A few years back, having a Windows Laptop is a big deal. Thanks to the advancements in the technology, the laptop prices have drastically come down. And these days, you can get a laptop from as low as 10,000. Since the price is trimmed down, you might have to compromise a bit on the specification front. Of-course, these budget laptops are more than enough for the basic needs like accounting, watching movies, browsing, reading emails and basic office works.
Recently, Micromax has announced the convertible laptop that doubles as a laptop and a tablet. It was an instant hit in its segment and with its success, many other OEMs entered the affordable laptop segment by pricing laptops under Rs.15,000. As a word of caution, please stay away from buying these low-budget laptops if you’re planning to use the laptop for video editing, playing graphic rich games and other high-level purposes.
Best Mini Laptops under Rs.15,000
#1.Micromax Canvas Laptab
As we discussed above, Micromax has to be credited first for launching its 2-in-1 convertible laptop in to the market and thereby giving a boost to the low-budget laptop segment in India. The Canvas Laptab sports a 10.1 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen (1280 x 800 px) and is powered by Intel 4th Gen Atom Quad core processor along with 2GB of RAM. The internal memory is 32GB and it can be expanded upto 64 GB using a microSD card.
There is a 2MP front and rear cameras, which let you click selfies as well make a video call to your loved ones. The connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, two USB slots (1 microUSB and 1 USB slot), inbuilt SIM slot for 3G connectivity, WiFi and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The chiclet keyboard with trackpad is pretty decent. There is a 7700 mAh battery that gives you around 10 hours usage time and the laptab weighs just 1.1 Kg.
The Canvas Laptab (LT666) is priced at Rs.14,999 and can be bought from Amazon.in
#2.Micromax Canvas Lapbook
If you want a little bigger screen than the Laptab, then the Canvas Lapbook is for you. It sports a 11.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and is powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Quad core processor along with 2GB of RAM. However, do note that this laptop is not touchscreen enabled. There is a 32GB of internal memory, which can be upgraded using a 64GB microSD card.
The connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 2.0 slots, HDMI port and WiFi. The 5000 mAh battery will give you around 11 hours of mixed usage time and the laptop weighs just 1.3 Kg.
The Canvas Lapbook (L1161) is priced at Rs.13,999 and can be purchased from Amazon.in
The Asus is another popular brand in the laptop market, which recently entered the low budget laptops segment with their EeeBook series. The Eeebook X205TA sports a 11.6 inch display (1366 x 768 px) with HD glare panel and is powered by a 1.33 GHz quad core processor with turbo boost up to 1.83 GHz along with 2GB RAM. There is a 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card.
The laptop also comes with two USB ports, 1 HDMI port, WiFi and card reader. The 2 cell polymer battery gives around 12 hours of usage time. As a whole, the laptop weighs just 1.5 Kg.
The EeeBook X205TA is priced at Rs.15,499 and is available on Amazon.in
#4.Swipe Ultimate 3G 2-in-1 Laptop
As the name implies, this is a 3G SIM supported convertible laptop i.e., you can use it as a laptop or as a tablet by detaching the keyboard. The device sports a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 px resolution and is powered by a 1.83 GHz Intel Atom processor along with 2GB of RAM. The 32GB internal memory can be expanded using a 64GB microSD card. On the rear is a 5MP camera and there is a 2MP front facing camera for video calling too.
The connectivity options include USB 3.0, microUSB port, mini HDMI port, 3.5 mm jack, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G. The laptop weighs just 635 g. With the 7900 mAh battery in place, you can surf upto 10 hours.
The Swipe Ultimate 3G Covertible Laptop is priced Rs.13,990 on Snapdeal.com
#5.iBall Slide Convertible Laptop
The iBall Slide sports a 10.1 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 px resolution and is powered by a 1.83 GHz Intel Atom processor along with 2GB of RAM. Internally, it comes with 32GB of storage space and you can expand it using a microSD card. This laptop can also be used as a tablet by detaching the keyboard.
There is a 5MP camera with autofocus on the back side and a 2MP camera on the front side. With the 7800 mAh battery, you can expect upto 10 hours of usage time.
The iBall Slide WQ149R is priced at Rs.13,499 on Snapdeal.com
That’s all friends! Most of these are 2-in-1 laptops, which means they can be used either as a laptop or a tablet by detaching the keyboard. Hope our list of the cheap & best Windows 10 laptops comes handy in selecting the best laptop for your needs.