4 min read
25 May 2021

In today’s day and age, laptops have become ubiquitous, and they are especially important for students. From preparing for exams, to finishing their assignments and reports, laptops enable students to get their work done with relative ease. If you are on the lookout for best laptops for students, below are the top ten budget laptops currently available in the market.

Best laptops for college students in India

College students today require powerful devices to get their work done with ease and minimal fuss. However, it is also essential that these laptops are compact and lightweight, so that they can be carried around easily. The best laptops for college students pack fast processors, decent RAM size, and come with a long-lasting battery life, so that students can easily work on these devices when they are in college, library, or while sitting inside a cafe. Let us now take a look at some of the best laptops for students, and their features.

1. HP Envy 13

Stylish and portable, HP Envy 13 is a certified head-turner and weighs just 1.2 kgs. The laptop sports a 13.3-inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS Anti-glare display, which allows you to work on the device for long hours without straining your eyes. Furthermore, the fingerprint sensor facilitates faster system access, and you do not have to go through the trouble of entering your password every time.

Specifications: HP Envy 13

Operating system

Windows 10 Home

Processor brand

Intel core i7

Hard drive

256 GB SSD

Screen size

13.3 inches

RAM

8 GB

Weight

1.21 Kg


2. Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IML

Boasting impressive, futuristic features like a fingerprint sensor for faster access, this Lenovo laptop can be a remarkable companion for students. The laptop flaunts a 14-inch Full HD LED Backlit Glare IPS Display, and comes with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage, which work in tandem to ensure that the laptop is responsive, allows you to switch between different tabs and programs with ease, and comes with fast boot-up times while offering ample storage.

Specifications: Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IML

Operating system

Windows 10 Home

Processor brand

Intel Core i5

Hard drive

512 GB SSD

Screen size

14 inches

RAM

8 GB

Weight

1.65 Kgs

EMI starts

Rs. 5,872/month*

 

3. MI Notebook Horizon Edition 14

One of the most affordable i7 laptops is Mi NoteBook Horizon Edition 14. Powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U processor, the laptop seamlessly executes compute-intensive tasks, and is the ideal laptop for students studying coding, programming and even graphic designing. Additionally, this model comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage, which ensures faster boot-up times, and a buttery-smooth multitasking experience.

Specifications: MI Notebook Horizon Edition 14

Operating system

Windows 10 Home

Processor brand

Intel Core i7

Hard drive

512 GB

Screen size

14 inches

RAM

8 GB

Weight

1.3 Kg


4. Asus X509JP-EJ024T

Asus VivoBook models are known for their top-of-the-line features, and this device is powered by the Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, with clock speeds up to 3.60GHz. It also flaunts a 15.6-inch Full HD display, while housing the Nvidia MX330 - 2GB Graphics GPU, which offers exceptional graphics and facilitates an immersive gaming experience.

Specifications: Asus X509JP-EJ024T

Operating system

Windows 10 Home

Processor brand

Intel Core i5 6600

Hard drive

1TB HDD

Screen size

15.6 inches

RAM

8 GB

Weight

3.0 kg

EMI starts

Rs. 4,066/month*


5. HP 15-DA0327TU

With a 13-hour battery backup, and offering you the opportunity to upgrade from HDD to SSD storage, this HP laptop has been designed keeping your convenience in mind. This device is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, and packs 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD storage, which ensures that you can multitask on your laptop without any hassles. It is also one of the best laptops for engineering students, as the 1TB HDD storage allows you to install multiple software, while the 4GB RAM allows you to switch between apps effortlessly, while handling compute-intensive tasks with relative ease.

Specifications: HP 15-DA0327TU

Operating system

Window 10 Home

Processor brand

Intel Core i3 7th Gen

Hard drive

1 TB

Screen size

15.6 inches

RAM

4 GB

Weight

2.04 Kg

EMI starts

Rs. 3,083/month*

 

6. Asus M509DA-BQ1064T

Yet another budget-friendly option that packs all the features you would need in a laptop, the Asus VivoBook model sports a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel, and is powered by the AMD quad-core Ryzen 5-3500U processor, clocking at 2.1GHz. The laptop also houses 4GB RAM which can be expanded up to 12GB, and 1TB HDD storage, with an additional M.2 slot for SSD storage expansion.

Specifications: Asus M509DA-BQ1064T

Operating system

Windows 10

Processor brand

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

Hard drive

1TB HDD

Screen size

15.6 inches

RAM

4 GB

Weight

1.9 kg

EMI starts

Rs. 3,749/month*

 

7 . Dell Inspiron 7490

We are talking heavy-hitters now, and Dell Inspiron 7490 can handle heavy-duty usage with the utmost ease. This laptop is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and weighs just 1.32 Kgs, making it the ideal laptop for students who prefer working out in the open, or at a library. The laptop comes equipped with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage, and also packs the NVIDIA 2GB MX250 GPU, providing higher resolution graphics and improved frame rates.

Specifications: Dell Inspiron 7490

Operating system

Windows10 Home

Processor brand

Intel Core i5

Hard drive

512 GB SSD

Screen size

14 inches

RAM

8 GB

Weight

1.45 kg

EMI starts

Rs. 6,007/month*


8. Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IWL

The Lenovo Ideapad C340 can be used either as a laptop or as a tablet and lets students explore their creative side. This laptop also comes with 8-hour battery life, and you can charge the laptop up to 80 percent in just one hour. Furthermore, the Lenovo Ideapad comes with a 3-side narrow bezel screen and flaunts an IPS display with FHD resolution. Running on the Intel Core i5 processor, and housing an 8GB RAM, students can install heavy software, multitask, or play graphically-intensive games with ease on this device.

Specifications: Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IWL

Operating system

Window 10 Home

Processor brand

Intel Core i5

Hard drive

512 GB SSD

Screen size

14 inches

RAM

8 GB

Weight

1.65 kg

EMI starts

Rs. 7,226/month*

 

9. HP Pavilion 15-cs1000tx

HP laptops are known for their sturdy exterior, and their ability to perform heavy-duty tasks, and this HP Pavilion laptop is no different. Flaunting a 15.6-inch full HD LED backlit anti-glare display, this HP laptop is ideal for students, as it even packs the NVIDIA Geforce MX130 GPU for high graphics performance. This laptop also comes equipped with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD storage, which lets you multitask effortlessly, while you can store movies, TV shows and video lectures on the device.

Specifications: HP Pavilion 15-cs1000tx

Operating system

Window 10 Home

Processor brand

Intel Core i3

Hard drive

1 TB

Screen size

15.6 inches

RAM

8 GB

Weight

2.18 kg

EMI starts

Rs. 4,333/month*


10. HP PAV X360 14-DH1007TU

If you want to purchase a futuristic laptop that also comes with Amazon Alexa to check your calendar, create lists, or even play music for you, then the HP PAV X360 should be your first choice. This laptop is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor, and comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 256GB SSD storage, which ensures lightning fast response. The laptop also flaunts an elegant 14-inch full HD IPS display, and weighs just 1.59 Kgs, making it ultra-portable.

Specifications: HP PAV X360 14-DH1007TU

Operating system

Window 10 Home

Processor brand

Intel Core i3 8th Gen

Hard drive

256 GB SSD

Screen size

14 inches

RAM

8 GB

Weight

1.59 kg

EMI starts

Rs. 4,500/month*


Best laptops for students in August 2021

Laptops for students

Price

HP Envy 13

Rs. 69,990

Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IML

Rs. 1,11,890

Mi Notebook Horizon Edition 14

Rs. 54,999

Asus X509JP-EJ024T

Rs. 60,990

HP 15-DA0327TU

Rs. 37,000

Asus M509DA-BQ1064T

Rs. 44,990

Dell Inspiron 7490

Rs. 90,105

Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IWL

Rs. 52,840

HP Pavilion 15-cs1000tx

Rs. 65,000

HP PAV X360 14-DH1007TU

Rs. 54,000


Before purchasing a laptop, it is important to know what features to look for, and what makes a device the best laptop for college students. From the laptop’s processor to its RAM size and display, one has to consider various parameters. We have curated a list of the top ten laptops for students, which will help you with your purchase.

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