Students’ guide to a budget laptop

A laptop can certainly be termed as the most handy tool to a student though nowadays the use of smartphone are getting more popular than ever. But when it comes to do some hardcore project work, writing programs and playing games the laptop’s efficiency is undeniable. But finding a laptop with right hardware components and well within the price range is like finding a needle in a haystack. So, we’ve done the research for you present 5 most affordable budget laptops .

1. Dell Inspiron 11-3162  ( BDT 25,700  USD 312 )

Enduring. Dell’s little netbook adds color to the desk and can offer a very good battery life. The Inspiron’s plastic casing is available in three colors: Bali Blue, Alpine White and Tango Red. Don’t get fooled by it’s affordable looking  price because this little fella has a clock speed of 2.40 GHz and a RAM of 4 GB. This laptop is an All-Purpose machine and fits a wide variety of needs. Laptops in this category are not built for high-performance gaming, but can handle most office or school-related tasks.

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Specs :

Processor : Intel PQC N3700
Graphics  :  Intel HD Graphics Braswell
Clock Speed : 2.40 GHz
RAM : 4 GB
Storage : 500 GB HDD
Display : 11.6″
Battery Detail : 2-cell lithium-ion polymers
Back up time : Upto 4.5 hours

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Display Comparison

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Retailers Available in Bangladesh : Ryans Computer 
For more information visit Dell’s official site for this laptop.

2. Lenovo IdeaPad 100   ( BDT 28,000  USD 350)

If you wanna keep things simple and smart then you should really take a look a this fella. Though processor is bit small for a 14 inch display laptop but its loaded with all the specs you need for office or school-related tasks. For basic computing needs like Web surfing and running Office on a tight budget, the Lenovo Ideapad 100 will suffice.What really is standout about this laptop is its design. The smooth and sleek design is a real eye-candy.

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Specs :

Processor : Intel Core i3 5th Gen
Clock Speed : 2.1 GHz
Graphics : HD Graphics
RAM : 4 GB
Storage : 500 GB HDD
Display : 14 ”
Battery Details : 30 WHr

 

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Retailers available in Bangladesh : Ryans Computers , Computer Source , Combined Technologies.

For more information visit Lenovo’s official site for this laptop.

3. HP 14-AC 130TU ( BDT 32,000  USD 400 ) 

This budget friendly can handle mild-gaming to all kinds of official work with ease as it’s packed with an Intel core i3 6th Gen processor and Intel HD graphics. HP’s signature sleek finish of its 14 series notebooks are admirable and whomever wants to do a lot of data work should chose this laptop cause it comes with a 1 TB HDD

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Specs :

Processor : Intel® Core™ i3-6100U
Clock Speed : 2.3 GHz
Graphics Card : Intel HD Graphics
RAM : 4 GB
Storage : 1 TB HDD
Display : 14″
Battery Details : 4-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion 

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Retailers available in Bangladesh : Ryans Computers , Computer Source  

For more information visit HP’s official site for this laptop.

4. ASUS p2520LJ ( BDT 41,000 USD 521 ) 

Appearances are deceptive. This bulky looking Asus laptop can fool you into believing that this is a heavy duty gaming laptop but the fact is this is just a business laptop. Asus can impress in terms of performance with its business notebook, but the price is relatively high.  Business notebooks are mainly designed for durability and reliability. So excluding hardcore gaming, this laptop can withstand all the tolling tasks you throw at it.

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Specs :

Processor : Intel core i3 5th Gen
Clock Speed : 2.10 GHz
Graphics Card : Nvidia 920M
RAM : 4 GB
Storage : 1 TB HDD
Display : 15.6 ”

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Connectivity :

 

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Left : AC-in, VGA, HDMI, Gigabyte Ethernet , 3x USB 3.0

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Right : USB 2.0 , Audio Jack , DVD burner , Kensington security lock slot

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Front side only houses a SD slot

 

 

Retailers in Bangladesh : Ryans Computers , Computer Source , Combined Technologies 

For more info visit Asus’ official site for this laptop.

 

5. Dell Inspiron N5558  ( BDT 47,000  USD 587 )

Dell’s Inspiron laptops has always been hard to beat in terms of pure value, thanks to their mid-range processors and modest dedicated graphics cards at reasonable prices. Dell has gone back to the drawing board with this general-purpose laptop, keeping similarly powerful components but completely redesigning the chassis and installing a new screen. If you have a moderate budget then this is the laptop we suggest you should get.

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Specs :

Processor : Intel core i5 5th Gen
Clock Speed : 2.20 GHz
Graphics Card : Nvidia Geforce GTX 920M
RAM : 4 GB
Storage : 1 TB HDD
Display : 15.6″
Battery Details : 4 Cell Prismatic
Backup time : Upto 4 hours

 

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Retailers in Bangladesh : Ryans Computers , Combined Technology etc.

For more information please visit Dell’s official site for this laptop.

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