Best Laptops Under Rs. 50,000

by | Jul 5, 2018

Looking for the best laptops under Rs. 50,000?

There are so many good laptops in this price range that choosing the best according to your needs is a difficult task.

We at dopemobiles understand this and decided to take an indepth look at the laptop market.

After hours of testing and research, we’ve prepared this curated list of the 7 best laptops priced under Rs.50,000. We highly recommend you to go through this long and complete article till the end and rest assured that it will be well worth your time.

1. Acer Aspire 5

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G - Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Best for power users under a budget
  • Easy hardware upgradability options
  • Lack of a full HD display is a letdown

The Acer Aspire 5 is our best laptop pick under Rs.50,000 for most users.

This powerful laptop is an ideal choice not just for casual users but even for gamers and heavy users who can’t afford to pay a premium.

The Acer Aspire 5 is mostly made of plastic with a grooved finish on top and an Aluminum keyboard deck.

It has got a good hinge design with 180-degree rotation as well.

It is relatively thin and light for a 15.6-inch laptop with 21mm thickness and 2.2Kg weight. The overall build quality is definitely justifiable for the price.

The Aspire 5 has all the ports and connectivity options including USB Type-C and USB 3 ports.

Its touchpad is a windows precision trackpad which is very responsive.

The Keyboard is also user-friendly and responsive but they’re not backlit.

The Aspire 5 is powered by the new 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor. We can say without any doubt that the Core i5-8250U is indeed quite an improvement over its previous iteration.

You can expect about 50% increase in overall performance and even higher in multitasking.

The most impressive feature of Aspire 5 is its 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card. This mid range GPU is powerful enough to play most AAA titles without much frame drops.

Add an SSD to this laptop and it will be the cheapest gaming laptop under Rs.50,000.

Aspire 5 packs in an 8GB DDR4 RAM and has a 1TB mechanical hard disk (5400 RPM, duh!).

This can be replaced by an M.2 SSD if you need faster performance.We recommend an SSD replacement if you are into a lot of gaming.

It has 64bit Windows 10 OS Home Edition preloaded as well.

Thanks to the 8th gen processor, the battery life has seen a considerable improvement.You can expect 6-7 hours of life in normal use and 4-5 hours in heavy use.

Enough with the praises, now let’s talk about the cons of this laptop.

The biggest negative of Acer Aspire 5 is its mediocre display. It sports a 15.6-inch, HD display made of TN panel.

Though the viewing angles are pretty good, this display has poor colour gamut and the contrast is quite disappointing.

Another drawback is its speaker loudness.Even though it has dual speakers which are reasonably loud, I felt the audio quality was not great. Also, if you’re still old school, you may get disappointed due to the lack of a DVD drive in this laptop.

Apart from these minor cons which are not a deal breaker for many, I feel the Acer Aspire 5 is the best laptop under Rs.50,000 for most people.

This laptop can satisfy the needs of a casual user, moderate-to-heavy gamer, multi tasker and even power hungry users seamlessly.

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Ideal for every type of tasks
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Feature rich laptop
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Best processor in this price range
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No Full HD display
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No DVD drive
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Speaker quality is not great

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics2 GB Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 7 Hours, 4Cell
SSD
Display15.6-inch HD LED(1366 x 768 Pixel)
TN display

2. Asus K510UQ

Runner-Up Laptop Asus K510UQ
Runner-Up Pick
  • Snappier and responsive casual laptop
  • Easy hardware upgradability
  • Supports Asus fast charging
Asus is at it again. The company is trying hard to dethrone HP from the midrange segment with its Vivobook series and the K510UQ is the new twist in the tale.

Asus has done something great as well as something equally stupid with this device.

The Asus K510UQ is powered beneath the hood by an eighth generation Core i5 processor.

With four physical cores to process, this little guy performs very well – be it in terms of app loading and functioning or multitasking.

Asus laptops are popular for their easy upgradability.

The story is no different on this one as well. The RAM module can be easily popped out and replaced up to a max. limit of 16GB.

With great power comes great respo.. sorry, multitasking. This laptop does perform satisfactorily in all scenarios we could have possibly tested.

The port selection is great with all the latest technologies such as USB 3.0 and USB C crammed on to the sides of this elegantly designed slim laptop.

The slim profile does come at the expense of a disk drive.

The 15.6-inch full HD display has really thin bezels around and it certainly reminded us about the premium laptops such as the Dell XPS.

The colors from this display looks good and brightness levels are acceptable.

The keyboard on this device is a full sized one and the keys are adequately comfortable to type on. There’s no backlit feature unfortunately.

The trackpad is sufficiently large and supports gestures. Windows precision drivers work really well and is a blessing in disguise for those who hate to carry a laptop mouse around.

Now the disappointing part – this laptop comes with a Nvidia 940MX 2GB GDDR5 GPU.

Asus could have easily included an Nvidia MX150 for this price, but they preferred not to.

Why? We’ve no idea. Certainly a disappointment for budget gamers.

The battery life part is also equally frustrating. The device lasts for just around 4 hours on a single charge.

With two years warranty and a powerful processor inside, this laptop from Asus is definitely worth checking out if you are more of a casual user who like to have a snappier and responsive laptop within Rs.50,000.

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Aesthetically pleasing design
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Thin display bezels
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Powerful processor
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Nvidia 940MX is an outdated GPU
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Ordinary battery life
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No backlit keyboard

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics2 GB DDR5 940MX
Battery BackupUp to  4-5  Hours
 SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED(1920 x 1080 Pixel)

3. Dell Vostro 3578

Best Business Laptop Pick
Best For Business Pick
  • Best laptop suited for work
  • Good battery life
  • Speaker sound output is sufficiently loud
Dell Vostro series is a popular mid-range laptop lineup targeting business as well as college students.

The Vostro 3578 being the new product from Dell features an 8th generation Intel Core i5 chip inside.

We’ve seen this Intel Core i5 8250U processor featured on many other mid-range laptops priced similarly.

The performance and efficiency of this chipset is top notch and if you’re upgrading from a 7th generation chipset, you’d notice the difference instantly.

This device comes with a 4GB DDR4 RAM module with the option to expand up to 16GB.

Multitasking is fine with the supplied 4GB and if you’re hell bent on squeezing the last bit of performance out of this product, do expand the RAM.

Dell laptops usually come with AMD GPU instead of using Nvidia. This time, the company has decided to pack in a 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon 520 GPU with this laptop.

This GPU is perfectly capable of handling your everyday graphics intensive tasks. It’s possible to have an enjoyable casual gaming experience on this laptop with game titles such as CS:GO.

The 15.6-inch full HD IPS display produces finer details with vivid colors. Being an IPS display the viewing angles are excellent. There’s no noticeable color shift when watched from the sides.

Yet another feature of this Dell laptop priced under Rs.50,000 is the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner.

This feature may not be of importance to a casual user but very much desirable for those who use the laptop for work.

The 4-cell Lithium-ion battery on this laptop lasts for about 5 hours on moderate usage.

Remember a laptop with a full HD display and a dedicated GPU will always draw more power compared to a laptop without these features.

The Dell Vostro 3578 is a business laptop that performs equally well as any other laptop in terms of causal usage. Having a discrete GPU does make it a touch faster as well.

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Full HD display with great colors
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Discrete GPU
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Fingerprint scanner
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Outer case easily prone to scratches
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HDD with slow spindle speed

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics2 GB DDR5 Radeon 520
Battery BackupUp to 5  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED (1920 x 1080 Pixel) anti-glare

4. Acer Nitro 5

Best Gaming Pick
Best Gaming Pick
  • Perfect laptop for gaming enthusiasts
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor
Heads up! A gaming laptop is here. A proper gaming laptop under Rs.50,000 was a distant dream until recently.

But with the Acer Nitro 5, that’s about to change.

Earlier we used to get a maximum of Nvidia 940MX GPU for a laptop at this budget.

Nvidia MX150 made a welcome change with improved performance but not as much as a hardcore gamer would love to see.

The Acer Nitro 5 packs in a 2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 for satisfying your gaming needs.

The Intel Core i5 7300HQ processor further improves the performance of this laptop.

Recent sensational gaming titles such as Fortnite and PUBG can be played well on this machine without any lags at 60fps, if low settings is selected.

The 15.6-inch full HD display has decent color reproduction and contrast levels.

The display is not the absolute best per se, but at this price, the quality is perfectly acceptable.

The keyboard is another stronghold of this laptop from Acer. The red colored keys adds a gaming flair to the device. The red backlit also chimes in with the overall aesthetics perfectly well.

The keys have good key travel distance the clicks feel really tactile. What disappointed us is the trackpad behaviour.

This touchpad doesn’t comes with Windows precision driver support and the results are significantly mediocre.

We suggest you to use an external mouse incase you’re planning for serious gaming with this laptop.

The battery life is nothing exceptional. This laptop lasts for about 3-4 hours on moderate usage and up to an hour when gaming continuously.

One surprising thing we’ve noticed with this laptop is that there isn’t any noticeable overheating with this laptop. Thermal throttling is also not an issue with the device.

All in all, the Acer Nitro 5 is a very capable gaming laptop and the very best if we may say for a budget under Rs.50,000.

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Minimal design
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Excellent heat dissipation
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Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU
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No SSD
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Mediocre touchpad

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 7th Gen, 7300HQ
Graphics2 GB DDR5 GTX 1050
Battery BackupUp to 4-5  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED(1920 x 1080 Pixel)
IPS

5. HP Pavilion x360

Best Productivity Pick
Best Productivity Pick
  • Best for graphic designers
  • Great choice for students as well
  • Backlit keyboard
Pavilion series is HP’s mid-range laptop lineup comparable with the Asus Vivobook series.

The all new HP Pavilion x360 is a semi-convertible laptop with lots of exciting features on board.

The design is the first thing that we have to describe about this laptop.

The HP Pavilion x360 is probably one of the best looking laptops we’ve seen this year in the Indian market.
The fit and finish looks extremely premium and is very much pleasing to the eyes.

The hinges are of top notch quality that can swivel up to 360 degrees without any inhibitions.

We’ve already mentioned this laptop as a semi-convertible device. Why because the screen can’t be actually detached from the keyboard.

Instead the screen swivels around and locks in place making this device perform just like a tablet.

What powers this beautiful piece of machine inside is the Intel Core i3 8130U processor that offers great performance and power efficiency.

The onboard 4GB DDR4 RAM coupled with a meagre 8GB SSD does offer enhanced performance to this laptop when compared with other competitors in this list.

If you’re a graphic designer or even a college goer, having the option to swivel the screen in to a tablet mode does offer great advantage.

Being a 14-inch touchscreen, the tablet mode switches off the keyboard and lets you deal with the device via touch-only mode.

The full HD display is vibrant and offers punchy colors and good contrast ratio.

Being a slightly smaller display allows the pixel density to be on the higher side making texts and visuals look sharper and detailed.

The bezels around the screen is minimal and this gives the front of the device a seamless feel just like the Dell XPS.

The HP Pavilion x360 comes with the latest USB 3.1 and USB 3.1 type C port for faster data transfer speeds.

HP is including an inking pen with the box contents so that graphic designers can utilize the touchscreen real estate to the fullest.

From a student’s viewpoint, the laptop comes with Windows 10 Home and packs a full fledged lifetime version of MS Office 2016.

Last but not least, the battery life on this semi-convertible laptop is excellent. It lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge with moderate brightness.

Summarizing this post, the HP Pavilion x360 is definitely a great choice for graphic designers and students alike for a price under Rs.50,000.

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Elegant design
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Compact and lightweight
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Touchscreen
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Non-detachable Keyboard

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 8th Gen, 8130U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to  9  Hours
SSD8 GB
Display14-inch Full HD LED ( 1920x1080 pixel) Backlit IPS Multi Touch

6. HP Notebook 15

Best Budget Pick
Best Budget Pick
  • Latest and greatest powerful processor
  • Best budget performance laptop
  • Suits students as well as office goers alike

HP is one of the most accomplished electronic hardware manufacturers spanning across the world in different markets .

The HP Notebook 15- bs146tu is the recent offering from HP with the latest 8th gen processors from Intel.

The HP 15- bs146tu is made of high-quality plastic that doesn’t feel cheap.

The outer casing has a textured finish that will save you some time for cleaning the laptop from fingerprints.

The brushed metal finish on the interior imparts a premium and classy feel to the build.

This laptop is powered by Intel’s latest 8th generation core i5 processor with a base clock of 1.60GHz.

There is a 4GB RAM module clocked at 2133Mhz coupled with a 1TB HDD for storing your files and media offline.

For performing light graphics-intensive tasks, there is an integrated Intel UHD graphics 620 on board.

The HP 15-bs146tu model comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed.

First-time users will find this convenient as installing an OS on top of the hardware by themselves is still a herculean task for many.

A 15.6″ full HD screen adorns the laptop with punchier colours and decent brightness.

The display is an anti glare panel, meaning the light reflection off the screen will be minimal.

On the battery front, this device is powered by a 35Wh 6 cell Li-ion battery that the company claims will last for about 5-6 hours.

The main gripe with this device is that it lacks a dedicated graphics card.

All the graphics-intensive tasks are routed through the integrated Intel UHD 620, but a discrete card performs much better.

Gaming on this laptop might be possible but the performance will be questionable.

The webcam quality on this budget laptop is passable at best but nothing impressive.

You will be able to make video calls in perfectly lit environments but details will be lacking.

If you’re an open source advocate, you can go with the DOS variant in this series, the HP 15-bs145tu model.

The HP 15-bs145tu comes with the exact hardware specifications that its elder sibling 15-bs146tu offers but with a beefed up RAM minus an Operating system.

This model comes with 8GB of RAM out of the box with an option to expand up to 16GB.

The OS choice is left to the users so that they can choose either Windows 10 or Ubuntu.

Even if you wish to install Windows 10, HP provides driver support and are easily available for download from the official HP website.

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8th generation Core i5 processor
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Full HD Display
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Good battery life
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Lightweight and thin
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No dedicated graphics card
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Display panel quality is weak/ Viewing angles are not great
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Average webcam quality

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
GraphicsIntell UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to 5-6 Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED (1920x1080 pixel)

7. Asus Vivobook S14

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
  • Laptop with great build quality
  • Suited for office as well as academic uses
  • Compact form factor

Having an SSD aids in faster loading and performance of the laptop.

In our research we’ve found out that the best laptop with an SSD in this price range of Rs. 50,000 is the Asus Vivobook S14.

Why?

Let me explain the reasons below.

The Asus Vivobook S14 S410UA-EB266T model is powered by the Intel Core i3 7100U processor and runs on Windows 10 Home.

It has an M.2 SATA SSD of 128GB and 1TB of hard disk storage.

Even though this processor is not the most powerful one in this price range, the combination of SSD and HDD provides a faster performance.

Apart from the presence of a 128GB SSD, the other major plus point of Asus Vivobook is its design and build quality.

This 14-inch laptop has a full HD backlit 60Hz anti-glare display with wide viewing angles. Asus claims up to 178-degree of viewing without any glare.

It has an illuminated chiclet keyboard which will light up in dimly lit conditions.The touch pad even has a fingerprint sensor to quickly unlock the device.

The laptop is thin and weighs just 1.43Kg.

On the connectivity front, the Vivobook S14 has almost all the ports including USB Type-C.

Faster Wireless LAN 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity are also present. There is no DVD drive on this laptop as well.

This laptop has a 3 Cell battery with 42 W hrs life which is just average.

All in all, the Asus Vivobook S14 is a mid-range budget laptop suitable for casual use, entertainment and work.

It doesn’t have the option to add multiple RAMs and expand the memory over 16GB.

But it has an SSD, great display and well-designed thin body making it the perfect laptop for casual users who are hell-bent on an SSD.

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Suitable for work and entertainment
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Thin and lightweight
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Full HD display with wide viewing angle
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Touchpad has fingerprint sensor
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No DVD drive
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VGA Webcam, low-quality video call
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Only 1 memory slot
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No Ethernet port

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 7th Gen, 7100U
GraphicsIntegrated Graphics
Battery BackupUp to 8 Hours
SSD128 GB
Display14-inch Full HD LED (1920x1080 pixel)
So these are the best laptops you can buy right now in India under Rs.50,000.

We have categorized our best picks considering every user’s expectation and needs.

We will be updating this list when new products that can challenge our top picks are launched.

Meanwhile don’t forget to checkout our buying suggestions for laptops priced on different budgets as well.

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