As smartphones, laptops have become very important in today’s life because we are dependent on most of our work. The days has gone, when people used to buy assembled desktops. Assembling desktops is easy to buy a budget laptop, as well as affordable. The advantages are very clear. Laptops do not take much space so you do not have to make room for laptops in your house. The second thing is that you can keep the laptop in the backpack and take it anywhere. Before buying a laptop, you should look at your personal needs and think about what you are purchasing a new laptop and how you will use it.
Why buy laptops in less than Rs 20,000?
Not everyone needed laptops to run high-end PC games. Sometimes a basic laptop is needed to run Word, Excel, Skype Call or other office applications or to watch movies or TV shows. Students living in the hostel require a basic computer for their assignments and projects for which a budget laptop should fulfill.
Occasionally you may need a second computer in the house for your kids. Today’s budget laptops are often good for basic photo editing, which you can not always easily do in your tablet or smartphone.
Best Laptops Under Rs 20,000
Asus VivoBook X540MA
Vivobook X540 MA laptop is based on the Intel Celeron N4000 CPU and comes with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive. The selection of USB port in this laptop has been done well, although all have been placed aside, which are very close to each other. In this case, if you are using a USB device with a plug, which is larger than normal, then it can block the accompanying port.
You get a DVD drive in this model, it is useful for you when you need to back up. This laptop is a bit heavy. The plastic and color schemes give it a little cheaper look. Performance is also slow, watching displays of HD display are also weak. Its battery life is also not good and approximately 18,990 plus many better options are available.
This Asus brand laptop is available at Rs. 12,990. The old Intel Celeron EN 3350 CPU is used, but its compact size can be liked by most people. It is slim and light and it also has a USB Type-C port which can not be seen in this segment. The 11.6-inch display is not very big, but at least HD resolution in this size is not very low.
The biggest problem is the laptop’s storage. For Windows and your application, only 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 32 GB eMMC flash memory is not enough. Windows boots are fast but we did not see many things running during the test because the storage was causing the problem. If you are going to use a web-based application or you do most of your work on the browser, then this should not be a big problem for you. The Asus E203N has a MicroSD card slot that lets you increase the storage if you need it.
HP Notebook 15-Bs589TU
While writing this article the price of HP Notebook 15-BS 589 TU was around 19,789 rupees. We could not test this laptop but at this price you will find Intel Pentium N3710 Quad-Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, DVD Writer, three USB ports, HDMI and LAN port in this laptop. It comes with HD webcam and 41WHr battery.
iBall Compbook Premio v2.0
The computing premiere version 2.0 has a strong Intel Pentium N4200 CPU and comes with 4 GB RAM. It’s light and portable, as well as it comes with Windows 10. Its battery life is also good. It is available at Rs. 17,235, 32 GB is very low for onboard flash storage applications and files. As we mentioned in our review, we found that the plastic body folds easily. The display panel is also not very good. Battery life on the other hand is quite good.
iBall Compbook Marvel 6
The price of iBall Compbook Marvel 6 is around Rs 11,990. At this price you get full HD 14-inch display, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. Storage may be a problem for you if you store many files.
The CPU is good for basic tasks but still a little weak compared to other options. Body and trackpad are not strong, but there is a compartment on the bottom of this laptop where you can add a 2.5-inch hard drive. Like the CompuPro Premio version 2.0, its battery life is also good.