Things to keep in mind before buying a Laptop in 2021 | Laptop Buying Guide

Laptop has became necessity rather luxury now a days. From education to job, laptop is needed everywhere. Choosing the right laptop which fulfill your requirements is a very difficult job because of do many choices at different price ranges. 
Students usually in India do not have high budget to buy there first laptop too expensive and they rather consider to buy a budget laptop which provide them decent specs at a decent price. Today many option are available in the market at the low & mid - range (25k - 45k) laptop categories, but there are some basic point you have to keep in mind before buying a laptop.

 Your main purpose of buying the laptop

Why you want to buy a laptop? whether it's Gaming, coding, machine learning, editing, surfing, watching movies or everything. You should know why you want to buy a laptop before choosing any laptop. Different laptops are made for different purpose.


Try to buy latest processor available in the market. If not latest then buy nearest to it. Avoid buying too old processor. Like try to intel i3 10th gen or 9th gen processor rather buying 5th gen. If you are tight on budget then you may prefer Ryzen series Processor. Ryzen laptop are cheaper and have better performance at same range intel laptop. Also Integrated GPU of Ryzen is much better than Intel's integrated GPU. So, for doing task like Gaming, editing Ryzen is better in budget range.


Buy atleast a 4GB RAM laptop if you want to buy it for casual stuffs like blogging, surfing etc. For high usage buy a 8 GB laptop and if you are gamer or do video editing then buy atleast 16 GB Ram laptop. If you are buying a 4 GB laptop then make sure that the RAM is expandable, so that you don't face any problem in near future.


Prefer SDD over HDD. If you are buying a laptop with HDD storage then make sure it has M.2 slot so that you can put another SDD on that slot. 

Build Quality

While in terms of build quality you are not going to get much options generally all laptops under 35k are made up of plastic. If you increase your budget above ₹40,000 then you may expect a metal body laptop. Even if you are buying a plastic laptop make sure it is good quality plastic and its hinge are made up of metal if you want a laptop for long term.


At low end you are not going to get much options related to battery. But bigger battery is always preferred. 

Online or Offline

Many people are confused whether they should buy laptop online or offline.  Buy a laptop from where you get best deals wheather its online or offline. See laptop online and then compare the same laptop from offline stores near you. You can also buy a laptop during sale seasons where you can get huge discounts. Currently, Amazon's Great indian Sale and Flipkart Big billon days are offering great discounts on every product.

Never buy refurbished laptop online , there are many problem people face buying a refurbished laptop . You may get good laptop but the risk is higher.

Top Laptops between 25k - 50k

Best laptop under ₹30,000

1. Asus Vivobook 14 Ryzen 3 dual core 3250U - 4GB RAM, 1 tb HDD, windows 10@ ₹24,990 on Flipkart

2. Avita Pura Ryzen 5 3500U Quad Core- FHD, 8 GB Ram, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10 @ ₹27000 on Flipkart

3. Asus Vivobook 14 intel i3 10th gen 14-inch FHD - 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10, Integrated Graphics @ ₹30,990 on Amazon

4. Lenovo ideapad s145 i3 10th gen - 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DOS Laptop @ ₹29,990 on Flipkart

Windows version also available at ₹31990
Ryzen 3 with Windows 10 also available at ₹31990 on flipkart

Best laptop under ₹40,000

5. Avita liber Ryzen 5 3500U- 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10 home @ ₹32,990 on Flipkart

6. Asus Vivobook 14 i3 10th Gen- 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Storage, Windows 10 @ 35,990 on Flipkart

7. Avita liber core i5 10th gen- 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 @ ₹37,990 on Flipkart and Amazon

8. Dell Core i3 10 Gen - 4 GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 @ ₹37,490 on Flipkart

9. Acer Aspire 5 i3 10th Gen- 4 GB,  32 GB Optane, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10 @ ₹37,990 on Flipkart

Best Laptop Under ₹50,000

10. Lenovo IdeaPad s145 intel core i5 10th gen- 8 GB ram, 1TB Hdd, Windows 10 @ ₹41,990 on Flipkart

11. Honor magicbook 15- Ryzen 5, 8 GB Ram, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10, 65W Fast Charging @ ₹42,990 on Flipkart

12. Mi Notebook 14 Intel i5 10th Gen- 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, windows 10 @₹43,999 on Flipkart, Amazon and mi store

13. Asus vivobook 14 Ryzen 5 -  8 gb ram, 1 TB HDD @ 46,990 On Flipkart

14. Acer aspire 5 core i5 10th Gen- 8GB Ram, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10 home @47,990 on Flipkart

15. HP pavilion Gaming Ryzen 5 3550H- 8GB ram, 4 Gb graphics- nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 1tb hdd, Windows 10@ 49,990 on Flipkart

*Price as on 20 October, 2020
*Price may change time to time.

So, these were some laptop i found online and are offering great specs. Many of these laptop are from  Flipkart because flipkart has better option than Amazon. Buy a laptop you personally like and which fulfill your needs. Always read the reviews before buying any laptop and give review after buying it so that you can help other people.

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