Buying new laptop? 5 budget-friendly 2024 models to checkout

Planning to buy a budget-friendly laptop? Here are five devices you may want to check out before making the final call.

    

1. HP 15s 12th Gen Intel Core i5, 15/6 inch (39.6 cm), 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Backlit Kb, (Win 11 Home, Natural Silver, 1.69kg), fq5202TU / fq5329TU 

– Rs 46990       |                 4.0 rating

With a powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, this HP 15s laptop [fq5202TU/fq5329TU] enables smooth multitasking. The Intel Iris Xe graphics elevate your visual experience, ensuring vibrant clarity with stunning visuals. With 8GB RAM and a spacious 512GB SSD, you get ample storage for your files and applications, and can easily expand the storage via the built-in SD or Micro SD card slot. With a long-lasting battery that lasts up to 7.5 hrs on a single charge, the HP fast charge technology keeps you powered and productive throughout the day. With Windows 11 Home, you get to enhance your computing experience. 

hp 15s laptop

Additionally, the back lit keyboard allows for comfortable typing in low light environments. The HP TrueVision HD camera, dual array microphones, and dual speakers enhance your video calls while ensuring crisp and clear audio by reducing background noises. This laptop comes in a beautiful silver design that weighs just 1.69kg. 

    2. HP Laptop 15s, AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, 15.6-inch (39.6 cm), FHD, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Thin & Light, Dual Speakers (Win 11, MSO 2019, Silver, 1.69 kg), eq2143AU            

hp budget friendly laptop

– Rs 31990      |                 4.1 rating

Powered by AMD Ryzen 5300U processor, this HP 15s laptop [eq2143AU] is best for tackling everyday tasks and even light gaming with ease. With the AMD Radeon graphics, designed to accelerate AI-enhanced features in many content creation apps, you can enhance your creativity and workflow performance. 8GB of DDR4, with its higher band-width memory, ensures smooth performance while multi-tasking and switching between applications. The massive, high speed 512GB Solid-State Drive [SSD] provides ample storage for your files, videos, and applications. The built-in SD or Micro SD card slot lets you easily expand your storage at your need. Long lasting battery life up to 8 hours, and the HP fast charge technology keeps you connected throughout the day. With Windows 11 and MS Office 2019, you can maximise your productivity. 

Enjoy an immersive multimedia experience with crisp and clear details of visuals on the 15.6-inch, Full HD display in 1920×1080 resolution. The HP TrueVision HD camera ensures vibrant and lively video chats, even in low light environments, making every conversation a face-to-face experience for a better way to stay in touch. Additionally, the Integrated Multi-Touch Precision touchpad supports four-finger gestures and lets you scroll, zoom and thereby speeds up navigation and productivity. This effortlessly portable laptop weighing just 1.69kg, comes in a natural silver design. 

    3. Lenovo IdeaPad 1 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 15.6″ (39.62cm) FHD Thin & Light Laptop (8GB/512GB SSD/Windows 11/Office 2021/Backlit Keyboard/1Yr Warranty + 1 Yr ADP/Grey/1.6Kg), 82R400BGIN          

lenovo ideapad laptop

  – Rs 35990            |             4.1 rating

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1, with its AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor, known for offering a striking balance between performance and efficiency, tackles daily tasks with ease, making it a great choice for students and everyday use. The ‘U’ designation indicates that it is optimised for thin and light laptops, keeping power consumption low. The 8GB RAM with 512GB SSD ensures enough and more room for your photos, videos, files and applications. With the long-lasting battery up to 7 hours, and the rapid charging technology that gets you 2 hours of runtime after a 15 min charge, get ready to stay connected and productive throughout the day. 

With Windows 11 and MS Office 2021, you can optimise your screen space and maximise your productivity. The 15.6 inch Full HD 1920×1080 micro edge display offers a comfortable and high-quality visual experience with vivid clarity. The HD and Dolby Audio offers richer and clearer sound that helps you get an immersive experience. Additionally, the back lit keyboard allows for comfortable typing in low-light environments. A one-year standard manufacturer warranty is offered along with an additional year of Accidental Damage Protection [ADP]. All this comes in a sleek grey model that weighs just 1.6kg making it highly portable. 

    4. Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 Intel Core i3-1305U 14″ (35.5cm) FHD IPS 300 Nits Thin & Light Laptop (8GB/512GB SSD/Win 11/Office 2021/Alexa Built-in/3 Month Game Pass/Arctic Grey/1.37Kg), 82X60013IN      

lenovo budget friendly laptop

– Rs 41990          |               4.1 rating

The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 with its Intel Core i3-1305U processor enables all the essential features for performance of everyday tasks, allowing multi-tasking; switching between open browser tabs and editing documents, with ease. Along with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD, you can simply insert a SD or Micro SD card and increase your storage capacity according to your needs, ensuring an abundance of storage for all your files and applications. It has a battery life of up to 8 hours keeping you charged and entertained throughout the day. 

Windows 11 along with MS Office 2021 helps enhance user experience. The 14-inch Full HD microedge display of 1920×1080 resolution provides a high-quality and immersive viewing experience. The built-in Alexa, turns your device into a smart device, lets you communicate directly with your personal assistant, and handle your tasks effortlessly. Additionally, you get to enjoy a 3-month subscription of Xbox GamePass Ultimate and get access to a lot of fun games. In a dark arctic grey design, it is thin and light, weighing just 1.37kg, making it very easy to carry around colleges or workstations.

    5. ASUS Vivobook 16X (2022), 16.0-inch (40.64 cms) FHD+ 16:10, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Thin and Laptop (8GB/512GB SSD/Integrated Graphics/Windows 11/Office 2021/Silver/1.80 kg), M1603QA-MB501WS     

asus budget friendly laptop

 – Rs 43990    |                 4.2 rating   

With its AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, the ASUS Vivobook 16X [2022] handles performance of everyday use effortlessly, while its Integrated Graphics handles basic visuals. With a battery lasting up to 7 to 8 hours, the 8GB with 512GB SSD ensures ample storage and also offers an option to get more storage if needed, via inserting a SD or MicroSD card through the card slot. 

Whether it’s for work or for entertainment, immerse yourself with the large 16 inch FHD+ 1920×1200 display with 16:10 aspect ratio. With ASUS SonicMaster technology delivering precise audio encoding and decoding, you are ensured quality sound for video calls and multimedia, while ASUS AI noise-cancelling feature ensures background noise-free video conferencing. While the ASUS ErgoSense keyboard enhances a comfortable typing experience along with increased typing accuracy, you get to enjoy the one-touch login feature with built-in fingerprint sensor on the touchpad. Pre-installed Windows 11 and MS Office 2021 provides all the essential tools for productive user experience.

Additionally, the physical webcam shield ensures users, instant privacy and security control. 3DNR technology, with a unique algorithm, sharpens images and upgrades the webcam image clarity. TUV Rheinland-certified low blue-light levels make sure to reduce eye strain during long viewing sessions. There is ASUS Icecool Thermal technology that keeps the laptop cool and quiet with its upgraded heat pipes and an IceBlade fan. The I/O ports that let you connect to all your existing peripherals easily. Get a clean and sanitary laptop surface with ASUS Antibacterial Guard that inhibits 99% bacterias. It all comes together in a sleek grey design that weighs 1.8kg.