Best Laptops Under Rs.60,000 (August 2019)

by | Aug 20, 2019

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 Rog Strix G Overall Best Pick
2. MSI GF 9RCRunner-Up Pick
3. HP PavilionBest Build Quality
4. Acer Aspire 5Best Laptop with SSD Storage
5. Acer Nitro 5Honorable Mention

1. Asus ROG Strix G

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Overall Best Pick
  • Latest ninth-generation Intel processor
  • Powerful dedicated GPU
  • Fast charging support

Asus has been a major player in the Indian market, thanks to its budget laptops and popular Android smartphones.

The ROG series from Asus is primarily aimed at gamers in mind featuring the latest and greatest CPU + GPU combination delivering excellent performance.

The ROG G is an entry-level premium performance laptop from Asus that is one of the most versatile laptops powered by a ninth-generation Intel i9 processor.

Design and Build Quality

Laptops of the ROG series have an intimidating and aggressive design aesthetics. The Strix laptop does have the same appeal as well.

The rushed metallic finish adds to the premium feel of this power-packed laptop.

The cooling vents are placed at the backside of the keyboard deck to ensure maximum ventilation during the operations.

There is no flex in the keyboard deck or the chassis whatsoever. The whole laptop feels very durable and sturdy.

Processor and Performance

Asus has packed in one of the best available processors inside this ROG Strix G laptop. The Intel Core i9 – 9300H is a true beast when it comes to raw computing performance.

This eight-core CPU can handle resource-intensive tasks like a champ and multitask between apps like a breeze.

Supporting the CPU in its duties is the equally powerful 4GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU.

This laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM onboard with the possibility of expanding the memory up to 32GB.

Display

The Asus ROG Strix G features a 15.6-inch full HD panel having a refresh rate of 60Hz with Nvidia G-sync support.

The colours are vivid and the brightness levels are up to the mark with this panel.

Minimal bezels around the display make the panel look much wider and offers an excellent immersive experience – be it while watching movies or playing games.

When it comes to the gamers, the response time of this display is 3ms meaning there is practically no delay with your mouse clicks and actions happening on the screen.

Excellent Thermal Control

Having the system remains at a constant moderate temperature is a must when it comes to high-performance laptops.

Especially during editing and rendering if the laptop becomes too hot, the processor will start to throttle and the performance will diminish.

The ROG Strix G has an anti-dust design with dual fans to keep the temperature in check even during peak loads.

Verdict

The Asus ROG Strix G is a performance-oriented laptop that is very much suitable for a variety of tasks such as video editing and gaming.

The comfortable, backlit illuminated keyboard and the larger 15.6-inch 60Hz display make a huge difference in performance when compared with certain other models priced in the same category.

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Robust build quality

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Genuine Windows 10 OS

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Excellent audio output

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i9 9300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
 SSD
Display15.6 inch Full HD

 

2. MSI GF63 9RC

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful processor
  • Excellent display
  • 2-years warranty

MSI is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer best known for releasing feature-rich products into the market with an affordable price tag.

The GF63 9RC is the company’s ‘premium budget’ performance-oriented laptop currently on sale in India under Rs.60,000.

Design and Build Quality

The MSI GF63 9RC shows its might, not only in performance but also in its build quality.
The metallic chassis with a brushed metal finish and sharp lines deliver a gaming vibe to this powerful laptop.

The red and black dual-tone colour scheme matches the gaming flair and looks premium.

With the clever hardware design, MSI has managed to shave a lot of thickness on this laptop when compared with their previous models.

The keyboard deck is solid and there is no sort of flex while pounding the keys during intense gaming sessions.

The keyboard is backlit with a single red colour illumination. The keys feel nice and tactile. There is a slight flex in the keyboard chassis but nothing that affects the usability of the device.

With ample exhaust vents placed all around the chassis, MSI has succeeded in keeping the internal temperature in control without throttling the performance of the processor inside.

Processor and Performance

This laptop runs the show with an 8th-generation Intel Core i9 9300H processor clocked at 2.4GHz with a maximum turbo boost frequency up to 4.GHz.

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.

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

In terms of storage, this laptop comes with 1TB of mechanical HDD to store your files but lacks an SSD for faster app loading and boot up times.

Display

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

The brightness of this panel is great 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.

Speakers and Battery Life

Four downfacing speakers 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 and if you’re gaming or doing some heavy rendering, the battery drains much faster.

Verdict

The MSI GF63 9RC is a budget performance laptop priced just under Rs.60,000.

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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720p HD webcam

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Lightweight and portable

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Loud sound output

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No optical drive

 

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i9 9300H
Graphics4 GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD

3. HP Pavilion 15

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 Best Compact Laptop
  • On the go workstation
  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Wide service center 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 segment 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 popular red and black option.

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

The matte finish on the chassis feel-good to 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 i9-9300H 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 3GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU inside the chassis for that significant extra oomph when it comes to gaming and graphics-intensive tasks.

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

This laptop comes with a primary 1TB HDD for offline storage purposes.

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 in case you love to watch movies on your laptop.

The not so thick bezels around the screen make 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 sound loud and clear.

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

The brand name and the nation-wide 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
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i9 9300H
Graphics3 GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
SSD
Display15.6 inch Full HD

 

4. Acer Aspire 5

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Best Laptop with SSD Storage
  • Easy hardware upgradability
  • 1-year international warranty
  • Rich connectivity options

Acer has been at the forefront of releasing budget laptops laden with useful features and impressive internals for a while.

The Aspire Aspire 5 is one of the mid-range laptops that comes with an eighth-generation Intel processor on board. Let’s dive into more details of this gem without any further ado.

Design and Build Quality

The Aspire Aspire 5 comes with a brushed metal chassis that looks classy. Usually, Acer laptops possess some of the best build quality that you can expect with budget laptops.

The sturdy hinge works so well that there is minimal to almost no friction when lifting the display.

The keyboard is well laid out with sufficient space in between and offers great key travel distance.

There is a lot of room for ventilation on the bottom side of this laptop.

But we are quite sceptical about the effectiveness as when the laptop is placed on a flat surface, there is a chance that the hot air will circulate within the chassis.

The RAM and HDD compartments are placed on the backside and easily swappable with the removal of a single screw.

This means upgradability is not an issue with this laptop.

Processor and Performance

This is the area where the Acer Aspire laptop trumps others on this list to their knees without much effort.

Inside the laptop, there is an Intel Core i5 -8265U processor which is the absolute best you can get in this price bracket.

This four-core processor along with the integrated Intel UHD 620 will fly through almost all the apps effortlessly.

You can even play light games with this laptop albeit the fact that there isn’t a dedicated GPU inside.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM makes sure that multitasking is a possibility with this mid-range laptop.

The 512GB SSD storage instead of the conventional HDD makes this laptop perform on par with its higher specced competitors in the same price range.

Display

The Acer Aspire 5 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colours look a bit washed out from a distance but the brightness levels are OK.

We get the fact that Acer had to do some cost-cutting when it decided to include an eighth-generation Intel i5 processor inside.

However, the display looks fine for practical multimedia consumption and casual browsing.

It’s only if you are the one who craves for more details in the visuals, the average quality becomes evident.

Operating System

This Acer Aspire laptop comes with Windows 10 Home on board.

Acer provides all the necessary drivers for the Windows OS and the device is fully compatible with running it.

Battery Life

The Acer Aspire laptop has a 38 Whr Li-ion battery inside which delivers a battery life of about five hours.

The battery charging process is also faster, thanks to the high amperage charger bundled with the device.

Verdict

If easy upgradability and the top of the line processor is your priority, then you should look no further.

Swapping the HDD for an ultra-fast SSD and increasing the RAM is only a screw removal away with this device.

For a budget under Rs.40,000, the Acer Aspire 5s is a great purchase.

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Latest eighth-generation processor

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Multi-gesture touchpad

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Full HD display

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No dedicated GPU

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8265U 1.6GHz
GraphicsIntel Integrated UHD620
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
SSD512 GB
Display15.6-inch 1920 x 1080

 

5. Acer Nitro 5

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Honorable Mention
  • Perfect laptop for gaming enthusiasts
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor

It’s quite a contradiction that Acer makes expensive budget laptops but towards the premium budget segment, this company has some of the best value for money offerings in the Indian market.

The Acer Nitro 5 is an AMD Ryzen 5 powered performance laptop which can be considered as an excellent everyday performance laptop with the potential for being a budget gaming laptop.

Design and Build Quality

By no means does the Acer Nitro 5 is a compact laptop. This device weighs around 2.7 Kgs and has substantial bulkiness to its form factor.

However, the hunky look of this laptop will certainly find takers with its carbon fibre texture all around.

The large exhaust vents in the rear make sure the internal temperatures stay under control, even at the peak loads.

The red and black colour tone is peculiar with the gaming laptops and it feels the same with this laptop as well.

The keyboard is backlit and offers nice feedback when pressed.

The hinge mechanism works perfectly and the additional heft of the C deck allows for the display to be opened up with a single hand.

Processor and Performance

Earlier we used to get a maximum of Nvidia 940MX GPU for a laptop at this budget.

Nvidia MX150 made a welcome change with the improved performance but not as much as a hardcore gamer would love to see.

The Acer Nitro 5 packs in a 4GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon RX 560 X for satisfying your gaming needs.

The AMD Ryzen 5 processor inside is a true competitor and offers excellent performance with the 8GB DDR4 RAM out of the box.

Recent sensational gaming titles such as Fortnite and PUBG can be played well on this machine without any lags at 60fps.

Display

The 15.6-inch full HD display has decent colour reproduction and contrast levels.

The display is not the absolute best per se, but at this price, the quality is perfectly acceptable.

Miscellaneous

The keyboard is another stronghold of this laptop from Acer. The red coloured keys add a gaming flair to the device.

The red backlit also chimes in with the overall aesthetics perfectly well.

The keys have good key travel distance the clicks feel really tactile. What disappointed us is the trackpad behaviour.

This touchpad doesn’t come with Windows precision driver support and the results are significantly mediocre.

We suggest you use an external mouse in case you’re planning for serious gaming with this laptop.

Battery Life

The battery life is nothing exceptional. This laptop lasts for about 4-5 hours on moderate usage and up to an hour when gaming continuously.

One surprising thing we’ve noticed with this laptop is that there isn’t any noticeable overheating with this laptop. Thermal throttling is also not an issue with the device.

Conclusion

All in all, the Acer Nitro 5 is a very capable gaming laptop and the very best if we may say for a budget under Rs.60,000.

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Tough build quality

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Excellent heat dissipation

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4GB dedicated AMD GPU

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No SSD

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Mediocre touchpad

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
ProcessorRyzen 5 Quad Core
Graphics4 GB DDR5 AMD Radeon RX 560X
Battery Backup4-5 Hours
SSD
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

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 laptops.

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.

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