Best Refurbished Laptops Under Rs.30,000 (Renewed & Certified )

by | Oct 11, 2019

Refurbished laptops save you a great deal of money when compared to the unboxed laptops. These machines may be just taken out of the box and returned without even powering on by the customer.

A price drop of a couple of thousand rupees because of this very much beneficial for the budget-conscious consumer.

In this article, we bring you the best five refurbished laptops priced under Rs.30,000 so that you can make an informed purchase decision rather than blindly opting for just the price difference.

Best Refurbished Laptops Under Rs.30,000

1. Acer Aspire 3Overall Best Pick
2. Lenovo Thinkpad T450Best Value for Money Laptop
3. HP Elitebook 840 G2Performance Oriented Laptop
4. Dell Latitude E6430Compact Business Laptop
5. Asus F541UAHonorable Mention

1. Acer Aspire 3

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Overall Best Pick
  • Suited for multitasking 
  • A decent HD display
  • Multi-gesture touchpad

Acer has been at the forefront of value for money laptop revolution in the Indian market.

The Acer Aspire 3 comes with powerful internals for those who are looking for a performance-oriented refurbished laptop under a budget of Rs.30,000.

Build Quality and Design

The Acer Aspire 3 laptop is entirely made of plastic but feels solid and strong throughout the entire body.

There is no flex whatsoever, but the device does feel a little bit heavy.

The design of this laptop looks awesome for its asking price.

A great amount of detail has been enforced into the design of this budget laptop.

The large and comfortable keyboard offers an excellent typing experience.

Due to the powerful internals inside, Acer had the foresight of having heating issues and has provided large exhaust vents for cooling down the laptop, resulting in minimal throttling.

Display

This device packs in a large 15.6-inch HD display with an effective resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The colour reproduction and contrast levels of this screen seem to be on par when compared with its competitors in the same price segment.

This display can get decently bright and usage under direct light won’t be much of a problem per se.

The thick bezels around the display might bother you a bit at first but will get used to afterwards.

Processor and Performance

Powering the device is an Intel Core i3 seventh-generation processor clocked at 1.5GHz.

This processor performs great when it comes to graphics-intensive tasks as well as with the causal applications and multitasking.

This laptop comes with 4GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 2133Mhz and is expandable. Coupled together is a traditional 1TB mechanical HDD.

Miscellaneous

The speakers are placed at the bottom of the laptop and will often get muffled due to the covering up of speaker grills. The sound output is loud but the bass is lacking.

All the legacy ports are present and accounted for on this device. There are two USB 2.0 ports, a single USB 3.0 port and an RJ 45 port for connecting the ethernet cable along with an SD card reader.

Battery Life

A 4810 mAh Li-ion battery powers this laptop. The company claims that the laptop can last for about 7 hours on a single charge but take that with a grain of salt.

Verdict

The Acer Aspire 3 can be considered as a performance-oriented entry-level laptop if we consider the budget.

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Genuine Windows 10 OS

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1-year onsite warranty
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Dual stereo speakers

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No USB C

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Storage1TB HDD
RAM4GB DDR4
CPUIntel Core i5 7th gen
GPUIntel integrated graphics
Battery BackupUP to 7 Hours
Display15.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixels

2. Lenovo Thinkpad T450

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Best Value for Money Laptop
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life
  • 256GB SSD
  • Comfortable keyboard

Lenovo Thinkpad series is famed for its durability and performance and comes under the premium business laptop category.

The Lenovo ThinkpadT450 refurbished laptop is priced just below the Rs.30,000 mark and offers you the best business computing experience under an affordable budget.

Design and Build Quality

Aesthetically pleasing design is never the strong forte of Lenovo Thinkpad series laptops.

This laptop has rather a boxy design which is reminiscent of the chunky machines of the past.

There are considerable bezels around the display of this laptop. The hard plastic construction feels extremely durable, This device can withstand abuses without any issues whatsoever.

Display

The Lenovo Thinkpad T450 features a 14-inch HD display with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels.

The display is very detailed and offers good levels of saturation and contrast.

This display has an anti-glare coating over the panel to reduce reflections from the surrounding light sources.

This helps in reducing the strain on your eyes while using the laptop continuously for longer periods.

For business users, this would suffice as the main target is office computing and not media consumption.

Processor and Performance

What powers this refurbishes laptop is an Intel Core i5 fifth-generation processor.

Coupled with the 4GB DDR3 RAM, this machine performs well in everyday tasks such as internet browsing and document editing with ease.

This device from Lenovo packs in a 256GB SSD drive for data storage purposes.

The SSD is significantly faster than conventional HDD and offers faster app loading and boot up times.

Miscellaneous

The keyboard is the most noteworthy features of this laptop. It is still hands down one of the best keyboards in a laptop.

The well-spaced keys with good key travel distance make for effortless and accurate typing experience.

This business laptop features a fingerprint scanner to limit the accessibility to the third party in case you have misplaced your laptop carelessly.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Thinkpad T450 will give you a screen on time of about 6 hours on a single charge with moderate brightness level setting.

Verdict

The Lenovo Thinkpad T450 is a better choice for those who want a refurbished premium business laptop under Rs.30,000.

The durability and smooth performance, thanks to the SSD inside makes this deal well worth it.

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Rugged build

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Smooth everyday performance

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Decent display

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No disk drive

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Storage256 GB SSD
RAM8 GB DDR3
CPUIntel Core i5 5th gen
GPUIntel HD Graphics 5500
Battery BackupUP to 6 Hours
Display14-inch 1600 x 900 pixels

3. HP Elitebook 840 G2

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Performance-Oriented Laptop
  • Best for business use
  • 256GB SSD for faster app loading and boot times
  • Excellent multitasking capability

The Elitebook 840 G2 laptop from HP is a compact and portable machine aimed at office users and business people looking for a laptop that makes productivity a priority instead of just the looks.

This refurbished HP laptop is available for a budget just under Rs.30,000 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The HP Elitebook is by now way the ugliest looking laptop there is. This machine follows the same bland design language of other budget HP laptops.

There isn’t much anything to write much about considering the design. The build quality is very much on par with the other laptops priced similarly.

There are thick bezels around the display, which is to be expected at this price range.

The hinges feel sturdy enough to be durable for hundreds and thousands of lid opening and closing without any issues.

Display

The HP Elitebook 840 G2 comes with a smaller 14-inch display with an effective resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Although the display is not full HD, the smaller size allows it to have better pixel density and hence more detailed images and texts on screen.

The colour accuracy is pretty decent so are the indoor brightness levels.

Processor and Performance

The HP Elitebook comes with an Intel Core i5 fifth generation processor onboard.

This refurbished laptop has a whopping 16GB DDR3 RAM which will make multitasking a smooth affair.

The 240GB SSD further improves the performance to the next level.

This refurbished laptop runs the genuine Windows 10 Pro version which comes with additional security features when compared with the Home edition.

Battery Life

The HP Elitebook 840 G2 lasts for about 4 hours maximum on a single charge.

However, note that these numbers may significantly come down if you are using resource-intensive apps at maximum brightness levels.

Verdict

The HP Elitebook 840 G2 is the best performance-oriented refurbished laptop you can purchase in the Indian market for a budget under Rs.30,000.

16GB RAM and the decent display makes this device one of the best choices in the market.

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Compact and lightweight
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Windows 10 Pro OS

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Gigabit ethernet

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No disk drive

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Storage240 GB SSD
RAM16 GB DDR3
CPUIntel Core i5 5th gen
GPUIntel HD Graphics 5500
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
Display14-inch 1366 x 768 pixels

4. Dell Latitude E6430

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Compact Business Laptop
  • CD/DVD drive present
  • The faster SSD storage medium
  • Genuine Windows 10 Pro OS

Dell is a name that needs no introduction to the people around the world when it comes to laptops and computers.

The Dell Latitude is a business-oriented machine and the E6430 laptop is one of the entry-level Latitude devices which costs around Rs.20,000 for a refurbished model.

Design and Build Quality

The Dell Latitude E6430 combines retro design with modern elements, making it look like one of the good looking laptops in the market.

The fit and finish of this laptop are excellent with care given to even the tiniest detail.

The keyboard of this laptop is very comfortable to type. The keys were well spaced and give good tactile feedback when pressed.

The hinge feels robust while opening and closing the lid of this laptop, ensuring the durability of this device further.

Processor and Performance

This refurbished budget laptop features an Intel Core i7 third-generation processor to power the operating system.

This is a significant upgrade over the past Latitude laptop models. With the 4GB DDR3 RAM and 128GB SSD onboard, this laptop performs smooth and delivers an effortless day to the day computing experience.

The SSD helps in faster device boot up and improved app loading times as well. If you think the storage capacity is too limited, you can swap it for a higher capacity one if you wish so.

Display

The Dell Latitude E6430 has a 14-inch HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Since this is a comparatively smaller display, the pixel density is on par with its competitors and delivers detailed visuals and texts without pixelation.

The brightness levels are decent indoors and the colour accuracy is spot on.

Miscellaneous

This laptop does feature a disk drive for reading and writing data from and on to a physical compact disk.

It also comes with a fingerprint scanner to protect your files from intruders.

Battery Life

The refurbished Dell Latitude E6430 lasts for about 3-4 hours on a single charge.

However, this is purely subjective as the usage scenario and brightness levels vary greatly from person to person.

Verdict

If you are looking for a refurbished laptop under Rs.21,000 with niche features such as SSD and fingerprint scanner, the Dell Latitude E6430 offers you the best value for money deal.

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Rugged build quality

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Easy hardware upgradability

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Comfortable keyboard

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Limited onboard storage capacity

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Storage128 GB SSD
RAM4 GB DDR3
CPUIntel Core i7 3rd gen
GPUIntel integrated graphics
Battery Backup4 Hours
Display14-inch 1366 x 768 pixels

5. Asus F541UA

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Honorable Mention
  • Best for casual/academic use
  • Fast charging support
  • Loud and clear Sonicmaster speakers

Asus is quickly catching up when it comes to the competition in the laptop market with the giants like HP and Dell.

Asus has been a star performer in many of our lists including the premium budget category to the entry-level laptops.

The Asus F541UA listed here is a refurbished laptop priced under Rs.30,000 with bare minimum usage and without any hardware defects.

Build Quality and Design

If you ask us to describe the build quality and design of this laptop in just one word, it would be this – gorgeous!

Yes, the Asus F541UA looks somewhat similar to its premium laptop cousins bearing the Vivobook badge.

The plastic hard shell with metallic brushed design has been our favourite for some time now and the same is present in this laptop as well.

Everything feels great and the fit and finish of the product, in general, are great for the asking price.

Display

The Asus F541UA features a 15.6-inch widescreen HD panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This display is an anti-glare panel that will restrict the light from reflecting off the surface, thereby reducing the stress on your eyes while looking at it.

The visuals and text look sharp and clear and the colour reproduction is also decent.

However, the viewing angles are mediocre and you won’t be able to distinguish between the colours when looked at this display in slight angle change.

Processor and Performance

Inside the stylish AsusF541UA is the Intel Core i3 sixth generation processor clocked at 2.3 GHz.

This device is ideal to be a travel laptop that can handle all the essential productivity tasks such as document editing on the go without any lags.

The 4GB DD4 RAM can be easily upgraded to double the amount that for better multitasking.

There is also the provision to swap the existing 1TB HDD for an SSD to make this laptop perform as great as any other premium laptop out there.

Connectivity

Asus is no miser when it comes to including connectivity options on their laptops. The

Asus F541UA comes with 1 USB 2.0 port, a single USB 3.0 port and a new generation USB C port for faster data transfer speeds.

Remember that USB C ports are still finding its way to budget laptops of other brands when Asus has done it already.

Battery Life

The two cell Lithium-ion battery inside this laptop is generally good and provides battery life up to 6 hours on a single charge.

The 45W charger bundled with the package supports fast charging and will let you juice up the device pretty quickly.

Verdict

The Asus F541UA is one of the best looking laptops around Rs.30,000 price point.

It is compact and lightweight and is the perfect choice for travellers who would prefer taking their files with them and do some casual work on the fly.

Fast charging and the decent HD display aids the laptop in being a perfect media consumption device.

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Thinner and lighter
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Powerful processor

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Elegant design

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Thick screen bezels

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
Storage1TB HDD
RAM4GB DDR4
CPUIntel Core i5 6th gen
GPUIntel Integrated HD 520
Battery Backup4 Hours
Display15.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixels
 

That’s it for this article for the best five refurbished laptops in the Indian market under Rs.30,000.

Look out for this space often as we will update the same if a better deal comes up in between. Thanks for your time and have a great day!

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