Best Laptops Under Rs.70,000

by | Aug 31, 2018

We guess you’ve already gone through our best laptops under Rs.60,000 article.

For those who are willing to spend a few bucks more in return for a better-specced  laptop, we decided to do some more research and came up with this curated list of seven laptops we think, are the best under Rs.70,000.

As always we have categorized our findings so that you can narrow down your search for the best product.

No more descriptions further, let’s dive into the article now!

Best Laptops Under Rs.70,000

1. Asus FX504GEOverall Best Pick
2. MSI GL63 8RCRunner-Up Pick
3. Acer Swift 3Value for Money Pick
4. Dell Inspiron 5370Compact & Lightweight
5. Lenovo Ideapad 520Best Budget Pick

1. Asus FX504GE

Overall Best Pick
 Overall Best Pick
  • Best for all-round performance
  • Suited for graphic intensive tasks
  • Excellent everyday performance
We don’t really know what strategy Asus plan’s during its laptop release. The TUF FX504GE series we’re discussing here matches the company’s own ROG lineup in terms of raw specs.

Whatever it is, the Asus TUF FX504GE is one of the best laptops that money can buy under a budget of Rs.70,000.

The H series processors from Intel inside…

This machine features an Intel Core i5 8300H processor. What does it mean for you? Smooth multitasking and gaming without considerable lags or stutters.

Is it better than an Intel Core i7 7700HQ?

Close, but not the same.

With the 8GB DDR4 RAM and the endless scope of upgradability, you can expect some class-leading performance out of this product.

On the graphics front, the 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti is an absolute beast in terms of performance.

Decent 15.6-inch full HD display…

The 15.6-inch full HD display is not mindblowing to say the least, but it’s definitely passable.

The colors are OK and the brightness levels are decent. What disappointed us was the mediocre viewing angles.

Asus has provided a 128GB SSD drive on top of the standard 1TB HDD with this premium laptop. This elevates the performance of this laptop to the next level.

No USB C port!

Speaking of port distribution, shockingly Asus has omitted the USB C port.

This came as a surprise to us because Asus is one of the few manufacturers who introduced USB C to even their entry level laptops.

Average battery life…

The battery life on this device is nothing spectacular nor particularly disappointing.

With the powerful hardware inside, this laptop lasts for a good four hours before having the need to be juiced up.

Summary

Overall, the ASUS TUF FX504GE is an excellent choice for those who care for the performance output rather than the aesthetics.

This laptop features a very powerful processor coupled with equally efficient GPU that will let you do the editing and rendering tasks much easier at an affordable budget.

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Powerful processor
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Best in class GPU
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Easy upgradability
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No USB C
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Mediocre viewing angles

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB exp. Up to 32 GB
SSD128 GB
ProcessorCore i5 – 8300H
Graphics4 GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS

2. MSI GL63 8RC

Runner Up Pick
 Runner-Up Pick
  • Great for gaming
  • Excellent professional tool
  • Comfortable keyboard
MSI is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer best known for releasing feature-rich products into the market with an affordable price tag.

The GL63 8RC is the company’s premium budget gaming laptop currently on sale in India under Rs. 70,000.

Build quality

The MSI GL63 8RC comes with the regular masculine look of a performance computing machine.

The red and black accent gives the laptop an aggressive design stance that’s evident from the first look itself.

There are sharp lines all over the chassis and this resembles many expensive gaming laptops in the market.

The build quality is very solid to be honest. There is no considerable flex on the body and everything seems well integrated.

The large exhaust vents on the back looks stunning and serves a great purpose of cooling down the device.

Performance

This laptop runs the show with an eighth generation Intel Core i5-8300H which is one of the hot talk of the town regarding excellent performance when it comes to handling heavy duty tasks.

The processor is a true quad-core variant with excellent performance even when the device is run under full load.

Assisting this processor in delivering stellar performance is a 4GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 GPU.

The powerful GPU also aids in fast and responsive 4K video editing. The device comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM on board with an option to expand up to 32GB.

Display

The display on this device is a 15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit Wideview display that has good viewing angles with no noticeable colour tone difference when viewed from different angles.

The brightness of this panel is good and the anti-glare coating further increases the legibility of the display in brightly lit environments.
Furthermore, the screen can be calibrated according to your individual preference with
the help of MSI Dragon centre app.

Hardware

In terms of storage, this laptop comes with a 1TB of mechanical HDD to store your files and media. We wished to see a supplementary SSD for faster app load times and booting but unfortunately, there’s none.

The keyboard is backlit with a single red colour illumination. The keys feel nice and tactile.

There is a slight flex on the keyboard chassis but nothing that affects the usability of the device.

There are four downward firing speakers on this laptop that gives out loud sound output. However, the bass levels are not high as expected and the audio lacks a punch.

Battery

The battery of this device lasts for about 4 hours on a single charge under normal usage scenario.

This isn’t particularly surprising as the processor inside is so powerful and draws a lot of power. The graphics card when in conjunction works with this, the battery drain is to be expected.

Verdict

The MSI GL63 8RC is a budget performance laptop priced just under Rs.70,000.

If you’re tight on budget but isn’t ready to compromise on power, this is the right choice for you at present in the Indian market.

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Powerful processor
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Excellent cooling
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New generation USB 3.1 ports
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Speakers lack bass
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Limited service centres

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4 
SSD
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8300H
Graphics4 GB DDR5 NVIDIA GTX 1050
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Anti-glare Display

3. Acer Swift 3

Overall Best Pick
Value for Money
  • Budget Macbook replacement
  • Commendable performance
  • Underpowered GPU
Acer is a Taiwanese electronics hardware company specializing in budget laptops around the globe.

The Swift 3 is their entry into the performance laptop segment.

The Acer Swift 3 is comparable to the likes of HP’s Envy lineup and even the Apple Macbooks.

Build quality and design

The build quality is top notch and one of the best available in this price category.

The brushed aluminum finish gives it a sturdy stature.

Acer somehow has managed to keep the weight down at 2.1Kg with this laptop.

The 18.9 mm thickness profile of this laptop makes it easy to carry around in bags with limited space.

The brushed metallic look of the chassis imparts a premium luxury feel to this laptop.

Performance

Under the hood, this laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5 8250U chipset that performs excellent when dealing with all your day to day apps.

For that additional performance boost in graphic related tasks, the company has thrown in a 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 to the mix.

The 128GB SSD inside makes the boot times considerably faster.

lso, when the apps are installed on this SSD, they tend to perform significantly better as well.

If you’re that bored, this guy will let you play some casual games without a glitch.

Hardware

The keys on the keyboard is nicely laid out with decent key travel. The clicks feel accurate and tactile.

The trackpad is large enough to comfortably tap and play with gestures.

With the inbuilt fingerprint scanner on the keyboard deck, the privacy issues concerned with password cracking is kept at bay as well.

The 15.6-inch display on this machine is a joy to look at indoors.

The viewing angles seems excellent and even better than the similarly priced HP’s Pavilion series laptops.

The screen is too reflective to be used outdoors though. Glares from the screen might cause some discomfort to your eyes.

Speaking of ports, this laptop features all the necessary ports that are required to be present on laptops in this segment including the USB C.

Display

The 15.6-inch display on this machine is a joy to look at indoors. The viewing angles seems excellent and even better than the similarly priced HP’s Pavilion series laptops.

The screen is too reflective to be used outdoors though. Glares from the screen might cause some discomfort to your eyes.

Battery life 

On battery life, the Acer Swift 3 is second to none. This device gave a solid 5 hour usage time on our tests.

Although if you are gaming, or using some resource intensive applications, this will considerably decrease.

Summary

Under a budget of Rs.70,000, we definitely feel this laptop is worthy of praises and has little to no shortcomings from the perspective of an average consumer.

The Acer Swift 3 comes with latest technology inside and then a SSD to make the already faster performance much better.

This well built laptop is one of the best models out there which you can buy under Rs.70,000.

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Excellent build quality
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Comfortable keyboard
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SSD
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Highly reflective screen

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorCore i5 8250U
Graphics2 GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 6 hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD IPS

4. Dell Inspiron 5370

Best Ultrabook Pick
Compact & Lightweight
  • Best travel companion
  • Powerful performer
  • Not a convertible laptop
Dell has been releasing laptops with impressive internals for the last quarter or so in the Indian market to resist the competition from the likes of HP and Asus.

The Inspiron 5370 is the best ultrabook we’d find under this budget just shy of Rs.70,000.

Let’s peep inside and take a look at this impressive machine from Dell.

Build quality and design

The build quality of Dell laptops are usually on par with the competitors in most cases.

The Dell Inspiron is no different either.

The aluminum finish resembles a MacBook at the first glance. Dell has streamlined the sides to enhance the portability. This has resulted in a thinner profile along the edges.

The company has provided two USB 3.1 ports and a USB C port as well. Usual suspects such as the HDMI and SD card reader are also present.

Performance

Ultrabooks usually features slightly underpowered processor than their full-fledged laptop counterparts.

Well, not anymore.

This laptop packs in an Intel Core i7 8550U processor.

It doesn’t stop there.

Taking a different path from ultrabooks usually laden with integrated GPUs, Dell has included a 2GB AMD Radeon 530 discrete GPU with this product.

Performance improvement is significantly noticeable when dealing with graphic intensive tasks.

The Dell Inspiron 5370 comes with 8GB DDR4 on board and a 256GB SSD.

The SSD makes the boot times and app loading faster.

Display

Display is another noteworthy feature to mention about this laptop.

The 13.3-inch full HD screen offers great visuals with ample details, thanks to the high enough pixel density.

The colors look natural and the brightness levels won’t cause you any trouble using this ultrabook in brightly lit environments.

Battery

The battery on this laptop last for about 6-7 hours on moderate usage.

However you should expect a difference during the usage as the battery life is subjective to individual usage patterns.

Final thoughts

The Dell Inspiron 5370, weighing just under 1.3Kg is a great travel laptop that can handle your productivity tasks on the go without any sort of lags or delays.

The latest generation Intel processor will help you fly through your causal tasks and will help you save a lot of time when it comes to multitasking.

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Compact and lightweight
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Excellent display
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Good battery life
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No touchscreen

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR3
SSD256 GB SSD
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery Backup7-8 Hours
Display13.3-inch Full HD Anti-glare display

5. Lenovo Ideapad 520

Best Budget Pick
Best Budget Pick
  • Bright display reduces eye strain
  • Well spaced keys aid in accurate input
  • Ample storage space for offline files
Lenovo is a Chinese electronics hardware manufacturer that has been in the Indian market for a while.

Apart from the smartphones, Lenovo has been making rugged ThinkPad laptops that have a loyal fan following in many parts of the world.

The Lenovo Ideapad 520 is a premium laptop priced under Rs.70,000 that is currently available in the Indian market for a price of Rs.64,100.

Sort of made for programmers…

This laptop offers everything that a programmer might wish for in a laptop – a great display, spacious and backlit keyboard and a powerful processor inside.

What makes this laptop one step higher compared to the competitors is its looks.

Although not an important factor in our criteria for this list, the Lenovo Ideapad 520 looks sleek and stylish.

Eighth gen processor on a budget…

Inside the Ideapad 520 is the latest 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.6GHz with available turbo boost up to 3.4GHz.

This ensures all your apps and compiling works gets done much faster than ever before.

Not only does this product has a powerful processor but also a 4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 GPU to accelerate the graphics performance.

Ample storage space and more…

Th 2TB HDD inside will let you save all the files offline.

Not having an SSD for apps and OS storage is a bit of a letdown for this device.

All the essential ports are present and accounted on this device.

The backlit keyboard has well layout keys with adequate key travel.

Keys, when pressed, gives good feedback resulting in greater typing accuracy which is very much essential for a programmer who doesn’t look at the keys while coding.

Battery life…

The Lenovo Ideapad gives a respectable 5-6 hours of battery life on a single charge.

This may be on the lower side when compared with the MacBooks and other small sized notebooks in the market.

But for a full sized laptop with all the features packed in to a compact chassis, the 6 hour battery life is adequate.

Should you buy it?

Lenovo Ideapad 520 is a sleek looking laptop that promises lag free user experience.

As a programmer, the main USP of this laptop is its 2TB HDD. You won’t have to worry about storing your files on a separate external hard disk or on the cloud.

The processor is powerful and efficient enough to give you a trouble free operation throughout.

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Powerful processor
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4GB Nvidia Geforce MX150 GPU
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Comfortable keyboard
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No SSD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory2 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4 expandable up to 16GB
ProcessorCore i5 8th Gen 8250U 1.6GHz – 3.4GHz
Graphics4 GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce MX150
Battery Backup5-6 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display
The list is here and the choice is yours.

We have carefully picked the winners on this list considering each and every type of consumers out there.

And hey, we ourselves are a bunch of guys looking for the best products in the market to buy just like you and we don’t want to buy anything crap.

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