Best Laptops Under Rs.40,000 in India

If you walk into a store to purchase a laptop without a set budget in mind, you will be confused. There are”N” number of laptops featuring extraordinary features that you’ll have to give up. Processors, RAM and graphics cards…there is so much to know. If you are looking for mid-range laptops under 40,000 Rupees, this guide will help you choose the best in the market today. If your budget is 50,000 Rupees, there’s another guide here and another for budget under 25,000 Rupees. All the best. Here are the best laptops under Rs.40,000 in India today.

1. HP 240 G4 Price: Rs 33,490

The new HP 240 G4 is one of the best daily use laptop launched in the Indian market below the price range of Rs.40,000. The laptop features a 14-inch screen, Intel Core i3-5005U with Intel HD Graphics 5500. The screen display is decent and offers a wide array of effervescent colors which in turn gives the users a pleasant viewing experience. The weight of this laptop is nearly 3kgs which is easy enough to carry to work on a regular basis. The look and feel of the laptop are very sleek and elegant. The hardware is carefully chosen in such a way that the laptop gives a well-built feel. The 4GB RAM makes the processing speed faster and the integrated graphic card allows the user to play high-quality 3D video games.  Most importantly, the laptop works seamlessly while juggling between multiple programs. I would definitely vouch for this one as an everyday use laptop.

  • CPU –  Intel Core i3-5005U
  • Memory & storage -4GB RAM
  • Display – 14 inches HD display
  • Graphics – Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Battery – 3-cell, 40 WHr or 47 WHr

 Pros –  The design of this laptop is liked by the users. It is more like a notebook with a sleek and professional make. The black color adds more beauty to it. Also, the connectivity options are plenty for this laptop.  It is equipped with a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port to connect to a wired device, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN to connect to a Wi-Fi network and a Bluetooth v4.0 driver that allows other Bluetooth devices to be connected to the notebook.

Cons – The biggest disadvantage for this laptop is that it does not come with an operating system. Hence, it leaves the user to buy an OS after the purchase.

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2. ASUS A555 LF Price: Rs 37,399

I owned an ASUS laptop for about 6 years and it worked amazingly well. Of course, ASUS is not a stranger to the laptop world. They are the manufacturer of the motherboard. The ASUS A555 LF is the new launch of A series from this Taiwanese company. The A555 LF presents a very pleasing aesthetics and a high-quality performance which is appreciated by many users. Also, the chiclet style keypad is really good and comfortable for typing. There is a set of a full sized numeric pad and the champagne tone for the palm rest is stunning. This laptop is primarily used for office and other daily purposes.  ASUS A555 L4 is powered by Intel Core i5-5200U which is a dual-core CPU with speeds of up to 2.7 GHz. The i5 generation is supposed to be the most powerful processors and helps in a faster performance than the previous versions of ASUS laptop. The Nvidia GeForce 930M graphics card also give its users an exemplary gaming arena. Also, it comes with its own 2GB memory which is an added advantage.

  • CPU – Intel Core i5 5200U Processor, ~ 2.7 GHz
  • Memory & storage – DDR3 MHz SDRAM, OnBoard Memory 4 GB / 8 GB
  • Graphics Card – Nvidia GeForce 930M
  • Display – 15 inches
  • Battery – 2 cell lithium polymer – 36 hours

 Pros – The brighter side of this laptop is its design aesthetics. The user friendly keyboard is a boon. Also, the speaker sets are decent enough.

Cons -The non-HD webcam is very disappointing. This would be a hindrance to the video chatting experience. Also, the plastic make of the laptop is a little bit flimsy at times. The battery life is too low and I wish ASUS could have added an extra buck to put in a heavy battery.

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3. HP X2 210 Detachable PC Price: Rs 37,296

HP laptops are reliable and user-friendly. Here is HP’s new and innovative design nicely fitting your budget – HP X2 210 detachable PC. Wow, you can actually detach the silver-gray case. It is super flexible and comfortable to use. HP has given a 10.1 inches touchscreen display with a normal resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The users have opined that the brightness and contrast are decent enough but it could have been made better. This laptop can be used more than a usual office laptop. It has the more outdoorsy look and aesthetics. Hence, the brightness could have been more which is good enough for the user to read the screen comfortably. The HP X2 210 features Atom X5 Z8300 quad-core processor which is ideal for simple office and everyday use.

  • CPU –  Intel Atom x5-Z8300
  • Memory & storage -4GB LPDDR3
  • Display – 10.1-inch
  • Graphics – Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Battery – 33 Whrs Li-ion Polymer

 Pros – The IPS panel included in this system allows the user to read at any viewing angle. This is very useful especially with such flexible laptops where the users can place the screen at any angle they want.

Cons – The display backlight in the screen flickers at a brightness setting of 60 % and below. The flickering may cause eye strain and headaches if used extensively. Not good for gaming as the performance is slightly lower than HP 240 G4.

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4. Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Price: Rs 40,890

Yet another convertible form in a very affordable price. Yes! it is the new Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series laptop with colorful variants, budget friendly and 360 degrees viewing angle. Planning to go back to school? Then this notebook is an ideal purchase for you. There are plenty of 360-degree hinge laptops in the market, but not all can be very affordable. The price ranges from Rs.35,000 to even Rs.1 lakh. But there is something charming in the Dell Inspiron 11. This features an 11-inch display which is pretty good for a notebook size and can be placed in the form of a tent, tablet, stand and like a standard laptop without any performance issues. It works really well and convincing in all the forms. This is a Windows machine and allows browsing through multiple windows by simply swiping the screen from one to the other. The users have also appreciated the keypads and how the keys are punchy. Should you buy it or not? My verdict would be that this is definitely something you can try out if you like the convertible notebooks. Lenovo Yoga is one such laptop but I can not compare it with the price of Dell Inspiron 11. This is cheaper and if you are a student who is looking for a multi-purpose laptop, this is the one which would fit your bill.

  • CPU – 6th Gen. Intel Core M3-6Y30
  • Memory & storage – 4 GB DDR3L
  • Display – 11.6 inche
  • Graphics – Intel HD Graphics
  • Battery – 2-cell 32 WHr

 Pros –  The laptop features good battery life. This allows the users to work on them for a longer time and even without any heating of the CPU. Another biggest advantage of this laptop is that it is just 1.5kgs and good enough to keep in your office bags along with other stuff.

Cons – Where is this laptops failing? This notebook fails in terms of its display screen. The screen is only 11 inch in size and the brightness is not good enough while you use it outdoors. Your eyes can get stressed out a little while the tablet is placed on a tent mode. I am not saying that the resolution is bad enough but it is not something great, though.

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5. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Price: Rs 38,900

When you feel as if you are holding a device as delicate as the feather in your hands. Then be sure that it is Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air. This is an exemplary piece of work from the Chinese laptop manufacturer. Most importantly, it is well within our budget. I was looking for a lightweight laptop with an elegant design for my readers and that is when I saw the Mi Notebook Air advertisement. This is a very compact device with delicate and sleek display size. Macbook Air is the biggest competitor for Mi Notebook Air but it is said that the hardware configurations in a MacBook Air are slightly weaker. Moving on to the design and other software aspects of this notebook. The keypad installed in Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is a six-row chiclet style keypad which is pretty comfortable to use. Of course, the keypad is slightly less wide than the usual keypad size. The click pad area is made of glass with an excellent gliding quality.

  • CPU -2 GHz Intel Core i3-5005U with Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Memory & storage – 8 GB DDR3
  • Display – 15.6 inches
  • Graphics – I2 GB
  • Battery – 4-cell Li-Ion

 Pros – The viewing angles are outstanding and the brightness is not an hindrance at some extreme viewing angles. This is great because you tend to keep the screen in all possible angles expecially when the laptop is of lightweight.

Cons – This is not a device for hardcore gamers. The Nvidia Geforce 940 MX is good enough for casual gamers and not a good bet for heavy 3d games.

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6. Lenovo Flex 2-14 D Price: Rs 33,471

Lenovo’s flex 2 is the successor of flex series. Now, this is yet another flexible mode notebook. I had reviewed about Lenovo’s Yoga in the previous serious of laptops under Rs.50,000. But Yoga was a high-end device for some buyers and that is why I decided to incorporate the budget friendly flexi mode notebook from Lenovo. Also, Yoga can be used in different ways whereas Flex 2 does not bend up to 360 degrees but can turn up to 300 degrees. The laptops weigh up to 2 kgs and can not be categorized as a lightweight laptop. For a mid-range laptops, Lenovo offers a plethora of applications, good screen quality, amazing processing system. This will definitely be a good buy for you.

  • CPU – 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor,Windows 8.1 64
  • Memory & storage – Up to 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
  • Display – 13.5 inches
  • Graphics – Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Battery -Up to 6 hours WiFi browsing

 Pros – The Lenovo bundles additional software like Lenovo Cloud, Storage, Phone Companion, Cameraman, Photo Master, Lenovo Companion, and VeriFace Pro, Cyberlink PhotoDirector, and PowerDirector.The phone companion is an excellent application that allows the user to connect the laptop to the mobile phone letting you access the calls, messages, emails etc.

Cons – The laptop display and outside panel is too glossy and it is difficult to hold.

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7. HP Pavilion X360 Price: Rs 30,599

Having reviewed about Lenovo Yoga series and Dell Inspiron 5000 series, I don’t feel a huge leap of difference in the HP Pavilion X360. 2014 was the year of Yoga-like laptops. That’s right, HP Pavilion is yet another flexible mode laptop. But of course, it is a bit bulkier (using it as a tablet will be quite not possible) but less expensive (way below the budget) than the Yoga series. Having said about the weight of the HP X360, the laptop weighs around 1.5 kgs which are just 0.4 kgs lower than the Macbook Air. So, holding the laptop as a tablet in one hand would be awkward. But the brighter side is that this device is best for those who are looking for a single system for work as well as play.  Also, when you spend Rs.40,000 you definitely would want your laptop to have an elegant look right? Yes, HP X360 has the sleekest and phenomenal design.

  • CPU – 6th generation Intel processor, Windows 10 Home
  • Memory & storage – 4 GB DDR3L, upto 16 GB RAM
  • Display – 11.6 inches
  • Graphics – Intel HD Graphics
  • Battery -3 Cell, 41 Whrs Li-ion

 Pros – The best hybrid laptop from HP X360. It maneuvers really easily and the best part is that at this price you can buy a flexible laptop with decent ports for an ultraportable PC.

Cons – The battery life in the X360 is just average. It lasts for about 4 hours while streaming HD videos. The display is a bit sluggish especially when you can play around with the display screen. This affects the viewing angle.

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8. HP 15-Ay008TX Price: Rs 36,263.52

HP 15-ay008TX laptop has 15.6 inches display screen which is perfect for daily and office uses. The processor installed in this laptop is the intel Core i5-6200U which clocks a speed of up to 2.3GHz each time the laptop is turned on. This is also paired with 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. The turbo silver is one of the popular color options along with several others like black, white etc. This is a perfect laptop to buy which is loaded with features, powerful processor and very good storage. This is a classy looking laptop for your workspace.

  • CPU – Intel Core i5- 6200U
  • Memory & storage – 4 GB  DDR4
  • Display -15.6 inches
  • Graphic – AMD Radeon R5 M430
  • Battery – 4 cell lithium ion

 Pros – It works very fast as lightning becasue of the 1 TB memory. There is no lagging or performance issues. This is a good laptop for gaming too because of its GT940M GPU.

Cons – The build quality can be made better. It has a slight plastic feel near the frame.

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The list can go on and on. But I have chosen the best 8 Laptops which would suffice your needs. I would vote for Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air since it is light and very easy to handle. I would totally go for this one since this is slightly similar to MacBook Air. And if there are any fans of Lenovo Yoga from my previous blog but budget constraints are stopping them from buying. We have Lenovo Flex 2-14 D and Dell Inspiron 3000 for a much lower price. Moreover, at this price range these are apt for everyday use plus a little bit of gaming experience. The list is all yours to help you to make a wise decision. I am sure you will not be disappointed with the above listed laptops. If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to write in the comment section below.

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Mani Karthik

Hi, Mani Karthik here. Having lived in USA, India & Middle East, and worked for big MNC's to startups, I have a lot to share with you. My aim is to help people, by sharing everything I've learned in life. This blog is read today, by more than 200K people world over! I'm basically from Kochi, Kerala and spend my time between Los Angeles and India. Here's my full story. Connect with me on FacebookInstagram, Twitter or WhatsApp (+001-408-489-4785). :)

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