Work from home: Five laptops that cost less than Rs 40,000

Here is a look at the top five laptops under Rs 40,000 that cannot hit you with any type of snag while working from home.

Millions of Indians are currently working from home due to the nationwide shutdown due to COVID-19. And given the pace of transmission of novel-coronavirus disease, it is not even more likely for most of us to think about going to office.

Many employers have understood that the issue will last long and have requested their employees to buy a good laptop or PC so that they can work from home without any problems. This cost can be offset by the cost of travel and daily food and tea bills, which are now non-existent.

Here is a look at the top five laptops under Rs 40,000, which cannot hit you with any type of snag while working from home.

1. Lenovo IdeaPad 330 (Rs 22,990)

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is for people on a tight budget. The machine can easily perform all basic functions, however, do not expect to do games on it or perform heavy multitasking. This laptop comes with good specifications to help users to type documents, fill Excel sheets, browse the Internet and perform other basic tasks.

It is powered by Intel Pentium Quad Core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 1TB SATA hard disk. It offers a 15.6-inch display and comes with genuine Windows 10 Home pre-installed.

2. Dell Inspiron 14 3481 (Rs 26,990)

Dell has a stereotypical build when it comes to laptops. And if you think you are a rude user, then a Dell laptop is a must see. The Dell Inspiron 14 3481 is quite light at 1.79 kg, meaning that you can also take it to your office upon opening.

It can perform most tasks such as document filing, answering emails, multitasking and more thanks to its Intel Core i3 7th generation processor. Keep in mind that it can only handle light multitasking and will lag behind if you throw a huge task this way. The laptop comes with 4GB RAM and 1TB hard disk. It comes with Ubuntu pre-installed, which can be a deal-breaker for some.

3. Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IIL (Rs 34,990)

Had the company bundled 8GB RAM instead of 4GB, this laptop would have been the top contender in this list. It is one of the only laptops in the Rs 40,000 price bracket that comes with a 10th generation Intel Core processor. It offers a 15.6-inch display and weighs just 1.85 grams, making it light enough to travel.

This device comes with 4GB RAM with 1GB SATA HDD. We recommend that you install another 4 GB RAM stick in the system to make it as smooth as butter. It comes with genuine Windows 10 Home pre-installation and also comes with new office bids.

4. HP 15s-eq0007AU (Rs 30,990)

If you’re ready to deliver an Intel processor and want to go for a laptop powered by an AMD Ryzen chipset, the HP 15s-eq0007AU is one to consider. It is powered by a Ryzen 3 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 256GB NVMe SSD. The Ryzen 3 3200U can turbo boost up to 3.5 GHz, which means the laptop can easily handle basic multitasking. It gives a 15.6-inch display and weighs 1.77 kg. The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home, with the pre-installed free Microsoft Office suite.

5. Asus VivoBook 15 X543UA-DM582T (Rs 39,990)

If you want a laptop that can handle a good amount of multitasking and can also play some heavy tasks such as CS: GO, the Asus VivoBook 15 X543UA-DM582T is the one you should check out. It offers a 15.6-inch display and is powered by an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor. The laptop comes with 8GB RAM and 1TB SATA hard drive. It comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed.