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Buying a budget laptop no longer means giving up on basic features, looks and performance. These days a user can lay hands on a light and good-looking notebook with all the ingredients—a good processor, big display, generous connectivity options and ample storage. Even a good convertible is available for less than 30,000. We have lined up some of the most impressive laptops you can buy right now for less than 30,000.

Lenovo Yoga 300

29,990

The Yoga 300 is a convertible notebook which offers Lenovo’s 360 degree flexible hinge design. This allows the display to be flexed backwards up to 360 degress, so it can be used as a tablet. It runs on Intel’s 4th generation Pentium quad-core processor with 3GB RAM. The multi-touch display offers a screen resolution of 1366x768p, which gives the 11.6-inch screen a sharp look. The laptop feels a bit hefty (1.3kg) when used a tablet, but pretty handy for a laptop. Unlike convertibles it doesn’t compromise on connectivity for thinner form factor. It offers all the ports that matter such as USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN port and even has a 4-in-1 card reader. It provides 500GB of storage and 64GB of SSD on top of it for faster boot-up and opening apps quickly. It can deliver to 7 hours of backup on a single charge, which is impressive.

Asus A555LA- XX1560D

28,990

The A555LA is a big screen laptop with a 15.6-inch display. It is made of plastic but is well-built. The display is not very sharp as has a screen resolution of 1366x768p only. However, it handles colours well and because of the big size watching movies or even regular tasks feels a lot more comfortable than a small screen notebook. It offers a full-fledged chicklet keyboard which makes it even better for office work. It is powered by Intel Core i3, paired with 4GB RAM and has 1TB of storage, which is more than enough for most users. It runs the latest Windows 10 operating system and has USB 3.0, HDMI ports and an optical drive as well. It is powerful enough to handle basic games, HD movies and multi-tasking without any hiccups. It comes in brown, red, yellow, black and white.

Acer ES1-131

Price: 18,199

Acer’s ES1’s is a major departure from netbooks that generally suffered from poor build quality and modest features. It is compact and built on solid lines and offers an 11.6-inch display with a screen resolution of 1366x768p. Its highlight is the 500GB HDD, which is a bit unusual in small screen netbooks even today. Most netbooks offer 32GB of storage at most with the option to throw in a micro SD card. It runs on Windows 10, and is powered by Intel’s 4th gen Celeron dual core processor with 2GB of RAM, which makes it better at handling multi-tasking than most netbooks that run on the Atom processor. The keys are closely crammed and small, but quite responsive. It is ideal for professionals on the move or students looking for a budget laptop for reading and web browsing.

Micromax Canvas Lapbook

Price: 13,999

Canvas Lapbook is the most affordable windows laptop you can buy right now. It is compact and despite the plastic body doesn’t feel cheap or fragile. On the contrary, the brushed metal finish on top feels quite premium. The 11.6-inch display looks a little washed out but the resolution (1366x768p) is adequate enough to carry out typing a few documents, browsing, watching movies and replying to mails. The chicklet keyboard is small and one would need some time to get used to them. The Lapbook runs on Intel’s 4th generation Atom processor with 2GB of RAM. It can handle basic tasks including multi-tasking with ease and can give a full day’s backup on moderate use. The latest Windows 10, and limited but existence of HDMI and micro SD slot means you can connect it to a bigger screen, and store more movies via micro SD card.

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