Ever since the COVID-19 related restrictions started coming into the picture, most people have been working from their homes to limit the spread of the virus. The demand for laptops has skyrocketed since then, and most professionals have been using laptops or PCs for their work. If you are among those people or are generally looking to buy a new laptop under ₹50,000, you might have to go through dozens of models before zeroing in on one that suits your needs. Fret not, though. We’ve researched quite a bit and selected five laptops that could be great for most people, including you.
We preferred laptops that offer at least a quad-core processor and eight processing threads, at least 8GB RAM, at least 256GB SSD storage, a Full HD resolution display, Windows 10 operating system, and a USB Type-C port. We also tried to find laptops that have additional features like a backlit keyboard, a trackpad with Microsoft Precision drivers, and a USB Type-C port. Whether you’re after a thin-and-light laptop, a processing powerhouse, or a gaming laptop, we have a laptop for everyone in the budget of ₹50,000.
Note: These laptops are not arranged in any particular ranking and can be chosen as per your criteria.
1. HONOR MagicBook 15 – ₹49,990
The HONOR MagicBook is the best thin-and-light laptop under the ₹50,000 price mark. The laptop runs Windows 10 and is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 3500U quad-core processor. It has 8GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM and 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage. It looks and feels amazing, thanks to a metal body and a weight of just 1.53kg. The laptop has a 15.6-inch LCD screen with Full HD resolution and a glass panel for display lamination.
The MagicBook 15 has a full-sized keyboard, a Microsoft Precision Touchpad, stereo speakers, a pop-up webcam hidden inside a key, and a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader. It has two USB Type-A ports, a USB 3.2 Type-C port, a full-sized HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The laptop comes bundled with a 65W USB Type-C fast charger. While the company is promising up to 6.6 hours of battery life on a single charge, you can realistically expect up to 4 hours of battery life on a single charge.
2. MSI Modern 14 – ₹54,990
The MSI Modern 14 costs ₹54,990, which is slightly higher than the budget of ₹50,000, but you also get a better build quality, lighter design (at just 1.19kg), more I/O ports, and slightly longer battery life compared to most laptops in the budget of ₹50,000. It has a 14-inch Full HD IPS LCD screen, an Intel Core i5 10210U quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, and a full-sized SD card slot.
In terms of connectivity, the MSI Modern 14 features dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, and a full-sized HDMI port. MSI claims that the Modern 14’s body passes military-grade durability. Its 50WHr battery can last up to 10 hours by MSI’s claims, but expect around 5-6 hours on a single charge.
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3. Acer Aspire 7 – ₹56,990
If you’re a student or someone who likes to game on the go and want to buy a gaming laptop under ₹50,000, we would suggest you spend a bit more and get the Acer Aspire 7. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD LCD display, an Intel Core i5 9300H CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 512GB SSD storage. All the graphics processing is handled by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM that can offer above 60fps frame rate in most esports titles (such as CS: GO and Portal 2) at Full HD resolution.
Other features of the laptop include Windows 10, stereo speakers, HD webcam, a full-sized backlit keyboard, and a Windows Precision trackpad. In terms of connectivity, the Acer Aspire 7 comes with Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a USB 3.2 Type-C port, an HDMI port, an ethernet port, and a headphone+microphone port. It is powered by a 48WHr battery, which can last up to 6 hours on a single charge while normal tasks and up to 2 hours while gaming.
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4. ASUS VivoBook 14 Ryzen 5 – ₹42,990
The ASUS VivoBook 14 Ryzen 5 might be the most powerful laptop under the ₹50,000 price mark. It uses the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U quad-core CPU with eight threads and a base clock of 2.1GHz. The laptop also features 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage. Although it lacks a dedicated GPU, it has Vega 8 integrated graphics that can smoothly run some esports gaming titles with special effects dialed down.
It runs Windows 10 and features a 14-inch Full HD LCD screen with anti-reflective coating. The ASUS VivoBook 14 Ryzen 5 weighs just 1.5kg and has a full-sized backlit keyboard, Windows Precision trackpad drivers, a fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support, and fast charging. In terms of I/O, the VivoBook 14 has a full-sized HDMI 1.4 port, a USB 3.2 Type-A port, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, a USB 3.2 Type-C port, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi ac, and Bluetooth 4.2.
The 37WHr battery is on the smaller side but it can still last up to six hours as per the company’s claims. Realistically, you should expect around 3-4 hours of battery life on a single charge.
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5. ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 – ₹48,990
If you want a convertible laptop so that you can occasionally use it as a tablet, then the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 is your best bet under ₹50,000. The VivoBook Flip 14 runs Windows 10 and uses Intel’s 10th Gen. Core i3 processor (10110U), 4GB DDR4 RAM (which is expandable up to 12GB), and 512GB SSD. It has a 14-inch IPS-level LCD touchscreen display with Full HD resolution and weighs 1.5kg.
In terms of connectivity, the VivoBook Flip 14 has Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Type-C port, one full-sized HDMI port, and an SD card slot. It weighs 1.5kg and has a backlit keyboard as well as stereo speakers. The laptop’s Windows Precision Touchpad features an integrated fingerprint reader.
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6. Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14
Xiaomi has entered India’s laptop market with a bang. The company’s laptops offer the best build quality among all laptops from other brands in the price range, thanks to an aluminium unibody build and a tight hinge. The laptop also features Microsoft Windows Precision Touchpad drivers for multi-touch gestures. It has a 14-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution and narrow bezels. It lacks keyboard backlighting, a fingerprint reader, and a webcam, though. However, Xiaomi is bundling a separate webcam with every laptop.
In terms of hardware, the Mi Notebook 14 that’s being sold in India comes with a 10th Gen. Intel Core i5 10210U quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SATA SSD storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU. The GPU is good enough for playing some esports titles at 720p resolution and low settings. It has a multitouch trackpad, stereo speakers with DTS Audio, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, a full-sized HDMI port, a headphone jack, dual-band Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Mi Notebook 14 weighs 1.5kg and is powered by a 46WHr battery that can last up to 10 hours on a single charge as per the company’s claims. However, you can realistically expect up to 6 hours of battery life with normal usage and web browsing.
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You can consider buying an Extended Warranty or Spills and Drops Protection plan for your laptop from our website. The extended warranty plan extends the manufacturer warranty by up to 4 additional years, covers breakdowns and malfunctions and offers free pick and drop facility. The Spills and Drops Protection plan covers broken, cracked, and shattered screens as well as physical and liquid damage. Both the plans offer a repair or replacement guarantee.