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Best Laptops under 1 Lakh in Nepal

Best Budget Ultrabook under 1 lakh in Nepal 2022

Here, we will be discussing the best budget laptops under 1 lakh in Nepal (Rs. 1,00,000). In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is working on the go. Having a device that you can easily carry around in your backpack can have a significant impact on your overall productivity. This has caused a surge in demand for Ultrabooks.

The growing popularity of Ultrabooks has prompted smartphone brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi, and Realme to chime in on this market as well. Such devices used to be pretty expensive (the premium ones still are), but there are a lot more affordable options today. Here, we have prepared this list of the best budget laptops that you can buy in Nepal for under 1 lakh.

Admittedly, you can find even cheaper Ultrabooks on the market. However, most of them are pretty underpowered, feature relatively slow HDD storage, and have a sub-par display. As you move to the 1 lakh category, performance will not be much of an issue, but there will still be compromises in areas like build quality, display standard, and such.

Best budget Ultrabook Laptops under 1 lakh in Nepal:

Dell Vostro 13 3400

The first entry in our list of the best Ultrabooks under Rs. 1 lakh is the Dell Vostro 3400. This is an affordable laptop meant for small businesses and working professionals. It is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7. And you do get a discrete GPU in the form of the NVIDIA MX350. It is still an entry-level card, and you won’t be able to do hard-core gaming, but it can handle some less-demanding titles at the lowest settings. So, if you are looking for a dedicated GPU on a budget, Dell Vostro 3400 is the way to go.

Like most of the laptops in this list, this laptop is made of plastic, and since it’s a business laptop, the design is not anything to write home about. It brings a 14” FHD screen that makes it portable enough to take around in a backpack. This laptop ships with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD, but you can always upgrade them in the future when you need them.

Dell Vostro 14 3400
Display14” FHD IPS, anti-glare
CPU Intel Core i5-1135G7
RAM 8GB DDR4 (Expandable)
Storage 256B SSD (extra HDD slot)
Battery 42Wh
Weight 1.49kg
Dimensions 239.5 x 328.70 x 18.1-19 mm
PriceRs. 91,000 (Buy Here)

Acer Swift 3 (2021)

In the fourth position, we have the Acer Swift 3 from 2021. On paper, it has almost the same specs as the Vostro 3400 mentioned above. You get the same 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU inside a 14” chassis along with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. It even misses out on a dedicated GPU, relying on just the integrated Iris Xe graphics.

However, what makes it worthy of the higher spot than the Vostro 3400 are the design and display. It uses an aluminum alloy lid and reinforced plastic for the chassis. There is also a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint scanner.

Furthermore, the display boasts 100% sRGB coverage which is quite rare in this price range. Also, the 300 nits of brightness is higher than the 200/250 nits we usually get in this segment.

Acer Swift 3 (2021)
Display 14” FHD IPS, 100% sRGB, 300 nits
CPU Intel Core i5-1135G7
GPU Intel Iris Xe
Storage 512GB SSD
Battery 56Wh
Weight 1.2kg
Dimensions 322.8 x 212.2 x 15.9 mm
PriceRs. 95,000 (Buy Here)

Acer Aspire 5 (2022)

Next up we have the Acer Aspire 5. Aspire 5 series is really popular among first-time users because of its affordability. The 2022 iteration of the Acer Aspire 5 2022 makes the best of the hybrid architecture of the Intel 12th Gen CPUs. It is so far the cheapest laptop with the Intel Core i5-1235U processor. In our tests, we found the CPU performing significantly faster than the last-gen Core i5-1135G7, especially in the multi-core benchmarks.

Moving on, Acer has left very little to complain about on the connectivity front, upgradeability, and battery life. The laptop has Thunderbolt 4 port, Wi-Fi 6, user-accessible RAM and SSD slots, and a 48Whr battery.

Acer Aspire 5 2022 DisplayFront

That said, the display of the Acer Aspire 5, despite being IPS, looks dull and it certainly doesn’t have the best build in this price range.

Acer Aspire 5 (2022)
Display 15.6″ FHD IPS anti-glare panel
CPUIntel Core i5-1235U
GPU Intel Iris Xe
RAM 8GB DDR4 (upgradeable)
Storage 256GB SSD
Battery 50Wh
Weight 1.77kg
Dimensions362.9 x 237.8 x 17.90mm
Price Rs. 87,000 (Buy Here)

Asus Vivobook Series (2022)

Next, we have the latest Vivobook series (2022) from Asus. Asus’s Vivobook series is known for its youthful design, and the Vivobook 15 X515EA carries the same legacy. The laptop certainly feels more robust and stylish than the Aspire 5 (2022) from above. You can choose from 14” and 15” models. Either way, you get a standard anti-glare IPS panel with 45% NTSC coverage and 250 nits of brightness.

It is held by the ergo lift hinge that lifts the backlit keyboard at a certain inclination for a more comfortable typing experience and improved airflow. The 14” model lacks the dedicated numeric pad and makes up for it with the Asus MagicPad. The 15” model leaves it in favor of a fingerprint scanner.

Asus Vivobook 14 15 2022 Design and Display

Under the hood, you get the same 12th Intel Core i5-1235U processor with 8GB RAM and 512GB of SSD. The RAM is soldered on the motherboard, but there is a vacant slot too, that you can use for up to 12GB of memory.

Another selling point of the Asis Vivobook series (2022) is that it comes with 2 years of official warranty as well as a free Asus bag and a mouse.

Asus Vivobook X Series (14/15)
Display14/15.6″ FHD IPS panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 250 nits
CPUIntel Core i5-1235U
GPUIntel Iris Xe
RAM 8GB DDR4 (upgradeable)
Storage 512GB SSD
Battery3-cell 42Wh
Dimensions359.7x 232.5 x 19.9mm / 324.9 x 213.9 x 19.9mm
PriceRs. 111,111 (Buy Here)

Lenovo Ideapad 3 (2022)

The IdeaPad 3 was our favorite budget of last year. And its successor is living up its legacy as it still reigns as the best Ultrabook under Rs. 1 lakh in Nepal. One of the reasons this laptop is popular is that it offers a lot of options for users to choose from. For instance, you can either go with a 14” model or a 15” model based on your requirement.

Furthermore, the laptop is available in both Intel and Ryzen variants. For under 1 lakh, you can get the Intel Core i5-1235U variant with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. And it’s the configuration that we recommend. Otherwise, there is also a Ryzen 7 5825U variant with 16GB RAM that costs Rs. 102,000.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 2022 - Display

The RAM is soldered by default but you can always insert a second stick for additional memory. In addition, you also get a vacant HDD or an SSD drive depending upon the model for storage expansion. It comes with up to 45Wh battery, along with a 65W adapter and Rapid Charge support.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (2022)
Display 14/15.6” FHD IPS panel, 250 nits
CPU Intel Core i5-1235U / Ryzen 7 5825U
GPU Intel Iris Xe / AMD Radeon
RAM 8GB (upgradeable)
Storage 512GB SSD (vacant HDD/SSD drive)
Battery 45Wh
Weight 2.25 kg
Dimensions 359.2x 251.9 x 24.2mm
Price Rs. 93,000 (Intel) — Buy Here
Rs. 102,000 (AMD) — Buy Here

Honorable Mention (Ripple Pandora Ryzen)

If you don’t want a laptop right away, Ripple Pandora (Ryzen) could be a decent option, too. It is a laptop designed by a Nepal-based OEM brand. It features a magnesium alloy chassis weighing 0.98 kg and measuring 15mm. Under the hood, it packs the Ryzen 7 5700U, paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

Ripple Pandora Design and Display

Like Asus, Ripple also provides 2 years of hardware warranty on its laptop.

Ripple Pandora costs around Rs. 98,000 during pre-order and it generally takes 2-3 months to get delivered. In addition, it is readily available as other laptops on this list.

Ripple Pandora Specifications:

  • Design & Build: Magnesium alloy chassis, 214W x 320L x 15H-mm, 0.98 kg
  • Display: 14-inch IPS panel, 100% sRGB, 302 nits
  • Resolution: FHD (1920 × 1080 pixels), 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Keyboard: Backlit chiclet keys (white), 1.4mm travel distance
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (8C/16T, Up to 4.3GHz)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega 8 (Integrated)
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 (expandable up to 32GB), 2x DDR4 SO-DIMM slot
  • Storage: 256GB NVMe SSD, 2x M.2 slots
  • Connectivity: Intel WiFi 6, Bluetooth
  • I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Type-A, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x Type-C, 1x combo audio jack, 1x RJ45, 1x HDMI, 1x DC-in, 1x MicroSD card slot, 1x Kensington lock
  • Battery: 46.74Wh battery, 65W USB Type-C PD charging
  • Price: Rs. 98,000 (During Pre-order)

Best Budget Ultrabook under Rs. 1 Lakh in Nepal [Summary]

Best Budget Ultrabooks Price in Nepal
5Dell Inspiron 3511Rs. 91,000
4Acer Swift 3 (2021)Rs. 95,000
3Acer Aspire 5 (2022)Rs. 87,000
2Asus Vivobook Series (2021)Rs. 101,000
1 Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (2022)Rs. 92,000 (Intel)
Rs. 102,000* (AMD)
Honorable Mention
1.Ripple Pandora (Ryzen)Rs. 98,000

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Rabins Sharma Lamichhane

Rabins Sharma Lamichhane is the owner of RabinsXP who is constantly working for increasing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Nepal. He also builds android apps and crafts beautiful websites. He is also working with various social services. The main aim of Lamichhane is to digitally empower the citizens of Nepal and make the world spiritually sound better both in terms of technology and personal development. Rabins is also the first initiator of Digital Nepal.

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