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

by | Mar 14, 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 TUF FX504 Overall Best Pick
2. MSI GL63 Runner-up pick
3. Asus Zenbook 14  Best Travel Laptop
4. Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Best 2-in-1 Laptop
5. HP Pavilion 15 Honorable Mention

1. Asus TUF FX504

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Overall Best Pick
  • Powerful Core i7-8750H processor
  • 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 FX504 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 FX504 has an industrial design consisting of 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 red 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 FX504 comes with a great design supported by the solid build quality.

Processor and Performance

This machine features an Intel Core i7 8750H processor. What does it mean for you? Smooth multitasking and gaming without any lags or stutters.

Is it better than an Intel Core i7 7700HQ?

Yes.

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.

Asus has provided a 128GB SSD drive on top of the 1TB hybrid SSHD with this premium laptop. This elevates the performance of this laptop to the next level.

Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) combines the advantages of an SSD with the affordability of a conventional HDD for better 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.

This is a 120Hz panel which delivers butter smooth frames be it while watching movies or playing games on this premium laptop.

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.

The Asus TUF FX504 comes with three USB 3.1 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, HDMI and an SD card reader slot.

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 FX504 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 System Windows 10 Home
HDD 1 TB
RAM 8 GB DDR4
SSD 128 GB
Processor Core i7- 8750H
Graphics 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050Ti
Battery backup Up to 4 Hours
Display 15.6 inch Full HD LED Backlit IPS

 

2. MSI GL63

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Excellent performance laptop
  • Excellent for casual editing and gaming
  • HDD + SSD combo storage

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

The GL63 is the company’s ‘premium budget’ performance-oriented laptop currently on sale in India under Rs.80,000.

Design and Build Quality

The MSI GL63 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.

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.

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 8300H processor clocked at 2.3GHz 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 Ti 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 a super fast and reliable 128GB SSD for storing files related to the OS aiding in faster boot times.

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

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 GL63 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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Powerful Processor

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Heavy and Bulky

 Specifications

Operating System Windows 10 Home
Internal Memory 1TB
RAM 8 GB DDR4
SSD 128 GB
Processor  Intel Core i5-8300H
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
Battery Backup 3-4 Hours
Display 15.6-inch Full HD IPS

3. Asus Zenbook 14

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Best Travel Laptop
  • Elegant design
  • Nano edge bezel-less display
  • Fast charging support

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

Asus Zenbook 14 is one of the premium budget ultrabook offerings from Asus powered by Intel’s latest 8th generation processor.

Design and Build quality

The Zenbook 14 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 14 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 256GB SSD which makes this ultrabook run quieter and faster.

Display

This device has a 14-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 14-inch size.

Miscellaneous

Asus usually don’t skimp on ports.

Moreover, they are known for providing USB C ports even on their 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

The Zenbook 14 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.

Conclusion

The Asus Zenbook 14 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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Great display

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128GB SSD

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Good keyboard

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Downward firing speakers

 Specifications

Operating System Windows 10 Home
HDD  –
RAM 8GB DDR4
SSD 256 GB
Processor Intel Core i5- 8265U
Graphics Intel Integrated UHD 620
Battery backup Up to 6 Hours
Display 14 inch fullHD LED display

 

4. Dell Inspiron 13 7000

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Best 2-in-1 Laptop
  • Touch screen display
  • 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 13 7000 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 13 7000, 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.

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

Processor and Performance

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 comes loaded with an eighth generation Intel Core i5 8250U 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.

Display

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 comes with a smaller 13.3-inch widescreen touch display which has good brightness and contrast levels.

However, we do felt that 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 touch responsiveness of this display is very good and thanks to the foldable design, it doubles up as a powerful tablet of sorts as well.

Miscellaneous

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

This laptop comes loaded with a 256GB SSD which makes the device significantly faster and quieter in operation.
Near instantaneous app load times will be a delight worth enjoying at this price point.

Battery Life

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is powered 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 13 7000 is a great 2-in-1 laptop which can be used as a full sized laptop as well in the tablet mode for entertainment purposes.

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

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Unique design

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Excellent build quality

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Powerful internals

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No dedicated GPU

 Specifications

Operating System Windows 10 Home
HDD 1TB
RAM 8 GB DDR4 exp. up to 16 GB
SSD 256 GB
Processor Core i5 – 8250U
Graphics Intel integrated UHD 620
Battery backup Up to 5 Hours
Display 13.3 inch Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Touch Display

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 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.

Processor and Performance

Inside the beautifully crafted chassis is an eighth generation Intel Core i7-8550U 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 the 2GB DDR5 Nvidia MX130GPU 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.

Display

The 14-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 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 nation-wide 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 System Windows 10 Home
HDD 1TB
RAM 8 GB DDR4
SSD  –
Processor Core i7 – 8550U
Graphics 2GB DDR3 Nvidia Geforce MX130
Battery backup Up to 6 Hours
Display 14 inch IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit Display

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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