Best Laptops Under Rs. 80,000

by | May 1, 2018

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Congrats! You’ve searched for a sweet spot in terms of laptop pricing. Rs. 80,000 will fetch you some of the best laptops in the market that are loaded with features such as an SSD, great full HD panel as well as the latest and greatest eighth-generation processors that perform faster and are very efficient. Here we list five of the best laptops under Rs. 80,000 that we feel are worth every penny you spend.

1. Asus Vivobook S15

Overall Best Pick

The main USP of ASUS Vivobook S15 is its 8th generation processor and its 256GB SSD. This processor is considerably faster than the 7th generation counterpart and will let you perform the day to day tasks like a breeze. This laptop with not many considerable negatives is one of the best Windows laptops in the premium budget category. A good screen coupled with a great processor at an affordable price point makes this laptop one of the best under Rs. 80,000.

Asus is one of the most sought after laptop brands in the market at present. Most of the products in the Vivobook series are widely popular among the customers for their value for money configurations coupled with the unmatched performance they offer. Asus Vivobook S15 is one of the premium budget offerings from Asus powered by the latest eighth-generation processor.

The Vivobook S15 is well built with premium quality components used for its construction. The unibody construction feels strong and durable. The hinges work great and the device can be opened with a single hand without the deck being raised from the platform.

Inside the Vivobook S15 is an Intel Core i7 – 8550U processor at a base clock of 1.8GHz with a turbo boost up to 4.0GHz if the need arises so. The discrete 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 handles the resource hungry graphics task very well. Even though you will be able to play games on this laptop, beware the settings might have to be trimmed down to either medium or low settings. The 16GB DDR4 RAM on this laptop is sufficient enough if you are planning to do some serious multitasking with this device.

Storage wise, this laptop comes with a 1TB mechanical hard disk assisted by a 128GB SSD on to which the preinstalled Windows 10 is loaded. This makes the boot times very quick and when apps are installed on the SSD you can see improved loading times and performance.

This device has a 15.6-inch full HD IPS Nano edge display that has great viewing angles. The colour reproduction on this panel is good and the images appear sharp with vivid details. There is significant bezels on the top and bottom part of the screen which is a bit of an eyesore to the otherwise good panel.

Asus usually don’t skimp on ports. Moreover, they are known for providing USB C ports even on their low-cost entry-level laptops. Same is the case with this device as well. This device comes with two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, a USB – C port, an HDMI port as well as an SD card reader slot.

The keyboard on this laptop is very comfortable to type on with decent key travel distance. The keys are backlit and will help you type or navigate around at night easily.

The Vivobook S15 comes with a 3-cell Lithium-ion battery that will last you for about 4-5 hours on a single charge. Asus has incorporated its widely acclaimed fast-charging technology that will let you charge the device from zero to 60% in under 50 minutes.

The speakers on this device are downward facing. Although the sound output is loud enough, the audio gets muffled when you place this device on an uneven surface like a bed.

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Great display

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128GB SSD

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Good keyboard

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Performance is great

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2 years Global warranty

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No disk drive

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Large bezels around the display

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Downward firing speakers

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY1TB
RAM16GB DDR4
SSD128GB
PROCESSORCore i7 – 8550U 1.8GHz – 4.0GHz
GRAPHICS2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150
BATTERY BACKUP4 hours
DISPLAY15.6 inch fullHD LED display

2. HP Pavilion BF177TX

Runner-Up Pick

If you are looking for one of the fastest laptops under Rs. 80,000 on the market that can perform your daily tasks in a flash, the HP Pavilion BF177TX is one of the best bet. It has a great display with battery life that will let you do your work away from a charging plug for a considerable amount of time. The discrete GPU will even let you play some games in case you are bored. A well-built machine with the latest processor and great performance – that’s this device for you.

HP is one of the best laptop brands spanning across the world in different markets with their quality products ranging from home appliances to laptops. The HP Pavilion BF177TX is one of the best Windows laptops out there for casual use with its cutting-edge processor that is more than powerful to run your daily chores with ease.

The build and design of this laptop look premium for the price. High-quality components have been used for the construction without cutting cost on anything that meets the eye. The keyboard is comfortable to type with, delivering great feedback to the users. The hinge mechanism works perfectly on this device.

The display on this laptop is a 14-inch full HD Brightview panel. We have seen the same panel on many of the HP’s past products and as expected it delivers a superior viewing experience. The screen is a bit smaller, so the number of pixels packed in per inch is higher which leads to sharper and detailed images. The thin bezels on the side of the display make it feel larger than the actual size.

HP is one of the first manufacturers to release eighth generation Intel processor powered laptops in the Indian market. This device packs the latest Intel Core i7-8550U with a base frequency of 1.8GHz with turbo boost up to an impressive 4GHz. It comes with an 8GB DDR4 RAM coupled with a 1 TB HDD. An additional 128GB SSD has been provided for apps and OS to load and function faster. This machine has a dedicated 2GB DDR3 Nvidia Geforce MX130 for handling graphics.

Ports-wise, there is no dearth of high-speed data transfer options on this machine. There is a USB C port that supports speeds up to 5GB/s and two USB 3.1 ports along with a legacy RJ 45 port and an SD card reader.

The HP Pavilion BF177TX comes with Windows 10 Home preloaded. The device has Bang & Olufsen tuned and certified dual speakers that output loud and clear sound with decent bass levels. The webcam on the front lets you do video calls at 720p resolution that works well in good lighting conditions. The dual array microphones on the side of this webcam capture the sound very well without any distortions even in noisy environments.

Powering this device is a 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion prismatic battery that lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge. The HP fast charging technology will let you charge the device faster in case you need some juice quickly and doesn’t have time to wait.

One of the downsides of this laptop is that it does not provide any RAM expansion options for the user. The 8GB module is the maximum you will get. Although the fast processor and a discrete GPU negates the downsides of this, some will still want to spice up the RAM game.

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Latest eighth-generation processor

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Great display

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Good battery life

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Build quality

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No expandable RAM

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY1TB
RAM8GB DDR4
SSD128GB
PROCESSORCore i7 – 8550U 1.8GHz – 4.0GHz
GRAPHICS2GB DDR3 Nvidia Geforce MX130
BATTERY BACKUPUp to 10 hours
DISPLAY14 inch IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit display

3. MSI GL62M

Best Gaming Laptop

The MSI GL62M is an affordable gaming laptop under Rs. 80,000 that doesn’t skimp on horsepower. The Intel Core i7 HQ processor is very capable of its own to run the show and when coupled with the powerful GTX 1050 Ti, the games will run smoothly with constant 60fps in full HD resolution. The display is good too with great viewing angles and punchy colours. The SSD on this laptop further enhances the performance. If you are looking for the best gaming laptop under Rs. 80,000, we highly suggest the MSI GL62M.

MSI is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer best known for releasing feature-rich products into the market with an affordable price tag. Off lately, they have forayed into the gaming laptop scene with years worth of experience designing and manufacturing gaming components like graphics cards. The GL62M is the company’s premium budget gaming laptop currently on sale in India under Rs. 70,000.

The MSI GL62M is no way the slimmest laptop on the planet. It has got substantial heft to it and weighs about 2.2Kg. The entire laptop is made of plastic and the finish is very much a smudge as well as a fingerprint magnet. There is noticeable flex on the chassis and the build quality is not up to the mark for a laptop priced under Rs. 80,000. The exhausts vents are placed at the back for better heat dissipation.

This laptop runs the show with a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 7700HQ processor clocked at 2.8GHz with a maximum turbo boost frequency up to 3.8GHz. 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 Ti GPU.

Most games currently in the scene runs at 60 fps at full HD resolution on this device without any problems. 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. In terms of storage, this laptop comes with a 1TB of mechanical HDD to store your files and media, accompanied with a 128GB SSD for faster booting times and app loading.

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.

Speaking of ports, the MSI GL62M comes equipped with a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port, an HDMI as well an SD card reader. There is also a mini display port on this laptop in case you decide to connect this laptop to an external high-resolution display.

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 downfacing speakers that produce loud sound output. The audio from the laptop lacks punch. The battery of this device lasts for about 4 hours on a single charge under normal usage scenario.

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4GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050Ti GPU

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Mini display port

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Excellent cooling

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128 GB SSD

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Heavy

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Speakers lack bass

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Build quality not up to the mark

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Limited service centres

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY1TB
RAM8GB DDR4 exp. up to 32GB
SSD128GB
PROCESSORCore i7 – 7700HQ 2.8GHz – 3.8GHz
GRAPHICS4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
BATTERY BACKUP4 hours
DISPLAY15.6 inch LED Backlit Wideview Anti-glare Display

4. Dell Inspiron 13 7000

Best 2 in 1 Laptop

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is the best choice for a convertible laptop under Rs. 80,000. It packs a 256GB SSD similar to its competitors and then a 1TB HDD as additional storage. The display is great for media consumption and the Windows Hello features lets you unlock the device just by your face. Overall, this device is one of the best ultraportable 2 in 1 laptop in the market under Rs. 80,000.

The 7000 series is the premium budget segment of Dell Inspiron lineup. Although it comes with a budget tag, the hardware is powerful enough for everyday computing and comes with latest and best eighth-generation processors from Intel. The Inspiron 13 7000 is a 2 in 1 convertible laptop with a touchscreen that’s a solid performer as well as an ultraportable laptop.

The Inspiron 13 7000 sports an aluminium unibody construction. The device is very lightweight at 1.43Kg but feels solid in hand. The metallic accent around the trackpad gives a distinct styling to the device. The hinges are solid and can be rotated 360 degrees with an intermediate stop for tent mode.

This laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5 – 8250U eighth-generation processor clocked at 1.6GHz that can throttle up to 3.4GHz. The latest eighth-generation U processors from Intel are true quad cores, unlike the dual-core seventh-generation U processors and offer much more superior performance as well as battery efficiency. There is an 8GB DDR4 RAM on this device that can be further expanded up to 16GB on choice. The integrated Intel UHD 620 GPU takes care of the apps and games that require intensive graphics processing. The 256GB SSD that comes with this laptop lets this device to boot up instantaneously and the app loading times are much faster than from a conventional mechanical HDD.

The display on this Dell convertible laptop is a 13.3 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Touch panel that offers a solid viewing experience with brighter images and punchier colours. The smaller than conventional laptop screen size helps increase the pixel per inch ratio and results in sharper and detailed output. The touchscreen is very responsive and has stylus support. The stylus doesn’t come with the bundle and have to be purchased separately.

There are 2 USB 3.1 ports and a USB C port along with an HDMI 2.0 port and an SD card reader. The HDMI 2.0 port lets you hook this device to a true 4K monitor to enjoy the content at a constant 60 fps.

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 comes with Windows Hello support that will let you unlock the device with the help of facial recognition. This features works pretty well and is a very convenient method to unlock the device. The keyboard is a pleasure to type on with very well-spaced keys that give proper feedback when pressed. The trackpad supports Microsoft precision drivers and registers the light taps and gestures very well.

The Inspiron 13 7000 comes with dual-band WiFi module for ultra-fast wireless connections and also incorporates Bluetooth 4.2 Low energy protocol. This laptop is powered by a 38 Whr, 3-cell Lithium-ion battery that will last up to 5 hours on normal usage.

The Microsoft Home & Office 2016 comes preinstalled with this device in a 30-day trial and if you prefer to continue using the software, you would have to purchase a license. At this price, Dell could have easily chipped in a stylus like other manufacturers which would have been a great addon to the otherwise good package.

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Ultraportable

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Facial recognition works flawlessly

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256GB SSD coupled with 1TB HDD

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Good display

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No Stylus bundled

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Battery life is average

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Microsoft office that comes preinstalled is just a trial version

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VGA Webcam

 

Specifications

OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home
INTERNAL MEMORY1TB
RAM8GB DDR4 exp. up to 16GB
SSD256GB
PROCESSORCore i5 – 8250U 1.6GHz – 3.4GHz
GRAPHICSIntel integrated UHD 620
BATTERY BACKUPUp to 5 hours
DISPLAY13.3 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Touch Display

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5. Asus VivoBook S14

Best Budget Laptop

The Asus Vivobook S14 is the best budget laptop on our list of best laptops under Rs. 80,000. The included 256GB 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.

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 premium budget laptop priced just under Rs. 75,000 that has an SSD which adds a great value to the already great internals it possesses.

The Asus Vivobook S14 is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i7 8550U processor and runs on Windows 10 Home. It has an M.2 SATA SSD of 256GB and 1TB of hard disk storage. The ultra-fast processor coupled with the combination of SSD and HDD gives you a high-performance machine with faster data access speed and a larger storage space.

Apart from the presence of a 256GB 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. 75,000.

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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 exp. up to 16GB
SSD256GB
PROCESSORCore i7 – 8550U 1.8GHz – 4GHz
GRAPHICSIntel Integrated UHD 620
BATTERY BACKUP5 hours
DISPLAY14 inch Full HD LED Backlit Wideview Anti-glare Display

Here you have it! The latest and best laptops that you can purchase under Rs. 80,000 currently in India. As always the list is subcategorized into five different segments to better suit the needs of different kinds of users. We hope this would help you narrow down your search and find the best one among the rest. We welcome you to check out our other buying suggestions for laptops under Rs. 70,000 and laptops under Rs. 60,000 for a far wider range of options. For more such buying guides to be delivered to your inbox, do subscribe to our newsletter. Thanks and have a great day!