Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The market for high-tech electronics and, in particular, portable computers offers the widest selection of laptops for any need. But not everyone can afford top-end models, and if the purchase budget is limited, a difficult choice problem arises. The editors have prepared for you a special rating of inexpensive laptops (no more than 25,000 rubles), which our experts considered the best in this category.
- Rating of the best laptops under 25,000 rubles
- DELL INSPIRON 5759
- ASUS Vivo book 17 X705MA
- HP 15-bs000
- Acer Extensa EX2519
- Lenovo Ideapad 330 15 Intel
- ASUS X507MA
- Acer TRAVELMATE P238-M
- Lenovo V130 15
- ASUS Vivo Book E403NA
- HP 15-bs597ur
- DELL INSPIRON 3552
Rating of the best laptops under 25,000 rubles
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best laptops under 25,000 rubles||1||DELL INSPIRON 5759||RUB 24 690|
|2||ASUS Vivo book 17 X705MA||RUB 19 491|
|3||HP 15-bs000||RUB 21,500|
|4||Acer Extensa EX2519||RUB 14,090|
|5||Lenovo Ideapad 330 15 Intel||RUB 16 092|
|6||ASUS X507MA||RUB 16 600|
|7||Acer TRAVELMATE P238-M||RUB 29,990|
|8||Lenovo V130 15||RUB 25,308|
|9||ASUS Vivo Book E403NA||RUB 18,990|
|10||HP 15-bs597ur||RUB 25,600|
|11||DELL INSPIRON 3552||16 390 RUB|
DELL INSPIRON 5759
Consider, for starters, the most expensive laptop included in this collection from the world-famous American technology giant DELL. The INSPIRON 5759 series includes a number of configurations that differ in many characteristics, including screen size. We will describe one of the simplest – the 6588, which 'fits' into the budget car category.
The most noticeable, in every sense, about this laptop is the large 17.3-inch screen. This first of all influenced the dimensions of the laptop – 330 × 222 × 19 mm and partly on its weight – 2.83 kg. The body of this model and configuration is plastic, black. The screen is equipped with a budget-type matrix – TN with a rather modest resolution of 1600 × 900. The surface is glossy.
The computing center of the laptop is a processor Intel Core i5-6200U on two sixth generation Skylake cores. The core frequency is 2.3GHz, with Turbo-Boost overclocking it reaches 2.8GHz. The L3 buffer size is quite modest – 3MB.
The processor contains the graphics core Intel HD Graphics 520 with a nominal frequency of 300 MHz and the ability to overclock up to 1 GHz. In addition to integrated graphics, this series can also be equipped with a discrete AMD Radeon R5 M335 card with 2 GB of DDR3 memory.
The nominal amount of RAM is 8GB, DDR3L-1600 memory. If you wish, you can add or re-equip DDR4 memory (Skylake processors support it) with the possibility of increasing the volume up to 16GB.
The data storage subsystem is implemented as a single 1 TB mechanical HDD with a SATA600 interface. The laptop also contains a DVD-RW optical drive.
Communication capabilities are represented by wireless modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0., As well as a Fast Ethernet network adapter (100 Mbps).
A removable battery with a capacity of 40 Wh (2660 mAh) provides a very good autonomy. Independent tests have shown that the laptop holds a charge for more than 5 hours of continuous video viewing and more than 6 hours when working with text or viewing photos. Recall that the screen of this laptop is more than 17 inches, so this autonomy is respectable.
The interfaces and connectors in this series are as follows: on the left side – HDMI, RJ-454, a power socket, a slot for memory cards, one USB 3.0 port; on the right – a mini-jack audio input / output, a Noble security lock hole, two USB 2.0 ports. USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports do not differ in color, so remember that 3.0 is located on the left.
- large screen;
- the presence of a hatch on two screws for easy access to the 'insides';
- comfortable keyboard with a rigid base and island keys.
- slow hard drive;
- relatively heavy weight.
ASUS Vivo book 17 X705MA
The second number in our ranking, the best laptops under 25,000 rubles, consider another model with a 17-inch screen. This will be a representative of a series of laptops Vivo book from the Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS. With comparable technical characteristics, this model is almost a quarter cheaper than the previous one.
This laptop in this particular configuration has a lot in common with the previous solution. Let's list the identical characteristics: screen size 17.3 inches, TN-matrix with 1600×900 resolution; One 1TB mechanical hard drive with 5400 rpm spindle rotation.
Next, we will focus on the individual characteristics of the laptop. Overall dimensions of the laptop are 411x270x22.6 mm, body material – matte plastic and gray metal, net weight – 2.1 kg. Unlike the previous model, here we see a matte screen surface, completely devoid of glare and 'mirror effect'.
The center of the electronics is a Pentium N5000 processor with four Gemini Lake cores with a frequency of 1.1 GHz. The L2 buffer is 4MB. High-performance DDR4 memory with an operating frequency of 2133 MHz is used in a standard volume of 4 or 8 GB. The role of the graphics module is performed by the subsystem integrated into the processor Intel UHD Graphics 600.
The set of interfaces here is slightly wider than that of the previous model: in addition to two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 Type A, there is also an additional USB 3.0 Type-C. There are also 'must-have' HDMI and combo audio in / out. There is a slot for reading external flash memory cards and an output for connecting to a wired LAN.
A 42 Wh non-removable Li-Ion battery is responsible for the autonomy in this laptop. The manufacturer promises up to 12 hours of active work on a full charge.
- fast DDR4 memory;
- Thin and light enough for this screen size
- glare-free matte screen.
- one slot for RAM.
Further in the rating of the best laptops under 25,000 rubles according to the version, we turn to the review of more compact models with a smaller screen diagonal and consider the 15-inch laptop of the bs000 series from Hewlett-Packard.
This series includes 12 different modifications with significant differences in key points affecting performance. We will consider a 'sparing' package, but not the most minimal.
The dimensions of the device are 380×253.8×23.8 mm, the net weight is 2.1 kg. Case material – plastic. The number of body colors to choose from is noteworthy – there are as many as nine for every taste from deep black to snow-white, including golden. The resolution of the VA matrix is higher here than in both previous variants, even despite the more compact dimensions – 1920×1080. The coating can be either matte or glossy; it has little effect on the price.
The processor in the budget configuration can be a Core i3 or i5 on two cores with a frequency of 1.6 GHz. You can minimize the price by installing a Celeron processor. The RAM, respectively, can also be of two types – the older generation DDR3 or the newer and faster DDR4, in case of compatibility with the type of processor; volume – 4 or 8GB.
As for the video subsystem, a number of variations are possible, but if it is necessary by all means to 'fit' into the total cost of a laptop less than 25,000 rubles, you will have to be content with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 405. A compromise option is a discrete AMD Radeon 520, but it will already be slightly more expensive than the limit set in our rating.
A hard drive in a budget configuration will fit only a 1GB mechanical HDD. There is a technical possibility of completing a pair of SSD + HDD, so that the laptop can subsequently be improved without problems.
The device connects to networks via a Wi-Fi module or via a wire – via a gigabit network card. There is also a module Bluetooth 4.0. Other interfaces: USB 3.0 – 2 pcs., USB 2.0 – 1 pc., HDMI, 3.5 mm audio. Supports external flash memory cards, there is a drive for optical discs.
The removable 41 Wh lithium-polymer battery should provide (according to the manufacturer) up to 11.75 hours of active work.
- high image quality, rich colors, contrast (thanks to the VA matrix);
- efficient cooling.
- autonomy (corresponds to the declared only when installing an SSD);
- significant resource for an upgrade;
- many body colors.
- the cheapest package contains a very mediocre TN matrix.
Acer Extensa EX2519
Now consider a laptop from a company that has become one of the most recognizable among consumers for quality and mostly inexpensive electronics. Various configurations are also available here, and all of them do not exceed the maximum set by our experts.
The dimensions of the laptop case are 381.6x256x26.1 mm, the net weight is 2.4 kg. Material – black or gray plastic with a special texture for masking fingerprints. The screen size is the same as the previous model – 15.6 inches. Matrix type TN with a resolution of 1366×768 or 1920×1080 pixels. The surface of the screen is matte.
The developers decided to use the central processor in this laptop Intel Pentium N3710 on 4 Braswell cores with a frequency of 1.6 to 2.56 GHz. The maximum set of RAM is 8GB DDR at 1600 MHz. Only one slot is allocated for memory. The video subsystem is integrated into the processor Intel HD Graphics 405 or Intel GMA HD. As for the data storage subsystem, only one option is offered – a mechanical HDD with a capacity of 500 GB. There is also a DVD +/- RW drive.
Interfaces for connecting to networks and peripherals are represented by the following set: 1 Gb / s wired network card; wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; USB 2.0 – 2 connectors; USB 3.0 Type A; HDMI; Combo connector for audio.
Autonomy of work is provided by a lithium-ion battery of three cells with a total capacity of 3500 mAh. Active work time (factory rating) – 4.5 hours.
- sufficiently powerful and sensitive Wi-Fi module;
- compactness and weight;
- gigabit Ethernet;
- affordable price.
- difficulties with the upgrade.
Lenovo Ideapad 330 15 Intel
Further in the rating of laptops up to 25,000 rubles follows a laptop of a Chinese brand, which has long become synonymous with decent quality budget electronics – Lenovo, Ideapad 330 series. Here you can also choose from a number of configurations, but we will consider the complete set, which as of the end of 2018 – the beginning of 2019. costs about 23,000-25,000 rubles.
The overall dimensions of the laptop are 378x260x22.9 mm, the net weight is 2.2 kg, the case is made of strong plastic, five color options are offered – white, black, chocolate, dark blue, platinum gray. The lid opens 180 degrees.
Screen size – 15.6 inches, TN matrix with a resolution of 1920×1080. There are also configurations with a lower resolution matrix – this way you can minimize the price. The surface of the screen is matte.
The central processor in inexpensive configurations is most often installed Intel Pentium 4415U on two cores with a frequency of 2.3 GHz or a 4-core Intel Pentium N5000 on Gemini Lake cores with a frequency of 1.1 GHz, but technically increase the class CPU can be up to i7. A similar situation is with RAM, but the best option for price and performance is 4GB DDR4 2400 MHz.
A discrete graphics card significantly affects the cost towards higher costs, therefore in this configuration it is necessary to limit the subsystem integrated into the processor Intel UHD Graphics 605. The same applies to the data storage subsystem – a 500GB mechanical HDD is installed in the minimum configuration, but if desired, the configuration can be increased up to a pair of SSD + HDD.
The following set of interfaces is used to connect to networks and peripheral devices: USB 3.0 2 connectors (one with charging function), USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, standard Combo interface for audio, RJ-45 wired network connector (1 Gbps network card ). Wireless – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The lithium-ion battery provides autonomous operation up to 6 hours. Rapid Charge technology allows for fast charging – with a 65W power supply, 15 minutes of charging is enough for 2 hours of battery life.
Optionally, the laptop can be equipped with a backlit keyboard and optical drive.
- stylish design;
- simple disassembly for an upgrade;
- effective cooling;
- fast charging Rapid Charge;
- very good color rendering for a TN matrix.
- point claims of users at the level of individual preferences.
Our rating is continued by another laptop manufactured by the Taiwanese company ASUS. With key technical characteristics comparable to the previous model, its distinctive feature is a much lower weight. We will consider a configuration that as of late 2018 – early 2019. costs 16-17 thousand rubles at different points of sale.
The linear dimensions of the laptop are 365x266x21.9 mm, the net weight is 1.68 kg. The body is made of high-quality plastic in a silver or gray shade. The screen diagonal is 15.6 inches. TN matrix with FHD 1920×1080 resolution. The surface of the screen is matte.
The processor type used in this configuration is Intel Celeron N4000 on two Gemini Lake cores with a frequency of 1.1 GHz and a cache of 4 MB. RAM DDR4 with a frequency of 2400 MHz installed 4GB (maximum 8GB), there is only one slot. The graphics subsystem is the UHD Graphics 605 integrated into the processor Intel. The data storage subsystem is a 500GB mechanical HDD with an M.2 interface and a spindle speed of 5400 per minute. No optical drive is provided.
More or less full connection to networks in this model is possible only via Wi-Fi 802.11ac. You cannot connect to a local network via twisted pair – the laptop does not contain a built-in wired network card. There is also a module Bluetooth 4.0. Peripherals are connected via USB 2.0 (two connectors), USB 3.0 Type A, HDMI and Combo headset interface.
In stand-alone mode, the laptop is powered by a 33 Wh lithium-ion battery, consisting of three cells. Non-removable battery.
- light weight;
- long power cable – 215 cm;
- nice design;
- good performance for the minimum configuration.
- no wired network card.
Acer TRAVELMATE P238-M
Now let's consider another laptop up to 25,000 rubles of a budget brand Acer, but this time the model will differ significantly in size. In terms of performance, it is comparable to the previous three solutions, somewhere stronger, somewhere weaker.
The compact linear dimensions of the laptop are directly dictated by the 13.3-inch screen diagonal and are 327x228x19.7 mm. Net weight – 1.6 kg. The matrix in this case is also quite expected of the budget TN type, the resolution is 1366×768. There are modifications with FullHD 1920×1080, but they are naturally more expensive. The surface of the screen is matte.
Optimal for the price configuration of the electronic filling – based on the processor Intel Core i5 6500U on two Skylake cores, options for installing Core i7 are possible, but with a significant increase in price. Two slots are allocated for DDR3L RAM, the maximum possible volume is 16GB, the standard configuration provides for 4 or 8GB. Graphics subsystem – integrated into the processor Intel HD Graphics 510. Data storage subsystem – mechanical HDD for 500GB, in more expensive configurations it is possible to install a solid-state SSD.
The key characteristics listed in the previous paragraph speak of a good resource and 'headroom' for an estimated future upgrade.
The following set of modules and interfaces is used to communicate with networks and peripherals: gigabit network card; Wi-Fi module; two USB 2.0 connectors; one USB 3.0 Type A and one USB 3.1 Type-C; HDMI; combo standard 'jack' for audio headset.
In stand-alone mode, the laptop is powered by a 3270 mAh lithium-polymer battery from four cells. Independent tests show that with the most active use, a full charge is enough for more than 6 hours of operation.
- compact and lightweight;
- metal cover;
- a large enough margin for an upgrade.
- poor design of the touchpad.
Lenovo V130 15
The second 15-inch laptop in our review from Lenovo also deserves attention in a number of characteristics. In terms of key characteristics, it is comparable to the neighboring model of the same brand, but it is noticeably lighter and in some ways has advantages. We will consider the configuration proposed by specialists, which at a price is very close to the limit set within this rating.
Overall dimensions of the laptop – 375x253x22.3 mm, net weight – 1.8 kg. The body of a good, sturdy build made of plastic in silver, gray or black. The diagonal screen size is 15.6 inches, the matrix is TN, the resolution is 1920×1080, the screen surface is matte. An important design feature – the hinges allow the display cover to be opened 180 degrees, the camera window is equipped with a protective shutter.
The electronics of the device is built around a Core i3 processor from Intel on two Kaby Lake or Skylake-U cores with a frequency of 2 GHz. The standard set of RAM is DDR4 2.133GHz in a volume of 4 GB. The video subsystem is integrated into the processor – Intel HD Graphics 520. The data storage subsystem is a 500GB mechanical HDD. There is also a built-in optical drive.
The set of interfaces and exchange devices is represented by the following set. For wireless communication, a wireless Wi-Fi module of two standards is built in at once – 802.11ac and 802.11b; as well as module Bluetooth 4.1. The connection to a wired LAN is via a gigabit network card. Other interfaces: two USB ports (variations are available – two 3.0 ports or one 3.0 and 2.0 each), a card reader, a combined 'jack' for an audio headset, HDMI.
An important distinguishing feature of this laptop is the built-in TPM 2.0 Trusted Platform. Therefore, this particular laptop in the rating can be confidently recommended to those who are primarily concerned with confidentiality and prevention of information leakage.
Autonomous operation of up to 6 hours in active mode is provided by a lithium-ion (or lithium-polymer) battery of 30 Wh of two cells.
- opening up to 180 degrees;
- increased security and privacy;
- trust platform module.
- no pronounced shortcomings were noted.
ASUS Vivo Book E403NA
The third and last ASUS notebook in the review is a very good compromise in terms of the combination of screen size and compactness of the case. And in all other respects this is a rather original technological solution.
Here we see a screen diagonal of 14 inches and the overall dimensions of the device – 339.6x235x17.9 mm. Net weight is minimal – only 1.5 kg. The screen resolution is 1366×768. The surface of the screen is glossy. It is generally accepted that a glossy screen is not the best solution due to glare, but still this circumstance cannot be considered a direct drawback, since this is still a matter of personal preference.
The center of computing in this laptop is the processor Intel Pentium N4200 on four Apollo Lake cores with a frequency of 1.1Hz without overclocking. DDR3L 1600 MHz – 4 GB. The video subsystem is built into the processor – Intel HD Graphics 505. The storage subsystem is a 128GB solid-state SSD.
Peripheral and communication capabilities of this laptop include: 802.11ac generation wireless 'Wi-Fi' module; wireless module Bluetooth 4.1; USB 2.0 and 3.0 Type A interfaces, as well as 3.0 Type-C; HDMI; combo standard headset interface. A wired network card is not provided, but within the framework of this series there are modifications with a network card, so it is quite possible to choose a configuration almost similar in price.
A very noticeable characteristic in this laptop is the battery life. According to the manufacturer, it is up to 14 hours from a full charge. Independent tests generally confirm this.
ASUS has a 24-month manufacturing warranty for this notebook.
- thin and light;
- 14 hours of battery life;
- productivity and speed of work in general;
- fast SSD hard drive;
- stylish sophisticated design.
- no distinct disadvantages were noticed.
Another interesting laptop model from Hewlett-Packard in our rating. It is interesting for its decent performance, autonomy and a number of other important points.
The diagonal of the laptop screen is 15.6 inches, TN matrix with a resolution of 1920×1080. Anti-reflective screen. Overall dimensions of the device – 380×253.8×23.8 mm, net weight – 2.1 kg. The design is classic, quite recognizable for all fans of HP electronics.
The electronic component is built on the basis of a Pentium N3710 processor Intel on four Braswell cores with a nominal frequency of 1.6 GHz (it can be increased to 2.56 GHz). Two slots are allocated for installing the RAM. In this configuration, the DDR3L-1600 SDRAM capacity is 4GB. Integrated graphics subsystem – AMD Radeon 520. Data storage subsystem – 500 GB mechanical HDD with a spindle speed of 5400 rpm and a SATA interface.
Wireless connectivity is provided by a combo radio that supports Bluetooth ® 4.0 and 802.11b / g / n Wi-Fi. Wired communication – via a gigabit network card with a standard RJ-45 connector. Other interfaces for communication with peripherals: USB 2.0 connector; 1 x HDMI; 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 transfer-only; standard combo headset jack.
This laptop is characterized by impressive autonomy, almost like the previous solution. The 4-cell, 41 Wh Li-Ion battery provides nearly 12 hours of plug-in power. However, this only applies to more expensive configurations with an SSD drive. In the assembly described here, the runtime is limited to an average of 6 hours. Removable battery.
- decent image quality;
- VA matrix.
- few full-fledged USB ports.
DELL INSPIRON 3552
The rating of the best inexpensive laptops is completed by a laptop of the same brand with which our review began – DELL and even the same INSPIRON series, only with a smaller diagonal and generally slightly less powerful.
The diagonal screen size of this laptop is 15.6 inches, the matrix resolution is 1366×768, the screen is glossy. Overall dimensions of the device – 380x260x21.7 mm, net weight – 2.14 kg. The body is made in a classic discreet design, gray shade.
Central processor – Intel Celeron N3060 on two Braswell cores with a frequency of 1.6 to 2.48 GHz. RAM type DDR3L 1600 MHz nominally installed 4GB. The video module is integrated into the processor – Intel HD Graphics 400. Hard data carrier – mechanical HDD with a capacity of 500 GB. There is an optical drive DVD +/- RW.
Of the wireless modules in this model, a Wi-Fi unit of 802.11b / g / n standard and Bluetooth 4.0 is installed. I / O interfaces: two USB 2.0 sockets; one USB 3.0 connector; HDMI; combo standard headset jack.
The 4-cell 40 Wh battery provides a pretty solid 8 hours of autonomy.
- affordable price;
- the presence of an optical drive (user choice).
- not marked.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.