Affordable laptops for general usage that are speedy and responsive on Amazon India

By Siddharth Parwatay | Published 25 Oct 2021 10:51 IST
Affordable laptops for general usage that are speedy and responsive on Amazon India
Affordable laptops for general usage that are speedy and responsive on Amazon India

Whether it is for work or entertainment, a laptop needs a capable processor, enough RAM and fast storage for reliably fast and responsive performance.

Laptops configurations can vary widely across the needs of various users. On one end you have student-friendly barebones entry-level systems, and on the other end, there are premium laptops for true power users. However, for most users seeking a consistently responsive and fast experience for regular work and entertainment, the right system falls between these two extremes. A laptop with a mid-range current-gen or last-gen processor paired with 16GB of RAM and SSD storage delivers snappy performance for daily use. These specifications also come at relatively affordable price points today. Beyond these factors, you should always look for good battery life and an ergonomic build for maximum comfort. Here are some laptops available on Amazon that can meet these requirements while offering a great mix of powerful specifications and useful features.

HP 14

Powered by a 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor, the HP 14 laptop aims for smooth performance with most applications. Its 512GB SSD provides ample high-speed storage for your important software, documents and multimedia files. The FHD display on the HP 14 promises crisp details for your everyday usage. With a backlit keyboard, the HP 14 makes it easier for you to work in low light environments. The laptop features the HP TrueVision HD Webcam and Integrated Digital Microphones to keep you clearly visible and audible in your meetings and online classes. With a wide range of ports, you get ample connectivity options for all your devices.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5

The display on the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 features a maximum brightness of 300 nits with an IPS panel, keeping it clearly visible in daylight and at wider angles. A quad-core 11th-gen i5 processor keeps its performance breezy and free from delays. At a 17.9mm thickness and weighing just 1.66kg, the IdeaPad Slim 5 remains a lightweight and highly portable device to use. Its build includes durable features like an aluminium surface and aesthetic additions like a metallic finish. With dual 2 by 2 front-facing speakers, the Slim 5’s built-in audio delivery is enough for regular use. The model offers the latest wireless connectivity support such as Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

HP Pavilion 15

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U on the HP Pavilion 15 laptop is a six-core processor, possessing enough power to keep your laptop responsive at all times. A micro-edge design makes the display experience highly immersive. With built-in Alexa support, you can use intuitive voice commands for queries and basic controls. The laptop offers fast charging by reaching 50% in 30 minutes of charge to keep you going for hours. Its speaker grille and packaging materials are made with durable Ocean bound plastic that is designed for minimal ecological impact. With DisplayPort 1.4 you get a signalling rate of 10Gbps and display connectivity from the same USB-C port.

Dell Inspiron 5418

The Lid Open Sensor on the Dell Inspiron 5418 starts the laptop when you open it even when it’s in hibernation or switched off. With 1.3mm key travel, your typing experience on this laptop feels better without impacting the design’s thickness significantly. The ExpressCharge feature on the Inspiron 5418 enables you to power the laptop to 80% in an hour, keeping it ready to go at all times. A mechanical camera shutter on the model adds foolproof security to your privacy. It uses a redesigned thermal management system that keeps your system cool while maintaining its slim form factor.


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