Best Laptops Under Rs.50,000

by | Jan 16, 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 indepth 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. Lenovo Ideapad 330Overall Best Pick
2. Lenovo Ideapad 330Runner-Up Pick
3. HP Pavilion x360Best Convertible Laptop
4. Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Best Laptop for Students
5. Acer Swift 3 SF315-41Best Linux Laptop

1. Asus X507UF

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Overall Best pick
  • Snappier and responsive casual laptop
  • Easy hardware upgradability
  • Supports Asus fast charging

Asus is at it again.

The company is trying hard to dethrone HP from the midrange segment with its Vivobook series and the X507UF 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 X507UF 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 really 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.

Performance

The Asus X507UF is powered beneath the hood by an eighth generation Core i5 processor.

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 2GB DDR5 Nvidia MX130 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

Odd enough, this Asus laptop doesn’t feature a USB Type C port which is very much unfortunate for those who are looking for cutting edge connectivity options.

There is USB 3.0 Type A port and 2 legacy USB 2.0 port 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.

The trackpad is sufficiently large and supports gestures. Windows precision drivers work really 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 X507UF is a budget laptop that does well when it comes to causal 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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Aesthetically pleasing design

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Thin display bezels

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Powerful processor

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No USB C

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No backlit keyboard

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics2 GB DDR5 MX130
Battery BackupUp to  6 Hours
 SSD
Display15.6-inch full HD

2. Lenovo IdeaPad 330

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor and GPU

Lenovo has switched its one of the primary roles in the country as a smartphone manufacturer to one of the best laptop brands in the country offering some excellent devices for the customers.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is a feature rich laptop that is priced well under an affordable budget for those who are looking for a device that is capable of satisfying their performance index.

Design and build quality

We’ve said it before and will continue to say so – that Lenovo makes one 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 of an ace when it comes to the design.

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

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

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

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 features a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixels TN display.

Even though the display is not a full HD one, 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 is thicker and is definitely an eye sore to the rest of the elegantly crafted build.

Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels.

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 is powered by a newer eighth 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 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 a older generation laptop.

Accompanying the processor is a 2GB DDR5 dedicated Nvidia MX150 graphics card. This makes this 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, a USB C port and the regular HDMI and card reader slots.

The dual speakers on this laptop is certified by Dolby and gives 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 cell, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 can last up to an impressive 6 hours on a single charge.

Thanks to the non full HD display, the processor has to push only a fewer pixels on to the screen resulting in these numbers.

Verdict

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

Barring from the lack of a full HD display, this laptop stands second to none on this list.

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

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Elegant design

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Excellent CPU + GPU combination

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Battery life

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Lacks a full HD display

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Thick bezels around the screen

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics2 GB Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours, 4Cell
SSD
Display15.6-inch HD Antiglare TN display

3. HP Pavilion x360

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

Pavilion series is HP’s mid-range laptop lineup comparable with the Asus Vivobook series.

The all new HP Pavilion x360 is a semi-convertible laptop with lots of exciting features on board.

Design and build quality

The design is the first thing that we have to describe about this laptop.

The HP Pavilion x360 is probably one of the best looking laptops we’ve seen this year in the Indian market.

The fit and finish looks extremely premium and is very much pleasing to the eyes.

The hinges are of top notch quality that can swivel up to 360 degrees without any inhibitions.

We’ve already mentioned this laptop as a semi-convertible device.

Why because the screen can’t be actually detached from the keyboard.

Instead the screen swivels around and locks in place making this device perform just like a tablet.

Performance

What powers this beautiful piece of machine inside is the Intel Core i3 8130U processor that offers great performance and power efficiency.

The onboard 4GB DDR4 RAM coupled with a meagre 8GB SSD does offer enhanced performance to this laptop when compared with other competitors in this list.

If you’re a graphic designer or even a college goer, having the option to swivel the screen in to a tablet mode does offer great advantage.

Display

Being a 14-inch touchscreen, the tablet mode switches off the keyboard and lets you deal with the device via touch-only mode.

The full HD display is vibrant and offers punchy colors and good contrast ratio.

Being a slightly smaller display allows the pixel density to be on the higher side making texts and visuals look sharper and detailed.

The bezels around the screen is minimal and this gives the front of the device a seamless feel just like the Dell XPS.

Miscellaneous

The HP Pavilion x360 comes with the latest USB 3.1 and USB 3.1 type C port for faster data transfer speeds.

HP is including an inking pen with the box contents so that graphic designers can utilize the touchscreen real estate to the fullest.

From a student’s viewpoint, the laptop comes with Windows 10 Home and packs a full fledged lifetime version of MS Office 2016.

Battery

Last but not least, the battery life on this semi-convertible laptop is excellent.

It lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge with moderate brightness.

Verdict

Summarizing this post, the HP Pavilion x360 is definitely a great choice for graphic designers and students alike for a price under Rs.50,000.

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Elegant design

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Compact and lightweight

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Touchscreen

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Non-detachable Keyboard

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 8th Gen, 8130U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to  9  Hours
SSD8 GB
Display14-inch Full HD LED ( 1920x1080 pixel) Backlit IPS Multi Touch

4. Dell Inspiron 15 3000

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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 brand 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 3000 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 off 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 2.13Kg. This is due to the fact that 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 the Intel Core i5 8250U 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 Intel Integrated UHD 620 GPU is much more powerful than the previous generation and can easily handle light to medium gaming as well as other graphics-intensive tasks.

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

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

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 3000 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 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 3000 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 3000 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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Expandable memory

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Full HD Display

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Waves MaxxAudio Pro tuned speakers

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
GraphicsIntell UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to 6  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD

5. Acer Swift 3 SF315-41

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Best Linux Laptop
  • Powerful processor aids in smooth multitasking
  • Hardware upgradability is a big plus
  • Best laptop for secure file storage

Acer Swift 3 is the company’s first budget laptop in the Indian market featuring the much acclaimed AMD Ryzen mobile processors.

Priced competently as a laptop under Rs.50,000, the Acer Swift 3 SF313-41 outperforms it’s Intel counterparts in the same price range by a huge margin.

Design and Build Quality

The Acer Swift 3 SF313-41 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

The most interesting aspect of this device is the AMD Ryzen mobile processor inside.

This device is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 Quad-core processor with a base clock of 2GHz.

This processor performs much better than the Intel U series processors priced at the similar category.

If you are interested you can read our article about the comparison between Intel and AMD mobile processors.

Featuring a single 8GB DDR4 RAM, one of the main gripes with this device is the lack of RAM expandability.

Multitasking is an important factor for a programmer to enhance his/her productivity.

Even with the single 8GB RAM module, the Ryzen processor handles this so efficiently that you’d be pleasantly surprised.

Programs like Android Studio runs butter smooth. For coders tinkering with android app development, the Acer Swift 3 SF313-41 might be the right budget choice, if not the best.

The integrated Vega graphics is clocked higher than the Intel integrated graphics counterpart and performs much faster.

Display

The display on this device is a 1080p 15.6-inch panel with average brightness and viewing angles.

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

Most programmers work late at night. Having a backlit keyboard is an essential feature for such people on their laptop.

This laptop features one and this 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 Acer Swift 3 is a Linux based budget laptop that is powered by a Ryzen 5 mobile processor inside.

This processor inside this laptop is very powerful for such tasks and has even trumped the Intel counterparts in multithreaded performance.

If you are looking for an out of the box Linux laptop under Rs.50,000, this is it.

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Powerful Ryzen 5 mobile processor from AMD

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Fingerprint sensor for added security

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Backlit keyboard

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Stuck with 8GB of RAM, No expandability

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Average display

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No RJ 45 ethernet port

Specifications

Operating SystemLinux
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 Quadcore
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 8
Battery Backup4-cell 3320 mAh
SSD
Display15.6-inch

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 checkout our buying suggestions for laptops priced on different budgets as well.

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