Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017



budget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017If you are looking for the budget laptops under Rs. 30,000 INR or equivalently $ 450 ~ $ 500 you have arrived at the right place. First of all I would like to bring your attention to the title of this post which is “Budget laptops under Rs. 30,000” and not “BEST Budget laptops under Rs. 30,000″ because when we talk about laptops or any tech in general, we must realize that there is no such thing as BEST LAPTOP given any budget, because we know how technology is booming whatever you consider best today is undoubtedly very soon going to be behind the best race and given some more time will even get obsolete.




Well yes and no, if through your research you find a laptop or tech to be released in the near future (max 3 months) that is about to be released that gives you better output in terms of performance, hardware upgrades etc., It would be wise to wait provided you can, but do not dwell too much into this, because whatever you choose today you must very well understand that you are choosing the tech with maximum projection of 3 or 4 years when it comes to laptops or PC, and much less when it comes to mobiles.




This is a very subjective question but we are going to make it very easy for you. Your optimized laptop is the one that fulfills you requirements.


For example, if you are a student and you need a laptop solely for academic purposes, A laptop with dedicated graphics won’t be an optimized system for you, the extra amount that you will be giving in the GPU will give you much better ROI if you invest the same in maybe extra storage, a specific OS, better processor etc.


Similarly, if you are looking for a laptop for entry level gaming and video resolution, yes ENTRY LEVEL, it would be much more beneficial to go for a good dedicated GPU, at the cost of processor or storage. Please do not expect a gaming beast at this price range if you want a laptop, go for creating your own custom PC, if you wish to have a decent gaming performance (check out my other posts to build your own PC, Click Here)




This can definitely be a very personal choice as we already pointed out, however we would be general in our pickings, in a fashion that we will list out what purpose the laptop is meant to serve, so that most people out there can have their pick depending on their personal requirements. Parameters primarily targeted would be


1.Performance 2.Entry level gaming 3.Battery back up 4.Build quality






1) HP 15­BA001AX

budget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017




PROCESSOR          :AMD Quad­Core A8­7410

CLOCK SPEED      :2.2 Ghz

DISPLAY                 :15.6″ 1366 x 768 Pixels,

HD SVA BrightView WLED­backlit Display

RAM                         :4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz

STORAGE               :1 TB HDD SATA 5400 RPM

GPU                          : AMD Radeon R5 M430 2 GB

DIMENSIONS        : 384 x 254 x 24.3 mm, 2.19 kgbudget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

BATTERY                : 4 Cell Li­Ion

OS                             : WINDOWS 10, 64 – bit


Our Take – One of the best choices in this budget range. A terrific combination of hardware that provides decent gaming at 1080 px, video rendering in addition to general computing tasks. Some consider the AMD processor as a con but according to us its a very good CPU performance wise looking at the overall build, we consider it a very very decent combination


2) Dell Inspiron 14 5455


PROCESSOR           : AMD Quad­Core A8­7410Mbudget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

CLOCK SPEED       : 2.2 Ghz

DISPLAY                  : 14.0″ 1366 x 768 Pixels,

HD LED Backlit Displaywith Truelife

RAM                          : 4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz

STORAGE                : 1 TB HDD SATA 5400 RPM

GPU                           : AMD Radeon R5 M335, 2 GB

DIMENSIONS         : 345 x 243 x 23.3 mm, 2 kgbudget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

BATTERY                 : 4 Cell Li­Ion

OS                              : WINDOWS 8.1, 64 – bit


Our Take – Dell laptops are best known for its robustness in usage. A brilliant pick for everyday usage and decent gaming with good battery back up. Only thing you definitely must keep in mind is the dimensions of the laptop. It’s a 14.0 inch laptop, If that’s not your concern you can definitely go for it.


3) Acer Aspire E5­572G


PROCESSOR        : Intel Core i5­4210Ubudget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

CLOCK SPEED    : 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 2.7 GHz

DISPLAY               : 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 Pixels,

Full HD LED Backlit TFT LCD LED Display

RAM                       : 4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz

STORAGE             : 1 TB HDD SATA 5400 RPM

GPU                        : NVIDIA GeForce 940Mbudget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

DIMENSIONS     : 381 x 256 x 30.3 mm, 2.5 kg

BATTERY             : 6 Cell Li­Ion (6 Hours Back­up as per specs) OS : Linux


Our Take – Probably the number of blues in the specs would have given you the idea into how massive this system is, if you are not that brand conscious and can feel the heat of intimate relationship between Intel i5 and Nvidia, things just can’t get better than this. Special notable features are the Full HD LED Backlit TFT LCD LED Display and the massive battery pack apart from everything else. The only reason I have placed this piece at number three is because we have not personally used it yet and we don’t recommend something we haven’t used personally no matter how great it looks on the outside and as soon as we use it it’s the best contender for number 1.



4) Lenovo IdeaPad 110




PROCESSOR       : AMD Quad­Core A8­7410M (Core i3 Variant, click here)budget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

CLOCK SPEED    : 2.5 Ghz

DISPLAY                : 15.6″ 1366 x 768 Pixels, HD LED Backlit Display

RAM                        : 8 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz

STORAGE              : 1 TB HDD SATA 5400 RPM

GPU                         : AMD R16M­M1­30 2GB Graphics

DIMENSIONS      : 378 x 265 x 22.9 mm, 2.2 kgbudget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

BATTERY              : 4 Cell Li­-Ion

OS                            : DOS

Our Take – As you can very clearly mark out, it is possibly the best configuration you can ask for at this price range, it feature a massive 8 GB RAM with a beautiful AMD R16M­M1­30, 2GB Graphic card and HD LED display. If you have a special inclination towards an Intel Processor also check out its equivalent variant, but know that you will probably have to sacrifice primary storage space and graphics card for the same, check it out here.

If you are thinking why it isn’t at the top that’s because in Lenovo laptops we have continuously faced the battery backup issues through a wide range of laptops, not saying that this issue persists here too, but if you are looking into it please do a light research at the time of buying plus in terms of robustness it doesn’t come anywhere near HP or DELL

5) Asus A555L



PROCESSOR        : Intel Core i3­5005U (5th Gen)budget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

CLOCK SPEED    : 2.0 Ghz

DISPLAY               : 15.6″ 1366 x 768 Pixels,

HD LED Backlit Asusvideo intelligent technology

RAM                       : 4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz

STORAGE             : 1 TB HDD SATA 5400 RPM

GPU                        : NVIDIA GeForce 930Mbudget-laptops-550x367 Budget laptops under 500 $ in 2017

DIMENSIONS      : 382 x 256 x 25.8 mm, 2.3 kg

BATTERY              : 2 Cell Li­Po OS : DOS




Our Take – The best budget laptop build by Asus featuring Core i3 coupled with powerful Nvidia GeForce 930M and HD LED display. You can’t get wrong with this. Though you get DOS OS with the machine but replacing the OS with the one of your liking isn’t a big deal and can be very easily done but the hardware combination offered here by Asus is amazing.

This pretty much sums it up on our best picks of budget laptops under 30,000 Rs. Note that the list isn’t exhaustive and there can be many more laptops in this price range but our task here was to pick the best of the lot and that is why we kept the list to top 5 because we want you to buy a laptop and not get you confused by increasing the list to top 10 or even top 7. We promise at this point of time you just can’t get wrong by picking any of the choices shown above. Also remember the laptops are chosen on the basis of target parameters we decided previously.



Having said that we will also list some other laptops in this range down below that covers some systems beyond our target parameters (such as non­gaming strict academic or everyday usage) so that you can choose them too if you want. Do let us know if the post helped you down in the comments below. You can also let us know any system that you think can be incorporated in the list. Your opinions would be gratefully valued  .



Other Picks in this range : (Budget not strictly under 30k)



– LENOVO G50­45 80E3023KIH 15.6­INCH LAPTOP (AMD A8­6410/4GB/1TB/WINDOWS 10/2GB




– HP 15­BE006TU 15.6­INCH LAPTOP (CORE I3­5005U/4GB/1TB/WINDOWS 10




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