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

by | Aug 9, 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 six best budget laptops in the Indian market under Rs.35,000.

We have listed these laptops based on their performance and value for money aspect. Rest assured you will be getting the best deals in the market right now for your budget with these products.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!

If you want to read reviews on some other price ranges as well, please check out our articles on Best Laptops under different budgets here.

Best Laptops Under Rs.35,000

1. Asus Vivobook 14Overall Best Pick
2. Acer Aspire 3Runner-Up Pick
3. Asus X509JABest Budget Laptop
4. Dell Vostro 3491Feature-Rich Laptop
5. Avita Liber NS13Best Build Quality
6. HP 14sHonourable Mention

 

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1. Asus Vivobook 14

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Overall Best Pick
  • Gorgeous full HD display
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life
  • Powerful tenth generation Intel CPU

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 S14 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 S14 is the latest tenth-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 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.

Speaking of the storage, there is the super-fast 256GB SSD which makes this laptop smoother and snappier than ever before.

Display

The Asus Vivobook 14 features a 14-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 Features

Asus is no miser when it comes to including connectivity options on their laptops. It has the following I/O ports :

1 x USB 3.2 Type A
1 x USB 3.2 Type C
1 x USB 2.0 Type A
1 x HDMI
1 X SD card slot
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack

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 45W charger bundled with the package supports fast charging and will let you juice up the device pretty quickly.

Verdict

The Asus Vivobook 14 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 as well.

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Elegant and premium design

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Robust build quality

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Fingerprint sensor

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No dedicated GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Storage256GB SSD
RAM4GB DDR4
CPUIntel Core i3 10th gen
GPUIntel integrated graphics
Battery BackupUP to 6 Hours
Display14 inch Full HD Display

2. Acer Aspire 3

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Tenth generation Intel CPU
  • Easy hardware upgradability
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life

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 an eighth-generation Intel i3 processor onboard. 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 textured 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.

Processor and 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 the tenth generation core i3 Intel 1005G1 processor which is one of the best you can get in this price bracket.

This four-core processor along with the integrated Intel UHD 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.

The 1TB HDD on this laptop provides ample space for offline file storage.

Even though this HDD is not as fast as its SSD counterpart, the performance is very much acceptable for the price.

Display

The Acer Aspire 3comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colour reproduction of this panel is decent, to say the least. The brightness levels are sufficient for effortless indoor usage as well.

This display looks fine for practical multimedia consumption and casual browsing.

Connectivity Features

The Acer Aspire 3 features the following I/0 ports:

1 X USB 3.1 Type A
2 x USB 2.0 Type A
1 x HDMI
1 X RJ45 LAN
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack

Operating system

This Acer Aspire 3 laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 on board. 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 37 Whr Li-ion battery inside that gives a battery life of about five to six hours.

The tenth generation processor inside is very 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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Robust build quality

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Comfortable keyboard

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RJ45 port for wired internet

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No USB Type C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 
Hard Disk Storage1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 10th gen
GraphicsIntel integrated graphics
Battery BackupUP to 5-6 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD Display

3. Asus X509JA

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Best Budget Laptop
  • Excellent day to day performance
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life
  • Decent full HD display

Asus is a Taiwanese computer manufacturer with an impressive lineup of laptops possibly in every segment – from entry-level to business to gaming.

The Asus X509JA is a budget mid-range laptop priced well under Rs.35,000 powered by the latest tenth-generation Intel processors.

Design and Build Quality

The Asus X509JA has that signature metallic colour finish on top of the hard plastic chassis which looks and feels premium.

The fit and finish of the construction here are decent with no noticeable flex to be seen anywhere.

The hinge mechanism is very robust and gives a satisfactory lid opening and closing feel.

The keys are well spaced and have good key travel distance making it one of the best typing friendly keyboards in this price segment.

This laptop weighs around 1.9Kg which is quite normal for a 15.6-inch laptop in this price range.

Display

The Asus X509JA features a large 15.6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The side bezels around the display are minimal and this helps the laptop to sport an impressive screen to body ratio of 82.5%.

This full HD display has very good colour reproduction and contrast levels. The text and visuals appear clean and crisp, without any pixelation.

The maximum brightness of 200 nits is more than enough for effortless indoor usage even under brightly lit environments.

Processor and Performance

What’s running the show underneath this budget laptop is a tenth generation core i3 Intel processor clocked at 1.2GHz.

This processor has a maximum turbo boost frequency of 3.4GHz for running resource-intensive tasks at ease.

The Asus X509JA has a single 4GB DDR4 RAM onboard which runs at a higher 3400MHz.

This simply means better app load times and smoother multi-tasking capability is guaranteed.

The RAM can be extended up to 12GB if you wish to, but be aware of the fact that this laptop has a single RAM slot only.

In terms of storage, what you get is a 1TB HDD with a spindle speed of 5400rpm. We wish Asus had added an SSD or an HDD with 7200rpm for faster performance.

Connectivity Features:

The Asus X509JA features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 2.0 Type A
1 x USB 3.2 (1st Gen) Type A
1 x USB 3.2 (1st Gen 1) Type C
1 x HDMI
1 x SD card reader

Miscellaneous

Surprisingly Asus has given a backlit keyboard with this mid-range laptop. You can easily work with the device even in dimly lit rooms without much trouble of locating keys.

There is also a fingerprint sensor for added security for the sensitive files and folders inside this machine.

Battery Life

The 32Whr 2-cell Li-ion battery inside this laptop is rated to last for 5 hours in a single charge.
The supplied 45W charger supports fast charging and can speed up the process considerably.

Verdict

The Asus X509JA is one of the best laptop deals you can get your hands on for a budget under Rs.35,000.
With the latest tenth-generation powering the device underneath, you are guaranteed an excellent computing performance within a constrained budget.

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Backlit keyboard

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Elegant and premium design

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Fingerprint sensor

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Slow HDD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Storage1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4
CPUIntel Core i3 10th gen
GPUIntel integrated graphics
Battery BackupUp to 4-5 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD

4. Dell Vostro 3491

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Feature Rich Laptop
  • Latest tenth generation Intel processor
  • Secure file storage via biometric protection
  • Lightweight and compact

Dell is one of the oldest computer and related peripherals brands in the Indian market.

The Vostro series has been in the market since time immemorial and is one of the widely regarded budget laptop lineups in the country.

The Dell Vostro 3491 brings back the age-old build quality of Dell combined with the latest processor from Intel by which the company intends to deliver the best of both worlds.

Design and Build Quality

Starting with the design, It’s completely made of plastic and the design is of a typical Dell laptop style. The textured matte finish offers excellent grip and aesthetic beauty to this entry-level laptop.

Not the slimmest out there, this laptop weighs around 1.66Kg. The quality of construction is very good for the price. There is no substantial flex on the chassis or the display.

The island-style keyboard doesn’t feature a numeric pad but otherwise is perfectly comfortable to type on.

To ensure security, Dell has added a fingerprint sensor on this laptop for biometric identification instead of plain old passwords.

Display

The display is a 14-inch Full HD LED panel and for some people, that will be the perfect display size for a laptop. This display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This is a decent looking display with good colour reproduction and brightness levels.

Since this display is small, the higher pixel density results in considerably sharper text and visuals.

A compact display also 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.

Processor and Performance

One of the reasons why Dell Vostro 3491 stand-out from the rest is its tenth generation Intel Core i3 processor.

It is quite a surprise that Dell has managed to include the latest generation processor at such a competitive price segment, giving this laptop a clear mandate over its competitors.

The 4GB DDR4 RAM helps in running multiple programs and keeping several tabs open simultaneously without any problems.

Furthermore, there is provision for expanding RAM further to aid better multitasking performance. The Intel UHD is integrated with the chipset.

This GPU is much more powerful than the previous generation and can easily handle light to medium gaming as well as other graphics-intensive tasks.

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

Dell has included a 256GB SSD in this machine which makes it run faster and smoother when compared with the laptops with a traditional HDD inside.

This laptop runs of 64-bit Windows 10 Home OS out of the box. Being a licensed version of Windows, you don’t need to worry further about the updates and security patches.

Fingerprint Scanner

The Dell Vostro 3491 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 for your sensitive data, under the hood.

Connectivity

The Dell Vostro 3491 features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.1 Type A
1 x USB 2.0 Type A
1 x HDMI
1 x 3-in-1 Card Reader

Battery Life

The Dell Vostro 3491 has a battery backup of 5-6 hours under normal usage which delivers a 3-hour backup under continuous heavy usage.

When compared with other contenders, these figures are more or less the standard for laptops in this price bracket.

Verdict

In conclusion, the Dell Vostro 3491 is a great budget laptop and it offers some unique specifications not found in its competitors.

The latest tenth-generation processor and the faster SSD will prove beneficial for a fast computing experience.

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Expandable memory

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Compact in size

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Fingerprint Scanner

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Not the most beautiful design

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 
Storage256 GB SSD
RAM4GB DDR4
CPUIntel Core i3 10th gen
GPUIntel integrated graphics
Battery Backup Up to 8  Hours
Display14-inch Full HD

5. Avita Liber NS13

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Best Build Quality
  • Full body metal chassis
  • Decent full HD display
  • Faster 256GB SSD

Avita laptops are now slowly becoming popular among the students and other budget-conscious customers looking for a decent performance laptop with no compromise on the build quality.

The Avita Liber NS13 is a sub. Rs.35,000 laptop which comes with a full metal chassis and powerful internal hardware for buttery smooth day to day performance.

Design and Build Quality

The Avita Liber NS13 is made from aluminium all around. This laptop perhaps has the best quality in this price segment.
Weighing just 1.35Kg, the Avita Liber NS13 feels like an Apple Macbook Air in hand.

The Avita Liber has a very comfortable keyboard with well-spaced keys having good tactile feedback.
This keyboard is backlit enabled for use in the dark without any issues. The trackpad is one of the largest in this price segment and detects gestures and taps without any delay.

There is a fingerprint scanner on the top left side of the C deck for added security to your sensitive data. This scanner is very accurate and unlocks the laptop instantly.
Display
The Avita Liber NS13 features a 13.3-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This TFT IPS LCD panel is very sharp and detailed, thanks to the relatively high pixel density.
The viewing angles are very generous and you won’t notice any colour shift even when looked from extreme angles.

Since this is a glossy screen, we feel that the light reflection is a bit more when compared with other laptops.

There are significant bezels around the display which you will get used to anyway after a while.

Processor and Performance

The Avita Liber NS13 is powered by the eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor with a base clock of 1.6GHz and a turbo boost of 3.4GHz.
This processor is coupled with an 8GB DDR3 RAM and the 256GB SSD runs the show very smoothly without any lags or stutters.
Running apps like browsers and document editors side by side won’t slow down the laptop a bit.
Connectivity Features
The Avita Liber NS13 has the following I/O ports:
2 x USB 3.0,
1 x USB 3.0 Type C (USB PD2.0, display out)
1 x mini HDMI Port
1 x SD card reader

Battery Life

The company advertises this budget laptop to last up to 10 hours on a single charge.
Expect anywhere from 6-7 hours depending on your usage and the screen brightness from this machine.

Verdict

If build quality and durability is your main concern, the Avita Liber NS13 is your best bet for a budget under Rs.35,000.
The reasonably powerful processor inside with ample RAM and a faster 256GB SSD helps this laptop to sail through all the day to day tasks unhindered.

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Lightweight and compact

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Comfortable, backlit keyboard

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Two years warranty

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Thick bezels around the display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Storage256 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR4
CPUIntel Core i5 8th gen
GPUIntel integrated graphics
Battery BackupUp to 8 Hours
Display13.3-Full HD

6. HP 14s

HP 14s
Honourable Mention
  • Powerful Intel i3 10th gen processor
  • Decent battery life
  • Lightweight and compact

HP products are exceptional in terms of performance. The company is known to offer laptops with good specifications and powerful performance under budget price segments.

The HP 14s comes with an SSD storage and latest generation intel chipset for buttery smooth performance under Rs.35,000.

Design and Build Quality

This mid-range laptop from HP uses high-quality plastic material for construction which reduces the weight of the machine.

That said, this laptop weighs just 1.47 Kg making it an easy choice for those who carry their laptop around a lot.

The brushed finish on the lid and base looks robust. HP has not done any compromise on the aesthetics.

The opening of the lid is smooth and there is no flex on the lid either.

The grill on the rear side rejects the heat from the laptop to minimize processor throttling due to increased internal temperature.

Connectivity Features:

HP 14s comes with the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 2.0
1 x Type-C
HDMI
MicroSD card reader
Kensington lock

Processor and Performance

The HP 14s may be lightweight but in terms of performance, it punches way above its weight.

The HP 14s features an Intel i3 10th generation dual-core processor with the base clock speed of 1.2 GHz and turbo boost up to 3.4 GHz under extreme loads.

With the 4GB DDR4 RAM onboard the laptop performs well without any hiccups. This laptop is also capable of handling light multi-tasking without any issues.

The 256GB SSD storage medium inside this laptop speeds up the boot and the app loading significantly, delivering a delightful computing experience for a budget under Rs.40,000.

Display

The HP 14s features a 14-inch HD panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Colour reproduction on this panel is very impressive for the price as the colours appear more natural and vivid on this smaller panel.

Being a smaller panel also helps in having higher pixel density allowing for crisp and clean texts without any noticeable jagged edges.

Miscellaneous

The HP 14s comes with Windows 10 Home OS.

The full-size island-style jet black keyboard provides a smooth typing experience.

The keyboard is attractive in terms of design and the distance in between keys are optimal for comfortable typing.

The Trackpad has a matte finish and the look of the trackpad is old-style yet the response on input is accurate.

Built-in front speakers deliver good audio quality but we’d always suggest you use earphones or headphones for even better sound output.

Battery Life

The HP 14s has 3 cell Li-ion battery which lasts up to five hours on a single charge.

With the supplied 65W AC adapter, this machine gets charged from zero to hundred within 2.5 hours.

Verdict

This HP 14s laptop is the best for students looking for a budget laptop with exceptional everyday performance.

Work tasks like MS office, web-surfing, research, and basic level media creation software can be easily carried out on this machine without any problems.

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256 GB fast SSD
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Genuine Windows 10 Home OS

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Rich connectivity options

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No full HD display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Storage256 GB SSD
RAM4 GB DDR4
CPUIntel Core i3 10th gen
GPUIntel integrated graphics
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
Display14-inch HD

This concludes our list of the six 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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