Updated: Jul 12, 2021
Minimum specifications required to meet the necessary requirements of content creation / design based applications. Ideal only for students. Skipping this segment and going for the mid end is highly recommended for users looking for more performance.
What to expect?
Mid end CPUs (also referred to as processors) - Intel Core i5/Ryzen 5
Low-Mid end GPU - 2 GB graphics or lower / just integrated graphics
Ram - 8 GB or lower
Today's laptops are equipped with components that perform much better than laptops at the same price few years back. However, with that being said, this is still only an entry level segment for Architectural needs and students are likely to face performance issues down the road (especially for large projects, 3D rendering etc). Nevertheless, this might be just enough for you given that your works are at a small scale / you don't mind the long waiting times for bigger projects and heavier tasks such as for rendering. Also, you might just get lucky and find excellent laptops at this price point during a sale! So check back during sale or create an account on this site to receive the latest updates right in your mail!
Laptop below Rs 50,000
Unlike other price segments, this segment sees very few laptops with discrete graphics let alone GPU with 4gb ram. However stretching the budget to Rs 55,000 will give much better options in terms of graphics performance.
The softwares used determines the specification requirement of the laptop. For Architects most applications except rendering softwares such as Lumion, TwinMotion etc are CPU Intensive applications, which means these applications won't benefit from a high end GPU and all or most of the tasks are handled by the CPU alone. However, this is not the case with applications like Lumion, Twinmotion and other GPU intensive applications. Lately, CPU based rendering plugin V-ray has also enabled GPU rendering support. So, a good GPU will help most applications and it is recommended to have one, especially if you're a designer or Architect who will be using GPU intensive applications.
Here is a list of some of the top performing Laptops available in the Indian market. These have been selected on the basis of their CPU/GPU performance, Ram and Storage in that specific order.
Disclaimer : All notebooks mentioned in this list are based on prices at the time of writing and may be subject to change as decided by the seller. Unbox Paradigm is not in any way related to the pricing of the products and holds no responsibility for any unforeseen price changes.
+ Best in class hexacore CPU
+ 4 GB GPU
+ Great Value for money
+ Excellent battery life
- Price slightly over ₹50,000
The Acer Aspire 7 is a 15in notebook powered by the latest 5000 series Ryzen 5 5500u and the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 4 GB. This notebook is also paired with an 8 GB DDR4 ram (upgradeable to 32GB) and 512 GB SSD making this the only laptop offering such performance in this list. What sets it apart from the others in this list is its efficient CPU and GPU pairing making this an excellent value option. It offers features such as WiFi 6 and 5gbps USB ports as well. Check out the link below for the current prices, full specification and user reviews from flipkart.com
Bottom line: At slightly over Rs 50,000 this offering beats everything else on this list for the battery life and cpu performance making this a great entry level laptop for gaming as well as general purpose.
3. Mi Notebook 14 -
+ Sleek design
+ Discrete GPU and decent CPU performance
+ Good battery life
- Not the most performance oriented laptop
The Mi Notebook 14 is a 14in notebook powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U and a discrete Nvidia MX 250 2 GB GPU. Paired with an 8 GB DDR4 ram and a 512 GB SSD, this would be the editor's pick for value among the list. Check out the Amazon affiliate link on the left for the current prices, full specification and user reviews.
Bottom Line: A light and clean design that packs decent performance for the price. For performance in a thin and light build, this could be for your pick.
2. HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0101AX
+ 4 GB Discrete GPU
+ Discrete GPU and decent CPU performance
- Lacks SSD
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0101AX is a 15.6in notebook powered by 3rd gen Ryzen 5 3550H and a GTX 1650 4 GB making this one of the few options with a 4gb discrete graphics at this price. This is paired with 8gb DDR4 ram and a 1 TB HDD. Despite the lack of an SSD, this is still one of the top performing laptops in this list. Check out the Flipkart affiliate link below for the current prices, full specification, and user reviews.
Bottom Line: A decent pairing of a mid range CPU and GPU makes this an excellent option in this budget.
7. Acer Nitro 5 AN515-43 - Currently out of Stock
The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-43 is a 15.6in notebook powered by 3rd gen Ryzen 5 3550H and a RX 560 4 GB. While the GPU has relatively lower performance than the GTX 1650, it is still a capable performer in this budget. This is paired with 8gb DDR4 ram and a 1 TB HDD. Check out the Flipkart affiliate link below for the current prices, full specification, and user reviews.
Bottom Line: A decent pairing of a mid range CPU and GPU makes this a worthy contender in this budget.
8. Lenovo Ideapad 3 15IML05
The Lenovo Ideapad 3 15IML05 is a 15.6in notebook powered by 10th gen Intel Core i5-10210U and MX130 2 GB GPU. This is paired with 8gb DDR4 ram and a 1 TB HDD. Check out the Flipkart affiliate link below for the current prices, full specification, and user reviews.
Bottom Line: A thin and light build with a discrete GPU that offers decent performance for the price and form factor.
That concludes this list and let us know in the comments section below if you think we have missed out on any notebooks worth considering or other comments and feedback. All contents are updated at least once a week and in the event of major sales and releases. Hope this helps! Have a great day!
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