Laptops can be costly these day, but if you want the best without spending a lot, then here are the 10 best cheapest laptops​ under Rs 20000 you can buy in 2018

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Laptops can be really costly these days, packed with the latest and powerful tech, these beasts can even embarrass top notch PC's in terms of performance. But every one of you doesn't really want a laptop with high specifications and most people don't have the budget for it. So here we bring you the best of the best laptops under Rs 20,000 ($300) you can buy.

1. Lenovo IdeaPad 110

 Side angle view of Lenovo IdeaPad 110

IdeaPad 110 brought to you by Lenovo is truly a treat for all the people looking for a cheap but powerful laptop. IdeaPad 110 brings in a powerful 2.5 GHz (Maximum) Intel Pentium N3710 processor coupled with a 4 GB DDR3 RAM which is more than enough to run most of the software out there.  It is not very heavy, keeping in mind the 15.6-inch screen and the latest processor, it weighs just 2.2 Kg.

Highlights

Processor - Intel Pentium N3710 with up-to 2.5 GHz speed.
RAM - 4 GB DDR3
Graphics-  Intel Integrated Graphics
Hard Disk- 1 TB
Screen Size - 15.6 inch
Battery Life - 4 hours
Weight - 2.2 Kg

2. HP 245 G5 Notebook

Side angle view of HP 245 G5 Notebook
Hewlett- Packard is one of the biggest names in the laptop industry and HP 245 G5 surely lives up to the name. With great reviews, it wouldn't be fair not to include this beast. Unlike other HP laptops, 245 G5 is fueled with AMD chipset. The processor is an AMD A6 APU with 2.0 GHz of clock speed coupled with a 4 GB DDR3L- 1600 MHz RAM and 500 GB hard disk.

Highlights

Processor - AMD A6 APU with 2.0 GHz Clock Speed.
RAM - 4 GB DDR3L- 1600 MHz
Graphics-  RadeonTM R4 Graphics
Hard Disk- 500 GB SATA HDD
Screen Size - 14 inch
Weight - 1.8 Kg

3. Asus VivoBook E12

Top view of two Asus VivoBook E12  laptops having an angle of 180 degree between screen and keyboard
This beautiful laptop combines style with power and that too in the budget. It is compact in size and thanks to its 11.6-inch screen, it gives a battery backup of 10 hours. With a weight of less than a kilogram, it comes with an Intel Celeron N3350 processor coupled with a 2 GB DDR3 RAM. The processor can reach up to 2.5 GHz of speed giving it an edge over other laptops in the category. 

Highlights

Processor - Intel Celeron N3350 with up-to 2.5 GHz speed.
RAM - 2 GB DDR3
Graphics-  Intel HD 500
Hard Disk- 1 TB HDD
Screen Size - 11.6 inch
Battery Life - 10 hours
Weight - 0.98 Kg

4. Dell Inspiron 15 3565

Side view of Dell Inspiron 15 3565
Dell is one of the most well-known brands, especially in the gaming section. Dell's gaming series Alienware is one of the leading gaming laptop brands in the world. Although the Inspiron 15 3565 is not even close to a gaming laptop, it does offer some decent specifications. It is the second laptop on our list to be powered by AMD chipset. It has an AMD E2-9000 7th Gen processor with up to 1.8 GHz of speed coupled with a 4 GB DDR4 RAM.

Highlights

Processor -  AMD E2-9000 with up to 1.8 GHz of clock speed.
RAM - 4 GB DDR4
Graphics-  Integrated
Hard Disk- 500 GB HDD
Screen Size - 15 inch
Weight - 2.3 Kg

5. Acer Aspire ES 15

front view of Acer Aspire ES 15

Acer is a well-known brand in the laptop industry, with aspire series as one of the most successful series of the company. Aspire ES 15 is another AMD beast with AMD E1-7010 processor up its sleeve. The laptop has a 4 GB DDR3L RAM and a 1 TB storage which is ample for saving all your images, audios and videos.

Highlights

Processor -  AMD E1-7010 with up to 1.5 GHz of clock speed.
RAM - 4 GB DDR3L
Graphics-  AMD Radeon R2
Hard Disk- 1 TB HDD
Screen Size - 15.6 inch
Battery Life - 5 hours
Weight - 2.4 Kg

6. Asus VivoBook E402NA

Front view of Asus VivoBook E402NA

Another VivoBook on the list really suggests that Asus VivoBook series might just be the best in terms of budget laptops. With a simple yet elegant design, this laptop has all the features required for everyday computing. It has an Intel Celeron N3350 processor with a clock speed of up to 2.4 GHz coupled with a 2 GB DDR3 RAM. It provides a large storage space of 1 TB HDD combined with 64 GB eMMC storage.

Highlights

Processor -  Intel Celeron N3350 with up to 2.4 GHz of clock speed.
RAM - 2 GB DDR3
Graphics- CPU Graphics
Hard Disk- 1 TB HDD + 64 GB eMMC
Screen Size - 14 inch
Battery Life - 5 hours
Weight - 1.65 Kg

7. HP 250 G5

Side angle view of HP 250 G5

Another HP on the list, but this one unlike the other is powered by Intel chipset. It has an Intel Celeron Dual Core 1.6 GHz CPU coupled with a 4 GB DDR3 RAM and a 500 GB HDD storage. The brand value of HP and Intel makes it an ideal laptop for those who never compromise on quality.

Highlights

Processor -  Intel Celeron N3060 with up to 2.48 GHz of clock speed.
RAM - 4 GB DDR3
Graphics- CPU Graphics
Hard Disk- 500 GB SATA
Screen Size - 15.6 inch
Battery Life - 5 hours
Weight - 1.95 Kg

8. Asus VivoBook X541NA

Three Asus VivoBook X541NA one with the front view and the other two showing thier side view
The third Asus on the list and like the others, it also comes packed with an Intel Celeron N3350 CPU coupled with a 4 GB DDR4 RAM. Yup, that's correct a DDR4 RAM, which makes it fast enough for all your daily computing needs and may even run some low graphic games. Although because of the enhanced RAM you may have to compromise on the storage as it has a 500 GB SATA Hard Disk.

Highlights

Processor -  Intel Celeron N3060 with up to 2.4 GHz of clock speed.
RAM - 4 GB DDR4
Graphics- Integrated HD Graphics
Hard Disk- 500 GB SATA
Screen Size - 15.6 inch
Weight - 2.0 Kg

9. Acer Aspire 1

front view of acer aspire one


Acer Aspire 1 is a great laptop and so great in fact that currently its temporarily out of stock on Amazon. Unlike the other Acer Aspire on the list, it comes with an Intel chipset. Powered by Intel Celeron N3450 with up to 2.2 GHz of Speed coupled with a 4 GB RAM and 32 GB SSD internal storage.

Highlights

Processor -  Intel Celeron N3450 with up to 2.2 GHz of clock speed
RAM - 4 GB
Graphics- Integrated HD Graphics 500
Hard Disk- 32 GB SSD
Screen Size - 14 inch
Battery Life- 9 hours
Weight - 1.6 Kg

10. HP stream

Side angle view of HP stream
HP stream can safely be said as the best back to school laptop on the list. The HP stream comes with an Intel Celeron N3060 CPU coupled with a 4 GB RAM and 32 GB SSD RAM. Now it comes with 2 storage options - 32 GB and 64 GB and 2 screen size options - 11 inches and 14 inches. Even if you select a 14 inch with 64 GB version, it still would cost you less than Rs 20,000. This might be the cheapest laptop on the list but with HP's brand reputation you don't have to worry about the quality of HP stream.

Highlights

Processor -  Intel Celeron N3060 with up to 2.2 GHz of clock speed
RAM - 4 GB DDR3
Graphics- Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Hard Disk- 32 GB or 64 GB SSD
Screen Size - 14 inch or 11 inch 
Weight - 1.2-1.3 Kg

Final Words

These laptops are in no way powerful enough to run the latest high graphic games but they are more than sufficient for daily computing uses. I haven't ranked the list because ranking may be relative to one's use and preferences. You may prefer a larger storage whereas I might go for bigger RAM size and let's face it, under this budget we are not gonna get everything.  So do tell us your ranking in the comment section and share this list with your friends who are looking to buy a laptop under Rs 20,000.

Henry

Henry Emmanuel

Henry is an avid mobile geek who loves to keep a tab on new gadgets. When he is not fanboying over the latest games online, then you will probably find him watching the Originals and Grey's Anatomy. You can chit-chat with him on Facebook where he speaks out fire.

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