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Best Budget Laptops Under 15K, 20K, and 25K India

There are several affordable Laptops (Windows and Google ChromeOS) available for Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000.

The challenge with Windows laptops in the low price range is that they are underpowered and most of them don’t offer a great user experience.

However, ChromeBooks (Google Chrome OS-based laptops) in this price range are worth considering. ChromeOS works well even with low system configuration and it is lightweight and performs well for most tasks.

ASUS Chromebook CX1101 laptop

I am including some of the laptops under Rs. 15,000, 20,000 and 25,000. Prices of the new laptops have slightly increased after the Covid-19 and also due to the increased taxes.

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Key Difference Between Windows Laptop and ChromeBook

Windows Laptop

Windows give you many options to add bulky specialized software and is ideal for creating content, reports, working on office documents, and presentations.


On the other hand, Chrome OS is ideal for web browsing and working on docs and Google spreadsheets, presentations, and watching online videos.

Chromebook offers a good experience for online surfing, emails (with Gmail offline support) to make it ideal for students and even office professionals.

Let’s Check out the Best Laptops in the 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 price Range.

AVITA Cosmos 2-in-1 Celeron Dual Core Windows 10 Laptop – Rs.18,990

Avita is an affordable laptop manufacturer and is operating in India for the last many years. They offer slightly more affordable machines than HP, Acer, or Lenovo in the market.

The company has added a new affordable laptop named “Avita Cosmos” that is available for Rs. 18,990.

Avita Cosmos 2-in-1 laptop
AVITA Cosmos 2-in-1 laptop

Specifications and Features:

The Notebook has an 11.6 inches Full HD anti-glare IPS touchscreen display with 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution. It has a thin bezels design and a twin webcam on the front and rear sides.

Powering the device is the dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 processor that clocks at 1.10 GHz and has a 2.80 GHz turbo boost speed. It has an on-board Intel UHD Graphics card. The Notebook offers 4 GB DDR4 RAM and 64 GB EMMC storage.

The laptop is designed with a noise-free fan-less structure and weighs 1.32 kg. It comes with a detachable keyboard so you can even use it as a tablet

The machine has up to 6 hours of lifespan. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home operating system.

It includes HDMI, USB 3.0, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connectivity.

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It is a decent machine for students looking to work from home and attend online classes. Also, if you want to do office work or watch movies, this will not disappoint you. You can also get some credit or debit card offers with this latest machine if you buy it from Amazon India.

ASUS Chromebook Thin and Light Laptop – Rs. 18,999

Asus is also a major laptop brand and has recently launched many new Notebooks that come with affordable pricing and good features.

ASUS Chrombook thin n light laptop
ASUS Chromebook thin n light laptop

Specification And Features:

First of all, ASUS Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron Dual-core N3350 processor clocked at 1.10 GHz (base speed) and has up to 2.4 GHz maximum frequency. Also, it packs integrated Intel Integrated UHD graphics to carry intensive graphical tasks.

The laptop comes preloaded with Chrome OS.

For viewing, the device offers an 11.6-inch antiglare panel with HD (1366*768p) resolution. Also, it has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 45% NTSC, 200 nits brightness, and 74% screen-to-body ratio.

It pairs 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and comes with 32 GB EMMC storage. The machine claims to give you up to 8 hours of device usage time after fully charged.

Further, its overall weight is 1 kg, lightweight, and easy to carry while traveling. It has connectivity options like USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, and an audio jack. The ASUS Chromebook is available online for Rs 18,999.

Acer Travelmate Business Laptop, Windows 10 – Rs. 21,990

Acer is one of the trusted affordable laptop manufacturers in India. It offers a variety of laptops from an affordable range to premium ones.

Here, we have an Acer Travel mate business laptop which is available for purchase with a price tag of Rs. 21,990.

Acer travelmate business laptop
Acer TravelMate business laptop

Specifications and Features:

Powering the machine is Intel’s dual-core Celeron N4020. In addition, it clocks at 1.10 GHz and can boost up to 2.80 GHz.

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Moreover, it has 11.6 inches HD (1366*768p) display with Acer Comfy view LED-backlit TFT. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio. Notably, it runs Windows 10 Home operating system. Also, it packs Intel integrated UHD 600graphics card.

Further, the laptop pairs 4 GB DDR4 RAM (onboard) and has 128 GB NVMe SSD (Quick storage).

Additionally, the body of the notebook has industry-grade authentication. It has an HD webcam (1280*720p) with a privacy shutter. The spill-resistant keyboard comes with a mechanical anchored key.

The ports include – 3* USB 3.2, HDMI, MicroSD card, headphone jack, and K-Lock.

The portable laptop weighs 1.45 kg. Also, it delivers a battery backup of up to 8 hours on a single charge.

ASUS Chromebook Flip Celeron Laptop – Rs. 24,999

ASUS Chromebook Flip is a new affordable laptop for working professionals or students available for Rs. 24,999.

ASUS Chromebook flip laptop
ASUS Chromebook Flip

Specification And Features:

The ASUS Chromebook comes with an 11.6 inch HD (1366*768p) resolution. Additionally, it has an anti-glare display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 45% NTSC color gamut, 200 nits brightness, and a 65% screen-to-body ratio. Also, the laptop can flip comfortably.

It is a very lightweight laptop and weighs only 1.2 kg.

For performance, the laptop is powered by an Intel Celeron N4020 processor that clocks at 1.1 GHz (2..80 GHz maximum speed) along with Intel UHD integrated Graphics.

The laptop operates on Chrome OS operating system and has 4GB onboard LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of EMMC storage support.

The average battery life of the Chromebook is about 8 hours after a full charge.

For connectivity, it includes USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 2*USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C.

HP Chromebook Intel Celeron Touchscreen Business Laptop – Rs. 26,990

HP has added one of the cheapest laptops in its Chromebook series. The HP Chromebook 14a is available in India with a touch screen display. It is also one of the lowest price touch screen laptops.

It has a Ceramic White color with a sturdy build with a thinner bezel display. The price of the laptop is INR 26,990. It is expensive than other notebooks but offers a robust build.

The laptop is ideal for school/college students who want to attend online classes and do homework.

HP Chromebook 14a intel Celeron

Specifications And Features:

The latest Notebook features a 14 inches HD touch screen display. Also, it runs Chrome OS. Powering the machine is the prevailing Intel dual-core Celeron N4020. Further, it clocks at 1.10 GHz and can boost up to 2.80 GHz. It allows you to access various Google core services like – Gmail and Docs. There is an integrated UHD 600 graphics card.

Moreover, the Notebook comes with a full-sized keyboard deck. It is light in weight, only 1.46 kg, and thus, making it more portable.

The battery is claimed to last for up to 9 hours(theoretically).

Additionally, it packs 64 GB EMMC storage – expandable up to 256 GB and even supports Google Cloud Storage up to 100 GB.

The port section includes – USB Type-A, USB Type-C, an audio jack, and a micro SD card slot. It offers Google Assistant and access to three million apps in the Google Play Store.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook Thin and Light Laptop – Rs. 26,990

After HP, Lenevo is the second biggest laptop brand in India as they make affordable laptops with decent specs and have a wide range of sales outlets and service centers.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is another laptop that offers excellent specs for a reasonable price.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 laptop
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 laptop

Specifications And Features:

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 offers a 14-inch Antiglare display with FHD (1920*1080p) resolution and 200 nits brightness. Also, it comes with a 720p webcam at the top.

Powering the laptop is an Intel Celeron dual-core N4020 processor that clocks at 1.10 GHz speed and can boost up to 2.80 GHz. It pairs 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB EMMC storage. The device runs on Chrome OS.

Moreover, the notebook packs an Intel integrated graphics card to perform graphic-intensive tasks.

Furthermore, the laptop offers up to 5 hours of long-lasting battery backup. The laptop weighs 1.4 kg, making it portable and easy to carry anywhere. It has an HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a 4×1 card reader, and an audio combo jack for connectivity.

The laptop is suitable for all office work and students looking for an affordable notebook to complete college assignments.

Avita Essential Refresh – Windows 10, 14 Inch, 4 GB/ 256 GB (Price Rs. 24,999)

AVITA Essential Refresh is another affordable laptop manufactured by Avita.

The key highlight of this laptop is that it comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM and also has 256 GB SSD storage, and it is available on Amazon at an affordable price tag of Rs 24,200.

Avita Essential Refresh

Specifications and features

Starting with screen size, the laptop has a 14 inches TFT LCD display with a Full HD (1920*1080) px resolution including very thin bezels along with a 2MP webcam at bottom of the screen.

Powering the Notebooks is an Intel Celeron-N4020 Dual-Core processor that comes with a base clock speed of 1.1 GHz, and a Max speed of 2.8 GHz.

Aforementioned, it has 4 GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD and runs on the Windows 10 operating system.

For long usage, It has 6 hours of battery life. The Notebook is quite portable and weighs 1.37 Kg.

It has various connectivity options including an HDMI port, USB 3.0 Type-A x 2, Micro SD card, and a Headphone Jack port.

Overall, at a price of Rs 25,590, we are getting an excellent deal.

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1 (Windows 11) ( Price Rs. 26,990)

The Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1 is an affordable Windows laptop that ships with Windows 10 but Lenovo promises that it will get the Windows 11 update soon. Additionally, there is MS Office 2019 lifetime access.

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1

Specifications and features

The Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1 offers a small 11.6 -inch Antiglare display with HD (1366*768) px resolution. There is a slightly big bezel around its screen. Also, it comes with a 0.3MP webcam at the top.

Powering the laptop is an Intel Celeron N4020 Dual-Core processor with a base clock speed of 1.1 GHz and a turbo boost of 2.8 GHz.

It comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM and has 256 GB fast SSD storage. Furthermore, The laptop offers a user up to 6 hours of battery life.

The laptop is 17 mm thin and weighs just 1.2 Kg.

For connectivity, it has 2-USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, Headphone/Mic combo jack, HDMI 1.4 port, and a card reader slot.

The laptop is good for all office work and also for students who are looking for an affordable notebook to complete college assignments.

Overall, The Lenovo Ideapad Slim 1 is a good deal at a price of Rs 26,990.

Lenovo Ideapad 3 (Windows 11) 14 Inch – Price Rs. 28,990

If you are not keen to buy an 11-inch Notebook, Lenovo has a full-size 14 Inch Windows 11 Notebook that is currently available for Rs. 28,990.

Specification and features

Powering the Notebook is the Intel Pentium N4030 processor clocked at 2.8 Ghz along with integrated Intel graphics.

Lenovo Ideapad 3

The laptop comes with preloaded Windows 11 Home Edition with lifetime validity and the Microsoft office.

Furthermore, the Notebook has an Antiglare 14 inch panel with HD (1366*768) px resolution and 220 Nits peak brightness. It has 4GB DDR4 RAM and comes with a fast 256 GB SSD Storage.

The Lenovo Ideapad 3 has a 35 Whr Battery that can offer a battery backup upto 6 hours. It weighs 1.5 Kg, is portable and lightweight.

It has some connectivity options are HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1, Type A USB 2.0, and an audio jack.

Considering the price it is a decent option and offers a full-size keyboard and display with the latest Windows 11 OS.

ASUS Chromebook CX1101 laptop (Celeron N4020) – Rs. 19,999 (Upcoming)

ASUS has launched an affordable laptop in India with a price tag of INR 19,999. The newly arrived notebook is ASUS Chromebook CX1101.

ASUS Chromebook CX1101 laptop
ASUS Chromebook

Specifications and Features:

The notebook comes with an 11.6 inches display with 1366*768 pixels resolution. It has an LCD screen and MIL-STD 810H certification.

Powering the machine is the dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 processor. It clocks at 1.10 GHz and has a 2.80 GHz maximum clock speed and a 6 MB memory cache.

Moreover, it pairs 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage. Also, it has integrated Intel HD graphics and runs on Chrome OS. This affordable laptop is highly portable and weighs 1.24 kg. Also, it includes a standard keyboard and a webcam.

The port section includes – 4* USB, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, multi-card slot, and headphone/mic combo jack. It supports WiFi 802.11 a/b//n/ac for wireless connectivity.

It packs a 42 WHR battery with a 45 W adapter. The laptop claims to have a battery backup of up to 13 hours on a single charge. Asus Chromebook CX1101 will soon be available on Amazon India.

Concluding Thoughts

Down the line, you may find that you are not able to use it for more tasks, so think thoroughly and then click the buy button.

These are my suggestions, your requirement and work should define what you should buy rather than thinking short-term and saving a little money.

Lastly, If you need any further advice can comment below or connect with me on Twitter, I will try to help.

Also, Watch The Google Chrome OS Explainer Video:

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Kanuj Sharma
Kanuj Sharmahttp://candytech.in/about-kanuj-sharma/
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