Best Laptops Under Rs.35,000 (February 2020)

by | Feb 15, 2020

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 S145Overall Best Pick
2. Acer Aspire 3Runner-Up Pick
3. Asus Vivobook 15Value for Money Laptop
4. HP Notebook 15Best Budget Laptop
5. Acer Swift 3Best Compact Laptop
6. Dell Inspiron 15 3000Honorable Mention

1. Lenovo Ideapad S145

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Overall Best Pick
  • Full HD display
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen processor
  • 65W fast charging

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 liked.

The Lenovo Ideapad S145 is one of the latest 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 the great build quality.

The Ideapad S145 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.

Comparatively 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 180-degree rotation. However, we’re still not 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 the latest AMD Ryzen 5 processor.
This processor is clocked at 2.1GHz and has a maximum clock speed of 3.7GHz, which for a laptop under the budget of Rs.35,000 offers an interesting mix of performance and battery life.

With the onboard 4GB DDR4 RAM, this laptop performs 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 give you an upper hand in the 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 S145 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 enhance the immersive experience with the display when you are watching video content.

Miscellaneous

The Lenovo Ideapad S145 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 a 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 S145 comes with a 2-cell Lithium-ion battery inside. This will let the device run for about 4.5 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 S145 is a steal. With a fairly excellent 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.

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Premium design

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Robust build quality

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180-degree tiltable flat hinge

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage1TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 Quad core 2.1GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 8
Battery Backup4.5 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED



2. Acer Aspire 3

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Runner-Up Pick
  • AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • Full HD display
  • Easy hardware upgradability

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

The Aspire 3 is one of the low-cost laptops that comes with a powerful AMD processor on board. Let’s dive into more details of this gem without any further ado.

Design and build quality

The Aspire 3 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.

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 sceptical 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 backside and easily swappable with the removal of a single screw.

This means upgradeability is not an issue with this laptop.

Performance

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

Inside the laptop, there is an AMD Ryzen 5 processor that is the absolute best you can get in this price bracket.

This four-core processor along with the AMD Radeon 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 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 3comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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

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

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

Operating system

This Acer Aspire 3 laptop comes with Windows 10 onboard. Acer provides all the necessary drivers for the Windows OS and the device is fully compatible with running it.

Battery life

The Acer Aspire 3 laptop has a 38 Whr Li-ion battery inside that gives a battery life of about five hours.

The Ryzen 5 processor inside is pretty much energy efficient and it is possible to last even more when used with minimum 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.

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Built-in dual speakers

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Preloaded Windows 10 OS

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Multi-gesture touchpad

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No USB C port

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 Quad core 2.1GHz
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 8
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD Display

3. Asus Vivobook 15

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Laptop with the Best Design
  • Illuminated keyboard
  • Full HD display
  • Best suited for travellers

Asus is quickly catching up when it comes to the competition in the laptop market with 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 plastic hard shell with 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, are great for the asking price.

Performance

Inside the stunningly stylish Asus Vivobook S15 is the eighth-generation Intel Core i3 processor clocked at a respectable 2.1GHz.

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.

It has to be noted that this is a slightly faster 2400MHz RAM than the normal 2133 MHz ones found on most laptops in the price segment.

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.

Display

The Asus Vivobook 15 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 look sharp and clear and the colour reproduction is also decent.

The nano-edge display with minimal bezels makes this laptop priced under Rs.35,000 look stunning and premium.

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 3.1 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 6 hours on a single charge.

The 40W charger bundled with the package supports fast charging and will let you juice up the device pretty quickly.

Verdict

The Asus Vivobook 15 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 doing some casual 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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Premium design

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Lightweight and portable

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Loud sounding speakers

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No dedicated GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Hard Disk Storage256 GB SSD
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 8th gen
GraphicsIntel integrated UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to 7 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD Display



4. HP Notebook 15

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Best Budget Laptop
  • Built-in dual speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Island-style full-size keyboard

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

The HP 15-dy008AU is probably the best laptop that you can gift your kid this academic season. Let us explain why.

Design and Build Quality

The HP 15-dy008AU looks standard and is designed with durability in mind, rather than impressing users with the looks.

These body wide screen hinges 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 nice and feels comfortable to lay your hands on.

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

Processor and Performance

Thanks to the latest AMD Ryzen 5 processor inside, this laptop can blaze through your academic work and related software like a cakewalk.

The new and improved processor from Intel now has four physical cores compared to only two on its predecessor. This has improved the overall efficiency and performance of up to 50%.

Multitasking with the 4GB DDR4 RAM is not an issue anymore. Opening up multiple tabs in chrome and doing stuff on MS Powerpoint? No worries mate!

You can further expand the memory in case you need your system to perform much faster when it comes to multitasking.

The graphics department is handled by an integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 which will assist the processor for enhanced performance in related apps and tasks.

This laptop ships with the genuine 64-bit Windows 10 Home OS out of the box.

Display

The HP 15-dy008AU comes with a large 15.6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The large display can get very bright and the colour reproduction is on par with other laptops priced at the same budget.

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 a time-saving method rather than closing and reopening apps more often.

Connectivity

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

This device has two USB 3.1 port 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-dy008AU 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-dy008AU is nothing spectacular to brag about. But this laptop gives an approximate screen on time of 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-dy008AU is one of the best laptops for academic purposes if you don’t mind the price tag of Rs.40,000 and the lack of a bundled Windows 10 OS.

Equipped with the latest 8th-generation processor from Intel, this machine can perform all the tasks with relative ease.

The decent quality widescreen display and the fast-charging battery is yet another attractive feature when it comes to making the purchase decision of this laptop.

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Solid build

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Decent display

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Powerful performance

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 quad core
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 8
Battery Backup6-7 Hours
Display15.6-inch HD LED

5. Acer Swift 3

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Best Compact Laptop
  • 256GB SSD
  • Hardware upgradability is a big plus
  • Best laptop for secure file storage

Acer Swift 3 is a budget laptop in the Indian market which comes with a highly reliable and super-fast SSD instead of a traditional HDD in the sub. Rs.35,000 price category.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-52 is advertised as a processing and multitasking powerhouse for its price tag and delivers on its promises effortlessly.

Design and Build Quality

The Acer Swift 3 SF314-52 has a metallic finish chassis that imparts the device a distinct premium look despite the plastic components used in its construction.

This laptop comes with a fingerprint scanner for added protection.

If you are a programmer and want to restrict the access to the system, this would be an ideal method to do so.

Processor and Performance

This mid-range laptop is powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i3-7100U processor clocked at a respectable 2.4GHz.

Although this being a slightly outdated processor, the performance is on par when compared with the competitor models, thanks to the 256GB SSD inside and the 4GB DDR4 RAM.

The booting process is very quick and the apps open up significantly faster than in a laptop with a traditional hard disk.

On the graphics front, the integrated Intel HD620 assists the processor and does perform decently well in normal day to day tasks.

Gaming is strictly a no go with this laptop, given the old processor and the lack of a dedicated graphics card.

Display

The display on this device is a15.6-inch full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This screen has decent brightness levels and the viewing angles seem OK for the price.

At times the colours seem to get washed out and the sharpness is not up to what we had expected from a full HD display. Maybe the aggressive cost-cutting has ruined it for Acer.

Miscellaneous

This laptop features a backlit keyboard and will let you do your work without turning on the light and distract others at night. The keys are large and tactile. The touchpad works well too.

One thing to remember while purchasing this laptop is that it lacks an RJ 45 port. So wired internet connectivity is out of the equation with this device.

Everything being wireless these days, we don’t think this will be much of a dealbreaker for you.

Verdict

The main advantage of the Acer Swift 3 is that it comes with an SSD onboard which significantly improves the overall day to day performance.

The backlit keyboard and the fingerprint sensor are value-added features which makes this laptop worth checking out under a budget of Rs.40,000.

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Fingerprint sensor for added security

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Backlit keyboard

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Average display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Storage256 GB SSD
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 7100 2.4GHz
GraphicsIntel Integrated HD620
Battery Backup Up to 5  Hours
Display14-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel

6. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

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Honorable Mention
  • Bundled software suite
  • Excellent multitasking 
  • Decent battery life

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

The Inspiron 15 3000 is an entry-level budget laptop which targets school and office-goers looking for a powerful yet affordable machine with high reliability.

Design and Build Quality

The Inspiron 15 5575 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. 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 an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor.

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 Vega 8 performs reasonably well when it comes to the handling of graphics.

Display

This laptop comes with a 15.6-inch HD display which offers decent visual performance.

Since the display is large and the level of crispiness might not match a full HD screen, the Truelife display technology from Dell exhibits decent colour accuracy and brightness levels.

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.

This machine comes loaded with a genuine copy of Windows 10 Home and MS-Office 2016 which is highly beneficial for students for their academic purposes.

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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Built-in stereo speakers

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Rich connectivity options

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720p webcam

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2500U
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 8
Battery Backup Up to 5  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 to 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

The 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 a TN Panel which has poor viewing angles.

Make sure to look for a good display panel on your laptop.

5. Keyboard and Touchpad

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 touchpad, 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 the keyboard and touchpad 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.

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