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

by | Nov 13, 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 X509FJOverall Best Pick
2. Acer Nitro 5Runner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo Ideapad 330 Feature Rich Laptop
4. HP Pavilion x360Best 2-in-1 Laptop
5. Dell Inspiron 15 5000value for Money Laptop
6. Acer Aspire 5sHonorable Mention

1. Asus X509FJ

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Overall Best Pick
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Powerful CPU + GPU combination
  • Full HD display

Asus is at it again. The company is trying hard to dethrone HP from the mid-range segment with its Vivobook and X series laptops and the X509FJ 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 and X 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 X509FJ 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 X509FJ is powered beneath the hood by an Intel Core i5 eighth-generation quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz.

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.

The 512GB SSD hard disk is ultra-fast in boot times and app loading resulting in delightful computing experience.

To assist the processor in its graphics duties is a 2GB DDR5 Nvidia MX230 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 two USB 2.0 Type-A port, a Type C USB port and a USB 3.1 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.

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 X509FJ 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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Lightweight and compact

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Robust build quality

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One year onsite warranty

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No-CD/DVD drive

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics2GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce MX230
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 330

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

Lenovo has switched its focus as one of the top smartphone brands in the country 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 have said it before and will continue to say so – Lenovo makes some of the best looking laptops currently in India.

No matter 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 330 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 330 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 but 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 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD TN display.

The visuals are adequately colourful and rich in details and offer a sharper and clearer text and image viewing experience.

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 considerably thick and make the screen look much smaller than its actual size.

Processor and Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels. The Lenovo Ideapad 330 is powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i3 – 8250U processor.

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 a higher clock to ensure smooth performance.

This processor is capable of running almost all the apps available at present with no hiccups. With the 4GB onboard DDR4 RAM, you can easily perform computing tasks much faster than an older generation laptop.

In addition to the 4GB RAM, Lenovo has thrown in a 16GB Optane memory into the mix for better performance.

Optane memory acts as a middle man between the CPU and hard drive on the system, storing most frequently used apps for faster access.

The 16GB Optane memory on this system acts like an SSD, but with a much smaller memory footprint.

The boot and application loading times on this laptop, thanks to the Intel Optane memory is much quicker compared to the rest of the competition.

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 keyboard on this system is backlight enabling to used in darker environments with no external light source.

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 cell, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 can last up to an impressive 6 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 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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Elegant design

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Excellent CPU + GPU combination

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Battery life

Q

The screen needs manual colour calibration

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD1 TB
RAM8GB DDR4+16GB Optane
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530
Battery BackupUp to  6  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD

4. HP Pavilion x360

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Best Convertible Laptop
  • Best for graphic designers
  • A 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 onboard.

Design and Build Quality

The design is the first thing that we have to describe 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 a 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 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 latest tenth-generation Intel Core i3 10110U processor that offers great performance and power efficiency.

The onboard 4GB DDR4 RAM coupled with the superfast 256GB 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 into a tablet mode does offer a 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 colours 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 are 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 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
HDD
RAM4GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 10110U
GraphicsIntel Integrated UHD
Battery BackupUp to 10 Hours
SSD256 GB
Display14-inch Full HD

5. Dell 15 5000

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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 5000 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 5000 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 5000 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 5000 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
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 Quadcore
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 8
Battery BackupUp to 6  Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD

6. Acer Aspire 5s

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Honorable Mention
  • Easy hardware upgradability
  • Dedicated graphics card
  • Rich connectivity options

Acer has been at the forefront of releasing budget laptops laden with useful features and impressive internals for a while.

The Aspire Aspire 5s is one of the mid-range laptops that comes with an eighth-generation Intel processor on board. Let’s dive into more details of this gem without any further ado.

Design and Build Quality

The Aspire Aspire 5s comes with a brushed metal chassis that looks classy. Usually, Acer laptops possess some of the best build quality that you can expect with budget laptops.

The sturdy hinge works so well that there is minimal to almost no friction when lifting the display.

The keyboard is well laid out with sufficient space in between and offers great key travel distance.

There is a lot of room for ventilation on the bottom side of this laptop.

But we are quite sceptical about the effectiveness as when the laptop is placed on a flat surface, there is a chance that the hot air will circulate within the chassis.

The RAM and HDD compartments are placed on the backside and easily swappable with the removal of a single screw.

This means upgradability is not an issue with this laptop.

Processor and Performance

This is the area where the Acer Aspire laptop trumps others on this list to their knees without much effort.

Inside the laptop, there is an Intel Core i5 -8265U processor which is the absolute best you can get in this price bracket.

This four-core processor along with the integrated Intel UHD 620 will fly through almost all the apps effortlessly.

You can even play games with this laptops at medium settings, thanks to the dedicated 2GB DDR5 Nvidia MX250 GPU.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM makes sure that multitasking is a possibility with this mid-range laptop.

The 512GB SSD on this machine is super fast and vastly improves the overall performance of the system.

Display

The Acer Aspire 5s comes equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colours look a bit washed out from a distance but the brightness levels are OK.

We get the fact that Acer had to do some cost-cutting when it decided to include an eighth-generation Intel i5 processor inside.

However, the display looks fine for practical multimedia consumption and casual browsing.

It’s only if you are the one who craves for more details in the visuals, the average quality becomes evident.

Operating System

This Acer Aspire laptop comes with Windows 10 Home on board.

Acer provides all the necessary drivers for the Windows OS and the device is fully compatible with running it.

Battery Life

The Acer Aspire laptop has a 38 Whr Li-ion battery inside which delivers a battery life of about five hours.

The battery charging process is also faster, thanks to the high amperage charger bundled with the device.

Verdict

If easy upgradability and the top of the line processor is your priority, then you should look no further.

For a budget under Rs.40,000, the Acer Aspire 5s is a great purchase.

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Latest eighth-generation processor

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Multi-gesture touchpad

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Full HD display

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Average display

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
HDD
RAM8GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8265U 1.6GHz
Graphics2GB DDR5 Nvidia MX250
Battery BackupUp to 8 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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