Best Laptops Under Rs.50,000 (February 2020)

by | Feb 15, 2020

Looking for the best laptops under Rs.50,000?

There are so many good laptops in this price range that choosing the best according to your needs is a difficult task.

We at Bettershark understand this and decided to take an in-depth look at the laptop market.

After hours of testing and research, we’ve prepared this curated list of the 6 best laptops priced under Rs.50,000.

We highly recommend you to go through this long and complete article till the end and rest assured that it will be well worth your time.

Best Laptop Under Rs.50,000

1. Asus FX505DYOverall Best Pick
2. Acer Nitro 5Runner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo Ideapad 330SValue for Money Laptop
4. HP Pavilion 15Feature Rich Laptop
5. Dell Inspiron 15 5570Honorable Mention

1. Asus FX505UF

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best for all-around performance
  • Suited for graphics-intensive tasks
  • Excellent everyday performance

Asus has been gradually making a distinct separation of its Vivobook series with the premium budget laptops with its FX series laptops.

The Asus FX505UF is one such offering from Asus which aims to gain the market share from the likes of HP and Lenovo with a laptop which provides an all-around performance for a budget under Rs.50,000.

Design and Build Quality

The FX505UF is designed to look and feel like a performance-oriented gaming machine than a run of the mill casual laptop.

The red and black dual colour tone gives an aggressive yet attractive aesthetic feel to this laptop.

The hard plastic build is by no means of inferior quality. No noticeable flex or screen is bending on this laptop.

The full-sized keyboard on this laptop is backlit, but the keys feel a bit stuff as the key travel distance is not optimal.

The trackpad is large and comes with the support of Windows precision drivers for enhanced gesture support.

Processor and Performance

This machine features the latest AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core processor. What does it mean for you? Smooth multitasking and gaming without considerable lags or stutters.

This processor is capable of turbo boosting up to 3.7GHz if the need arises so.

With the 8GB DDR4 RAM and the endless scope of upgradeability, you can expect some class-leading performance out of this product.

On the graphics front, the 4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon RX560X GPU is an absolute beast in terms of performance.

You will be able to breeze through resource-intensive apps and tasks such as video rendering, simulation and gaming with modern titles at full HD resolution.

Display

The 15.6-inch full HD display is not mindblowing, to say the least, but it’s passable.

The colours are OK and the brightness levels are decent. What disappointed us was the mediocre viewing angles.

Connectivity

Speaking of port distribution, the Asus FX505UF comes loaded without making any omissions.

This laptop features two USB 3.0 A ports, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI and SD card reader slot along with an RJ 45 port for wired internet connectivity.

Battery Life

The battery life on this device is nothing spectacular nor particularly disappointing.

With the powerful hardware inside, this laptop lasts for a good five hours before needing to be juiced up.

Summary

Overall, the ASUS TUF FX505UF is an excellent choice for those who care for the performance under a strict budget

This laptop features a very powerful processor coupled with equally efficient GPU that will let you do the editing and rendering tasks much easier at an affordable budget.

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Powerful processor

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Best in class GPU

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Easy upgradability

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Average display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5
Graphics4 GB DDR5 AMD RADEON RX560X
Battery BackupUp to  4 Hours
 SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD



2. Acer Nitro 5

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU
  • Midrange powerhouse i5 8300H CPU
  • Full HD display

It’s quite a contradiction that Acer makes expensive budget laptops but towards the premium budget segment, this company has some of the best value for money offerings in the Indian market.

The Acer Nitro 5 is an Intel Core i5 8300H powered performance laptop which can be considered as an excellent everyday performance laptop with the potential for being a budget gaming laptop.

Design and Build Quality

By no means does the Acer Nitro 5 is a compact laptop. This device weighs around 2.5 Kgs and has substantial bulkiness to its form factor.

However, the hunky look of this laptop will certainly find takers with its carbon fibre texture all around.

The large exhaust vents in the rear make sure the internal temperatures stay under control, even at the peak loads.

The red and black colour tone is peculiar with the gaming laptops and it feels the same with this laptop as well.

The keyboard is backlit and offers nice feedback when pressed.

The hinge mechanism works perfectly and the additional heft of the C deck allows for the display to be opened up with a single hand.

Processor and Performance

The Acer Nitro laptop comes with Intel Core i5 8300H processor having a base clock of 2.3GHz with turbo boost up to 4.0 GHz.

Earlier we used to get a maximum of Nvidia 940MX GPU for a laptop at this budget.

But with the Acer Nitro 5, a powerful and more efficient 4GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 comes as standard.

The Intel Core i5 8300H inside is a true competitor and offers excellent performance with the 8GB DDR4 RAM out of the box.

Recent sensational gaming titles such as Fortnite and PUBG can be played well on this machine without any lags at 60fps.

Display

The 15.6-inch full HD display has decent colour reproduction and contrast levels.

The display is not the absolute best per se, but at this price, the quality is perfectly acceptable.

Miscellaneous

The keyboard is another stronghold of this laptop from Acer. The red coloured keys add a gaming flair to the device.

The red backlit also chimes in with the overall aesthetics perfectly well.

The keys have good key travel distance the clicks feel tactile. What disappointed us is the trackpad behaviour.

This touchpad doesn’t come with Windows precision driver support and the results are significantly mediocre.

We suggest you use an external mouse in case you’re planning for serious gaming with this laptop.

Battery Life

The battery life is nothing exceptional. This laptop lasts for about 4-5 hours on moderate usage and up to an hour when gaming continuously.

One surprising thing we’ve noticed with this laptop is that there isn’t any noticeable overheating with this laptop. Thermal throttling is also not an issue with the device.

Verdict

All in all, the Acer Nitro 5 is a very capable gaming laptop and the very best if we may say for a budget under Rs.50,000.

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One year international warranty

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Dolby audio output
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No noticeable thermal throttling

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No SSD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

3. Lenovo Ideapad 330S

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Value for Money Laptop
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor and GPU

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330S is a feature-rich upgrade over the Ideapad 330 laptop that is priced well under Rs.50,000.

For those users who are looking for a device that is capable of satisfying all their performance indices, this one will be a perfect choice.

Design and Build Quality

We have said it before and will continue to say that Lenovo makes some of the best looking laptops currently in the country.

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

The Lenovo Ideapad 330s has a simple design with a metallic finish on the keyboard deck and the chassis.

The screen flex is minimal and won’t be a problem in day-to-day usage.

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

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

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

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad 330s features a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel TN display. The visuals are adequately colourful and rich in details.

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

The bezels around the display are thicker and is an eyesore to the rest of the elegantly crafted build.

Processor and Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels. The Lenovo Ideapad 330s is powered by the newer 8th Generation Intel Core i5 – 8250U processor clocked at 1.6GHz which can turbo boost up to 3.4GHz.

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

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

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

Accompanying the processor is a dedicated 2GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 535 graphics card. This makes the laptop capable of computing tasks such as simulation and video rendering without breaking a sweat. You can even play some of the popular games with medium to high settings.

Miscellaneous

This laptop doesn’t skimp on port distribution either. This Ideapad laptop from Lenovo comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port and the regular HDMI and card reader slots.

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

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

Battery Life

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

Verdict

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

The Intel Optane memory technology helps this laptop perform faster and lag-free even when multitasking with multiple resource-intensive tasks.

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Elegant design

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Excellent CPU + GPU combination

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Battery life

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Slow HDD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics2GB AMD Radeon 535
Battery BackupUp to  6  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD



4. HP Pavilion 15

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Feature Rich Laptop
  • Powerful tenth gen CPU
  • Suited for students
  • The gorgeous full HD display

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-di2000tu is probably the best laptop that you can give your kid this academic season. Let us explain why.

Design and Build Quality

The HP 15-di2000tu is designed to look impressive at first glance itself.

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

The C deck on this budget laptop comes with a textured finish which looks 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 10th Generation Intel Core i5 10210U 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!

The 1TB HDD with bundled 256GB SSD will deliver buttery-smooth day to day performance and lightning-fast app loading and boot times.

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 Intel UHD integrated chip which will assist the processor for enhanced performance in related apps and tasks.

Display

The HP 15-di2000tu comes with a large 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 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.

Since the display is of full HD resolution, the texts will appear sharper and crisper and reduce the stress on your eyes.

Connectivity

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

This device has two USB 3.1 ports for high-speed data transfers, 1 USB 2.0 port for plugging in the peripherals and an SD card slot.

Along with these, the HP 15-di2000tu 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-di2000tu 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-di2000tu is one of the best laptops for academic purposes if you don’t mind the price tag of Rs.50,000 and the lack of a bundled Windows 10 OS.

Equipped with the latest 10th-generation processor from Intel, this machine can perform all the tasks with relative ease.

The full HD 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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Robust build quality

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5 hours of battery life

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256GB SSD

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No dedicated GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1TB
RAM4GB DDR4
Processor Intel core i5-10210U
GraphicsIntel integrated UHD
Battery BackupUp to 10 Hours
SSD256 GB
Display15.6-inch Full HD

5. Dell Inspiron 15 5570

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Best Laptop for Media Consumption
  • Reliable work machine
  • Bundled software suite
  • One year manufacturer warranty

Inspiron series from Dell has been a strong lineup in the laptop market with some of the best value for money devices in store for the customers.

The Inspiron 5570 takes this to the next level, offering the latest eighth-generation processor from Intel that enables the device to perform faster than ever before.

Design and Build Quality

The Dell Inspiron 5570 has a minimal design element which looks naturally pleasing to the eyes. The back panel has a matte finish with the Dell logo subtly embossed on to it.

The overall fit and finish of this laptop feel nice and durable. The keyboard deck is strong and shows no signs of flex whatsoever.

The keys offer good feedback and tactility that aides in a better typing experience.

The hinges are comfortable to lift up and down with no friction. The laptop has a substantial heft to it and weighs about 2.2 Kg.

Overall, the build quality and design of this laptop are pretty good if not better than some of the laptops in the same price range.

Processor and Performance

Inside the Dell Inspiron 15, 5570 is an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 8130U chipset.

With the latest improvements onboard, this processor has four physical cores clocked at 2.2GHz imparting a performance boost up to 40% from the previous models.

Crunching the number further, we have a 4GB DDR4 RAM that is certainly sufficient for most of the multitasking and reasonable gaming experience is required.

The Inspiron 15 5570 comes with a 512GB ultra-fast SSD to store your files offline in case you prefer that to the cloud.

Display

The 15.6-inch widescreen display on this laptop is dubbed the Truelife display by the company. With the full HD equivalent resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this device outputs cleaner, detailed visuals.

As the name suggests, the colour reproduction is pretty good and the brightness levels are sufficient for easy viewing even under direct light.

Since this is an anti-glare panel, the light reflections off the screen are minimal and help to reduce the strain on your eyes after prolonged usage.

However, the colours look a bit washed out from odd angles and this might not be a problem for many as we use our laptop straight in front of the eyes most of the time.

Software

This laptop comes loaded with Windows 10 Home out of the box.

This makes it easier to use the laptop out of the box without needing to spend time on setup and driver updates to get the things working.

Dell laptops are usually loaded with software goodies. Same is the story with this device as well.

The Microsoft Office Home edition comes preloaded and is a great advantage for those who don’t want to use a pirated version of the same for their work.

Battery Life

The 42Whr integrated 3-cell Lithium-ion battery inside this laptop will last for about 5-6 hours of intermittent usage.

With the full HD display and a powerful processor inside along with a dedicated GPU onboard, this battery statistics seems pretty normal.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 is a great computing device for the price and offers the performance on papers in the real world scenario as well.

Loaded with software goodies, this device gives you an out of the box work-ready computer without needing to go through extra setup hassles.

If you don’t mind the weight factor, this is one of the best choices under Rs.60,000 in the market at present.

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Robust build quality

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MaxxPro Audio speakers

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Disk drive

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Feels heavy and bulky

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 8130U
GraphicsIntel Integrated UHD
Battery BackupUp to 6  Hours
SSD512 GB
Display15.6-inch Full HD

So these are the best laptops you can buy right now in India under Rs.50,000.

We have categorized our best picks considering every user’s expectation and needs.

We will be updating this list when new products that can challenge our top picks are launched.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out our buying suggestions for laptops priced on different budgets as well.

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