Laptops have become a vital part of modern life. More so, after the Covid 19. The pandemic forced professionals to work remotely, and students were forced to attend online classes.  

This increase in demand forced manufacturers to provide quality laptops at affordable prices. Due to this, you can now get a decent laptop suitable for daily use for under ₹40,000. If you’re someone looking for a laptop in this price range, you have arrived at the right place.  

Here we have compiled a list of the top ten laptops in the sub ₹40,000 segments. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each, and pick the best for yourself.     

Best overall 

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 81WB015JIN

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3

The Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3 is the best in this category which runs on Intel Core i3 processor and has 8 GB of RAM.  

Best budget 


Dell Inspiron 3515 is the best budget laptop at ₹36,690. With AMD Ryzen 3 3250 U processor and 8 GB of RAM, the laptop is worth every penny. 

Best gaming laptop 

Dell 15 Ryzen 3

Getting a decent gaming laptop is difficult but the Dell 15 Ryzen 3 is as good as it gets. The AMD Vega graphics and 15.6 inch FHD display combine to provide  a dcent gaming experience. 

Summary of the best laptops under 40000

S.NoBrandLaptops under  ₹40000 Price
1.LenovoLenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 ₹36,990
2.HPHP 14s 11th Gen Intel Core i3₹36,990
3.InfinixInfinix INBook X1 Core i3₹34,499
4.AsusASUS Chromebook C523₹37,321
5.LenovoLenovo Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop₹37,007
6.AsusASUS Vivobook 14, 14-inch  ₹37,890

7.AcerAcer Chromebook Spin 11 ₹37,515
8.DellDell 15 Ryzen 3-3250U₹36,190
9.HpHP 15s AMD Ryzen 3₹37,990
10.HonorHonor MagicBook X 14 ₹34,990

1. Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 10th Gen Intel Core i3 15.6″(39.62cm)

Price- ₹36,900

Brand- Lenovo

Processor- 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U 

Storage- 256 GB SSD


Size- 15.6-inch

Graphics- Intel UHD Integrated 

Processor Speed- 4.1 GHz

Battery Life- up to 8 hours 

Operating System- Preloaded Windows 11 Home with Lifetime Validity

Lenovo packed a powerful punch with the IdeaPad Slim 3. This is the best overall laptop in the segment and the features justify why we think so. The laptop is equipped with a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processor and comes with preloaded Windows 11 with lifetime validity. It also comes preloaded with MS Office and student 2021. It has a 15.6-inch FHD screen with a peak brightness of 220 nits. The device provides fast connectivity options like the 2×2 Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 version. 

It has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, which is upgradable to 12 GB. The hard disk is an SSD with a 256 GB storage capacity. And it comes with a UHD graphics card. This means the laptop can handle some light gaming as well. It provides ample ports for connectivity. It has two USB 3.2 gen one port, one USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack. Additionally, it has a 4-in-1 media reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC).

Some other features of this laptop are; an anti-glare display with narrow side bezels, a privacy shutter for the webcam, and a surround sound system. It is also ultra-sleek with just 19.9mm of thickness. Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3 is one of the best laptops for college.   


  • Sleek with just 19.9mm thickness 
  • SSD storage provides a faster read/write
  • Anti-glare display with narrow bezels 
  • Expandable RAM 
  • 2-year onsite warranty 


  • Not suitable for heavy applications like Adobe 
  • Poor battery backup

2.HP 14s 11th Gen Intel Core i3 14 inch(35.6cm)

Price- ₹36,990

Brand- HP

Processor- Intel Core i3-1125G4

Storage- 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD


Size- 14-inch

Graphics- Intel UHD graphics 

Processor speed- ‎3.7 GHz

Battery Life- up to 6 hours

Operating System- Windows 11 Home 

The 14s model from HP has an 11th generation i3 processor and comes with a preloaded Windows 11 home. Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 and McAfee LiveSafe (30 days free trial as default) are the other free software you get with the device. 

The laptop comes with a 14-inch anti-glare display with a peak brightness of 250 nits and weighs just 1.46 kg, making it very portable. It comes with (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 for connectivity. It has three USB ports (two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port) and a 3.5mm audio jack. 

It has 8 GB RAM, which is expandable to 16GB. The storage is a 256GB SSD. It also has dual speakers, which really add to the multimedia watching experience. One issue with the laptop is that it gets very heated while playing games on it, even light games. No such problem occurs while browsing the internet or performing other mild tasks.  


  • Lightweight with just 1.46 kg 
  • 14inch anti-glare screen and dual speakers provide a great multimedia experience 
  • RAM upgradeable to 16GB 
  • In-built Alexa
  • 720p HD camera


  • Poor battery backup 
  • It gets heated while playing games 

3.Infinix INBook X1 Core i3 10th Gen 14 inch(35.56cm)

Price- ₹34,499

Brand- Infinix 

Processor- Core i3 10th gen 

Storage- 256 GB 

RAM- 8 GB 

Size- 14-inch

Graphics- Intel Integrated UHD

Processor speed- 1.2 GHz

Battery Life- up to 13 hours 

Operating System- Windows 10

After disrupting the smartphone market with its great value for money phones, Infinix is attempting the same thing with laptops. This device from the brand comes with a 10th gen core i3 processor.   

This ultra-thin laptop has a thickness of just 16.3mm and is lightweight as well at 1.48kg. The 14-inch display comes with a peak brightness of 300 nits. This is one of the brightest laptops in the segment, and it makes watching multimedia on the device a treat.

The product has features which are unheard of at this price, like a metal body, a backlit keyboard, a privacy switch and a 65W type-C fast charger. The charger is a multi-utility charger which can even help you charge your phone.  


  • A full metal body makes it long-lasting
  • Fast charging(charges up to 70% in 55 minutes)
  • Peak brightness of 300 nits 
  • Available in three colors 
  • Fantastic battery backup   


  •  It doesn’t provide a great typing experience 
  • Poor quality trackpad 

4.ASUS Chromebook C523 Intel Dual Core Celeron Processor 15.6 inche

Price- ₹37,321


Processor- Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350

Storage- 32 GB


Size- 14-inch

Graphics- Intel HD Graphics 500

Processor speed- 2.4 GHz

Battery Life- up to 10 hours   

Operating System- Chrome

This is a Chromebook by Asus, meaning it runs on Chrome OS and not on Windows. Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350 Processor powers the device. The device comes with 4GB RAM and 32 GB storage. 

The hard disk is an SSD which allows faster read/write timing and has a 15.6-inch display. You also get an extra 100 GB of storage on Google drive, and all google apps come preloaded in it. The device comes with a 64GB storage version option as well.  

As is the issue with most Chromebooks, they are only suitable for performing mild activities. They are perfect for attending online classes and surfing the internet, but anything other than that is too much to ask. 


  • Come with preloaded google apps 
  • Additional 100GB storage on google drive 
  • Comes with two storage options 
  • Built-in virus protection 
  • Automatic software updates 


  • Useful only for light tasks
  • Very low storage 

5.Lenovo Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 11.6-Inch HD 

Price- ₹37,007

Brand- Lenovo

Processor- MediaTek MT8173C

Storage- 64 GB


Size- 11.6-inch

Graphics- Intel Integrated 

Processor speed- ‎64 GHz

Battery life- up to 7 hours

Operating System- Chrome 

This is a 2 in 1 convertible Chromebook from Lenovo. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It comes with an 11.6-inch display and runs on a MediaTek MT8173C processor. The operating system is chrome in the laptop. Due to its size and weight, the laptop is very portable. 

It requires no setup or update from the user. You only need a google account, and you’re good to go. You also get 100 Gb of additional cloud storage on google drive. It has good connectivity options with a Micro SD card reader slot and USB 3.0 slot. The device is suitable for day to day use and is one of the best laptops for students. Additionally, the laptop is a 360-degree convertible, making it so much easier to use.  


  • 2 in 1 convertible 
  • Easy to set up 
  • Provides additional 100 GB of cloud storage on google drive 
  • Contains Micro SD card slot
  • Lightweight 


  • Slow processor 
  • Low storage 

6.ASUS Vivobook 14, 14-inch(35.56 cms) FHD, Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Price- ₹37,890

Brand- Asus

Processor- Intel Core i3-1115G4

Storage- 512GB 


Size- 14-inch

Graphics- ‎Intel UHD Graphics

Processor speed- 4.1 GHz

Battery Life- up to 6 hours

Operating System- Windows 11 Home 

Asus has disrupted the market with its latest line of laptops. The brand is giving tough competition to established brands like HP and Dell. Asus Vivobook 14 is another case in point.

The device comes with a 14inch display and 8GB of RAM. It has a dual-storage design with the storage capacity of an HDD and fast operations of an SSD. At 512 GB, the laptop offers the largest storage in the category. It comes with fantastic connectivity options as it has two Type-A USB 2.0 ports, one type-C USB 3.2 port, one type-A USB 3.2 port, one HDMI port and one 3.5mm audio jack.  

The laptop has a chiclet keyboard with a key travel of 1.4mm, which provides a comfortable typing experience. 


  • A wide range of ports provides excellent connectivity options 
  • Dual storage design offers the best of both worlds 
  • Expandable RAM up to 12GB
  • Most extensive storage in the segment 
  • Wide viewing angle  


  • Tiny direction keys 
  • Poor battery backup 

7.Acer Chromebook Spin 11, Intel Celeron N3350 11.6 inches

Price- ₹37,515

Brand- Acer

Processor- Intel Celeron N3350

Storage- 32GB


Size- 11.6-inch

Graphics- Intel HD Graphics

Processor speed- 1.1 GHz

Battery Life- up to 10 hours 

Operating System- Chrome 

This is a touch convertible Chromebook from Acer. It is lightweight and has 32GB of storage. It comes with 4GB RAM. It runs on an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, making it ideal for daily use. It has Intel HD graphics HD 500. 

The device comes with ample ports. It has two USB 3.1 ports, one Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, and a USB charging port. It also supports finger touch and image rotation. The Chromebook comes with an 11.6-inch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1366 x 768.

The touch display and battery backup make it a perfect choice for parents looking to buy laptops for their wards. The chrome OS makes it a hassle-free, easy-to-use laptop for students. 


  • Convertible 
  • Ample ports for connectivity 
  • Supports image rotation
  • Lightweight 
  • Intel HD graphics 500


  • Slow processor 
  • Low storage 

8.Dell 15 Ryzen 3-3250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD 15.6″ (39.62 cms)

Price- ₹36,190

Brand- Dell

Processor-  AMD Ryzen 3-3250U 

Storage- 256GB


Size- 15.6-inch

Graphics- AMD Vega Graphics

Processor speed-‎2.6 GHz

Battery Life- up to 6 hours

Operating System- Windows 11

This laptop from Dell comes with 8GB RAM and  AMD Ryzen 3-3250U processor. Windows 11 is preinstalled with this product, and so is MS Office. It has 256 GB SSD storage. 

The 15.6-inch display means you can enjoy multimedia streaming and binge-watch your favorite shows. The laptop also contains an AMD Vega graphics card that comes in handy while playing some low-resolution light games. The laptop offers fantastic connectivity options with its numerous ports. There are two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI 1.4b port, an SD Card Reader, and a 3.5mm Audio jack. 


  • 8 GB RAM provides a quick read/write an option for additional RAM
  • Booting time is short 
  • Has several ports, including an SD card reader 
  • AMD vega graphics card comes in handy while playing some light games 
  • 15.6-inch narrow bezel screen provides a great viewing experience 


  • Poor battery backup 
  • The placement of the 3.5mm audio jack could have been better 
  • At 1.8 kg, the laptop is on the heavier side 

9.HP 15s AMD Ryzen 3 15.6 inch(39.6 cm)

Price- ₹37,990

Brand- HP

Processor-  AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

Storage- 512GB SSD


Size- 15.6-inch

Graphics-Radeon Graphics

Processor speed- 3.8 GHz

Battery Life- up to 6 hours

Operating System- Windows 11 

This is another fantastic budget product from HP. It comes with 8GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage. The laptop runs on an AMD Ryzen 3 5300U processor and comes with a preinstalled Windows 11. Microsoft Office 2019 & Office 365 and a trial version of McAfee LiveSafe are some other software that you get with the laptop.

The 15.6 inches, anti-glare, micro-edge display comes with a brightness of 250 nits and complements the dual speakers to provide a great multimedia experience. The AMD Radeon graphics card comes in handy while playing some low-resolution games on the device. 

The laptop offers good connectivity options with a WIFi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo and several ports. You get one SuperSpeed USB Type-C 5Gbps signalling rate port, two SuperSpeed USB Type-A ports, one headphone/microphone combo, one AC smart pin, and one HDMI 1.4b port. It has a 720p HD camera and a full-size island-style keyboard with a numeric keypad. The laptop also has a built-in Alexa. 


  • Available in three different storage configurations 
  • The battery supports fast charge 
  • An anti-glare screen and dual speakers 
  • AMD Radeon graphics can easily handle some low-resolution games 
  • RAM expandable up to 16GB 


  • Poor battery backup
  • No SD card slot

10.Honor MagicBook X 14, Intel Core i3 14 inch (35.56 cm)

Price- ₹34,990

Brand- Honor

Processor- Intel Core i3-10110U 

Storage- 256GB SSD


Size- 14-inch

Graphics- Intel UHD Graphics 

Processor speed- 2.1 GHz

Battery Life- up to 13.2 hours

Operating System- Windows 10

Honor has a reputation in the smartphone market. Laptops are not something they are known for, but with this model, the brand is giving tough competition to industry leaders. The laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM & 256GB PCIe SSD storage and runs on an Intel Core i3 processor. 

The preloaded Windows 10 is upgradable to Windows 11. It is suitable for working long hours as the 14-inch FHD anti-glare display comes with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification and Flicker-Free Certification. The webcam is a 720p pop-up camera for privacy protection. It has a 2 in 1 fingerprint power button, which makes logging into your device smooth and hassle-free. You also get a 65W type-C fast charging adaptor with the laptop. 

Honor also provides some additional features that are unheard of in this price range, like a backlit keyboard, aluminium body, and a great battery backup.    


  •  Quick response time
  • Pop-up camera for privacy protection
  • Fast charging type C power adaptor 
  • 2-in-1 fingerprint power button
  • Backlit keyboard 


  • Low speaker volume 
  • Camera placement could have been better 

Things to consider before buying a laptop under 40,000

There are several factors to consider when buying a laptop. Irrespective of budget, these factors help you guide through the buying process and ensure you get the best value for money. Here are the factors that you must consider before purchasing a laptop;  

  1. RAM

RAM or Random Access Memory is the temporary storage of your computer. It helps the device access information quickly. RAM is volatile. This means the data is erased every time the computer is switched off.    

A higher RAM means your laptop can multitask without breaking a sweat. A few years ago, 4GB RAM was the highest configuration you could get. Well gone are those days; 8 GB of RAM is now considered a minimum for a good laptop. With manufacturers offering 16 and 32Gb variants as well. 

Several laptops come with an expandable RAM option as well. The best part? It isn’t very expensive either. However, considering the price point of 40,000, few manufacturers offer upwards of 8GB RAM or expandable RAM. 


Storage is another factor you must consider while buying your laptop. About a decade ago, all computers had a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) which has now been replaced by Solid State Drive(SDD). 

HDDs are bulky, noisy, and slow to read/write. The only upside to them is they are relatively cheap. On the other hand, SDDs are lightweight, silent, and fast to read/write. They are, however, on the expensive side. 

It is better to opt for SDD if you have the budget for it. This will ensure your computer is quick to respond.   

Some Other differences between SSD and HDD are listed in the table below;

Hard Disk Drive (HDD)Solid State Device (SDD)
Cheaper Costlier 
Longer lifespan Shorter lifespan 
Has moving parts No moving parts 
Fragile Robust 

3. Processor 

Intel has dominated the world of computer processors for decades now. It still is the world leader in this department. Entry-level computers come with i3 processors while the ones on the higher end of the cost spectrum are equipped with i5 and i7. Even the best laptops in India under 40000 don’t have i5 and i7 processors. To buy a laptop with i5 and i7 processors, you’ll have to stretch your budget.     

Another processor which is giving intel chipsets a run for their money is AMD’s Ryzen. They are usually lower on clock speeds as compared to their Intel counterparts. However, AMD’s processors provide better gaming performance. They produce much less heat and noise while gaming. So, if your primary purpose is to buy a laptop for gaming, you would get better performance from an AMD Ryzen chipset computer.  

4. Body

Laptops come with plastic and metal bodies. A metal body is much more durable than the plastic one. The hinge of metal body laptops is more robust. This also increases the cost of laptops as metal bodies are something you see on expensive laptops while entry-level laptops come with plastic bodies.  

It is better to opt for a laptop with a metal body if you are planning to use the laptop for the next few years. Very few laptops in this price range offer a metal body. 

5. Screen size 

Laptop screen sizes range from 11.6 inches to 17 inches. The two most popular screen sizes are 14 inches and 15.6 inches. Your preferable screen size would depend on your usability. If you plan to watch a lot of multimedia and play games on your laptop, it is better to opt for larger screen size. It would provide a better gaming and multimedia watching experience. A 15.6-inch screen is the most popular choice for this, but you can go beyond this. Quite obviously, portability will become an issue then.   

However, if portability is the prime concern for you, you must go for smaller screen size. Fourteen inches is the standard size for this. This size is also suitable for regular internet browsing and attending online classes. This is also the most popular size for working professionals.      

Remember, a bigger screen means more power consumption and hence lower battery backup.    

6. Keyboard 

A comfortable and easy to use keyboard is a necessary part of a good laptop. More so if you are a writer or coder since you’ll be spending a lot of time typing into your keyboard. 

The first and foremost thing to look for in a good keyboard is to ensure all the buttons are large enough. These days many keyboards come with tiny navigation keys. This makes typing very difficult. It is best to avoid such laptops. 

Alphanumeric keyboards are a plus but make sure the manufacturer hasn’t provided tiny keys to make space for them. Another feature which would come in handy is a backlit keyboard. This sounds only like a vanity feature unless you need to use your laptop in low light. Then you would be thankful to yourself for opting for a laptop with a backlit keyboard. 

7. Display quality 

The display quality of a laptop is vital and can be discussed under the following headings;


Resolution means the number of pixels in an image. A higher number of pixels means better picture quality and sharpness of the image. 1366-by-768 is one of the most popular choices for laptops nowadays. This is also called High Definition (HD). Full HD is the name for the resolution of 1920-by-1080, which is provided in mid-range laptops. This is also the most appropriate screen resolution. 

There are other screen resolutions that go much higher than this, but they are only found in premium laptops. They are only worth it if you are a gamer and don’t mind spending such huge amounts.  

Viewing angles 

Viewing angle refers to the measure of degrees from the centre up to which the laptop can be viewed. It depends on the panel technology, and two of the most common panel technologies are In-Plane Switching (IPS) and Twisted Nematic (TN).

IPS provides a better viewing angle (up to 180 degrees) than TN. IPS should be your first preference for a great viewing experience.    

Refresh rates 

Refresh rates refer to the number of times a device displays a new image in a second. So, a 60Hz display means it refreshes 60 times in a second. At the expense of higher battery consumption, a higher refresh rate provides a smoother display. This is more evident when you are viewing fast-moving content like videos and games. 


The brightness of a screen is measured in nits. Most laptops provide a brightness of 200 to 400 nits. Your ideal brightness depends on the usability of the device. If you plan to use your laptop primarily for indoor use and very rarely for outdoor use, you can opt for a low brightness laptop.  

Higher brightness is right for you if you like working outside. In such a case, natural light will make your screen challenging to read. It is better to opt for a laptop with a brightness of upwards of 300 nits for this purpose. 

8. Battery Life 

Ideally, the battery of your laptop should last a day. But that’s the ideal case- something that never happens. Even if your laptop manufacturer quoted 13 hours of battery backup, you would be lucky if you could get two-thirds of that time in real life. 

A lot many factors decide the battery backup you get, including brightness, OS, programs running, etc. The key is to read the watt-hour rating of your battery. A battery around the rating of 50Wh is what you should be looking for. 

An additional feature you can look for is quick charging. It’s better if the manufacturer provides a fast-charging type C power adapter with your laptop.  


So, that’s our list of the best laptops under 40000. Due to the recent development around work from home and online classes, there has been a surge in laptop buying. This has led to manufacturers coming out with some very fantastic products at affordable prices. The under 40000 segment is full of value for money, everyday use laptops. You won’t have to cut many corners while buying a laptop on this budget. 

However, the best one for you entirely depends on what you’ll do with the laptop.   Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 81WB015JIN is the best overall product in this category, while Dell+Inspiron+15+3515+(D560708WIN9BE) is the best budget option.           


Q.Which is the best laptop for gaming under 40000?

HP 15s AMD Ryzen 3 laptop is the best gaming laptop in the sub 40000 category. 

Q.Which is the best laptop in 2022?

A. Dell Inspiron 15 3505 is the best laptop in the year 2022 under the 40000 category. 

Q.Which laptop brand lasts the longest?

A. This depends on the use mostly, but Dell and HP have made a name for themselves in this department.  

Q.Which is the best laptop under 40000 with an i5/17 processor and 8GB RAM?

A. To buy a laptop with i5/i7 processor, you’ll have to shell out more than 40000 as currently, no manufacturers offer an i5/i7 in the price segment. 

Q. Can we connect a laptop to a television?

A. Yes, you can easily connect your laptop to a television using the HDMI cable.