Thin and light laptops you can buy on a budget

By Afrah Khan | Published on 25 Aug 2020
Thin and light laptops you can buy on a budget

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Nowadays, the majority of tasks are done on the go. Be it attending classes, working, making last-minute changes or streaming our favourite shows. So, to keep up with all these tasks efficiently, you need to pick a portable, thin and feature-packed laptop from the countless options available in the market. Finding one that’s perfectly suited to your needs from a myriad of options in the market can be hard, which is why we’ve curated a list of some of the best thin and light laptops under a budget you can find on Amazon. Note that these have been selected based on their listed features.

Lenovo Ideapad 81WD00JY

Lenovo has been a trustworthy brand for over a decade now, and this product is a perfect answer to why. The Lenovo Ideapad Slim is not only portable but also packed with much-needed features and specs like the 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor, Windows 10 operating system, 14-inch HD display (with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution). The display is equipped with the anti-glare technology and is edged with 2-sided narrow bezels, that give you a broader picture, making the viewing experience more immersive. The device is also equipped with 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD storage and all the necessary ports (two x USB 3.1 (Gen 1), USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, and SD card reader) for better connectivity. It weighs only 1.6-kg and spans across the dimensions of 32.7 x 24.1 x 2-cm, which makes it easy to carry around.

Acer Aspire 3 A315-56

When it comes to durability and quality, Acer is one of the top brands that comes to mind, and that’s why we couldn’t help but include the Acer Aspire 3 in this list. It has a 1.2GHz Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor under its hood, which should ensure a smooth performance. It has 4GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 12GB) and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive for your storage and memory needs. It boasts of a 15.6-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 screen that has features such as Acer ComfyView and is an LED-backlit TFT LCD so you can enjoy viewing your favourite movies to the fullest. The laptop comes in a beautiful design available in three colours. The battery lasts up to 9.5 hours, according to the brand. Finally, it weighs approximately 2kg, and you can easily carry it around.

ASUS VivoBook 15 X512FA-EJ362T

ASUS has been delivering great laptops at reasonable prices for quite some time now, and the ASUS VivoBook 15 is a case in point. It is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor clocked at 2.1GHz (4MB Cache, boost up to 4.1GHz), 4GB DDR4 RAM which can be upgraded to 12GB and a 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD coupled with an empty 2.5-inch SATA slot for extra storage. As a result, you should be able to store all your essential work-related data without worrying about the space. It has a 15.6-inch LED-backlit screen with an FHS display (1920 x 1080 pixels). Additionally, it has an anti-glare panel that has a screen to body ratio of 88% due to the NanoEdge design. The ASUS VivoBook 15 has an HDMI 1.4, two USB 2.0 Type-A, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and Type-C1 port along with a Micro SD card reader. Last but not least, it weighs only 1.7kg which makes it easy to lug around.

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 20RAS0SC00

Lenovo has been releasing such premium quality laptops that we couldn’t resist including another one of their laptops in the list. The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 is suitable for people who need to carry their laptop to work every day. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 1TB HDD storage coupled with a 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor so that you can multitask without any troubles. This rugged laptop comes with the ThinkPad Reliability (12 military specifications certified). It has a 14-inch full HD display so you can enjoy all your favourite movies. Additionally, it has a 180-degree hinge, battery life of 12 hours (according to the brand) and weighs only 1.77kg, making it a good buy.

Afrah Khan


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