Best laptop for Upsc Preparation
1.Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Intel Celeron N4020 14” HD Thin & Light Laptop (4GB/256GB HDD/Windows 11/MS Office 2021/Platinum Grey/1.5Kg), 81WH007KIN
Lenovo is one of the most dependable Laptop makers in the market. That is good in performance, low in price and also has a long life. This laptop may look, low on specification. But I already said, this post is for choosing Laptop, just for Upsc preparation and also for other state service exams. So thing laptop has enough storage of 256 GB, 14 inches screen HD screen, and comes with Windows 11 and MS office 2021.
This laptop is 4 GB Ram, which is enough for reading Pdf, Ebooks, and also watching Upsc videos on Youtube and other online exam preparation sites such as Unacademy and Byjus. Most importantly it is below 30,000 INR. Low performance is always my choice.
2. Dell 15 (2021) Athlon Silver 3050U, 4GB, 256GB SSD, Win 11 + MS Office’21, AMD Vega Graphics, , 15.6″ (39.62 cms) HD Display, Carbon Black (Inspiron 3515, D560702WIN9BE)
Dell is the most famous laptop brand in World. The performance of Dell always stands out. And most people are proud to have Dell Laptop as it is considered a premium company. Dell laptops always have high prices compared to other laptop makers for the same specification. This laptop is perfect for Upsc aspiration who look to have a premium Dell Laptop, which is 29890 Rupees.
This laptop comes with a Large 15.6 Inches HD screen, which could be very much for reading PDFs, Ebook and Upsc related videos. Also has 4 Gb RAM which is enough to read Pdf, ebooks and watch Upsc subject videos. It comes with a storage of 256 GB to store all your Pdf books. Also, it is powered by AMD Athlon Silver 3050U processor which is decent, blazing-fast, and more than enough for Upsc preparation.
3. Lenovo V15-IGL (82C30052IH) Laptop (Intel Celeron N4020/ 8GB RAM/ 1TB HDD/ Windows 10 Home / 15.6″FHD/ 1 Year ADP Warranty), Iron Grey
This laptop is yet another Lenovo. This comes with 8 GB RAM, which is more than enough for Upsc preparation. As one can open multiple Pdf or Ebooks and can open a lot of Browser Windows without any lag. Also, this laptop comes with 15.6 Inches Full HD display that will provide a lot more clarity and ease your eyes while reading Pdf files or watching the Upsc videos for a quite long time.
Also, this laptop comes with storage of 1TB, which is very huge and you can store all your Pdf files, Notes and Upsc Videos on your laptop which can be accessed offline. This is a must-buy as the price of the laptop is 30,900 and for this specification, it is a must-buy.
4. Lenovo Chromebook 14e 14.0″ FHD Business Laptop (AMD 3015Ce Processor/4GB DDR4 RAM/64GB Storage eMMC/AMD Radeon Graphics/Chrome OS/Grey) 82M10019HA
This is not a regular laptop. It is a Chromebook, which has a unique OS called Chrome OS, which is made by Google. This machine does not have the functions of regular Windows Laptops. But this is a machine for E-Learning, especially since your budget is very low.
You can read your Pdf, E-books, watch your favourite Upsc videos online, and surf the web all day without worrying about the battery life. This Chromebook is made by Lenovo and comes with 14 Inches Full HD screen, which is great for reading your Pdf file and watching videos.
The Ram is 4 GB, which is equal to 8 GB RAM in Windows OS. This comes with 64 GB storage, which is not a worrying factor as all the files will get stored in the Google Cloud. This is a must-have, as this Chromebook is as low as 20,000 INR.
5.ASUS Chromebook Celeron Dual Core – (4 GB/64 GB EMMC Storage/Chrome OS) C423NA-BV0523 Thin and Light Laptop (14 inch, Silver, 1.20 Kg)
As already said, Google Chromebooks are a good alternative to traditional laptops due to their low cost. As a middle price is the most important thing for me. This post is just for picking up the right machine for Upsc preparation.
This Chromebook is a premium machine made by Asus. It comes with Intel Celeron N3350 Processor, 14 Inches HD screen, 4 GB Ram and 64 GB eMMC, which is more than enough for your Upsc preparations such as watching videos in Byjus, Unacademy or on Youtube and also good for reading your Upsc Pdf books.
All importantly, this laptop’s price is 20,990 INR. This is a must-buy for your Upsc preparation.
Reason for the selection
Most of the Upsc aspirants will never go to Coaching Centres. This is due to accessibility issues. But the most important reason, the aspirants avoid coaching centres is the cost and it is very high for most people. As people prefer to prepare for Upsc exams, themselves which is called Self Study.
Today, most of the Upsc Syllabus is covered online and the good thing is, most things exist for free. The most important site, where Upsc content is available for free is Youtube. And also there are several blogs where Upsc notes are available as Text content or as Pdf.
To read all these things, it is important to have gadgets such as Mobile Phone or a Laptop. A Laptop is better to choose from over a mobile as it contains a small screen. To study and save important Pdf files, the laptop is more convenient.
As a Middle-class Upsc aspirant, I look to choose a laptop, which is low cost as well as good in Performance to read Pdf books and watch the Upsc videos at a decent resolution. As also a dependable laptop. I’ll try to select the Top 5 best Laptopsla for Upsc Preparation between the Price range of 25000 to 35000.
The laptop chosen below does not have great specifications to play video games, but these are chosen to read Pdf books and to watch Upsc videos on Youtube, at a very low cost, especially for poor and lower-middle-class Upsc aspirants.
I have chosen a Laptop for Upsc preparation, within the price range of 20,000 to 30,000 INR. This is the most important price range because most of the people who prepare for such exams are from the poor and lower middle class. The laptop I have chosen does not have a great specification to play video games or edit 4K videos, but it has enough power to read and prepare for your Upsc Civil Service exams with ease. These laptops are selected to play youtube videos and to read the Upsc Pdf books.