Best Laptops Under Rs. 60,000

by | Apr 16, 2018

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Laptops are portable workhorses. As days pass by, these devices are getting lighter and more powerful. More tech is cramped into a tiny chassis that will let you do your stuff with the same ease like you used to experience on your traditional Desktop PC. A budget under Rs. 60,000 will help you stretch your choices to the premium budget segment that has some of the best cutting-edge features that will make your life easier, or as we say in pure performance terms, faster. Here is our list of the best premium budget laptops under Rs. 60,000 that we have cherrypicked for you.

1. Lenovo Ideapad 520

Overall Best Pick

The Lenovo Ideapad 520 is a great performer in this category with the latest 8th generation processor powering the device with double the amount of GPU firepower compared to the competitors. The ample 2TB HDD makes it extremely difficult to run out of space even if you are a hardcore offline data guru and with a decent battery life, there isn’t much to complain about this device to become the best laptop under Rs 60,000 currently in the market.

Lenovo is an established player in the laptop market. The company has a presence in almost all category of laptops with its IdeaPad clamshell laptops, Yoga convertibles, Legion gaming series as well the Thinkpad business laptops. The all new IdeaPad 520 comes equipped with the latest 8th-generation processor from Intel with some impressive internals that makes this product a bang for the buck.

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 to see the keys. 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 that can turbo boost up to 3.4GHz when required. The Intel Rapid shift technology will manage the clock speed automatically depending on the resource an app would require while running. This laptop comes with an 8GB DDR4 RAM module that can be further increased up to 16GB if you are a heavy multitasker. 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 that will let you play games and do stuff like video rendering or post-production without any sweat.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 520 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD display with IPS technology that increases the viewing angles considerably compared to a normal TN panel. The colour looks 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 in case you want an additional security layer to protect your device other than using plain old passwords. 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 under normal use and expect a drastic decrease in these numbers if you are planning to do some serious gaming/video editing on this laptop.

Even though the device is feature packed to the brim, it, unfortunately misses out on the addition of an SSD. There are other models which are priced lower to the IdeaPad that does have an SSD for OS bootup currently in the Indian market.

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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
INTERNAL MEMORY2TB
RAM8GB DDR4 expandable up to 16GB
PROCESSORCore i5 8th gen 8250U 1.6GHz – 3.4GHz
GRAPHICS4GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce MX150
BATTERY BACKUP5-6 hours
DISPLAY15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display

2. HP Pavilion 15

Runner-Up Pick

The HP Pavilion 15 ticks most of the right boxes that a laptop should do when priced under Rs. 60,000. A good display with a powerful processor that can run apps smoothly, supplemented by an SSD for lightning fast boot times is what you get with this laptop. The bundled OS and Office suite license add further value to the money you pay. This device can definitely be termed as the best HP laptop under Rs. 60,000 with conviction.

HP needs no introduction when it comes to laptops. The company has been on the market for so long that it has almost become a household name for those who have been knowing the market very well. The Pavilion 15 from HP is a very capable laptop with enough processing power to run your day to day chores without any stutters or lags.

HP has an edge over the other competitors in this list when dealing with the build quality and design. This laptop is very well designed that it looks premium from the first sight. The new and improved hinge mechanism that covers the entire back looks sleek and works pretty well too. It is neither too rigid nor loose. The shiny HP logo on the back blends with the textured metal finish of the chassis.

Running the show inside is a Core i5 8th-generation 8250U processor. This is the same one seen on Lenovo IdeaPad 520 and performs equally well. The 8GB DDR4 RAM on this device is expandable up to 16GB for a better multitasking experience. A 1TB HDD is equipped for data storage possesses and additionally, a meagre 8GB SSD is provided solely for the booting process. On the graphics front, this laptop has a 2GB DDR3 Nvidia Geforce 940MX GPU to assist the processor. The system boots up fast, thanks to the SSD and apps perform quickly as ever. Occasional gaming too works well, but don’t expect anything stellar on that front.

The HP Pavilion 15 has a 15.6-inch full HD Widescreen display that produces images with punchier colours and acceptable saturation levels. The colour gamut even though is not high, the overall output feels vivid. There is an anti-glare coating on the screen to prevent lights reflecting off the surface of the screen into your eyes and this works well to reduce the strain on the eyes.

Speaking of port distribution, the Pavilion 15 has all the standard ports you will expect on a laptop of this price point. There are two USB 3.1 ports that are substantially faster than normal 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 C port, an HDMI port as well as an SD card reader. A CD/DVD drive is provided in case you have decided to keep using the nostalgic disks from the last decade.

This device comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed along with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 license valid for lifetime. The speakers are placed on the front, facing the user directly. These speakers are tuned and optimized by Bang & Olufsen and are loud as well as rich in bass.

The 3-cell prismatic Lithium-ion battery in this laptop lasts for about six hours of a normal day to day usage. HP has incorporated its fast-charging technology on this device that will charge the battery quickly to about 60% in under 40 minutes.

One of the main downsides of this otherwise best laptop under Rs. 60,000 is the inclusion of a 940MX GPU instead of the much faster Geforce MX150. Also, the SSD size could have been a bit larger, enough to accommodate the installation of few of the apps which would substantially benefit the performance of this device.

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8GB SSD for faster boot up and shutdown
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HP Fast charging technology
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Elegant design and great build quality
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Faster USB 3.1 ports
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Outdated Nvidia 940MX GPU

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY1TB
RAM8GB DDR4 expandable up to 16GB
PROCESSORCore i5 8th gen 8250U 1.6GHz – 3.4GHz
GRAPHICS2GB DDR3 NVIDIA Geforce 940MX
BATTERY BACKUPUp to 6 hours
DISPLAY15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit Widescreen Anti-glare Display

3. Acer Nitro 5

Best Gaming Laptop

Acer Nitro AN515-51 priced at Rs. 53,990 offers some luxury in terms of gaming laptops by providing a GTX 1050 GPU along with a High-Performance, quad-core HQ processor. Windows 10 Home preinstalled is a great addition at this price point and together with an IPS full HD panel, this budget gaming laptop steals the show at this price point.

Acer is well known for its Aspire series of laptops that offers decent specifications for an affordable budget. They have stepped up their game a notch by introducing Acer Nitro AN515-51 targeting those users who are just starting to familiarise with the idea of portable gaming and looking for a cheap gaming laptop.

Acer Nitro AN515-51 is powered by a Core i7 7300HQ processor clocked at 2.5GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.5GHz. Graphics wise, the tasks are handled by a Nvidia GTX 1050 2GB DDR5 that can handle most of the games with a respectable frame rate. This laptop has a 1TB 5400rpm HDD with no separate SSD to supplement the performance. The memory is an 8GB DDR4 stick with an additional expansion slot that can go up to 32GB in case you need it.

This device comes with a 15.6″ full HD LED Backlit IPS display that offers great viewing angles. Colour reproduction is OK with some fine contrast and brightness levels. A USB – C port is present along with two USB 2.0 ports and a USB 3.0 port. Further, an HDMI port and a 2 in 1 card reader have been thrown into the mix.

The Nitro AN515-51 comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home which is highly beneficial for those first-time gamers who want to play without going through the hassle of installing Windows and searching for the compatible drivers for various components afterwards.

Powered by a 3220mAh battery, the battery life on this device is not up to the mark. But keeping in mind the users who would most probably game on this laptop with the device plugged in, this won’t be a major problem for many.

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GTX 1050 DDR5 GPU
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Very affordable
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Full HD IPS panel
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Windows 10 Home preinstalled
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Average battery life
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Performance is not consistent

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY1TB
RAM8GB DDR4 expandable up to 32GB
PROCESSORCore i5 7th gen 7300HQ 2.5GHz – 3.5GHz
GRAPHICS2GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
BATTERY BACKUP5 hours
DISPLAY15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display

4. Asus VivoBook S14

Best Budget Laptop

The Asus Vivobook S14 is the best budget laptop. Having SSD out of the box at this price point is actually a great plus for the consumers. The included 128GB SSD along with 1TB HDD aids faster processing and multitasking. The Vivobook S14 also has the advantage of being a lightweight notebook with full HD display and fingerprint scanner in this budget of Rs. 50,000.

Asus and its Vivobook series have been a runaway hit in Indian market last year. Vivobook lineup spans from entry level to the premium budget segment featuring a multitude of models with every configuration you could possibly imagine. The Vivobook S14 is a budget laptop priced just under Rs. 50,000 that has an SSD which adds a great value to the already great internals it possesses.

The Asus Vivobook S14 S410UA-EB266T model is powered by the 7th generation Intel Core i3 7100U processor and runs on Windows 10 Home. It has an M.2 SATA SSD of 128GB and 1TB of hard disk storage. Even though this processor is not the most powerful one in this price range, the combination of SSD and HDD gives you a faster data access speed and a larger storage space.

Apart from the presence of a 128GB SSD, the other major plus point of Asus Vivobook is its design and build quality. This 14-inch laptop has a full HD backlit 60Hz anti-glare display with wide viewing angles. Asus claims up to 178-degree of viewing without glares. It has an illuminated chiclet keyboard which will light up in dimly lit conditions. The touchpad even has a fingerprint sensor to quickly unlock the device. The laptop is thin and weighs just 1.43Kg.

On the connectivity front, the Vivobook S14 has almost all the ports including USB Type-C. Faster Wireless LAN 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity are also present. There is no DVD drive on this laptop as well. This laptop has a 3 Cell battery with 42 Whrs life which is just average.

All in all, the Asus Vivobook S14 is a laptop suitable for casual use, entertainment and work. It doesn’t have the option to add multiple RAMs and expand the memory over 16GB. But it has an SSD, great display and well-designed thin body making it the perfect laptop for casual users who are looking for a budget laptop well under Rs. 60,000.

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Suitable for work and entertainment
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Thin and lightweight
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Full HD display with wide viewing angle
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The touchpad has a fingerprint sensor
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No DVD drive
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VGA webcam, low-quality video call
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Only 1 memory slot
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No Ethernet port

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY1TB
RAM8GB DDR4 (1 slot exp16GB)
PROCESSORCore i3 7th Gen 7100U 2.4GHz
GRAPHICSIntel Integrated HD 620
BATTERY BACKUPUp to 7 hours
DISPLAY14 inch Full HD LED Backlit Wideview Anti-glare Display

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5. Dell Inspiron 15 5570

Honourable Mention

The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 can be aptly called one of the best laptop under Rs. 60,000. Powered by a fast and efficient processor with 4GB of discrete GPU, this laptop will let you do you work – be it professional or casual gaming effortlessly. The display is bright and detailed, which when coupled with 2TB of HDD makes this laptop an excellent media consumption device. Dells’ reliability and Intel’s performance-oriented 8th gen chipset delivers an absolutely thrilling performance that’s well worth the money you are paying for.

Del Inspiron lineup has been in the business for years and is acclaimed for the reliable performance and build quality. The new Inspiron 15 5570 follows the footsteps of its predecessors with improved 8th generation processor and a beefier discrete GPU. The specs are great for the price and the bundled software’s adds to the overall value of this product.

The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 has an aluminium build with a textured finish on the top as well as the bottom. The build feels strong and there is no flex whatsoever. This laptop is heavy compared to other models on this list and isn’t thin either. A bit bulky but holding the laptop in hand will definitely assure you of the build quality of this device.

An Intel 8th generation Core i5 8250U with clock frequencies ranging between 1.6 – 3.4GHz powers this device. This particular processor is the favourite among many OEM’s building premium budget laptop owing to its power efficiency as well as appreciable performance. There is an 8GB DDR4 RAM module in the laptop which can be further increased up to 16GB if that’s your choice. A 2TB HDD comes standard with this device to store your files or media. Dell hasn’t missed out on a discrete GPU this time around. This laptop comes with a 4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530 GPU that will let you sail smoothly through the games and other graphics-intensive tasks.

The screen on this laptop is a 15.6-inch full HD LED Backlit display with anti-glare coating on it to reduce the light reflection off the screen. The colours are saturated, and the brightness levels are decent. Images look sharper so does the videos. This display with 60Hz refresh rate delivers solid output, justifying the price at which this Dell laptop is on sale.

This laptop features a full-sized keyboard with separate number pad and is backlit. Awkward enough, the spacebar isn’t backlit which feels a bit odd. Otherwise, the keys feel tactile and are a pleasure to type on. The touchpad is responsive and gestures are supported via the Windows precision drivers.

Speaking of ports, this laptop has 2 USB 3.1 ports for faster data transfers, a USB 2.0 port to connect peripherals, an HDMI port as well as an SD card reader. An optical drive is present that will let you play movies or content off from a disk and gives the ability to burn content into the disks too.

The Inspiron 15 5570 comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home operating system as well as a Microsoft Office 2016 suite for home and students use. McAfee Livesafe subscription for 15 months is provided free of cost which will let you plug in thumb drives or surf the internet without the fear of being infected by viruses.

The battery on this device will last for about 5 hours on normal use. Although this measure of the battery life is highly subjective, you should be able to get at least a minimum of 4 hours with this laptop.

There is no USB C on this device which means that you would have to be satisfied with the USB 3.1 ports for now. Also, the lack of an SSD coupled with a 5400rpm mechanical HDD will make you wait a bit in between the boot cycles.

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4GB AMD Radeon 530 GPU
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2TB HDD
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Microsoft Office 2016 license
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McAfee LiveSafe subscription for 15 months
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No USB C
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No SSD

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY2TB
RAM8GB DDR4 expandable up to 16GB
PROCESSORCore i5 8th gen 8250U 1.6GHz – 3.4GHz
GRAPHICS4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530
BATTERY BACKUP4-5 hours
DISPLAY15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare Display

6. Lenovo Yoga 520

Best 2 in 1 Convertible Laptop

The Lenovo Yoga 520 is one of the best convertible laptops under Rs 60,000 currently on sale in the market. The seventh-generation processor is still a solid performer. The option to increase the RAM up to 16GB will definitely let you do more multitasking with less app reloading times. The screen is great with punchier colours and good contrast levels. The battery life up to 10 hours also makes this device a compelling purchase in the price bracket.

Yoga lineup from Lenovo is the company’s effort to take on the HP’s x360 convertible laptops that doubles up as a tablet when folded. The Yoga 520 is a premium budget convertible laptop that offers superior performance and a great display that will enrich the tablet mode experience of the end user.

The Yoga 520 feels very robust in hand and is very well built. The components used for the construction are of high quality and scratch resistant. Even when this laptop is twisted and turned as well as rested on the ground with the tablet mode, the surface finish was left spotless without any dings or scratches. The heat vents are placed on the back side of the laptop to efficiently dissipate the heat and the power button rests on the side. There is a fingerprint scanner on this device for unlocking the laptop with the touch of a finger.

This laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5 7200U seventh-generation processor clocked at 2.5GHz with a turbo boost frequency of up to 3 GHz. There isn’t a dedicated GPU on this device, but the graphics related task is carried out with the help of the integrated Intel HD 620 GPU. The apps run quite fast and there is no noticeable lags or stutters, considering you aren’t dealing with heavy resource intensive apps like Adobe premier or AutoCAD. There’s a 4GB DDR4 RAM on this device which can be expanded up to 16GB. On the storage front, this convertible laptop is equipped with a 1TB HDD that will store all your files and media with no dearth of storage space.

The display on this laptop is a slightly smaller 14 – inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare panel with good contrast levels. It is a touchscreen as well. The colours look nice with a warm tint to it and the brightness levels are acceptable. The only problem with the screen is that it is very reflective and visibility is hampered when placed in brightly lit environments.

The port selection on this 2 in 1 laptop is impressive. Even though this laptop is a yesteryear product, it comes with a USB C port accompanied by 2 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and an SD card reader to transfer your data directly from a card to the device. This device comes bundled with Windows 10 Home preinstalled.

The keyboard is backlit and the keys are clicky. The keys are well spaced and give a nice tactile feedback when pressed. The trackpad supports gestures and registers the taps accurately. When the screen is flipped 360 degrees, tablet mode turns on automatically and the keyboard gets disabled, thereby preventing accidental keystrokes.

The battery life on the Yoga 520 is very impressive. It lasts for about 10 hours on a single charge under normal use. There may be variations in battery life between users as it varies with different factors. In conclusion, at this price, this device is one of the best touchscreen laptops under Rs. 60,000 that money can buy.

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Good touchscreen display
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Great build quality
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Fingerprint scanner
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Great battery life
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Slightly outdated processor
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Device wobbles when the screen is tilted

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY1TB
RAM4GB DDR4 expandable up to 16GB
PROCESSORCore i5 7th gen 7200U 2.5GHz – 3.1GHz
GRAPHICSIntel Integrated HD 620
BATTERY BACKUPUp to 10 hours
DISPLAY14 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Display

7. Apple MacBook Air

Best Apple Product

There is only one entry under this category on our list and MacBook Air is obviously our choice. If you are a die-hard Apple fan and would love to flaunt an Apple device, this laptop would fit the bill. Casual browsing, as well as document editing, slide presentation or media consumption, can be done without any struggle on this device and after all, it’s an Apple product, you would definitely score some looks.

If you are an Apple fanboy and if you didn’t find an Apple product on our list, we knew it would be insulting. The MacBook Air priced under Rs. 60,000 is not worthy of other contenders on our list in terms of raw specs, but hey we would give it a chance anyway.

Made entirely out of aluminium, the MacBook Air is thinner, lighter yet very durable. The laptop feels sturdy in hand and the design itself screams quality. The touchpads on this laptop are large, smooth and responsive. The taps are very responsive and accurately registered.

The Apple MacBook Air is powered by a Core i5 5th generation processor with a base clock of 1.9GHz and turbo boost up to 2.9GHz. An 8GB DDR3 RAM is present along with a 128GB SSD. The apps run faster on the Mac OS Sierra because of the crazy good optimizations Apple has done with its hardware as well the software. There are no lags while multitasking as well. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000 helps the processor to carry out medium graphics-intensive tasks.

The MacBook Air has a 13.3-inch WXGA+ LED Backlit Display which produces images with great details and contrast ratio. The screen gets sufficiently bright that it is easily visible even when placed in direct sunlight. There is an ambient light sensor on this laptop that will adjust the screen brightness accordingly.

This device comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfers and 2 Thunderbolt ports for connecting this laptop to an external display or hooking it up with an external GPU. The battery life of the MacBook Air is about 12 hours on a single charge.

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Amazing battery life
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Great fit and finish
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Optimized OS

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Lightweight

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Outdated processor
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No discrete GPU

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMMac OS Sierra
INTERNAL MEMORY128GB SSD
RAM8GB DDR3
PROCESSORCore i5 5th gen 1.9GHz – 2.9GHz
GRAPHICSIntel Integrated HD 6000
BATTERY BACKUPUp to 12 hours
DISPLAY13.3 inch WXGA+ LED Backlit Display

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 2000 – Rs 2500 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.

We wish this curated list will be useful in your search for the best laptop in this price bracket. Feel free to ask us your doubts in the comment section below and if you aren’t a part of our newsletter family yet, do subscribe and get more awesome product suggestions and buying guides directly into your inbox. Thank you!