Best Laptops Under Rs.70,000

by | Jan 16, 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. Asus FX504GEOverall Best Pick
2. HP Pavilion 15Runner-Up Pick
3. Acer Swift 3Value for Money Pick
4. Dell Inspiron 5370Compact & Lightweight
5.Asus Vivobook S15Best Build Quality
6. HP Envy Honorable Mention

1. Asus FX504GE

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 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.70,000.

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.

This laptop features a very powerful processor coupled with equally efficient GPU that will let you do the editing and rendering tasks much easier at an affordable budget.

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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 Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB exp. Up to 32 GB
SSD128 GB
ProcessorCore i5 – 8300H
Graphics4 GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS

2. HP Pavilion 15

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 Runner-Up Pick
  • 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 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 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 graphics-intensive tasks.

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

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 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
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4 
SSD
ProcessorIntel ore i5 – 8300H
Graphics4 GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050
Battery Backup6 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED

3. Acer Swift 3

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Value for Money
  • Budget Macbook replacement
  • Commendable performance
  • Underpowered GPU
Acer is a Taiwanese electronics hardware company specializing in budget laptops around the globe.

The Swift 3 is their entry into the performance laptop segment.

The Acer Swift 3 is comparable to the likes of HP’s Envy lineup and even the Apple Macbooks.

Build quality and design

The build quality is top notch and one of the best available in this price category.

The brushed aluminum finish gives it a sturdy stature.

Acer somehow has managed to keep the weight down at 2.1Kg with this laptop.

The 18.9 mm thickness profile of this laptop makes it easy to carry around in bags with limited space.

The brushed metallic look of the chassis imparts a premium luxury feel to this laptop.

Performance

Under the hood, this laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5 8250U chipset that performs excellent when dealing with all your day to day apps.

For that additional performance boost in graphic related tasks, the company has thrown in a 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 to the mix.

The 128GB SSD inside makes the boot times considerably faster.

lso, when the apps are installed on this SSD, they tend to perform significantly better as well.

If you’re that bored, this guy will let you play some casual games without a glitch.

Hardware

The keys on the keyboard is nicely laid out with decent key travel. The clicks feel accurate and tactile.

The trackpad is large enough to comfortably tap and play with gestures.

With the inbuilt fingerprint scanner on the keyboard deck, the privacy issues concerned with password cracking is kept at bay as well.

The 15.6-inch display on this machine is a joy to look at indoors.

The viewing angles seems excellent and even better than the similarly priced HP’s Pavilion series laptops.

The screen is too reflective to be used outdoors though. Glares from the screen might cause some discomfort to your eyes.

Speaking of ports, this laptop features all the necessary ports that are required to be present on laptops in this segment including the USB C.

Display

The 15.6-inch display on this machine is a joy to look at indoors. The viewing angles seems excellent and even better than the similarly priced HP’s Pavilion series laptops.

The screen is too reflective to be used outdoors though. Glares from the screen might cause some discomfort to your eyes.

Battery life 

On battery life, the Acer Swift 3 is second to none. This device gave a solid 5 hour usage time on our tests.

Although if you are gaming, or using some resource intensive applications, this will considerably decrease.

Summary

Under a budget of Rs.70,000, we definitely feel this laptop is worthy of praises and has little to no shortcomings from the perspective of an average consumer.

The Acer Swift 3 comes with latest technology inside and then a SSD to make the already faster performance much better.

This well built laptop is one of the best models out there which you can buy under Rs.70,000.

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Excellent build quality
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Comfortable keyboard
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SSD
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Highly reflective screen

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorCore i5 8250U
Graphics2 GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 6 hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD IPS

4. Dell Inspiron 5370

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Compact & Lightweight
  • Best travel companion
  • Powerful performer
  • Not a convertible laptop
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 are usually on par with the competitors in most cases.

The Dell Inspiron is no different either.

The aluminum finish resembles a MacBook at the 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 features 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 graphic intensive tasks.

The Dell Inspiron 5370 comes with 8GB DDR4 on board and a 256GB SSD.

The SSD makes the boot times and app loading faster.

Display

Display is another noteworthy feature to mention about this laptop.

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

The colors 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 last 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
Q
No touchscreen

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR3
SSD256 GB SSD
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery Backup7-8 Hours
Display13.3-inch Full HD Anti-glare display

5. Asus Vivobook S15 2018

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Best Build Quality
  • Latest powerful Intel processor
  • Best for all-around 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 2018 is one of the refreshed version of a premium budget laptop from Asus powered by Intel’s latest 8th generation processor.

Design and Build Quality

The Vivobook S15 2018 is the best looking premium budget laptop out there in the Indian market.

The unibody metallic construction feels of this laptop 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.

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 offers excellent click responsiveness. The backlit helps to work with this device during the night.

Processor Performance

The latest processor? – guaranteed!

Inside the Vivobook S15 2018 is an Intel Core i5 8250U processor at a base clock of 1.6GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.4GHz if the need arises so.

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

The Intel integrated UHD 620 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 14-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.

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

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 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 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 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 2018 is a great travel companion if you would love to do some work 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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Great display

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Comfortable keyboard

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Excellent performance

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Downward firing speakers

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery Backup7 Hours
Display14-inch Full HD

6. HP Envy

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Honorable Mention
  • On the go workstation
  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Wide service centre network

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 Envy 13 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 sleek design and excellent build quality.

The attention to detail towards each and 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 Envy 13 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 an integrated Intel UHD 620 GPU.

With the Envy 13, 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 13.3-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 8 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 Envy 13 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 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

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Expensive

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR4 
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Battery BackupUp to 10 hours
Display13.3 inch full HD IPS

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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