Best Laptops Under Rs.50,000 (August 2019)

by | Aug 20, 2019

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 F570ZDOverall Best Pick
2. Acer Nitro 5Runner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo Ideapad 130 Feature Rich Laptop
4. Dell Inspiron 15 5575Best Laptop for Students
5. Acer Swift 3Honorable Mention

1. Asus F570ZD

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best performance laptop
  • Powerful dedicated GPU
  • Illuminated keypad

Asus is at it again. The company is trying hard to dethrone HP from the mid-range segment with its Vivobook series and the F570ZD is the new twist in the tale.

Asus has done something great as well as something equally stupid with this device.

Design and Build Quality

The earlier Vivobook series laptops did have an aesthetically pleasing exterior design but with certain eyesores such as thick bezels around the display persisted across the budget models.

The F570ZD makes a drastic change in this regard by offering considerably thinner bezels on the screen making the device look more premium than ever before.

The metallic finish and the strong plastic chassis remains the same with this device. The hinges work perfect and feel solid while opening and closing the lid.

The sufficiently spaced keys are a joy to use but unfortunately doesn’t come with the backlit feature.

Processor and Performance

The Asus F570ZD is powered beneath the hood by an AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core processor clocked at 2GHz.

With four physical cores to process, this little guy performs very well – be it in terms of app loading and functioning or multitasking.

The 8GB RAM is rated at 2133Mhz and performs well while juggling between memory-intensive apps side by side.

Asus laptops are popular for their easy upgradability.

The story is no different on this one as well. The RAM module can be easily popped out and replaced up to a max. limit of 16GB.

To assist the processor in its graphics duties is a 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU. This will let you effortlessly run graphics-intensive apps and casual games to kill the boredom at times.

Display

The 15.6-inch full HD display has really thin bezels around and it certainly reminded us about the premium laptops such as the Dell XPS.

The colours from this display look good and brightness levels are acceptable.

Miscellaneous

There are USB 3.0 Type-A port, a Type C USB port and 2 legacy USB 2.0 ports along with the regular HDMI port and SD card reader present on this laptop

The slim profile does come at the expense of a disk drive. This laptop comes with a fingerprint reader to secure all the sensitive documents in the system from intruders.

The trackpad is sufficiently large and supports gestures. Windows precision drivers work well and are a blessing in disguise for those who hate to carry a laptop mouse around.

Battery Life

This laptop comes with a 2-cell Li-ion battery which lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge.

Supplied with a fast charger in the box, the battery juices up pretty quickly for about 60% under an hour when charged from the DC mains.

Verdict

The Asus F570ZD is a budget laptop that does well when it comes to casual tasks such as internet browsing and document editing. The processor inside is powerful enough to zip through the daily chores with ease.

The dedicated GPU and the decent full HD display makes this laptop worthy of purchase in the sub. Rs.50,000 price range.

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Stunning design

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Fast charging support

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Excellent thermal control

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Thick bezels

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 Quadcore
Graphics4GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
Battery BackupUp to  4 Hours
 SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD

 

2. Acer Nitro 5

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Budget productivity laptop
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor

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 AMD Ryzen 5 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 2.7 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

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

Nvidia MX150 made a welcome change with the improved performance but not as much as a hardcore gamer would love to see.

The Acer Nitro 5 packs in 4GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon RX 560 X for satisfying your gaming needs.

The AMD Ryzen 5 processor 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.60,000.

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Tough build quality

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Excellent heat dissipation

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4GB dedicated AMD GPU

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No SSD

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Mediocre touchpad

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorRyzen 5 Quad Core
Graphics4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon RX 560X
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

 

3. Lenovo IdeaPad 130

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Best Convertible Laptop
  • Best for graphic designers
  • Great choice for students as well
  • Backlit keyboard

The Lenovo IdeaPad 130 is a feature-rich 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 130 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 130 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 130 features a 15.6-inch full HD TN display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This display is 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 130 is powered by a 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 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 2GB DDR5 dedicated Nvidia MX110 graphics card. This makes the laptop capable of some low-level performance computing. You can even play some of the popular games with low to medium settings.

Miscellaneous

This laptop doesn’t skimp on pot distribution either. This Ideapad series laptop from Lenovo comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports 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.

Battery Life

Powered by a 2-cell Li-ion cell, the Lenovo Ideapad 130 can last up to an impressive 6 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad 130 priced under Rs.50,000 is an overall package with great battery life, build quality and performance.

If you need a laptop that performs well under all circumstances, the Ideapad 330 is worth checking out.

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Minimal bezels around the display

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Lightweight and portable

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Dolby Audio output

Q

No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics2GB DDR5 MX110
Battery BackupUp to  6  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD

 

4. Dell Inspiron 15 5575

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 Best Laptop for Students
  • Latest 8th generation Intel processor
  • Bundled MS Office subscription
  • Fast charger support

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 Inspiron 15 5575 is a computing device specifically targeting students and college goers with its durable build and value for money software additions.

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 2.22Kg. This is because there is an optical disk drive tucked underneath the shell, which is almost a rarity nowadays.

The quality of construction is very good for the price. There is no substantial flex on the chassis or the display.

The full style island type keyboard comes with a dedicated number pad and the keys feel perfectly comfortable to type on.

Display

The display is a 15.6-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 display has decent brightness and colour accuracy, it is perfectly usable for students as well as casual users.

Being a full HD display, the images and visuals come out with fairly good details.

Processor and Performance

This laptop is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz with turbo boost feature that almost doubles the processor performance up to 3.4GHz.

The 8GB 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 integrated AMD Vega 8 GPU is much more powerful than the Intel integrated solutions out there 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.

This laptop runs on 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.

For students, there’s the free lifetime free MS Office suite which will be highly useful for their academic purposes.

Connectivity

There is a VGA+HDMI connectivity option on this notebook as well. The Dell Inspiron 15 5575 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

It has all the necessary ports like one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.1 port, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, and an audio jack.

It doesn’t have any USB-C ports, which may be an inconvenience as more and more devices are switching to them.

The dual speakers offer output that’s quite accurate and loud enough to fill a medium-sized room.

The clarity is good but at higher volume, it sounds distorted.

Battery Life

The Dell Inspiron 15 55575 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 Inspiron 15 5575 is a great budget laptop for school and college goes and it offers some unique specifications not found in its competitors such as the free Microsoft Office Home license.

The latest 8th generation processor and the fast DDR4 RAM will prove beneficial for a fast computing experience.

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Full HD display

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Genuine Windows 10 OS

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MaxxAudio speakers

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 Quadcore
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 8
Battery BackupUp to 6  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD

 

5. Acer Swift 3

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Best Budget Laptop
  • Easy hardware upgradability
  • 1-year international warranty
  • Rich connectivity options

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.50,000 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 wants 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

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No Windows OS out of the box

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 7100 2.4GHz
GraphicsIntel Integrated HD620
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
SSD256 GB
Display14-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel

 

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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