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Top 6 Budget Laptops For College Students

With the advancements of digital learning and living in the current pandemic scenario, laptops have become more of a necessity than a luxury for students. Be it for online classes, learning new skills, or for recreational purposes –  a good student laptop can act as an all-rounder to enhance the overall learning experience.

The Best Laptops for College Students

Best Budget Laptops for Students

However, laptops are not inexpensive and one must conduct thorough research of specs and budget for identifying the best among the best laptops.

Buying expensive electronic items like laptops, computers, etc can become a heavy ordeal for people if they lack access to deal-breaking accessories like budget-saving promo codes and discount offers. With the help of coupon codes, students can redeem great savings on laptops that can meet their everyday needs.

For instance, one of the leading companies for laptops – Dell, is offering up to 18% concessions on student laptops in the form of Dell coupons when shopping at their website.

You can also shop at other leading brands websites like Lenovo, HP, etc to find similar concessions in the form of coupons and promo codes.

This article will help all the customers to choose an affordable yet versatile laptop fit for their student budget. Let’s check out.

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3 – Available at a starting price of Rs.29,990

One of the best-selling laptops in the affordable range of Lenovo, the Ideapad Slim 3 has all the necessary features required for student use. The price is given for the AMD Ryzen processor model and the option for an Intel processor is also available. Here are the features and specs of this model.

FeaturesSpecifications
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 3 3250U- 2 cores/ 4 threads, clocking speed up to 2.60 GHz
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home Professional- 64-bit
Display15.6 inches FHD display with Anti-glare coating
Memory4 GB DDR4 RAM- 2400 MHz
Hard Drive1 TB HDD 5400
AudioDolby Digital Stereo sound
Graphics cardIntegrated AMD Radeon graphic card

The laptop supports several other features like a privacy shutter-enabled webcam, a two-cell battery of 35 Wh capacity. This laptop weighs less than 2 kgs and is suitable for student use across India.

However, this model lacks a backlit keyboard and touchscreen support but given the affordability of the laptop, these features are not required for entry-level laptops.

HP Chromebook 14- Available at Rs.23,990

People who are aware of Chromebook and Chrome OS would definitely love the versatility and price at which it is currently being offered.

Students who are looking for a laptop that can help them in attending web classes and light assignments would love it. Chromebook comes with 3 USB ports which are sufficient for student uses.

FeaturesSpecifications
ProcessorIntel Celeron N3350
Operating SystemChrome OS
Display14 inches HD display
Memory4 GB DDR4 RAM- 2400 MHz
Hard Drive64 GB ROM
AudioDolby Digital Stereo sound
Graphics cardIntegrated Intel HD 500

HP Chromebook 15 does allow minimum internal storage but supports the usage of an external hard drive for extended memory. The laptop weighs 1.5 kg and comes with a responsive trackpad for swift action. People looking for heavy graphic and audio mixing should abstain from purchasing this model.

Dell Vostro 3468- Available at Rs.28,990

Dell Vostro range is one of the oldest and best-selling laptop models available across the world. The Vostro range is popular among students for its sturdy build and multi-functional ports meant for easy data transmission.

Dell has updated its Vostro range with the latest 10th gen Intel processors but customers can use the 8th gen Intel processors if they are fighting with a tight budget.

FeaturesSpecifications
ProcessorIntel i3- 8th Gen 8100U
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home Basic- 64-bit
Display14 inches HD display
Memory4 GB DDR4 RAM- 2400 MHz
Hard Drive1 TB SATA HDD
AudioDolby Digital Stereo sound
Graphics cardIntegrated Intel HD 500

Dell Vostro has a combined weight of fewer than 2 kgs and is shipped with a company-provided laptop bag. The Vostro range on Dell carries some of the most affordable student laptops which can be purchased at an even lower price by redeeming the necessary coupons and promo codes.

Customers can find the latest Dell coupon codes on their official website for availing additional discounts on extended warranty and accidental damage protection of new laptops. In addition, perks like free shipping are also available on all purchases.

Asus Vivobook X541UA- Available at Rs.31990

A laptop with 4 GB RAM and 1 TB ROM storage becomes even better if it comes with an option for you to choose the desired OS. This Vivobook from Asus comes without any OS so that interested customers can install Linux OS.

FeaturesSpecifications
ProcessorIntel i3- 7th Gen 7100U
Operating SystemDOS
Display15.6 inches HD display
Memory4 GB DDR4 RAM- 2400 MHz
Hard Drive1 TB SATA HDD
AudioDolby Digital Stereo sound
Graphics cardIntegrated Intel HD

This laptop is a bit heavier among all the considered options on this list and weighs around 2.8 kgs and is shipped with a 1.3 MP webcam and the latest Wi-Fi technology.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14- Available at Rs.36,999

Xiaomi has been offering its laptops for quite some time in China but has recently forayed into the Indian market.

This particular model is considered to be a direct competitor to Apple Macbook Pro and the features like HD web camera, bezel-less display, fast charger, etc. have already made it a value-for-money laptop.

FeaturesSpecifications
ProcessorIntel i3- 10th Gen 10110U
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home Basic- 64-bit
Display14 inches FHD
Memory8 GB DDR4 RAM
Hard Drive256 GB SSD
Audio2W Speakers DTS Audio
Graphics cardIntegrated Intel UHD 620

The Mi laptop can be charged from 0 to 50% within 35 minutes. Along with the 65W fast charger, the laptop has 3 USB ports and HDMI 14b connector. The laptop hardly weighs 1.5 kg and is available with a combo audio jack that can run on DC power for a sound blasting performance.

Dell Inspiron 3593- Available at Rs.35,990

For people who want to own a different Dell laptop other than Vostro, this 15.6 FHD display laptop will definitely suit their style. This laptop is popular for its minimalistic design and extended battery life of 6 hours.

FeaturesSpecifications
ProcessorIntel i3- 10th Gen 10110U
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home Basic- 64-bit and MS-Office
Display14 inches FHD
Memory8 GB DDR4 RAM
Hard Drive1 TB SATA HDD
AudioDolby Digital
Graphics cardIntegrated Intel HD

The laptop weighs 2.2 kg and is not suitable for travellers and students. However, it does come with 3 USB ports and HDMI ports with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Conclusion

Buying a laptop is not only an expensive affair but a complicated task if you are running under a tight budget. It is at these moments that coupons and discount offers from coupon-affiliated websites come into play.

This article aimed at providing the best laptops from the affordable line-up and we hope it was able to fulfil the needs of exploring the affordable lineup of laptops.

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Arpita Patel

Arpita Patel is an active tech and food blogger. She has Masters degree in computer science from Mumbai University. She has contributed a number of great and informative articles to the internet. Apart from blogging she loves music, movies, outdoor games, cycling and helping people.