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

by | Nov 13, 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 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 GL65Honorable 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
Internal Memory
RAM8 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
Graphics4 GB 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

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

 

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
SSD 512 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i5- 8265U
GraphicsIntel Integrated UHD 620
Battery backupUP to 10 Hours
Display13.3 inch Full HD nanoedge Display

5. MSI GL65

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Honorable Mention
  • Powerful CPU + GPU combination
  • The perfect laptop for gamers
  • Excellent thermal management

MSI used to be a budget, peripheral supplier. Not anymore. The company has been rapidly releasing high-end gaming as well as performance laptops into the market for a while now.

The MSI GL65is the latest addition to this lineup that bolsters the companies role in performance laptop segment.

Display

The MSI GL65 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This display has a high refresh rate of 120Hz. Usual laptop displays come with 60Hz panels that aren’t bad at all.

But having to deal with videos at all time, editing and playing back – having a display with higher refresh rate helps.

Smoother video playback ensures your eyes are stressed out watching the screen for a long amount of time.

The videos you shot will feel buttery smooth, and the playback experience will be worth the price you’ve paid for the laptop.

Processor and Performance

Inside this beast is the powerful Intel Core i7 9750H.

This powerful quad-core processor is coupled with a whopping 4GB Nvidia DDR5 GTX 1650 to squeeze out the maximum juice while editing and rendering your videos.

The 512GB SSD will load your apps faster and will increase the rendering speeds significantly.

Thermal Control

High-performance laptops are susceptible to heating – no wonder, thanks to their heavy-duty internals.

This overheating might lead to throttling and may result in frame drops and stutters.

MSI has introduced the cooler boost technology by which the dual fans spin like crazy to bring the temperature under control.

This works well at the cost of slightly increased noise levels.

Negatives

Is this laptop perfect?

No.

It has got some quirks that might bother you. The sound output from those speakers is average.

Even though there is a lot of room for upgrading the internals, accessibility is a bit of an issue. Other than that the MSI GL65 is worth spending your hard-earned money.

Verdict

If you’re a professional video editor and want a serious rig to edit that 4K footage, the MSI GL65 does just that in style.

The processor inside is powerful enough to run modern games and resource-intensive apps effortlessly.

The SSD inside also helps a lot when it comes to the loading times of video editing apps such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

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120Hz display

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Powerful Intel H series processor
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4GB DDR5 GTX 1650 GPU

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Average sound output from speakers

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
HDD
RAM8GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
ProcessorIntel Core i7 9750H
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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