Best Laptops Under Rs.80,000 (August 2019)

by | Aug 20, 2019

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You’ve searched for a sweet spot in terms of laptop pricing.

Rs.80,000 will fetch you some of the best laptops in the market that are loaded with features such as an SSD, great full HD panel as well as the latest and greatest eighth-generation processors that perform faster and are very efficient.

Here we list five of the best laptops under Rs.80,000 that we feel are worth every penny you spend.

Best Laptop Under Rs.80,000

1. Lenovo Ideapad L340Overall Best Pick
2. ASUS Rog Strix G Runner-up pick
3. HP OmenBest Build Quality
4. Acer Nitro 5Value for Money Laptop
5. MSI GF63 9SCHonorable Mention

1. Lenovo Ideapad L340

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Overall Best Pick
  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • Powerful processor
  • Perfect for performance computing

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 is a flagship Ideapad Laptop that is priced well under Rs.80,000.

For those users who are looking for a device that is capable of satisfying all their performance indices, this one will be a perfect choice.

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 L340 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 L340 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.

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad L340 features a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS 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 minimal and blend well with the rest of the elegantly crafted build.

Processor and Performance

Performance is another area where this budget laptop excels. The Lenovo Ideapad L340 is powered by the newer 9th Generation Intel Core i7 – 9750H processor clocked at 2.6GHz which can turbo boost up to 4.5GHz.

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.

There is a 1TB HDD inside along with a 128GB SSD for the operating system, which makes the device perform well.

Accompanying the processor is a dedicated 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650 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.

Miscellaneous

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

Battery Life

Powered by a 2-cell Li-ion battery, the Lenovo Ideapad L340 can last up to an impressive 5 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad L340 priced under Rs.80,000 is an overall package with great battery life, build quality and performance.

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Robust fit and finish

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Built-in dual speakers

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Bundles MS Office

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No optical drive

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 9750H
Graphics4GB DDR5 GTX 1650
Battery backupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD Display

 

2. Asus ROG Strix G

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 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 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
Graphics4 GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650
Battery BackupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

 

3. HP Omen

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Best Build Quality
  • Aggressive and unique design
  • Powerful processor and GPU
  • IPS Micro edge display

HP was reluctant at first to enter the gaming laptop market in India and concentrated only in budget and premium mid-range segment.

The Omen series is the revamped performance-oriented laptops from HP targeting the young audience in the country looking for a gaming laptop.

Build Quality and Design

The new HP Omen has an aggressive design stance and unconventional form factor which might not appeal to everyone.

This is indeed a gaming laptop and features gaming-centric design choices to improve the overall performance of the machine.

The dual-hinge mechanism works very well and holds the monitor upright without any flex or squeaks.

The back panel of this laptop comes with a mix of carbon fibre and brushed metal finish along with a very unusual Omen logo in the red accent colour.

The cooling vents are located at the backside and are adequately large enough to bring down the internal temperature from peaking at intensive workloads.

Processor and Performance

Inside the beautifully crafted chassis is an eighth-generation Intel Core i5-9300H 2.4GHz processor which 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.

The all-new 4GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650 performs better than any other GPU currently in the market when it comes to gaming performance.

With this laptop, you’ll be able to play almost every game currently on the market in ultra settings with very high frame rates.

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

The 256GB SSD secondary storage along with the primary 1TB HDD makes the device boot up faster and even some of the most necessary app loading times can be reduced significantly.

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 RGB backlit keyboard 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 Omen can last for about 4 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 Omen is a great performance oriented laptop that can double up as a capable media consumption device.

With the abundance of hardware features such as USB 3.1 ports and an SSD at a couple of rupees less than its contenders, this laptop is worth checking out.

The brand name and the national 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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Bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorCore i5-9300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650
Battery backupUp to 4 Hours
Display15.6 inch IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit Display

 

4. Acer Nitro 5

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Value for Money Laptop
  • Desktop grade performance
  • Built-in-dual speakers
  • 1-year international warranty

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 a ninth-generation Intel i5 processor-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 2.3 Kgs and has substantial bulkiness to its form factor.

However, the hunky look of this laptop will certainly find takers with its matte finish with 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

The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by the Intel Core i5-9300H performance-oriented processor clocked at 2.1GHz with turbo boost capability up to 4.1GHz.

This device also packs in a 4GB Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU for delivering excellent graphical performance during gaming and resource-intensive tasks such as video rendering.

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

The 8GB onboard RAM can be easily upgraded up to 32GB if you wish to have the extra legroom for intensive multitasking without compromising on the performance.

The 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD combination helps this laptop to boot faster and reduce the loading times of frequently used applications.

Display

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

This is an IPS display meaning the viewing angles are great and you won’t notice any major colour shifting while viewing from the sides.

This display can get sufficiently bright up to 300 nits, which in the normal scenario is enough for indoor usage.

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 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.80,000.

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Large exhaust vents

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Solid build quality

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Powerful internals

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Mediocre touchpad

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorCore i5-9300H
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5
Battery backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

 

5. MSI GF63 9SC

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Honorable Mention
  • 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 i5 9300H processor clocked at 2.4GHz with a maximum turbo boost frequency up to 4.1GHz.

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 onboard 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
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD 512 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5 9300H
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
Battery backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

 

Here you have the latest and best laptops that you can purchase under Rs.80,000 currently in India. As always the list is subcategorized into five different segments to better suit the needs of different kinds of users.

We hope this would help you narrow down your search to find the best one.

We welcome you to check out our other buying suggestions for laptops under Rs.70,000 and laptops under Rs.60,000 for a far wider range of options.

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