Laptop prices in India start at 12000 Rs. Low cost, entry-level laptops have 2GB to 4GB RAM, AMD A-series or Intel Celeron/Atom processor, etc. These two Intel processors are not as powerful as Core i3/i5 or AMD A6/A8. Still, they are way more advanced than the Pentium processors available for purchase or were shipped with desktops manufactured in the early 2000s and late 1990s. The processors are good for multi-tasking.
4GB or 2GB RAM is enough for day-to-day tasks such as internet browsing, editing documents, watching videos, joining online meetings, etc. You can also play games that run on low-end computers under low settings. Below I’ve shared the best laptops under 15000 and 20000 Rs suitable for basic tasks such as reading/composing emails, creating spreadsheets, opening PDFs, running lightweight software, etc.
Best laptops under 20000 and 15000 Rs
Asus Chromebook C223NA-GJ0074
C223NA-GJ0074 is a lovely and lightweight Asus laptop priced around 20000 Rs. It weighs 1 kilogram, has a dual-core N3350 Celeron 1.1 GHz Intel processor, and includes a Titan C security chip. C223NA-GJ0074 features an 11.6-inch anti-glare high-definition display with a backlit system, 200 nits brightness, and includes a two-cell battery.
This cheap Asus laptop runs on Google Chrome OS, has an ICEpower audio chip, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and an Intel HD graphics system. It has a USB 3.2 Type-C port and supports Google Assistant. It also has a 720p web camera, WiFi 5.0 system, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Lenovo Ideapad 3 82BA001PHA
82BA001PHA is Lenovo’s Ideapad series budget laptop that includes an Intel Celeron N4020 processor and has Intel graphics. Ideapad 82BA001PHA has one of the best designs among the laptops we’ve shared here. Its screen size is 11.6-inch.
The screen is of anti-glare type and is built using TN technology. Its brightness is 250 nits. Thus, you can use this laptop in sunlight or near the window without worrying about reflections or low brightness. 82BA001PHA has two speakers and a lithium-ion 42 WHr battery with two cells. It includes 64GB eMMC storage memory, 4GB RAM, etc. 82BA001PHA is one of the best laptops under 20000 with 4GB RAM.
The cheap and beautiful Avita Cosmos laptop has Windows 10 operating system and touch-enabled full HD display. Its screen size is 12.0 inches. Its color is charcoal grey. Cosmos comes with a 64 GB HDD and a detachable keyboard. Thus, it is one of the few laptops under 20000 Rs of two in one type.
Avita’s laptop features 1.10 Gigahertz Intel Celeron 4000 processor. The maximum clock speed of this processor is 2.40 GHz. Cosmos also has a basic Intel graphics chip – UHD. It weighs only 1.0 kilograms and has a chiclet keyboard. According to Avita, this laptop can work for up to 6 hours on a 100% battery charge. Cosmos has a single 0.7-watt speaker and front/rear 2.0-megapixel web camera. It has a warranty of 2-years.
RDP ThinBook 1010
ThinBook 1010 is the best laptop under 20000 with 4GB RAM (DDR4 Type). Along with the 4GB RAM, ThinBook 1010 includes a 64GB eMMC storage drive and a 14.1-inch 1366 x 768 pixel resolution anti-reflective display. This laptop has the Microsoft Windows 10 Pro operating system, USB 2.0/3.0 port, up to 8 hours of battery backup, Bluetooth 4.0, and the latest Pentium N43450 quad-core 1.1 to 2.2 GHz processor. RDP ThinBook also ships with Intel HD 500 Intel graphics and a USB Type-C port. Its weight is 1.4 kilograms. According to RDP, you can expand the storage memory of ThinBook 1010 to 1TB.
Coconics Enabler C1C11
The C1C11 laptop from the Indian company Coconics has Ubuntu/Windows 10 Pro operating system and an Intel Celeron N4000 processor. The processor’s clock speed ranges between 1.1 to 2.6 GHz. C1C11 comes with 128GB eMMC storage and 4GB of RAM. The weight of the Enabler laptop is below 1 kilogram. Thus it is one of the lightest laptops under 20000. Coconics has introduced two variants of C1C11.
The Windows 10 variant costs 2000 Rs more than the DOS variant. C1C11’s display is 0.6 inches smaller than Avita Magus Lite’s screen. C1C11 has an IPS display and Intel UHD graphics. It features Type-A/Type-C USB ports, 1 HDMI port, and a 0.3MP web camera.
iBall Premio V3
Premio V3 from iBall is the best-selling laptop under 15000 Rs. The features (excluding RAM) of this laptop are the same as other laptops we’ve shared here. Premio V3 features MS Windows 10 OS, Celeron processor of Intel (N4200), Intel HD 505 graphics chip and its weight is 1300 grams. The operating system’s validity is for a lifetime.
V3 packs a SATA 32GB HDD, 4GB DDR3 RAM and features an HD 1366 x 768 pixels resolution 11.6-inch multi-touch display. It ships with a 38Wh lithium-ion battery, two speakers, and a dual-band WiFi system. It has 5 hours of battery backup.
Other features of the above laptops:
USB port: As the storage memory isn’t too high, you can connect a flash drive to your laptop to save data. You can also connect your smartphone or tablet to the laptop.
HDMI port: As the laptops have an HDMI port, you can connect them to a TV or a projector.
No optical drive: Very few people store data on DVD/CD drives. Thus, laptops under 20000 and 15000 (or costlier ones) don’t have an optical drive.
Bluetooth and WLAN: With Bluetooth, you can transfer files from/to a mobile phone. You can connect the laptops under 15000 and 20000 Rs to a hotspot or router to use the internet.