Top budget-friendly laptops

By Vignesh Giridharan | Published on 17 Feb 2020
Top budget-friendly laptops

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If you are not super tech-savvy but are looking for a laptop that can help with your day-to-day tasks, then your best bet would be to go for a budget-friendly laptop. In this case, the ideal laptop would be one that is powered by a moderately powerful processor that lets you run all basic software and comes with enough internal memory. With the kind of computing power available on some of the lower-budget laptops in the market today, you won’t even have to compromise on the performance. Keeping these things in mind, here is a list of the top budget-friendly laptops that you should consider when looking for one.

Lenovo IdeaPad S145

If you want a basic laptop with decent memory, then the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is a very good choice. The AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processor coupled with a 4GB RAM offers powerful performance, ensuring that all your tasks can be completed without any lags. It also has an impressive battery life of around 5.5 hours, letting you go cordless for a long time. Add to that a sleek design and the fact that this laptop weighs just 1.85kg, and you have a pretty good machine at your disposal.

HP Pavilion x360

The extremely stylish and convertible HP Pavilion x360 is a very good option for people looking for budget-friendly laptops that perform well. It features an Intel Core i3 processor, which should make it fast enough to run most widely used applications. The 4GB RAM should combine efficiently with the processor to make every task effortless. The biggest attraction of this laptop is its 14-inch touchscreen and the smooth inking pen that comes with it. At just 1.59kg, it is also one of the lightest laptops in this category.

Additionally, the laptop also comes with built-in Amazon Alexa, offering an on-the-go assistant for enhanced convenience. The only downside of the laptop is its low storage space – 256GB, but you can always use online storage services such as Google Drive and OneDrive.

HP 15

If you want your laptop to offer good storage space and speed even after storing sizeable files, then the HP 15 is an ideal buy for you. It has a dual storage setup with a 1TB hard drive and a 256GB SSD. Add to that the powerful an Intel 8th Gen i5 processor and the laptop offers a decent experience at every step of the way. It also comes with integrated Intel 620 Graphics, allowing you to play a bunch of light games too. Also, with the dual speaker setup, it should be great for entertainment purposes as well. Now, if you think that the laptop might be too heavy due to the hybrid drive and the corresponding features, this it is not the case as it weighs just 1.77kg, making it quite comfortable to carry.

Acer Aspire A315

If you’re looking for an affordable laptop that doesn’t force you to compromise on storage space, then the Acer Aspire A315 model is one of the top choices out there. With a large 1TB hard drive and 4GB RAM, it is surprisingly fast for its category. The 15.6-inch laptop boasts of AMD Radeon R4 graphics that should give you high-quality visuals. Moreover, the high-brightness Acer ComfyView LED-backlit TFT LCD screen is not harsh on the eyes, allowing you to work for long hours without feeling the strain too much. Speaking of long hours, Acer also claims that this model comes with a 5.5-hour battery life, which is as good as you get in this price range.


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