Compact, versatile and contemporary, laptops are the best tools for doing serious work or play at home, and on the road. Whether it is the office-goer, the homemaker, or student, laptops have become an integral part of our lives. Yes, standalone tablets and smart phones have found their way into the market, but nothing can replace the popularity of a laptop for nothing works better when it comes to typing a research paper, or watching videos or gaming.
The modern laptop comes with many variations and with staggering differences in price, features and performance. If you are planning on purchasing a pc, we will first go through a very short but comprehensive guideline about the factors to be taken into consideration while buying a laptop:
- Size matters: Even laptops come in various sizes, ranging from 11 inches to 17 inches. Choose a size that best suits your purpose. The smallest would be most suitable for those who travel a lot, though the keyboard as well as the screen may be a little cramped. 15 to 17 inches laptops are best used as desktops because of their weight factor. The best for portability as well as usability is the 13-14inches version.
- The main components that you need to keep an eye on for optimum features are CPU, RAM, Flash Caches, SSDs (Solid State Drives), Display, Touch Screen, and Graphic Chips.
- Battery life is of utmost importance in any laptop. You must select one which will give you a minimum of 6 hours of battery life, with 7-plus hours being ideal.
- Company Matters: While keeping within your budget you must choose a reliable company. Accurate and timely technical support is paramount.
There are quite a few laptop models available for less than INR 30,000 today. Yes, there may be a restriction in the variance of internal components, and performance, they are still value for money. These entry level laptops come in varied shapes and sizes, with or without additional features that make them attractive for certain use case scenarios. As of September 2015, the following laptops are available for less than INR 30,000.
Available for INR 27, 990, this laptop has the 5th Gen Processor and features like 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB -5400 RPM Hard Disk, 15.6 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels display, and HD5500. Weighing 2.19 kg, this model is indeed value for money.
Priced at INR 28,500, this laptop has the 4th Gen Processor and features like 4GB DDR3 RAM and 1TB -5400 RPM Hard Disk. It comes with a 15.6 inch HD4400 screen with 1366 x 768 Pixels display. You’ll be able to play basic online games, surf the Web, type out documents and chat with friends. With a weight of 2.14 kg, the laptop is easy to carry around.
Available at INR 28,990, this laptop is perfect for students who rely on flexibility and reliability. The features include a 4th gen processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Disk, 14 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels display, and HD 4400. The added advantage of Windows 8.1 and the perfect size makes this laptop a rage with the students.
Priced at 27,990, this laptop comes with a 4th gen processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Disk, 15.6 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels display, HD 4400, and 4cell battery. User friendly, this laptop is very much in the game.
Lenovo G50 70
Priced at INR 27,790, the laptop has the 4th Gen Processor and features like 4GB DDR3 RAM AND 1TB -5400 RPM Hard Disk. It comes with a 15.6 inch HD4400 screen with 1366 x 768 Pixels display. You’ll be able to play basic online games, surf the Web, type out documents and chat with friends. The weight of 2.5 kg and a 4 cell battery makes it perfect for the students who are always on the move.
Lenovo G50 80
Available for INR 26,990, the features include 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB -5400 RPM Hard Disk, 15.6 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels display, HD4400, Free DOS. Weighing 2.5kg, this laptop comes with a 4 cell battery. This 4th Gen Processor is one of the best available in the market.
HP 240 G3
Priced at INR 27,500, the laptop includes a 5th Gen Processor, and 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB -5400 RPM Hard Disk, 14 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels display, and HD 5500. Weighing only 2 kg, the size is perfect though the 500 GB memory is a major negative.
Dell Vostro 14 V3446
Available for Rs 29,690, the laptop has an excellent graphics card among features like 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB -5400 RPM Hard Disk, 14 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels display, NVIDIA 820M 2GB DDR3, and Ubuntu.
Dell Vostro 3546
With a 4th Gen Processor and an excellent Graphics card, this laptop is priced at INR 26,980. The other features include 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB -5400 RPM Hard Disk, 15.6 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels display, HD 4400, and Ubuntu. The only con in this laptop is the hard disk.
Perhaps priced the lowest at INR 24,490, the only drawback of this laptop is a weak hard disk. The other features include 2.1GHz Intel Core i3 5010U ( 5th gen), 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB -5400 RPM Hard Disk, 15.6 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels display, HD 5500, and DOS. Weighing 2.23kg, this laptop has a 4 cell battery.
The aforesaid laptops may not fulfil your desire to play Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on the move, but you will get most of the other things for which you need a laptop. Also not many come with the Windows operating system but few of them do. So, happy shopping for that perfect laptop that is within your budget. Cheers.