Laptop buying guide for July 2018

Here you will find the laptop buying guide for July 2018. Below you will find the best laptop deals you can get for respective price range.

Under Rs.15000

Iball Compbook M500 is the best choice in this price range. It is powered by Intel celeron N3350(7th-Gen), has 4GB ddr3 ram along with 32gb onboard storage. It comes preloaded with Windows 10.

iball m500

Complete specs:

  • Intel® Celeron® Processor N3350, up to 2.4 GHz
  • 35.56 cm (14″) FHD IPS Screen 1920*1080
    Touch Pad with Multi-Touch functionality
  • 0.3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
    32 GB In-built storage
    Micro SD Slot, expandable up to 128 GB
    Slot to connect HDD / SSD (To be installed separately)*
  • Dual Speakers
    Single 3.5 mm Combo Jack for Headphone and Mic
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
    Bluetooth® Ver. 4.0
    Mini HDMI Ver. 1.4a
    1 x 10/100M (RJ-45) LAN port
    2 x USB 2.0 port
    1 x USB 3.0 port
  • 38 Wh Li-Polymer  Power Adapter – DC 12 V, 2.0- A
  • 33.4 cm (W) X 22.2 cm (D) X 2.4 cm (H)
    1.30 kg (W/O HDD)

Buy:- Rs.13,999

Under Rs.25000

Asus Vivobook is a fine option for this price range. There is  AMD APU A9 onboard coupled with 4GB ddr4 ram and 1TB hard disk. It comes preinstalled with Windows 10(64 bit). The main advantage it has over competition with intel processors is dedicated graphics memory of 2gb.

Asus a542ba

Complete specs:

  • AMD Apu Dual Core A9(7th Gen)
  • 3 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.6 GHz
  • Radeon R5 gpu
  • 4GB DDR4 ram, expandable upto 16GB(2 slots)
  • 1TB HDD
  • 1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Type C (1st Gen)
  • 1 x HDMI Port (v1.4), SD card reader, DVD reader
  • 15.6 inches display(1366 x 768 Pixel) , HD LED Backlit Anti-glare Display
  • Built-in speakers(Audio by ICEpower, Sonic Master)
  • Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • VGA webcam
  • 45w 2cell battery

Buy:- Rs.21,990

Under Rs.30000

HP notebook 15q is a solid option. It has Intel core i3 6th gen , 4GB ram , 1TB hard disk and 2GB AMD graphics card. Only downside is it comes with DOS 2.0. So you have to install windows on your own,  you can easily find one on internet. I would also suggest you get additional ram installed, atleast 4GB , to get the most out of this laptop.

HP notebook 15q

Complete specs:

  • 15.6″ diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
  • Intel® Core™ i3-6006U (2 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
  • 4 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB), expandable upto 16GB
  • AMD Radeon™ 520 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x HDMI Port (v1.4b), 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
  • DVD writer
  • HP TrueVision HD Camera with integrated digital microphone, Dual speakers
  • 4-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion Battery

Buy: Rs.29,990

Under Rs.35000

ASUS Vivobook Max is a bang for the buck. You will get Intel core i3(7th gen) coupled with 4GB of ram and 2GB nVidia’s graphics card. The display panel on the laptop is great too. My only concern is that battery life is just average. It has Windows 10 home preloaded.

Asus vivobook max

Complete specs:

  • 15.6″ (39.62cm) (1920×1080) FHD LED backlit panel with 45% NTSC 60Hz Panel Anti-Glare (16:9)
  • Intel® Core™ i3 7100U Processor
  • Onboard Memory 4 GB DDR4 2133MHz SDRAM, up to 12 GB SDRAM(On selected models)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 920MX , with 2GB VRAM
  • 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD
  • Chiclet keyboard
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port(s), 1 x USB 3.0 port(s), 1 x Type A USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1) , 1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1)
  • Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack , VGA port, HDMI
  • Super-Multi DVD, VGA webcam
  • Bluetooth v4.0 , Integrated Wi-fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Built-in Stereo 3 W Speakers And Microphone
    ASUS SonicMaster Technology
  • 3 Cells 36 Whrs Battery

Buy:- Rs.34,990

Under Rs. 40000

Acer Aspire 5 provides that you can wish for. It has lots of different models that you can choose from with different configurations. The range starts from Rs. 30,000 and goes all the way to Rs. 43,000. The one we chose is the Aspire 5 A515-51G-55XL model with 8th gen intel core I5 with 8GB ram. It comes with 128GB SSD, for fast bootups, and 1TB HDD for all your storage needs. For the graphics requirement there is nVidia’s latest offering , Geforce MX-150 with 2GB dedicated graphics memory. Comes preloaded with Linux, for Windows version you have to pay some extra.

Aspire 5

Complete Specs:

  • 39.6 cm (15.6″) Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 panel
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8250U 1.6 GHz; Quad-core

  • DDR4 8 GB Up to 20 GB (maximum)

  • 1 TB hard drive

    128 GB SSD

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150( 2 GB GDDR5 Dedicated graphics memory)

  • 1280 x 720 webcam, digital Microphone

  • Stereo Speakers, Acer TrueHarmony Technology
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI Output , 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C

  • 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-Polymer(7 hours battery life)

  • Bluetooth v4.0 , Integrated Wi-fi 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet

Buy:Rs.40,990

Under Rs. 45000

For this price range you can again consider the above mentioned Acer Aspire 5 but the variant with 8th Gen Intel core I7. The complete model number for this variant is Aspire 5 A515-51G-82A5. Except for the processor, which is now Intel® Core™ i7-8550U(Quad-core) clocked at 1.8ghz, all other specs remain same.

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