Best Budget Laptops 2018
We are in 2018 and its been a wonderful year so far. Most of the people who wants to buy laptops will go over many factors before rushing to give order for a brand new laptop. If its a student or average user he will definitely think much more when it comes to the budget. In this list we have noted down some of the Best Budget Laptops in 2018 with a medium stack features.
Laptops are crucial things for any person in this digital era, let it be student, freelancers, workers, pretty much every field. Most of the time when a new person goes to buy a laptop, normally the shop owner will look at his purse status and will suggest laptops accordingly with pure profit margin in his mind.
But now that has been changed with the arrival of online ecommerce platforms. However there are thousands of products to choose from even the buyer will get confused with so many technical names and stuff. To help you guys out we will list some of the most purchased and with best reviews of best budget laptops that are available currently.
This list’s budget varies from 27k INR to 50K INR, its listed based on the following factors.
I have intentionally left out HP’s Laptops even though they have some nice and cheaper laptops with great specs because they have been found guilty of installing keylogger in users system without permission. That’s a serious security concern. At first it was reported in May 2017 (link here) and then again in December 2017 (link here). In a single year 2 times they have accidentally (according to their official sources) put keyloggers in.
So without using HP’s products i have used some of the main streamers and competitors in the field now to build up the list Best Budget Laptops in 2018. Acer is making some serious competition in medium budget systems as well.
The Best Budget Laptops in this list is idle for the following situations and persons. Engineering student, Normal Students, Beginner Graphics Designer, Developer etc… These laptops will support most of the Adobe Suite (I have personally tested Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator – All CC versions 2016 without any lag, one at a time.) That being said without further ado – let’s begin.
I have also created a video explaining and showcasing the build quality of these laptops and you can watch it here.
We will start the list from the most expensive ones and will move downwards.
Acer Swift 3 is one of the most clean looking and professional laptop from Acer which closely resembles to the MAC. So if you don’t have enough money to buy a MAC then this is your best bet. Also its weight is very less, weighing around 1.5 Kg (The lightest in this list). It can be rotated in a 180° fashion and provides a Full HD display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Price: ~50K INR
With this specs and build quality 50K INR is not much. This is the best laptop within this range. The only problem i heard is that for some people the brightness may seem little less when in outdoor. Other than that all reviews are outstanding.
Lenovo Ideapad 320S is also nice looking and greatly finished laptop with lesser processing power and instead of SSD it uses an HDD with 5400 RPM. The power button is integrated within the keyboard which will take some time to get used to. It offers a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which is most common for all day to day laptops. It can be rotated in a 180° fashion.
Price: ~38K INR
Harmann powered speakers provide an awesome sound effect when watching movies and songs. Also this is one of the best budget laptop for getting your hands on if you are engineering student who plans on getting his project and part time works done.
The Second entry of Acer in this list with lesser price than the previous one. It weighs around 2.2 Kg. It has one of the latest generation i5 processor that is currently available. Instead of an SSD, Acer Aspire 5 uses a 1 TB HDD with 5400 RPM. Its display resolution is 1366 x 768 px. It can be rotated in a 180º fashion. The power button is integrated with the keyboard.
Price: ~38K INR
This is one of the best buy in the entire list considering it being the latest entry with the 8th generation processor of Intel i5 series. This will support some of the heavy gamings and graphics works as well smoothly.
Currently Asus is building some of the cheaper laptops that are available in the market but they are well known for their High end gaming laptop and motherboard series ROG (Republic of Gamers). Yes, you heard that right – Asus has taken a sub brand name out of a gamers group and now continues to stay in the top 10.
The Vivobook Max has a 1 TB HDD with 5400 RPM instead of a SSD and offers a 1920 x 1080 pixel graphics with the help of Nvidia’s Geforce 920MX – 2GB Graphics Card.
Price: ~36K INR
With the GDDR3 – 2GB graphics card this laptop can provide you very much advantage in graphics designing, detailing and gaming. This is a goto laptop for any of the budding gamers who dont have a lumpsome amount of money so that you can just begin and then later mover onto higher end laptops.
This is the cheapest laptop in this list. Even though it is the cheapest, still it offers some some pretty decent performance for a best budget laptop. It comes with Ubuntu by default. It uses a 1 TB HDD with 5400 RPM instead of a SSD and offers a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
Price: ~27K INR
Most people are going to say this is the best budget laptop in this list and i am gonna say “yea, sure”. Except for the fact is that integrated graphics is the 520 version which is 2 versions less than the current version (620 and UHD 620). If you don’t want to do some heavy photoshop or other graphics works then this will be just fine.
During the creation of the list, i didn’t come across this, thats why it is here as a bonus. Even though it offers a 6th gen Intel processor which is 2 Gen older by now at the price provided this is a good buy. But if you plan on using this for a long time – then maybe not.
It has a 15.6″ screen weighing a total of 2.23 Kg and has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It uses a 1 TB HDD with 5400 RPM instead of a SSD.
Price: ~45K INR
Even though the price is much higher, i still think its a good buy. I am recommending this one because i have personally used this for 6 months and found no problem at all. But hey, now there are laptops with 2 Generations newer processors are out there with lower price without graphics card. Let’s go buy that. It’s completely up to you.
This concludes the list with 5 best budget laptops and one additional bonus in case you are interested and let me know which of them are you going to buy and if you think any laptop didn’t make the list, let me hear it out in the comments. Please do visit my youtube channel where i have updated some nice tech info’s along with the video review of these 5+1 laptops.
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