Best Laptops Under Rs. 60,000

by | Jul 2, 2018

Laptops are portable workhorses. As days pass by, these devices are getting lighter and more powerful.

A budget under Rs.60,000 will help you experience some of the best cutting-edge features on a laptop that will make your life easier.

Here is our list of the best premium budget laptops under Rs.60,000 that we have shortlisted for you.

1. Lenovo Ideapad 520

Lenovo Ideapad 520 - Best Laptop for casual use
Best Laptop for Casual Use
  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • Suitable for college students
  • Value for money product

Lenovo is an established player in the laptop market and its Ideapad 520 is our preferred pick for a casual user.

The design of this laptop is similar to the IdeaPad 720 as well as the Ideapad 320 but, the build quality has been improved in strides.

The chassis now feels sturdy and durable with no screen or keyboard flexes.

The keyboard has the backlit illumination that will let you type at night without having to turn on the light.

The keys are well spaced and give good tactile feedback.

The overall design of this laptop is very elegant and aesthetically minimal to look at.

Powering this device is an Intel Core i5 8th generation 8250U processor with a base clock speed of 1.6GHz.

The Intel Rapid shift technology will manage the clock speed automatically depending on the resource an app would require.

This laptop comes with an 8GB DDR4 RAM module that can be further increased up to
16GB.

For the offline file storage, an ample 2TB mechanical HDD comes with the device.
To run the graphics-intensive apps and games smoothly, the IdeaPad 520 comes with 4GB of DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 GPU.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 520 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD display with IPS technology.

The colours look punchier and vivid and the texts on this screen look sharper without any noticeable pixelation.

Considering the port distribution, this device comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port for faster data transfers, an HDMI port as well as an SD card reader.

Surprisingly, Lenovo has decided to keep the CD/DVD drive intact on this laptop.

The multi-gesture trackpad is sufficiently big and comfortable to use.

A fingerprint scanner is placed on the side of the trackpad for additional security measures.

The IdeaPad 520 comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home operating system along with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 license.

The battery on this device will last about 5-6 hours of normal use.

Even though the device is feature packed to the brim, it, unfortunately, misses out on the addition of an SSD.

There are laptops priced under Rs.50,000 such as the Asus Vivobook S14 that comes with an SSD on board if that’s your prime concern.

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4GB Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU

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Bundled Microsoft Office 2016 license

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Fingerprint scanner

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2TB HDD

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No SSD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD2 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics4 GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce MX150
Battery Backup5-6 Hours
SSD
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display

2. Asus Vivobook series

Best Productivity Pick
Best Productivity Pick
  • Best suited for programmers
  • Extensive warranty coverage
  • Fast charging capability

Asus is no stranger to the performance computing market. With its ROG series, Asus has introduced some of the best laptops in its price segment with exciting features and unmatched performance.

The Vivobook series does the same in the premium budget segment.

The Asus Vivobook R542UQ is a laptop packing in some hardcore internals that offers a value for money buying proposition in this price range.

What’s powering this laptop is an Intel Core i7 8550U chipset with 8GB of DDR4 RAM. This processor is an absolute beast in terms of performance.

With the RAM expandability up to 24GB, this laptop is best suited for intense multitasking.

Assisting the processor in the graphics department is a 2GB DDR5 Nvidia 940MX.

Even though this GPU is slightly outdated, the processor makes up for its loss.

If you want a Nvidia MX150 GPU instead of the Nvidia 940MX, you can choose the Asus Vivobook S15 that comes with one, but the processor variant on this device is an Intel Core i5 8250U.

Coming to the display, this device packs in a 15.6-inch full HD panel with good colours and brightness levels. The anti-glare screen also reduces reflectivity resulting in reduced stress to the eyes while working from a brightly lit environment.

All the modern ports are present and accounted for on this laptop. There’s a USB C port accompanied by two USB 3.0 port, an HDMI as well as an SD card reader.

Battery life is quite average on this laptop. The juice lasts for about five hours tops on moderate to heavy usage.

Asus has included their fast charging technology with this device that lets you charge up the laptop from 0% to 60% in just under 50 minutes.

Warranty is an area where most of the laptop brands skimp on their promises. Contrary to this Asus provides two years worth of global warranty with this laptop.

Honestly speaking, the Asus R542UQ is a very capable machine that can run your apps the way they meant to be for a budget just under Rs.60,000.

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2-years of Global warranty

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Disk drive present

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Powerful processor

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Thick bezels around the display

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Nvidia 940MX is a bit outdated

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i7 8th Gen, 8550U
Graphics2 GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce 940MX
Battery Backup 4.5-5  Hours
 SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED(1920 x 1080 Pixel) Anti glare display

3. Dell Inspiron 5370

Best Ultrabook Pick
Best Ultrabook Pick
  • Suited for students
  • Easy to carry around
  • Superb battery life

Dell was once outsmarted by the likes of HP and Asus in the Indian market with their affordable and feature rich budget laptops.

But with the introduction of newer Inspiron laptops, Dell has become competitive again. With the Inspiron 5370, the company is targeting the performance ultrabook market in the country.

The Dell Inspiron 5370 is powered by the latest Intel Core i5 8250U processor that’s tried and tested in many budget laptops with great success.

Coupled with an 8GB DDR4 RAM, this ultrabook has no problem sailing smoothly through your daily chores.

One thing to note with this product is that you’re not getting a discrete GPU. But it’s not a dealbreaker since ultrabooks are usually meant for productivity on the go and not for graphic intensive tasks.

The build quality is excellent with quality materials used for the construction.

This laptop is compact and lightweight that makes it one of the suitable carry anywhere device.

The 13.3 full HD display panel is a treat to look at.

Being a small-sized display, the pixel density is considerably higher on this laptop than on its competitors. This makes the visuals stunning and crisp.

Having an SSD over traditional HDD always gives a performance advantage. This laptop comes with a 256GB SSD for ultra-fast boot and app loading times.

With Windows 10 Home pre-installed, this ultrabook also comes with the full-fledged Microsoft Office 2016 software for school students.

This is definitely a great addon, beneficial for academic purposes.

The Dell Inspiron has also nailed it in terms of port distribution. This device features two USB 3.1 ports and a USB 3.1 type C port for future-proof connectivity options.

Battery life is superb on this ultrabook, to say the least. The battery of this product will last for a full 9 hours usage before needing to plug in again.

Honestly, the Dell Inspiron is an ultra lightweight laptop that provides excellent performance without sacrificing the battery life.

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Lightweight and compact

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Vibrant display

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Smooth performance

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No discrete GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery Backup7-8 Hours
SSD256 GB
Display13.3-inch Full HD LED (1920 x 1080 pixel) Anti-glare display

4. MSI GL63 8RC

Best Gaming Laptop
Best Gaming Laptop
  • Best for hardcore gamers
  • Easy hardware upgradability
  • Best in class processor

MSI is a revered computer peripheral manufacturer based in Taiwan. The company is popular for their affordable high-performance laptops in the markets around the globe.

The MSI GL63 8RC is a game changer in terms of the raw specs we’re used to in the laptops priced under Rs.60,000.

We believe if gaming is your primary concern, there isn’t a better choice than the MSI GL63 8RC at this price point.

What makes this laptop stand out from the rest of the list? There’s a lot.

The Intel Core i5 8300H chipset on this laptop is one of the newest performance based mobile processor. The MSI GL63 8RC is one of the few laptops in the Indian market to possess this processor.

The performance is unmatched in every possible scenario we’ve tested this beast.

The thermals are normal almost all the time and when the heat cranks up, MSI cooler boost technology comes into play.

This gaming laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM on board that can be easily expanded up to 32GB for enjoying the games in its full potential.

Keeping these miscellaneous stuff aside, let’s discuss the most important piece of hardware when it comes to a game-centric laptop – the GPU.

MSI has nailed it on this prospect with the GL63 8RC. This beast packs in a 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050. This should be sufficient to satiate the soul of a hardcore gamer.

Modern titles like PUBG and Fortnite can be comfortably played with high or medium settings.

The 15.6-inch display is of full HD resolution and comes with 60Hz refresh rate. The screen offers punchy colours and brightness.

There are no fancy features like HDR support with this display. You can connect the laptop to an external display and enjoy the gameplay on a bigger and better display.

Port distribution is excellent with the latest USB 3.1 standard for all USB ports.

As you might know, battery life isn’t always a strong forte of gaming laptops. Same is the case with the MSI GL63 8RC.

The battery will last for about 3-4 hours of normal usage and only an hour if you’re gaming.

If your budget is under Rs.60,000 and you want a gaming laptop, we’d recommend the MSI GL63 8RC over any other laptop in this list without batting an eyelid.

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Powerful processor

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4GB Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU

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Good thermal controls

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Average battery life

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8300H
Graphics4 GB DDR5 NVIDIA GTX 1050
Battery Backup 3-4 Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED (1920 x 1080 Pixel)  Anti-glare

5. Acer Aspire 5 Series

Best Buget Pick Laptop
Best Budget Pick
  • Best for power users under a budget
  • Easy hardware upgradability options
  • Lack of a full HD display is a letdown

The Acer Aspire 5 is our best laptop pick under Rs.50,000 for most users.

This powerful laptop is an ideal choice not just for casual users but even for gamers and
heavy users who can’t afford to pay a premium.

The Acer Aspire 5 is mostly made of plastic with a grooved finish on top and an Aluminum keyboard deck.

It has got a good hinge design with 180-degree rotation as well.

It is relatively thin and light for a 15.6-inch laptop with 21mm thickness and 2.2Kg weight. The overall build quality is definitely justifiable for the price.

The Aspire 5 has all the ports and connectivity options including USB Type-C and USB 3 ports.

Its touchpad is a windows precision trackpad which is very responsive.

The Keyboard is also user-friendly and responsive but they’re not backlit.

The Aspire 5 is powered by the new 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor. We can say without any doubt that the Core i5-8250U is indeed quite an improvement over its previous iteration.

You can expect about 50% increase in overall performance and even higher in multitasking.

The most impressive feature of Aspire 5 is its 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card. This mid-range GPU is powerful enough to play most AAA titles without much frame drops.

Add an SSD to this laptop and it will be the cheapest gaming laptop under Rs.50,000.

Aspire 5 packs in an 8GB DDR4 RAM and has a 1TB mechanical hard disk (5400 RPM, duh!).

This can be replaced by an M.2 SSD if you need faster performance. We recommend an SSD replacement if you are into a lot of gaming.

It has 64bit Windows 10 OS Home Edition preloaded as well.

Thanks to the 8th gen processor, the battery life has seen a considerable improvement. You can expect 6-7 hours of life in normal use and 4-5 hours in heavy use.

Enough with the praises, now let’s talk about the cons of this laptop.

The biggest negative of Acer Aspire 5 is its mediocre display. It sports a 15.6-inch, HD display made of TN panel.

Though the viewing angles are pretty good, this display has poor colour gamut and the contrast is quite disappointing.

Another drawback is its speaker loudness. Even though it has dual speakers which are reasonably loud, I felt the audio quality was not great. Also, if you’re still old school, you may get disappointed due to the lack of a DVD drive in this laptop.

Apart from these minor cons which are not a deal breaker for many, I feel the Acer Aspire 5 is the best laptop under Rs.50,000 for most people.

This laptop can satisfy the needs of a casual user, moderate-to-heavy gamer, multi-tasker and even power hungry users seamlessly.

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Ideal for every type of tasks

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Feature-rich laptop

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The best processor in this price range

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No Full HD display

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No DVD drive

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Speaker quality is not great

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics2 GB Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 7 Hours, 65W 4Cell
SSD
Display15.6-inch HD LED ( 1920x1080 pixel) TN Display

6. HP Pavilion x360

Best 2 in 1 laptop
Best 2 In 1 Laptop
  • Best for graphic designers
  • Great choice for students as well
  • Backlit keyboard

Pavilion series is HP’s mid-range laptop lineup comparable with the Asus Vivobook series.

The all new HP Pavilion x360 is a semi-convertible laptop with lots of exciting features on board.

The design is the first thing that we have to describe about this laptop.

The HP Pavilion x360 is probably one of the best looking laptops we’ve seen this year in the Indian market.

The fit and finish looks extremely premium and is very much pleasing to the eyes.

The hinges are of the top-notch quality that can swivel up to 360 degrees without any inhibitions.

We’ve already mentioned this laptop as a semi-convertible device. Why because the screen can’t be actually detached from the keyboard.

Instead, the screen swivels around and locks in place making this device perform just like a tablet.

What powers this beautiful piece of machine inside is the Intel Core i3 8130U processor that offers great performance and power efficiency.

The onboard 4GB DDR4 RAM coupled with a meagre 8GB SSD does offer enhanced performance to this laptop when compared with other competitors in this list.

If you’re a graphic designer or even a college goer, having the option to swivel the screen into a tablet mode does offer great advantage.

Being a 14-inch touchscreen, the tablet mode switches off the keyboard and lets you deal with the device via touch-only mode.

The full HD display is vibrant and offers punchy colours and good contrast ratio.

Being a slightly smaller display allows the pixel density to be on the higher side making texts and visuals look sharper and detailed.

The bezels around the screen are minimal and this gives the front of the device a seamless feel just like the Dell XPS.

The HP Pavilion x360 comes with the latest USB 3.1 and USB 3.1 type C port for faster data transfer speeds.

HP is including an inking pen with the box contents so that graphic designers can utilize the touchscreen real estate to the fullest.

From a student’s viewpoint, the laptop comes with Windows 10 Home and packs a full-fledged lifetime version of MS Office 2016.

Last but not least, the battery life on this semi-convertible laptop is excellent. It lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge with moderate brightness.

Summarizing this post, the HP Pavilion x360 is definitely a great choice for graphic designers and students alike for a price under Rs.50,000.

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Elegant design

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Compact and lightweight

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Touchscreen

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Non-detachable Keyboard

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1TB
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 8th Gen, 8130U
GraphicsIntell UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to 9 Hours
SSD8 GB
Display14-inch Full HD LED (1920x1080 pixel) Backlit IPS Multi Touch

The list concludes here folks!

We have done our part, scouring the laptops under and around Rs.60,000 and made it to the end with this impressive list of seven best laptops under Rs.60,000.

Forgive us if we jumped the fence with a Rs.2,000 – Rs.2,500 increase, that’s because we are hell-bent on never missing out a model that might be the choice for you only for a couple of bucks extra.

Yet if you haven’t found your choice in this list, kindly check out the best laptops under Rs.70,000 post for more awesome products.

We wish this curated list will be useful in your search for the best laptop in this price bracket.

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