Best Laptops Under Rs.80,000

by | Aug 31, 2018

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.

Best Laptop Under Rs.80,000

1. Asus FX504GEOverall Best Pick
2. DELL Inspiron 15 7577 Runner-Up Pick
3. HP Pavilion 15Value for Money
4. MSI GL62M 7REXBest Gaming Pick
5. ASUS VivoBook S 15Best for Casual Use

1. Asus TUF FX504GE

Best Laptops Under Rs. 80,000
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.80,000.

Yes we’ve stretched the budget by a couple of thousands because with the specs with which it comes, it deserves a spot on this list.

The listed price fluctuates more often than you can imagine and if lucky, you can grab this bad boy for a budget well under Rs.80,000.

Build quality and design

The Asus TUF FX504GE has an industrial design that constitutes sharp lines and precision cut edges which gives the laptop a stunning new refreshing look.

The red and black accents match the ambience for performance computing. The keyboard deck is very solid with no flex even when your palms are pressed against the keys.

The red backlighting on the keys gives the laptop a gaming machine flair of which it is perfectly capable of.

The brushed metallic finish all over the body screams premium and exudes a sense of confidence.

Overall, the FX504GE comes with a great design supported by a solid build quality.

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.

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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 Memory1TB
RAM8GB DDR4 exp. up to 32GB
SSD128GB
ProcessorCore i5 – 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
Battery BackupUp to 4 hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS

2. DELL Inspiron 15 7577

Best Laptops Under Rs. 80,000-Runner-up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Dependable workhorse laptop
  • Sturdy and durable built
  • Comfortable trackpad
The Inspiron series from Dell started off as a budget laptop lineup and is slowly moving up to the premium laptop segment market with some of the most attractive propositions in the laptop market.

The Inspiron 15 5577 from Dell has been revamped for the 2018 and is here with much improved internals and build quality at a very reasonable price bracket.

Design and build quality

At one time, it seemed that the laptop companies were done experimenting designs.

But with the Inspiron 15 5577, Dell has followed a new design trend to make the device look more futuristic and unique.

The hinge design for example is oddly attractive. The middle hinge that doesn’t run all way across the chassis imparts a classy look to this laptop.

The clean and minimalist back chassis and the keyboard deck looks very much like a professional computing device.

There is red accents carefully given all over the chassis which adds a performance flair to the laptop.

The trackpad is big and easy to scroll around and has excellent gesture recognition mechanism.

The lined back exhaust plate that hides the vent is another conscious design choice, the company has pulled off to increase the aesthetic beauty of this gorgeous machine.

Performance

As you would expect from a premium budget laptop, the Dell Inspiron 5577 comes loaded with an Intel Core i7 7700HQ processor.

Being a true quad core processor, this chipset is capable of running almost all apps and games with relative ease.

With the support of 8GB DDR4 RAM, this laptop can handle multitasking, the way you would like it to.

Another important addition to the hardware is a 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 ti GPU which will let this device perform excellent when it comes to resource intensive tasks such as video editing and gaming.

Display

Being a full sized laptop, the Dell Inspiron 5577 comes with a 15.6-inch widescreen display that has good brightness and contrast levels.

However, we do felt that the colour accuracy is a bit on the lower side. If you are buying this laptop for graphic designing works, you might want to keep this in mind.

Otherwise, the display is pretty sharp and crisp and offers good viewing angles.

The thick bezel around the display is what we didn’t like about this panel. It looks very ugly at the first sight.

However, you will probably get used to this and it won’t be a problem after a few days of usage.

Hardware extras

You might have known the fact that SSDs are much faster than mechanical HDDs by now.

Yes, this laptop comes loaded with a 128GB SSD for operating system installation and a selected few applications.

This makes the laptop run faster and boot quicker. Near instantaneous app load times will be a delight worth enjoying at this price point.

Battery life

The Dell Inspiron 15 5577 comes with a 4-cell integrated Li-ion battery inside which will give you a battery life of about 5 hours on moderate usage.

However if you are planning to do all the heavy stuff such as gaming or video editing, we’d suggest you to plug in the laptop and then do it.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron is a great laptop that can be concluded as a mini version of the Alienware gaming laptop.

Whatever be the taks you throws at this amazing piece of hardware, it will do it quite comfortably.

If you don’t mind carrying a 2.76Kg gadget in your backpack, this is one of the best workhorse laptops out there.

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Unique design
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Excellent build quality
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Powerful internals
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Display could have been better
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Heavy and bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorCore i7 – 7700HQ
Graphics4 GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
Battery backupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED

3. HP Pavilion 15

Best Laptops Under Rs. 80,000-Best Value for Money Pick
 Best Value for Money
  • Excellent fit and finish
  • Suited for media consumption
  • Wide service network
The Pavilion series has been a runaway hit for HP with its great specs at reasonable price segments.

The new Pavilion 15 is lurking in the premium laptop market with some of the best in class internals and loaded with features that will attract customers for sure.

Build quality and design

The new HP pavilion follows the design principles set by previous pavilion laptops priced under Rs.60,000.

But the one thing that sets this device apart from the rest is the all new black and green accent that the company has now chosen over the much popular red and black option.

The already good build quality of the previous generation pavilion notebooks now has elevated in to a whole new level that isn’t just good but great.

The matte finish on the chassis feel good touch and the overall colour scheme looks pretty cool.

The hinge mechanism of this laptop is one of the robust factors and works pretty well even at times with a single hand.

Performance

Inside the beautifully crafted chassis is an eighth generation Intel Core i5-8300H processor that is one of the latest offerings from Intel to the performance mobile computing market.

This processor in itself is capable of running the most demanding of apps without any hassles.

There is 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU inside the chassis for that significant extra oomph when it comes to gaming and graphic intensive tasks.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM gives enough leeway to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

The 128GB SSD secondary storage can make the device boot up faster and even some of the most necessary app loading times can be reduced significantly.

Display

The 15.6-inch display on this laptop is one of the best in class, we’d have to admit.

This full HD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels has amazing clarity and colour accuracy that will get you hooked up to this laptop incase you love to watch movies on your laptop.

The not so thick bezels around the screen makes it look even larger and provides an immersive viewing experience.

When it comes to gaming, the 60Hz display provides a smooth full HD experience that feels buttery smooth without any frame skippings in between.

Miscellaneous

The green keyboard backlighting is a sort of unique thing when it comes to this laptop. It feels refreshing and somewhat pleasing to the eyes.

The Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers are placed in the front keyboard deck facing the user and sounds loud and clear.

The new improved design of internal Wi-Fi antenna provides you the best possible signal reception resulting in guaranteed network connectivity within the certain possible range.

Battery life

With a 3-cell Li-ion integrated battery inside, the HP pavilion 15 can last for about 5 hours on a single charge.

The built in HP fast charge technology will help you to juice up the battery up to 90% in just under 90 minutes.

Verdict

The HP Pavilion is a great performance oriented laptop that can double up as a capable media consumption device.

With the abundance of hardware feature such as USB 3.1 ports and an SSD at a couple of rupees less than its contenders, this laptop is definitely worth checking out.

The brand name and the nationwide service network is yet another reason for you to consider purchasing this laptop.

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Aesthetically pleasing design
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Great display
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Powerful internals
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5400rpm slow HDD

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorCore i5 – 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050
Battery backupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit

4. MSI GL62M

Best Laptops Under Rs. 80,000
Best Gaming Laptop
  • Best bet for gaming enthusiasts
  • Good thermal controls
  • Excellent performance
MSI is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer best known for releasing feature-rich products into the market with an affordable price tag.

The GL62M is the company’s premium budget gaming laptop currently on sale in India under Rs.80,000.

HQ processor with four real physical cores…

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.

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.

Traditional HDD + SSD mix…

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.

Display and extras…

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.

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.

Speakers and about the battery…

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.

Verdict

The MSI GL62M is a budget performance laptop priced just under Rs.80,000.

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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Mini display port
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Excellent cooling
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128 GB SSD
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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
HDD1TB
RAM8GB DDR4 exp. up to 32GB
SSD128GB
ProcessorCore i7 – 7700HQ
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
Battery backup4 Hours
Display15.6 inch LED Backlit Wideview Anti-glare Display

5. Asus Vivobook S15

Best Laptops Under Rs. 80,000
Best for Casual Use
  • Latest powerful Intel processor
  • Best for all-round use
  • Fast charging support
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 Intel’s latest 8th generation processor.

Build quality

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.

Performance

The latest processor? – guaranteed!

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.

SSD + HDD combination

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.

What does an SSD do to my laptop?

This makes the boot times very quick and when apps are installed on the SSD you can see improved loading times and performance.

Display

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.

Miscellaneous

Asus usually don’t skimp on ports.

Moreover, they are known for providing USB C ports even on their low-cost entry-level laptops.

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 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.

Battery

The Vivobook S15 comes with a 3-cell Lithium-ion battery that will last you for about 6 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.

Conclusion

The Asus Vivobook S15 is a great travel companion if you would love to do some work while in transit.

The powerful processor and th faster SSD combo makes your job much easier and quicker.

Since the device is very lightweight and compact, it is easier for you to carry around tightly packed bags.

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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
HDD1TB
RAM16GB DDR4
SSD128GB
ProcessorCore i7 – 8550U
Graphics2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery backup6 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED 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.

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