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Best Laptop to buy in 2018 – under Rs. 40000

Scope: INDIAN USERS, MULTI USE LAPTOPS , UNDER 40,000

Last Updated March 2018, for India

Hello folks. Continuing with our weekly updates on the best products and deals especially from the Amazon stable we are happy to bring out our list of the best Laptops available here in India under Rs. 40,000/-, especially the new 2018 , late 2017 releases.

You can take advantage of this review and choose one from these best laptops under the Rs. 40,000 range after looking at the specifications and pros and cons.

1. Acer A515-51G-58GJ / Acer Aspire 5 -A515-51G

Variants and Options: Lets look at 2 variants with somewhat similar specs but difference in processor chip,RAM, OS.
The first one (A515-51G-58GJ) is INTEL CORE I5- 8250U /8TH GEN / 4GB DDR4 RAM / 1TB HDD / 15.6 LED SCREEN / 2GB NVIDIA / DOS ) STEEL GRAY. This has an extra slot available for RAM upgrade (till 12 GB)

The second one (5 -A515-51G) is Core i5 7200u/8GB/1TB/Linux/2 GB Graphics/NVIDIA 940 MX),Black and slightly above the Rs. 40,000 mark but has excellent specs for its price and so is being included.

Acer aspire 5 a515-51g laptop under Rs. 40000
Acer Aspire 5  A 515-51G front view , laptop under Rs. 40000
Pros
– One of the few Laptops with 8th Gen. processor that has just become available.
– 940 MX 2GB is one of the better graphics card for this range which’ll work pretty good for gaming.
Cons
– Weight
– One variant is slightly above the budget but still a good deal.

Overall impression of Acer A515-51G-58GJ / Acer Aspire 5 -A515-51: This one is a sleek model and Acer does provide value in it’s offering. The OS is Linux with the very latest 8th generation chip. The other model comes with the 7th Gen. processor – which is still pretty recent, and has 8 GB Ram instead of 4 GB. So you have flexibility to go with either model. Windows lovers should probably go with the DOS one and install their own Windows. Or check if a variant comes with Windows but that’ll certainly be above the 40 K mark. We are seeing overall good ratings for these Acer Laptops.

Specifications of the Acer A515-51G-58GJ & Acer Aspire 5 -A515-51G laptops available under Rs. 40,000

VARIANT 1 VARIANT 2: Aspire 5 -A515-51G
Screen Size15.60 Inches
Notebook Display TechnologyLED
Screen Resolution1366X768
Item Weight2.1 Kg
Product Dimensions97.8 x 64.8 x 6.4 cm
Item model numberNX.GT1SI.001
ProcessorIntel Core i5 1.60 GHzIntel Core i5 7200u
RAM Size4 GB DDR4 SDRAM8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size1 HDD 5400 rpm eSATA
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 2GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB
Operating SystemDOS

2. ASUS VivoBook Max A541UV | Asus Vivobook X541UA-DM1358T

Variants and Options: You can go with the ASUS VivoBook Max A541UV-DM978T having 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 7100U Processor / 4GB DDR4 / 1TB HDD / 15.6″FHD / NVIDIA GeForce 920MX-2GB DDR3 / With ODD / WIN 10 Home / 2 Year Warranty / Silver Gradient.
Also a cheaper option with NVIDIA 920 MX Graphics and 2nd year Warranty is available. This is : Asus Vivobook X541UA-DM1358T 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-7100U/4 GB DDR4 RAM/1TB HDD/Windows 10/Intel HD graphics 620), Silver. This is perhaps the cheapest in our list. You may need to upgrade the RAM though.

Asus Vivobook A541UV-DM978T is available under Rs. 40000 in 2018
Asus Vivobook A541UV-DM978T  for sale under Rs. 40,000
Pros
– Comes with a 2 Year warranty by default which is a welcome option
– Great graphics with NVIDIA GeForce 920MX 2GB so basic casual gaming possible.
– One of the few full HD Models in this range
Cons
– Base RAM could’ve been 8GB for such a good configuration. But RAM can be expanded in any case, so go for upgrade if required.
– Some reviews report slowness possibly due to MS etc. bloatware or updates requirement. But the specs are not the likely problem.

Overall Impression of ASUS VivoBook Max A541UV-DM978T
ASUS Vivobook is slim and sleek. It looks good and is well under the Rs. 40,000 price range. The 2 years warranty is great confidence builder and the variant considered comes with Windows 10 so that’s good. The Full HD in this, along with 920MX graphics card makes it a perfect laptop for casual + entry level gaming use. You may need to upgrade the RAM though if buying this laptop.

Specifications of the ASUS VivoBook Max A541UV available under Rs. 40,000

Screen Size15.6 Inches
Notebook Display TechnologyLED
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Maximum Display Resolution1080p Full HD
Item Weight2 Kg
Product Dimensions38.2 x 25.1 x 2.8 cm
Item model number90NB0CG3-M20930
ProcessorIntel Core i3 2.40 GHz
RAM Size4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size1 TB HDD 5400 rpm eSATA
Graphics CoprocessorNvidia
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Wattage65 Watts
Operating SystemWindows 10
Lithium Battery Energy Content4.90 Watt Hours

3. Acer Aspire E5-575G-30UG / Acer Aspire E5-575-59FD

Variants and Options:The Aspire E5-575-59FD comes as a 15.6-inch Laptop (7th Gen Core i5-7200U/8GB/1TB/Linux/Integrated Graphics), Black . So this one has Linux as the OS.
On the other hand the E5-575G-30UG is Core i3-6006U 6th Gen /4GB /1TB /Windows 10 /2 GB Graphics

Acer E5-575 laptop under 40K range
Acer E5-575 now available on Amazon
Pros
– A lot of options available – with or without graphics card as well as different OS. You can get at different price points depending on your requirements within the 30 to 40 K range.
– i7 with 8 GB RAM is a processing powerhouse for multi-tasking.
Cons
– Integrated graphics so very basic gaming capabilities (but you can obviously choose the other variant)
– Average sound and average battery 4-5 hours.

Acer Aspire E5-575-59FD vs. Acer Aspire 5 -A515-51G
We’ve already listed another Acer laptop model above so let’s see how these two models compete. The A515-51G is more expensive of the two and has 940 MX graphics whereas the Acer Aspire E5-575-59FD doesn’t. The E5-575-59FD also comes without a DVD drive whereas the other one has it. Both have the i5-7200U processor though. If you wish to get the E5 – 575 with graphics card 2GB, then go for Acer Aspire E5-575G-30UG model which comes with graphic card and Windows but with just 4 GB RAM. You can always upgrade the RAM though.

Specifications of Acer Aspire E5-575 Laptop available under Rs. 40,000

Screen Size15.6 Inches
Maximum Display Resolution1366x768
Item Weight2.23 Kg
Product Dimensions25.9 x 38.2 x 3 cm
Item model numberE5-575G
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5 3.1 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size8 GB DDR4
Hard Drive Size1 TB SATA
Audio DetailsTwo built-in stereo speakers
Graphics CoprocessorIntegrated graphics
Connectivity TypeWi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac ), Bluetooth-V4.1, MIMO technology
Ports1 USB 2.0 , 2 USB 3.0, 1 Audio Out, 1 Ethernet
Optical Drive TypeDVD-RW
Card ReaderSecure Digital card
Operating SystemLinux
Average Battery Life (in hours)8 Hours (41.4 Watt Hours)

4. HP 15 BS145TU

Variants and Options: 8GB RAM, DOS OS | 4GB RAM, Windows 10

HP 15 BS145TU best-selling laptop under Rs. 40000
HP 15 BS145TU laptop is now available under Rs. 40,000
Pros
– Quite high satisfaction scores in review.
– In Best-sellers list
– Variant with latest 8th Gen. Intel chip as well as 8 GB RAM so rocking fast.
– Full HD display.
Cons
– TN Panel, not IPS
– No USB Port C
– Not suitable for gaming as no dedicated graphics card.

Overall impression of the HP 15-BS145TU laptop Offers choices both with Windows 10 and DOS and great configuration in RAM etc. Not meant for gaming really due to lack of graphics card but for multi-use and office use, this is a really good laptop and is already coming in the bestseller’s lists.

Specifications of the HP 15-BS145TU laptop available under Rs. 40,000

Screen Size15.6 Inches
Maximum Display Resolution1920x1080
Item Weight2.1 Kg
Product Dimensions2.4 x 38 x 25.4 cm
Item model numberNotebook - 15-bs145tu
ProcessorIntel Core i5 1.6 GHz
RAM Size8 GB DDR4 ( Max 16 GB)
Hard Drive Size1 TB SATA
Audio DetailsHeadphones, Dual Speakers
Graphics CoprocessorIntel UHD Graphics 620
Connectivity TypeWLAN (802.11bgn) , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Audio-Out
Wattage70 Watts
Optical Drive TypeDVD+R DL
Card ReaderSecure Digital card
Operating SystemFree DOS
Battery41 Watt Hours, 4 Li Cell

5. Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XL0376IN

Variants and Options: 15.6-inch Laptop (7th Gen Core i5-7200U/4GB/1TB/FreeDOS/2GB Graphics), Onyx Black. Another variant comes with Windows 10 Home

Lenovo 320E laptop and variants in the under 40,000 range
Lenovo 320E Laptop specs  and price
Pros
– 920MX NVIDIA 2GB graphics card – makes gaming up to 40fps possible.
– 7th Gen i5
– If finicky about sound then this has Dolby digital clear sound.
Cons
– 8 GB RAM would’ve been better, if you end up installing Window 10.
– Just around or over the 40,000 mark.

Overall impression of the Lenovo Ideapad 320E Laptop
As the specs provide Graphics card option, casual and entry level gaming is very much possible. Sound, Processor Speed and performance is fine. Display is not great but then that is the case with many laptops in this range. Lenovo is generally a reliable brand. This is a decent option to go in for, probably placed in the top 4 in this list.

Specifications of Lenovo Ideapad 320E which is available under Rs. 40,000

Screen Size15.6 Inches
Maximum Display Resolution1366x768
Item Weight2.2 Kg
Product Dimensions37.8 x 26 x 2.3 cm
Item model number80XL0376IN
Processor TypeCore i5 3.1 GHz
RAM Size4 GB DDR4 (maximum 16 GB)
Hard Drive Size1 TB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor2GB NVIDIA Graphics
Connectivity TypeWi-Fi (801.11 AC), Bluetooth-V4
Ports2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Audio Out, 1 Ethernet, 1 Microphone, 1 VGA port
Optical Drive TypeDVD-RW
Card ReaderSecure Digital card
Operating SystemFreeDOS
Lithium Battery Energy Content35 Watt Hours

6. HP 15-BS580TX or BS579TX (2017)

Variants and Options: HP 15-BS580TX 2017 15.6-inch Laptop (6th Gen Core i3-6006U/8GB/1TB/Windows 10 Home/2GB AMD 520 Graphics, MS office H & S 2016 bundled ), Sparkling Black. In BS579TX, there is DOS 2.0 installed instead.

HP15  BS580TX Laptop priced below Rs. 40,000
HP BS 580TX laptop available under 40 K range
Pros
– Comes with Home /Student Office and Windows 10 Bundle.
– Decent Webcam, OK battery
– Reviews indicate decent build quality
– At a good price point if the DOS (BS579TX) is gone for.
Cons
– Not the 7th or 8th Gen. i5 but 6th generation, that too i3
– Bundled OS / Software may come with Bloatware etc.

Overall impression of HP 15-BS580TX or BS579TX laptop
If your laptop needs are not very performance intensive and more of browsing etc. but not heavy software etc. than this could be a good option considering the lower end processing. However for video editing software, software development etc. and other heavy / professional usage we would suggest checking a variant with newer chipset (i5 / i7 7th gen) or the other models.

Specifications of HP 15-BS580TX & HP 15-BS579TX (2017) available under Rs. 40,000

Screen Size15.6 Inches
Maximum Display Resolution1366x768
Item Weight2.1 Kg
Package Dimensions55.2 x 34.1 x 7 cm
Item model number15-BS580TX
Processor TypeCore i3 2 GHz
RAM Size8 GB DDR4, 16 GB supported
Hard Drive Size1 TB 5200 RPM SATA
Speaker DescriptionDual Speakers
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon 520 2GB
Connectivity TypeWi-Fi
Ports1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI
Number of Audio-out Ports1
Card ReaderSecure Digital card
OS and SoftwareWindows 10 Home, MS Office Home and Student 2016
Average Battery Life (in hours)4 Hours (41 Watt Hours)

7. HP 15-AY513TX

Variants and Options: 6th Gen Core i3-6006U/8GB/1TB/DOS/2GB Graphics), Turbo Silver
Note: The BS 579TX is actually like a newer version of this model , so perhaps you may wish to consider going with that instead. However this has been added for sake of completeness.

HP 15 inch AY513TX laptop in the under 40,000 range
HP 15 inch AY513TX laptop is available now
Pros
– Well under the 40 K range
– All the important things – graphics card, storage, 8 GB RAM are there.
Cons
– Newer variants / models with similar specs out now.
– 6th Gen. i3 (little older)
– Sound quality reported to be little low in reviews as well as some OS install issues (Apparently only installs Windows 10 version properly and not lower versions).

Overall impression of the HP 15-AY513TX laptop
A part of the list but not in the top 3-4 contenders. Yes, if you are an HP fan and wanting to save some money while still getting it with graphics card , good RAM AND able to go through pain of Windows installation then you can consider buying this. Else better HP models available in the list.

Specifications of HP 15-AY513TX available under Rs. 40,000

Maximum Display Resolution1366x768
Item Weight2.5 Kg
Product Dimensions53.1 x 31.6 x 6.9 cm
Item model number15-AY513TX
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed2.3 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size8 GB DDR4
Computer Memory TypeGDDR3
Hard Drive Size1 TB eSATA
Audio DetailsHeadphones
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon R5 M430 2 GB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Optical Drive TypeDVD/CD
Card ReaderSecure Digital card
Operating SystemDOS
Lithium Battery Energy Content41 Watt Hours

Laptops we did not consider and why?

We didn’t consider the following laptops which were in this price range (above Rs. 30,000 and below Rs 40,000) : Dell Vostro 3000 , Dell Inspiron 3567 and similar. We found many reviews talking about quality issues, slowness, bloatware issues raised for these models with lower ratings. This is why we have decided to give them a pass.

Do let us know which Laptop you went for finally and how it worked out for you. We will be happy to feature your views and comments on our blog.

How to choose the best laptop under Rs. 40,000 range ?

Well, there is no one specific answer to this because it all depends on how you wish to use and what features are critical to you. For example , if you wish to use the laptop for office and home use as well as some entry level gaming, you may want to go in for one which has a decent entry level graphics card such as the NVIDIA MX 920, MX 940 etc. This will increase the cost slightly. But if it’s mainly office use and portability you will look at battery life as an important specs. Some people still have use for DVD’s , especially for home and educational use so you’d choose a laptop with DVD writer, but then for some it won’t be important and having the latest processor is important.

To talk in general , we’d advice going in for a Laptop with 8 GB RAM – if you’re a heavy user who multi-tasks or browses with very many windows open as well as doing work on MS office etc. We’d also advise going in for the 7th or 8th Gen chips. You may possibly sacrifice the DVD writer if it saves you money unless you have many movie titles on DVD or educational games /kids games etc. you wish to play there.
Keep in mind the cost of OS install if you go with a DOS version because Windows Home edition isn’t cheap.

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  1. Girish March 14, 2018
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