Best Laptops Under Rs.80,000

by | Jan 16, 2019

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 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. ASUS TUFOverall Best Pick
2. Acer Predator Helios 300Best Value for Money Laptop
3. Dell Inspiron 15 5000Best Buidl Quality
4. MSI GF63Best Value for Money Laptop
5. HP Pavilion 15Honorable Mention

1. Asus TUF

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best for all-around performance
  • Suited for graphics intensive tasks
  • Excellent everyday performance

We don’t really know what strategy Asus plan’s during its laptop release.

The TUF FX series machine we’re discussing here matches the company’s own ROG lineup in terms of raw specs.

Whatever it is, the Asus TUF FX505GE is one of the best laptops in India that money can buy under a budget of Rs.80,000.

Build quality and Design

The Asus TUF FX505GE has an industrial design that constitutes sharp lines and precision cut edges which gives the laptop a stunning new refreshing look.

The red and black accents match the ambience for performance computing. The keyboard deck is very solid with no flex even when your palms are pressed against the keys.

The yellow backlighting on the keys gives the laptop a unique gaming machine flair of which it is perfectly capable of.

The brushed metallic finish all over the body screams premium and exudes a sense of confidence.

Overall, the FX505GE comes with a great design supported by the solid build quality.

Processor and Performance

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.

Display

The 15.6-inch full HD display is not mindblowing, to say the least, 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 generous 256GB 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.

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.

Verdict

Overall, the ASUS TUF FX505GE 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

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorCore i5 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050Ti
Battery backupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD IPS

2. Acer Predator Helios 300

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Best Value for Money Laptop
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Suited for hardcore gaming
  • Powerful GPU

The Acer Predator Helios 500 is the flagship model of the company 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 500 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 blue 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 500 is powered by the powerful Intel Core-i7 8750H
quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz that can go up to 4.1GHz with turbo boost.

The device comes with 16GB 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 whopping 6GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 GPU on this laptop.

This GPU in conjunction with the powerful true quad-core processor exceeds our expectations in performance.

Display

The Acer Predator Helios 500 features a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display has a 144Hz 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 5 hours on a single charge and expect this to drop further while performing processor intensive tasks such as gaming.

Verdict

The Acer Predator Helios 500 is a flagship performance laptop which offers excellent value for money performance and durability.

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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Quad-core processor

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Powerful GTX 1070 GPU

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Anti-ghosting keyboard

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Bulk and heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1TB
RAM8GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorCore i5 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050Ti
Battery backupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

3. Dell Inspiron 15 5000

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Best Build Quality
  • Dependable workhorse laptop
  • Sturdy and durable built
  • Comfortable trackpad

The Inspiron series from Dell started off as a budget laptop lineup and is slowly moving up to the premium laptop segment market with some of the most attractive propositions in the market.

The Inspiron 155000 from Dell has been revamped for 2018 and is here with much-improved internals and build quality aimed at providing better performance for gamers.

Design and Build Quality

At one time, it seemed that the laptop companies were done experimenting with designs.

But with the Inspiron 15 5000, Dell has followed a new design trend to make the device look more futuristic and unique.

The hinge design, for example, is oddly attractive. The middle hinge that doesn’t run all the way across the chassis imparts a classy look to this laptop.

The clean and minimalist back chassis and the keyboard deck looks very much like a professional computing device.

There are red accents carefully given all over the chassis which adds a performance flair to the laptop.

The trackpad is big and easy to scroll around and has excellent gesture recognition mechanism.

The lined back exhaust plate that hides the vent is another conscious design choice, the company has managed to increase the aesthetic beauty of this gorgeous machine.

Processor and Performance

As you would expect from a premium laptop, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 comes loaded with an eighth generation Intel Core i7 8550U processor.

Being a true quad-core processor, this chipset is capable of running almost all apps and games with relative ease.

With the support of 8GB DDR4 RAM, this laptop can handle multitasking, the way you would like it to.

Another important addition to the hardware is a 4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530 GPU which will let this device perform excellently when it comes to resource-intensive tasks such as video editing and heavy gaming.

Display

Being a full sized laptop, the Dell Inspiron 5000 comes with a 15.6-inch widescreen display that has good brightness and contrast levels.

However, we do felt that the colour accuracy is a bit on the lower side.

If you are buying this laptop for graphic designing works, you might want to keep this in mind.

Otherwise, the display is pretty sharp, crisp and offers good viewing angles.

The thick bezel around the display is what we didn’t like about this panel.

It looks very ugly at first sight. However, you will probably get used to this and it won’t be a problem after a few days of usage.

Miscellaneous

You might know that SSDs are much faster than mechanical HDDs.

This laptop comes loaded with a 128GB SSD for installing the operating system and a selected few applications.

This makes the laptop run faster and boot quicker.

Near instantaneous app load times will be a delight worth enjoying at this price point.

Battery Life

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 comes with a 3-cell integrated Li-ion battery inside which will give you a battery life of about 4-5 hours on moderate usage.

However, if you are planning to do all the heavy stuff such as gaming or video editing, we’d suggest you plug in the laptop and then do it.

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 5000 is a great laptop that can be concluded as a mini version of the Alienware gaming laptop.

Whatever be the tasks you throw at this amazing piece of hardware, it will do it quite comfortably.

If you don’t mind carrying a 2.2Kg gadget in your backpack, this is one of the best workhorse laptops out there.

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Unique design

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Excellent build quality

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Powerful internals

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Heavy and bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128GB
ProcessorCore i7 8550U
Graphics4GB DDR5 AMD Radeon 530
Battery backupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD IPS

4. MSI GF63

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Best Value for Money Laptop
  • Excellent performance laptop
  • Excellent for casual editing and gaming
  • The quad-core processor performs well

MSI is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer best known for releasing feature-rich products into the market with an affordable price tag.

The GLF3 is the company’s ‘premium budget’ performance-oriented laptop currently on sale in India under Rs.80,000.

Design and Build Quality

The MSI GLF3 shows its might, not only in performance but also in its build quality. The metallic chassis with a brushed metal 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.

With ample exhaust vents placed all around the chassis, MSI has succeeded in keeping the internal temperature in control without throttling the performance of the processor inside.

Processor and Performance

This laptop runs the show with an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 8750H processor clocked at 2.2GHz with a maximum turbo boost frequency up to 3.4GHz.

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 1050 GPU.

This powerful GPU also aids in fast and responsive 4K video editing. The device comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM on board with an option to expand up to 32GB.

In terms of storage, this laptop comes with a 1TB of mechanical HDD to store your files and media but unfortunately lacks a dedicated SSD.

Display

The display on this device is a 15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit wide view display that 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.

The keyboard is backlit with a single red colour illumination. The keys feel nice and tactile. There is a slight flex on the keyboard chassis but nothing that affects the usability of the device.

Speakers and Battery Life

There are four downfacing speakers that produce loud sound output. The audio from the laptop lacks punch.

The battery of this device lasts for about 5 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 GLF3 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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Mini display port

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Excellent cooling

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The most powerful processor in its segment

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No SSD

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Internal Memory1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD
ProcessorCore i7-8750H
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
Battery BackupUp to 5 hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS

5. HP Pavilion 15

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Honorable Mention
  • 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 in to a whole new level that isn’t just good but great.

The matte finish on the chassis feel good 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 graphic intensive tasks.

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

The 128GB SSD secondary storage can make 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 incase you love to watch movies on your laptop.

The not so thick bezels around the screen makes 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 sounds loud and clear.

The new improved design of internal Wi-Fi antenna provides you the best possible signal reception resulting in guaranteed network connectivity within the 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.

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

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
HDD1TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD128 GB
ProcessorCore i5 – 8300H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050
Battery backupUp to 5 Hours
Display15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit

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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