If you’re in the market looking for the best laptops for online classes, you would be welcomed to all online and offline electronics stores with a whole barrage of options. Laptop manufacturers around the world adapted to the need of the hour by offering value for money laptops that provide an excellent balance of features, price, specifications and the overall aesthetics, all of which are geared to suit a versatile range of use cases.
With the best laptops for online education requiring clear focus on a reliable webcam, good keyboard and battery life, along with smooth overall performance, the following five laptops offer the best balance, all things considered.
Best laptops for online education under Rs 50,000
|Asus VivoBook 14 (2020)||Rs 49,990||https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08JMMHZLN|
|Acer Aspire 3||Rs 49,990||https://www.amazon.in/dp/B088CF91GM|
|Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i||Rs 49,990||https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08PV3L6WR|
|HP Chromebook x360 14c||Rs 49,985||https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08C5WLK3Q|
|Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 (IC)||Rs 46,999||https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08T9P4DQV|
Asus VivoBook 14 (2020)
Price: Rs 49,990
The Asus VivoBook 14’s 2020 variant is one of the most powerful for its price segment, in terms of the specifications on offer. The laptop features a 10th generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, along with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of NVMe SSD – paired with a 14-inch full HD display serenaded with slim bezels.
This impressive setup brings almost everything that you would want from a mid-range laptop, and you can even upgrade your RAM up to 12GB later, should you wish. The laptop is 19.9mm thick and weighs 1.6kg, and also comes with an integrated front camera and front-array microphones for video conferencing tasks. The battery life is marked at 6 hours of screen-on time.
Acer Aspire 3
Price: Rs 49,990
For those who want a conventional, typical 15.6-inch laptop with a dedicated numeric keypad and good battery life, the Acer Aspire 3 is one of the best laptops around. It runs on a low-power 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor, along with 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB HDD that offers plenty of space to store local documents. It also comes with the dedicated Nvidia MX230 GPU, which would allow you to undertake low-intensity video editing tasks as part of your education tasks. What you still do miss is the keyboard backlight, although the laptop still weighs below 2kg and delivers claimed battery life of almost 8 hours.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i
Price: Rs 49,990
The IdeaPad Slim 3i by Lenovo is one of the most premium laptops in this list. While this too misses out on a backlit keyboard, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i has one of the slimmest chassis, and for this price, is one of the lightest and most compact laptops with a 15-inch display that you can buy. It features the 10th generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD, a full HD 15.6-inch display, and very importantly, an HD webcam to enable high resolution video conferencing. It also claims to offer six hours of continuous screen time.
HP Chromebook x360 14c
Price: Rs 49,985
If your work mostly involves Google services, the HP Chromebook x360 14c is one of the most premium laptops for education purposes that you can buy. It features a 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor, along with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. The 14-inch full HD display features a touchscreen interface, and the convertible format will let you use the laptop in a view-only mode as well. The laptop is also among the lightest, and is one of the best built around that you can avail at this price. For those who do not require the added versatility of extra power from their laptop, the HP 14c x360 is one of the most non-fussy laptops to buy.
Mi Notebook 14 (IC)
Price: Rs 46,999
Being one of the newest entrants in the laptop market, Xiaomi has offered a pretty strong deal, strengthened now by the recent unveiled Mi Notebook 14 IC. Along with the 10th generation Core i5 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 14-inch full HD display paired with an HD webcam, the Mi Notebook 14 IC can almost do it all in terms of the feature set that it comes with. It also claims to offer a total of almost 10 hours of rated battery life, and in the budget segment for education buyers looking for a long term laptop, the Mi Notebook 14 IC is one of those laptops that should age rather well.