Best Laptops Under Rs.60,000

by | Aug 31, 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.

Best Laptop Under Rs.60,000

1. Asus Vivobook seriesOverall Best Pick
2. Dell Inspiron 5570Runner-Up Pick
3. HP x360 ConvertibleBest Touch Screen Laptop
4. HP Envy 13-ah0042txBest Build Quality Pick
5. Acer Aspire 5 SeriesBest Budget Pick

1. Asus Vivobook series

Best Productivity Pick
Overall Best 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.

Build quality and Design

The Asus vivobook series is an interesting mix of performance and build quality.

Although the device is made of plastic components, it doesn’t feel cheap at all.

The outer chassis at the back has an interesting ring design which looks great when viewed from a distance.

The grooved surface also feels good in hand.

The keyboard is of slightly disappointing quality despite being a full sized one.

The keys are well laid out with enough space in between but the key travel distance is inadequate.

Since the keys are not backlit, you may find trouble typing in the dark without a supporting light.

The thick bezels around the display makes the screen look a bit uninteresting but that will get used with the time we assume.

Performance

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Even though this GPU is slightly outdated, the processor makes up for its loss.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

Display

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Battery

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.

Verdict

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.

With the eighth gen i7 Intel chipset supported by 2 gigs of GPU memory inside, you can expect this device to perform pretty well even in the most demanding situations without any struggle.

Also, the two year international warranty that comes with the device is a boon for those travellers as well as common users alike with having no worries about the device getting damaged for long.

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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

2. Dell Inspiron 5570

Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Performance oriented laptop
  • Good build quality
  • Lof of extra software goodies
Inspiron series from Dell has been a strong lineup in the laptop market with some of the best value for money devices in store for the customers.

The Inspiron 5570 takes this to the next level, offering the latest eighth generation processor from Intel that enables the device to perform faster than ever before.

Design and build quality

The Dell Inspiron 5570 has a minimal design element that looks naturally pleasing to the eyes. The back panel has a matte finish with the Dell logo subtly embossed on to it.

The overall fit and finish of this laptop feels really nice and durable.

The keyboard deck is strong and shows no signs of flex whatsoever.

The keys offer good feedback and tactility that aides in a better typing experience.

The hinges are comfortable to lift up and down with no friction. The laptop has substantial heft to it and weighs about 2.5 Kg.

Overall, the build quality and design of this laptop is pretty good if not better than some of the laptops in the same price range.

Performance

Inside the Dell Inspiron 5570 is an eighth generation Intel Core i5 8250U chipset.

With the latest improvements on board, this processor has four physical cores clocked at 2.2GHz imparting a performance boost upto 40% from the previous models.

Supported by 2GB of AMD Radeon 430 GPU, this processor performs up to its name and can comfortably provide you one of the best computing experience in this price category.

Crunching the number further, we have a 8GB DDR4 RAM that is certainly sufficient for most of the multitasking and a reasonable gaming experience if required.

The Inspiron 5570 comes with a 1TB of mechanical HDD to store your files offline in case you prefer that to the cloud.

Display

The 15.6-inch widescreen display on this laptop is dubbed the Truelife display by the company.

With the full HD equivalent resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this device outputs cleaner, detailed visuals.

As the name suggests, the colour reproduction is pretty good and the brightness levels are sufficient for easy viewing even under direct light.

Since this is an anti-glare panel, the light reflections off the screen is minimal and helps reducing the strain on your eyes after prolonged usage.

However, the colours looks a bit washed out from odd angles and this might not be a problem for many as we use our laptop straight in front of the eyes most of the time.

Software

This laptop comes loaded with Windows 10 Home.

This makes it easier to use the laptop out of the box without needing to spend time on setup and driver updates to get the things working.

Dell laptops are usually loaded with software goodies. Same is the story with this device as well.

The Microsoft Office Home edition comes preloaded and is a great advantage for those who don’t want to use a pirated version of the same for their work.

Battery life

The 42Whr integrated 3-cell Lithium ion battery inside this laptop will last for about 5-6 hours of intermittent usage.

With the full HD display and a powerful processor inside along with a dedicated GPU onboard, this battery statistics seems pretty normal.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 5575 is a great computing device for the price and offers the performance on papers in the real world scenario as well.

Loaded with software goodies, this device gives you an out of the box work-ready computer without having the need to go through extra setup hazzles.

If you don’t mind the weight factor, this is one of the best choices under Rs.60,000 in the market at present.

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Minimal design
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Dedicated 2GB GPU
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Good quality display
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No backlit keyboard
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Heavy

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD2 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th Gen, 8250U
Graphics2 GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
SSD
Display115.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare Display

3. HP x360 Convertible

Best 2 in 1 laptop
Best Touch Screen 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.

Design and build quality

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.

Performance

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.

Display

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Battery

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.

HP has integrated its fast charging technology to this convertible laptop so that users now need to wait less for their devices to juice up.

With the supplied charger, this device can get charged up to 60% in under an hour. This is great news for those who have less time to frequently charge their device overnight.

Verdict

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

The 256GB SSD provides ultra fast app loading and booting times which will be a delight for you if you are used to the laptops with traditional HDDs on board.

If you’re looking for a lightning fast laptop for causal tasks that you can carry around easily, this is it.

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

4. HP Envy 13-ah0042tx

Best Build Quality Pick
Best Build Quality
  • On the go workstation
  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Wide service center network
The brand HP is really popular among the people in India, thanks to the company for its popular products in almost all the consumer durable categories such as laptops and accessories.

The Envy 13 from HP is a lightweight and portable notebook that features some of the cutting edge hardware to aid fast and efficient computing on the go.

Design and build quality…

Apple had no competitors in the design and build quality segment up until recently.

But HP has been catching fast behind and with the Envy series, we must admit that the company have even outpaced the Apple when it comes to sleek design and excellent build quality.

The attention to detail towards each and every nook and corner of the Envy 13 is evident from the first look itself.

The sandblasted design on the all aluminum chassis consolidates its position in the luxury laptop segment with authority.

The interestingly designed hinge is another attraction on this piece of gadget. The thin bezel display looks like a single piece of seamless display.

Eighth gen processor with dedicated graphics card!!

HP was one of the few companies to introduce the latest eighth generation Intel processors in the Indian market.

The HP Envy 13 comes loaded with an Intel i5 8250U processor clocked at 1.8GHz that can go up to 4GHz.

Assisting the processor in its duties is a 4GB DDR4 RAM and an integrated Intel UHD 620.

If you’re a programmer and is used to run multiple windows at once, compiling and debugging your code, this processor and GPU combo will further enhance the speed and will make you feel right at home or office.

With the Envy 13, you won’t have to interrupt the work when leaving the office as this gadget is capable of everything that your office desktop can do.

The 128GB SSD on this device will make sure that you won’t have to wait for an app to load or the OS to boot.

Display and other miscellaneous stuff…

A 13.3-inch full HD display adorns the front of this device.

This gorgeous display has one of the best contrast levels and colour accuracy for its price.

Being a comparatively compact panel, the pixel density is on the higher side, resulting in sharper and more details images and visuals.

The minimal bezels adds a charm to the display and makes it look almost similar to a 15.6-inch one at times.

Battery life and the extras…

Powered by a 4-cell Li-ion battery inside, this notebook from HP will last easily for over 8 hours of usage on a single charge.

The power efficient processor will make sure that the power usage is minimal when the device is idle.

HP’s proprietary fast charging technology will let you charge the battery up to 70% under just 50 minutes.

Conclusion…

The HP Envy is a lightweight and compact notebook that has powerful internals for programmers to run and debug their code effortlessly on the go.

The dedicated GPU makes this notebook capable to run graphic intensive tasks such as rendering and designing UI components without any hiccups as well.

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Durable aluminium construction
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Excellent display
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Fast charging support
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No optical disk drive
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Expensive

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM4 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i3 8130U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to 10 Hours
SSD128 GB SSD
Display13.3 inch Full HD

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.

Design and build quality

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.

Performance

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.

Performance

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.

Display

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.

The 15.6″ HD (1366 x 768 pixel) display panel is nothing to write about.

The panel offers decent viewing angles and Okayish colour reproduction.

The maximum brightness of the panel used in this laptop is on the lower side, that will tend to strain your eyes on long exposure to the display.

Colours tend to wash out a bit when viewed at an angle but nothing much of an issue when you are using the laptop right in front of you.

Gamers might wish for a full HD display for more crisp and lively gaming action but to be fair, this is not a gaming laptop per se.

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

Miscellaneous

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.

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.

Conclusion

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

This laptop is an acceptable gaming performer if we take the budget into consideration.

For those budget conscious game enthusiasts, this might be the start you’re hoping for.

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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
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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