Best Laptops Under 20000 Rs : January 2017

All laptops priced under 20000 rupees, come under the ‘budget’ category. Performance-wise you can’t expect too much from these laptops, but most notebooks that we have listed below, should be able to perform almost all the basic tasks.

Some buying tips for laptop purchases below 20000 Rs:

1. Unless mentioned, all the laptops that we have listed will be able to run the latest version of Windows 8. We recommend that you either get a laptop with a minimum of 4GB of RAM (memory) or if it comes with 2GB, upgrading it to 4GB after your purchase would improve the performance quite significantly.

2. Almost all laptops below 20k will allow you to browse the internet, run office applications, play low-end games and also support video / music playback. Do note that multi-tasking i.e running multiple applications or opening too many new tabs in your browser will slow down your laptop. If you need better performance and multitasking, increase your budget and buy better laptops!

3. All the ‘Under 20k laptops’ come with integrated graphics, which also means that you won’t be able to play high-end games or do video editing. We could run Adobe Photoshop and do some basic image editing without any issues.

4. Some laptops come with a licensed version of Windows 8. Others come with either DOS or Ubuntu, which means you either need to buy a licensed version of Windows or install a pirated copy (we discourage piracy!)

5. If you purchase a laptop with Windows 8, it can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free!

We recommend these laptops for Students and Office work. Popular applications that should run smoothly on all the laptops are Microsoft Office (includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Photoshop, VLC Player etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section below.

1.HP APU Quad Core E2 –  Rs 19500

HP APU Quad Core E2

PROS:

  • Display: The 15.6 inch display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution offers high quality picture
  • CPU: Considering the price, the AMD APU E2 processor clocked at 1.8 Ghz is blazingly fast and doesn’t lag
  • Storage: 500 GB Hard disk is more than sufficient to store files
  • RAM: Comes with 2 slots which has 4GB RAM installed in it and is more than sufficient for daily use. It can be upgraded to 8GB RAM.
  • USB: Comes with 3 Ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 which is a huge advantage.
  • Keyboard: The keyboard is well spaced and has a full number pad. It’s comfortable to use for long hours.
  • Battery: The laptop comes with 4 Cell battery and lasts for more than 5 hours.
  • Graphics: Comes with AMD RADEON R2 graphics which is good for gaming. Games like Crysis 3, Battlefield, Dota 2 Reborn, Need for speed Run, Call of Duty MW3 can be played smoothly without any lag.
  • Light weight (2.19 kgs) and portable design!
  • Speakers : Good speakers, the sound is loud enough.
  • Comes with optical drive (CD/DVD)
  • Price: At Rs 20000 it’s good value for money
  • Supports HDMI port

CONS:

  • Operating System: Comes with DOS pre- installed, it’s good for browsing and daily use but other than that you cannot use it for office use, You will have to install Windows 10.
  • Touchpad is not that smooth and responsive.

PriceRs 19,990
TypeNotebook
Display15.6 Inches
Display TechnologyHD LED Backlit Widescreen SVA Slim BrightView
ProcessorAMD APU
MotherboardQuad Core E2
Memory4GB DDR3 RAM
Hard Disk500GB
GraphicsAMD Radeon R2
USB Port1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Dimension151.2 x 100.2 x 95 mm
Weight2.19 kg
Operating SystemDOS
Battery4 cell

2. Micromax Ignite Pentium– Rs 18000

Micromax Ignite Pentium

PriceRs 19,000
TypeNotebook
Display14 Inches
Display TechnologyHD LED Backlit
ProcessorIntel Pentium Quad Core
Motherboard1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 2.4 GHz
Memory4GB
Hard Disk1 TB
GraphicsIntel HD
USB Port2 x USB 3.0
Dimension340 x 237.8 x 20.2 mm
Weight1.6 Kg
Operating System64 bit Windows 10
Battery2 cell

3. Dell Vostro 3558 Notebook- Rs 22,500

Dell Vostro 3558 Notebook

PROS:

  • Display: 15.6 inch huge display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution offers good picture quality.
  • Build Quality: The laptop is a plastic build and due to it’s hard texture it makes it easy to hold.
  • Performance: The Intel Pentium Dual core at 1.5 GHz combined with 4GB RAM gives enough speed and power to accomplish the more common tasks like net browsing and word processing.
  • Storage: 500 GB is more than sufficient to store files.
  • USB: Comes with 3 USB ports2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 for fast data transfer
  • Keyboard: The buttons are well placed and very smooth to use
  • Battery: The 4 cell battery offers upto 4-5 hours of battery life.
  • Weight: The laptop feels very slim and light to hold
  • Price: It’s good value for money laptop
  • Webcam: The laptop comes with webcam which records videos at 720p and for this price range it’s quiet decent
  • Speakers: The speakers are loud enough to listen to music or watching movies.
  • Has Ethernet port which is an advantage for few who do not have a Wifi connection.
  • Comes with optical drive (CD/DVD) although it’s not necessary these days
  • Has VGA port to connect it to TV or DVD player

CONS:

  • Doesn’t come with Microsoft Windows, it comes with pre-installed Ubuntu (needs to be purchased and installed)
  • No dedicated graphics card hence it’s not meant for gaming
  • The trackpad doesn’t feel comfortable to use, we suggest that you buy a mouse for smoother experience
  • Doesn’t support HDMI port.


PriceRs 20000
TypeNotebook
Display15.6 Inches
Display TechnologyHD LED Backlit Widescreen Anti Glare Display
ProcessorPentium Dual Core
Memory4GB DDR3 RAM
Hard Disk500GB
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
USB Port1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Dimension380 x 260.4 x 23.75 mm
Weight2.24 kg
Operating SystemLinux
Battery4 cell

4. Asus EeeBook Atom – Rs 16000

Asus EeeBook Atom

PROS:

  • Display: 11.6 inch display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution offers good picture quality.
  • Build Quality: This stylish looking laptop is very light to hold and feels premium.
  • Performance: The Intel x5-Z8300 Quad core processor  at 1.44 GHz combined with 2GB RAM gives enough speed and power to accomplish the more common tasks like net browsing and word processing.
  • Operating system : Comes with Windows 10 operating system which is great deal for Rs 15000
  • Storage: 32 GB eMMC flash storage is more than sufficient for day to day task.
  • USB: Comes with 3 USB ports2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 for fast data transfer
  • Keyboard and touchpad: The buttons are well placed and very smooth to use.The touchpad is actually good for the price, very responsive and works with gesture controls.
  • Battery: The 3 cell battery offers upto 4-5 hours of battery life.
  • Weight: The laptop feels very slim and light to hold
  • Price: It’s good value for money laptop
  • USB ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
  • Webcam: The laptop comes with webcam which records videos at 720p and for this price range it’s quiet decent
  • Speakers: The speakers are loud enough to listen to music or watching movies.
  • Supports HDMI.

CONS:

  • No dedicated graphics card hence it’s not meant for gaming
  • Doesn’t come with CD drive.


PriceRs 20000
TypeNotebook
Display15.6 Inches
Display TechnologyHD LED Backlit Widescreen Anti Glare Display
ProcessorPentium Dual Core
Memory4GB DDR3 RAM
Hard Disk500GB
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
USB Port1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Dimension380 x 260.4 x 23.75 mm
Weight2.24 kg
Operating SystemLinux
Battery4 cell

5. Iball Flip X5 Atom- Rs 14500

Iball Flip X5 Atom

PROS:

  • Multi functional: This laptop can be used as a laptop or a tablet, it can flip 360 degree to form a tablet. very easy to use.
  • Display: Since it’s Laptab the display size is 11.6 inch and considering the price the screen seems to be decent
  • Build Quality : Handy, small sized, easy to carry and light weight
  • Operating system: Windows 10 operating system which is a huge advantage for a laptop costing less than Rs 11000, MS office applications works very well
  • Keyboard and touchpad: Very decent and smooth to operate.
  • Processor: It comes with intel atom 5th gen processor with 2GB RAM,  it does decent lag free tasks
  • Battery:Good battery life at 10000 mAh
  • Price : At Rs 10999, its a very affordable price
  • Speakers: The speakers are loud enough to listen to music and watch movies.
  • Storage: 32Gb flash storage, more than sufficient for day to day work with 64Gb expandable storage.
  • Supports Mini HDMI 1 x USB 2.0 1 x USB 3.0

CONS:

  • Doesn’t come with optical drive not a big deal nowadays.


PriceRs 18,890
Type2 in 1 Laptop
Display11.6 Inches
Display TechnologyFull HD IPS
ProcessorIntel Atom Processor 5th Gen
Memory2 GB DDR3
Hard Disk32 GB
GraphicsIntegrated Graphics
USB Port1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Dimension297 x 202 x 17 mm
Weight2.1 kg
Operating SystemWindows 10
Battery10,000mAh Li-Polymer

67 Comments
  1. Reply juhi chavan November 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    which laptop is good for autocad software under 20k

  2. Reply Ashok October 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Hi,
    I need a laptop which support AutoCAD and some other 3D software Without any lag at rs20000 and it should give smooth working experience

  3. Reply gokul October 18, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Hello,
    Can u tell me which laptop is good for playing games like GTA 5
    Watch dogs 2 under 30000

  4. Reply monu verma October 17, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Hii I m Monu verma I m working Indian company I want to work MNS company . so I want to increase my knowledge so plz guide me which laptop I want to buy a laptop plz guide me

  5. Reply Aaryan October 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Best hp laptop under 21k meant for gaming n for students

  6. Reply Jasmeet Singh September 18, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I m MBA finance studant n also working as accountant , which is best laptop under 20 for accounting, ms ofice n also games with good speaker

  7. Reply prahlad September 6, 2016 at 9:37 am

    hi can u please suggest me the best laptop under 20K , which is supporting of virtualization technology in bios , because i m going to concentrate on Hadoop course and for this my laptop need to support virtualization for Oracle VM ware to install single node cluster . i already bought lenovoB490 but its not supporting and i wasted money on it . so please can u suggest me best laptop under 20K.thank u(camprahlada@gmail.com)

  8. Reply manik August 30, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Hai anyone Can tell me in canvas laptab can we use Visual studio 2010

  9. Reply Amar August 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    i want to buy a laptop for using games, internet, ms office, photoshop, C language, DAIT all course budget is 20k

  10. Reply sandy August 19, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Hi
    I am student my budget for laptop 20K suggest me which one is good for me

  11. Reply Sohail August 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Hie.. I want to buy a laptop for 20k I need a laptop to run Adobs Premier for editting , or photo editing, which is the cheapest laptop to run the application smoothly.
    Plzzzz suggeste me fast

  12. Reply karthik August 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    hello sir,
    I’m a cs student I want a laptop for gaming around 20k

  13. Reply nishu August 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Hey! I need a laptop to gift someone for general and office use, which one would be the best under 20K?

    • Reply suabsh September 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      hi iam subash my budjet 20000 ur laptop good working well then major fault reply me pls.iam next month laptop purchase me any suggestion reply my email id

  14. Reply Pawan July 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Hi sir , I urgently need a laptop. But I’m confused between micromax ignite lpq61 and hp 15 af114au. Please suggest me the better option. I’m not a serious gamer , but plays sometimes. Or should I go with hp stream 13. Thank you!

    • Reply ASu Ojha September 1, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Don’t be foolish go with HP laptop don’t think to buy Micromax ignite ok.

  15. Reply Jai July 27, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Which one is better Dell Inspiron 3551 (X560139IN9) or DELL INSPIRON 15 3541 NOTEBOOK ??
    im little bit confused right now….so please help me.

  16. Reply Mayank Malviya July 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I need a laptop to run Adobs Premier for editting , which is the cheapest laptop which can run the application smoothly.

  17. Reply Himanshu July 20, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I am a programmer and I want laptop under 20K. Ubuntu is fine for me. Which one do you suggest with EMI option.

  18. Reply som July 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    1) I’m interested in buying mini laptop at prize 20000 with 500gb hard disc with Ms application . For purpose of my project and as well as gaming , watching movies, internet use and general use also …. Plz suggest me a good laptop with best battery life ….
    2) I am new to computers and laptop hence I need a laptop which felicitates my learning of the machine as well as using the internet through it.
    3)

    • Reply Buying Tips July 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      @ Som: Dell Inspiron 15 3541 Notebook is one of the best laptop under RS 20000. We recommend you to buy that.

  19. Reply Kiruthi July 17, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I’m interested in buying mini laptop at prize 20000 with 500gb hard disc with Ms application . For purpose of my project and as well as gaming , watching movies, internet use and general use also …. Plz suggest me a good laptop with best battery life ….

  20. Reply Jibi July 13, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I am looking for a 14inch laptop. My budget is 24k.plz suggest me a good one.

  21. Reply MOONISH July 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    hi I am b.sc viscom student and interested in video editing and vfx so please suggest me a laptop below rs.20000

  22. Reply Vivek July 9, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Hyy I want to purchase a laptop under 20000 for Programing and hacking purpose so pls suggest me a good laptop I wait for your suggestion thank you pls reply fast

  23. Reply arjunrana June 24, 2016 at 9:46 am

    hi i want a average gaming laptop under 20000 and 4gb ram, 1tb or 500gb hdd

  24. Reply Tripti June 15, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Hi
    I need a laptop for college with high battery life and should be light weighted. It should also not be more than 12 inch. 3 usb ports and windows 10 with MS office is a must.

  25. Reply Anil June 9, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    sir i want to buy a laptop with window os, 4 gb ram and my budget is Rs 24000

  26. Reply Abhishek Singh June 3, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I want a laptop for daily usage like low or mid range gaming , multi tasking as well as MS working… which one will be the best Dell laptop under 20k?????

  27. Reply ekta jain June 2, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    hi I want to purchase a laptop for my small online business sonic need fast processer and 1 tb hdd, 4Gb ram with dvd drive which laptop best for me . my budgut Is 20000 to 25000. I want it should be light weight .

    • Reply Buying Tips June 3, 2016 at 11:55 am

      @ Ekta : Dell Inspiron 15 3541 Notebook priced at Rs 19000 is a good laptop to buy with 500 GB storage and 4GB RAM. It weighs only 2 Kgs. Check her for more info:http://goo.gl/sYNazV

  28. Reply Syed May 26, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Can anybody tell me which laptop to buy if i want only performance and battery…… I don’t use high end gaming stuff.. I just need to use Android studio etc.

    • Reply Buying Tips May 26, 2016 at 8:09 am

      @ Syed: Dell Inspiron 15 3541 Notebook is a good laptop with good battery life, priced at round Rs 20000

  29. Reply Sara May 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    suggest me a good lap top that has wifi and dvd/cd drive. budget Rs. 23000.

  30. Reply ShahRukhSyed May 18, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    @SADU you can play ,but this may result in the slowing of the device as the inbuilt storage is less…….. And you can’t convert it to WINDOWS 7

  31. Reply ShahRukhSyed May 18, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Hey there I am willing to buy a 2 in 1 laptop under 20000 with touch screen……. So can you please suggest me one

  32. Reply Aryan May 15, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I WANT A LAPTOP AROUND 21 22 THOUSAND FOR OFFICE USE. IT SHOULD HAVE GOOD PROCESSER, OS AND MEMORY. SHOULD BE WELL MORE THAN VALUE FOR MONEY. PL SUGGEST BY EARLIEST….

    • Reply Buying Tips May 17, 2016 at 9:10 am

      @ Aryan: Dell Inspiron 15 3541 Notebook will be a good choice within Rs 20000.

  33. Reply Navatha May 11, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Can you please suggest a laptop with Windows Op system with a budget anywhere between 21000 to 23000. I am a technical writer by profession and would be using MS office extensively, frame maker etc.

  34. Reply sam May 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Very nice article , After looking all products you descibed I am purchased Dell Dell Inspiron 15 3541.
    Thanks for Great review and detailed explanation.

    • Reply Buying Tips May 11, 2016 at 11:16 am

      @ Sam: Your welcome!! Glad we could help you choose the best one.

  35. Reply swati May 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Hi, i am interested in buying a laptab for my dad for his office work. He travels a lot so looking for a lightweight, fast laptab with good build quility n battery life. Please suggest my budget is 20k but can go upto 25k.

  36. Reply sumit May 1, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Hello ……
    I want to buy a loptop up to 20000 rs. for general use like internet , movie, ms office application(excel powerpoint,word).what should be the best option for me……???

  37. Reply ashu April 26, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Plzz help me with the pros and cons of
    Dell Inspiron 15 3541 and Dell Inspiron 15 3542.
    Plzz thnzz alot

    • Reply Buying Tips April 27, 2016 at 11:54 am

      @ Ashu: Dell Inspiron 15 3541 is priced at Rs 19000 with AMD processor and Ubuntu operating system were as Dell inspiron 15 3542 comes with Intel 4th gen i3 processor with Windows 64 bit operating system and is priced at Rs 28000

  38. Reply ashu April 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Sir i need to buy a lAptop,my budget is 20000.
    My requirements are,
    4gb ram
    Excellent processor,
    Os for development use ,nd hacking nd oll,
    Dvd/cd writer.
    Hdmi,
    Good battery bck up
    Good in gaming even.. not excellent but it must be very good plz help..
    Thnx in advance

    • Reply Buying Tips April 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      @ Ashu: Dell Inspiron 15 3541 Notebook is a good laptop with
      1.4GB RAM and can be upgrade to 8GB RAM
      2. AMD APU A6 processor is blazingly fast and doesn’t lag
      3. Comes with Ubuntu, for office use you will have to install Windows operating system
      4. Comes DVD/ CD drive, however the quality isn’t that good
      5. Doesn’t support HDMI, most of the laptop s at this range don’t support HDMI
      6. Good battery backup with 4Cell battery lasts for 5 hours
      7. Comes with AMD RADEON R4 graphics which is good for gaming. Games like Crysis 3, Battlefield, Dota 2 Reborn, Need for speed Run, Call of Duty MW3 can be played smoothly without any lag.
      Check here for more info: http://goo.gl/FDKwRZ

      • Reply Umesh August 2, 2016 at 4:58 am

        amd processor is best or intel

  39. Reply sunil sharma April 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    hello….i m Er.sunil sharma in jindal power plant…muje 20,000/ ki range me laptop lena hai..for office and softwere training krne ke ly so plzz…advice me that whice laptop is best for me………
    thank u

  40. Reply lalit shayer April 9, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Helllooo….i want a new laptop for my sister…she doing study of computer science..

    My budget is 20000 only.give me advice.

    • Reply Buying Tips April 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      @ Lalit Shayer : Dell Inspiron 15 3541 Notebook is a very good laptop with fast processor and sleek design, the only issue is it comes with Ubuntu, you have to take the trouble of installing Windows. Check here : Dell Inspiron 15 3541

  41. Reply Harsh Gurjar March 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I want 2 buy laptop upto 20k with windows os which 1 should I go for??

    • Reply Buying Tips March 30, 2016 at 12:32 am

      @Harsh Gurjar, there aren’t too many powerful laptops under 20000 that come with Microsoft Windows pre-installed. Can you increase your budget a little? If you can afford to pay 22-23k, we can suggest a Windows laptop.

  42. Reply Harsh Toshniwal March 20, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Hey,
    I need to buy a laptop under 20 K, I am new to computers and laptop hence I need a laptop which felicitates my learning of the machine as well as using the internet through it.
    Currently i am considering buying “Asus EeeBook X205TA”, however I would appreciate if you could give me any advice for the same.
    Thanks and Regards

  43. Reply Amarjit March 18, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Hi i want a laptop for mostly internet, movies, songs and MS office applications (word, excel, powerpoint).. which would be the best one for me to go for?

    • Reply Buying Tips March 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      @Amarjit, What’s your budget? Difficult to suggest a laptop without knowing your budget

  44. Reply Mahesh Kumar March 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Hi, I want to buy a laptop under 20000 for some ms office work and internet use. Please advice the best one…. THANKS!

  45. Reply spideyguy rk March 12, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    i would suggest asus x551something with 2 gb ram but i had played many high end games like spiderman web of shadows ,spiderman shattered dimension ,the amazing spiderman ,nfs most wanted 2012, batman arkham asylum ,prototype and many more high end games.and it is around 20000 with 500gb harddisk

  46. Reply chaithra March 4, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I am a student of ug I need to buy a laptop so I need to know which laptop is best under 20000

  47. Reply Gursimran singh February 28, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Hello sir u
    Is these dell lAptops have wifi connection????pls tell me I want to buy laptop for study nd you tube printing etc pls suggest. Me

    • Reply Buying Tips March 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      @ Gurimran Singh : Yes, all the Dell laptops come with Wifi.

  48. Reply ANUP BHARTI February 21, 2016 at 9:49 am

    sir
    I am interested in buying a laptop at price 20000(approx). For purpose gaming as well as student general life use (b.tech)
    So plz suggeste me.

    • Reply Buying Tips February 21, 2016 at 9:55 am

      @Anup Bharti, you can’t buy a gaming laptop with a budget of Rs 20000. What sort of games are you looking to play? Casual gaming we can suggest, but you won’t be able to play mid/high-end games.

  49. Reply sadu February 18, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Hi, I interested in buying the Micromax Canvas laptab , would like to know if I can use the 3G dongle in the USB port provided in the Base when docked in the base , also would like to know if there is any possibility to upgrade the 2GB ram , will this laptab support installation of highend pirated version of games like NFS & windows 7 etc

    • Reply ShahRukhSyed May 18, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      @SADU Yes you can use the 3g dongle in MICROMAX LAPTAB………. And you can even use Sim in the Micromax canvas laptab LT666(not lt666w)…… But it doesn’t support voice call

  50. Reply bhupendra December 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I am 12th pass student i just want to learn computer. No official or business works.
    Is that Asus EeeBook X205TA laptop
    Good for me or not.

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