Best Laptops for Video Editing (September 2020)

by | Sep 17, 2020

Content creation is an art that can communicate with the audience at a deeper level. Filming interesting stuff is just as important as presenting the filmed stuff interestingly to the viewers.

Most of the content creators travel extensively to shoot these cherishing moments on the frame and would like to edit these on the go.

What’s the catch?

The need to have a powerful laptop to run those apps that would do the trick. In this article, we shortlist for you, the nine best laptops in India that people can purchase to enhance their video production capabilities.

If you want to read reviews on any particular price range, please check out our articles on Best Laptops under different budgets here.

Best Laptops for Video Editing

1. Apple MacBook ProOverall Best Pick
2. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14Runner-Up Pick
3. MSI GF63 Feature-Rich Laptop
4. Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3Value for Money Laptop
5. HP Pavilion 15Best Performance Laptop
6. Lenovo Ideapad S540Best Budget Laptop
7. Acer Aspire 7Best Multitasking Laptop
8. Mi Notebook HorizonBest Budget Ultrabook
9. Asus TUF Gaming A15Honourable Mention

 

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1. Apple MacBook Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • Flagship grade performance
  • Excellent battery Life
  • High-resolution FHD display

The MacBook from Apple should be one of the very first choices for any professional video editors.

The Apple MacBook Pro powered by the powerful Intel flagship-grade ninth-generation processor delivers possibly the best hardware and software optimized performance in the entire laptop industry.

Design and Build Quality

The Apple Macbook Pro weighs 2Kg which is a bit heavier compared to some other MacBooks, but given the 16-inch form factor and capable hardware inside, this is a very much acceptable number.

Just like any other Apple MacBook, this one comes with an aluminium alloy chassis which imparts a premium feel and exudes a sense of invincible durability.

Speaking of the screen lid, it has a matte finish with a shiny Apple logo in the centre. The lid feels smooth and the crafted finish is quite good at hiding fingerprints and smudges.

The magic touch bar display on the C deck provides content-aware shortcuts according to the app that is currently running which will prove very useful while editing videos.

The robust hinge mechanism and the uniform weight distribution of this premium laptop allow for one-hand opening and closing, which is, to be honest, an oddly satisfying experience.

Connectivity Features:

The Apple MacBook Pro features the following I/O ports:

4 x Thunderbolt 3
3.5mm combo audio jack

The thunderbolt ports can be used as a display port and data-transfer with suitable adapters.

Processor and Performance

This premium productivity machine from Apple is powered by the Intel i7 9th generation hexa-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.6GHz that can turbo boost up to 4.5GHz under extreme loads.

The onboard 16GB DDR4 RAM makes sure that you won’t have any trouble with multitasking.

Thanks to the super-fast 512GB SSD inside, the apps load faster, the data transfer speeds are significantly quicker and the overall performance of the laptop is vastly improved.

If you want more power and speed, Apple lets you upgrade the RAM and storage according to your preferences. Even if this costs a lot of money, if you are hell-bent on squeezing out the last bit of performance from this laptop, it does reward you well.

The 4GB DDR6 AMD Radeon Pro 5300M dedicated graphics card works well in tandem with the processor to deliver the best possible graphics performance in this segment.

Rendering videos, adding graphics, working with after effects – all seem buttery smooth with this powerful CPU+GPU combination.

Display

The Apple MacBook Pro features a 16-inch quad HD LED-backlit IPS Retina display with a resolution of 3072 x 1920 pixels.

This panel has a peak brightness of 500 nits, which is almost double than some of the competing Windows laptops and yes the display is good for both indoors as well as outdoor usage.

With the famed Apple true tone technology, the colours on this display look natural and vivid, which will immensely help a video editor looking to colour grade his footage to perfection.

Thanks to the IPS technology, viewing from the sides isn’t an issue and there are no noticeable colour shifts whatsoever.

Miscellaneous

The Apple MacBook Pro comes pre-installed with Mac OS Catalina.

The magic keyboard on this laptop has adequately spaced keys with good tactile feedback,

The trackpad is big and extremely responsive, the designers from Apple have also managed to provide sufficient space for palm rest.

The webcam on the front of this laptop delivers excellent quality visuals and is apt for conducting video meetings and general chit-chats.

Battery Life

The monster battery life of the Apple MacBook is a primary reason why many working professionals are attracted to it.

It has a 100Wh lithium battery which gives almost 9-10 hours of battery life on everyday usage with moderate brightness.

When you do resource-intensive tasks like video editing, expect the battery to drain within 4-5 hours.

The bundled 96W universal Type-C power adapter juices up the battery from 0-100 per cent pretty quick.

Verdict

The Apple MacBook Pro is just a no-brainer productivity machine that accomplishes lots of work with its powerful six-core Intel processor and dedicated AMD GPU.

The price might seem high for most customers, but if you want a durable, future proof workhorse laptop, there is no better choice other than an Apple laptop.

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Well optimized hardware and software

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Robust build quality

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Guaranteed software updates and support

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Expensive

 Specifications

Operating SystemMac OS Catalina
RAM16 GB DDR4
SSD512GB
HDD
CPUIntel i7 9th generation
GPUAMD Radeon Pro 5300M
Display16-inch QHD LED-backlit IPS Retina display
Battery LifeUp to 10 Hours

2. Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful CPU+GPU combination
  • Robust build quality
  • Superfast 1TB SSD

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is designed to be an ultrabook capable of hardcore gaming.

Weighing just 1.6Kg, this laptop has surprisingly robust hardware inside capable of extreme gaming and productivity tasks such as video editing and graphics designing.

Design and Build Quality

The robust magnesium alloy build of the laptop feels very light in the hand and it is quite evident from its weight – just 1.6Kg. We were surprised at first but it is what it is.

The display lid has perforated holes on it which are done with the help of CNC machine and the high-priced variants of this laptop come with an anime matrix LED in these holes that doubles up as a secondary information display.

Well, this one doesn’t have that anime matrix but trust us, you don’t need it anyway.

The ergo lift hinge pushes up the deck and makes a comfortable angle for better typing and media consumption while sitting.

The side and rear vents for the airflow are spacious enough and the dual-fan system inside this laptop successfully keeps the internal temperature under check.

Connectivity Features:

The Asus ROG Zephyros G14 features the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.2
1 x Type-C
1 x Type-C (for power delivery, display port, G-sync support)
1 x HDMI port
3.5mm combo audio jack

The proprietary charging port is also present but the Type-C port can also be used for fast charging.

Processor and Performance

This laptop is powered by the latest fourth-generation AMD Ryzen 5 – 4600H hexa-core processor clocked at 3GHz.

With six separate cores at your disposal, this Asus laptop never breaks a sweat be it with everyday usage or with resource-intensive tasks such as gaming or video editing.

The 8GB DDR4 RAM inside handles multitasking without any hiccups. You can even expand the RAM up to 24GB to make this laptop a performance monster.

If you are a serious gamer or a video editor, you will want to expand the RAM as it does greatly help with the performance.

The laptop features a 4GB GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650Ti dedicated graphics card which will run all the modern gaming titles and software just fine.

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 has a 1TB SSD storage capacity, which performs much better and faster than a conventional HDD. Thanks to the SSD, this laptop boots up in second, apps load faster and the overall performance feels buttery smooth.

Display

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 features a 14-inch 120Hz Full HD IPS display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The Pantone validated panel has 100% of sRGB colour gamut, which means you’ll get a beautifully vivid, colour accurate display to work with.

The high refresh rate of the display will come handy while gaming and watching media. The smooth transitions and the jitter-free media experience is sure to amaze you.

This display has thin bezels on the sides and an 85% screen to body ratio which gives an immersive wide view experience.

Miscellaneous

The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home OS.

The backlit keyboard of this laptop is easy to work within dimly lit environments. The keys have tactile feedback and are good for gaming and typing.

The touchpad on this laptop is precise and captures all finger movements accurately to provide precise gesture actions.

This laptop has two bottom-firing speakers and two forward-firing speakers, the audio is loud and clear.

Battery Life

This laptop from Asus is powered by a 4-cell 76Wh lithium battery. This machine lasts around up to 6 hours on average with a single full charge at medium display brightness.

The bundled 65W brick charger juices up the battery within two hours.

The battery does drain faster while playing AAA titles game, using heavy software such as Adobe premiere pro, filmora 9, or photoshop.

Verdict

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is a feature-packed Windows 10 laptop that is surprisingly lightweight considering the powerful internal hardware.

The latest fourth-gen AMD Ryzen processor along with the powerful Ti grade GTX series GPU from Nvidia delivers exceptional gaming as well as productivity performance worth its asking price.

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120Hz Full HD display

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Lightweight at just 1.6Kg

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Decent battery life

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No RJ-45 LAN port

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDR4
SSD1TB
HDD
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 – 4600HS
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Display14-inch 120Hz FHD IPS Display
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

3. MSI GF63

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Feature-Rich Laptop
  • Efficient thermal controls
  • Powerful processor and GPU
  • Decent FHD display

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 is the company’s ‘premium budget’ performance-oriented laptop currently on sale in India under Rs.8,000.

Design and Build Quality

The MSI GF63 9SC shows its might, not only in performance but also in its build quality.

The superior quality plastic 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.

Connectivity Features:

The MSI GF63 features the following I/O ports:

3 x USB 3.2
1 x Type-C
HDMI port
RJ-45 LAN port
3.5mm audio jack and microphone jack

Processor and Performance

This laptop runs the show with a tenth-generation Intel Core i5 10300H processor clocked at 2.5GHz with a maximum turbo boost frequency up to 4.5GHz.

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 DDR6 NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650Ti Max Q GPU.

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

In terms of storage, this laptop comes with a 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

The dual speakers on this device sound louder than some of its counterparts. Even though the lack of bass is quite understandable, there are no noticeable distortions even at high volume levels.

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 GF63 is a premium budget performance laptop priced just under Rs.85,000.

If you’re tight on budget but aren’t ready to compromise on power, this is the right choice for you at present in the Indian market.

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Comfortable backlit keyboard

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Built-in dual speakers

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Dual antenna Wi-Fi

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Thick bezels around the display

 Specifications

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

4. Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

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Value for Money Laptop
  • 4th generation AMD Ryzen 5 processor
  • Powerful Nvidia GTX 1650Ti GPU
  • Comfortable backlit keyboard

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is a value for money laptop priced conveniently under Rs.70,000 featuring powerful internals capable of delivering exceptional computing performance.

The Ideapad gaming 3 laptop is not just a gaming laptop but can be used as an everyday laptop for school and office uses – thanks to the moderate industrial design.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3 is made from plastic materials. The quality of the construction feels nice and durable for the asking price.

The chamfered edges on the lid at both sides and the matte finish all over the chassis provides a soft and premium feeling in hand.

The fan inside this laptop does sound a bit loud under heavy loads. Weighing at 2.2Kg, this laptop is just 100g lighter than the Asus TUF A15.

Connectivity Features:

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 features the following I/O ports:

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

Processor and Performance

This laptop is powered by the fourth generation AMD Ryzen 5 – 4600H hexa-core processor with a base clock speed of 3GHz.

Lenovo has also included a dedicated 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650Ti GPU which shares the load of CPU when it comes to graphics processing.

The faster 3200MHz 8GB DDR4 RAM onboard makes multitasking easier and delivers smooth computing performance.

You can upgrade the RAM up to 16GB if you feel the need for more power.

The Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3 features a 256GB SSD for OS and a 1TB of HDD storage for storing your offline files.

Display

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 comes with a 15.6-inch full HD IPS LED-backlit anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The colours turn out to be vivid and punchy, and the texts and visuals appear sharp and detailed as well.

Thanks to the IPS technology, viewing from an angle up to 170 degrees the image on the display has no noticeable colour shifts.

This panel has a maximum brightness of 250 nits which is not the best in the segment by any means, but quite adequate for indoor usage.

The thin and minimal bezels around the display and 16:9 aspect ratio offer an immersive wide view media consumption experience.

Miscellaneous

This laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home.

The blue-backlit keyboard looks amazing in dimly-lit environments and the sufficiently spaced keys with good tactile feedback ensure a pleasant typing experience.

The trackpad on the deck comes with Windows precision driver support and the gesture actions feel very fluid and accurate.

The integrated webcam on this laptop works fine in well-lit conditions and can be used for the likes of online classes, video conferencing etc.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3 laptop is powered by a 45Wh Li-ion battery which is rated to last for 4-5 hours of normal usage.

Lenovo has also included a 135W fast charger in the box to juice up the battery fairly quickly.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3 is a feature-packed premium mid-range laptop with a powerful processor and a best in class dedicated GPU.

If you are looking for a budget champion laptop for gaming or video editing, it’s well worth checking out this laptop.

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Genuine Windows 10 Home OS

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Trackpad with windows precision driver

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SSD + HDD storage

 

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Average battery life

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8GB DDDR4
SSD256 GB
HDD1 TB
CPUIntel i5 9th generation – 9300H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS LED-backlit anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 4-5 Hours

5. HP Pavilion 15

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Best Performance Laptop
  • Excellent quality display
  • Dedicated Nvidia GTX series GPU
  • Powerful quad-core Intel processor

HP was reluctant at first to enter the performance laptop market in India and concentrated only in the budget and premium mid-range segment.

The all-new Pavilion series is the revamped performance-oriented laptops from HP targeting the young audience in the country looking for a powerful computing laptop.

Build Quality and Design

The new HP Pavilion 15 has an aggressive design stance and unconventional form factor which might not appeal to everyone.

This is indeed a gaming laptop and features gaming-centric design choices to improve the overall performance of the machine.

The wide 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 and brushed metal finish.

The cooling vents are located at the backside with the fans facing downwards and are adequately large enough to bring down the internal temperature from peaking at intensive workloads.

Connectivity Features:

This HP Pavilion 15 features the following I/O ports:

3 x USB 3.1
1 x Type-C
HDMI port
RJ-45 LAN port
MicroSD card reader

Processor and Performance

Inside the beautifully crafted chassis is a ninth-generation Intel i5 9300Hprocessor which is one of the best budget 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.

The all-new 4GB GDDR5 Nvidia GTX 1650i performs better than most other GPUs currently in the market when it comes to gaming performance in its price segment.

With this laptop, you’ll be able to play almost every game and do video editing for 4K videos.

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

The 512GB primary SSD storage makes the device boot up faster and app loading times are reduced significantly.

The inclusion of an SSD also reduces rendering times when it comes to processing video editing content.

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 violet-coloured 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.

Battery life

With a 3-cell 53Wh Li-ion integrated battery inside, the HP Pavilion 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 15 is a great performance oriented laptop that can double up as a capable media consumption device.

With the abundance of hardware features and an SSD at a couple of thousand rupees then 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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Aggressive design

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Premium build quality

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Robust hinge mechanism

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Bulky

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8GB DDR4
SSD512 GB
HDD
CPUIntel i5 9th generation – 9300H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare Display
Battery Life15.6-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare Display

6. Lenovo Ideapad S540

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Best Budget Laptop
  • Vivid and punch FHD display
  • Biometric fingerprint scanner
  • Hybrid storage SSD+HDD

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is an excellent productivity-oriented laptop that is versatile enough to be used as a daily driver for casual usage and capable enough to let you do productivity tasks such as content creation.

Priced under Rs.70,000, the Lenovo Ideapad S540 is a well-built machine with decent enough internals worth taking a look at.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo Ideapad S540 features a metal body chassis that weighs nearly .8Kg. The sleek and compact design makes it easier to carry this laptop along with you in the bags or backpacks without any issues.

The sturdy finish on the lid with a small logo text aside on it adds to the premium feel of this machine in hand.

The hinges of this laptop appear to be very robust which is evident with the feels when the lid is opened and closed.

Additionally, the hinges are strong enough to prevent wobble; so you can do your work freely under the ceiling fan without the display vibrating too much.

The rubber pads on the bottom stick the machine on a flat surface and also provides extra room for the exhaust air to escape the internal structure.

Connectivity Features:

The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 features the following I/O ports:

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

Processor and Performance

This laptop is powered by an Intel i5 10th generation quad-core processor with the base clock speed of 1.6 GHz and turbo boost up to 4.2 GHz.

The CPU is assisted by a dedicated 2GB Nvidia Geforce MX250 graphics card. This configuration will let you edit full HD videos easily and play some casual and modern games with medium graphics settings.

The Lenovo Ideapad S540 comes with 8GB of onboard RAM but gives you the provision to expand the memory up to 16GB if you feel the need to do so.

Featuring an SSD+HDD combination, the 256GB SSD is used for OS, which will significantly improve the system performance and the ample 1TB HDD can be used to store all your offline files.

Display

The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 has a 15.6-inch full HD IPS anti-glare display with a fine resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This panel has 250 nits of brightness and the balanced contrast ratio provides punchier colours that are a delight for media consumption.

This panel has 86% of the sRGB colour gamut which gives natural colour reproduction, an important factor for video editors looking to colour grade their footage.

Miscellaneous

The keyboard on this Lenovo laptop is a quite decent one with good tactile feedback and key spacing.

The backlit functionality is present and accounted for you to work uninterrupted in the dark.

Lenovo has added a fingerprint scanner to this laptop for security purposes.

Battery Life

The battery on the Lenovo Ideapad S540 lasts around 6 hours on normal usage with moderate brightness levels.

The included 65W AC adapter supports the fast charging and charges the battery up to 80% in one hour.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad S540 is a versatile laptop that can be used for a multitude of applications without any issues.

Be it daily normal usage, academic/office work or creative works, this laptop works well above the expectations to deliver you satisfactory computing experience.

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Thin bezel Full HD panel

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Tenth-generation Intel U series processor

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Fast charging support

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No ethernet port

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDDR4
SSD256 GB
HDD1TB
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 10210U
GPU2GB Nvidia Geforce MX250
Display15.6-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

7. Acer Aspire 7

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Best Multitasking Laptop
  • Powerful CPU+GPU combo
  • Decent battery life
  • Excellent FHD display

Acer Aspire is a popular mid-range series laptop just like the Asus Vivobook lineup covering entry-level to premium mid-range segments.

The Aspire 7 is the top of the line gaming laptop priced under Rs.60,000 featuring a ninth-generation Intel processor and a dedicated Nvidia GPU.

Design and Build Quality

The Aspire 7 is made from high-quality plastic materials with an overall decent fit and finish.

The classy matte finish on the lid with the Acer logo at the centre gives a premium feel and looks to it.

This laptop weighs about 2.15Kg, making it significantly heavier than most of the laptops mentioned here. But since Acer is branding this as a gaming laptop, the weight issue isn’t much of a real issue.

The robust hinge mechanism of the laptop gives smooth opening operation of the lid with a single hand.

The fans inside this laptop can get relatively louder under heavy loads, so we suggest you use an earphone or headphone while gaming for the best audio results.

Connectivity Features:

The Acer Aspire 7 features the following I/O ports:

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

Processor and Performance

The Acer Aspire 7 is powered by an Intel i5 9th generation quad-core processor with the base clock speed of 2.4GHz with the ability to turbo boost up to 4.1GHz.

The onboard 8GB DDR4 RAM is adequate for handling most of the apps and games, but if you feel the need for more memory, it can be easily expanded up to 32GB.

The Acer Aspire 7 comes with a 512GB SSD that boots up the machine in less than a minute and accelerates the app loading time and performance.

The Aspire 7 laptop has the powerful 4GB GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU inside which when combined with the powerful processor, delivers excellent performance not just with gaming but also with regular day to day use and other productivity tasks.

With this GPU, you can play most of the modern games with 60-90 fps on medium to high graphics settings.

Display

The Acer Aspire 7 features a 15.6-inch full HD LED-backlit comfy view display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The display here is well refined and of high quality. The colours look vivid, and the texts appear sharp and clear.

The brightness level is suitable for indoor and adequate for outdoors.

Overall the display is very much suited for media consumption and gaming.

Miscellaneous

The Acer Aspire 7 comes pre-installed Windows 10 Home OS. The backlit keyboard gives the flexibility of working in dark rooms.

The keys have good click response and are well spaced to avoid ghost presses. Even though the key travel distance is minimal, this keyboard feels quite decent for typing.

Battery Life

The Acer Aspire 7 is rated to last up to 6 hours on a single charge under normal usage but will burn down in under 3 hours if you choose to game hard.

It depends on what kind of stuff you process on the laptop; the battery life varies.

The battery charging process is also faster, thanks to the high amperage charger bundled with the device.

Verdict

The laptop is a real deal when it comes to gaming and productivity purposes at the same time.

The power processor along with the dedicated GPU makes this laptop a clear winner when it comes to gaming in the sub Rs.60,000 price segment.

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Dedicated Nvidia GPU

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Easy hardware expandability

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Comfortable keyboard

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Noisy fan

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDDR4
SSD512 GB
HDD
CPUIntel i5 9th generation – 9300H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Display15.6-inch Full HD LED comfy view Display
Battery LifeUp to 5-6 Hours

8. Mi Notebook Horizon

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Best Budget Ultrabook
  • Lightweight metal chassis
  • Dedicated Nvidia GPU
  • Powerful tenth gen Intel processor

The Mi Notebook horizon is a lightweight notebook that is easy to portable and it comes with a powerful Intel processor.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi notebook uses a metal chassis for its exterior. The strong metal body is good at hiding fingerprints and reliable as it prevents dents and scratches.

The butter-smooth matte finish texture on the lid gives a premium feel in hand and looks pleasing to the eyes.

The laptop weighs only 1.35Kg. This laptop can be easily carried away on tours. The small size of the laptop requires less space inside the bags to fit.

Its robust hinge mechanism gives a break-free open and close lid operation. The strong hinge holds the lid strong to prevent wobbliness.

For the cooling, the single fan inside the laptop releases the heat through respective vents.

Connectivity Features:

The Mi notebook horizon comes with the following I/O ports:

2 x USB 3.1
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Type-C
HDMI
3.5mm combo audio jack

Processor and Performance

The Mi notebook is powered by a tenth generation Intel i5 U series quad-core processor with the base clock speed of 1.6 GHz.

With the increased load on the CPU, the frequency turbo boosts up to 4.2 GHz.

The laptop has soldered 8GB of DDR4 RAM onboard that does almost every task we throw at it with ease.

The 512GB SSD inside boots up the laptop in less than 10 seconds. The modern SSD delivers fast data transfer speed and it’s a known fact that SSD’s are always better than HDD.

For the GPU, this laptop has a dedicated 2GB Nvidia MX350 graphics which can deal with medium games and basic video editing.

Display

The MI notebook horizon features a 14-inch full HD anti-glare display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The display produces good colours. It is perfect for binge-watching movies and TV shows, playing video games, and editing.

The sufficient brightness level of the laptop is good for indoor use. Also, the contrast ratio is well balanced to deliver deep blacks and punchy colours.

Miscellaneous

The tactile keyboard of the laptop has 1.3mm of spacing which is great for travel bloggers who used to type a lot.

The symmetrical position trackpad supports multi-finger gestures and delivers quick response on clicks, swipes, and taps.

The MI notebook horizon does not have a front built-in camera. Instead, the company gives you a separately 720p webcam that can be used with USB support.

The stereo speakers inside the laptop give a good audio output when used indoors.

Battery Life

This laptop is powered by a 46Wh lithium-polymer battery which provides about 6 hours of screen on time in a single charge.

Thanks to the bundled 65W AC adapter, this laptop gets juiced up from zero to hundred pretty fast.

Verdict

The MI notebook horizon is an ultrabook that will be your perfect companion in your trips to stay connected in style.

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Dedicated 720p webcam inside the box

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Thin bezel Full HD display

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Faster 512GB SSD

Q

No keyboard backlighting

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDDR4
SSD512 GB
HDD
CPUIntel i5 10th generation – 10210U
GPU2 GB Nvidia Geforce MX350
Display14-inch Full HD anti-glare Display
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

9. Asus TUF Gaming A15

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Honourable Mention
  • 144Hz refresh rate Full HD display
  • Hybrid storage SSD+HDD
  • Powerful CPU and GPU

The TUF series performance-oriented laptops from Asus provides value for money hardware and performance under an affordable budget.

The A15 laptop from Asus is an entry-level TUF series machine priced well under Rs.80,000 featuring the latest fourth-generation Ryzen processor from AMD.

Design and Build Quality

The Asus TUF A15 has a unique chassis design compared to most other laptops in its segment.

The honeycomb vents design on the rear side not just looks premium but works well for efficient heat dissipation as well.

The TUF A15 laptop uses high-quality plastic materials for the chassis construction and the brushed finish on them is very attractive to look at.

Weighing at just 2.3Kg, the TUF A15 is indeed a heavy laptop compared to the likes of MSI GF63 and Asus Rog Zephyrus G14.

Connectivity Features:

The Asus TUF gaming A15 features the following I/O ports:

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

Processor and Performance

This laptop is powered by the latest and greatest fourth-generation AMD Ryzen 7 – 4800H octa-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.9GHz.

This processor has a maximum variable clock speed of 4.2GHz making it equally power efficient and fast.

Asus has included a 4GB GDDR6 Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU in this laptop to assist the processor in graphics handling.

The 8GB DDR4 onboard RAM runs at 3200MHz and performs well in terms of everyday usage and multitasking.

If you wish to have more power at your disposal, there are provisions to expand the memory up to 32GB.

The Asus TUF A15 has SSD+HDD combination storage where the 1TB HDD can be used to store all your offline files and the 256GB SSD can be utilized for the OS and few important apps.

Display

The Asus TUF Gaming A15 features a 15.6-inch 144Hz Full HD LED-backlit IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This panel has thin bezels from the side which adds to the immersive media consumption experience. This is an IPS panel, so the viewing angles are really good.

This is a 144Hz high refresh rate display, suitable for gaming and media consumption.

The brightness level of this panel is adequate for indoor use but fares average when used outdoors.

Miscellaneous

The Aura RGB backlit keyboard is one of the highlights of the ASUS TUF A15 laptop. It is comfortable for typing and playing games alike.

The trackpad has gesture support and the actions are registered accurately without any fail.

Battery Life

This laptop is powered by a 3-cell 48Wh lithium battery which lasts up to 6 hours on moderate usage.

The 150 W power brick that’s bundled with the laptop juices up this battery from zero to hundred in under two hours.

Verdict

The Asus TUF A15 laptop is a wise choice for someone looking for a performance-oriented laptop with a high refresh rate display and powerful internals for performance computing purposes.

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Decent build quality

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Elegant honeycomb vent design

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Efficient thermal control

Q

Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemWindows 10
RAM8 GB DDDR4
SSD256 GB
HDD1TB
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 – 4800H
GPU4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Display15.6-inch 144Hz Full HD LED-backlit IPS Display
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

There are a lot of other laptops for video creators and Youtubers that deserve a mention in this article.

But as we have to pick nine among the bunch, we were forced to leave them behind. If you’re interested to read more about them, here is the link to our comprehensive buying guide.

As always, thank you for reading and have a great day!

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