HomeNewsDiwali tech-shopping: 5 entry level Windows 8 laptops under Rs 25,000

Diwali tech-shopping: 5 entry level Windows 8 laptops under Rs 25,000


lot of you may scoff at the idea of an entry level laptop, which will only allow you to do the most basic of tasks. But for a lot of students, who work with simple applications and need to do a lot of assignments and projects online, high end specifications is not a must. As long as the work is getting done and you are not confined to a fixed location of a desktop, a budget laptop is a good investment. It also makes for a good gifting option, now that the festive season will come with discounts galore. Here are five

Windows-based laptops you can get yourself (if your needs are simple) or your school/college going children.


Lenovo G50-45

Price: Rs 24,000

This laptop comes with a 15.6-inch display with a 1366×768 pixel resolution and houses a quad-core AMD A6-6310 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. Thanks to the AMD A6 processor, you will also get an integrated graphics solution (AMD Radeon R5 M320) which gives you a stutter-free movie viewing experience. A chiclet keyboard, 500GB HDD, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out, Windows 8.1 on board, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi and so on makes this a feature rich laptop for the price.

Dell Vostro 3445

Price: Rs 24,800

The Vostro series is quite a popular laptop series from Dell. The Vostro 3445 comes in wine-red and gray body with a matte finish. It houses the AMD A4-6210 processor meant for entry level laptops. This 14-inch laptop has 64-bit Windows 8.1, comes with 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD and a dedicated DVD drive. If you want a slightly powerful system, you can check out the Dell Inspiron 3442 which comes with a Pentium dual core processor and has 4GB RAM but it comes with Linux OS instead of Windows.


Acer Aspire E E5-511

Price: Rs 23,500

Acer has some good budget laptops in the Aspire E series. The Acer E5-511 P0GC comes with a 4th generation Intel Pentium N3540 which is a quad-core processor clocked at 2.66GHz, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD and 64-bit Windows 8.1 OS. It comes with a chiclet keyboard along with a dedicated number pad section. This 15.6-inch laptop also comes with a dedicated DVD drive and integrated Intel HD graphics. Makes for a good laptop for everyday use.


HP 240 G3

Price: Rs 25,000

HP 240 G3 is a value-segment laptop and comes in a 14-inch form factor. It has an elegant design and comes with a chiclet keyboard without a dedicated number pad section. The touchpad comes with Windows 8 gesture support. It houses an Intel Pentium quad-core N3550 processor clocked at 2.17GHz paired with 4GB of RAM. There is a provision for one USB 3.0 drive, an HDMI out and a dedicated DVD drive.


Toshiba Satellite C50A-E0110

Price: Rs 22,500

Toshiba had relaunched its entire series last year with a uniform design philosophy and addressing different price segments. The Satellite C50 is the entry level series and is targetted at budget buyers. It houses a 4th gen Intel Celeron dual core N2820 processor clocked at 2.13GHz and is paired with 2GB of RAM. The laptop has rounded edges and a functional design with a 15.6-inch display, 500GB HDD, full-sized keypad and a touchpad with Windows 8 gestures. It is one of the few laptops at this price point which comes with a 6-cell battery, whereas most others comes with a 4-cell battery, so you can expect a long lasting laptop. Great for those who commute for long hours and need to get work done.

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