Best Laptops Under 25000 With i5 & i7 Processors In India

by Nov 20, 2019

Electronic gadgets like smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. are more than just electronic parts these days, they have become a crucial part of our lives. For performing daily chores like sending emails, video chat, presentations, etc. we want a good device that can handle these tasks speedily, efficiently, and smoothly.

Laptops have played a very vital role in providing comfortability, portability, and power anywhere we want. But when it comes to purchasing a laptop there are a lot of things to keep track of like hardware specs, design, company, performance, and so on. However, if your budget is on the lower side then it becomes a little tough as to which laptop to choose and which will suit your needs. In this guide, we have created a list of 10 laptops that you can buy at just under Rs.25000 in India.

The Best Laptops Under 25000

1. HP 14q

HP 14q APU Dual Core A6 - (4 GB_256 GB SSD_Windows 10 Home) 14q-cy0004AU
  • Comes with an SSD
  • Good overall performance
  • Nice battery life
  • Average webcam
  • Heating issue
  • Viewing angles of the display aren’t that good

 

Overview

HP or Hewlett Packard is a name that always creeps up in our minds when we think about budget laptops or reliable laptops for the fact being. HP has always strived to provide consumers with great laptops and at reasonable costs.

Starting with the design and build quality of the laptop, the HP 14q has a minimalistic look and the HP logo on the front. It is made entirely of hard plastic but is fairly durable. The plastic body is sturdy and looks professional as well.

It arrives with a 14 inch HD display and it helps you achieve decent visuals even under broad daylight. The display looks good and is favorable for playing games, doing work, or just watching movies and shows. Although the viewing angles aren’t so great.

It runs on an AMD dual-core A6 APU ( Accelerated Processing Unit) clocking at 2.6 GHz along with 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and an AMD Radeon 9225 GPU. For storage, it has a 256GB of SSD storage. The laptop is suitable for multitasking and has overall decent performance.

Although playing games might be an issue as the laptop gets heated and GPU doesn’t support a variety of games. AMD has been the undisputed king when it comes to APU’s and their chipsets provide exceptional performance for the buck. The SSD storage is quite enough for storing important documents and images, while also improve boot-up times of not only Windows but of applications as well to very considerable amounts.

The built-in speakers are loud and sound good however the sound tends to crack at high volumes. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for high-speed data transfer along with WiFi and Bluetooth for connectivity.

Our Thoughts

The 14q is a good entry-level notebook with a decent spec sheet along with moderate performance and can be a good offer for someone who wants a laptop for work-related purposes along with entertainment on the go. On the downside, the speakers aren’t that good, the images from the webcam seem blurry and it gets heated when used heavily.

Verdict

At Rs. 19000 the HP 14q is a unique and nice offer for anyone who is looking for a budget laptop with great build quality and moderate performance. It also comes with an SSD for storing files and personal document which makes it a very nice package from the company while also improving the performance to a great extent. Though poor webcam quality, very ordinary display, and heating problems are some issues to be kept in mind.

2. HP 15q

HP 15q Core i5 8th Gen - (8 GB_1 TB HDD_DOS) 15q-ds0009TU Laptop (15.6 inch, Sparkling Black, 2.04 kg)
  • RAM upgradability
  • Good battery backup
  • An optical drive is provided
  • Average display
  • Poor webcam
  • Heating issue

 

Overview

The HP 15q arrives with a 15.6 inch HD BrigtView display with a screen resolution of 1366x768. Just on top of the bezel, a webcam is present and has thick bezels all around the screen. The display is very standard and is suited for long periods of work although the display isn't bright and sharp enough and sometimes looks dull especially outdoors.

The laptop is driven by an AMD dual-core A6 APU with a base clock of 2.5 GHz and is capable of being overclocked to 2.9 GHz for enhancing the performance. In terms of memory, it has 4 GB of RAM and can be further expanded to 16 GB and also has a hard disk of 1TB capacity. For graphics, an AMD Radeon R4 GPU is provided which is competent in running games. The APU performs reasonably well and manages workloads efficiently although the laptop gets heated after medium work sessions.

For connectivity, it has WiFi and Bluetooth along with two USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, and an HDMI port. The keyboard and trackpad are also very standard and the keyboard does not have backlit support.

Our Thoughts

HP 15q is a very balanced notebook that is proficient in multitasking as well as for entertainment purposes. It has an average graphics card support that is able to run games ( although at low settings). It comes with a battery life of 8 hours which is very impressive, has a decent webcam, and the performance can be boosted by overclocking the processor. Moreover, the RAM can be upgraded to 16 GB if and when required. Yet, the laptop has heating problems and the battery life drastically reduces when playing games or when trying to run some CPU intensive applications.

Verdict

The HP 15q has a bunch of good features and comes at a reasonable price point which makes it a great package like the second RAM slot, overclocking of the processor, and high storage capacity. However, the heating issue, a very average overall performance, and not so good display can be a problem.

3. Acer Aspire 3 UN.GNVSI.009

Acer Aspire 3 A315-53 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Celeron Processor 3867U
  • High storage capacity
  • Good Webcam
  • HD display
  • Average RAM
  • Battery life could have been more
  • No SSD

 

Overview

Acer excels in making great pieces of hardware and has some very great budget laptops in the market as well. The Acer Aspire 3 UN.GNVSI.009 comes equipped with a 15.6 inch full HD IPS display. It also has Anti-glare support which improves the capability of the display and the viewing angles are also impressive. It delivers stability and perfect styling in a solid plastic chassis.

Under the hood, it possesses an AMD dual-core A4 processor with a core clock of 2.3 GHz and an integrated graphics of Radeon R3. A RAM of 4 GB is also present with a RAM frequency of 2400MHz. The CPU is well optimized to give speed up operations and the performance of tasks. However, the processor feels underpowered when multitasking or running heavy applications, games.
It owns a hard disk of 1 TB and a 2 cell Li-Ion battery that provides around 6 hours of power which seems sufficient for keeping large amounts of data and applications as well as long durations of work and entertainment.

The laptop has an integrated webcam that can record videos up to 720p along with dual speakers and a microphone. Furthermore, two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports are also present for transferring files. One of the main concerns of this device is its battery life, once fully charged it only lasts for about 4 hours which isn’t satisfactory at all as many companies offer far better solutions and also it gets heated quickly and the fans make a constant noise.

Our Thoughts

Aspire 3 has a good design and comes with an HD display which is is very salutary considering the price. The laptop performs day to day tasks very easily and can be used are coding or presentation purposes. The speakers are nice with great audio output, the keyboard is good for typing and buttons feel responsive. Nevertheless, battery issues and average performance is something which can be bothersome.

Verdict

The laptop is low priced and easily affordable making it a very viable option. The configurations provided by the company are appropriate although the RAM cannot be upgraded. The processor is also very average and can show signs of lag if put to test. It would be great if you could spend a few more bucks and try to skip this one, but if budget is an issue then the Aspire 3 can surely be an option.

4. iBall Excelance

_iBall Excelance OHD IPS Screen with 11.6-inch FHD Display Laptop (8th Gen Intel Atom X5-Z8350
  • Excellent battery
  • Affordable
  • Comes with Windows OS
  • Outdated processor
  • Poor webcam
  • Very less internal storage
  • No optical disk drive support

 

Overview

Best IT World Pvt. Ltd. or more commonly known as iBall is an Indian consumer electronics company that imports computer peripherals, smartphones, and tablets.
The iBall Excelance is the budget offering from the company priced at Rs 9900 and aimed at the entry-level or budget segment of users.

It is made entirely of plastic, that is textured on top and matte-finished everywhere else and weighs around 1.1 kgs. The look and feel of the laptop are not at all low priced and the company has done a great job in making the product look desirable. It has an 11.6-inch display which appears very diminutive, also the response time is inconvenient. Although the form factor is compact, the iBall Excelance has a very wide display and a stand out feature.

The notebook is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735 and is supported by a paltry 2 GB of RAM. Furthermore, it only has 32GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot for expanding the memory to 64 GB. The Atom processor feels sluggish while multitasking or when launching heavy applications or when opening too many tabs at once.

The laptop starts to heat when put under load and only has one USB 3.0 slot. Speakers are loud enough with satisfactory sound quality. The single thing which impressed me was the battery life. The laptop managed to last around 7 hours once fully charged which is something very great for a Windows laptop, although it takes around 3 hours to completely charge the battery so it kind of balances the whole scenario.

Our Thoughts

The laptop is a deal-breaking offering from the Indian company and has some remarkable features such as a huge battery, the latest Windows OS and a decent screen. The speaker is also satisfactory. On the downside, the webcam is below average and the images taken are blurry with a huge amount of noise, the processor is slow and outdated, and there are heating issues with the laptop and only 32 GB of storage is a major concern.

Verdict

The Excelance notebook is an underpowered machine with excellent battery life. Although the build quality is very economical and lacks power as well as storage. The trackpad is also very small but responsive. The RAM equipped is also very low and not up to the mark. Overall it is a considerable option for someone who wants to buy their first laptop without spending too much money and for basic day to day such as surfing, entertainment, checking emails, and presentations.

The company is also saying they will be releasing some new laptops with great specs which will also be aimed at the budget segment customers so definitely look out for that.

5. Acer Aspire 3 A315-53

Acer Aspire 3 UN.GNVSI.009 15.6-inch Laptop (AMD Dual-Core Processor A4-9125_4GB_1TB_Windows 10 Home_Integrated Graphics), Obsidian Black
  • Good display
  • Decent speakers
  • Battery backup is satisfying
  • Celeron is an underpowered and an outdated processor
  • Less storage space
  • Laptop gets heated while multitasking

 

Overview

In terms of design, the laptop's outer chassis is made of plastic and is available only in black. It doesn't look cheap and in fact, is very sturdy. The lid can tilt 180 degrees to provide a good position and flexibility in order to use the laptop. The laptop weighs about 2.1 kgs.
The 15.6-inch display on the laptop has 1366x768 resolution, to produce proper sharpness and image quality. Being an LCD panel it lacks wider viewing angles, also brightness and colors change when viewing the display off-axis.

The Aspire 3 A315-53 comes fitted with one and only Intel Celeron processor which has a higher base frequency of 1.8 GHz. It additionally has an Intel HD 610 graphics aimed to enhance the consumer experience, accompanying 4 GB DDR4 RAM and 500 GB of hard drive storage. The processor is a little bumped up and tweaked to give a boost in performance and enhance multi-tasking skills. Yet it demolishes while doing strenuous jobs.

This laptop has a VGA webcam and pretty average speakers. Acer has provided a software called the AcerTrueHarmony for improving the sound quality and reduce noise to get a good listening experience.

Our Thoughts

The Aspire 3 is an evenhanded, decent performing laptop by Acer. It has a new processor and performs better than other Celeron powered processors giving it an edge over its rivals. The battery backup is around 6-7 hours which is also excellent although it gets reduced when playing games or multitasking a lot. Despite all this, the storage space provided is inadequate, webcam quality is poor, and the processor is outmoded.

Verdict

The Aspire series by Acer is proposed at the budget segment customers and offer value for their price. This laptop is available in the market at just under Rs. 18000, which is a very good offer considering some of the specifications such as a standard processor, good battery, and a decent display. Although 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of HDD might feel skimpy as 1 TB of storage is becoming widespread day by day.

6. ASUS Vivobook X540MA-GQ024T

ASUS VivoBooK Intel Celeron N4000 15.6-inch Laptop
  • Great looks
  • Good webcam
  • An optical disk drive is present
  • Slow processor
  • Very average battery
  • No graphics card

 

Overview

ASUS is a Taiwanese technology company that excels in making excellent laptops like the ROG series for gamers and high-end segment and a lot of laptops for entry-level and mid-tier users.

The Vivobook series from ASUS has a wide range of laptops ranging from high-end models to very basic models under its belt. The Vivobook X540MA-GQ024T arrives with a very pocket-friendly price tag with remarkable highlights to contest against its rivals.
The captivating chocolaty color with an overall metallic frame gives the Vivobook a premium look and feel to it. The build quality isn't a strong suit of the laptop but is still better than the cheap plastic which is used in the majority of laptops.

It houses a 15.6 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1366x768. Though the color reproduction isn't as promising as one would expect, it can nevertheless manage your everyday filing process.

The laptop gets its power of an Intel Celeron N4000 processor possessing a low core clock speed of simply 1.1 GHz. The comparatively low clock speed adds a glitch to the process management, especially while multitasking and running CPU heavy software. Fortunately enough, ASUS has equipped a 4 GB of DDR4 RAM with a second RAM slot for upgrading it to 16 GB.

Happening to be a budget laptop, the X540MA-GQ024T does not have a dedicated graphics card. Although it happens to own an Intel UHD 600 graphics assembly to support a limited amount of games or for increasing the performance. A 500 GB hard disk storage is also provided for storing movies and documents.

The battery backup is pretty mediocre and only managed to last 4 hours once fully charged. To balance it out, ASUS has provided a wide assortment of connectivity ports like two USB 2.0 slots, one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI port, and CD drive as well to attach different peripheral devices.

Our Thoughts

If design and looks matter to you then you should definitely look out for this notebook. The metallic frame is nice and strong while being distinctive, giving the laptop a subtle look and feel to it. The keyboard has sufficient key spacing and there is an HD webcam present which is good for everyday usage. There is also a variety of connectivity options given to facilitate data transfer however, the processor is not very influential and lack of graphics card makes it even more worse.

Verdict

This laptop surely isn't the best budget laptops considering the processor and performance, if you can spend a little more you can surely get a good deal. However, if you are on a tight budget and want a laptop only for documentation, entertainment, and good looks the ASUS Vivobook X540MA-GQ024T is a good bargain for you.

7. HP Business Notebook 245 G6

Asus X Series Core i3 7th Gen - (4 GB_1 TB HDD_Endless) X540UA-GQ704 Laptop
  • Lightweight
  • Good overall performance
  • Sufficient storage space
  • Poor battery life
  • DOS OS
  • Not suitable for gaming

 

Overview

Another great notebook from the house of the American giant HP is competent for normal or daily computing. The 245 G6 has a black unibody frame with texture design and is tough and scratch-resistant.

The display incorporated is a 14 inch and 1366x768 resolution. The visuals are distinct and the display has an average brightness ideal for working or watching movies or videos for long durations. Although the images aren’t very sharp and at full brightness, the display tends to hurt the eyes and it becomes tough when continuously staring at the screen.

Powering the Notebook 245 G6 is an AMD A6-9225 dual-core processor having a core clock of simply 1.8 GHz, and 4 GB of DDR4 RAM. You can store a tremendous amount of data on the 1 TB of HDD appended to this laptop. No dedicated graphics card is fitted to make the laptop as affordable as possible. The A6 chipset is a moderate processor and the performance is rather ordinary although it handles day to day tasks effortlessly.

There is no Windows OS available, as this laptop runs on DOS OS ( Disk Operating System). Various ports like USB, HDMI, and RJ-45 make a lot of chores a tad bit easier. The full-size island-style keyboard is ideal for prolonged typing sessions and the trackpad is super smooth for scrolling and responsive for usage.

A 40 watt-hour battery is included at the rear and the battery life ranges between 2-4 hours which is not admissible as many other brands offer ample battery life. Wireless connections are conducted through WiFi and Bluetooth options.

Our Thoughts

The HP Business Notebook 245 G6 is a heavily work centered laptop with very average specifications. It is a fitting notebook for coding or presentation related matters and is very lightweight making it easier to carry around. It provides an enormous amount of space for saving your files and important data. Even without an SSD, the laptop performs fairly and shows no sign of lag. However, the battery backup is very disappointing, the processor is old and torpid.

Verdict

For official and work-related concerns, the Business Notebook 245 G6 is a perfect machine. It doesn't lag moreover performs well and is suitable for everyday application. If you are ready to deal with the battery life, DOS OS, and poor webcam quality then this laptop is definitely made for you.

8. Lenovo Ideapad 130

Lenovo Ideapad 130 Core i3 7th Gen - (4 GB_1 TB HDD_DOS) 130-15IKB Laptop
  • Good keyboard
  • Decent processor
  • RAM can be upgraded
  • Average display
  • Poor battery backup
  • Mediocre performance

 

Overview

Lenovo is a Chinese multinational technology firm that designs and manufactures tablets, laptops, personal computers, and many more things.
Now the company is attempting to stand out of the crowd in the entry-level and budget laptops that are available in the Indian market and the Ideapad 130 is directed exactly to accomplish that.

The outer case is black and made of plastic which is susceptible to fingerprints. The hand rest regions are made of metallic-looking synthetic material, which is a good addition to the chassis. Thankfully, the display borders use matte plastic instead of going for glossy ones.
The company has installed a 15.6 inch HD Anti-glare TN display panel. The TN panels are usually inexpensive which offers notably poorer image quality than the IPS ones. The display is glossy and has poor brightness but considering the price it is substantial.

The Ideapad 130 possesses a 7th gen Intel Core i3 processor accompanying 4 GB of DDR4 RAM. The memory can be enhanced to a maximum of 16 GB via a second slot. The CPU operates at 2.3 GHz and is a low voltage processor. The usual 1 TB of HDD storage is presented for file storage. The laptop doesn't have support for a dedicated graphics processor but uses the Intel Integrated HD 620 graphics for media. The processor is power efficient and thus helps in keeping the laptop cool and giving more juice to the battery, although the performance is just about fine.

The common connectivity choices can be found on this laptop as well such as two USB 3.0 slots, an HDMI port, and a multi-card slot. The keyboard and touchpad are very standard and responsive and make a perfect combo for daily practice. DOS OS is the pre-installed OS on this particular model.

Our Thoughts

The notebook offers good configurations and is perfect for students or official purposes. It has a 1x1 AC WiFi router which is faster than the traditional BGN Wifi, a fast i3 processor that can multitask effortlessly although it still lags when playing modern games. The battery life is also decent ( around 5 hours ), and has Dolby Audio support for improving audio quality. On the other hand, the display is not at all welcomed, battery dies almost very swiftly when putting to the test, and DOS OS is just not tolerable.

Verdict

The Ideapad 130 plans to be an entertainment and office all-rounder in a budget. Though it lacks a good screen and a dedicated GPU. On the other hand, the laptop surely is good for official purposes but with several flaws like the mouse bar is bothersome and the laptop constantly makes noises. Although the keyboard is good.
To sum it up, it is a very average laptop and fails to stand out from the rest in any way possible.

9. RDP ThinBook 1130-ECH

RDP ThinBook 1130-ECH 11.6-inch Laptop (Intel Quad Core x5-Z8350
  • Large display
  • Solid build
  • Great battery life
  • Performance is not very smooth
  • Trackpad and keyboard need rectification
  • Less inbuilt storage

 

Overview

RDP is an Indian IT hardware and mobility manufacturing company with a wide range of products that include laptops, tablets, desktops, and so on.

The RDP Thinbook is an economical laptop developed for internet usage and a moderate workload. The company has done a good job with the design and build quality of the laptop and it doesn't look or feel cheap. The finish of the plastic is solid, making the device more firm.
The 14.1 inches with 1366x768 pixel resolution has a proper color reproduction, although the screen is apt to reflections which is a problem. The viewing angles and brightness are also very average. It is also very light weighing just 1.2 kgs so you won't have an issue carrying the laptop with you anywhere you wish to.

The company has gone with a moderately skilled Intel Atom x5-Z8300, a quad-core chip running at 1.4 GHz and has turbo boost up to 1.8 GHz, for intensive works. As with most other laptops in this segment, the RDP Thinbook has 2 GB of RAM, a 32 GB eMMC flash storage, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The internal storage can be further increased to 128 GB with a microSD card.

In terms of performance, the laptop has a satisfying but surely not the smoothest performance. There is small but prominent stutter when executing basic things on the screen and the USB ports would seldom lose connections to the connected devices like hard drives and pen drives.

On the flip side, the boot times of the laptop are reasonably good, and the company claims 8 hours of battery backup on the Thinbook which is great. The trackpad is bothersome at times, as the cursor conduces to jump around the display while scrolling or dragging the cursor from one place to another.
The speakers are placed on the bottom and sound fairly good however the audio quality is very ordinary. There is no bloatware on this laptop and it runs on Windows 10, although there is a DOS OS variant also made available by the company.

Our Thoughts

The RDP Thinbook owns a large display and great build quality considering the price, the laptop is thin and portable. The performance likewise is decent and the device can handle 4K encoding with expertise, the battery life is also great. The laptop is light weight and can be carried around easily and comes with Windows 10 already installed. However, only 32 GB of inbuilt storage, average webcam, and inaccurate trackpad are some issues that can't be overlooked.

Verdict

If you are on a tight budget and are in the market for a large display laptop that offers decent build quality and performance then RDP Thinbook is a laptop which you should check out. With some shortcomings, it is a reliable piece of hardware and can be used for both official and entertainment goals.

10. ASUS X Series X540UA-GQ704

Asus X Series Core i3 7th Gen - (4 GB_1 TB HDD_Endless) X540UA-GQ704 Laptop
  • Good design
  • Huge storage capacity
  • Good configuration
  • RAM upgradability
  • Average battery life
  • No SSD
  • No dedicated GPU

 

Overview

The last laptop on this list is the ASUS X Series X540UA-GQ704, an appropriately powered and elegantly styled laptop. The laptop has a firm, lightweight frame and weighs just about 1.9 kgs making it easier to carry around. The brushed finish texture looks premium giving it a modernized look.

The Ultra-slim 15.6 inch HD panel with thick bezels all around and the metallic frame is solid. The HD display is efficient for day to day purposes with average color reproduction and brightness.

The laptop is supported by an Intel Core i3- 7020U a 7th gen SoC that has a clocking speed of 2.3 GHz. It also receives an integrated graphics processor from Intel (Intel HD 620). The 4 GB of DDR4 RAM works miracles to make multitasking smooth and it can be bumped up to 12 GB as per your will. A huge 1 TB HDD of storage space can efficiently house all your data, songs, videos or games. For data transfers, you can rely on the USB ports provided (one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 slots) along with an SD card reader however it lacks an optical disk drive. Many basic connectivity options like WiFi and Bluetooth are also made available.

For input peripherals, the laptop comes with a conventional notebook keyboard and a touchpad with multitouch gestures enabled. The gestures work correctly and are perfectly tuned with the help of both software and hardware optimization techniques.
The built-in speakers are fine-tuned to give a suitable experience and ASUS has provided sound properties like SonicMaster for noise filtering and clarity. It also comes with an IceCool technology aimed at keeping the laptop temperatures at bay while heavy workloads and long sessions and it works moderately well.

Our Thoughts

The ASUS X Series X540UA-GQ704 is a blend of style and performance and offers a lot of functionalities. The performance is great for multimedia, college or office purposes with a solid chassis. The laptop lacks a dedicated graphics card and the battery lasts just 3 hours which raises concern. The older 7th generation chipset works well but at times signs of lag can be observed and has only one 3.0 slot for data transfers while many other notebooks offer a minimum of two of those.

Verdict

It is a sub budget segment laptop from the Taiwanese tech giant and certainly is a great performer if you are looking for a basic notebook with a solid design, and is perfect for multimedia and work plans. The display is also well thought and offers good viewing angles, the speakers provided are very nice and don’t sound cheap from any aspect. Although it just has one USB 3.0 port and the battery life is very average it sure can be used for processing and multitasking.