Finding the best laptop under Rs 40,000 without compromising on key features can be a little challenging. Having said that, the sub-Rs 40,000 is also the most asked price segment when it comes to notebooks. From students to office-goers, everyone can easily get a laptop that does basic day to day tasks with ease.
If it's about the add-ons, many of them offer a dedicated graphics card or multimedia features, but that's certainly not enough power to suffice the needs of a video editor or a graphic designer. There are many configurations available, some with newer processors and some with older ones.
As always, we’ve tried to make the job of selecting the best laptop under Rs 40,000 easier for you.
HP Notebook 15-DA0326TU
CPU: Intel Core i3-7100U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 4GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1080 pixels) | Storage: 1TB HDD
HP has several affordable options when it comes to laptops with an integrated graphics card. The HP 15-DA0326TU features a 15.6-inch Full HD backlit LED display, along with the full set of connectivity options. Dual speakers and HP’s Truevision HD webcam round up the specs of the laptop.
Dell Inspiron 3567
CPU: Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD
The first Dell entrant in this list, the Inspiron 3567 comes with the latest generation of Intel’s Core i5 processor with integrated Intel HD graphics. It looks minimalist and comes with six hours of battery life, which is good compared to other options.
The Inspiron 3567 also features a similar 15.6-inch HD display, but comes with half the RAM compared to its competitors at this price. You will have to decide whether you want the latest generation processor or more RAM.
Acer Aspire E5-575G
CPU: Intel Core i3 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 940MX | RAM: 4GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD
Another good laptop from Acer is the Aspire E5-575G. It comes with a 6th gen Core i3 processor, but makes up for it with a dedicated 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card.
Compared to the E5-575, it is slightly more expensive but having a dedicated graphics card could be worth it if your main goal is to game comfortably.
Dell Inspiron 15 5000
CPU: Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Intel Integrated HD 520 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) | Storage: 1TB HDD
The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is powered by a seventh generation Intel Core i6 processor coupled with Intel HD Graphics. It features a 15.6-inch full HD display, offering a vivid visual experience to users.
It is a powerful device and at this price point, offers excellent value for money to its users. It runs on Linux and sports dual stereo speakers with MaxxAudio Pro support, for a good audio experience.
CPU: Intel Core i3 | Graphics: Intel Integrated HD 520 | RAM: 4GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD
The Asus X541UA-XO561T features a 15.6-inch HD display and is powered by a sixth generation Intel core i3 processor with Intel Integrated HD 520 graphics. It is equipped with 4GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD and runs on Windows 10 Home.
Like other affordable laptops, this device from Asus also lacks dedicated graphics and is equipped with Intel HD graphics. Additionally, it offers only 4GB RAM, but considering its price, it is a capable contender in this list.
Acer E5-575 Core i5
CPU: Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 940MX | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD
Acer has another E5-575 laptop with a newer Core i5 7th generation processor with integrated Intel HD graphics. It also comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and a full set of connectivity options. Considering its current price, the E5-575 Core i5 is a good machine to consider, compared to the Dell Inspiron 3567.
Dell Vostro 3468
CPU: Intel Core i5-7200U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: Upto 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 14-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD
The Dell Vostro 3468 with 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor is next in this list. The laptop comes with Window 10 operating system and has a plenty of ports including 1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xHDMI port and 1xVGA port. Weighing 1.96kg, the laptop is lightweight which makes it highly portable for the users.
So, apart from getting a good processor, you will have a number of connectivity options and that too with a reasonable price tag.
Lenovo Ideapad 320
CPU: Intel Core i5-7200 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB | RAM: Upto 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
Falling next very close to under-40k category is the Lenovo Ideapad 320. The laptop has in-built Harman speakers with Dolby Audio which ensure crystal clear sound to the users who like to consume media.
Along with superior sound quality, the laptop also offers crisp display with up to full HD IPS resolution. The 7th gen Intel i5 processor is still among the best you would get on a competition, so performance and efficiency is ensured. A 2GB graphic card also lets you play mild games without needing a gaming laptop, but of course, heavy titles might not fit in that system. But overall, it's a highly recommended machine for the price.