near to a power plug, so it doesn’t matter really much unless you intend this device to be your main travel laptop.

Summary

In conclusion, the Dell Vostro 3468 is a great budget laptop and it offers some unique specifications not found in its competitors.

There are some cons though like the touchpad which was difficult to use as the gestures were not working properly.

We recommend buying a wireless mouse for a better experience.

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Great feature-rich laptop

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Compact in size and Lightweight

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Intel 7th Gen processor

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Fingerprint Scanner

Q

Not the most beautiful design

Q

Touchpad response is poor

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 – 7100U 7th Gen 2.4GHz
GraphicsIntel Integrated HD Graphics 620
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display14 – inch HD 

5. Asus Vivobook 15

Best Design Pick
Best Design Pick
  • 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.

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Excellent design

R

Lightweight and portable

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USB C port

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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

That 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.

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Buying Guide: Laptop 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.

 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.