Top 8 Laptops Under Rs 40,000 2017 In India

Laptops under Rs 40,000 usually provide a good mix of screen size, processing power and memory for home and travelling business users. However, their memory is insufficient as a rule for high-end gaming or graphics-intensive applications. Laptops must be able to handle Windows 8.1 at a minimum, and ideally upgradeable to Windows 10. Adequate connectivity through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other means, as well as enough USB hubs and other ports as expected in this price range.
HP 15-AC026TX


HP 15-AC026TX 15.6-inch

The HP 15.6 inch Turbo laptop utilizes an Intel i5 5th generation 2 GHz processor and ships with only the DOS operating system. Users must install Windows separately on their own. It has 4 GB RAM and a full sized keyboard. The screen is a 15.6 inch widescreen with backlit LED HD and high-resolution BrightView technology.

Hardware for multimedia enjoyment included with the HP laptop includes a SuperMulti Drive, an HD webcam, dual stereo speakers with DTS sound, and a TrueVision camera for 30 fps recording or web calling. There is also a high-end GPU for gaming and support of the multimedia optical drives.

In addition to the 4 GB RAM, the HP laptop ships with a 1 TB hard drive. It can store large amounts of data, photos, videos or music. The unit has an HDMI connection port, one USB 3.0 connection and two USB 2.0 slots, an Ethernet port, LAN port and two SIMM ports. It comes equipped for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The HP laptop is powered by a standard four-cell Li-Ion battery and it is designed for people on the move. It weighs a mere 2.14 kg and is only 24.3 mm thick. The shell is silver. Customers report satisfaction with the performance power, portability, connectivity and hard drive size. They feel the HD 15.6 laptop is a good value for the money and report it works well with Windows 10 loaded.

Spec For HP 15-AC026TX 15.6-inch Details
Brand HP
Processor Intel core i5 5200u
Display Size 15.6 inch
Ram 4 GB Ram
Storage 1 TB
Graphics ATI Radeon
Operating System DOS
Battery _________
Weight 3.1 Kg
Warranty 1 year manufacturer warranty on product


Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2-14 59-429728

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2

Built for the budget-friendly under Rs 40,000 market, the Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14-inch laptop is multimodal computing not generally seen in this price range. It is a touchscreen unit, but the screen rotates and flips 300 degrees to form a stand, a tablet, or a standard laptop configuration depending on the needs of the user.

The Ideapad Flex 2 uses a 4th generation 1.7 GHz Intel processor and ships with Windows 8.1 installed. Onboard is 4 GB RAM, which expands to 8 GB, and a 500 GB hard drive. A powerful GPU also assists the laptop to provide rich, high-end graphics experiences. The full HD LED multi-touch slim display measures 14 inches. It responds to swipes, gestures and other intuitive gestures. A backlit AccuType keyboard, Dolby Advanced Audio stereo speakers and a webcam round out the basic Flex 2 build. An array microphone enhances video chats, as well.

Connect to the Internet with the Ideapad Flex 2 using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or WLAN. The laptop also features a 4-in-1 card reader, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, and one HDMI port. Although it uses a standard 4-cell laptop battery, battery life is enhanced by Lenovo’s Energy Management technology to increase the time between battery charges.

The Flex 2 laptop is easily portable. It is only 22.4 mm thick and weighs a featherweight 1.9 kg. Customers enjoy the flexible design that lets them use the Ideapad Flex 2 as either a notebook or tablet with a flip of the screen. They report it starts and shuts down quickly, and the screen offers clear and vivid colours and resolution.

Spec For Lenovo Ideapad 2-14 59-429728 Details
Brand Lenovo
Processor 1.7 GHz Intel Core I3-4030U 4th Gen Processor
Display Size 14 inch
Ram 4 GB Ram
Storage 500 GB
Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics
Operating System Windows 8.1
Battery 4 Hours
Weight 1.9 Kg
Warranty 1 Year Onsite Warranty with ADP Hard Bundled


Dell Inspiron 15 3542

Dell Inspiron 15 3542

The Dell Inspiron 15.6 inch laptop is one of the few in the under Rs 40,000 price range that allows users to consider mid- to high-end gaming. Although the Inspiron runs on a 1.7 GHz Intel 4th generation processor, the dedicated GeForce graphics card combined with the Linux Ubuntu OS installed allow out of the box higher-end use. Users can also opt for Windows 7 or 8.1 OS. A 500 GB hard drive plus 4 GB RAM help the laptop handle most tasks.

The Dell laptop has an HD LED backlit 15-inch display, which makes watching high-definition videos, movies or games a pleasure. The screen is bright, with good colour and contrast. The keyboard is not backlit. There are two tuned Waves MaxxAudio speakers for premium audio, as well as an integrated 1.0 MP HD webcam and microphones for web chats and recording. The Inspiron also has an optical DVD drive.

This laptop is silver matte coloured, with the sides and edges a glossy silver. It has a maintenance cover to easily access the battery and RAM. The battery is not removable, but RAM can be expanded. The Inspiron is equipped for fast Ethernet only, although users can configure it for WLAN, Wi-Fi, etc. at the time of order for additional costs.

Customers like that the Inspiron is sturdy and good for all-around use. There were some concerns that the glossy screen made outdoor viewing difficult, especially in very bright light. Gaming performance was good, with few stutters or lags up to medium quality settings. They felt power consumption was fairly low, and overall the Dell Inspiron configuration was appropriate for this price range.

Spec For Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Details
Brand Dell
Processor 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3-4005U
Display Size 15 Inch
Storage 500 GB SATA
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400
Operating System Windows 8.1
Battery 4 Hours
Weight 2.1 Kg
Warranty 1 year warranty provided by the manufacturer from date of purchase


Asus F200LA-CT013H

Asus F200LA CT013H

The Asus 11.6 inch laptop is unique in the under Rs 40,000 category in several ways. It still packs a 1.7 GHz Intel 4th generation processor and Windows 8.1, like its peers in the price range. The HD touchscreen is manufactured to be anti-glare, as well as more responsive and accurate than current industry standards. An Intel graphics GPU ensures excellent video viewing qualities. The Asus also has a 500 GB hard drive and 4 GB RAM.

Besides its very small size, the Asus offers a high-quality HD webcam and SonicMaster high-quality stereo audio. A SuperMulti double-layer DVD+/-RW double layer tray allows extra multimedia versatility. The Asus is configured for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It has one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, LAN port, and a microSD card reader. Jacks for headphones and external microphones are standard with this laptop, too.

Unlike larger laptops, the Asus 11.6 inch laptop uses a 2-cell Li-Ion battery. This still provides decent battery life, as well as reducing the weight of the unit to only 1.24 kg. This portable laptop comes in several bright colours as well as black.

Customers like the Asus because it is a very good value for the cost. It is clearly the lightest weight and smallest, most portable laptop available. They also like the visibility of the screen, thanks to the anti-glare screen. Processing power, memory and storage are the equals of larger laptops. The speakers also get rave reviews, unlike most laptop sound systems.

Spec For Asus F200LA-CT013H Details
Brand Asus
Processor 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3-4010U
Display Size 11.6 Inch
Ram 4 GB
Storage 500 GB
Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics
Operating System Windows 8.1
Battery 4 Hours
Weight 1.4 Kg
Warranty 1 Year Onsite by Asus


HP Compaq 15-s104TX NoteBook

HP Compaq 15 s104TX


The HP Compaq 15 Notebook is one of the few laptops in this price range that runs on the Intel 1.7 GHz Core i5 processor. Turbo Boost lets the processor bump up to 2.7 GHz. It also features a full-size island-style keyboard and a numeric keypad. The unit ships with only DOS installed. A 1 TB hard drive and 4 GB RAM is more than sufficient to load Windows 10 OS.

This laptop features a 15.6 inch BrightView Widescreen 15.6 inch HD LED backlit display. An HD webcam, HD digital microphone and dual speakers ensure the best video chat among the laptops in this price range. The HP Compaq laptop also has a SuperMulti DVD RW drive with dual layer support.

It is heavier than its competitors, weighing 2.23 kg, but still looks sleek and stylish. The unit is configured for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, and HDMI. The unit has an NVIDIA GPU and 2 GB dedicated graphics memory. It also has a 3-in-1 card reader.

Customer reviews indicate that, although this laptop may be marketed for gaming, it needs the RAM upgraded to at least 8 GB for adequate higher-end gaming performance. Low and mid-level games play easily on the HP Compaq out of the box. Users also like the bright LED display, the solid web cam and the strength of the processor.

Spec For HP Compaq 15-s104TX Details
Brand HP
Processor 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
Display Size 15 Inch
Storage 1 TB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 820M
Operating System Free DOS
Battery 4 Cell
Weight 2.23 kg
Warranty 1 Year Accidental Damage Protection Warranty on registration on HP Website


Dell Inspiron 3148

Dell Inspiron 3148

The Dell Inspiron 3148 is another 2-in-1 laptop in the under Rs 40,000 price class. It functions as both a tablet and a laptop computer thanks to a 360-degree hinged 11.6-inch touchscreen display. Although labelled 2-in-1, the Inspiron 3148 has four configurations: tablet, tent, stand and laptop, depending on the needs of the user. Although the 3148 is small, it includes all the processing and amenities one would expect from a larger laptop.

The configuration includes a 4th Generation Intel Core 1.9 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM for fast switching between various applications and tasks, and pre-installed Windows 10 OS. It also has a 500 GB hard drive. The touchscreen has “edge-to-edge” display, so photos and video viewing maximizes every bit of the available space. The screen uses TrueLife LED HD technology and a backlit IPS display for crisp, clean colours.

A dedicated Intel HD graphics GPU powers graphics-intensive applications. MaxxAudio stereo speakers, an HD webcam, dual noise cancelling microphones, and a headphone/mic jack allow users to make great video calls or participate in gaming. A 2-in-1 media card reader, PowerShare 3.0 USB port and two USB 2.0 ports let users attach many different peripherals.

The Dell Inspiron 3148 comes empowered for both Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connections and long-range Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi connection apps on-board allow fast and simple data transfer to other devices. The 3-cell Li-Ion battery provides good battery life. The unit weighs 3.3 pounds and is 19.4 mm thick.

Users like the compact, portable and lightweight 3148 model for this feature alone. Audio and video features get ratings of “superb” as well. The Dell Inspiron is powerful enough to be fast and reliable for traveling professionals who love to multitask.

Spec For Dell Inspiron 3148 Details
Brand Dell
Processor Intel Core i3 (4th Gen)
Display Size 11.6 Inch
Storage 500 GB
Graphics Intel HD Graphics
Operating System Windows 8.1
Battery 3 cell
Weight 1.39 kg
Warranty 1 Year Accidental Damages Service


Lenovo Essential G400s

Lenovo Essential G400s

The Lenovo Essential G400s Laptop packs a lot of features into a notebook-sized package. It utilizes the Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz and a 6 Mb cache. 4 GB RAM and a 500 GB hard drive ensure more than ample storage and access to fast switching between applications. The G400S ships with Windows 8 OS installed.

The Essential G400s has a 10-point touch HD LED Backlit widescreen with anti-glare display technology. Details appear bright and clear on the screen. A dedicated NVIDIA graphics processor assists users with gaming and video experiences, too.

This laptop has an integrated HD webcam, single digital microphone and a headphone/microphone jack for video chats and conferences. Dual speakers and an island-type keyboard with spill-resistant technology are useful additions to the package. The 6-cell battery is larger than some others in this price range, and the laptop has an additional Energy Management feature to increase usage time.

The Lenovo laptop comes ready to use Bluetooth or fast USB 3.0 for fast file transfers. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi. The G400s also has two standard USB ports, an HDMI port, and a 4-in-1 memory card reader. Customers like the storage capacity of the Lenovo unit. They also remark about the sound quality of the speakers on this unit.

Spec For Lenovo Essential G400s Details
Brand Lenovo
Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i3
Display Size 13.86 inch
Storage 500 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GT 720M
Operating System Windows 8
Battery 4 cell
Weight 2.5 kg
Warranty 1 Year Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)


Asus X550CC-XX876H

Asus X550CC XX876H


The final entry in our under Rs 40,000 laptop category is the Asus 15.6 inch model. Onboard hardware includes a 1.8 GHz Intel i3 processor, 4 GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GT graphics processor. This configuration allows gaming with good graphics, multitasking for business or fast power for daily tasks. The 15.6 inch HD TFT display is ideal for watching videos and movies as well as gaming.

The Asus also has a SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with Dual Layer technology. The trackpad for the laptop uses Smart Gesture, which lets users get fast and accurate responses. The keyboard is seamless and one piece, designed to be ergonomic and comfortable for typing. Budget-conscious gamers should enjoy this laptop.

Handy accessories include an HD webcam with a 3 MB cache, a VGA front camera, and a built-in microphone. SonicMaster technology boosts the speakers for excellent sound. The Asus laptop also comes with Asus WebStorage for cloud storage and data sync across multiple devices. A standard 4-cell Li-Ion battery powers the notebook. The Asus weighs 2.3 kg and comes in a black finish.

Included with the Asus are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, VGA, LAN, and Ethernet ports. Ports for headphones and microphones as well as a microSD card reader are included. Customers report this laptop works well for works and gamers. They like the modern look and up to date performance specs. Graphics performance and the overall build quality garner high ratings, as well.

Spec For Asus X550CC-XX876H Details
Brand Asus
Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Core i3-3217U
Display Size 15.6 inch
Ram 4GB
Storage 750 GB
Graphics Nvidia GeForce Graphics
Operating System Windows 8
Battery 4 Hours
Weight 2.3 Kg
Warranty One Year Manufacturer Warranty

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