Best Laptops Under Rs.50,000

by | Sep 12, 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 6 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.

Best Laptop Under Rs.50,000

1. Lenovo Ideapad 330Overall Best Pick
2. Asus K510UQRunner-Up Pick
3. Dell Vostro 3578Best for Business
4. Acer Nitro 5Best Gaming Laptop
5. HP Pavilion x3K60Best Productivity Laptop
6. HP Notebook 15Cheap & Value for Money

1. Lenovo IdeaPad 330

Lenovo Ideapad 330 - Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor and GPU
Lenovo has switched its one of the primary roles in the country as a smartphone manufacturer to one of the best laptop brands in the country offering some excellent devices for the customers.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is a feature rich laptop that is priced well under an affordable budget for those who are looking for a device that is capable of satisfying their performance index.

Design and build quality

We’ve said it before and will continue to say so – that Lenovo makes one of the best looking laptops currently in the country.

No matter what the budget, be it entry level or high end performance segment laptops, Lenovo has managed to pull of an ace when it comes to the design.

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 has a minimal design with metallic finish on the keyboard deck and the chassis. The screen flex is minimal and won’t be a problem in day-to-day usage.

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 has an island style keyboard with separate number pad for those who are used to the full sized desktop keyboards.

The keys are large and spacious and offer great typing experience.

The special painting on this laptop makes it less susceptible to scratches and colour fading over time as well.

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 features a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixels TN display.

Even though the display is not a full HD one, the visuals are adequately colourful and rich in details.

The anti-glare coating on the screen helps it to prevent reflections from the display. This greatly enhances the viewability and reduces stress on your eyes.

The bezels around the display is thicker and is definitely an eye sore to the rest of the elegantly crafted build.

Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels.

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 is powered by a newer eighth generation Intel Core i5 – 8250U processor clocked at 1.6GHz which can turbo boost up to 3.4GHz.

With Turbo Boost technology enabled, the processor will run at minimal power when idle and when something resource intensive is launched, the cores will run at higher clock to ensure smooth performance.

This processor is capable of running almost all the apps available at present with no hiccups.

With the 8GB onboard DDR4 RAM, you can easily perform computing tasks much faster than a older generation laptop.

Accompanying the processor is a 2GB DDR5 dedicated Nvidia MX150 graphics card. This makes this laptop capable of some low level performance computing.

You can even play some of the popular games with low to medium settings.

Miscellaneous

This laptop doesn’t skimp on pot distribution either.

This Ideapad series laptop from Lenovo comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port and the regular HDMI and card reader slots.

The dual speakers on this laptop is certified by Dolby and gives out a loud sound output.

Running on Windows 10 Home edition out of the box, this laptop comes with a 12-month free McAfee Livesafe antivirus subscription.

Battery life

Powered by a 2-cell Li-ion cell, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 can last up to an impressive 6 hours on a single charge.

Thanks to the non full HD display, the processor has to push only a fewer pixels on to the screen resulting in these numbers.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 priced under Rs.50,000 is an overall package with great battery life, build quality and performance.

Barring from the lack of a full HD display, this laptop stands second to none on this list.

If you really need a laptop that performs well under all circumstances, the Ideapad 330 is worth checking out.

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Elegant design
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Excellent CPU + GPU combination
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Battery life
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Lacks a full HD display
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Thick bezels around the screen

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics2 GB Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours, 4Cell
SSD
Display15.6-inch HD Antiglare 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.

Performance

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.

The negatives

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.

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

Display

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.

Other hardware

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.

Battery

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.

Final thoughts

The Asus K510UQ is a budget laptop that does well when it comes to causal tasks such as internet browsing and document editing.

The processor inside is powerful enough to zip through the daily chores with ease.

If you don’t intend to play games with this device, the laptop provides a good combination of aesthetics and performance under a limited budget.

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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
  • 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.

Build quality and design

The Dell Vostro 3578 has a very good ergonomic design that feels really nice and durable.

The components used for construction is of quality and it shows.

Even though the laptop feels a bit bulky, the sturdy feel imparts a sense of assurance when it comes to the build quality.

The Dell Vostro 3578 comes with a full sized keyboard which is extremely comfortable to type on.

Overall, this laptop has a better build quality when compared with similar laptops at this price range.

Performance

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.

Display

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.

Battery

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.

Verdict

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 Laptop
  • 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.

Performance

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.

Display

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Battery life

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.

Conclusion

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 Laptop
  • 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.

Design and build quality

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.

Performance

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.

Display

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Battery

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.

Verdict

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
Cheap & Value for Money
  • Powerful enough to run multiple IDE’s
  • Best suited for newbie programmer
  • Faster data transfers with USB C
HP is one of the most popular brands in the country when it comes to laptops.

HP offers laptops in each and every segment – be it the entry-level category or the expensive premium gaming laptops.

The HP 15 – bs146tu is one of the budget laptops priced under Rs.40,000 that offers a great value for money.

Four physical core means better performance!!

Being a relatively new release to the market, this laptop from HP features the latest eighth generation Intel Core i5 8250U chipset.

Unlike the older seventh generation U series chips, these new processors come with default four physical cores.

The end result is more efficient and powerful performance out of the box.

Programmers love to meddle with multiple tabs as well as apps.

Searching stack overflow while debugging or coding would make you switch between the apps back and forth often.

The onboard 4GB RAM although not expandable do perform sufficiently well justifying the price tag it comes with.

Windows 10 Home onboard…

The HP 15 – bs146tu comes with Windows 10 Home out of the box.

Although most of the programmers would prefer a Linux flavour on their machines, Windows 10 now comes with Ubuntu support natively baked into the kernel.

Running Ubuntu on this laptop is as simple as installing an app from the Microsoft store.

Display and battery life…

This device comes with a 15.6-inch full HD display that’s wide enough to offer some feel for those who are used to big monitors at the office.

The laptop comes with two USB 3.1 ports for faster data transfers across the device.

The 1TB HDD will let you store your important files offline as well.

Thanks to the efficient processor inside, the HP 15 – bs146tu lasts for about 8-9 hours on a single charge.

Getting a good battery life means, this device can be used while you are travelling to and from the office, resulting in an increase in productivity on the go.

Final thoughts…

The HP 15- bs146tu is a budget Windows 10 laptop perfect for programmers who are looking for a capable laptop priced under Rs.40,000.

With the eighth gen processor and full HD display onboard, this laptop is perhaps the best budget laptop that comes with Windows 10 out of the box.

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8th generation Core i5 processor
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Large 15.6-inch full HD display
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Great battery life
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No expandable RAM
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A bit heavy to carry around

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)
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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