Budget Laptops Around Rs. 30,00014 Sep 2011
Budget Laptops Around Rs. 30,000
The price conscious user is on the lookout for laptops that not only deliver on performance, but at the same time come at a reasonable cost. Now whether you're looking for a laptop for school/college, for home use or office use, here are our suggestions for some laptops that should last you, at least technology wise, for quite some time. Looking for a laptop that will have a decent technological lifespan is important given how new developments, like the release of Windows 8 OS in the near future, are shaping today's technological environment.
Without further ado here are some of the most suitbale laptops that I found, from a technical specification and price angle.
The Lenovo Z570: Here is a laptop that has a good configuration and costs around Rs. 30,782. I had reviewed a Z570 model earlier, and while the technical specifications might differ, I can still vouch for the build quality of this laptop. The laptop's configuration is as follows: Second generation core i3-2310M, 3GB memory, 640GB hard disk, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Free DOS, 15.6-inch screen, Gigabit Ethernet. Moreover, among the laptops I had checked out, this is one of the few which comes with a Chiclet keyboard, and if you are a person who types for extended periods of time, and additionally you like the chiclet layout, this is a very handy feature. This Lenovo unit does weigh around 2.6 kg, so it's not exactly the lightest laptop to carry around. With the review unit I received, the laptop battery lasted for around 4 hours for doing light work such as browsing the net and listening to music. If you want a laptop with a good build quality and necessary hardware to get through your daily activities, you have to definitely consider this laptop. If you do want to get a OS - in this instance Windows 7 Home Basic, bundled together with the laptop to save you from the hassle of getting one yourself, there is also a Lenovo Z570 model available for approximately Rs. 34,036 - with mostly the same specs except that it comes with a 750 GB HDD.
The Samsung RV NP-RV518-S01IN: The configuration and the Rs. 29,857 price tag for this laptop makes it seem like buying this unit would almost be the steal of the century. The configuration of this laptop is almost the same as the IdeaPad Z570's except for the Samsung laptop having a GT 520M card with 1 GB of memory and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. The GT 520M is an entry level card, that will allow you to play games at lower resolutions and settings, so casual gamers can pretty much get the bang worth their buck with this laptop.
The Toshiba Satellite C Series C640-X4012: This Toshiba laptop, which costs around Rs. 31341 comes with a second generation core i5-2410M and 4GB memory, so you know you shouldn’t really have any problems in getting through most daily activities like browsing the web, editing documents. The 14-inch screen laptop comes with a 500 GB HDD, Intel HD graphics and Bluetooth 3.0. Weighing around 2.1 Kg, it is relatively more portable and is the lightest among the laptops I have listed here. It has to be noted that this laptop doesn’t feature Gigabit Ethernet and only features 100Mbit Wired Ethernet and it doesn’t come with any OS.
The Acer Aspire 5755: This Acer laptop comes for a price of aprox. Rs. 27,154 and features all the hardware that you are going to need to meet your daily requirements - 2nd generation core i3-2310M, 2Gb DDR3 RAM, 500 GB hard disk, 15.6-inch screen, free DOS . Moreover, its one of the few laptops in the price range that we are looking at that has a USB 3.0 Port. This Aspire laptop seems to have found that fine balance between features and price and must be one of the top options to consider when you go out to make a budget purchase.
The Samsung NP-RV518-A03 Laptop: Samsung gets yet another mention here, as this particular model comes with a second generation core i5-2410M, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 and it comes with Windows 7 Home premium, and so you won't have to spend anything extra on getting an OS - all for Rs. 31,942.
It has to be noted that most of these laptops come with some freebies, and if you want to avail those features when buying the particular laptop, do check with what is available in-store at that point of time. Moreover, most of these laptops don't come with an OS, but this should not really be a problem as you may use an OS license that you already own.
You can contact us directly @pcworld_in on Twitter, on Facebook or by e-mailing us.
Other Stories of Interest
Product Review: Lenovo Essential G570
Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview Available for Download Now
Intel Unveils Tablet And Smartphone With Upcoming Atom Chip