Best Laptops Under Rs.80,000 (September 2020)

by | Aug 26, 2020

Congrats! 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 10th generation processors that perform faster and are very efficient.

Here we list eight of the best laptops we recommend you to check out under Rs.80,000 that’s worth every penny you spend.

Best Laptop Under Rs.80,000

1. Asus ROG Strix G15Overall Best Pick
2. MSI Modern 14Runner-Up Pick
3. Asus Zenbook ClassicBest Compact Laptop
4. Dell G3 15Value for Money Laptop
5. HP Omen 15Best Build Quality
6. Acer Nitro 5Best Budget-Gaming Laptop
7. Apple Macbook AirBest Budget Apple Laptop
8. Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3iHonourable Mention

 

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1. Asus ROG Strix G15

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Overall Best Pick
  • Powerful CPU+GPU combination
  • Sturdy design and Robust build
  • Gorgeous 144Hz Full HD IPS panel

The fourth-generation model of Asus Rog Strix 15 comes with significantly improved internals when compared with the 2019 model.

This laptop has an attractive design with RGB lighting on the bottom edges. The combination of CPU+GPU delivers terrific performance under a budget of Rs.80,000.

Design and Build Quality

This elegantly designed laptop uses polycarbonate plastic for the build and matte finish on the lid with an illuminated ROG logo at the left side adds to the overall gaming vibe.

The machine has bottom RGB lighting which can be manually adjusted via Asus software.

The strong hinge mechanism holds the screen lid tight and prevents wobbliness. Also, the lid can be opened with a single hand, just like in the case of Apple Macbooks.

This laptop has good thermal headroom with a dual-fan mechanism that dissipates the heat from the rear side vents and prevents thermal throttling on the CPU.

The overall design of the laptop is sturdy and the build quality feels strong and durable.

Connectivity Features:

This laptop features the following I/O ports:

3 x USB 3.2
1 x Type-C
HDMI 2.0
RJ-45 LAN
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The Asus Rog Strix 15 features a powerful Intel i5 10th generation quad-core processor with the base clock speed of 2.5GHz.

While facing more demanding situations such as gaming, video rendering etc, this CPU can turbo boost up to 4.5GHz.

The onboard 8GB DDR4 RAM handles everything as it should be, no lags seen with apps or during multitasking.

You can easily upgrade the RAM up to 32GB if you wish so. This, in turn, improves multitasking, memory management and the overall performance of the laptop.

The 512GB SSD inside the laptop delivers faster boot-up and reduces the app loading time significantly.

This laptop comes with a dedicated 4GB GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650Ti GPU which can handle all modern AAA gaming titles and other resource-intensive applications such as Adobe Premiere and After Effects.

Display

The laptop features a 15.6-inch full HD LED-backlit anti-glare IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This 144Hz refresh rate panel is a treat to the eyes – thanks to the jitter-free smooth visuals and scrolling effects.

If you are a person who games, watches videos a lot on your laptop, this display will be a delightful experience in that regard.

The colours appear vivid and punch, supported by excellent contrast levels. With a peak brightness of 250 nits, this display is perfect for indoor use.

The three-sided nano-edge bezels give immersive wide view visual experience and being an IPS panel there is no colour shifting while viewing from the sides, at odd angles.

Miscellaneous

The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home operating system.

The keyboard on this laptop has large keys with decent spacing in between, With a key travel distance of 2mm, these keys are easier to press and have a satisfactory click response.

The trackpad is smooth and has dedicated hardware buttons for the clicks. The trackpad has support for multi-finger gestures and it recognizes the swipes and clicks very accurately.

The built-in stereo speakers give decent sound output however using a pair of headphones or earphones is always a good move, especially while gaming.

Battery Life

Gaming laptops are very power-hungry and the Strix laptop is no exception. The 3-cell 47Wh battery inside this laptop lasts up to 4 hours on a single charge.

With the bundled 150W AC charging adapter, the ROG Strix laptop will juice up from zero to hundred in under 2-2.5 hours.

Verdict

This fourth-generation laptop of Asus ROG has nailed in terms of looks and performance at the same time.

With the latest tenth-generation processor coupled with a powerful dedicated GTX grade GPU from Nvidia, this machine is capable of high-performance computing without breaking a sweat.

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RGB Backlit keyboard

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Up to 32GB upgradable RAM

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Excellent thermal performance

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No Thunderbolt 3 support with Type-C

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
HDD
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 10030H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare IPS Display
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

2. MSI Modern 14

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Thin and lightweight
  • Vivid Full HD panel
  • Robust build quality

The Modern 14 is a powerful portable workhorse from the MSI featuring the latest tenth-generation Intel processor with a dedicated Nvidia GPU for seamless day to day performance.

The MSI modern 14 is a thin notebook priced under Rs.80,000 that looks and feels a lot similar to the Apple Macbook lineup.

Design and Build Quality

The MSI Modern 14 features a brushed aluminium finish on the lid. The dark grey colour with the MSI logo at the top-centre gives the laptop a clean and elegant professional look.

The laptop does exhibit a slight flex on the lid and the C deck, but nothing big enough to be a dealbreaker.

The robust hinge mechanism provides a satisfactory durable experience while opening and closing the lid.

However, the lid does wobble a bit under a fan, well for those who work under a hood with A.C on, it is not an issue

The top grill is for the air intake and heat dissipates through the rear side vents.

Even with the aluminium chassis, this laptop weighs just 1.19Kg, making it very easy to carry around in the backpack.

Connectivity Features:

The laptops feature the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.2
2 x Type-C
HDMI
MicroSD card reader
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

This laptop from MSI features an Intel i7 10th generation quad-core processor with the base clock speed of 1.8GHz.

This CPU has a turbo boost speed of 4.9GHz, making it capable of handling resource-intensive tasks with relative ease.

The MSI modern comes with an 8GB DDR4 RAM, a pretty standard affair for lag-free multitasking and day to day computing performance.

Thanks to the super-fast 512GB SSD inside, the laptop boots up really quick and the apps load significantly faster than a laptop with conventional HDD storage.

Additionally, to assist the processor with graphics-related tasks, the MSI modern 14 accommodates 2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce MX330 dedicated graphic card.

This GPU is more than capable of dealing with casual gaming and image/video editing.

Display

The MSI Modern 14, as the name suggests packs in a 14-inch full HD LED-backlit anti-glare IPS display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colour accuracy of this panel is remarkable. Even while viewing from the angles the colours on the display still look natural and life-like, without any colour shifts.

The brightness levels are good and the contrast ratio is decent. The true colour technology inside lets you select the best mode according to your viewing preference and the content you’re watching.

Miscellaneous

The laptop comes with the installed Windows 10 Home operating system.

The backlit keyboard on this one is decent to say the best. The key travel distance is low and the keys feel spongy while pressing.

The trackpad supports gestures and the touch response, as well as the finger recognition, is on point.

The 720p HD webcam in the front gives a better image/visual quality with video calls.

The built-in dual speaker sounds decent but we do recommend using a good pair of earphones or headphones for an immersive surround sound experience.

Battery Life

The MSI Modern 14 is powered by a 4-cell lithium-polymer battery. This battery lasts for up to 6 hours on a single charge.

The bundled 90W AC adapter inside the box juices up this battery within 2-2.30 hours.

Verdict

This light and the thin laptop is an exceptional choice for workaholics, travellers, and students alike.

MSI Modern 14 is a portable machine with the i7 10th gen processor with a dedicated GPU for heavy-duty computing, all inside a lightweight 1.1Kg chassis.

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Powerful i7 10th gen processor

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Thin and easy to portable

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2 Type-C ports

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No biometric fingerprint security

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
HDD
CPUIntel i7 10th generation -10510U
GPU2GB Nvidia GeForce MX330
Display14 inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare IPS Display
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

3. Asus Zenbook Classic

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Best Compact Laptop
  • Thin bezel Full HD display
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Long-lasting battery life 

Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer Asus has some of the best laptops offerings in various budget segments to fulfil every type of consumer’s needs.

The Zenbook Classic is a thin and lightweight laptop, loaded with exciting features priced just under Rs.80,000 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

This classic laptop has a metallic finish on the lid that gives it a premium look at first glance.

The slim chassis and subtle design make it stand out from the rest of the ultrabook laptops available in the market.

The signature ergo lift hinge lifts the base up from the ground for a comfortable typing posture. The robust hinge mechanism is reliable and prevents the wobbliness of the lid.

With ample tolerance between the flat surface and laptop base, the bottom side grill accompanies the side grills for efficient heat dissipation.

This lightweight machine weighs 1.27Kg making it easy to carry around in your backpack without any issues.

Connectivity Features:

The laptop features the following I/O ports:

1 x USB 2.1
1 x USB 3.1
1 x Type-C
HDMI
MicroSD card reader
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

This Asus zenbook is powered by the Intel i5 10th generation quad-core processor with the base frequency of 1.6GHz and a turbo boost up to 4.2GHz.

The 8GB of DDR4 RAM inside is perfectly capable for effortless day to day usage and multitasking.

This laptop breaks no sweat with multiple chrome tabs, apps windows – all running simultaneously running side by side.

The 512GB SSD onboard is very fast with boot-up times, data transfer speeds and overall system performance.

The only letdown is it has integrated UHD graphics. We feel Asus could have provided a dedicated GPU with this machine – at least an entry-level MX series Nvidia GPU.

Display

The Asus zenbook classic features a 13.3-inch full HD LED-backlit anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This panel has a 95% of screen to body ratio with very thin bezels on four sides, delivering an exceptional immersive content viewing experience.

The viewing angles are good without any colour shifts, thanks to the IPS technology.

The brightness levels are adequate for indoor usage and the contrast ratio is impressive enough.

Miscellaneous

The Asus zenbook classic comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home operating system.

The full-size chiclet backlit keyboard is comfortable enough to type on and offers decent key travel distance.

The smooth glass surface trackpad has an illuminated digital number pad where you can enable number keys by tapping on a calculator icon.

The Harman Kardon sound speakers on this machine deliver pleasing quality audio output, with decent loudness.

Battery Life

This laptop is powered by a 6-cell Li-Po battery which will last you for a good 6-7 hours on a single charge.

The 45W AC charging brick juices up this battery within 2-2.5 hours.

Verdict

The Asus Zenbook classic is a suitable machine for business professionals, office goers, travellers, and students.

This workhorse laptop is a great performer but lacks a GPU which is not much of an issue if you are not into gaming.

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Powerful i5 10th generation processor

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MInimal screen bezels

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Digital touchpad

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No dedicated GPU

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
HDD
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 10210U
GPUIntel UHD Graphics
Display13.3 inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 7 Hours

4. Dell G3 15

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Best Versatile Laptop
  • Modern, industrial design
  • Powerful Nvidia GTX GPU
  • Up to 4 hours of battery life

Dell has been in computer hardware manufacturing for a long time. From desktop to laptop, the brand has been successful in winning the user trust.

This gaming laptop from Dell offers a stylish build with powerful performance capable of gaming and other productivity applications such as video editing and graphics designing.

Design and Build Quality

The Dell G3 is a radically different Dell laptop that we have seen in the past. This gaming laptop has a minimal yet elegant industrial design.

The single colour black chassis with blue lining all across the chassis makes this laptop look stunning and unique.

The hinge mechanism feels very robust and the screen lid stays in place without any wobble.

The keyboard on this machine is nicely laid out, with proper spacing and decent key travel distance.

The trackpad supports gestures and the responsiveness to the taps and swipes are very good.

Connectivity Features:

The laptop features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x Type
HDMI
MicroSD card reader
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The Dell G3 is powered by the Intel i5 10th generation quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz.

This processor is plenty capable of handling normal day to day tasks as well as performance-intensive gaming and productivity-oriented purposes.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM inside makes sure that there is no lag or stutters whatsoever.

Speaking of the storage, the Dell G3 comes with an SSD+HDD combination of 256GB and 1TB respectively.

This helps in an excellent performance with regards to app loading and boot up times and the 1TB HDD ensures that you have enough storage space to save all your files offline.

The dedicated 4GB DDR6 Nvidia GTX 1650Ti is very much capable of handling all your gaming and productivity requirements without compromising on performance.

Display

This laptop features a 15.6-inch full HD LED-backlit anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This 60Hz refresh rate panel has 300 nits of maximum brightness, adequate for a stress-free indoor use, even under direct sunlight.

The narrow border panel has impressive colour reproduction, which makes the visuals look stunning in person.

The excellent contrast levels also ensure deep blacks and punchy colours.

Miscellaneous

Out of the box, the laptop comes with Windows 10 Home operating system pre-installed.

The blue light backlit keyboard lets you work in a dim environment.

The Nahimic 3D sound technology delivers the sound output with a decent amount of loudness and stage separation but it is always better to invest in a dedicated Bluetooth speaker for bass-rich sound.

Battery Life

This laptop has a 3-cell 51Wh Li-Po battery inside powering its internals. It is rated to last for up to four hours on a single charge, with moderate brightness levels.

The bundled charger in the box juices up this battery in 2-3 hours.

Verdict

The Dell G3 is a versatile laptop that can be used as a work machine as well as a portable gaming machine.

The dedicated GPU and powerful CPU offers excellent performance for a price under Rs.80,000.

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Backlit keyboard

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Hybrid storage SSD+HDD

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Vivid display with good viewing angles

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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
HDD1 TB
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 10030H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

5. HP Omen 15

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Feature-Rich Laptop
  • 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 the 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 conventional minimal design form factor which will feel appealing to a lot of folks out there.

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.

Connectivity Features:

The laptop features the following I/O ports:

3 x USB 3.1
1 x Type-C
HDMI
Mini display port
Media card reader
RJ-45 LAN port
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

Inside the beautifully crafted chassis is a fourth-generation AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Hexa core processor clocked at 3GHz which is one of the latest offerings from AMD 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 GDDR6 Nvidia GTX 1650Ti 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 512GB SSD primary storage makes the device boot up faster and even some of the most demanding 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 white 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.

The IR thermopile sensors placed inside this laptop detects the temperature and controls the fan speed accordingly to cool the internals while being as silent as possible.

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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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
HDD
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 – 4600H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS Display
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

 

6. Acer Nitro 5

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Best Budget-Gaming Laptop
  • Tenth generation Intel processor
  • Rich connectivity options
  • Stereo speakers

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 tenth-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 a good tactile 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.

Connectivity Features:

The laptop features following I/O ports:

3 x USB 3.0
1 x Type-C
HDMI
RJ-45 LAN port
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by the Intel Core i5-10300H performance-oriented processor clocked at 2.5GHz.

This device also packs in a 4GB Nvidia GTX 1650Ti 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 DDR4 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 and the clicks feel tactile. What disappointed us is the trackpad behaviour.

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 one of the very best if we may say for a budget under Rs.80,000.

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Good thermal control

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Excellent build quality

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Comfortable keyboard

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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
HDD1 TB
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 10300H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Display15.6 inch Full HD IPS Display
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

7. Apple Macbook Air

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 Best Budget Apple Laptop
  • Excellent hardware-software optimization
  • Great battery life
  • Guaranteed software support

Apple is a brand that requires no further introduction.

Having continuously shown their excellence in hardware as well software, their products are considered premium in both qualities as well as performance.

Even though the internals is outdated, there are people out there who want to purchase an Apple laptop, which is why we have added this product in this list.

Build Quality and Design

Laptops from Apple is the most perfectly designed as well as solidly built devices out there on the market.

Machined out of a single block of aluminium, this device looks and feels luxurious.

There is not a bit of flex on the chassis and everything seems perfectly blended into the design.

Connectivity Options

The Apple Macbook Air features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3 ports
1 x Thunderbolt 2 port
1 x SDXC port

Processor and Performance

The Apple Macbook Air is powered by an outdated fifth-generation Intel C0re i5 processor with 8 gigs of DDR3 RAM.

Do you expect easy hardware upgradability?

No, you can’t do that here.

The amount of RAM on this laptop is limited to 8GB but the stunning performance from the laptop won’t bother this non-expandability part for sure.

A faster and improved PCIe based 256GB SSD is present for storing your important files and media offline.

The device runs on macOS Mojave that is well optimized for this hardware.

Miscellaneous

The metal body dissipates heat very efficiently in no time and keeps the device cool and silent.

The 13.3-inch display has a very good pixel per inch distribution that makes it a delight to read and do stuff on.

The keyboard and trackpad are other noteworthy features on this laptop. The keys are sufficiently spaced and offer good feedback.

The giant glass trackpad is very precise and ignores accidental presses with great accuracy.

Battery life

Battery Life is one of the strongholds of Apple laptops. Since the hardware and the software are so well optimized, Apple laptops deliver exceptional battery life.

The Macbook Air will last you around 10 hours on a single charge, which is quite unheard of in the Windows-powered laptop world.

Verdict

The MacBook Air combines excellent performance and great battery life into a lightweight form factor, which is just the right thing a user wishes in his/her machine.

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Excellent build quality

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Lightweight and portable

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Fluid performance

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Limited storage space

 Specifications

Operating SystemMacOS
RAM8GB DDR3
SSD128 GB
HDD
CPUIntel i5 5th generation
GPUIntel HD Graphics 6000
Display13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen Display
Battery LifeUp to 10 Hours

8. Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3i

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Honourable Mention
  • Tenth generation Intel processor
  • Vivid full HD display
  • Robust build quality

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i is a feature-rich laptop priced well under a budget of Rs.80,000.

Locked and loaded with the latest tenth-generation H series CPU and a powerful GPU on board, the Lenovo Ideapad 3i laptop is a portable performance powerhouse for sure.

Design and Build Quality

The laptop uses premium quality plastic material for its beautiful design. In terms of the aesthetics of the laptop, Lenovo never disappoints.

The matte finish on the lid and smooth texture on deck look and feel premium in hand.

The strong hinge mechanism holds the lid tight means the lid does not wobble under heavy air pressure in the atmosphere.

The laptop has 2.2Kg of weight. For the gaming machine, this is quite acceptable.

Connectivity Features:

The laptop features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.1
1 x Type-C
HDMI
RJ-45 LAN port
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The laptop is powered by the latest Intel i5 10th generation quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz and turbo boost speeds up to 4.5 GHz.

The onboard 8GB DDR4 RAM with higher 2933 MHz frequency delivers lag-free multitasking performance without any lags.

Besides that, there is an additional slot to expand RAM up to 16GB for enhancing the overall multitasking performance.

This laptop comes with the SSD+HDD combination storage. The 256GB SSD houses the OS and the apps and the 1TB HDD can be used to store all other offline files.

The 4GB GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650Ti dedicated GPU inside this laptop is powerful enough to run all the modern gaming titles with medium to high graphics settings.

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad 3i has a 15.6-inch full HD LED-backlit anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This 60Hz panel produces vivid colours and excellent contrast levels. The minimal bezel display provides an immersive content watching experience.

With gaming, this panel fares well. Even though this is just a 60Hz refresh rate display, the visuals feel jitter-free and smooth.

Being an IPS anti-glare display, the viewability from odd angles isn’t an issue at all. The visuals look crisp and natural as they should be without any noticeable colour shifts.

The light reflection from the screen is minimal for reducing the strain on the eyes while working under brightly lit environments.

Miscellaneous

The Lenovo Ideapad 3i comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home operating system.

The blue-light backlit keyboard lets you play games and work in the dark space. This tactile keyboard offers one of the best typing experiences we have ever come across in a gaming laptop.

The trackpad looks basic but has decent engagement response. However, for serious gaming nerds, an external mouse is a must for much more accurate game movements.

The audio quality is decent from the inbuilt stereo speakers. Using a pair of good earphones or headphones is a wise choice for great in-game surround sound experience.

The webcam on the front of this laptop comes with the privacy shutter lock and offers 720p video quality which is adequate for group video calls, business meetings, and online classes.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3i is powered by a 3-cell 45Wh battery. This will last you around five hours of screen time with moderate brightness.

You should expect this battery to come down quickly while gaming or doing some other resource-intensive tasks.

The bundled charger supports fast charging and tops up this battery within 2.5 hours.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3i is a powerful machine that is capable of delivering lag-free computing performance – be it gaming or day to day casual usage.

The robust build quality and the powerful internals has earned this laptop a spot in our best laptops under Rs.80,000 list, is second to none in the said price segment.

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Blue-backlit keyboard

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Upgradable RAM up to 16GB

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Dual-storage inside SSD+HDD

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No fingerprint scanner

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
HDD
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 10300H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED-backlit anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

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 will 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.

If you have any queries or suggestions, let us know in the comments section below.

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