Top desktop replacement laptops in India 2017 edition
More and more people are leaving their desktops for desktop replacement laptops. As the prices of computer components go down, it is now possible to buy a cheap desktop replacement laptop for under 50000. That being said the best desktop replacement laptops go for around 80000 rupees. Before you get to the list, there are some things to keep in mind before shelling out your hard earned money for a laptop for replacing desktop.
Powerful processor and optional graphics card – You have to get powerful processor to replace the power of your desktop. Aim for i5, i7 processors with large cache, multi-threading and multi-core support. If you didn’t get what we said, don’t worry as our list contains only those processors that help replacing your desktop but overall an i5 laptop with 8GB memory is a good start. Graphics card is another important component but it is only required if you are planning to use your laptop for AutoCAD, Solidworks, SAP, Matlab or video editing. There are demanding professional apps that make use of dedicated graphics card for rendering. They are also must have if you want it to double as best laptop for gaming under 50000 rupees because modern games at equally demanding.
Large screen – A large is important as you will be forgoing large monitor of your desktop for a laptop which will be considerably smaller. So get at least 15.6″. 17 inch laptops are best but they can be tad too big for carrying around. On flip side, they offer most spacious keyboard, touchpad and port options. Large screen means bigger chassis which means more room for manufacturer to fit large full size keyboard. There is a reason why you only find numeric keyboard on large laptops. That’s because there is just not enough space to fit full size keyboard with numberpad on a smaller laptop like a netbook. Even in best netbooks in India, you will not find a numberpad.
Lots of storage – you are used to large storage on a desktop computer so you would not want any compromises in a desktop replacement laptop. Make sure not to settle for anything less than 1TB which is 1024GB. If you can get additional SSD storage, it is a definite plus because laptops with SSD onboard are much faster.
Decent memory – if you run a lot of applications together or work with lot of tabs in a web browser, you should get at least 8GB RAM. It is preferred that you go for larger 16GB but those can be tad too expensive. It is better to upgrade the RAM yourself and save money. But for most tasks and heavy web browsing, a laptop with 8GB RAM is enough.
Extensive connectivity – there should be myriad ports and lots of connectivity onboard to mimic desktop experience. An ideal desktop replacement laptop should have at least 3-4 USB ports, HDMI, fast wireless connection and Bluetooth 4.0 for best end user experience.
Lenovo IdeaPad 110
Lenovo Ideapad 110 is the best desktop replacement laptop in India. It comes with i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard disk. The CPU is backed by powerful Radeon 2GB graphics card which gives you stellar performance. It comes with windows 10 preloaded which is always a nice thing.
* 2.8GHz Intel Core i5-6200 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB hard drive, 15.6-inch screen, AMD R16M-M1-30 2GB Graphics, Windows 10 operating system
HP 15-AY503TX 2016
HP 15 looks very premium and offers premium specifications as well. It features i5 processor that is supported by 8GB RAM and 1TB hard disk. There is Radeon R5 2GB GPU onboard as well. This is one of the best desktop replacement laptops out there.
* 2.8GHz Intel Core i5-6200U 6th Gen processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive, 15.6-inch screen, AMD Radeon R5 M430 2GB Graphics, DOS operating system, 3kg laptop
* HP TrueVision HD camera, Full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
If you are looking for a budget desktop replacement laptop, Auss X540YA is the perfect choice. It has full size keyboard, large 15” display and quad core AMD A8 processor with Radeon R5 graphics. For storage, there is 1TB hard disk which is more than enough.
* 2.2GHz AMD A8-7410 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive, 15.6-inch screen, AMD Radeon R5 Graphics, DOS Operating System, 2kg laptop
HP Pavilion 15
If you are looking of a desktop replacement laptop for AutoCAD, Solidworks or 3D modeling, then this HP Paviliion 15 is ideal choice. It has latest 7th generation i5 processor and Nvidia 940MX graphics card that give you monstrous performance. You get lifetime license of Microsoft Office with it which is a nifty inclusion.
* 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Gen processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive, 15.6-inch screen, Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB Graphics, Windows 10 Home operating system, 2.03kg laptop, MS Office pre-installed
Budget minded users should definitely check out the HP 15-BA021AX. It has quad core AMD A10 processor and Radeon R7 graphics card which makes it ideal for graphic intensive tasks like gaming, video editing and 3D modeling.
* 2.3GHz AMD A10-9600P processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive, 15.6-inch screen, AMD Radeon R7 M440 2GB Graphics, DOS operating system, 2.97kg laptop, Webcam HP TrueVision HD camera with integrated digital microphone
Those were the best desktop replacement laptops. They are powerful and fully capable of replacing your desktop computer. Go with any of the aforementioned desktop replacements and we assure you won’t have any trouble.