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

by | Apr 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 Predator Helios 300Best Gaming Laptop
4. Lenovo Ideapad 530sBest Value for Money
5. Asus ZenbookBest Compact Laptop
6. Dell Inspiron 15 5000Honorable 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, but it’s definitely passable.

The colours 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 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 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.

This laptop comes with a primary 1TB HDD along with a 128GB SSD for the OS. The presence of SSD makes this laptop boot faster and run quicker

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
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4 
SSD128 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 – 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050
Battery Backup6 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED

3. Acer Predator Helios 300

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Best Gaming Laptop
  • 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 ti
  • 128GB SSD
  • Macho design and form factor

The Acer Predator Helios 300 is an entry-level gaming laptop representing the 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 Helios 300 is designed to look like a macho laptop with sharp curves and accent lines.

The company chose to design this laptop in such a way that the importance is given for the function rather than the aesthetic beauty.

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

Acer has given practicality and durability over aesthetic beauty with this laptop.

The thick bezels around the screen and bulky body might not impress the purist in you, but with the performance, it sure will.

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 Helios 300 is powered by the powerful Intel Core-i5 8300H
quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz which can go up to 4GHz 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 1050Ti 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 128GB SSD combination works well to ensure a lag usage experience with this premium mid-range laptop.

Display

The Acer Predator Helios 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 though.

The anti-ghosting technology prevents accidental keypresses effectively, which is a 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 Helios 300 offers excellent value for money performance and durability for a device under Rs.60,000.

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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Powerful processor

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Excellent GPU

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Anti-ghosting keyboard

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Bulk and heavy

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050Ti
Battery BackupUp to 4 hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

4. Lenovo Ideapad 530s

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Best Value for Money
  • 512GB fast SSD storage
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Solid build quality

The Lenovo Ideapad 530S is the flagship Ideapad laptop offering excellent internal hardware specs at a very enticing price point.

This multipurpose laptop will be an ideal choice for those who are looking for a performance oriented laptop under Rs.70,000.

Design and Build Quality

We have said it before and will continue to say that Lenovo makes some of the best looking laptops currently in the country.

No matter what the budget, be it entry-level or high-end performance segment laptops, Lenovo has managed to pull off an ace when it comes to the design.

The Lenovo Ideapad 530s has a simple design with a metallic finish on the keyboard deck and the chassis. The screen flex is minimal and won’t be a problem in day-to-day usage.

The Lenovo Ideapad 530s has an island-style keyboard with a separate number pad for those who are used to the full sized desktop keyboards. The keys are large, spacious and offer great typing experience.

The special painting on this laptop makes it less susceptible to scratches and colour fading over time.

The specially designed hinge mechanism allows this laptop to be opened all the way p to 180 degrees.

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad 530s features a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel TN display. The visuals are adequately colourful and rich in details.

The anti-glare coating on the screen helps it to prevent reflections from the display. This greatly enhances the viewability and reduces stress on your eyes.

The bezels around the display are thicker and is definitely an eyesore to the rest of the elegantly crafted build.

Processor and Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels. The Lenovo Ideapad 530s is powered by the newer 8th Generation Intel Core i5 – 8250U processor clocked at 1.6GHz which can turbo boost up to 3.4GHz.

“With Turbo Boost technology enabled, the processor will run at minimal power when idle and when something resource intensive is launched, the cores will run at the higher clock speed to ensure smooth performance.”

This processor is capable of running almost all the apps available at present with no hiccups.

With the 8GB onboard DDR4 RAM, you can easily perform computing tasks much faster than an older generation laptop.

Accompanying the processor is a dedicated 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 graphics card.

This makes the laptop capable of computing tasks such as simulation and video rendering without breaking a sweat. You can even play some of the popular games with medium to high settings.

Another USP of this device is that it ships with a large capacity 512GB SSD instead of a conventional hard disk drive. It allows for high-speed computing experience with this machine under a very attractive budget.

Miscellaneous

This laptop doesn’t skimp on port distribution either. This Ideapad laptop from Lenovo comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port and the regular HDMI and card reader slots.

The dual speakers on this laptop are certified by Dolby and give out a loud sound output.

Running on Windows 10 Home edition out of the box, this laptop comes with a 12-month free McAfee Livesafe antivirus subscription.

Battery Life

Powered by a 2-cell Li-ion battery, the Lenovo Ideapad 530s can last up to an impressive 6 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad 530s is an all-around laptop which excels in almost every aspect. If you are planning to purchase a laptop for versatile use, this is it.

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Elegant design

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Excellent CPU + GPU combination

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Battery life

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Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR4 
SSD512 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 6 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED

5. Asus Zenbook

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Best Compact Laptop
  • Suited for travellers
  • 2 years international warranty
  • Dedicated graphics card

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 Zenbook is one of the refreshed version of premium budget laptops from Asus powered by Intel’s latest 8th generation processor, targeting people who travel a lot.

Design and Build Quality

The Zenbook 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 and Performance

The latest processor? – guaranteed!

Inside the Zenbook 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.

This ultra-compact netbook comes with a dedicated 2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150 GPU for handling graphics-intensive tasks such as light gaming and video editing.

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 they’re low-cost entry-level laptops.

This device comes with two USB 3.1 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 Zenbook 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 Zenbook 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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Elegant design

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Lightweight and portable

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Excellent display

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Downward firing speakers

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics2GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce MX150
Battery BackupUp to 7 Hours
Display14-inch Full HD

6. Dell Inspiron 15 5000

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Honorable Mention
  • Easier hardware upgradability
  • Wide service network
  • Powerful performance

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 5000 is one of the best laptops you can zero in 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 a USB 2.0 port, 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.

Processor and Performance

This laptop packs in the latest eighth generation Intel Core i5 8250U processor to deliver unmatched performance at whatever tasks you throw at it.

To increase the performance further, Dell has included a dedicated 4GB AMD Radeon 530 GPU to assist with the graphics handling.

The abovementioned CPU+GPU combination along with the 8GB onboard ram with room for expansion up to 32GB makes this laptop a performance beast.

There is an ample 2TB HDD on this laptop to store your files offline.

Display

The display is another noteworthy feature to mention this laptop.

The 15.6-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 Life

The battery on this laptop lasts for about 5 hours on moderate usage.

However, you should expect a difference during the usage as the battery life is subjective to individual usage patterns.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000, weighing just under 2.2Kg is an excellent 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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Truelife display

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A plethora of connectivity options

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2TB HDD

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No SSD

Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory2 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8250U
Graphics4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530
Battery BackupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6-inch FHD Truelife Display

 

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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