Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in India for November 2018

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The top laptops under Rs. 40000 now often feature a dedicated graphics card for mild gaming on a budget, without compromising on other aspects of the device. The sub 40K is most 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 an ease. 

If it's about the add-ons, many of them offer a dedicated graphic card, or multimedia features or sometimes you may get additional power for intensive tasks. But certainly  not enough power to suffice the need of a video editor or a graphic designer for that matter. 

Still, finding the best laptops among the options available can be a little challenging. There are many configurations available, some with newer processors and some with older ones. Some of the previous generation laptops may also be better than newer ones when you consider the specs-to-price ratio. 

As always, we’ve tried to make the job of selecting the best laptop under Rs 40,000 easier for you. 

Note that these prices and deals were available when this article was written.

HP 15-BE015TU

CPU: Intel Core i3 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

8GB DDR4 RAM
Dual speakers, DTS audio
Core i3 6th gen processor

HP has several affordable options when it comes to laptops with an integrated graphics card. The HP 15-BE015TU features a 15.6-inch HD backlit LED display, along with the full set of connectivity options. Dual speakers, DTS audio sound 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

Battery life
Core i5 7th gen processor, Intel HD graphics
4GB RAM
Dull design

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

Dedicated graphics card
Price
Weight
Core i3 6th gen processor

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

8GB RAM
Full HD display
Graphics

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. 

Asus X541UA-XO561T

CPU: Intel Core i3 | Graphics: Intel Integrated HD 520 | RAM: 4GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Windows 10
Price
4GB RAM
Older CPU

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.

HP 15-bs145tu

CPU: Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Display
8GB RAM
Design

The HP 15-bs145tu features a 15.6-inch full HD display and is powered by an eighth generation Intel core i5 processor with Intel HD 620 graphics. It is equipped with 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD and runs on DOS.

The laptop is equipped with some good features from HP such as the HP Fast charge that allows you to charge the device to 90% in just 90 minutes and HP Audio that delivers rich bass and provides clear voice. This powerful device is a good option if you are looking for a long term device and are willing to spend around Rs. 40,000.

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

8GB DDR4 RAM
Price
Average battery life

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.

Lenovo Ideapad 310

CPU: Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce N16V-GMR1 | RAM: 8GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) | Storage: 1TB HDD

Dedicated graphics card
Decent design
Average battery life

The Lenovo Ideapad 310 comes with a 6th gen Intel Core i5 processor and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce N16V-GMR1 graphics card. A full set of ports for connectivity and a decent design makes the Ideapad 310 another worthy contender in this segment. 

It also comes with decent battery life, making it a good all-round package under Rs 40,000.

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

Lightweight
Connectivity ports
Screen size

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

Graphic card
Ample of RAM

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.