15 slim, sexy laptops that don't cost a bomb

Anand Narayanaswamy | Published 22 May 2015
15 slim, sexy laptops that don't cost a bomb
  • Who says laptops always have to be supercharged monsters? Here are some notebooks that are light, svelte and offer flexibility in terms of how you want to use them.

Leading laptop manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Asus, Acer and Toshiba have a wide range of slim laptops with attractive features. You are also not limited to only using some of these machines as laptops. Instead, you can flip the same device to convert it into tablet mode. In this way, you can work with the machine in any format suitable for your requirement. These new generation laptops will be ideal for kids, students, senior citizens and can be used for office work, programming in addition to mild gaming purposes.

Asus Zenbook UX305

The Asus Zenbook UX305 ships with two variants of Intel Core M 5Y processor and up to 8GB RAM. The laptop has a 13.3 inch IPS FHD display; in addition you can upgrade to an extra-large QHD+ display with a large resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels for more money. It comes with a maximum of 512GB SSD storage space with built-in USB 3 Ports. The laptop audio is powered with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower and includes 45 Whrs polymer battery to provide superior battery life compared to normal batteries.

The laptop weighs only 1.2 kg and consists of features such as LoJack, USB Security Lock Cable Solution and other certifications. The US Microsoft Store has a signature edition of this laptop which will have no bloatware or third party trial versions of any software. Moreover, the laptop ships with Microsoft Defender pre-installed, which provides added security to your valuable device.

PRICE: Rs. 49,999

Apple MacBook Pro MD101HN/A

Apple has a wide collection of MacBook Pro laptops and the MD101HN/A is one of the cheapest in this series. The laptop boasts of a powerful 2.5-GHz Core i5 Processor with 4GB of memory, which is sufficient for plenty of tasks. It has a 13 inch HD LED backlit display with IPS technology, which offers in vibrant images and videos. The laptop consists of an aluminium unibody design with large multi-touch trackpad in addition to all required ports. The machine includes a 720p FaceTime HD camera and stereo speakers with omnidirectional subwoofer.

The laptop will be suitable for IT professionals since it includes Mac OS X Mavericks operating system. It provides a battery backup of over 7 hour with 63.5-watt hour Lithium-Ion battery. The machine includes 500GB internal storage which enables you to store plenty of images, videos and documents. We expect the price to go down during the upcoming festive seasons.

PRICE: Rs 52,000

HP Pavilion 14-v201tu

The HP Pavilion 14-v201tu includes a low powered Core I3 5th generation processor with 4GB RAM and 1TB of disk space. The laptop has a 14 inch display which will be suitable for students to carry around for school/college classes. However, the laptop doesn’t include a dedicated graphics card and weighs around 1.98 kg. The laptop will be useful for web browsing, word processing, office automation and mild gaming.

PRICE: Rs. 40,990

HP Pavilion 13-b202tu

The HP Pavilion 13-b202tu includes a Core I5 processor with 4GB RAM and 1TB of storage. It has a 13.3 inch display with Intel HD Graphics 5500 Graphics card. The laptop has sufficient number of USB ports and includes Windows 8.1. The laptop easily fits inside backpacks and will be suitable for students and programmers.

PRICE: Rs. 45,690

Lenovo FLEX 2-14D

The Lenovo FLEX 2-14D includes a 2.4 GHz AMD Quad Core A8-6410 processor with 500GB hard drive capacity and a flexible 14 inch display. You will be able to rotate the display by 300 degrees. You can use it as a normal laptop for web browsing and pop the flexible stand to watch movies. Lenovo has also released an Intel version of this laptop series with an 8 GB SSD that should provide a much needed performance boost in addition to a 2GB dedicated graphics card.

PRICE: Rs. 30,490

Dell Vostro 14 3446

The Dell Vostro 3446 includes a 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive capacity. The laptop has a widescreen 14 inch LED Backlit Anti-Glare display which enables you to work for long durations without eye strain. It includes Windows 8.1 in addition to access to McAfee Security Center for 15 months. The laptop will be useful for business executives and programmers. The price will be reduced if you purchase a Vostro laptop with Ubuntu.

PRICE: Rs. 35,990

Dell has launched a new offer with which you will be able to purchase a Canon PIXMA MG 2570 All In One Printer for Rs. 499 if you purchase this laptop from their authorized Compuindia online store.

Toshiba Satellite L30W-B I0110

The Toshiba Satellite L30W-B I0110 consist of a 4th Gen Intel Core i3 processor with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk capacity. The laptop includes a vibrant High Definition 13.3 inch touch display, with which you can leverage the full potential of Windows 8.1. However, the laptop doesn't consist of a dedicated graphics card. Hence, you will be only be able engage in mild gaming.

It also consists of a multi-touch gesture support touchpad and a frameless tile keyboard. Sound is one of the main factors which you need to consider when investing in a laptop and the Toshiba Satellite L30W-B I0110 consists of ONKYO Skullcandy speakers with DTS Audio. Moreover, the USB 3 port enables you to charge devices even when the laptop is turned off. The laptop will be useful for professionals and business executives since they don’t need to carry a separate external mouse.

Snapdeal is currently providing Rs. 2,000 discount on a printer if purchased along with the laptop.

PRICE: Rs. 39,990

Dell Inspiron 3148 2-in-1 Laptop

The Dell Inspiron 3148 is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. The laptop includes an 11.6 inch HD LED backlit IPS touch display and enhanced dual noise-cancelling microphones for audio clarity. The laptop weighs 1.39 kgs which helps you to easily carry it around in a backpack. The display can be easily detached and used as a tablet as well. The laptop will be an ideal companion for business travellers.

PRICE: Rs. 37,568

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2-14

Lenovo has launched a 14 inch laptop with a Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive with 8GB SSD. The laptop includes a Full HD IPS multi-touch slim display with Windows 8.1. The laptop can be used for mild gaming purposes even though it doesn't include a dedicated graphics card. It will be useful for students for project work and assignments.

Lenovo is currently offering free 2 year additional warranty with either a 1 TB hard disk or Lenovo BT speaker as part of the back to college offer. However, you need to pay an extra Rs. 1,999 to avail these benefits.

PRICE: Rs. 42,990

HP 13-C019TU Stream

The HP 13-C019TU Stream notebook consists of a 4th generation Celeron Dual Core with 2GB memory and 32GB SSD storage. It includes a 13.3 inch LED Widescreen Anti-glare display, which reduces screen reflections thereby preventing eye strain. The laptop easily fits a college bag and hence will be useful for students. The HP 13-C019TU Stream is capable of delivering a great battery backup thanks to its 3 cell battery and enhanced sound output because of DTS Studio Sound. The machine has two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port with Kensington Lock Slot for enhanced security.

HP also provides 1TB of OneDrive Cloud Storage, MS Office 365 Personal subscription for one year in addition to HP Connected Photo and Recovery Manager Installer for Windows 8.1.

PRICE: Rs. 20,607

HP 14 v021tu

If you like devices all decked out in white, the HP 14 v021tu is built for you. The laptop includes a Core i3 processor with 4GB RAM and 1TB of disk space. The laptop doesn't include a dedicated graphics card but it has multi-touch touchpad with support for gestures, an island-style keyboard and all the required ports. The HP 14 v021tu weighs 1.98 kgs which makes it easy to carry around while travelling and during vacations.

PRICE: Rs. 35,999

Toshiba L40-A X0110

The Toshiba L40-A X0110 includes an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM in addition to ONKYO speakers with DTS sound. It ships with a 14 inch HD Clear SuperView LED Backlit display and an optical drive in a compact design that weighs less than 2 kgs. The laptop will be useful for students and professionals since they can store more data on the 750GB hard drive.

PRICE: Rs. 39,999

Asus Transformer Book TP300LA-DW060H

The Asus Transformer Book TP300LA-DW060H is designed in such a way that it can be used both as a tablet and laptop. Powered by a Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB disk space, the laptop’s 13.2 inch LED touch screen can be flipped 360 degrees. Thus, you can use the laptop mode during web browsing and switch to tablet mode for viewing slideshows.

The device provides a maximum battery backup of up to 4.5 hours to enable you to work effortlessly. However, the laptop doesn't include a dedicated USB 3 port or a dedicated graphics card. The machine is lightweight and can be moved from one place to another easily.

PRICE: Rs. 41,899

Asus S301LA-C1079H S

The Asus S301LA-C1079H S consists of a Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. The laptop includes a 13.3 inch HD display with one dedicated USB 3.0 and HDMI port. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 enables you to play older games. Asus provides a free carry bag bundled with the machine.

PRICE: Rs. 47,990

HP Pavilion 11-n108tu

The HP Pavilion 11-n108tu consists of a 5th Generation Intel Core M-5Y10C processor with 4GB memory and 500GB of ample disk space. The laptop has a 360-degree hinge which enables you to easily convert it to various modes such as notebook, stand and tablet. Moreover, the laptop includes an 11 inch HD LED Backlit Widescreen Anti-Glare Multi-touch display, which enables you to view images, videos and read ebooks without any eye strain. The base speed of the laptop is only 800 MHz to provide a low heat environment but the processor has a capability to boost up to 2 GHz. The total weight of the laptop is only 1.4 kg which enables you to carry it easily during travelling. The laptop doesn’t heat up easily and will be an ideal companion if you require a flexible laptop for your vacations.

PRICE: Rs. 39,990


The Indian market is flooded with plenty of new laptops and tablets. We now also have 2 in 1 devices which enable you to work as you wish. They are available at attractive prices with plenty of offers and freebies from various online stores. In fact, companies are fighting hard to secure a place with leading ecommerce stores to sell their products. In the coming months, we can expect more slim laptops and convertible devices in the market from both existing and new companies.

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