Best Laptops Under Rs.70,000 (May 2020)

by | May 28, 2020

For those who are willing to spend a good amount of money in return for a better-specced laptop, we decided to do comprehensive research.

The result of the research is this curated list of five 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 further.

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

Best Laptops Under Rs.70,000

1. MSI GOverall Best Pick
2. Acer Nitro 5Runner-Up Pick
3. ASUS Rog Strix G Best Gaming Laptop
4. HP Pavilion 15Best Travel Laptop
5. Asus Zenbook 13Honourable Mention

 

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1. MSI G

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Overall Best Pick
  • Powerful CPU+GPU combination
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Fast charge support

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

The G is the company’s ‘premium budget’ performance-oriented laptop currently on sale in India under Rs.70,000.

Design and Build Quality

The MSI G shows its might, not only in performance but also in its build quality.
The metallic chassis with a matte 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 AMD Ryzen 7 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz with a maximum turbo boost frequency up to 4GHz.

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 DDR6 AMD Radeon 5500M GPU.

This powerful GPU also aids in fast and responsive 4K video editing. The device comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM on board with an option to expand up to 32GB.

In terms of storage, this laptop comes with a 1TB HDD along with a 256GB SSD to store your files. The inclusion of an SSD makes this device perform on par when compared with its competitors.

Display

The display on this device is a 15.6 inch 120Hz refresh rate 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 G is a budget performance laptop priced just under Rs.70,000.

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

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120Hz refresh rate display

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HD audio certified

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Rich connectivity options

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Feels bulky

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM16 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 Quadcore
Graphics4GB DDR6 AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

2. Acer Nitro 5

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Excellent thermal control
  • Powerful performance
  • Easy hardware expandability

The Acer Nitro 5 is an entry-level gaming laptop succeeding the popular performance-oriented Helios series.

This macho machine packs in some serious punch in terms of hardware internals which performs on par with the other counterparts in the similar price league.

Design and Build Quality

The Nitro 5 is designed to look very minimal and aesthetically pleasing while preserving the performance of its predecessor models.

The company chose to design this laptop in such a way that equal importance is given both functionality and aesthetic beauty.

The black coloured chassis with blue inserts in between looks fantastic and blends well with the overall design strategy.

The bezels around the display are minimal this time and make this laptop look very futuristic and appealing to the eyes.

Easy hardware upgradability is one of the key aspects of this laptop. You can easily swap storage or RAM modules, even if you don’t have any prior experience doing so.

The metallic finish keyboard C deck is strong and offers excellent durability and comfort while gaming as well as typing rigorously.

Processor and Performance

The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by the ninth generation Intel core i7 9750H quad-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz which can go up to 4.10GHz with turbo boost.

The device comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM that is expandable up to 32GB via the additional slot that is easily accessible by removing the backplate of the chassis.

Acer has managed to include a state of the art 4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 GPU on this laptop.

This GPU in conjunction with the powerful true quad-core processor exceeds our expectations in performance – be it with gaming or during the day to day productivity tasks.

The 1TB HDD plus 256GB SSD combination works well to ensure a lag usage experience with this premium mid-range laptop.

Display

The AcerNitro 5 features a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display has a locked-in 60Hz refresh rate for ultra-smooth video and game playback.

Refresh rate denotes the number of frames the screen can display per second. The higher this number, smoother will be the visuals.

The colours appear vivid and vibrant with sharp and clear details on visuals as well as static images and text.

The bezels around the display are thick, but will soon get used to and pose no problem in the long run.

Miscellaneous

The keyboard on this device has a blue backlight that adds to the overall design flair of the laptop.

The keys are sufficiently spaced and have a rubber feel to it. The size of the numpad keys is a bit smaller than the rest of the keys on the keyboard.

The anti-ghosting technology prevents accidental keypresses effectively, which is bliss for those who use shortcuts while editing videos or pre-assigned keys while gaming with this laptop.

Battery Life

The battery on this laptop is a 4-cell Lithium-ion pack which will last up to 4 hours on a single charge and expect this to drop further while performing processor-intensive tasks such as gaming.

Verdict

The Acer Nitro 5 offers excellent value for money performance and durability for a device under Rs.70,000.

Resource intensive tasks such as casual video editing and rendering would run with no hiccups or lags on this computer. Easy hardware expandability makes this laptop future proof.

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Built-in dual speakers

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Gigabit ethernet

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Multi-gesture touchpad

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heavy

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256GB
ProcessorIntel Core i7 9750H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650
Battery BackupUp to 4 hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

3. ASUS Rog Strix G

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Best Gaming Laptop
  • Latest powerful Intel processor
  • Beefy GPU
  • Loud sound output

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 a 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 1650 GPU.

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

The 1TB HDD inside is supplemented with a 256GB SSD storage to decrease the boot and app loading times significantly.

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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Elegant design

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Colourful display

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Comfortable keyboard

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 9300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

4. HP Pavilion 15

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Best Travel Laptop
  • Latest tenth generation Intel processor
  • Dedicated GPU
  • Excellent Full HD display

The brand HP is really popular among Indians, thanks to the brand’s popular products in almost all the consumer durable categories mainly laptops and accessories.

The Pavilion 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 up fast with the Envy series.

We must admit that the company has even outpaced Apple when it comes to the sleek design and excellent build quality.

The attention to detail towards every nook and corner of the Pavilion 15 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.

Processor and Performance

HP was one of the few companies to introduce the latest 10th generation Intel processors in the Indian market.

The HP Pavilion 15 comes loaded with an Intel i5 tenth generation processor clocked at 2.1GHz that can go up to 4.2GHz.

Assisting the processor in its duties is an 8GB DDR4 RAM and a dedicated 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX250 GPU.

With the Pavilion 15, 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 256GB 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

A 15.6-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 detailed images and visuals.

The minimal bezels add a charm to the display and make it look like a larger screen.

Battery Life

Powered by a 4-cell Li-ion battery inside, this notebook from HP will last easily for over 10 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.

Verdict

The HP Pavilion 15 is a lightweight and compact notebook that has powerful internals for programmers to run and debug their code effortlessly on the go.

The elegant and stylish design with a compact form factor makes this HP laptop a suitable travel companion that ensures productivity on the go.

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Robust build quality

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HD webcam

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Comfortable keyboard

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No bundled MS-Office license

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM4GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 10th gen
Graphics2GB DDR5 Nvidia MX250
Battery BackupUp to 12 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

5. Asus Zenbook 13

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Honourable Mention
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Power-packed performance
  • Portable and lightweight

Asus is one of the most sought after laptop brands in the market at present.

Most of the products in the Zenbook series are widely popular among the customers for their value for money configurations coupled with the unmatched performance they offer.

Asus Vivobook Zenbook 13 is one of the refreshed versions of a premium budget laptop from Asus powered by Intel’s latest 8th generation processor.

Design and Build Quality

The Vivobook Zenbook 13 is the best looking premium budget laptop out there in the Indian market.

The unibody metallic construction makes this laptop feel 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.

The clever design on the hinge slightly lifts the keyboard at an angle suitable for effortless typing experience.

The chiclet keyboard on this device doesn’t come with a dedicated numpad, but it is to be expected from a small-sized laptop.

The keys themselves are very tactile and offer excellent click responsiveness. The backlit helps to work with this device during the night.

Processor and Performance

Inside the Zenbook 13 is an Intel Core i5 8265U quad-core processor at a base clock of 1.6GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.9GHz if the need arises.

This processor coupled with the 8GB DDR4 RAM makes day to day tasks to run without any lags and stutters.

The integrated Intel UHD620 graphics is now miles ahead than its predecessor in terms of performance and comes with decent graphics processing power.

Unless you plan to use this laptop for intense gaming or productivity tasks such as video editing and rendering, it lives up to its expectations pretty well.

Storage-wise, this laptop comes with a 256GB SSD on to which the preinstalled Windows 10 is loaded.

SSD 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 13.3-inch full HD IPS Nano edge touchscreen display that has great viewing angles.

The colour reproduction on this panel is good and the images appear sharp with vivid details.

The minimal bezels around the screen make the display look a lot larger than its real size.

Miscellaneous

Asus usually doesn’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 one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.1 port, a USB – C port, an HDMI port as well as an SD card reader slot.

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 Life

The Zenbook 13 comes with a 3-cell Lithium-ion battery that will last you for about 6 -8 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 Zenbook 13 is an excellent compact laptop if you would love to do some work and have fun while in transit.

The powerful processor and the faster SSD combo make 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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Robust build quality

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Elegant design

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Illuminated keyboard

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Downward firing speakers

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th gen
GraphicsIntel integrated UHD620
Battery BackupUP to 9 Hours
Display13.3-inch Full HD

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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