Best Laptops Under Rs.70,000 (November 2019)

by | Nov 13, 2019

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

The result of that 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 GF63 9SCOverall Best Pick
2. Acer Predator Triton 300Runner-Up Pick
3. ASUS Rog Strix G Best Gaming Laptop
4. HP CE 1000TXBest Travel Laptop
5. Dell Inspiron 15 5370Honorable Mention

1. MSI GF63 9SC

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Overall Best Pick
  • Fast charging
  • Powerful performance
  • Suited for gaming and multitasking

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 9SC is the company’s ‘premium budget’ performance-oriented laptop currently on sale in India under Rs.80,000.

Design and Build Quality

The MSI GF63 9SC 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 8th-generation Intel Core i7 9750H processor clocked at 2.6GHz with a maximum turbo boost frequency up to 4.5GHz.

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 1650 GPU.

This 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 512GB 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 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 9SC 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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Thin bezels around the display

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Relatively silent operation

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Built-in amplifier

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Feels bulky

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i7 9th gen
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

2. Acer Predator Triton 300

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Runner-Up Pick
  • SSD + HDD combination
  • Powerful dedicated GPU
  • Minimal bezels around the display

The Acer Predator Triton 300 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 Predator Triton 300 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 offer excellent durability and comfort while gaming as well as typing rigorously.

Processor and Performance

The Acer Predator Triton 300 is powered by the powerful ninth-generation Intel Core-i5 9300H quad-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz which can go up to 4.GHz 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 Acer Predator Triton 300 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 Predator Triton 300 offers excellent value for money performance and durability for a device under Rs.70,000.

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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Minimal yet stylish design

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Comfy keyboard

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Excellent thermal control

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heavy

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
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

3. Asus ROG Strix G

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 Overall Best Pick
  • Best for all-around performance
  • 17.3-inch widescreen display
  • The high-speed SSD storage

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 al 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 CE 1000TX

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Best Build Quality
  • Fast 512GB SSD storage
  • Band & Olufson audio
  • Powerful processor

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

The CE 1000TX 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 Envy 13 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 8th generation Intel processors in the Indian market.

The HP CE1000TX comes loaded with an Intel i5 8250U processor clocked at 1.8GHz that can go up to 4GHz.

Assisting the processor in its duties is an 8GB DDR4 RAM and a dedicated 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 GPU.

With the CE1000TX, 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 14-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 almost similar to a 15.6-inch one at times.

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 CE1000TX 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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Durable aluminium construction

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Excellent display

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Fast charging support

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No optical disk drive

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR4 
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8th gen
Graphics2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 12 Hours
Display14-inch Full HD

5. Dell Inspiron 15 5370

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful processor and GPU

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 is usually on par with the competitors in most cases. The Dell Inspiron is no different either.

The aluminium finish resembles a MacBook at 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 feature 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 graphics-intensive tasks.

The Dell Inspiron 5370 comes with 8GB DDR4 onboard and a 256GB SSD. The SSD makes the boot times and app loading faster.

Display

The display is another noteworthy feature to mention this laptop.

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

The colours 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 lasts 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 DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
GraphicsIntel Integrated UHD 620
Battery Backup6-7 Hours
Display14-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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