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

by | Feb 20, 2020

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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. Asus ROG ZephyrusOverall Best Pick
2. HP Pavilion 15Runner-Up Pick
3. Acer Nitro 5Value for Money Laptop
4. ASUS Zenbook 13Best Travel Laptop
5. MSI GF63 9SCHonorable Mention

1. Asus ROG Zephyrus

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Overall Best Pick
  • Robust build quality
  • Powerful processor and GPU
  • The high-speed SSD storage

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 Zephyrus is a flagship performance laptop from Asus loaded with beefy hardware for the best possible computing experience ever.

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.

There are sharp accent lines all across the chassis and a giant illuminated ROG logo at the back.

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 Zephyrus gaming laptop.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3750H quad-core processor inside this laptop is clocked at 2.4GHz and can extend up to 4GHz to the most.

This four 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 6GB GDDR6 Nvidia RTX 1660Ti GPU.

This laptop comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM on board with the possibility of expanding the memory up to 32GB.

The high-speed 512GB SSD storage will further elevate the performance of this laptop to a whole new level.

Display

The Asus ROG Zephyrus features a 15.6-inch full HD panel having a refresh rate of 120Hz with Nvidia G-sync support.

The refresh rate is the number of times a display’s image is repainted or refreshed per second. The more the refresh rate of a display, more smoother will be visuals for our human eyes

This 120Hz display will make editing a whole lot easier for professionals. Only with an enhanced refresh rate display, they can evaluate the content they have just produced.

Seeing a full HD video shot with 60fps on a display with 60Hz will grossly undercut the quality and certainly miss certain frames.

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 Thermals

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 Zephyrus has an anti-dust design with dual fans to keep the temperature in check even during peak loads.

Verdict

The Asus ROG Zephyrus is a performance-oriented laptop that is very much suitable for a variety of tasks which need high computing performance.

The comfortable, RGB keyboard and the larger 15.6-inch 120Hz display makes a huge difference in performance when compared with certain other models priced in the same category.

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Dual speakers with amplifier

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1-year onsite warranty

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Fast charging support

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Noisy at times

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM16 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
ProcessorRyzen 7 Quad Core 3750H
GraphicsNVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Ti GDDR6 6GB1
Battery backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD

2. HP Pavilion 15

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful CPU+GPU
  • Superfast 512GB SSD storage
  • Fast charging support

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 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.

The minimal black coloured design looks and feels refreshing as well.

Processor and Performance

Inside the beautifully crafted chassis is a ninth-generation Intel Core i7-9750H 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.

There is a 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650 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.

The high-speed 512GB SSD storage helps further improve the performance of this laptop.

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 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.

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 nation-wide service network is yet another reason for you to consider purchasing this laptop.

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Minimal yet elegant design

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Robust build quality

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Bang & Olufsen audio

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No USB C

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
ProcessorCore i7-9750H
Graphics4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650
Battery backupUP to 4 Hours
Display15.6 inch IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit Display

3. Acer Nitro 5

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Value for Money Laptop
  • Ninth 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 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 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.

Processor and Performance

The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by the Intel Core i7-9570H performance-oriented processor clocked at 2.6GHz with turbo boost capability up to 4.5GHz.

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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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 Home
Internal Memory1 TB
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD256 GB
ProcessorCore i7-9750H
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5
Battery Backup3-4 Hours
Display15.6-inch Full HD

4. Asus Zenbook 13

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Best Travel Laptop
  • Thin bezel display
  • 512GB SSD
  • 1-year onsite warranty

Asus is one of the most sought after laptop brands in the market at present.

Asus Zenbook 13 is one of the premium budget ultrabook offerings from Asus powered by Intel’s latest 8th generation processor.

Design and Build quality

The Zenbook 13 is well built with premium quality components used for its construction.

The unibody construction 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 minimal bezels around the display make this device look stunning. The overall fit and finish of this laptop truly justify the price tag it comes with.

Processor and Performance

The Asus Zenbook 13 is powered by the eighth-generation Intel Core i5 8265U clocked at 1.6GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.9GHz if the need arises so.

The integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics solution supports the processor in handling graphics and does pretty well at that.

Even though you will be able to play a few casual games on this laptop, beware the settings might have to be trimmed down to either medium or low settings.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM on this laptop is sufficient enough if you are planning to do some serious multitasking with this device.

In terms of storage, you’ll get a 512GB SSD which makes this ultrabook run quieter and faster.

Display

This device has a 13.3-inch full HD IPS Nano edge display which has great viewing angles.

The colour reproduction on this panel is good and the images appear sharp with vivid details.

The ultra-minimal bezels around the screen make it look much bigger than its actual 13.3-inch size.

Miscellaneous

Asus usually don’t skimp on ports.

Moreover, they are known for providing USB C ports even on low-cost entry-level laptops.

This device comes with one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, a USB – C port, an HDMI port as well as an SD card reader slot.

The keyboard on this laptop is very comfortable to type on with decent key travel distance.

The keys are backlit and will help you type or navigate around at night easily.

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 13 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.

Verdict

The Asus Zenbook 13 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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Compact and lightweight

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Elegant design

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Powerful hardware

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Downward firing speakers

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5- 8265U
GraphicsIntel Integrated UHD 620
Battery backupUP to 10 Hours
Display13.3 inch Full HD nanoedge Display

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 on board 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
HDD1 TB
RAM8GB DDR4
SSD128 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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