Thanks to increasing competition among manufacturers, and fast-evolving technologies, budget laptops are no more budget performers. Instead, they flaunt newer, sleek designs, brighter and sharper displays, bigger batteries, powerful processors, as well as the latest connectivity options and software. Here, we list the top 5 budget laptops you can buy in India. This ASUS ZenBook is great for anyone, as it checks all the boxes, but is slightly expensive. It offers a 13.3-inch full-HD display with metal chassis, a full-size backlit keyboard, 3D face unlock and stereo speakers. Under the hood, there's an 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8265U chipset, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage, and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. It offers a battery life of 14-hours. If you're looking for an affordable gaming laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 should serve the purpose. It runs on an 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8300H chipset, paired with 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD storage, and 4GB of NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. The laptop offers a 15.6-inch full-HD LED display, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, 802.11a\/c MIMO Wi-Fi, and upto 7-hours of battery life. The Lenovo Ideapad 330 is a simple yet powerful machine suited for everyday use. It features a 15.6-inch full-HD display with a full-size keyboard including a number pad. The laptop is backed by an 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB HDD, and comes with pre-loaded Windows 10. As for battery life, it lasts close to 5.5-hours on a single charge. The Lenovo Yoga 520 is great for multi-tasking. It sports a 14-inch full-HD touchscreen display and a 360-degree hinge that allows for different working modes. It is backed by an 8th-generation Intel Core i3-8130U processor, coupled with 4GB DDR4 RAM, and 1TB HDD storage. The laptop also comes with Active Pen support, fingerprint scanner, upto 10-hours of battery life and latest connectivity options. Unless you're into hardcore gaming or coding, Microsoft Surface Go is a great option to consider. It offers a 10-inch touchscreen display with 1800x1200 pixels resolution, a single front-and-rear camera, and a 2-in-1 form factor of a laptop-cum-tablet. Under the hood, it packs a 7th-generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, 4GB\/8GB of RAM, 64GB\/128GB of expandable storage, and offers upto 9-hours of battery life.