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Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in India for July 2021

Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition
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Are you looking for the best laptops under Rs 40,000 for your office work or one for your kids’ online classes? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We have compiled a fresh list of laptops that are worth spending your money on in the sub Rs 40,000 segment in India currently. 

A laptop has become a must-have household gadget as the work from home and learn from home lifestyles are going mainstream. For most buyers, the sub Rs 40,000 segment seems to be a sweet spot as it can provide a decent experience without breaking the bank.

Best laptops under Rs 40,000

1. Acer Aspire 5

2. Dell Inspiron 3501

3. HP 255 G8

4. ASUS VivoBook Ultra 14

5. Lenovo V14

6. Avita Libra

7. HP Chromebook x360

8. Mi NoteBook 14 eLearning Edition

Our list contains eight laptops under Rs 40,000 that we think are the best currently available in India. Since everyone wants good performance in this segment, we have added all laptops that offer faster SSD storage compared to the traditional HDD. Also, we have a mix of both 15-inch and 14-inch laptops and similarly, we also have laptops powered by Intel and AMD processors. 

All the laptops under Rs 40,000 run on Windows 10 OS and most of them are eligible for the Windows 11 update later this year. We have also included one Chromebook in the mix.  While these laptops are good for work and online classes, one area where most of these laptops lack is in the webcam department as all of them come with just average webcam quality. If you want a better webcam, you can check out our selection of the best webcams under Rs 3,000

Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in India:

1. Acer Aspire 5

Acer Aspire 5

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Acer Aspire 5 is one of the few mid-range laptops that are available with target latest 11th gen intel processors. The Aspire 5 is powered by Intel Core i3 11th gen that is paired with 4GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage 一 the presence of SSD itself is a big plus here as the inclusion will make the device slightly more capable of handling things well when it comes to day to day operations. 

Keys specs

Display: 15.6-inch Full HD

CPU: Intel Core i3, 11th gen

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 256GB SSD

Weight: 1.65 Kg

You are looking at a 15.6-inch Full HD resolution screen with an 81.61% screen-to-body ratio. It also comes with a sleek design measuring 17.9mm. In terms of port options, you get one USB 2.0 port, USB Type-C. an HDMI 2.0 port and two Type-A ports. It also comes with Microsoft Office 2019. 

Overall, the Acer Aspire 5 ticks pretty much all the boxes you’d want for a day-to-day laptop 一 it performs most tasks well, plays media fine and has a very good battery life, all for a compelling price.

2. Dell Inspiron 3501

Dell Inspiron 3501

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One of the most popular known laptop brands, Dell is offering a laptop from the Inspiron series under Rs 40,000. The Dell Inspiron 3501 is also one of the two laptops in the segment to feature 8GB of RAM. For those who prefer to get extra work out of the laptop, this will be a good choice as it is also coupled with faster storage 一 256GB of SSD.

Keys specs

Display: 15.6-inch Full HD

CPU: Intel Core i3, 10th gen

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 256GB SSD

Weight: 1.83 Kg

The machine comes with two USB 3.2 Gen, one USB 2.0, one HDMI 1.4, SD Card Reader, and RJ45 Ethernet port. On average, the Dell Inspiron 3501 is rated to last up to seven hours. You get a standard 15.6-inch FHD display with an anti-glare panel. It runs on Windows 10 and comes with Microsoft Office as well.

3. HP 255 G8

HP 255 G8

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The HP 255 G8 is powered by AMD Ryzen 3 3300 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM and ample 512GB SSD storage 一 this combination should be good for all day to day work and online classes stuff. However, you are given an HD display only here, which is a big letdown.  

Keys specs

Display: 15.6-inch HD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

Weight: 1.7 Kg

Further, it comes with two USB 3.0, one Type-C and a USB 2.0 port along with ‎Wi-Fi 802.11ax. In terms of battery life, the HP 255 G8 is said to last up to 10 hours, which is good. You are getting a VGA camera which is just average and best suitable in daylight. 

4. ASUS VivoBook Ultra 14

Asus VivoBook Ultra 14

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It’s hard to miss out on an Asus laptop in any laptop buying guide as the Taiwanese giant offers some of the best laptops across price bands. The VivoBook Ultra 14 priced under Rs 40,000 brings a lot to the table such as a good 14-inch Full HD display, 512GB SSD storage, lightweight design, and a fingerprint scanner. 

Keys specs

Display: 14-inch Full HD

CPU: Intel Core i3, 11th gen

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

Weight: 1.4 Kg

The VivoBook Ultra 14 is for those who prefer a smaller screen size as the 14-inch laptop fits well in almost any backpack. Also, the machine is power by Intel Core i3 10th generation processor coupled with 4GB RAM 一 making it handy for all-day tasks. It comes with a full-size backlit keyboard so that you can work easily even in dim lights. Lastly, in terms of port options, you get two USB 2.0, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, a microSD card reader, and an HDMI output.

5. Lenovo V14 

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The Lenovo V14 offers a 15.6-inch HD display along with 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD. It comes with stereo speakers and Dolby Audio. It is available in a Grey colour, which looks very good. It is very thin, light and can be carried around easily. You can pick this up if you are looking for a portable laptop as it weighs just 1.6 Kg. 

Keys specs

Display: 14-Inch Full HD

CPU: Intel Core i3, 10th gen

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 1TB HDD

Weight: 1.6 Kg

Further, the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is powered by Intel’s Core i3 CPU and is also packed with an intel Integrated UHD GPU. The Lenovo V14 can last up to 5 hours on a single charge. On the port options front, you get 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 4-in-1 Card Reader, and an HDMI port. 

6. Avita Liber V14

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The Avita Liber is one of the cheapest laptops available with a Ryzen 5 3500U CPU in India. It features a 14-inch Full HD screen and the body is completely built out of plastic. The ports option includes two USB 3.0, one Type C, one micro HDMI Port, and a micro SD card reader.

Keys specs

Display: 14-inch Full HD

CPU: Ryzen 5 3500U 

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 512GB SSD

Weight: 1.25 Kg

The Avita Liber V14 comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD 一 the best combo you can get in the segment.  The performance on the device is excellent thanks to the powerful Ryzen 5 chipset and on the battery front, it can last up to 10 hours. But, in real-life tests, it lasts up to 6 to 7 hours. Out of the box, it runs on Windows 10 Home and packs in a 1MP camera. As a bonus, you also get a fingerprint reader for faster unlocking. 

7. HP Chromebook x360

HP Chromebook x360

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If you are a person who does light work and most of your work depends on browser-based applications, then Chromebooks are for you. Not only do they get the job done, but you also get the battery life that Windows laptops fail to offer. The HP Chromebook x360 can last up to 14 hours and weighs 1.35 kgs, which makes it easier to carry around. 

Keys specs

Display: 12-inch Full HD

CPU: Intel Celeron N4020

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 64GB eMMC

Weight: 1.35 Kg

Plus, it runs on Chrome OS with rich support of apps and games directly from the Google Play Store. The Chrome OS itself is pretty fast and it also comes with built-In Virus Protection. The system will be automatically updated. Best of all, it boots up in just 10 seconds. It comes with a 12-inch HD touchscreen panel and supports different modes of operations such as yoga, tent, and more. 

8. Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 eLearning Edition

Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition

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The Mi NoteBook 14 is the company’s third laptop in India. This is primarily focused on students who are looking for a laptop that’s needed for their online classes. The new Mi NoteBook 14 comes with an inbuilt webcam - an HD camera unit. The machine is powered by Intel Core i3-10110U CPU which will be efficient for the online class, docs, and web surfing.  

Keys specs

Display: 14-inch Full HD

CPU: Intel Core i3, 10th gen

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 256GB SSD

Weight: 1.5 Kg

The laptop is paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD storage. There is Intel UHD Graphics 620 that takes care of minimal graphics. This is not a gaming laptop in any means and so don’t expect this to shine at games. Where it shines is the battery department - with Mi NoteBook 14 comes 46Wh battery which is claimed to last up to 10 hours of use. The 65W fast charger takes the laptop from 0 to 50% in just 35 minutes. Other features include 2W speakers with DTS Audio, 2 x USB ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 1.4b connector and a combo audio jack along with DC power. 

Best laptops under Rs 40,000

  • Acer Aspire 5
  • Dell Inspiron 3501
  • HP 255 G8
  • ASUS VivoBook Ultra 14
  • Lenovo V14
  • Avita Libra V14
  • HP Chromebook x360
  • Mi NoteBook 14 eLearning Edition

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