Is This The BEST Laptop Under Rs. 30,000 in 2019? Let’s Find Out

In today’s world everything is done via a mobile phone, be it checking emails, sending whatsapp or sometimes even watching movies but even though a smartphone has become an integral part of our lives, the need for a daily use laptop will always be there.

Sometimes you may need superior performance from your laptop which can be fulfilled through high end laptops or perhaps a basic laptop which will server your casual gaming tantrums or even a daily driver which may not deliver the best of gaming performance but is capable enough to get you though urgent need of office presentation preparation.

Sometimes you may not require a laptop to do anything at all, just using it for casual web surfing and as such. This is where a sub Rs. 30,000 laptop falls and offers the best combination of affordability and optimum usage.

Considering the above points, I have listed in detail the best laptop under Rs. 30,000 in India below. If you are looking for a more detailed comparison I’ve also compiled a list of  best laptops under Rs.30,000  which are available to purchase in India in another article.

So, Why Dell Vostro 3478 is the Best Laptop Under Rs.30,000 in India?

Dell Vostro 3478


Overall Best Pick . BUT WHY?

  • Intel Core i3 8th generation processor, upto 50% performance increase over 7th gen i3
  • Waves MaxxAudio for enhanced music experience
  • Intel UHD 620 graphics for enhanced gaming and movies experience
  • Fingerprint scanner for enhanced security


Processor Intel Core i3-8130U 2.2GHz
Display 14 inch HD LED
Hard Disk Drive 1 TB
Graphics Intel Integrated UHD 620
OS Ubuntu
Battery Backup 5-6 Hours

If we look at it this way, Dell is one of those companies who is selling laptops and desktops in India from a far longer time when compared with other manufacturers.

The same can be said for the Vostro series from Dell which is also a business class offering from the house of Dell but at a price point which is in reach of a regular retail consumer.

The number one laptop on our list is one such laptop, The Dell Vostro 3478 which is a combination of subtle looks yet packs a powerful 8th generation Core i3 processor under its hood.

Design and Build Quality

The design is like most vostro builds, consisting of a plastic build design with textured matte finish. However the quality of plastic is sturdy and will get you by for long years of usage with ease.

The weight of the laptop is around 2.25 Kg which by no means is less but still this is something which is in range with other manufacturer offerings and it also includes an optical disk drive which adds to the weight.

If we talk about the build quality, vostro series are always known for its build quality rather than looks. This is why Dell offers the same specs in inspiron series for a better aesthetic appeal.

The keyboard design is of island-style which doesn’t feature a numeric pad which is good as it isn’t needed by most these days or it would have added to additional weight of the laptop.

There is also a fingerprint scanner to ensure that the data you have on your laptop remains secure and no one can easily by pass the security of your files.


It has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the normal HD resolution on a 14 inch LED panel which adds to its subtlety.

The screen may not be the best feature of this laptop but considering the included processor and price range this will be a perfect fit as a daily driver for most of the persons looking for a sub 30,000 laptop.

One good thing is that a 14 inch display is a perfect balance between bulky 15.6 inch laptops and the smaller 13.3 inch laptops. The 14 inch screen is also good for getting an extended battery life. Since, the battery doesn’t have to power a bigger screen area.

Processor and Performance

Coming to the processor, this is the reason why Dell is on top of the list for under 30,000 laptop since this is the only laptop which is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i3 processor which is at the minimum 30% performance increase over it’s previous counterpart.

It was quite surprising even for us to see that there a such a laptop which is sub 30k still it is powered by an 8th Gen Intel processor. Well it’s good for the buyers if it is included in this laptop.

A 4GB DDR4 adds to the performance of this 8th gen i3 processor which you can also increase with the dedicated additional slot. Trust me, another 4GB ram module can bring a smile on your face as the performance will be noticeably improved with the additional RAM.

The graphics are handled by an Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU which is an integral part of the 8th gen CPU. Gone are the days when the Intel integrated GPU’s were used only for enhancing desktop viewing experience.

This GPU is even capable for handing modern games, although you wont be able to run the games at a higher FPS. Nevertheless for basic gaming and watching movies this will surely come in handy.

All in all this GPU can get you by quiet a good movie watching experience after a long day of work.

Fingerprint Scanner

The one best feature other that the 8th gen processor is the fingerprint scanner . This security feature can help you unlock your laptop quickly and also secures your data.

There is also another security feature known as TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip which offers another layer of security along with the finger print scanner.


As for connectivity it comes with both HDMI and VGA connection options. Apart from that there is also the standard Wifi support with bluetooth as optional.

It also houses two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI port as mentioned above, an Ethernet port and a standard optical drive for DVD.

Coming to the sound system, it isnt one of the best out there but the Vostro laptop offers an acceptable sound clarity  for the price it is being offered at.

Battery Life

Dell Vostro 3478 excels at providing an excellent battery life which under normal usage can be around 5-6 hours. Under some heavy usage it can also give a fare range of backup which is around 3-4 hours which we can say are above average when compared to other brands under this price range.


  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Compact Size


  • Outdated Design
  • Poor Touchpad Response for some users


Our Verdict

All things considered we think that Dell Vostro 3478 is a excellent choice to consider under Rs. 30,000 budget but if you can spare a few thousand more, then we would prefer to grab a laptop with dedicated graphic card which will enhance your daily usage experience.

However if most of your time is spent only on working, then this is an excellent choice with an 8th Gen processor, good build quality, DDR4 RAM, security features and compact size.

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