Best Laptops Under Rs.40,000 (August 2020)

by | Aug 4, 2020

After hours of research and reviews to find the best laptops, we have compiled a list of the best eight laptops in India under Rs.40,000 that are ranked based on their real-world performance, features and build quality.

We have also taken into consideration the different use cases users may have from their laptop and ranked the best accordingly.

Almost all the laptops mentioned in this article are sporting the latest processors in their respective price ranges, ensuring you the best possible performance for your hard-earned money.

Without any further delay, let’s dive right into the article!

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 Laptop Under Rs.40,000

1. Asus Vivobook 15Overall Best Pick
2. Dell Vostro 14Runner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo Thinkpad E14Best Compact Laptop
4. Asus Vivobook 14Feature Rich Laptop
5. Acer Aspire 3Best Budget Laptop
6. HP 14sBest Laptop for Student
7. Avita PuraPerformance Laptop
8. HP 15sHonourable Mention

 

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1. Asus Vivobook 15

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Overall Best Pick
  • Decent full HD display
  • Robust build quality
  • Easy hardware upgradability

Asus is a Taiwan based computer and phone hardware company with years of experience and experience in the laptop market both in India and abroad.

The Vivobook series is a very popular laptop lineup from Asus which covers a wide range of segments from students to travel laptops.

The Asus Vivobook 15 priced around Rs.40,000 in the Indian market is a complete package with SSD+HDD storage options for added versatility.

Design and Build Quality

The Asus Vivobook 15 is constructed using hard plastic material both on the lid and base.

The quality of the construction is very much on par with the competitor models in the same price segment.

The plastic finish has a smooth matte texture on the lid and the metallic coloured Asus logo on the back looks premium.

This laptop weighs about 1.9Kg which is quite normal for a machine in this price category.

The air vent cut out on the sides makes the hot air flow out without restrictions and keeps the laptop relatively cool even with long periods of continuous usage.

What Asus has done is put a metal chassis underneath the keyboard which allows better cooling for the motherboard as well as preventing the flex on the keyboard deck itself.

Connectivity Features:

Asus Vivobook 15 comes with the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A (Gen-1)
1 x Type-C
HDMI
Kensington Lock
MicroSD Reader

The USB type-c port on the entry-level laptop is really good, as it will help you connect all the modern peripherals such as smartphones with improved data transfer and charging speeds.

Processor and Performance

The Asus Vivobook 15 features an Intel i3 10th generation dual-core 4 thread processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and the capability to turbo boost up to 3.4 GHz under heavy load.

The 4GB DDR4 RAM onboard delivers decent multitasking performance with the apps like MS office, chrome, or accessing media content at the same time.

The easy hardware upgradability makes this laptop future proof, in case you want to add RAM for better multitasking performance.

The 256GB PCIe SSD boots up the laptop very quick and makes the overall performance snappier. The additional 1TB HDD provides ample storage space to save all the necessary offline files.

The Intel Integrated UHD graphics are optimized well to work in sync with the latest tenth-generation CPU for better performance when it comes to graphics.

Apart from light casual gaming with titles such as rocket league, this processor can handle content creation software like Filmora Go, Adobe Photoshop, etc. without any issues.

Display

The Asus Vivobook 15 comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colour reproduction of this panel is decent. The brightness level is good for indoor usage and the contrast level is quite okay for the price.

Since this is a Full HD panel, the text and visuals appear sharp and pleasing to the eyes.

The thin bezel on the sides makes the display look much bigger and offers an immersive media consumption experience.

Miscellaneous

Out of the box, Asus Vivobook 15 comes pre-installed with Genuine Windows 10 Home OS ready for use without any additional setups.

The laptop comes with a full-sized keyboard with a dedicated numeric pad. This keyboard is backlit for effortless night time use.

The disappointing factor is for a writer who types faster, due to the metal chassis the keys feel rather stiff and the sound irritates while typing.

The touchpad is precise and accurate and we feel it’s a bit smaller in size.

The fingerprint sensor lock is present and accounted for to keep your data safe and secure.

The built-in speaker uses sonic master technology from Asus which comes with preset equalizer modes catering for different genres of music. These speakers are loud enough and with decent clarity even at maximum volume.

The VGA webcam is of decent quality and can be utilized to attend online classes or for video conference/chatting.

Battery Life

The laptop has 2 cell Li-ion battery, with a 45W AC adapter which charges up the battery completely in just under 2 hours.

The Asus Vivobook 15 battery lasts for 6 hours on a single charge. Depending upon the screen brightness and the applications used, this number will significantly vary.

Verdict

The Asus Vivobook 15 is a good, everyday use laptop for casual users and students alike.

The Intel i3 10th generation chip and the SSD storage makes this laptop perform fast and smooth with almost all tasks except gaming.

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Latest i3 10th Generation CPU

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Combination of SSD+HDD storage

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Type-C port

Q

No RJ-45 LAN Port

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD256 GB
HDD1TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th Gen
GPUIntel UHD
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti Glare Display

2. Dell Vostro 14

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Runner Up Pick
  • Thin and lightweight
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful intel 10th gen CPU

Dell is one of the first computer and laptop brands which we Indians got familiarised with along with HP and Compaq.

From desktops to laptops, the company always brings its value with strong hardware and optimized software.

Dell Vostro 14 is a powerful machine with good performance priced under Rs.40,000. The Vostro 14 comes with an Intel CPU and a great combination of SSD+HDD storage just like the Asus Vivobook 15.

Design and Build Quality

By the looks of it, Dell Vostro 14 won’t impress anyone, to be honest. The thick bezels and the bland colour scheme will remind you of chunky laptops from the past.

This Dell laptop utilizes plastic body construction to cut down the cost as well as the overall weight.

The finish on the lid ain’t matte, instead of a more unique diamond-cut texture which gives a better grip while you hold the laptop in hand.

To summarize, Dell needs to up its ante when it comes to the design of their entry-level and mid-range laptops.

The Dell Vostro 14 weighs just 1.66 Kg, making it easy to carry around in backpacks and handbags.

Connectivity Features

Dell Vostro 14 comes with the following I/O ports:

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

Processor and Performance

The Dell Vostro 14 is powered by an Intel i3 10th generation dual-core 4 thread processor with the base clock speed 1.2 GHz and turbo boost up to 3.4 GHz.

With the 4GB DDR4 RAM onboard, you can run all day to day productivity tasks such as web browsing and document editing with relative ease.

The 256GB SATA SSD boots up the laptop in seconds and 1 TB of traditional HDD allows you to store offline files without having to worry about running out of storage space.

The Integrated UHD graphics by Intel allows decent graphics performance. No, you can’t game on this laptop.

The tenth generation Intel processor along with the 256GB SSD makes this laptop buttery smooth in terms of day to day performance.

Utilizing an extra slot of DDR4 RAM on the motherboard, you can increase RAM up to 16 GB for superior multitasking performance.

Display

The Dell Vostro 14 features a 14-inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

High resolution on the small display results in high pixel density which makes the screen look more sharp and clear.

The colour reproduction of the Dell Vostro 14 is decent to say the best. The viewing angles from the side are good within certain angles.

Dell disappoints with the bezels around the display. Bezels are relatively thick compared to previous Asus Vivobook 15.

Miscellaneous

Dell Vostro 14 comes with the Windows 10 OS out of the box. Dell also gives a 1-year manufacturer warranty on this laptop including software issues.

Keypad design is something we like on this laptop. The keyboard without the dedicated numeric pad feels very comfortable to type on.

Dell has included a fingerprint scanner to protect your important files and data. This sensor is fast and accurate to unlock the device.

The HD webcam is good for video chats and group meetings. The speakers on the Dell Vostro 14 sound adequately loud and clear indoors.

Battery Life

Dell Vostro 14 has a 3 cell battery inside which lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge.

The battery backup is quite good considering the overall size of the laptop.

Verdict

The Dell Vostro 14 is a good beginner laptop for consumers with budget constraints, looking for a laptop with decent performance under Rs.40,000.

This laptop can be used for normal office works such as document editing, finishing school or college projects, or just for entertainment purposes.

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RAM expandability

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Both SSD and HDD storage

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Decent Display

Q

No Type-C Port

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD256 GB
HDD1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th Gen
GPUIntel UHD
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours
Display14 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti Glare Display

3. Lenovo Thinkpad E14

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Best Compact Laptop
  • Good battery life
  • Hardware upgradability
  • Decent full HD display

Lenovo is one of the leading brands in the Indian laptop market. Lenovo is known to win the user’s heart with its affordable price and robust build quality.

The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 is a great laptop priced under Rs.40,000 featuring a sturdy design and powerful performance.

Design and Build Quality

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 comes with a variety of build material options.

It is available with the all-aluminium finish around, a polycarbonate plastic finish and the one with a plastic display lid and aluminium chassis.

No matter the variant you choose, the fit and finish are sturdy. It looks and feels premium in hand. The laptop feels relatively compact as well.

The smaller size footprint of this laptop makes it easy to carry around in bags and backpacks.

The hinges on the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 allows the display to rotate up to 180 degrees flat. The lid opening operation is buttery smooth and feels very durable.

The ventilation grill is located on the bottom panel. The fans inside the laptop help in heat dissipation and prevent the processor from throttling.

Connectivity Features:

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 comes with the following I/O ports:

1 x Type C(for charging as well)
1 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
HDMI
RJ 45 LAN port
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 comes with the powerful Intel i3 10th generation dual-core 4 thread processor with the base clock speed of 1.2GHz and turbo boost up to 3.4GHz.

The 4GB DDR4 RAM onboard performs decently with all the day to day apps and even handles light multitasking very well.

The laptop has 1 TB of traditional HDD storage to store offline media files. Lenovo ThinkPad E14 comes with the integrated Intel UHD graphics which will assist the processor for enhanced graphics performance.

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad comes with a 14-inch full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The display of the laptop is excellent. This display has a maximum brightness level up to 300 nits which are adequate for decent indoor and outdoor screen legibility.

The viewing angles are good from the sides and there is no noticeable colour washout. This display panel has good contrast levels and decent colour reproduction.

Miscellaneous

The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 ships with the Windows 10 Home OS out of the box.

The laptop has a decent keyboard with well-spaced keys but without a separate numeric keyboard. The keys are made out of quality plastic and have a groovy half elliptical style design.

The trackpad is something noticeable and unique from the other laptops in terms of design. The clickable buttons are at the top instead of the bottom.

The typing experience is good and the key response output is satisfactory. Trackpad has a matte finish with a decent touch response.

Thanks to fingerprint security, you can keep your data safe and secure with this laptop.

Battery Life

Lenovo ThinkPad E14is powered by a 3 cell Li-Ion battery.

Lenovo advertises that this laptop will last you for 12 hours but in real life expect to get around 6-7 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo E14 is one of the best compact laptops priced under Rs.40,000 for travellers and students.

The laptop delivers satisfactory performance for the price meanwhile offering decent battery backup.

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Robust build quality

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Charges via type-C

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Good viewing angles

Q

No SSD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD
HDD1TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th Gen
GPUIntel UHD
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours
Display14 inch Full HD Display

4. Asus Vivobook 14

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Feature Rich Laptop
  • Amazing full HD display
  • Powerful processor
  • Comfortable keyboard

Asus Vivobook 14 is yet another Vivobook laptop from Asus with price and specification variation.

The Vivobook 14 comes with the latest Intel i3 latest processor and an SSD storage for buttery smooth computing for a budget just shy of Rs.36,000.
Design and Build Quality

The Asus vivobook 14 is a thin and light laptop. This laptop is constructed with high-quality plastic materials and weighs just 1.50K.

The matte finish on the lid and base looks glossy and it gives a premium feel to it, similar to the likes of HP laptops and Apple Macbook Air to an extent.

The ergo lift technology which lifts the base a bit while folding out, improving the typing posture is present and accounted for in this Asus laptop as well.

The overall fit and finish of this budget laptop are one of the best in its price segment. Everything is neatly laid out and of good quality, which feels durable enough for prolonged everyday usage.

Connectivity Features:

The Asus vivobook 14 has the following I/O ports:

1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x Type-C
HDMI
Kensington lock
MicroSD card reader
3.5mm audio jack

Processor and Performance

The Asus Vivobook 14 is powered by the latest Intel i3 10th generation dual-core processor with the base speed of 2.1GHz and turbo boost up to 4.1GHz.

The 4GB onboard DDR4 RAM runs at 2400Mhz and is sufficient for casual computing.

In case you feel the need for more memory to do some serious multi-tasking, the Vivobook 14 has the provision for RAM upgrade up to 12GB.

This machine boots up in seconds, thanks to the ultra-fast 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD storage inside.

Additionally, the app load times on this laptop are significantly lower than a laptop with a traditional HDD.

The performance of the laptop is exceptional. It can handle multiple tasks with ease, allows for light casual gaming, and is one of the best options for amateur content creators.

Display

The Asus vivobook 14 comes with a 14-inch full HD LED-backlit anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display has a maximum brightness of up to 200 nits, which makes it perform well indoors but has quite average screen legibility when used outdoors, under direct sunlight.

The anti-glare coating on this display significantly reduces the light reflecting off the display, thereby reducing the strain on your eyes.

With minimal bezels around the display, the Asus Vivobook 14 offers 87% screen to body ratio which is very impressive for a laptop priced just Rs.35,999.

Miscellaneous

The Asus Vivobook 14 comes pre-installed with Genuine Windows 10 Home OS.

This laptop has one of the most comfortable keyboards we have seen at this price. It is a backlit keyboard for easy night time usability.

Keys are well spaced and have decent travel distance offering good tactile feedback when pressed.

The trackpad on this laptop allows multi-touch gesture support which eliminates the need to use a separate mouse with this laptop.

The fingerprint scanner occupies inside the trackpad and improves the overall security of the machine from prying eyes.

Battery Life

The Asus Vivobook 14 comes with a 2 cell Li-ion battery which lasts for about 6 hours on a single charge.

The supplied 45W adapter helps this laptop to get juiced within two hours from zero to hundred.

Do note that attery efficiency will depend upon usage, and usage varies by users. For eg. If you keep editing video in filmora software and render it the battery probably dead around 3 hours.

Verdict

The laptop is good for office associates and students as it is lightweight it will reduce burden in hand and shoulders.

The performance of this machine is up to the expectations for a laptop of this price range and with the options for easy hardware upgradations, it is well worth the asking price.

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Fast 256 GB Nvme SSD

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Excellent screen to body ratio

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RAM expandability

Q

No RJ 45 LAN Port

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD256 GB
HDD
RAM4 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th Gen
GPUIntel UHD
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours
Display14 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti Glare Display

5. Acer Aspire 3

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Best Budget laptop
  • Robust Build Quality
  • Decent battery life
  • Powerful CPU

The Acer Aspire 3 is a good value for money laptop priced under Rs.40,000.

Powered by the latest tenth-generation Intel processor, the Acer Aspire 3 deserves a spot in our best laptops list for its performance and build quality.

Design and Build Quality

The Acer Aspire 3 uses ABS plastic material for construction. The use of plastic has its definite advantages such as lightweight form factor and budget savings on the total cost.

The matte finish feels very premium and durable in hand. Aspire laptops are known for their robust build quality and this machine doesn’t disappoint as well.

The lid opening operation is to be done with the two hands and it’s very smooth. There is no noticeable flex on the display lid.

Even though the laptop is made from plastic, it still weighs around 1.9Kg – significantly heavier than some of its competitors in this price segment.
The air vents on this laptop are placed on the rear side. This helps in reducing the fan noise reaching the user significantly, even under heavy loads.

The grill under the base also allows the laptop internals to dissipate heat much faster.

Connectivity Features:

The Acer Aspire 3 has the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI
RJ45 LAN Port
3.5mm Audio Jack

Processor and Performance

The Acer Aspire 3 is powered by the latest Intel i3 10th generation processor with the base clock speed of 1.2 GHz which goes up to 3.4 GHz on turbo boost.

Acer Aspire has a 4GB DDR4 RAM onboard, which makes the machine performance snappier. This laptop can even handle light multitasking without any issues whatsoever.

If you feel the necessity for more RAM, the Acer Aspire 3 lets you upgrade the memory up to 12GB.

The Acer Aspire 3 has a 1TB HDD hard drive for offline storage purposes. We’d have prefered to see an SSD for this price but this HDD seems quite okay with decent speeds.

Speaking of graphics, the Acer Aspire 3 loaded with integrated Intel UHD graphics. This won’t let you do gaming anyway but complements the CPU well when it comes to the overall graphics handling.

Display

The Acer Aspire 3 comes with a 15.6-inch full HD LED-backlit Comfyview display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The visuals on the display appear sharp and vivid. The colour reproduction is decent and contrast levels are good as well.

The display brightness of this panel is adequate to use indoors, even under well-lit conditions.

Acer Aspire 3 has thin bezels on the display which delivers immersive viewing experience to the users.

Miscellaneous

The laptop comes pre-installed with a genuine Windows 10 home, out of the box.

The fine tip keyboard with the numerical keypad gives more versatility in typing. The key spacing is standard and the click response is very much on point.

The trackpad has a matte finish, and the clickable buttons are very neatly laid out in the bottom.

Even though the built-in speakers have a decent audio output, we recommend you to use earphones or headphones while watching media on this machine.

Battery Life

The Acer Aspire 3 is powered by a 2-cell Li-ion battery inside. This battery lasts for about 6 hours on a single charge.

Acer provides a 45W AC adapter for charging this battery. It takes 2-3 hours for a full charge from zero to a hundred.

Verdict

The Acer Aspire 3 is a budget laptop priced under Rs 40,000 which delivers excellent everyday performance for casual users and students.

The Intel chip gives efficient performance for workday use, doing school/college projects, and for media accessing.

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Powerful Intel i3 10th gen processor

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Bright FHD display

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1TB HDD

Q

No Type-C port

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD
HDD1TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th Gen
GPUIntel UHD
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD Comfyview LED backlit Display

6. HP 14s

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Best Laptop for Student
  • 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.40,000.

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

Q

No full HD display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD256 GB
HDD
RAM4 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th Gen
GPUIntel UHD
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
Display14 inch HD Display

7. Avita Pura

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Performance Laptop
  • 512 GB fast and secure SSD
  • Powerful Ryzen 5 processor
  • Genuine Windows 10 Home
  • Two-year warranty

The Hongkong based brand Avita has recently started marketing their feature-rich laptop in the Indian market priced at affordable price tags.

The Avita Pura is a premium budget laptop from the brand trying to gain a foothold in the lucrative Indian laptop market.

Design and Build Quality

Avita Pura has a plastic chassis all around which feels quite okay for the price. It may not be as good as some other laptops in this segment, but not too bad either.

The Avita Pura weighs just 1.34 Kg making it portable enough to be easily carried in backpacks and travel bags without any additional weight burden on your shoulders.

In the bottom plate of this laptop, there are ventilation grills for heat dissipation to keep the temperature down for good performance.

To summarize, the build quality of Avita Pura can be considered as average, to say the least for a laptop priced under Rs.35,000.

Connectivity Features:

The Avita Pura comes with the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.0
1 x Type C
HDMI port
MicroSD card reader

Processor and Performance

Performance is one area where the Avita Pura shines in its category.

The Avita Pura is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 – 3500U quad-core processor with the base clock speed at 2.1 GHz and turbo boost up to 3.7 GHz.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM onboard delivers good day to day app performance along with excellent multitasking capabilities, even with heavy apps such as Photoshop and Lightroom.

Avita Pura surprisingly comes with a large 512GB SSD storage which is quite a surprise considering its Rs.32,999 price tag. This SSD makes the Pura run faster and snappier than most other laptops in its price segment.

The laptop comes with the integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics. Since Vega graphics is very powerful when compared with Intel’s integrated graphics solutions, you can even play PUBG on this machine at medium graphics settings.

The performance of the laptop is exceptional, it gives almost everything a user needs. We will go as far as to say that this is perhaps the best budget laptop with the exceptional performance you can get your hands on for a budget under Rs.35,000.

Display

Avita Pura features a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The bezels are acceptable and the viewing angles are excellent on this laptop.

The brightness level is good for indoor usage. The display has good colour reproduction and gives a decent media consumption experience.

Miscellaneous

Out of the box, Avita Pura comes with the Windows 10 Home OS.

Avita gives 18 months of warranty from the date of purchase and you can have 6 months more besides if you register the product on their website.

The standard full-size keyboard on this laptop is good for typing. The keys have an optimal spacing between them and the click response is swift.

The trackpad is small but it is not a deal-breaker considering the smaller size footprint of this machine.

Battery Life

Avita Pura has decent battery life, to be honest. On a single charge, the battery inside this machine can last up to 4-5 hours.

The charging adapter which comes in the box doesn’t support fast charging and it takes up to 2-3 hours to juice up the battery from zero to hundred.

Verdict

The Avita Pura does disappoint on the build, but if you take care of its performance, no other laptop matches this machine in its price segment.

If you are tight on budget and want a performance laptop under Rs. 35,000 then Avita Pura is the one to go with.

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Good display quality

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AMD Ryzen 5 processor

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8 GB DDR4 RAM

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Average build quality

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD512 GB
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 – 3500U
GPUAMD Radeon Vega 8
Battery BackupUp to 4-5 Hours
Display14 inch Full HD LED IPS Display

8. HP 15s

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Honourable Mention
  • Decent battery backup
  • Thin bezel FHD display
  • LatestIntel i3 tenth gen processor

HP brings quality laptops within budget price segments that most budget-conscious Indian customers are interested in.

Choosing Hewlett-Packard(HP) over any other brand is no brainer. The HP 15 has several models in line with different specifications.

Design and Build Quality

The HP 15s made up of good quality plastic with the brushed metal finish on the lid.

The textured finish around the keyboard and trackpad looks premium. The overall exterior of the laptop looks unique and feels good in the hand.

The textured C deck is very much a welcome addition rather than just a paint job.

On the bottom side, air ventilation grills keep the airflow smooth without any restrictions. The HP 15s weighs 1.77 Kg and is easy to carry around.

Connectivity Features:

HP 15s consist of the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.0
HDMI
1 x Type C
RJ 45 LAN port
Micro SD card reader

Processor and Performance

The HP 15s features an Intel i3 10th generation dual-core processor with maximum clock speed up to 3.4 GHz.

The onboard 8GB DDR4 RAM is very much capable of handling almost all daily tasks such as media consumption, document editing and running other productivity tasks simultaneously.

The memory optimization is very good in Windows 10 that even with multi-tasking, the apps won’t easily run out of memory.

Unfortunately, the laptop comes with 1TB of traditional HDD hard drive and not the faster SSD.

On the bright side, you don’t have to purchase external storage, 1TB of HDD provides you with ample storage space for all your offline media files.

Display

The HP 15s features a 15.6-inch Full HD LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The 220 nits of brightness level are good enough for indoor usage, even under brightly lit environments.

The viewing angles are good on the display. What we love is the thin bezels around the display.

Brands such as HP and Asus always bring thin-bezel displays which provide an immersive visual experience to the users.

The display on the HP 15s is of very much acceptable quality for a budget under Rs.40,000. Colours are vivid on this one, and the contrast levels are not bad as well.

Miscellaneous

HP 15s comes with the genuine Windows 10 Home OS out of the box.

The full-size island-style keyboard with a numeric keypad has 1.4mm key travel distance and the quality of the keys are very good.

If you do a lot of typing on the laptop, this keyboard will make you feel comfortable.

The trackpad has a matte finish, and the touch response is accurate. At the bottom side of the trackpad, clickable buttons on the left and right are very tactile as well.

Unfortunately, this HP 15s model does not have fingerprint security.

The front-firing speakers on this laptop give good quality audio without any distortions even at high volume levels.

The HD webcam can be used for attending online classes, video chats, and conferences.

Battery Life

HP 15s is powered by a 3 cell 41Wh Li-ion battery which lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge.

The 65 W AC adapter juices up the battery within 2 hours which is quite fast when compared to some other laptops in this segment.

Verdict

The HP 15s is a good choice for entry-level users who are willing to spend Rs 40,000. The HP 15s laptop delivers decent performance for the price.

Even though it comes without SSD storage, the performance is second to none in its price segment.

R

Good display quality

R

8 GB DDR RAM

R

Comfortable keyboard

Q

No SSD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th Gen
GPUIntel UHD
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit Display

That concludes our list of the best laptops you can buy right now in India under Rs.40,000. We will be updating this list as and when new laptops that can dethrone our best picks are launched.

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Buying Guide: What You Should Know Before Buying a Laptop Under Rs.40,000

This buying guide is intended to help you understand what to expect from a laptop under Rupees 40,000 and how to pick the best out of it.

At Rs.40,000 you have crossed the entry-level laptop segment and have ventured into the midrange laptop segment.

You can get great laptops for casual use, office work, school use and even for gaming at this price range.

But mind you, gaming laptops are very limited in performance and you should expect a lot of frame drops.

But if you could throw in an extra RAM, the experience will be much smoother.

1. Processor

Intel’s 8th Gen Core i5 processors (8250U Chipset) are the best in this budget.

Some laptops come bundled with 7th Gen Core i5  and Core i3 chipsets which are decent performers just for casual use.

The 8250U chip has double the cores, double the onboard cache memory and better effective clock speed.

You can safely expect a considerable increase in overall performance and in multitasking performance.

2. RAM and Storage

There are a few laptops that come with 8GB RAM under Rs.40,000 but most of the laptops have 4GB RAM.

And hard disk storage is always capped at 1TB. SSD‘s are not yet available at this price.

Apart from the memory size, check the bandwidth technology and data transfer rate as well.

It’s recommended to go with a DDR4 RAM as DDR3 is now outdated.

In DDR4 RAMs, mainly there are 3 data transfer rates which are 1866MT/s, 2133MT/s and 2400MT/s where MT/s is Mega Transfers Per Second.

Remember that higher the data transfer rate, faster your experience will be.

So always make sure to check the data transfer rate of your DDR4 RAM.

Also, Look for the cache memory available and the number of levels of cache (L1, L2, L3 cache memory hierarchy).

Remember that larger the cache memory, faster the processing speed.

3. Graphics Card

In the Indian laptop market, dedicated graphics cards show their proper presence for the first time in this price range of Rs.40,000.

Two of the best budget graphics chips in laptops under 40,000 are the Nvidia GeForce 940MX and the Nvidia GeForce MX150.

The Nvidia 940MX is the elder of the two, having launched in the first quarter of 2016.

It has been since then a favourite choice for various OEMs to be included on their budget laptops.

Even today, many budget models in the market come loaded with the Nvidia 940MX.

The Nvidia MX150, on the other hand, is a relatively new entrant to the market.

It was launched to the public on May 2017.

The company claims a performance increment over 30% when compared to the Nvidia 940MX.

The Nvidia MX150 is much more powerful and efficient than the 940MX.

To know more about these two GPUs, check out our Nvidia 940MX Vs Nvidia MX150 comparison article.

Should you buy a budget laptop with a discrete GPU, always go for an MX150 over the 940MX.

4. Display

A 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.

The resolution fluctuates between HD and Full HD and I would recommend a laptop with full HD display and a good display panel.

The screen sizes available are 15.6-inch and 14-inch.

Here the choice is completely yours.

If you need a lighter, portable display, then go for a 14-inch laptop and if you need a larger display, pick a 15.6-inch variant.

Some convertible laptops come with 11 and 12 inches.

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.

Most of the laptops in the market use Chiclet-style keyboards.

The keys on these keyboards have flat tops.

The key travel distance and feedback offered by these keyboards vary from brand to brand.

These keyboards help in keeping the laptop as thin as possible.

An Island-type keyboard includes a num-pad similar to that of a mechanical keyboard.

Those who are used to such keyboards might find it easy on an island type keyboard to juggle between the numbers.

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 laptops under Rs.40,000 are made of plastic body laptops, so go for those laptops that feel sturdy and have good finishing.

Some budget laptops have metallic finishing over the plastic body to give a good texture.

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 by chance the laptop you’ve purchased lack the sound output you’d have preferred, purchasing a portable Bluetooth speaker would do the job just fine.

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.

There are some super efficient laptops under Rs.40,000 offering a long-lasting battery.

If someone claims to give 7 hours of battery life on a laptop, it is likely that the machine will last for at least 4 hours.

Conclusion

I think I have covered almost all the aspect you need to remember while buying any laptop under Rs.40,000.

If you have any more doubts or queries, feel free to comment down below.

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