Best Laptops Under Rs.25,000 (April 2019)

by | Apr 13, 2019

We guess you are looking for your first laptop.

Or searching for a second one just to browse the web and watch some content on a wider screen.

Maybe you want to gift a laptop to your parents.

If yes, you’re in the right place.

Here we present to you the curated list of the best laptops under Rs.25,000 that will satisfy all the needs mentioned above.

Best Laptop Under Rs.25,000

1. HP 15q-by002AXOverall Best Pick
2. Asus F542BARunner-Up Pick
3. Dell Inspiron 15 3000Reliable Laptop
4. Acer Aspire 3 315-32Feature Rich Laptop
5. HP 15-bw519AUHonorable Mention

1. HP 15Q-BY002AX

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Dedicated graphics card
  • Excellent fit and finish
  • Decent display

The brand HP is one of the front-runners in the Indian laptop industry.

The company has been very popular in the market with its budget as well as performance laptops.

The HP 15Q-BY002AX is one of the entry-level laptops that the company has to offer for the budget-constrained buyers in the country.

Design and Build Quality

The HP 15Q-BY002AX laptop is a fine example of how companies can design better-looking laptops even in the low-end price segment.

It’s not that only a laptop with good looks performs better, but having a pleasing aesthetic beauty to any device, not just a laptop is certainly appreciable.

The minimal design with the metallic HP logo adorning the back side of the laptop makes this device very attractive. The plastic yet sufficiently strong keyboard deck is given a brushed metal finish.

The keys on the full-sized keyboard are very tactile and offer great typing response.

The metallic hinges work exceptionally well, without any squeaks while opening and closing the lid.

Performance

The first question from any prospective buyer would be – Where did HP cut the corners?

At its processor and the RAM with lower clock speed.

Is this some kind of a deal breaker for someone looking for an entry level casual laptop?

No.

The AMD APU A9 is not a mediocre processor by any means. Most of the competitors in this price come with the same. We wish HP had gone the Intel way with this one.

This processor is sufficient for carrying out the daily causal activities without any a headache.

The 4GB DDR4 RAM is quite nice as well. But the lower clock speed of 1866 MHz will cause some troubles during multitasking.

Dedicated GPU !!

Now comes the interesting part.

This budget laptop comes with a discrete AMD Radeon 520s 2GB DDR3 GPU.

Yes, you’ve read it right.

This gives leeway to the slightly underpowered processor in terms of performance.

Also, the RAM expandability up to 16GB is another interesting aspect worth mentioning.

Display

The 15.6-inch HD screen does the job quite well. The brightness levels are adequate and colours look natural and vivid.

Budget laptops have a budget constraint when it comes to including a full HD display for the price so you should always expect just an HD panel no matter what.

There is no dearth of ports on this product. This laptop features two USB 3.0 ports and the usual set of connectivity options such as HDMI and SD card reader.

Battery Life

With the 4-cell Li-ion battery pack inside, this laptop will last about 4 hours on a single charge.

We expected a bit more juice out of this laptop mainly because of its non HD display and a slightly underpowered processor but didn’t.

Verdict

For the amount of money you spend, the HP 15Q-BY002AX offers impressive internals and features.

Combined with the brand reliability and vast service centre network, this laptop is your best bet when purchasing a laptop under Rs.25,000.

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1-year onsite warranty

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Respectable performance

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Build quality

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Lower clocked RAM

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Average touch pad response

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB 1866MHz DDR4
ProcessorAMD APU Dual Core A9 3GHz
Graphics2GB DDR3 AMD Radeon 520s
Battery Backup4 Hours
Display15.6 inch 1366 x 768 HD LED Backlit Widescreen BrightView

2. Asus F542BA

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful AMD APU processor
  • Disk drive present
  • Suited for casual use

Asus is a well-known competitor in the Indian market known for its phones as well as its computers and related peripherals.

This Taiwanese manufacturer has been delivering solid products across the spectrum at competent prices for a while now, the Asus A541UA being one of the entry-level offerings among the bunch.

Design and Build Quality

Starting with the build quality, Asus has done a good job with this product. The textured back panel and the brushed aluminium deck offers a subtle but premium look to this device.

The trackpad is sufficiently large and has the support for gesture input. The keys are little less clicky but for its price, we’d agree this is an acceptable keyboard to type on.

The fit and finish of this laptop is exemplary for its price and can be definitely considered as a champion in terms of build quality.

Processor and Performance

We all agree with the fact that the processor is the most important factor in the laptop purchase decision.

This device right here features an Intel Core i3-6100u processor with a base clock of 2.3GHz.

Don’t get confused with the clock and speed jargons, we’ll help you simplify that. The base clock is the minimum speed at which a processor runs. Higher the base clock, snappier the processor.

Assisted with a 4GB DDR4 RAM that is expandable up to 16GB, this laptop can run your daily chores with no problems whatsoever.

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity features, this laptop comes loaded as well.

The Asus A541UA features a single USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port and the recent USB C port for ultra-fast data transfers. There are the regular HDMI and SD card reader slot as well.

Operating System

The Asus A541UA comes with free DOS as its operating system out of the box. You’ll have to install a preferred OS on your own – be it Windows or Linux based ones.

Rest assured, this laptop is fully compatible with all the operating systems and the specific drivers for this laptop are available officially from the Asus website.

Display

The 15.6-inch HD display offers decent brightness and acceptable colour and contrast levels.

The anti-glare coating does limit the reflectivity and relieves some stress off your eyes while working on this budget laptop under bright lights.

Battery Life

The 2-cell Li-ion battery pack in this laptop lasts for a decent 4-5 hours before dying out.

Remember that battery life statistics are very subjective and might significantly vary from person to person.

Verdict

If you want to purchase a laptop under a tight budget and later want easy upgradability options to enrich the performance, there’s nothing better than an Asus laptop.

This device offers cutting-edge features for the price and gives you an overall satisfactory performance.

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Decent build quality

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Easy hardware upgradability

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Higher clocked processor

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Thick bezels around the display

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Heavy

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD APU A9-9420 3GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon R5
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED 1366 x 768 pixels

 

3. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

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Reliable Laptop
  • Best choice for office goers
  • Preloaded Windows 10 Home
  • 15.6-inch Truelife display

Dell Inspiron laptops range from entry level to premium budget segment, offering value for money specifications at an n affordable price.

The Inspiron 15 3000 is an entry-level budget laptop which targets the first time laptop buyers looking for a low-cost machine for casual purposes.

Design and Build Quality

The Inspiron 15 3000 is practicality oriented budget laptop. To cut the costs down, Dell hasn’t done anything too impressive in the build quality department.

The entire construction of this laptop is of plastic.

There is a bit of flex at certain points but it is to be expected with the asking price at which this laptop retails for.

The design is simple and minimalistic.

Actually, we prefer this simple look over the sharp cuts and grooves on the chassis to make the laptop more aggressive.

Processor and Performance

The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 comes equipped with a dual-core AMD E2 processor clocked at 1.8GHz.

For starters, this is an entry-level processor that can easily complete all the basic tasks that a budget laptop should perform.

Web browsing and document editing are pretty much easy with this. Light multitasking is possible, thanks to the 4GB RAM that comes with this device out of the box.

There isn’t any dedicated GPU, but the dedicated AMD Radeon R2 performs reasonably well when it comes to the handling of graphics.

Display

This laptop comes with a 15.6-inch display that offers decent visual output.

Since the display is large and is not a full HD one, you might see pixelations when it comes to texts and certain images.

However, for the price, we felt that the colour accuracy and brightness levels are comparatively good.

Miscellaneous

The hard drive size of this laptop is 1TB. This makes it suitable for storing all of your files offline – be it be movies or other document files.

Apart from that, Dell has partnered with Dropbox to provide free 20GB worth of cloud storage for every customer who buys a Dell computer.

If you have some files that you think should be on the cloud accessible anywhere and every time, this is a great choice.

Battery Life

The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 lasts for about 4 hours of continuous usage on a single charge.

But again, this budget laptop is mainly meant for first-timers who will use this primarily at home or office with an option to always plug into a power source when needed.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is a great entry-level device for beginners to try and test their familiarity with the laptop.

Loaded with Windows 10 Home, this is one of the low-cost alternatives to enjoy a full-sized desktop experience on a budget.

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Stereo dual speakers

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1 year McAfee subscription

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1-year onsite warranty

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD APU E2-9000 1.8GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon R2
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6 inch 1366 x 768 HD LED Backlit

 

4. Acer Aspire 3 315-32

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Feature Rich Laptop
  • 6.5 hours of battery life
  • 2-year warranty
  • Pre-installed Windows 10 Home

Acer Aspire series is popular for its value for money budget laptops in the Asian markets.

The Acer Aspire 3 is one of the feature-packed entry-level laptops in the market which excels both in the software and the hardware front available under an enticing budget of Rs.25,000.

Design and Build Quality

Built using high-quality ABS plastic and polycarbonate, the Aspire 3 is on par with others in its category in terms of build quality.

The textured matte finish with a brushed metal design of the outer chassis and keyboard deck provides a premium feel to this laptop.

The touchpad is asymmetrically placed towards the left of this device. The full-sized keyboard has sufficient key spacing and key travel distance.

The exhaust vents are located on the back and they don’t interfere with the usability in any way. The robust hinge mechanism offers a smooth yet tight lid opening and closing experience.

Processor and Performance

The Acer Aspire 3 runs on a newer Intel Pentium N5000 silver processor which is clocked at 1.1GHz.

It may seem that the base clock speed is low when compared with the competitors, but this processor can turbo boost up to 2.7GHz when required.

This wide variation between the clock speeds allows for excellent battery life.

This chipset is very capable of running applications smoothly without any hiccups.

The processor comes with an integrated Intel UHD 605 which will assist in performing graphics-intensive tasks.

The 4GB DDR RAM module and the 1TB HDD is can be easily swapped for an upgrade if you feel to do so.

Display

This device has a 15.6″ 1366 x 768 HD LED-backlit TFT Display that has ample brightness and decent viewing angles.

The display houses a VGA camera that outputs videos of 640 x 480 resolution which is nothing to write about.

Miscellaneous

This device comes preinstalled with Windows 10 and has all the latest driver support for enhanced usability.

Connectivity

On the connectivity front, this laptop features an 802.11ac wireless LAN.

Port selection on this laptop is nothing that will blow your mind.

Acer modestly included two USB 3.0, one USB 3.0, and the regular slew of ports such as an RJ 45 port, an HDMI port along with an SD card reader.

Battery Life

Even those laptops priced below Rs.40,000 with efficient processors has considerably less battery life.

That is where the Acer Aspire 3 is a pleasant surprise.

Supplying juice to this laptop and beating the competitor’s hands down is a 2 cell 4810 mAh lithium polymer battery that the company claims to last for a whopping 7 hours of continuous usage.

Verdict

If you are in search of a budget laptop that has a decent display and great battery life, this is it.

The preinstalled Windows 10 Home OS lets you use this laptop right out of the box without going through any additional setup hassles.

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Decent display

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Hardware upgradability

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No heating issues

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Pentium N5000
GraphicsIntel Integrated UHD605
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED 1366 x 768 pixels

 

5. HP 15-bw519AU

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Honorable Mention
  • Best in class GPU
  • Suited for graphic intensive tasks
  • Great after sales support

Choosing HP over other laptop brands is a no-brainer for many people here in India. Such is the popularity of the brand in consumer electronics and other related peripherals.

The HP 15-bw519AU is probably one the best laptop that you can gift yourselves or your kids. Let us explain why in this article.

Design and Build Quality

The HP 15-bw519AU is designed to look impressive at first glance itself. What will strike your eyes at the first look will be those chrome hinges.

These hinges look premium and work great. There is no creaking sound when opening and closing the lid and the operation is so smooth.

The C deck on this budget laptop comes with a textured finish which looks really nice and feels comfortable to lay your hands on.

The metallic back plate has a shining HP logo which gives this device a luxury feel.

Processor and Performance

This entry level laptop is powered by an AMD A9 APU clocked at 3GHz.

While this processor isn’t as powerful as an Intel i3 processor, what it excels is at the graphical performance.

The integrated AMD Radeon R5 is significantly higher clocked than the Intel integrated graphics and completely destroys the competition.

Coupled with the 4GB DDR4 RAM, this processor is capable of running almost all the apps available in the Windows store without much trouble. You can even enjoy light gaming with this device.

Opening up multiple tabs in chrome and doing stuff on MS Powerpoint? No worries mate!

Display

The HP 15-bw519au comes with a large 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The large display can get decently bright and the colour reproduction is very good in comparison with most other similarly priced laptops.

If you are a student and want two apps opened side by side, having a large and wide display is very beneficial.

The ability to see more content will be definitely a time-saving method rather than closing and reopening apps more often.

Connectivity

HP has left no stones unturned when it comes to connectivity options on this budget laptop.

This device has two USB 3.0 ports for high-speed data transfers, 1 USB 2.0 port for plugging in the peripherals and an SD card slot.

Along with these, the HP 15-bw519au comes equipped with an optical disk drive for students who have a lot of their textbook contents on CDs.

Battery Life

The battery life on the HP 15-bw519au is nothing spectacular to brag about. But this laptop gives an approximate screen on time up to 5 hours on a single charge.

With HP fast charging technology, the device can be juiced up quickly, as much as 90% in just under 90 minutes which is very beneficial.

Verdict

The HP 15-bw519au is the best laptop for graphics-intensive tasks purposes under Rs.25,000.

The decent display and the formidable build quality from HP make purchasing this laptop, a guaranteed satisfactory experience.

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Good build quality

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Powerful processor

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Decent display

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorAPU Dual Core A9 3GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon R5
Battery Backup5 Hours
Display15.6 inch HD LED Backlit Anti-glare

 

That concludes our list of the best laptops available under Rs.25,000. If you weren’t able to find a suitable model in this budget, you can check out some of the best laptops we have listed in other budgets here.

Please do check out the best laptops under Rs.30,000 article for a more wider choice spectrum at a slightly higher budget.

We hope you have made up your mind with ease after reading our suggestions.

We will be adding new laptops when products that can challenge our top picks are launched. So stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Cheers!

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