Best business laptops to buy in India for a budget of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000

By Soham Raninga | Published on 16 Apr 2014
Best business laptops to buy in India for a budget of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000
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Here's a list of the 5 best business laptops/notebooks to buy in India within a reasonable budget.

Good business laptops that are friendly to your wallet are a rare breed. With vendors normally choosing to add a premium to anything that reads "business", finding an affordable business laptop is a daunting task. Our list (below) is a targeted attempt at solving your budget business laptop dilemma by giving you 5 unique and well-rounded business laptops to choose from. We have even added links to the current online deals on these laptops, allowing you to make a one click purchase, if you choose to do so.

1. HP Probook 430G1

Price: Rs. 58,300

The HP Probook 430G1 belongs to the updated Probook lineup featuring latest Intel Haswell platform. This HP Probook flaunts an elegant design, well complemented by its super-slim profile. HP has done a fine job of managing to offer all the possible connectivity options and ports with-in a thin and light machine.

Specifications

Screen size (in inches): 13.3
Resolution (in pixles): 1367x768
Processor: 4th Gen Intel Core i5-4200U
RAM: 4GB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Storage: 750GB HDD
Weight: 1.5kg
OS: Windows 8 Pro
Rated Battery-life: up to 5 hours

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2. Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13

Price: 59,490

The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 is the most unique of all the laptops in this list. It offers a high-resolution IPS based touch-screen display along with a hybrid design that boasts of "360-Degree Flip-and-Fold" option. The Yoga 13 is the only laptop in our list that manages to offer a 128GB SSD in the 60K price-range. While the Yoga 13 is a cracker of a deal, the keyboard on the Yoga 13 is slightly mushy with very little feedback and a fair amount of flex. So, it might not be the best solution for users who use the keyboard extensively (type a lot).

Specifications

Screen size (in inches): 13.3
Resolution (in pixles): 1600x900
Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3337U
RAM: 4GB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage: 128GB SSD
Weight: 1.54kg
OS: Windows 8
Rated battery-life: up to 6 hours

Buy from here.

3. Samsung NP530U4C-S01IN

Price: Rs. 55,790

The Samsung NP530U4C is a very compact laptop, especially for a 14-inch screen size. Samsung has managed to accommodate a 14-inch screen in a regular 13.3-inch laptop body. This make the NP530U4C compact and lighter than most 14-inch laptops. The matte display is bright and offers good viewing angles for a TN panel. While being compact, the laptop manages to include a optical drive in the package. Add 6GB of RAM and 1TB HDD (with 24GB express cache based flash storage) and you have a very capable multi-tasker. The fact that the NP530UC is sold as an ultra-book rather than a regular laptop comes as a bonus for users wanting a sleek looking business machine.

Specifications

Screen size (in inches): 14
Resolution (in pixles): 1367x768
Processor: 4th Gen Intel Core i5-3337U
RAM: 6GB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage: 1TB HDD 24GB flash storage
Weight: 1.79kg
OS: Windows 8
Rated battery-life: up to 5 hours

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4. Toshiba Portege R930

Price: Rs. 60,290

The Toshiba Portege R930 is an excellent business laptop option for those who want a light business machine with built-in optical drive. The Portege R930 is the only business laptop that manages to pack-in and ODD with-in its super-light 1.39 Kg weight profile. While being super-light the R930 sports magnesium alloy casings with honeycomb structure, making them rugged business machines.

Specifications

Screen size (in inches): 13.3
Resolution (in pixles): 1366x768
Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3230M
RAM: 4GB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage: 500GB HDD
Weight: 1.39kg
OS: Windows 8 (64-bit)
Rated battery-life: up to 6 hours

Buy from here. (Note: the seller Tab Tree is selling for lowest quoted price)

5. Lenovo ThinkPad L440

Price: Rs. 61,375

The Lenovo L440 belongs to the other side of the spectrum of business laptops in this list. It focuses on one core offering- rigidity. The laptop is military spec certified (8 mil-spec is a standard for US military certification), clearing tests for ruggedness, durability under harsh environmental conditions. While being a tough machine, the Lenovo L440 isn't brash or unruly when it comes to looks and finish. It still has sophisticated looks, a strong and elegant chassis and wears a serious business look. The Lenovo ThinkPad L440 also has the best keyboard of all the laptops in this list, highly recommended if your work involves a lot of typing. And the 9 hour battery life (thanks to a beefy battery pack and energy-efficient Intel Haswell platform), you can go all day without plugging in on a single full charge! And yes, this one also comes with Windows 7 Professional, just in case you don't happen to be a fan of "tiled" interface.

Specifications

Screen size (in inches): 17.1
Resolution (in pixles): 1366x768
Processor: 4th Gen Intel Core i5-4200M
RAM: 4GB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Storage: 500GB HDD
Weight: 2.2kg
OS: Windows 7 Pro
Rated battery-life: up to 9 hours

Buy from here.

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Soham Raninga

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