In the present competitive & technological priority world, every person feels the need of a computer for an effective and efficient outcome and more so, for on-the-go computing. Even for students, their studies would be incomplete without a laptop which is the best device for them in their college life. Though the smartphone era has changed the fortune of the laptop market, still the laptop is irreplaceable with smartphone sometimes.
We have picked some models from reputed laptop brands to tone down the work of students. In particular, for students it should be a multi-performer and versatile too, as they are engaged with different kinds of works such as Daily Assignments, Project Works, Entertainment, Gaming, Video Editing and a lots more. These are the most suitable laptops for college students from a budget of Rs. 28,000 to Rs. 40,000 which we think is an average price that a student is willing to shell out for his computing needs.
INR 28K: Lenovo Essential G580
The Lenovo Essential G580 is the bare minimum what a student can ask for everyday usage. It comes with a 2nd Generation 2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 processor with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD 3000 graphics. There is one RAM slot left unused so the user can upgrade to a more generous 4GB of RAM. But this laptop doesn’t come with an operating system which is a trade-off which you have to make in replacement to better hardware. The storage in this laptop is 500GB of 5400RPM hard disk and it also come with an optical drive. The screen is a 15.6 inch HD LED panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768. There is a front VGA camera and an island/Chiclet style keyboard. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100M LAN port and Wi-Fi b/g/n. There is 1 USB 2.0 port and 2 USB 3.0 ports along with HDMI, VGA, card slot and 3.5 mm headphone jack. This laptop weighs 2.7 KG and comes with 1 year on-site warranty.
INR 30K: HP 2000-2314TU
The HP 2000-2314TU is one of the best HP laptops and it comes with 2nd generation dual-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i3 2348m processor with 3 MB of cache. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM which can be expanded to 8GB and there is 500 GB of hard disk storage. It also has an optical drive and 64-Bit Windows 8 operating system. It has a 15.6 inch HD LED backlit display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. You also get 720p HD webcam, full sized keyboard and a touchpad with multi-touch gestures. The audio is taken care by Altec Lansing stereo speakers and 3.5 mm audio and headphone jack. It has 100 Mbps LAN connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, VGA, Card slot and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It weighs an average 2.45 KG and comes at a price of INR 30,500.
INR 35K: Samsung NP355V5C-S05IN
If you are a multimedia buff, this Samsung laptop suits you perfectly. The Samsung NP355V5C-S0IN comes with quad-core AMD A8 CPU clocked at 1.9 GHz. The graphic needs are taken care using an integrated 512MB AMD Radeon 7640G GPU as well as 1GB of AMD HD 7670M dedicated graphics. This laptop is very good for gaming and multimedia needs, thanks to its graphical processing prowess. It also has generous 4MB of cache memory and 6GB of DDR3 RAM which can be expanded to 8GB. There is no SSD storage but it has 1 TB of huge storage space in the hard disk drive. This laptop comes with anti-reflective 15.6 inch of LED backlit screen which is good for watching movies or playing games. The Microsoft Windows 8 is pre-installed, 1.3 MP camera, multi-touchpad and standard keyboard. The battery life is expected as 6 hours of normal usage. It has 1Gbps LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI and Ethernet cables. This device weighs 2.33 KG and comes at a price of INR 35,343.
INR 40K: Sony VAIO T Series SVT13113EN Ultrabook
The Sony VAIO T Series SVT13113EN is the only Ultrabook that you can find in this price range from a reputed brand. This Ultrabook from Sony comes with 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 2367M (2nd Gen) processor with 3 MB cache and Intel HD 3000 GPU. It comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM but is upgradeable to 8GB by using another unused slot. This laptop comes with 500GB of conventional 5400RPM hard disk along with 32GB of SSD storage which can be used for quick boot times. This Ultrabook comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. There is a 13.3 inch of TFT LED backlit display and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. There is a 1.3 MP HD front webcam, multitouch gesture enabled touchpad and a standard keyboard. Sony has also added its proprietary audio technologies such as Clear Phase Audio, xLoud Audio and Monoaural microphones in this laptop. There is 1Gbps LAN, Ethernet port, Wi-Fi b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity. There are HDMI, VGA, Multi-Card slot, 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports. This whole package weighs just 1.6 KG and costs around INR 39.5K which is commendable effort from Sony.
About The Author
Ashwin works with Mysmartprice.com which is a price comparison website that helps users find the best price of mobiles, books, camera and lots more. Ashwin is a graduate of State University New York with an MS in Information Systems and an MBA from Amrita School of Business Bangalore. He writes on smartphones, gadgets, technology , ecommerce and marketing.