The Rs.50000 range of laptops is full of different products that cater to a whole variety of customers. There are ultra-books for people who want to travel light and don't need the fire-breathing performance of gaming laptops. Then there are 2-in-1’s for people who don't always prefer the touch of the keyboard. For others there are the more conventional laptops that do a bit of everything; productivity, gaming, entertainment and portability. With a wide range of laptops we wanted to make sure we select the right type of laptop for you.

We spent around a day, shortlisting some of the best laptops in the markets. We went through many websites like Anandtech, TechRadar, NDTVGadgets to find out the merits and flaws in the laptops.

So sit back and read through all the work that we have done to help you find the best laptops under Rs.50000.

Best performance laptop

ACER A515-51G-58GJ

With one of the most capable processor and graphics card combination, the Acer A515 is a no-brainer at this price. Add to that the ample 8 gigs of RAM, 1TB of storage, a Full HD 15.6 inch screen and the Acer becomes more than a great laptop for most people. It becomes a capable budget gaming machine.

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Best travel Laptop

ASUS K510UQ-BQ667T

While our Best Pick is raw performance machine, the Asus K510UQ is a stylish and slim  laptop that doesn't mind getting its hands dirty playing a few games. Boasting the same processor as the Acer A515 the Asus makes do with a weaker graphics card, but makes up with a far more superior Full HD IPS display.

​Best value for money Laptop

Acer Swift 3

The Acer Swift 3 is a newer generation of laptop that uses the AMD Ryzen 5 processor. While it isn't as powerful as the Core i5 processor it is still quite powerful and boasts one of the best on-board graphics on any laptop. You also get some other great stuff like a Full HD IPS screen, Windows Hello fingerprint scanner, backlit keyboard, and fast charging.

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Why trust us?

With hundreds of laptops in the market and newer models added regularly, it becomes very difficult to find the one that suits you. We understand this and have spent a lot of time to compile a list of specifications that each laptop in each price segment should have. We then hand pick laptops that match the specs. Finally, we go through customer reviews and website reviews from top tech sites to see how the laptops perform.

How we selected?

Rs.50000 is a lot of money and we know that when you are willing to spend so much on a laptop you need the absolute best, no compromise product. So we took great pains to shortlist the top products by visiting many websites from Digit to TechRadar. Sadly most of their picks were not as capable, or too old or too expensive. Also, we had already suggested most of those laptops in our under RS.40,000 picks, you can click here to check that list.

So we scrapped the part where we look at suggestions from other websites and drew up a list of specifications that we felt a laptop of this budget must have.

Must have specifications for a Rs.50000 laptop:

  • A Full HD display
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  • Minimum Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 CPU
  • Minimum Nvidia 940MX or Vega 8 GPU

With this spec sheet, we shortlisted around 10 laptops. During the shortlisting process, we found some laptops like the MSI CX which had an i7-7500U processor and matched all our specs and price except one parameter, i.e. the RAM, which was DDR4 spec but was only 4GB. We still added it considering the performance.

Next, we checked for CPU and GPU benchmarks on Notebookcheck. Using their data we found that the i7-7500U we had shortlisted was much more inferior in performance than the latest Core i5-8250U 8th Gen processor. We also found some i5 7th Gen processors which were not that powerful. So we dropped all those laptops from the list so that you have the laptop which gives the absolute best performance.

Best Performance Laptop in detail

The powerful and amazing ACER A515-51G-58GJ

Specifications

Pros:

  • Excellent CPU and GPU combo
  • Good Full HD display
  • Decent connectivity with USB-c port
  • Full sized Backlit keyboard
  • Storage expansion with M.2 slot

Cons:

  • No Windows OS
  • Should have had at least 2 full-size USB 3.0 ports
  • Needs an IPS panel for better viewing angles
  • No DVD slot

The Acer A515 doesn't look fresh and will easily get lost in the wave of fresh looking slim design laptops like the Asus K510UQ and the Acer Swift 3. Despite that, it is a well-built device.

The typing experience was great with NDTV Gadgets loving the well-spaced keys, the full-sized layout and their backlit nature. This laptop will make great sense for not just gamers but also writers and bloggers who are always typing on the move.

The last time we reviewed a laptop from Acer we complained about the screen quality and resolution. This laptop however sees a huge improvement courtesy of the Full HD panel. The resolution and sharpness were good, the colors were also good according to NDTV Gadgets, but being a non-IPS panel the viewing angles were a little weak. The Asus K510UQ and Acer Swift 3 have much better IPS displays which give them a wider viewing angle but they can not match the GPU of our best pick.

The internal gubbins of the Acer A515 are made up of a pretty impressive Intel Core i5-8250U and a Nvidia MX150. The processor is potent enough for most applications and is, in fact, one of the most powerful ones in this price range. It's even more powerful than the latest Ryzen 5 by AMD and even the older Intel i7-7500U. Graphical duties are taken care of by the Nvidia MX150 GPU which can play the latest games (2017-2018) in HD resolution at 30+ fps. Older games from 2015-2016 can be played easily at 50+ fps at Full HD resolution.

With the combination of the CPU and GPU, gaming experience is very good , while photo editing and video editing is also possible along with 3D modeling.

The 8GB of DDR4 RAM will also help most tasks and games and it also means you can open a whole lot of tabs in Google Chrome. The RAM can be upgraded to a whopping 16GB. The 8GB of RAM is plenty for most needs of productivity and gaming.

The laptop comes with DOS instead of Windows 10 which we didn’t like but you can always install a fresh copy of Windows 10 on it if you need.

NDTV Gadgets found the bottom facing stereo speakers to get pretty loud especially when placed on a flat surface. The sound quality was also great when placed on the flat, solid surface.

You also get a ton of connectivity options with two USB 2.0, one USB 3.0 and even a modern USB-c port, an HDMI port lets you connect to larger displays and also an ethernet port. Two USB 3.0 ports would have been better instead of the one.

Verified users and reviewers reported battery life of around four to six hours which is still decent considering the specifications. The laptop also supports fast charging.

Who is this for:

For gamers and power users, this laptop can easily handle photo and video editing software. You can play the latest games at lower resolution and settings but older games work very well at maxed settings.

In short:

With the best specifications of CPU, GPU and RAM this laptop is a gamers delight at this budget.

Best travel laptop in detail

Closer look at the ​ASUS K510UQ-BQ667T

Specifications

Pros:

  • Slim and lightweight design
  • Excellent Full HD IPS display with small bezels
  • Superb CPU and GPU
  • Good connectivity with support for USB-C
  • Fast charging support
  • Comes with Windows 10 Home

Cons:

  • No backlit keys
  • Should have had 2x full-size USB 3.0 ports
  • No ethernet port or DVD slot

In the wave of industrial looking laptops, the Asus K510UQ is a fresh breath of air, it is slimmer and lighter than most laptops. Add to that the display bezels and you have a 15.6-inch laptop which is the size of a 14-inch one. It is also weighs half a kilo less than laptops in its category. But fret not, as the lean diet its put on hasn't affected performance one bit, thus making it a great laptop for people who are on the move, but still need power-packed performance.

The underhood specifications comprise a quad-core Intel i5-8250U processor and Nvidia 940MX GPU. The CPU is good for light applications like browser, word processing as well as heavier Photoshop editing, 3D modeling, and even video editing. The GPU, too is quite capable, although you cannot play 2018 games at full settings you can play games like Fortnite, Call of Duty WW2, Fifa 18 and F1 2017 where it easily manages 30+ fps with HD resolution. Games from 2014 or 2015 can be played at much higher settings without any stuttering or frame drops.

The Full HD display is superb as with many of the previous Asus laptops we wrote about. But this particular display is more superior because of the IPS panel which gives better viewing angles and also the smaller bezels make it look more premium. Complementing the screen are the good speakers too which give decent sound quality considering the size of the laptop.

One little disappointment is the lack of a backlit keyboard which at this price is pretty shocking as even the Lenovo Yoga 510, a Rs.28,000 laptop had it. But the keyboard is a decent one to type on.

The laptop does come with Windows 10 Home installed which is a great move by Asus and will surely deter people from using pirated Windows 10.

The battery lasts around 5-6 hours depending on your usage but the 65W fast charger can charge up to 60% in under an hour.

Who is this for:

With its slim and lightweight design, the Asus is great for people who travel a lot and still need a lot of power for demanding applications. The superb screen and audio makes it great for movie and audio buffs also.

In Short:

The Asus K510UQ performs well and looks good doing it, it brings a new design to laptops that is inspired by the slim bezel phones of today. But the good performance and overall quality makes it a great laptop for the price it commands. 

Budget pick under Rs.50,000

​Acer Swift 3: amazing performance

Specifications

Pros:

  • Good all metal design
  • Excellent Full HD IPS display with small bezels
  • Very good CPU and GPU
  • Good connectivity with support for USB-C
  • Fast charging support
  • Comes with Windows 10 Home
  • Has fingerprint sensor

Cons:

  • Should have had 2x full-size USB 3.0 ports
  • No ethernet port or DVD slot

Of the three laptops, the Acer Swift 3 belongs to the newest generation of laptops. It uses lesser power than other comparable laptops and comes with many helpful features like backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor, and a slim all metal design.

The Ryzen 5 CPU and Vega 8 GPU make it a very good performance laptop that is only slightly inferior to the Core i5 and Nvidia MX150 combo of our best pick. The CPU is powerful enough for demanding tasks like photo and video editing as well. While you can’t game in Full HD resolution you can still game in HD resolution on low-medium settings with latest games. The gaming performance of this laptops lies between the MX150 and the 940MX. So you can play older games at higher settings and newer games at lower settings.

The display too is great with Full HD resolution and being IPS you get great colors even at extreme viewing angles. Anandtech loved the grayscale coverage of the display and overall found the display to be good at the price point it sells.

The laptop also uses a rather small 45W charger, Anandtech quoted a charging time of 2 hours 21 minutes which is quite decent. The battery life under normal load is around 6-7 hours which is better than most other laptops in its category.

Who is this for:

The Acer Swift 3 is a budget laptop that's designed for travel as well as power users. It has a capable processor and graphics cards for most gaming needs along with great battery life for travel needs. As we said before its does really well as a budget all in one laptop.

In Short:

Despite have pretty much all the features you need the Acer Swift 3 doesn't cost a bomb, you can work on it, game on it and even chill with a movie or a song. There is a Linux version too that goes for around Rs.44,000 instead of Rs.47,000 for the Windows version.

Final Words

As we have said before Rs.50,000 is a lot of money to spend and there is no one-spec-fits-all type of laptop so we have three different laptops that make sense for different use cases.

For power users we have the Acer A515 which has the fastest processor and graphics card combo in this category, it also makes do with a good screen and audio along with a useful full-sized keyboard with backlight, all this for Rs.47,000.

For business users, there is the Asus K510UQ which despite being slim and lightweight packs quite the punch with its Core i5 processor and a dedicated graphics card. It has a superb IPS display and great audio. The premium design commands a premium price as well of around Rs.51,000.

If you needs the best of both worlds then there is the Acer Swift 3 which has a slim design as well as power-packed performance. Complementing it is the great screen, audio, battery life and keyboard. But it does all that for a price of around Rs.44,000 - 47,000, which makes it a great budget pick. 

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