Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use

Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use

Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use – These laptops are primarily suitable for  students, programmers, engineering graduates and office goers as well as for home users. Best used for doing tasks like web browsing, watching movies, listening to songs, office work & causal gaming. For gaming , video rendering , coding and heavy processor oriented programming higher configurations will be desired.

Some background on general configuration you should seek, when buying a laptop in the range of Rupees 30000 to 35000.

Processors:

There are three types of processors which you will find commonly in current laptops–

  • Core 2 duo 4th generation or 3rd Gen.
  • Core i3 4th gen or 3rd Gen.
  • AMD A4 or A6 or A8.

Performance Wise Core i3 (4th Gen) and A8 are better than other processors and it would be better if you can look for laptop with Core i3 – 4th generation which offers good performance coupled with decent battery life. AMD A8 is also good and offer similar performance compared to an i3 but with reduced power efficiency. In simple terms you will get better battery life with core i3 (4th gen) U processors. (Where U stands for ultra-low power consumption series of Intel processors). Don’t go for A4 or PDC or Dual Core processors in this range of Rs. 30000 they are suited for laptops around 25,000.

Essential Configurations  for – (Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use)

  • Ideal RAM Size – 4GB minimum.
  • Ideal Weight -2.0 kg. approx.
  • Hard disk Size – 500 Gb or more.
General Advice – look for extended warranty offers when buying the laptop, you may be able to negotiate it at very low price and secure your laptop for 3 years. Now Dell usually charge 8-10k for 2 year warranty extension for base models which you can get for 2-4k while making the purchase.

If you are choosing some other laptop than the below recommended you can look for above minimum configuration for reference.

The first laptop on the list of – Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use is :

1). Dell Latitude V3540 – RPWTV

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 Laptop Specifications Dell Latitude V3540 – RPWTV

  • Brand    Dell – Latitude
  • Model Name     V3540-RPWTV.
  • Price –29,900.
  • Best Suited for – office work, typing , blogging , watching videos , internet surfing, music.
  • Specifications
  • Display – Resolution – 1366 x 768 pixel.
  • Screen Size – 15.6 inch
  • Screen Type – Anti Glare
  • USB Port              2 x USB 2.0
  • Hard Disk Capacity – 500 GB
  • Expandable Memory      Upto 8 GB
  • System Memory     –         4 GB DDR3
  • Optical Disk Drive   –          Internal / Non-Swappable Tray Load DVD+/-RW.
  • laptop Weight –  2.3 kg
  • Graphic Processor   –        Intel HD Graphics 4400.
  • Speakers       –      High Quality Speakers
  • Operating System  –          Linux/Ubuntu.
  • Processor Chipset  –    Intel HM87
  • processor Series  –   Intel Core i3 -4005U
  • Cache , Clock Speed   –    3M Cache, 1.70 GHz

The Good –

  1. Core i-3 4005-U offers decent per performance.
  2. Low voltage processor offer good battery life.
  3. Weight is less than 2.5 kg which is good for movability.
  4. Design is rugged and good with metal aluminium finish.
  5. Option to upgrade RAM – current 4-GB is good but can be upgraded to 8-GB.
  6. Battery Life – can expect 3-4 hours of battery life.

The Bad –

  1. Sound Quality is just Ok unlike some high end laptops , cant expect more in this price range
  2. Lacks windows OS – you will have to install a copy of windows if you will purchase a genuine version additional cost of 5-10k depending on version.
  3. No IPS display
  4. Lack of graphics processor – doesn’t have a dedicated AMD or Nvidia processor, not suitable for gaming

Overall Rating – 3.7 Star

Verdict – Overall a good deal for 30,000 – Buy it for the best design , Dell reliability and service for office work, typing , blogging , watching videos , internet surfing, music but not for gaming.

 The second laptop on the  – Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use list is:
  
 

2). HP 15g009AX

Hp 15g 009Ax Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use

 

Laptop Sepcifications – HP 15g009AX

Brand Name & Model –  HP 15g009AX

Price – 29,990

Best Suited for – Gaming, watching videos, internet surfing, music, watching videos, Picture/video editing and more processor and GPU oriented tasks.

Laptop Specifications – HP 15g009AX

  • Resolution          1366 x 768 Pixels
  • Screen Size         15.6 inch
  • Screen Type       HD BrightView LED Backlit Wide Screen Display.
  • HDD Capacity     1 TB 5400 RPM
  • Expandable Memory      Upto 8 GB , 1600MHz, 1 unused slot.
  • System Memory              4 GB DDR3
  • Optical Drive      SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with Dual Layer Support.
  • Read/Write Speed          8x
  • Weight    2.23 kg
  • Power Supply    65 W AC Adapter
  • Battery – Number of cells            4 cell
  • Dedicated Graphics Memory Capacity    2 GB DDR3.
  • Graphic Processor           AMD Radeon HD 8570M.
  • Operating System            Free DOS
  • Brand    AMD A8 Quad Core Variant 6410.
  • Cache & Clock Speed      2 MB, 2 GHz with turbo Boost upto 2.4 GHz.

The Good –

  1. AMD A-8 offers decent performance.
  2. Weight is 2.23 kg which is good for movability.
  3. Option to upgrade RAM – current 4gb is good but can be upgraded to 8gb
  4. Dedicated graphics card 8570M it is not a top of the line card don’t expect it to run a crisis 3 with medium setting even. Yes it is good enough to play latest titles at low to medium settings. You can play less demanding games like counter strike or CS GO or Mafia or Grid 2 with ease. The laptop is capable to play battlefield 2 and 3 but on low to medium settings.
  5. Display is LED back-light which is much better than any TN screen.
  6. AMD A-8 performance is at par with a Core i3 in gaming and other task it may exceed the performance of U series Intel processors in some of the games which use hyper-threading. So a positive to go with this if you want to do casual gaming.
  7. Hard Disk – 1 TB very few laptops in this range offer this much data storage space.

The Bad –

  1. Sound Quality is just  normal unlike some high end laptops , cant expect more in this price range.
  2. Lacks windows OS – you will have to install a copy of windows if you will purchase a genuine version additional cost of 5-10k depending on version.
  3. Overall a glossy plastic finish may not appeal to some of the buyers.
  4. Battery Life – Upto 2 hours , the power it draws is higher than the Core i-3 (4th Gen) processors.

Overall Rating – 3.8 Star

Verdict – Overall a great deal for Rs. 30,000 – Buy it for the good processor, graphics card and if you want to use it for Casual Gaming. Also for watching videos , internet surfing, video, pics editing and creating videos, listening music & multimedia.

Third one on the Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use is Dell Vostro 3446

3) Dell Vostro 3446

Inspiron 15 3000 Series Non-Touch Notebook Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use

 

dell 3446 keyboard

Brand Name & Model –  Dell Vostro 3446

Price – 30,200

Best Suited for – casual Gaming, watching videos, internet surfing, music, watching videos, Picture/video editing and more processor and GPU oriented tasks.

Spcifications –  Dell Vostro 3446

  • Model ID       –      3446345002GU
  • Resolution          1366 x 768 Pixels.
  • Screen Size         14 inch
  • Screen Type       HD Wide Screen LED Anti-Glare Display.
  • USB Port              2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0.
  • RJ45 LAN              Yes
  • HDD Capacity     500 GB, 5400 RPM SATA.
  • Expandable Memory      Upto 8 GB
  • RAM Frequency               1600 MHz
  • System Memory              4 GB DDR3
  • Memory Slots    2 (Unused Slot – 0)
  • Optical Drive      Yes
  • Weight 2.04 kg.
  • Power Supply, Battery Cell 65 W AC Adapter, 4 cell.
  • Graphic Processor           NVIDIA 820M 2Gb DDR3 dedicated.
  • Sound   HD Audio Stereo Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio.
  • Operating System            Ubuntu
  • System Architecture       64 bit
  • Processor, Chipset          Intel – HM 86.
  • Cache    3 MB
  • Variant 4005U
  • Processor            Core i3 (4th Gen)
  • Clock Speed       1.7 GHz

The Good –

  1. Core i-3 offers decent performance.
  2. Weight is 2.0 kg which is great for movability and makes it the lightest Laptop in this range.
  3. Option to upgrade RAM – current 4gb is good but can be upgraded to 8-GB.
  4. Dedicated graphics card 820M it is not a top of the line card demanding games like counter strike or CS GO or Mafia or grid 2 with ease. On this laptop battlefield 2 and 3 also playable on low/medium settings. Now GT 820M is the latest generation of Mobile graphics card but again it is low powered compared to a 730 M or 630M. It will have approx. 25% performance differential Vs a GT 730-m.
  5. Laptop offers Good battery Life,

The Bad –

  1. Lacks windows OS – you will have to install a copy of windows if you will purchase a genuine version additional cost of 5-10k depending on version.
  2. Graphics card is not as powerful but still 820M is  faster compared to an AMD 8570 M.

Overall Rating – 4.2 Star

Verdict – Overall a great deal for Rs. 30,000 – Buy it for the good processor, graphics card and if you want to use it for Casual Gaming, watching videos , internet surfing, video and pics editing, creating videos, listening music & multimedia. Would recommend this laptop over other’s as it offers good performance , battery life and light weight.

Compared to HP 15g009AX, Dell Vostro 3446 will be a better deal and in terms of performance. Both will be neck in neck in some gaming titles HP AMD machine can have advantage and in others Dell powered by Nvidia will be better. In terms of battery life and weight Dell scores hands down. You can choose any of these as per your preference.

The last on the list Best Laptop under Rs 30000 for Gaming Multimedia Office use is Core i5 powered  HP Compaq 

 

4) HP Compaq – HP – 15-s006TU

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Brand Name & Model –   HP Compaq

Model Name     HP – 15-s006TU

Price – 30,600 (price may have increased to 32,000 keep a watch on price on flipkart and Amazon)

Best Suited for – watching videos, internet surfing, music, watching videos, Picture/video editing and more CPU oriented tasks.

  • Resolution          1366 x 768 Pixels
  • Screen Size         15.6 inch
  • Screen Type       HD BrightView LED Backlit Wide Screen Display.
  • USB Port              2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0
  • HDMI Port           Yes, v1.4 HDMI Port with HDCP Support.
  • HDD Capacity     500 GB, 5400 RPM SATA
  • Expandable Memory      Upto 8 GB.
  • System Memory              4 GB DDR3, 1600 MHz.
  • Memory Slots    2 (Unused Slot – 0)
  • Optical Drive      SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with Dual Layer Support.
  • Weight 2.23 kg
  • Graphic Processor           Intel HD Graphics 4400.
  • Operating System            Free DOS
  • Processor            Intel
  • Chipset QM87
  • Cache Size           3 MB
  • Processor            Core i5 (4th Gen) -4210U.
  • Clock Speed       1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 2.7 GHz.
  • Pointer Device  Touchpad with Windows 8 Multi-touch Gesture Support.
  • Web Camera      HP TrueVision HD Webcam.
  • Keyboard            Full-size Textured Island Style Keyboard with Numeric Keypad.
  • Power Supply, battery Cell          65 W AC Adapter, 4 cell.

The Good –

  1. Core I5 offers better performance than any other laptops with I3 with turbo boost upto 2.7 Ghz.
  2. Weight is 2.3 kg which is good
  3. Option to upgrade RAM – current 4gb is good but can be upgraded to 8-GB.
  4. Display is LED back light which is much better than any TFT screen.
  5. Good battery Life with U series Intel Processor.

The Bad –

  1. Lacks windows OS – you will have to install a copy of windows if you will purchase a genuine version additional cost of 5-10k depending on version.
  2. Lacks graphics card but Intel HD 4400 offers less performance compared to a  AMD 8570 M or a  Nvidia 820- M.
  3. Hard Disk 500 GB

Overall Rating – 4.1 Star

Verdict – Overall a great deal for Rs. 30,700, it was priced around 34,000 1 month back. It is one of the cheapest core I 5 laptop, usual starting range is 35,000 plus for core i5 laptops. This laptop for 30,600 or upto 32,000 is the best value for money deal. As far as gaming is concerned it will lag the the dell corei3 +820m by 5-20% in FPS in most gaming titles. GT 820m is good and 30% faster compared to intel HD 4400. For non graphic intensive task like data copy and other  processing tasks it will be faster compared to the dell Vostro 3446 and HP 15g009AX.

Buy it for the good processor, if you want to use it for Casual Gaming, watching videos , internet surfing, video and pics editing and creating videos and music & multimedia and in general a faster machine compared to any i3  powered laptop.

Concluding Thoughts:

We would recommend these four laptops from a lot of around 100 plus  laptops which I analysed over a period of 2 weeks before giving my recommendation, choose any one of these and you can’t go wrong. If you still have any queries you can visit the page buying advice on our site and can contact me for any personal feedback.

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