Looking for the best laptop under 50000 Rs for programming? Here, we’ve covered 5 great laptops below 50K for computer science students/programmers. Why use a laptop for programming/coding instead of a computer? The biggest advantage of using a laptop is that you can carry it anywhere. Imagine you’re working on a Java/Python/Ruby/PHP project on a desktop computer. Would you carry your computer to the office, school, college, etc every day?
Well, although you can write the code of mobile, web, or desktop applications using a text editor such as Vi, Sublime Text, Notepad, Visual Studio Code, etc, many programmers prefer an IDE. You can run IDEs on laptops with any type of processor and 3 to 4GB RAM but the experience won’t be great. Here are some examples of the same:
Android Studio, the IDE used for the development of Android applications won’t disappoint you with its performance until you run the Android emulator. Once you run the emulator, the RAM and CPU usage will increase significantly. If you’re using Android Studio on a budget laptop that doesn’t have a good cooling system, the laptop’s body will heat up significantly. The CPU usage will come down once the emulator starts and you’re able to interact with it. If the laptop remains hot for a long time, its hardware might get damaged. Laptops under 50000 for programming have an efficient and powerful cooling system. Thus, you may not encounter the “laptop heating issue” while using them.
Editors such as Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime Text support extensions. Its RAM/CPU usage will increase each time you install an extension. If you’re working on an enterprise project which will be run by an application server such as IBM WebSphere, Red Hat JBoss, you’ll need a capable laptop. This is because IDEs such as Netbeans, Eclipse compile the code, generate the web archive file and deploy it on the application server each time you make some changes to the code file. During this process, the CPU used by the application server + IDE increases sharply. The more time the CPU takes, the hotter the laptop will become.
In addition to processor and heat, one more thing you should take into consideration while purchasing a laptop for programming under 50000 Rs is the battery backup and screen. When the processor is kept busy by IDEs & Editors, the laptop’s battery will drain faster. To make sure that your work isn’t affected by power cuts or power failure in your area, you must choose a laptop with good battery backup. What about the screen? The screen should be of anti-glare type (optional). Seeing reflection and writing code is annoying. Anti-glare screens show minimal reflection.
Best laptops under 50000 Rs for programming and computer science students
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 20T6S0UQ00
Some organizations offer ThinkPads to their employees instead of ordinary laptops. ThinkPads are great laptops for programmers because they have excellent battery backup, great durability, and an amazing cooling system. Launched this year in India, 20T6S0UQ00 is a thin and lightweight full HD laptop for programmers that costs around 50000 Rs. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM, AMD Ryzen 5 2.0 to 4.0 GHz 4650U Hexa-core processor, and a 14-inch anti-glare display. This ThinkPad has a 720p web camera with ThinkShutter so that you can participate in or join video conferences. According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad E14’s battery lasts for around 12 hours and it can charge up to 80% within an hour. E14’s weight is 1.59 kilograms only.
The X515E-EJ312TS laptop was launched in 2021. It has a full HD 15.6-inch anti-glare LED-backlit screen and 8GB DRR4 3200 MHz RAM (upgradeable to 20GB). It comes with a dual-core Intel Core i3 1115G4 3.0 to 4.1 GHz processor and 256GB SSD (M.2 PCIe NVMe). Asus X515EA also ships with an HDD slot for users that want to connect HDD. It has Microsoft Windows 10 OS, 1.75 kilograms weight, and a VGA web camera. Connectivity options available in this Asus laptop are – USB port (3.2/2.0 gen), Bluetooth 4.1, MicroSD slot, and HDMI port. X415JA-EK501T is another Asus laptop you can buy in the price range of 40000 to 50000 Rs. It has a core i5 processor. According to benchmark tests, the Intel Core i3 1115G4 processor is better than the Core i5 10th generation processor. It is energy-efficient and fast. Thus, I’ve recommended X515E instead of X415JA.
HP 14 DK0093AU
The above two laptops under 50000 Rs for programming don’t have a dedicated GPU but this one by HP has VEGA 8 GPU. Thus, HP DK0093AU is a great option for programmers and computer science students who play games when they’re not busy writing code or working on a project. HP 14 has excellent ratings, a 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, and a 256GB SSD. It contains DDR4 8GB RAM and a 14-inch full HD display. DK0093AU’s screen is not of the anti-glare type. Excluding this drawback, this HP laptop scores well in all departments. HP 14 works for 4 to 6 hours on battery power. It has Windows 10 OS, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, USB 3.0 ports, and weighs 1.47 kilograms.
Lenovo Ideapad 3 81W000RNIN
Lenovo had introduced the 81W000RNIN laptop in April 2021. According to the company, 81W000RNIN has an average battery life of 8.5 hours after a full battery charge. Ideapad 3 has 8GB DDR4 RAM upgradeable to 12GB and a 2.1 to 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor. It features a 14-inch high-definition anti-glare display. This Lenovo laptop lets users enable battery-saving mode and has a dual-band WiFi 5 system. 81W000RNIN has a USB 3.2 port and AMD VEGA 8 graphics processor. It weighs 1.61 kilograms and runs on Windows 10 OS. It is one of the best laptops under 50000 for programming.
HP 14s fq1029AU
HP 14s fq1029AU is another top-rated laptop for programming under 50000 Rs. It carries AMD Ryzen 3 3.1 GHz 5300U 5th generation processor and a 512 GB SSD (NMVe M.2). It has a 3200 MHz 8GB SDRAM of DDR4 type which is upgradeable to 16GB and includes a full high-definition anti-glare 14-inch micro-edge display with 45% NTSC color gamut and 250 nits brightness. This HP Laptop has a VEGA 8 AMD GPU and battery backup of 5 to 6 hours. It weighs 1.460 kilograms and ships with Amazon Alexa software.