Best Laptops Under ₹30000 in August 2023 that are Budget-Friendly

To make your search for the best laptops under ₹30000 in August 2023 easier, I have compiled a list of these laptops that I feel could be worth considering if you’re on a tight budget.


Last update on 2024-05-26 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Last update on 2024-05-26 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Why such a cheap budget laptop?

I feel these laptops can serve very basic tasks for anyone who is looking for budget-centric laptops. In my humble opinion, you should consider these laptops only if you are too tight on budget and cannot go for a higher budget. These laptops are very basic in terms of their offerings.

If you can afford it, better to go with at least the ₹40,000 segment laptops.

Read my laptop buying guide on How to Choose the Best Laptop for Your Budget.

These laptops can help you browse the web with limited browser tabs, watch multimedia content, and complete your office task such as writing emails, managing Excel sheets, and more.

Expectations with the best laptops under ₹30000

My expectations in terms of day-to-day tasks from these laptops are as follows:

  • Browse the web with ease, but with limited tabs open
  • Use MS Office extensively for work
  • Get moderate 3-4 hours of battery life
  • Web conferencing with limited team members

Specifications to look for the best laptops under ₹30000

The minimum specifications that I recommend for this price segment laptops should be as follows for these laptops:

ComponentsMinimum Requirements
ProcessorAny dual-core or quad-core processor with multi-threading support
RAM A minimum of 4GB RAM is must have
Storage256GB SSD for faster response. Avoid HDD
DisplayAny anti-glare display should be fine. IPS would be ideal
BatteryAt least 34WHr battery

I have chosen these laptops based on price to performance ratio and each of the following laptops is my top picks for the segment. You can choose any one of them as per your liking.

14-inch Screen

Acer Aspire Lite 11th Gen Intel Core i3 Premium Metal Laptop (8GB RAM/256GB SSD/Windows 11 Home) AL15-51, 39.62cm (15.6″) Full HD Display, Metal Body, Steel Gray, 1.59 Kg
  • Powerful Productivity: 11th Generation Intel Core i3-1115G4 Dual Core processor delivers unmatched speed and intelligence, enabling impressive creating, productivity, and gaming experiences. With Turbo Boost Technology, get up to 4.1GHz for your high-demand applications. Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI
  • Visibly Stunning: Experience sharp details and crisp colors on the 15.6″ Full HD display, 16:9 aspect ratio, ultra-slim design and narrow bezels.
  • Internal Specifications: RAM – 8 GB of Dual-channel DDR4, 2 SODIMM sockets; Storage – 256 GB SSD NVMe solid-state drive storage (expandable up to 1TB) to store your files and media
  • Ports: one Type-C port, two USB 2.0 Type-A port, and one USB 3.2 Type-A port.
  • Keyboard: 100-/101-/104-key keyboard with independent numeric keypad, international language support
HP 14S-Intel Pentium Silver N6000-8Gb Ram/256Gb Ssd 14 Inches (35.6Cm) Hd, Micro-Edge Display (Uhd Graphics/Alexa/Dual Speakers/Fast Charge/Windows 11 Home/Ms Office), 14S- Dq3033Tu,Jet Black
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Silver N6000 (up to 3.3 GHz burst frequency(2c),4 MB L3 cache, 4 cores, 4 threads)| Memory: 8 GB DDR4-2933 MHz RAM (1 x 8 GB)| Storage: 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Display & Graphics: 35.6 cm (14″) diagonal, HD,micro-edge, BrightView|Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
  • Operating System & Pre-installed Software: Windows 11 Home 64 Single Language| Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 pre-installed
  • Ports & Battery: 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C 5Gbps signaling rate,2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate, 1 headphone/microphone combo,1 AC smart pin, 1 HDMI 1.4b|Battery: 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion, Support battery fast charge : approximately 50% in 45 minutes
  • Features: Keyboard: Full-size, jet black keyboard,HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support| Camera: HP True Vision 720p HD camera | Microphone: Integrated Dual array digital microphones| Audio: Dual Speakers| Alexa Built In | Networking: Realtek RTL8821CE-M 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1×1) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo
ASUS VivoBook 14 (2021), 14-inch (35.56 cm) HD, Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Quad Core, Thin and Light Laptop (8GB/256GB SSD/Office 2021/Windows 11/Integrated Graphics/Silver/1.5 kg), X415KA-BV121WS
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Silver N6000, 1.1 GHz Base speed (4MB Cache, up to 3.3 GHz Max Turbo Speed, 4 cores)
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM with | Storage: 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
  • Display: 14.0-inch (35.56 cm) HD (1366 x 768) 16:9 aspect ratio LED Backlit 200nits, Anti-glare display, 82 % Screen-to-body ratio
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home | Software: Office Home and Student 2021 included
HP Laptop 14s, AMD Athlon Silver 3050U, 14-inch (35.6 cm), HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Thin & Light, Dual Speakers, BrightView Display (Win 11, MSO 2021, Black, 1.46 kg), fq0568AU
  • 【2-core AMD Athlon Silver 3050U】Boost productivity with a dynamic processor. Featuring 2 threads and 4MB L3 cache, it ensures seamless processing for your most demanding tasks.
  • 【AMD Radeon graphics】Elevate your display experience with AMD Radeon graphics. Whether for work or entertainment, enjoy captivating visuals that redefine your computing journey.
  • 【Upgraded memory and storage】Enjoy swift multitasking with 8GB DDR4 RAM, ensuring efficient application handling. The 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD provides ample storage for a seamless work experience.
  • 【Micro-edge display】Delight in intricate details on the 14-inch, HD, BrightView, and micro-edge display. Along with 220 nits, it offers stunning clarity, enhancing your viewing experience.
  • 【Long battery life】Power up to 50% in just 45 mins with HP Fast Charge. The 3-cell, 41Wh battery sustains productivity for up to 9 hours and 15 mins, reducing the need for frequent charging.

Last update on 2024-05-26 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

15-inch Screen

Acer Extensa 15 AMD Ryzen 3 7320U Quad-Core Processor (8 GB/512 GB SSD/Windows 11 Home/AMD Radeon Graphics/1.78 KG/Steel Gray) EX215-23 Full HD Display Laptop
  • The New Ryzen Series: AMD Ryzen 3 7320U Quad-Core Processor. (Base Clock 2.4 GHz and Max Boost Clock up to 4.1 GHz) with AMD Radeon Graphics
  • Internal Specifications: Single-channel LPDDR5 SDRAM support 8 GB of onboard LPDDR5 system memory.
  • Storage: 512 GB, PCIe Gen4, 16 Gb/s, NVMe
  • Display: 15.6″ Full HD 1920 x 1080, high-brightness Acer ComfyView LED-backlit TFT LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio, Ultra-slim design, Mercury free, environment friendl
  • Webcam: T-Type HD camera, 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD video at 30 fps with Temporal Noise Reduction
HP 15s-Ryzen 3 3250U 8GB SDRAM/256GB SSD 15.6inch(39.6cm) HD, Micro-Edge Laptop/AMD Radeon Graphics/Dual Speakers/Win 11 Home/MS Office/Fast Charge/Jet Black/1.69Kg, 15s-ey1508AU
  • 【2-core AMD Ryzen 3 3250U】Harness efficient multitasking with the AMD Ryzen 3 3250U processor, boasting 4 threads and an 4MB L3 cache. Experience heightened productivity and responsiveness.
  • 【AMD Radeon graphics】Elevate your visuals with AMD Radeon graphics, ensuring vibrant clarity. Enjoy a captivating computing experience marked by stunning graphics for work and entertainment.
  • 【Upgraded memory and storage】Elevate functionality with 8GB DDR4 RAM and a high-speed 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. Unlock smooth operations and ample storage for a seamless workflow.
  • 【Micro-edge display】The 15.6-inch, FHD, 220-nit, BrightView, and micro-edge display is engineered for high-quality viewing with stunning clarity.
  • 【Long battery life】Fast charge up to 50% in 45 mins. A durable 3-cell, 41Wh battery maximizes productivity, ensuring you charge once and work for up to 7 hours and 15 mins.
ASUS VivoBook 15 (2021) Thin and Light Laptop, Dual Core Intel Celeron N4020, 15.6-inch (39.62 cm) HD, (4GB RAM/256GB SSD/Integrated Graphics/Windows 11 Home/Transparent Silver/1.8 Kg), X515MA-BR011W
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N4020, 1.1 GHz base speed, Up to 2.8 GHz Turbo Speed, 2 cores, 2 Threads, 4MB Cache;Memory & Storage: 4GB SO-DIMM DDR4 2400MHz RAM, Support up to 8GB using 1x SO-DIMM Slot with | Storage: 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics;Display: 15.6-inch (39.62 cms), LED-Backlit LCD, HD (1366 x 768) 16:9, 220nits, NanoEdge bezel, Anti-Glare Plane with 45% NTSC, 82% Screen-To-Body Ratio
  • Operating System: Pre-loaded Windows 11 Home with lifetime validity;Design & battery: Up to 19.9mm Thin | NanoEdge Bezels | Thin and Light Laptop | Laptop weight: 1.8 kg | 37WHrs, 2-cell Li-ion battery | Up to 6 hours battery life ;Note: Battery life depends on conditions of usage
  • Keyboard: Chiclet Keyboard with 1.4mm Key Travel;I/O Ports: 1x HDMI 1.4 | 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack | 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A | 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C | 2x USB 2.0 Type-A; Other: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (Dual band) 1*1 | VGA webcamera without privacy shutter | Built-in speaker | Built-in microphone
  • Battery Average Life: 6.0 Hours

Last update on 2024-05-26 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Vishal Pratap

I am Vishal, the founder of TechZonical. I am a software technical writer, video creator, and photography enthusiast. I share my opinions on tech products and evolving technologies to help you save some money while making a purchase decision.

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