2020 has been a pretty good year for laptop manufacturers. What initially started as a slow first half, turned into an incredibly successful second half. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, working professionals and students alike had to stay inside their living spaces, but their work or education couldn’t come to a grinding halt. The result? Working professionals had to rely on their laptops to get their work done, send progress reports and presentations from home, while students are asked to attend online classes via Zoom and other video conferencing platforms, and had (are having) to rely either on their laptops, or smartphones.
Thus, at a time when all of us have to depend on our electronic devices, unsurprisingly, laptop manufacturers have witnessed a spike in laptop sales. While some of us managed to get our hands on laptops during the Diwali sales, thereby taking advantage of offers and discounts, there are others who are waiting for Christmas, and want to make the most of the discounts that brands, retail outlets and e-commerce platforms offer towards the end of the year.
If you fall into the latter category, and are looking for a sleek, stylish laptop that does not cost a premium, here are a few thin, lightweight laptops you should definitely look into.
Lenovo IdeaPad S145
If you’re looking for one of the best laptop in the budget segment, then IdeaPad is an excellent option. The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 in particular is a powerful device, and runs on Windows 10 Home operating system. Flaunting a 15.6-inch full HD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this laptop is lightweight, weighing just 1.85 kgs, and lets you watch your favourite movies, shows, or any videos with incredible clarity.
The device is powered by the 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7020U processor, and packs 4GB DDR4 RAM, along with 1TB HDD storage. This combination is ideal for students and working professionals alike, as you can easily switch between different applications, programs and software, while there is adequate space for you to store all of your important files and folders.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330S
If you’re looking for the best laptop under 25000, then the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S is your best bet. This laptop weighs just 1.67 kgs, and runs on Windows 10 Home operating system. Sporting a 14-inch display with a full HD resolution, IdeaPad 330S is powered by the Intel Core i3-8130U processor, with a clock speed of 3.4GHz, which ensures that the processor runs the laptop smoothly. This device also comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD storage, which is about all the RAM and storage space one would need in a budget-friendly laptop. This device’s elegant design, robust build, and crisp, non-glossy display ensure that the laptop is stylish and chic, while it operates commendably.
Asus Vivobook X541UA
If you’re looking for a device that costs just north of Rs. 30,000, then you should take a closer look at the Asus Vivobook X541UA. Powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, this laptop lets you carry out compute-intensive tasks with relative ease, as it packs a 4GB RAM, and comes with 1 TB SATA storage. Weighing less than 2 kgs, this elegantly crafted laptop comes with a 15.6-inch LED backlit anti-glare full HD display, while it runs on Windows 10 operating system.
Acer Swift 3
If you can loosen your purse-strings a little more, and can spend around Rs. 40,000, then the Acer Swift 3 laptop would be the ideal option. This laptop looks similar to MacBook Air, which highlights its elegant design and sleek look. With a 14-inch display, this laptop is easy and convenient to carry around, as it weighs just 1.5 kgs. Powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, this laptop comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB SATA storage, which ensures its fast operation, while enabling you to multitask with ease. The laptop also comes with the Intel HD Graphics 6000, and is ideal for college students and working professionals.
If you like any of the above-mentioned laptops, but don’t want to pay the entire amount upfront, you can use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card. The EMI Network Card lets you divide the cost of the device into convenient monthly instalments, while you can also select the No Cost EMI payment option. Furthermore, the EMI Network Card comes with a pre-approved limit of up to Rs. 4 lakh, and you can choose the payment term that is convenient for you.