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

by | Oct 17, 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.com, 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 eight best laptops priced under Rs.50,000 available in India. 

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.

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.50,000

1. Asus Vivobook Ultra 14Overall Best Pick
2. Mi Notebook 14Runner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo IdeaPad S145Best Performance Laptop
4. HP 15sBest Budget Laptop
5. Dell Inspiron 5491Best Compact Laptop
6. Honor MagicBook 15Best Build Quality
7. Acer Aspire 3Best Student Laptop
8. Lenovo ThinkPad E14Honourable Mention

 

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1. Asus Vivobook Ultra 14

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Overall Best Pick
  • Latest fourth-gen AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • Rich connectivity options
  • Decent 14-inch FHD display

The Asus Vivobook series is much acclaimed for its affordability and feature sets that rival some of the expensive laptops out there.

Priced conveniently under Rs.50,000 in the Indian market, this machine is perfect for intense multitasking workloads, thanks to the latest fourth-generation AMD Ryzen 5 processor it rocks inside.

Design and Build Quality

The Asus Vivobook Ultra laptop is made from high-quality polycarbonate plastic materials.

The fit and finish of the build, as expected from Asus is without any noticeable flaws and the laptop feels premium in hand.

Weighing at just 1.4Kg, this is one of the lightest laptops available in the Indian market priced under Rs.50,000.

You can carry this machine anywhere with you in the bag or backpack without any shoulder pain.

The outer chassis design of this laptop is very different from the earlier Vivobook models we’ve come across in the past, with just a minimal Vivobook branding towards one side and the solid coloured back panel.

To be honest, this minimal design makes this laptop look more professional and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

The enter key has a yellow neon colour. Now we don’t have a clue what it narrates but it gives a fashionable look to the laptop.

With the latest technology of WiFi 6, this laptop can connect with a 5GHz band hotspot and you can experience high-speed internet up to 100Mb/s and more.

Connectivity Features:

The Asus Vivobook Ultra 14 features the following I/O ports:

1 x USB 3.1 port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x USB Type-C port
1 x HDMI port
3.5mm combo audio jack
MicroSD card reader

Processor and Performance

The Asus Vivobook Ultra 14 is powered by the latest fourth-generation AMD Ryzen 5 – 4500U hexa-core processor with the base clock speed of 2.3GHz and turbo boost up to 4GHz.

This mid-range processor from AMD performs exceptionally well when it comes not only to the everyday performance but also with the intense multitasking.

The integrated graphics solution supplements the processor performance in graphics-related tasks quite efficiently.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 3200MHz is plenty capable of handling all of your daily computing needs and then some.

In terms of storage capacity, the Asus Vivobook Ultra comes with a 512GB SSD with an additional empty slot for future storage expansion possibilities.

This superfast SSD makes life so much easier with near-instantaneous bootup and app loading times, not to mention the quicker data transfer speeds.

Display

The Asus Vivobook Ultra 14 features a 14-inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colours on this panel turn out to be vivid and punchy for everyday usage. Being a 14-inch display, the visuals are very sharp and clean without any kind of pixelation effects.

This panel has a peak brightness of 200 nits, which very much makes it a perfect display for indoor usage.

The bezels on the sides of this display are narrower but the top and bottom chin are sizable but that doesn’t make it a deal-breaker of any sorts.

Miscellaneous

The Vivobook Ultra 14 comes pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home OS.

This budget laptop from Asus features a LED-backlit keyboard with 1.4mm key travel distance for effortless typing experience.

Asus has included a physical fingerprint scanner on this machine for improved security for your files.

The trackpad is sufficiently big and supports Windows precision drivers for smooth and responsive multi-finger gestures.

Battery Life

Powered by a 3-cell 42Wh lithium battery, the Asus Vivobook Ultra lasts 6 hours on everyday usage with moderate display brightness.

The included 45W charging brick juices up this battery from zero to full within 2-2:30 hours.

Verdict

The Asus Vivobook Ultra is one of the best performance laptops available for purchase in India for a budget under Rs.50,000.

Even with the lack of a dedicated GPU, the fourth-gen AMD Ryzen 5 makes up for it and delivers a delightful computing experience.

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Extra slot for storage expansion

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Compact and lightweight form factor

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Onboard fingerprint sensor

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No dedicated GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD512 GB
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 – 4500U
GPUAMD Radeon R3
Display14-inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

2. Mi Notebook 14

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Dedicated Nvidia GPU
  • Powerful 10th gen Intel i5 processor
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life

Mi Notebook 14 is the first laptop that Xiaomi has officially launched in the Indian market.

Competing with the likes of Honor Magicbook 15 and the Vivobook lineup from Asus, this device packs in a lot of punch for its asking price of just under Rs.50,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi Notebook 14 is made out of lightweight aluminium to enhance the build quality while maintaining lightweight characteristics.
Also, this metal build makes this laptop feel similar to that of the Apple Macbooks, which is of course a very good thing.

However, the hinge mechanism of this laptop feels a little bit less robust as the monitor lid wobbles a bit when kept under a ceiling fan. This can very well be an issue with individual units so please take it with a grain of salt.

Weight at just 1.5Kg, this 14-inch form factor ultrabook is very easy to deal with and carry around.

The single exhaust fan inside keeps the internal temperature under check but at times it gets a bit louder for our liking.

Connectivity Features:

The MI notebook 14 features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.1 ports
1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x HDMI port
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The Mi notebook 14 is powered by the tenth generation Intel i5 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz.

This CPU can turbo boosts up to 4.2GHz depending on the processor load.

This CPU is powerful enough to deal with all your casual computing needs and as a cherry on top, this ultrabook comes loaded with a dedicated 2GB Nvidia MX250 GPU.

This will let you have the flexibility to do some video editing, casual gaming and much more without having to stress too much on the processor.

The 512GB SSD storage as expected is fast and reliable and elevates the everyday performance to a whole new level.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM is enough for basic multitasking for the most part. This is soldered on to the motherboard and there are no additional expansion slots on the motherboard.

Display

The Mi notebook 14 has a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Speaking of the bezels, the sides bezels are narrow but the upper and bottom chin is slightly thicker. The thin bezels on the sides make this display look wider than the actual size and provides an immersive media consumption.

Thanks to the 14-inch form factor, the pixel density is higher which results in sharper and clean visuals and text.

The colour accuracy is decent for the price and the dynamic range is satisfactory as well. In terms of brightness, you won’t find much trouble using this device indoors.

Miscellaneous

The Mi notebook 14 comes pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home OS.

The keyboard on this laptop is kind of a hit and miss affair. The keys are well spaced and have decent travel distance but it is not backlit.

This makes the keyboard harder to use at night or under dimly-lit conditions.

The trackpad story is no different as well. Even though it is well-positioned where the fingers will naturally come in contact with, the gesture actions seem a bit finicky at times.

Instead of integrating the webcam with the upper chin of the display bezel, Xiaomi has included it separately in the box.

Battery Life

The Mi Notebook 14 is powered by a 46Wh lithium-ion battery that Xiaomi claims to last up to 10 hours but in real usage, you will get anywhere from 5-7 hours of screen on time.

The bundled 65W AC adapter in the box juices up the battery life from 0-100% in 2-3 hours.

Verdict

If you are after a lightweight laptop with a metal build and excellent everyday performance, the Mi Notebook is a good choice for a budget under Rs.50,000.

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Lightweight metal chassis

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Thin bezel Full HD display

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Fast and reliable SSD storage

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No hardware upgradability

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD512 GB
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 10210U
GPU2 GB Nvidia MX250
Display14-inch Full HD anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 5-6 Hours

3. Lenovo IdeaPad S145

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Best Performance Laptop
  • Powerful tenth generation i5 processor 
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life
  • Decent quality FHD display 

The Ideapad series from Lenovo has been an instant success in the Indian market where budget-conscious buyers look for the best value for money proposition.

Priced well under Rs.50,000, the Lenovo Ideapad S145 features a powerful Intel i5 processor and delivers a buttery smooth computing experience that will delight you for sure.

Design and Build Quality

Speaking of the build quality, the construction of this laptop is done using high-quality plastic materials which feel robust in hand minus the slight flex on the C deck which is just a minor annoyance that can be safely disregarded.

The Lenovo Ideapad S145 weighs nearly 1.85Kg which is quite heavy compared to some other laptops in this similar price bracket.

However, carrying this laptop in bags and backpacks isn’t that much of a hassle is what we felt.

The plain matte silver finish on this laptop chassis makes it look premium and elegant. The 180-degrees rotating hinges of the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 feels very robust and durable.

The heat exhaust grilles are located on the bottom section of the laptop and do a decent enough job to keep the internal temperature under control.

Connectivity Features:

The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.1 ports
1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x HDMI port
4-in-1 card reader
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The CPU inside the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is an Intel i5 10th generation quad-core processor with the base clock speed of 1.1GHz and turbo boost up to 3.6GHz.

This processor performs well with all the daily tasks such as casual web browsing, document editing, media consumption etc.

Thanks to the 8GB DDR4 2666Mhz RAM, the apps seldom run out of memory and the performance feels fluid and responsive.

Even with multitasking, this laptop performs just fine without any noticeable hiccups.

The Lenovo Ideapad S145 comes with a hybrid storage setup that consists of a primary 256GB SSD storage and a secondary 1TB HDD for offline data storage.

This hybrid storage mechanism aids in better flexibility in terms of OS installation and file storage.

Display

The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 features a 15.6-inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This panel has decent colour reproduction and dynamic range, sufficient enough for most users except graphics designers.

Since this is not an IPS display, there seems to be a little colour shift when the display is viewed from extreme angles.

The bezels on the sides of the display are relatively narrow and offer an immersive media consumption experience.

With the maximum brightness of 220nits, this display works very well indoors, even under brightly lit environments.

Miscellaneous

The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 comes pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home OS.

The keyboard on this laptop doesn’t feature LED-backlit functionality but the keys themselves are very well laid out for comfortable typing experience.

The asymmetrically placed trackpad supports multi-finger gestures and the overall touch response is good.

An asymmetric trackpad can read multiple finger gesture movements and the quality of the trackpad is nice.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Ideapad S145 is powered by a 2 cell 35Wh Li-ion battery that is rated to last up to 5 hours of screen on time.

The 65W AC adapter included in the box charges up this device from zero to a hundred in less than 2.30 hours.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad S145 is a feature-rich budget laptop with a powerful processor inside that performs well enough to deliver a pleasing everyday computing experience.

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Hardware upgradability

R

Comfortable keyboard

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Loud and clear dual speakers

Q

No Type-C port

Q

No keyboard backlighting

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD256 GB
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 1035G1
GPUIntel Integrated UHD
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

4. HP 15s

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Best Budget Laptop
  • Decent build quality
  • Ryzen 5 quad-core processor
  • Good quality 15.6 FHD display

HP is a California based company that has a very loyal customer base in the Indian subcontinent.

The HP 15s is a mid-range office laptop with decent internals and smooth performance for a budget just under Rs.50,000.

Design and Build Quality

The HP 15s uses plastic materials for its construction. The fit and finish of this laptop are on par with the competing models in a similar price bracket.

The familiar silver-coloured matte finish exterior looks similar to the other HP laptops that we have reviewed in the past.

The glossy HP logo on the outer shell provides this laptop with a professional vibe.

Weighing just 1.7Kg, the HP 15s is portable and compact enough to be carried anywhere you go without much hassle.

One important design decision that HP took with this machine is the front speaker placement. Since the speakers face the user directly, the audio is much more loud and clear.

Connectivity Features:

The HP 15s features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.1 ports
1 x USB Type-C port
1 x HDMI port
Multimedia card reader
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The HP 15s is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 – 3500U quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.1GHz and maximum boost frequency of 3.7GHz.

This third-generation Ryzen 5 processor is indeed a powerful processor with excellent performance characteristics and power efficiency.

The onboard 8GB DDR4 RAM is adequate for most casual uses including some multitasking instances as well.

This CPU is complemented by an integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 GPU to deal with graphics processing and it does a pretty good job at that.

Speaking of the storage, the 512GB SSD inside this machine is fast and reliable and delivers buttery smooth computing performance.

Display

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

This FHD panel is good enough for most of the daily tasks but not meant for colour calibration work such as video editing.

The peak brightness level of 220 nits makes this panel good enough for indoor usage without any issues.

The anti-glare coating on top of the display helps in minimising the light reflectivity and reduces the stress on your eyes.

Speaking up for the bezels, it’s thin from the sides but relatively thicker at the top and the bottom sections.

Miscellaneous

The HP 15s come pre-installed with the activated Windows 10 Home OS. Apart from that, you will also get Microsoft home and office 2019 license with lifetime free access.

The keyboard given on deck has a dedicated numeric pad. The key travel distance is optimal and clicks response is good enough to have a comfortable typing experience.

The trackpad on this laptop supports gesture recognition and is powered by the Microsoft Windows precision drivers.

Battery Life

The HP 15s is powered by a 3-cell 41Wh lithium-ion battery that will last you up to five hours on a single charge.

The 65W supplied charger supposes fast charging and juices up the laptop within 2 hours.

Verdict

The HP 15s is a perfect laptop for students and office workers alike for a budget under Rs.50,000.

The powerful Ryzen processor along with the FHD display and comfortable keyboard makes it a viable product worth considering.

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Rich connectivity options

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Lifetime MS Office 2019 subscription

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Front-facing dual speakers

Q

Average display viewing angles

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD512 GB
HDD
RAM8GB DDR4
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 – 3500U
GPUAMD Radeon Vega 8
Display15.6-inch Full HD WLED-backlit anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

5. Dell Inspiron 5491

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Best Compact Laptop
  • FHD touchscreen display
  • Decent everyday performance
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life

Dell is a company that Indian customers are familiar with from time immemorial. Dell laptops and desktops were once ubiquitous in the market before the arrival of brands such as Lenovo, Asus and others.

The Dell Inspiron 5491 is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop priced under Rs.50,000 with some unique features up its sleeve to differentiate it from the competitors.

Design and Build Quality

The Dell Inspiron 5491 uses high-quality plastic materials for the build. The matte finish on the surface feels buttery smooth and premium.

Weight at just .67Kg, this mid-range laptop with a 14-inch form factor is easy to carry anywhere in your bags and backpacks.

Since this is a 2-in-1 laptop, the 360-degrees rotating hinge is a no-brainer and it works well.

This hinge can rotate all the way around transforming the laptop into a tablet mode for easy usage.

There are ample exhaust vents on the rear section of this laptop to keep the internals cool. The fans work silently and dissipate the heat efficiently.

Connectivity Features:

The Dell Inspiron 5491 features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.1 port
1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x USB Type-C port
1 x HDMI port
3-in-1 card reader

Processor and Performance

The Dell Inspiron 5491 is powered by Intel’s latest tenth-generation i3 processor with a base clock speed of 2.1GHz and turbo boost up the frequency to 4.1GHz.

This U class series chip has only two physical cores but the performance is not at all compromised in any way.

The onboard 4GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2666MHz works well to carry out everyday tasks such as web browsing, media playback, document editing and such with relative ease.

If you are a power user, there is provision for increasing the RAM up to 32GB for intense multitasking as well.

In terms of storage, this Dell laptop priced under Rs.50,000 comes with a 256GB NVMe SSD with excellent data transfer speeds and minimal boot/app loading times.

Display

The Dell Inspiron 5491 has a 14-inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS touch display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

In terms of colour reproduction, this panel does farewell for most use cases. The dynamic range and brightness are in par with other 14-inch panels available at this price point.

Dell ships an active stylus pen with this laptop so that you can interact with the display effortlessly in the tablet mode.

The visuals and texts that appear on this 14-inch panel look sharp and clear. Thanks to the IPS technology, there is minimal to no colour shifting when viewed from odd angles as well.

Miscellaneous

The Dell Inspiron 5491 comes pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home OS.

This laptop comes with a Windows hello sign-in feature that lets you log in to the system with the help of the fingerprint scanner on the power button.

Dell provides a tenkeyless backlit keyboard that has well-spaced keys with good typing comfort.

The trackpad on this laptop is comparatively smaller and comes with multi-finger gesture support as well.

Battery Life

The Dell Inspiron 5491 is powered by a 3 cell lithium-ion battery rated to last for up to 6 hours on a single charge.

The bundled AC charging adapter juices up this battery from 0-100% in 2-2:30 hours.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 3491 is a compact and lightweight laptop perfect for casual use, which doubles up as a tablet for entertainment purposes as well.

The processor inside this machine is powerful enough to carry out all the everyday tasks without any hiccups or stutters.

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A robust 360-degree hinge mechanism

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Bundled active stylus pen

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Comfortable backlit keyboard

Q

No discrete GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD256 GB
HDD
RAM4 GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th generation – 10110U
GPUIntel Integrated UHD
Display14-inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS touch Display
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

6. Honor MagicBook 15

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Best Build Quality
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life
  • Powerful Ryzen 5 series CPU
  • Minimal bezel full HD display

The Magic book 15 is Honor’s first ultrabook entrant in the Indian market which competes with the Mi Notebook directly.

Priced well under Rs.50,000, the Honor Magic book is packed with value-added features making it one of the best ultrabooks suited for students and professionals alike.

Design and Build Quality

The Magic book 15 features an all-metal chassis – aluminium to be specific. The fit and finish of this laptop are exceptional for the price.

The azure blue chamfered edges of this ultrabook make it look stunning and premium.

This machine weighs just 1.53Kg and has a maximum thickness of 16.9mm which aids in better portability.

The display hinge is very robust and the screen doesn’t wobble much even when used at odd angles.

The keyboard on this device has large well-spaced keys. Even though the key travel distance is average, the keyboard feels quite tactile and comfortable.

Unfortunately, there is no keypad lighting on this one.

The C-deck exhibits no flex whatsoever. The large trackpad on the deck is made of plastic and supports gesture controls through Microsoft precision drivers.

Connectivity Features:

1 x USB 2.0 Type-A port
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A port
1 x USB Type C port
1 x HDMI port
Display

The Honor Magic book 15 comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Since this display comes with minimal bezels on all three sides, Honor calls this one a full view panel.

This panel has a screen to body ratio of 87%, making it one of the best immersive ultrabook displays in its price segment.

The colour reproduction is excellent and the contrast levels are commendable as well. This display can get adequately bright for easy screen legibility even under brightly lit environments.

There is an anti-glare coating on top of the display to minimise light reflections. Additionally, it comes with TUV Rheinland certified blue light filter to keep your eyes safe from long-duration laptop usage.

Processor and Performance

The Honor Magic book 15 has the latest AMD Ryzen 5 3500U running the show from inside.

This four core CPU has a base clock of 2.1GHz and can turbo boost up to 4.7GHz on demand.

The Ryzen 5 3500 is plenty powerful for running all productivity apps without any lags or stutters whatsoever.

With the 8GB DDR4 RAM running at 2400MHz, multitasking on this machine is a delightful experience.

Speaking of storage, the Magic book 15 comes with a 256GB NVMe SSD onboard which is very fast to boot up and run apps.

The integrated Vega 8 graphics is capable of handling graphics-intensive tasks quite effortlessly. You can play casual games on this machine but don’t expect to run modern AAA titles.

Miscellaneous

The Honor Magic book 15 has a fingerprint scanner integrated into the power button.

This ultrabook supports Windows Hello sign-in feature for added security to your files and folders with the help of this onboard biometric sensor.

Since the display bezels are too thin to accommodate a webcam on top, Honor has tucked the camera underneath a dedicated key on the keyboard which can be clicked to reveal the pop-up camera.

The dual speakers on this machine sound reasonably loud and clear even at maximum volume levels.

Battery Life

The Honor Magic book 15 is powered by a 45Whr Li-ion battery inside. This battery is rated to last for 6-7 hours on a single charge.

Honor has included a 65W fast charger which can charge the battery from 0-53% in under 35 minutes.

This laptop has a standard USB Type C charging port instead of proprietary charging systems found on other laptops.

Verdict

If you are looking for an ultrabook for enhanced productivity purposes that doesn’t blow a hole in your pocket, the Honor Magic book 15 is a killer deal.

Barring the provision for hardware upgradability and the lack of a backlit keyboard, this ultrabook checks all the right boxes.

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Robust build quality

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Fingerprint sensor for added security

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65W fast charger in the box

Q

No backlit keyboard

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD256 GB
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 – 3500U
GPUAMD Radeon Vega 8
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS Display
Battery LifeUp to 7 Hours

7. Acer Aspire 3

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Best Student Laptop
  • Powerful Ryzen processor
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Up to 4 hours of battery life

The Aspire series from Acer is pretty much popular among the students and the casual laptop users in India for its build quality and feature richness.

The Acer Aspire 3 laptop priced under Rs.50,000 competes directly with the Asus vivobook and HP 15s laptops which we had discussed earlier in this article.

Design and Build Quality

Made from high-quality polycarbonate plastics, the Acer Aspire feels extremely sturdy and durable in the hands.

The matte finish laptop chassis looks very premium in hand. The fit and finish of this machine are top-notch and without any compromise.

Weighing at 1.9Kg, this laptop is not all a lightweight and is considerably heavier than some of its counterparts in this list.

Asus has gone in for a practicality oriented design route with this laptop, which makes it stand out from the rest of the competition.

Connectivity Features:

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

2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x HDMI port
RJ-45 LAN port
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The Acer Aspire 3 is powered by the third generation AMD Ryzen 5 processor clocked at 2.1GHz.

This processor along with the 8GB DDR4 RAM onboard delivers excellent performance, well worth the asking price.

You can further expand the RAM up to 12GB if felt the need to do so.

You won’t notice any lags or stutters with this laptop for sure with everyday usage.

The integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics assists the processor with graphics-heavy tasks and does the best while at it.

In terms of storage, the Aspire 3 comes with a 512GB NVMe SSD onboard with lightning-fast boot times and app loading.

Display

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

This panel has decent colour accuracy, to say the least. While it is okay for most of the usual tasks such as media consumption, web browsing, those who are purists in terms of visuals won’t like it.

The bezels around this display are narrower and deliver the user with an immersive media consumption experience.

This display is bright enough for indoor usage but fares average when used outdoors.

Miscellaneous

The Acer Aspire 3 comes pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home OS.

This laptop features a full-sized keyboard with a dedicated numeric keypad. However, it is not backlit.

The keys offer good click response and a comfortable typing experience altogether. The trackpad quality is nice and it accepts multi-finger gestures.

Battery Life

The Acer Aspire 3 is powered by a 2-cell 36Wh battery. The power backup on this laptop is quite average – with constant use this laptop will last you for 4 hours.

We do advise you to carry a charger whenever you take this machine outside.

Verdict

Priced under Rs.50,000, the Acer Aspire 3 is a value for money device with the good build quality and exceptional everyday performance, thanks to the powerful processor inside.

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Faster and reliable 512GB SSD storage

R

Decent build quality

R

Hardware upgradability

Q

No type-c port

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD512 GB
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 – 3500U
GPUAMD Radeon Vega 8
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED-backlit comfyview Display
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

8. Lenovo ThinkPad E14

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Honourable Mention
  • Robust build quality 
  • Decent everyday performance
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life

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.50,000 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:

The Lenovo Thinkpad E14 features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.1 ports
1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x USB Type-C port
1 x HDMI port
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 2.1GHz and turbo boost up to 4.1GHz.

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

If needed, Lenovo provides the option to expand the RAM up to 16GB.

The laptop has Lenovo ThinkPad E14 comes with the integrated Intel UHD graphics which will assist the processor for enhanced graphics performance.

Speaking of storage, the 256GB SSD works well in tandem with the processor to deliver the end-user with a satisfactory computing experience.

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 250 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 decent touch response.

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

Battery Life

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 is 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.50,000 for travellers and students.

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

R

Compact and portable design

R

Included MS Office 2019 software

R

Manual camera shutter lock

Q

No backlit keyboard

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
SSD256 GB
HDD
RAM4GB DDR4
CPUIntel i3 10th generation – 10110U
GPUIntel Integrated UHD
Display14-inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS Display
Battery LifeUp to 7 Hours

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

We have categorized our best picks considering every user’s expectations 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.

Thanks for your time and have a great day ahead!

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